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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-12-2019, 10:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 602
Posted By daveymc29
Re: best way to dry gas tank that is in car

A thought. Try the Alcohol on a rag and rub a small area inside the tank. Does the liner discolor the rag or come right off? If so I would avoid alcohol inside the tank. I you remember where the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-10-2019, 09:45 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,208
Posted By daveymc29
Re: Preferred Speed

I drove a 29 pickup from close to Sf to Portland with an overnight in Coos Bay. The return was inland and straight through, fourteen hours. Speed was usually about 60 mph with a B/W overdrive 36%,...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-10-2019, 07:04 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 860
Posted By daveymc29
Re: Timing puzzle

So Nick, how is the best way to check that? Seems my engine rebuilder put a screw and nut to lock it in the center of the bump ahead of the spring. I haven't messed with that. I would assume that it...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-09-2019, 10:55 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 860
Posted By daveymc29
Re: Timing puzzle

Didn't re-torque the head but did remove distributor, set points to .020 and plugs to .035, retimed to about top dead center and it runs fine. Starts right up and idles smooth slowly and at a fast...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-09-2019, 08:32 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 860
Posted By daveymc29
Re: Timing puzzle

Things have cooled a bit and I had a nap so I'll look into it now and let you know what I find, without burning my tender fingers.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-09-2019, 07:40 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 860
Posted By daveymc29
Re: Timing puzzle

Will check tomorrow. Garage is too hot today to be a pleasant place to work. Besides tomorrow I may have more items to check before I get to pulling stuff apart.
Thanks for the quick response,...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-09-2019, 07:17 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 860
Posted By daveymc29
Timing puzzle

Like the guy said when his horse died, "never did that before." Well I put a timing mark on my pulley to aid in refinding top dead center for timing It also shows me approximately how much advance I...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-05-2019, 11:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 542
Posted By daveymc29
Re: Measuring carrier bearing preload

Are inch pound wrenches reliable these days? One friend was a rad lad engineer and tested all their torque wrenches. He found most quite accurate except for the inch pound ones. They were very...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-05-2019, 11:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 896
Posted By daveymc29
Re: What's wrong in this picture?

Good plan and good luck. You will surely be glad you made the effort to pull the pan and check things out before you drove off into disaster like I would have done had my first A been done up wrong....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-01-2019, 11:09 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,825
Posted By daveymc29
Re: checking timing

Had my new bride hold the plug lead on a Graham Paige Rototiller ONCE, Still around after 60 odd years, won't look at a plug wire and asks no questions about "Why don't you do thus and such?"
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-01-2019, 11:02 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,680
Posted By daveymc29
Re: Nu-rex Timing wrench

Back in my youth I dreamed up a band to go around the distributor cam and took my drawing to a tool maker all hot to get a patent on this "invention" of mine. He looked at it carefully, then pulled...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-25-2019, 10:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 491
Posted By daveymc29
Re: Securing the exhaust better

Vermin had a piece of angle aluminum the was mounted to the transmission on one end and with a U-shaped muffler clamp holding the front of the muffler. That didn't do much but space it out from the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-24-2019, 10:57 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 864
Posted By daveymc29
Re: How much weight in a attached trunk

If I carry extra gasoline I have it out on the running board in a gallon can. I don't smoke anymore so gasoline doesn't worry me as much as it did when everyone smoked and there was a good chance...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-24-2019, 10:24 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 597
Posted By daveymc29
Re: Zenith 2 float level

Werner, RHD is as in the UK where to most of Europeans of the continent the driver is in the wrong place in that the driver is positioned on the right hand side of the vehicle. In the States the cars...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-17-2019, 10:08 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,764
Posted By daveymc29
Re: Harmonic Balancer

Most times when you lose a fan belt can't one just drive on home and replace it there. The thermo cycle should keep the water circulating and with common sense driving you should be okay. On a tour...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-17-2019, 09:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 485
Posted By daveymc29
Re: 33 fordor that was unreliable update

You can lead a horse to drink, but you also can't make him water. My friend felt that having me fix his machine was too much of an imposition. He got sold a bill of goods and thought it would be way...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-16-2019, 07:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 485
Posted By daveymc29
33 fordor that was unreliable update

So thanks for the help and pointers that you folks have so graciously provided. This tale of woe ends with a car that is now being driven at least once a week, on average, and comes to town to join...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-13-2019, 09:18 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 6,468
Posted By daveymc29
Re: Terriable backfiring

My roadster would miss badly when I was on a trip to TX. I had all kinds of help changing gaskets, carbs and distributors. It was so bad I was towed part way and yet we never found the culprit. Then...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-11-2019, 11:02 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,319
Posted By daveymc29
Re: A tragic loss to the Model A hobby, Alex Janke

Very sorry to hear this. He helped me a lot on our trip to TX. Without him and a couple of other guys I may have turned around and come home, but they gave me the will to see it through and I will...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-10-2019, 11:18 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,230
Posted By daveymc29
Re: paypal again

I had several small fraud things on a Chase Card. 2 and 4 cents. When I got hit for 6 bucks I went to the Chase branch near me. Computers were down, "Don't worry, we got your back if it is fraud."...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-10-2019, 10:37 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,387
Posted By daveymc29
Re: Snyders On-Line Ordering

Ever have anyone bad mouth your business on social media? I think I would feel pretty bad if that had happened to me and any of my businesses. I'd be sitting there with a whale of an investment...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-08-2019, 11:28 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,252
Posted By daveymc29
Re: Front axle restoration

I recall 7 degrees. No other number comes to mind and I believe the 7 may be in the red book by Les Andrews. Mine is out on loan or I would check.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-04-2019, 10:23 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,931
Posted By daveymc29
Re: Mikesspeedshop NC-Shock Rebuilder BEWARE

I've been lucky with most everything but shocks. They always worked fine but leaked from day one. Never sent any back to anyone. Always supplied two sets of cores and told the vendor to keep the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-04-2019, 10:09 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,379
Posted By daveymc29
Re: How’s your Shortened pitman arm working?

I have a new one, not welded and it works fine with my rebuilt F100 box. Much better than the 7 tooth I had rebuilt. It still turns lock to lock, so I don't seem to suffer the longer turning radius...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-30-2019, 09:52 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,171
Posted By daveymc29
Re: Tool recommendations for these plugs?

Tie rod Socket or large square drive screw driver. If you manage to round things off to where you cannot get a grip, carefully drill a small hole in the center of the plug. Then enlarge it until you...
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