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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 07:32 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 306
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: Replacement Wiper Motor Parts or replacement motor??

I also believe John Holland out in Ohio can fix you up. Someone else will have his number, I seem to have lost it.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 07:20 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 926
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: Smooth Shifting The Model A

Where does CMARC meet? I joined the Northwest CT A's over the summer.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-17-2019, 02:00 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 926
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: Smooth Shifting The Model A

Just keep practicing. I've found it usually takes more throttle than I think, don't be afraid to give it a good rev. If I turn onto a side road I'm usually doing 15-20 and that takes a good rev to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-17-2019, 01:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 421
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: USB charger socket for 6 V system

I made my own from some scavenged parts and a 5V regulator. Works great and it was a fun project. I sealed it all in a little box and mounted it on the firewall.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-17-2019, 01:25 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 926
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: Smooth Shifting The Model A

Excellent write-up! Although, I had a Jeep once that needed to be triple clutched. The master cylinder was bad and you'd have to pump up the clutch before it would shift:D
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-17-2019, 01:19 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,108
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: Biggest scare in a Model A

I often think about that driving my girlfriends Equinox, such poor visibility... The massive A pillars mean you'll probably be okay in a crash but they also mean you won't see the crash coming.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-16-2019, 01:21 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,599
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: Radial Tires

$206 for the American Classic black wall.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-16-2019, 10:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 343
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: Safety first . . .

Reminds me of when I worked on a house renovation and was helping a guy cut a hole in a plaster ceiling with metal lath. The grinder caught and grabbed his shirt. Thankfully it was a heavy shirt...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-15-2019, 05:39 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,108
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: Biggest scare in a Model A

Sadly, I'm sure you're right... defensive driving can only get you so far :(


Had a very close call on the way back from Rochester two weeks ago. On I-90 eastbound in the right lane going 70 and...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-15-2019, 01:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 328
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: Rear spring shackle

You're right, I typed 9/16 and thought 7/16:rolleyes:
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-15-2019, 10:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 328
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: Rear spring shackle

The problem (or maybe not a problem) is that the shackle pin is maybe 7/16" and the bore of the bushing is over 1/2".



I installed those same shackles and was not impressed with the fit of the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-14-2019, 07:36 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 764
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: BackFlushing Radiator and Engine

What I did that made a huge difference, 30CCPU basically said above. First I filled the cooling system with distilled water and added a tab of dishwasher detergent to degrease. Ran it for a couple...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-14-2019, 06:58 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,108
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: Biggest scare in a Model A

They just didn't cut it in my opinion. Bright but unfocused and even with a dedicated ground I would get flickering and occasionally a light would cutout completely. Never had that problem with...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-13-2019, 06:42 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,108
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: Biggest scare in a Model A

Just remembered another. Was driving home from chauffeuring a wedding and decided to turn on the dash light to check my speed. Turned it on and immediately lost all lights and engine... then I...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-13-2019, 10:13 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,108
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: Biggest scare in a Model A

Scariest moment I've had was this past June coming home at night I hit a deer. I had just switched from LED bulbs back to the 50/32s and hadn't readjusted the height of the beam so it was low... if I...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-11-2019, 10:18 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 422
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: Synthetic 680

Previous owner could have put in who knows what. I think a club member may have sold a '30 Pickup recently. PM me and I may know more details.


In any case, I would order a quart of 600W from...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-11-2019, 07:43 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 422
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: Synthetic 680

By all means give it a shot. But, like redmodelt, I haven't had any trouble with the 600W from the vendors. I've been using Brattons with good results. What supplier did you get yours from?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-10-2019, 08:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 222
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: Tail light / Switch Issues

My immediate thought is that you have bad grounds on the passenger side tail light. A quick check would be to run a jumper from the tail light housing to a good ground.



I would be checking the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-09-2019, 06:51 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 609
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: steering stabilizer

Mine will be coming off when I rebuild the front end and steering box over the winter. My front end is on the loose side of acceptable currently and the stabilizer gives me peace of mind.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-08-2019, 09:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 625
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: Gear Tooth Pitting

That gear also has a lot of wear from clashing the teeth. The first gear section on my old cluster had about that much wear. Found a good used one from a club member, they are out there. I wouldn't...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-08-2019, 12:30 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 708
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: Reliability

If the car is running and driving I would first start with steering and brakes. Take it all back to Ford specs or pursue any of the many "upgrade" options. Properly done though, stock brakes and...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-06-2019, 10:03 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 524
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: Trans oil leaking from speedo housing

Transmission takes about half a quart so it'll definitely be looking for a way out if you put in a quart.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-01-2019, 02:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 255
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: Which 2 tooth steering make to use?

If you change the worm and races can you use either box?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-30-2019, 05:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 446
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: Radius rod ball rubber cover mod

Thatís one reason I think a lot of people have bad opinions of the rubber ball. If the radius ball is already worn the rubber wonít fit as tightly and youíll probably still get unwanted movement of...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-29-2019, 07:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,052
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: No nut manifold clamp

Haven't heard of or seen it. Can you post a link?
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