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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-05-2019, 10:43 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,556
Posted By Mike V. Florida
Re: ROTELLA 15W 40 Oil

If you feel you need ZDDP,


"Shell Rotella T which is a conventional (mineral-based) oil that was originally formulated for diesel engines. Rotella T still contains 1,200 parts per million ZDDP,...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-05-2019, 09:13 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,032
Posted By Mike V. Florida
Re: Oil In My Water

Might sound stupid but do you have water in your oil? What did the oil look like when you changed it? Did it look like a chocolate milk shake?


What does the oil look like on your dip stick?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-04-2019, 10:30 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 821
Posted By Mike V. Florida
Re: Engine Oil Analysis

Another reason for x miles or x months which ever comes first.
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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-30-2019, 10:32 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 707
Posted By Mike V. Florida
Re: another project? our gas level gauge inop

Vendors also sell a brass float. https://www.mikes-afordable.com/product/A9313C.html
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-30-2019, 10:17 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,228
Posted By Mike V. Florida
Re: Every 500 Miles!??

We have better oil now with better additives so the 500 mile mark is a little out dated. But them again oil is cheap compared to a new engine.


Nobody will take your car away if you do it 500 or...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-30-2019, 10:11 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,178
Posted By Mike V. Florida
Re: What's the most absurb advice you've received in the old car hobby?

You need to change XYX to more "modern" parts to make the car really drivable.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-28-2019, 10:25 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 707
Posted By Mike V. Florida
Re: another project? our gas level gauge inop

Don't say that! the gas gauge is a simple fix. Replace the float and your done, a couple of hours with the right tools and your on your way.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-28-2019, 10:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 258
Posted By Mike V. Florida
Re: Water pump probably needs rebuild or LEAKLESS.?

If it were me I would get a core from ebay or your favorite place (they can be had cheap) and a rebuild kit. The vendors have "leak less" ones, and rebuild it without rushing. I find it rewarding to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-28-2019, 09:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 603
Posted By Mike V. Florida
Re: Marco's Roadster Colors

Color specialist of not the wife's opinion is always critical.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-28-2019, 09:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 371
Posted By Mike V. Florida
Re: WTB: Driver's seat for '31 Vicky

I'm sorry Jim but I don't have access to my pictures to show the difference in the frames and seats of the two types of seats. Can anyone help him out?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-28-2019, 09:31 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,758
Posted By Mike V. Florida
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-27-2019, 10:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 371
Posted By Mike V. Florida
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-27-2019, 10:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 260
Posted By Mike V. Florida
Re: 1931 Cabriolet Slant Windshield Painting

The welting was sprayed after installation of the tank.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-27-2019, 10:01 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,758
Posted By Mike V. Florida
Re: 1931 model A performance

The sweet spot for my A seemed to be about that.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-26-2019, 10:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 653
Posted By Mike V. Florida
Re: rattle-can touch-up paint

There was a company called tower paint that did it. With any paint you buy in "stock" colors you have to be sure yours is the same "stock" color. check your car against the national clubs color chips...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-26-2019, 10:00 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,002
Posted By Mike V. Florida
Re: What does "All STeel" mean?

To me all steel means no fiberglass parts such as fenders.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-22-2019, 12:23 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 762
Posted By Mike V. Florida
Re: What gets inspected at your club's safety inspection?

We have tuneups and tube steaks. A BBQ when we address follow members concerns and problems. Are you guys not afraid of giving "safety inspections" due to liability? Driver comes and gets your...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-22-2019, 12:18 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 751
Posted By Mike V. Florida
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-19-2019, 10:52 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 646
Posted By Mike V. Florida
Re: Transmission tower shifting forks

I'm wondering it you have removed all of the transmission fork pins that hold the forks to the shaft.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-16-2019, 02:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 311
Posted By Mike V. Florida
Re: 1930 cabriolet wood pieces

The Benson center may have what you need in the way of drawings but I don't think wood drawings in total exist for your car.

You can start on MAFFI and look at the drawing available before you...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-16-2019, 12:12 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 557
Posted By Mike V. Florida
Re: Speedometer

If you feel like attacking it yourself,


http://www.modelahouse.com/tech/speedometer/index.html
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-15-2019, 10:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 365
Posted By Mike V. Florida
Re: Amp gauge

Turn off the engine and turn on the lights. If it show charge then yes your wires are crossed.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-15-2019, 10:00 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 4,051
Posted By Mike V. Florida
Re: babbit tolerance? .000?

Here is a website that sells the stuff used in bearing and low and behold they use the term Babbitt throughout the site. Why are they not sued?


http://www.uamet.com/abc.htm


Another

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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-15-2019, 04:20 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 752
Posted By Mike V. Florida
Re: Body Interior Variation

As for "how do we explain variable configurations that absolutely appear original." Anything could have happened over the life of the car. Anything is possible for the right amount of money. What I...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-15-2019, 04:07 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 752
Posted By Mike V. Florida
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