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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 07:39 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 937
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: Teflon EZ Steer Kit what do you think?

I was at A&L today and asked Allen about the teflon seats. He says he wouldn't recommend them and that he's heard too many stories of them wearing out very quickly. It made me rethink using the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-18-2020, 10:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 341
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: Main and rod bearing adjustment ?

I don't think you'd be out of line dropping the pan and checking the bearing clearances. Worst that can happen is that you find out they are all still within spec, 13000 isn't all that many miles....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-18-2020, 10:48 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 803
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: Preferred Vendor for parts?

I know from experience that A&L, Bert's, Bratton's and Snyder's all have excellent customer service.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-18-2020, 10:45 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 183
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: A and L contact information.

196 Main St, New Hartford, CT 06057
(860) 693-0112
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-16-2020, 09:27 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 314
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: High carbon on valves

My first thought was the engine is running too cool now and that is causing the carbon buildup but since you're in Florida I doubt that's the case. How long since you examined the carbon on the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-14-2020, 12:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 512
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: 1931 USA made brake light switch issues.

I believe A&L is the maker of that switch. I'd give them a call on Monday and see what they say. Probably just a fluke. They make very high quality products but there are only a couple people working...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-13-2020, 08:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 247
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: Loctite for pressure plate finger adjusting nuts

There is also a green version that will wick into the threads after you get it adjusted right. I think it's the same strength as the red.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-13-2020, 01:23 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 928
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: Nice Gasoline Filter

I was thinking the same thing. Maybe Werner was referring to copper-nickle line? That stuff doesn't work harden like straight copper and it bends beautifully.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-13-2020, 12:17 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 557
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: Half of a cotter pin in oil pan?

Better to drop the pan now rather than after that rod nut backs off.


Surprising it found it's way past the dipper tray, lucky. I'd change all the cotter pins while you're in there.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-13-2020, 10:47 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 628
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: New to the forum and questions (lot!)

Trying to help where I can:
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-13-2020, 10:32 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 937
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: Teflon EZ Steer Kit what do you think?

You will need the correct plugs to use those inserts though. Can't use the stock ones.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-13-2020, 07:58 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 937
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: Teflon EZ Steer Kit what do you think?

https://www.mikes-afordable.com/product/A3305M.html


Here they are about $20 cheaper. Says they are longer wearing compared to the other teflon seats. I am planning to use the regular teflon when...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-07-2020, 11:59 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 717
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: Model A gas tank cleaning

If I remember right, you wanted to get this truck up and running as quick as possible. I wouldn't pull the tank in that case. If there really hasn't been any gas in it for 50+ years I would vacuum...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-07-2020, 11:49 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,045
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: Steering Column Bracket

That makes sense since the Fordors used a different cowl.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-05-2020, 11:25 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 437
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: Points Cam ?

Interesting that they kept the A cam available after the B cam was introduced.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-05-2020, 09:41 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,573
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: Fuel Tank Purchase

There have been a few people that have had good luck filling the tank with Rust911 or Evaporust. As long as your tank hasn't been sealed previously and the sealer is failing or it leaks, you could do...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-05-2020, 07:52 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 914
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: Paint situation

12k seems like a fair middle of the road price for a paint job these days. My grandparents paid 9k back in 2007 and the car still looks pretty decent but it's becoming more and more apparent that...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-03-2020, 07:46 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,620
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: Removed engine; some improvements?

http://www.fordgarage.com/pages/1948kolnLKWparts.htm


There are other links at the bottom of that page with more info as well.



The G28T was essentially an improved Model B engine but with...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-02-2020, 06:30 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,620
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: Removed engine; some improvements?

I never thought of that. A G28T would be a huge improvement. Wonder how easy one would be to find?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-01-2020, 06:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,113
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: Sea-Foam

The MSDS for Seafoam doesn't tell much but it is some blend of hydrocarbons. Usually runs about $5-$10 for a pint bottle.



MMO I think is mostly naptha with eleven secret herbs and spices and...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-01-2020, 11:34 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,113
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: Sea-Foam

Correct. The only times I've used it in the crankcase is the first couple oil changes after I bought a high mileage used car. I figure it's good practice in case the previous owner didn't keep up on...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-31-2020, 09:15 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 917
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: Bearing fit ... engine oil gravity feed

I'm not an engine builder but I am a mechanical engineer so if Herm or anyone else with experience corrects me I will yield but 75ft-lb just to turn the crank seems like way too much. Maybe on a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-31-2020, 09:01 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,132
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: loping engine?

Gunk in the carb? A couple months could be enough for the ethanol gas to go bad and do god knows what inside the carb. Might try putting a can of seafoam in the gas and driving it for a while to see...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-31-2020, 07:45 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,243
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: I need help to overhaul 7-tooth steering

Werner, what oil did you use that had the high MoS2 content? MoS2 would do wonders in these steering boxes.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-31-2020, 06:37 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 695
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: Cold Weather Shifting

Glad I could help! :cool:
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