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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 08:16 AM
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Posted By 30 Closed Cab PU
Re: Front Kick Panel Repair

I've had grained leather and vinyl on furniture spot "reconditioned " due to scratches/scuffs at furniture re-upholstery shops. Hard to spot the repairs unless in bright light and really looking for...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-18-2019, 12:31 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,346
Posted By 30 Closed Cab PU
Re: Vintage Precision thermostat housing

Thanks for the info, 1st I've heard of mixing CLR and Vinegar. Seems running anti freeze/redline and using your flush concoction works well.


Am interested, a new Bergs is going on mine, want...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-17-2019, 08:53 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,346
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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-14-2019, 01:47 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,565
Posted By 30 Closed Cab PU
Re: 30w oil

x2 - You did a much better job of describing what I was trying to say.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-14-2019, 01:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 486
Posted By 30 Closed Cab PU
Re: Special electrical charger needed...

x2, I agree.. You are looking for a variable voltage power supply with separate.variable current liming. I have not seen a battery charger that has both of these features.


Perhaps EBay, swap...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-10-2019, 12:35 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,678
Posted By 30 Closed Cab PU
Re: Pronunciations

More info on bubblers


http://whoonew.com/2013/03/why-a-bubbler/
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-10-2019, 11:12 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 396
Posted By 30 Closed Cab PU
Re: Pre Lube Motor

Would not say I am more knowledgeable, but after draining the motor oil, pour a quart of the new oil into the distributor hole to prime the valve area.


Make sure if it has old gas, flush out the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-10-2019, 12:56 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,565
Posted By 30 Closed Cab PU
Re: 30w oil

I do understand the W for a 10W40 multi viscosity oil, 10W is for Winter.


I thought when you are talking about a single oil like the old SAE 30 ford oil, it was called weight. 30 weight, oil...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-09-2019, 10:40 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,406
Posted By 30 Closed Cab PU
Re: Preservation vs Restoration

Do not know why, but am usually drawn to the "imperfect" A's. Guess I like seeing the bumps/bruises, imperfect paint, etc. and wonder how they got that way. And also marvel at how 90 year old,...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-09-2019, 10:01 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,678
Posted By 30 Closed Cab PU
Re: Pronunciations

In Wisconsin, water fountain is pronounced bubbler:D
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-09-2019, 09:57 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 993
Posted By 30 Closed Cab PU
Re: Staying warm in winter

Any idea about what the current draw is?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-09-2019, 09:53 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,565
Posted By 30 Closed Cab PU
Re: 30w oil

My understanding of multi viscosity oil.


10W40 - has the viscosity of a straight 40 weight oil at higher/operating temperatures. Straight 40 weight oil when at low temps is much thicker...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-09-2019, 09:29 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,408
Posted By 30 Closed Cab PU
Re: Radiator decision?

I am purchasing a Bergs, no one has a complaint about them, drop in and it fits. Pressurized means you raise the boiling point, does not mean you are cooling any better, just have the possibility...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-09-2019, 03:17 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 997
Posted By 30 Closed Cab PU
Re: Is fuel bubbling normal

Other tips.
Best to do it in the shade or in the garage in low light, the led pointer is very difficult to see in high light situations.
You can check accuracy by bringing water in a pan to a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-09-2019, 02:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 400
Posted By 30 Closed Cab PU
Re: 1929 AA oil drain on engine

When new did the pans have the inserts, or is the insert a repair insert if the hole is stripped?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-09-2019, 12:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 745
Posted By 30 Closed Cab PU
Re: tires

Purdy is correct, I personally like the look. I suspect a lot of people do not like the look. The Tires I chose from Coker ended up being close to the same circumference as the original factory...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-09-2019, 12:38 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 997
Posted By 30 Closed Cab PU
Re: Is fuel bubbling normal

If you bought an inexpensive IR Temp gun, be aware it may not work by going nuts when the motor is on. Inexpensive ones are sensitive to the Model As electrical noise generated by...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-09-2019, 11:12 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,304
Posted By 30 Closed Cab PU
Re: Best cooling fan for best cooling?

If yet to make a Flush/Backflush tool, here is my home made tool. Rubber Automotive Freeze Plug available from auto parts store. Drilled through the freeze plug undersized hole for garden hose...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-08-2019, 11:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 400
Posted By 30 Closed Cab PU
Re: 1929 AA oil drain on engine

Had this happen to me. The plug fits into a circular threded piece that is brazed/soldered/welded into the oil pan. If the joint breaks, the plug just spins. To fix I dropped the oil pan , emptied...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-08-2019, 05:34 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,304
Posted By 30 Closed Cab PU
Re: Best cooling fan for best cooling?

You may already know the following. Make sure you properly oil/lube the generator and distributor.


If you have the original style distributor with out the drilled distributor shaft a cam nut...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-08-2019, 04:44 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,678
Posted By 30 Closed Cab PU
Re: Pronunciations

"What you talkin about Willis?" :D
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-08-2019, 02:05 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,304
Posted By 30 Closed Cab PU
Re: Best cooling fan for best cooling?

You also mentioned it looked "muddy". If dirty oily/greasy type color you may have grease in the radiator from previous owners over greasing the Water Pump. The grease works it way into the coolant...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-08-2019, 01:54 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,304
Posted By 30 Closed Cab PU
Re: Best cooling fan for best cooling?

I had have/had cooling problems since I got my A running in 2011. Did the vinegar treatment many times including running my A for multiple hours with the vinegar in the A. Did thermocure 3 times,...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-08-2019, 08:26 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,304
Posted By 30 Closed Cab PU
Re: Best cooling fan for best cooling?

If you continue to have cooling problems, if the radiator has a 2 row core, have it re-cored with a 3 row core, or replace the radiator. 2 row cores (unless a Brassworks radiator - OK) are notorious...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-07-2019, 08:20 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,565
Posted By 30 Closed Cab PU
Re: 30w oil

From what I have read, not an expert.


One major reason for using multi grade oil is a large portion of wear occurs during motor warm up until the oil/motor is at operating temperature. Straight...
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