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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 09:31 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 788
Posted By alexiskai
Re: No comment

The caretaker for that car is a member of this board, I'm sure he's seen this.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 01:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 220
Posted By alexiskai
Re: wireless lower distributor plate

It's worked for me, but only after I installed an automatic spark advance device – in other words, after I stopped rotating the plates in relation to each other. I have a wired type ready to swap in...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 12:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 266
Posted By alexiskai
Re: odd Model A Part???

Looks like it's a speed governor that fits between the carburetor and the intake manifold, allowing you to turn the knob to set the maximum airflow and thus limit the engine's power.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 10:12 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 957
Posted By alexiskai
Re: Why did my axle break?

Don't the V8 guys torque to 200? 100 doesn't seem extreme in that context.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-20-2019, 06:54 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 995
Posted By alexiskai
Re: Help disassembling rear left brake for 1929 Model A

This is the grease that Randy Gross sent me to pack the bearings on his rear brake drums.

https://www.crcindustries.com/products/heavy-duty-drum-brake-wheel-bearing-grease-14-wt-oz-SL3131.html
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-20-2019, 06:48 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 957
Posted By alexiskai
Re: Why did my axle break?

If I want to check the torque on those axle nuts, do I need to remove the wheel or can I just remove the hub cap? May be a stupid question, but I'm having trouble visualizing it.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-18-2019, 10:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 254
Posted By alexiskai
Re: 1931 steering column brace bracket installation in......

See this thread for Tom Endy's solution:
https://www.fordbarn.com/forum/showthread.php?t=101806
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-18-2019, 10:03 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 478
Posted By alexiskai
Re: I need help to overhaul 7-tooth steering

Depends on whether you would be doing the (substantial amount of) machining yourself, paying someone local to do it, or having one of the Model A vendors do it.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-18-2019, 09:50 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 490
Posted By alexiskai
Re: Axel Shims.

I had to put the hubs on and then take them off a couple of times because I had re-packed the bearing with a lot of grease, which squeezed out onto the axle when the bearing slid over the race. Took...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-17-2019, 03:38 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,010
Posted By alexiskai
Re: Smooth Shifting The Model A

Problem is I'm typically going into 3rd at a higher speed than I'm coming out of it. But I appreciate the idea.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-17-2019, 03:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 280
Posted By alexiskai
Re: 1929 sport coupe

A lean to the left side is common, and is thought to be a result of 90 years of asymmetric weight distribution from having a single occupant. Most solutions involve some combination of:

replacing...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-17-2019, 01:53 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,010
Posted By alexiskai
Re: Smooth Shifting The Model A

Could someone go into a little more detail on "blip the throttle twice"? I've been struggling with the downshift, specifically when I need to slow down to make a turn or come to a 4-way stop, and I...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-17-2019, 08:40 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 519
Posted By alexiskai
Re: clean that carb

That's interesting, how would a bad gasket lead to those symptoms?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-16-2019, 08:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 519
Posted By alexiskai
Re: clean that carb

Can you briefly list what cleaning steps you took? I have these two exact problems and I've had guys swear that it's the carb and other guys swear that it's a vacuum leak.

I don't know carbs well,...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-16-2019, 12:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 444
Posted By alexiskai
Re: Head value

I stopped by James Rogers' "Dreamwerks" shop last week, he literally has a pile of stock heads sitting on the shop floor from customers who've upgraded to HC heads. Value on those is probably low...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-15-2019, 03:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 351
Posted By alexiskai
Re: Safety first . . .

Do what I did, set up a Craigslist alert for "vise" and grab a nice used bench vise.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-14-2019, 01:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 497
Posted By alexiskai
Re: Hub puller question

The "Ford AB" lettering must mean "works with the Ford Model A or B." The B would have been out at the time the puller was manufactured.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-14-2019, 10:17 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 497
Posted By alexiskai
Re: Hub puller question

Those numbers didn't turn up anything. You can run the search yourself here, just enter the number with a 0 in front of it ("01867211"):
http://patft.uspto.gov/netahtml/PTO/patimg.htm
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-14-2019, 07:50 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 497
Posted By alexiskai
Re: Hub puller question

The patent number you posted doesn't correspond to any similar device, but if at least the first 4 digits are correct, that would mean this device was patented around 1928-1930 – suggesting it's...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-10-2019, 01:12 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 679
Posted By alexiskai
Re: rumble seat ins & outs

If you install seat belts in the rumble seat then you can put toddler car seats in there. The kids love it.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-09-2019, 10:01 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 659
Posted By alexiskai
Re: 600w leaking out of steering box

I have the 7-tooth type, but what worked for me was to scrap the gasket and instead use RTV silicone gasket maker, keeping the 600W oil. This is a perfect application for a silicone gasket low...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-09-2019, 02:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 487
Posted By alexiskai
Re: model a amp meter

This is a result of some weird setting on the seller's pricing bot. Any product that only has one remaining in stock gets a crazy price. You can see a bunch of them here, these are all from the same...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-09-2019, 02:06 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,524
Posted By alexiskai
Re: What have you found working on your A?

Welding used instead of correct attachment methods, e.g., lug bolts welded to the hub instead of swaged, roller tracks welded to the backing plate instead of riveted.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-09-2019, 08:50 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 679
Posted By alexiskai
Re: rumble seat ins & outs

Check the tightness on the lower step; it can sometimes be a little loose, depending on exactly what type you have. This causes it to rotate when people step on it. There are various fixes; I stuck a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-08-2019, 01:22 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 714
Posted By alexiskai
Re: Reliability

One thing I think people overlook in reliability discussions is that sometimes the most reliable choice is the one that you understand the best, can maintain, have the right tools for, have a spare,...
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