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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 11:08 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 567
Posted By GPierce
Re: runs rough after head gasket replaced

Actually for airplane engines we use 80 psi on the high side. The low side pressure desired is subjective depending on where you are losing pressure. 70 psi or greater on the low is what you want to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 10:22 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 189
Posted By GPierce
Re: Tweaking Toe-In

I discovered my toe-in was 7/16” when I noticed front tire wear was leaving a feathered edge, little ribs on one side of the tire next to the grooves. That’s a clear sign of excessive toe-in. I had...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-27-2021, 04:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,357
Posted By GPierce
Re: Well I found my issue from my last post

Changing a timing gear in the Hotel Parking lot, North Conway Grand Hotel during the Mount Washington New Hampshire MAFCA tour, June 2021.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-10-2021, 10:59 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,222
Posted By GPierce
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-09-2021, 05:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,397
Posted By GPierce
Re: Starter Stuck

Post 1. He pulled the starter and bench tested it.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-02-2021, 07:49 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 949
Posted By GPierce
Re: Pinion Bearing Preload

Watch this carefully and then be sure to follow Mitchell’s instructions carefully.
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=fKRHYlwR7eU
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-17-2021, 10:02 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,532
Posted By GPierce
Re: Are you happy with your Mitchell Overdrive?

I recently installed one in my CCPU and took it on the MAFCA New Hampshire White Mountain Tour. I love it, wish I had done it 5 years ago. On the first drive with my wife driving 45mph I shifted...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-11-2021, 12:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 568
Posted By GPierce
Re: 180 marks on crank pulley

Wrap the tape around the complete circumference and cut it so the ends butt together. Fold the tape end to end and cut it at half way fold. Lay it back on the pulley with one end at TDC. The other...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-04-2021, 06:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 635
Posted By GPierce
Re: Worn-out Distributer Cap Carbon Brush

The brass dust was from the the worn down brass bushing surrounding the carbon brush. The brass bushing wear can be seen in photo. The rotor and plug contacts tits are untouched. I did have very...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-04-2021, 04:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 877
Posted By GPierce
Re: 1928 ford C-Max For sale / Facebook

C Max- Corrosion maximum. :eek:
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-04-2021, 12:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 635
Posted By GPierce
Re: Worn-out Distributer Cap Carbon Brush

I also installed new rotor. Good point, the rotor was fully seated I thought as there just a little springy feel as I set the cap on. Not being fully seated would certainly cause that problem.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-04-2021, 11:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 635
Posted By GPierce
Worn-out Distributer Cap Carbon Brush

500 miles on new A-12115 Distributer Cap. ??
I was checking the newly installed original points from NAPA as my timing had changed slightly at 500 miles and found this. I expected the point gap to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-13-2021, 04:27 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,573
Posted By GPierce
Re: Ok, i'll poke the bear..Ethanol or Straight Gasoline ?

Ethanol is a solvent. Ethanol dissolves the varnish that builds up in that e fuel systemms over the years. That varnish residue ends up in you carburetor. That’s why they can’t add ethanol at the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-07-2021, 04:29 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,571
Posted By GPierce
Re: Napa Auto Parts

I think Amazon like Walmart 30 years ago is responsible for lot a of those losses.
Things I used to get locally is now mostly only available from Amazon.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-02-2021, 06:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,348
Posted By GPierce
Re: Red-Lite Misery

I had that problem. Sediment in the float bowl was causing it.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-02-2021, 06:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 748
Posted By GPierce
Re: Natchez Trace

I drove it from where it crosses US64 just west of Lawrenceburg, Tennessee to Tupelo, Ms. Lots of Amish farms in that area; about 3 hours as I remember it. There’re are visitor centers and points of...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-28-2021, 07:39 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,780
Posted By GPierce
Re: Help identifying the vehicle

When I was in high school we lowered the drive-on grease rack across the wheel when we aired it up.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-23-2021, 04:17 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,541
Posted By GPierce
Re: grease gun universal joint lube

I have a Mitchell overdrive hence no speedometer gear behind the the U Joint to leak grease as an indication of sufficient grease.

Many Model A folks on here have the Mitchell overdrive. How do...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-17-2021, 06:55 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,132
Posted By GPierce
Re: Model A Fleet

The one whose battery is not dead and has fuel.

My friends with multiple cars invariably only have one good battery that they move to the car they want to drive at the moment.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-06-2021, 08:46 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 443
Posted By GPierce
Re: Installing Headlight Lense ????

There are three small protrusions on the O.D. of the lens that the clips fit over to prevent the the lens from rotating and keep it secure. I use a small needle nose plier to install the end of the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-04-2021, 09:14 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,649
Posted By GPierce
Re: Wire vs lock washers

Ever wonder why wheel lug nuts, head bolts and nuts have no locking devices?

Here is what we use on aircraft engines. Only use one time and then throw it away and use a new one.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-26-2021, 04:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,160
Posted By GPierce
Re: How often does a Model A have a need for a tow truck?

A member on tour with us had to ride a rollback home when his electronic ignition failed and no one had a module or a spare distributer.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-22-2021, 12:27 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 6,611
Posted By GPierce
Re: Oil Filter Poser

The bypass valve bypasses the filter if it gets stopped up preventing oil starvation. It reacts to the pressure drop across the filter media not the oil pump delivery pressure.
...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-04-2021, 07:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 966
Posted By GPierce
Re: Differfential Gear Ratio - Determining

I added jacking up one rear wheel which was inadvertently left out the post #4.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-04-2021, 09:39 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 966
Posted By GPierce
Re: Differfential Gear Ratio - Determining

MikeV in Florida posted this in 2016. It worked easily for me.
Quote:
Lots of things can change in 80 plus years. Jacking one rear wheel up and turning the engine over by hand will let you...
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