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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 12:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 382
Posted By Will N
Re: Blocked off coolant port above serial number?

I suspect that hole is there to aid in the removal of the casting core material.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-23-2020, 10:55 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 468
Posted By Will N
Re: Rear water pump grease fitting

The fact that water pump grease is very water insoluble, and it doesn't thin out under high temperature is exactly why you want to use it in this application. That rear bearing is open to the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-23-2020, 10:40 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 675
Posted By Will N
Re: Original Grease Gun Rebuild

Thanks Guys! In reading the patent and using it's terminology, I gather the only reason for the rubber piston is to keep the grease on that side of the piston toward the nipple, and that the grease...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-23-2020, 10:29 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,847
Posted By Will N
Re: Engine upgrade

Horsepower = heat. The more horsepower and engine makes the more heat it makes and the more need for cooling capacity.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-23-2020, 10:19 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,582
Posted By Will N
Re: Hard Brake Pedal - Update on Post #9

Yes, we're talking about different things. The clevis is offset toward the center, but it is also rotated slightly so that it isn't at a right angle. If you were to stick a pencil through the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-22-2020, 10:56 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,847
Posted By Will N
Re: Engine upgrade

What are you after? When you bought your Model A, did you want to experience what it was like driving a car from that era? If so, than every "upgrade" will take you further away from that original...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-22-2020, 09:53 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 468
Posted By Will N
Re: Rear water pump grease fitting

One way is by that rear grease fitting. "Leakless" pumps are usually built with a dummy grease fitting, and the cap does not unscrew. It's there as a plug for the hole in the housing and looks...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-22-2020, 09:41 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,582
Posted By Will N
Re: Hard Brake Pedal - Update on Post #9

Aha, they should angle away from the backing plate. Think about it, the brake lever at the back wheel is further out from the center line of the car than the lever on the cross shaft is. The brake...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-21-2020, 01:49 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,582
Posted By Will N
Re: Hard Brake Pedal - Update on Post #9

Are the front levers leaning forward about 15 degrees from vertical at rest, before you step on the pedal? If they are vertical, or leaning backward, that limits the amount of travel of the front...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-21-2020, 11:05 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 675
Posted By Will N
Re: Original Grease Gun Rebuild

I never really understood how the plunger works on these things! The rubber plunger is free to slide on the shaft, so how does it exert any pressure on the grease to force it toward the tip of the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-21-2020, 10:57 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,582
Posted By Will N
Re: Hard Brake Pedal

Grasping at straws here.... When the brakes were redone in 2017, were the rear backing plates removed from the axle? There is a difference to the left and right plates. When installed the lever...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-21-2020, 10:40 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 699
Posted By Will N
Re: The Ace Mechanic Again

As the failure occurred the moment you turned your lights on, I'd suggest going through the light wiring to look for a short. A common place is in the headlamp socket, where the fiber base for the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-18-2020, 11:09 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 509
Posted By Will N
Re: sticking pop-out button on Electrolock

I've found that I have to be careful about setting the pop out switch in the dashboard. If it's cocked in any way, or if I over tighten the three screws holding it, the lock cylinder will bind and...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-02-2020, 12:00 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,224
Posted By Will N
Re: this is what I drug home yesterday- not Ford

I think people with a sense of humor might appreciated it, and if I post it on Ford Barn, well then, it's part of Ford Barn, isn't it?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-02-2020, 11:03 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,224
Posted By Will N
Re: this is what I drug home yesterday- not Ford

Oops, you hit another pet peeve! You said you could care less. That means you do care, but you have the ability to decrease the amount of care you have. The correct terminology would be you could...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-30-2020, 09:44 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,224
Posted By Will N
Re: this is what I drug home yesterday- not Ford

:):p So, what is the correct plural of RPM? RsPM? Doesn't roll off the tongue too well :D
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-30-2020, 09:37 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 366
Posted By Will N
Re: Cylinder Soot

Could be the intake manifold is not seating well around the cylinder 1 and 2 port, and you're getting a vacuum leak, leaning out those two cylinders. You compensate by opening up the GAV, enriching...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-29-2020, 09:45 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 348
Posted By Will N
Re: Tie rod rebuild

Use a "C" clamp to pull the tie rod end down over the ball.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-29-2020, 09:42 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,224
Posted By Will N
Re: this is what I drug home yesterday- not Ford

Nice car, I believe it's a 1930. The 1930's have that belt molding added where the door handle is mounted in order to harden up the look of the '29 Buicks which were known as "pregnant" Buicks...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-24-2020, 10:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 740
Posted By Will N
Re: Condenser check

In my experience, when a condenser is going, it's a lack of power, not rough running, that is a symptom. Was it hot out the last time you took her out when it ran rough? It could have been the gas...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-22-2020, 09:41 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,072
Posted By Will N
Re: 1930 Model A Gears Grind After New Clutch Install

Bingo. The first thing I would check is if the pedal free play is adjusted properly.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-19-2020, 11:06 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,383
Posted By Will N
Re: New engine - intermittent backfiring - stuck valve?

Agreed- it's a new engine and the builder should guarantee his work. But since this is happening when the engine warms up, one possible reason is that, as jetmek said, valve clearance has come out...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-18-2020, 10:02 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 490
Posted By Will N
Re: Anyone using a horn relay

I can see how this might work, depending on how the relay is wired, when the engine is off or the car is idling. When the engine is running at a speed where the generator is charging, the horn is...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-17-2020, 09:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 567
Posted By Will N
Re: Rear Brake Assembly

That's right, but you still can't get it through the fork in the radius rod if the emergency brake lever is in place. Believe me, I tried for over an hour.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-15-2020, 09:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 567
Posted By Will N
Re: Rear Brake Assembly

I had the same question a couple months ago. It probably would have been easier to just remove the radius rod, but I ended up removing the e-brake lever to get the plate on with the radius rod in...
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