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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 12:05 AM
Replies: 6
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Posted By dumb person
Re: 1934-35 front hub/drum source?

This sounds like a good option. Do you know if they have any patterns/mold for 35 hubs? (I think 34 would work in a pinch)
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-12-2019, 02:28 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 963
Posted By dumb person
Re: Making an A axle steer easier

Not sure that's a good idea. It's extremely illegal in my country & a major reason why imported cars can't be road legal.

Just so people know...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-12-2019, 01:32 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,213
Posted By dumb person
Re: Club Thinning

It is true that parts get hoarded, but all the good parts get sent to the crusher when the hoarder dies, so people like me have to make do with utter rejects.

As for your fuel tank, have you...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-12-2019, 01:50 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 601
Posted By dumb person
Re: Popping out Passenger side Exhaust

Consider wrapping the spark plugs in tin foil from the base to near the tip, about 1/4 inch below. When the engine is started the spark shouldn't take that path but as you remove the lead the spark...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-10-2019, 02:56 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,740
Posted By dumb person
Re: Cracked Block

Yes you can drill the ends of the crack and push soft wire into the holes & 'peen' it in place with a tiny hammer. Or tap and screw small machine screws in it. Don't drive them in too hard.

I've...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-10-2019, 02:54 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,019
Posted By dumb person
Re: MMO non believers

Who said anything about ten gallons? That's over a months pay for me!
I'm probably getting 40-50 to one mix in 2strke speak.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-07-2019, 04:33 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 545
Posted By dumb person
Re: 34 Radiator Leak - JB Weld

I don't recall soldering irons cutting wire.

I've soldered these things up before, soda blasting should make it nice & clean but if you have a radiator shop available, use it.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-06-2019, 01:43 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,019
Posted By dumb person
Re: MMO non believers

Plugs seem to handle it well. 1 'cap full' with every second fill. Nothing excessive.
Forum: Model T (1909-1927) 11-06-2019, 12:14 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 176
Posted By dumb person
'Tazer' style ignition coils

If you've ever seen those "high voltage generators" on ebay that people make light tube and shocking prank doorknobs with and wondered
"Can I use those for model T ignition?"
Yes, you can....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-05-2019, 11:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 707
Posted By dumb person
Re: Replacing only the main leaf spring with a new one?

The bottom leaf holds to the axles. If you have doubts to it's strength, then replacing it is a good option.
It's only a bad option of the other leaves are rather poorly, as they do the heavy...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-05-2019, 11:32 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,019
Posted By dumb person
Re: MMO non believers

Can't get MMO in my country so i use A.T.F. sometimes.
Smells a bit funny but it does cushion the valves nicely & lubes the stems & tap.
Also seems to reduce the piston slap sound by cushioning...
Forum: Model T (1909-1927) 11-05-2019, 11:23 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 681
Posted By dumb person
Re: #1 cylinder not doing it's share

Yeah, i figured it'd be something like that. Mine did that, but it was spitting valve seat out the exhaust.
Forum: Model T (1909-1927) 11-04-2019, 03:50 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,476
Posted By dumb person
Re: Did you forget about me after all these years ?

It's been nearly 6 years. But the cover above the running board (valance?) has fallen off between loading & unloading.
Forum: Model T (1909-1927) 10-30-2019, 03:20 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 980
Posted By dumb person
Re: Wood spoke VS wire spoke rims

If you have to, don't be afraid to try fitting or even making new spokes.
https://www.fordbarn.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=411193&d=1572423523
It is taking some time but i am slowly...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-29-2019, 07:33 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,194
Posted By dumb person
Re: What do I need to do to get a reliable engine?

What you need for an engine to be reliable is 'Good foundations'.
So basically a crankshaft that is nicely ground & polished. A camshaft that doesn't have missing lobes ect.
And a clean oil pan.
...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-28-2019, 08:12 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,000
Posted By dumb person
Re: Logolites opinions

They can be.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-28-2019, 02:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 367
Posted By dumb person
Re: 1931 Victoria leather Back Top Installation

While the top i did was not a 31 vic' i imagine the process is not that different.
I used a plastic tarp' cover as a guide to make patterns. Turned out well enough.
It is true that you should only...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-28-2019, 02:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 682
Posted By dumb person
Re: anyone using aluminum radiators

Yes. This is the afternoon required work to fit one that was actually made for a chevy engine.
https://www.fordbarn.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=411012&d=1572290005
Removing the oil...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-21-2019, 11:26 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,029
Posted By dumb person
Re: What do you make of this

Maybe the head was given a coat of clear & it flaked off and they never worried about it not matching the block.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-21-2019, 11:08 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,060
Posted By dumb person
Re: Patina makes this too good to restore?

Linseed oil might protect it for a while, if you don't mind it going darker over time.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-21-2019, 11:03 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,263
Posted By dumb person
Re: Why did my axle break?

I don't think they do. Probably 120 max.
200 for a rotary flywheel nut maybe, but you'd pull the axle right through the hub at 200 on a ford.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-21-2019, 10:57 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,266
Posted By dumb person
Re: Really old gasoline question

Or you save it for winter, and you light one of those oil burner heaters. There's some good designs that heat the oil, burn it, and somehow heat & re-burn the gasses left before it goes out the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-16-2019, 02:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 439
Posted By dumb person
Question 1934-35 front hub/drum source?

I am told the cast front hub-with-drum with ribs on the edge is from 1934-1935.
If this is true, are these available anywhere? If not, do 1940 hubs bolt onto original spindles without any...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-15-2019, 03:11 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 793
Posted By dumb person
Re: 1936 Ford flathead - is a fuel additive required

I tried this. It doesn't work. Exactly the same volume of 'gas' and water remained.
The water smelled & tasted disgusting, nothing like ethanol.
The fuel would have had water in it.
Forum: Model T (1909-1927) 10-15-2019, 02:53 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,366
Posted By dumb person
Re: Model T Sparkplugs

I have used motorcraft F11 that people people discard.
A slightly leaner mixture will keep them cleaner. Too lean will melt/crack them, as it would any plug.
If you burn lots of oil they might...
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