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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 04:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 83
Posted By Corley
Re: 12 V alternator choice

I'm thinking whether it is ALICE or SALLY, its got to be a bitch.

Either of those alternators will do the trick, even the small Nippon unit at 55 amps should handle the ACs components (fans and...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 08:19 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,725
Posted By Corley
Re: “Do not use a file” to dress down breaker points

You know, they sell "Flex Stones" for this purpose. They cut better than a point file, and are easier to use. About the size of a point file, but made of a flexible plastic material, embedded with...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-13-2020, 08:52 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 770
Posted By Corley
Re: Toe in adjustment

Well, that's certainly a novel thought, but totally wrong. King pin inclination only comes into consideration when turning. When going straight down the road, the king pin could be welded solid,...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-12-2020, 08:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 770
Posted By Corley
Re: Toe in adjustment

People make a big deal out of toe in, it's not. Toe in is to take up any sloop in the front suspension, by letting the rolling wheels/tires, as they try to roll toward each other, keep all slack in...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-30-2020, 04:18 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,949
Posted By Corley
Re: Garage heat

Mini split heat pump. Works great!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-22-2020, 09:09 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 945
Posted By Corley
Re: Clutch stuck

You won't be able to push that clutch peddle by hand! Either rig up a lever for more force, or get your #12 shoe on it.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-19-2020, 10:53 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,122
Posted By Corley
Re: Ok, I've got a question for the Northerners....long.


Get a mistress. No, not to keep you busy! Here is the plan; When your wife finds out about the mistress she will take that mini van and run, leaving you with lots of room in the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-29-2019, 08:36 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,474
Posted By Corley
Re: Model "A" Cars vs. Their Successors

Some might call you an oxymoron. That being, how could you drive only Fords and be a car guy??? Impossible!:D

(Said with my tung in cheek...)
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-25-2019, 08:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 666
Posted By Corley
Re: Pressurize a cooling system

Not necessarily so, on my V6 powered ccpu I have run an open cooling system for several years without even a hint of overheating, and never needs water added either. (It runs an aftermarket beehive...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-24-2019, 09:30 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 987
Posted By Corley
Re: The Old Opportunity Motor

How about turning some adaptors to replace the babbit, adaptors are clam shells that go between the block and some insert bearings. It will become the goto fix, and you will get rich. Your wildest...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-12-2019, 12:36 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,343
Posted By Corley
Re: Making an A axle steer easier

With the weight off of the wheels, you are only going to feel resistance from the steering components, and not the tire scrub resistance. (Note that this won't tell you much about the kingpin thrust...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-12-2019, 10:25 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 899
Posted By Corley
Re: Is there such a thing as a 6 volt heater?

Get a under the seat hot water heater from an old car. They are only about 2" tall, and throw plenty of heat.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-12-2019, 10:21 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,253
Posted By Corley
Re: Cracked Block

Don't tell the new car manufacturers this, they will have to stop using all those plastic parts in newer engines.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-12-2019, 10:09 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,343
Posted By Corley
Re: Making an A axle steer easier

First off, you have done a beautiful job on your creation. I appreciate your creativity.

Steer easier? Lub the crap out of it, test with the weight removed from the wheels to find out if the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-01-2019, 09:58 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,634
Posted By Corley
Re: Oil for model a+ t

For the A, I simply go to Walmart and grab whatever is cheapest. I save the good stuff $$ for my newer higher performance vehicles. I change it once a year, since I only drive her about 1k miles a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-31-2019, 09:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 671
Posted By Corley
Re: Sagging Front Spring.

You may find the steering is much better after installing the new spring. When the shackles are almost vertical, the car car swing from side to side over the axle, and cause instability as it...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-03-2019, 10:21 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,993
Posted By Corley
Re: What's the most absurb advice you've received in the old car hobby?

"You are an idiot if you modify your model A in any way."

The bad news: 99.9% of us are therefore "idiots".

The good news: Being an idiot explains a lot of things I've done over the years!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-16-2019, 09:00 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,283
Posted By Corley
Re: points burning out on the Model A distributer

The whole purpose of the condenser is to act as a buffer for the counter emf of the coil, and protect the points from arcing and burning. As the points open, the surge of current needs a place to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-15-2019, 09:13 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,661
Posted By Corley
Re: Marvel's Mystery Oil

Unfair to list this way! This implies equal parts of each, not the overwhelming amounts of distillates and solvents, and minute amounts of the others. You need to specify percentages, and the last...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-13-2019, 09:00 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 5,262
Posted By Corley
Re: babbit tolerance? .000?

Love to see that Hagerty engine torn down after the tow and run-in to inspect what's going on with those bearings. Obviously, this is an area of differing opinions on what is acceptable...

Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-17-2019, 10:21 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,927
Posted By Corley
Re: Scary ... What the hell happened ?

Think about it this way. If you have the slightest slack in anything in the front end, and you have zero toe in/out, then the slack can flop back and forth unblocked. If you put in a bit of toe in,...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-15-2019, 09:27 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 6,002
Posted By Corley
Re: STP and Transmission: any negative experience ?

I've had a ton of these trans apart over the years, and found them filed with everything from light weight motor oil to almost axle grease. I can't honestly say that any failure I've seen was due to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-11-2019, 08:46 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,286
Posted By Corley
Re: HF infrared gun reviews

Keep in mind that those measure the temp of radiated heat waves. Different colors radiate differently, as do irregular surfaces. Black is the best color to measure.

Just a warning, you might...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-14-2019, 09:10 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,347
Posted By Corley
Re: Starter Issues and smoke?

Actually, since apparently you tried starting it for quite a while after it locked up, until it smoked, you are very lucky that the starter still works. You could have easily burned through the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-13-2019, 07:44 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,347
Posted By Corley
Re: Starter Issues and smoke?

Did it make a clunk when you first tried to start it, then nothing? If so, your Bendix may have jammed in the ring gear. Subsequent attempts to start it caused the stuck starter to overheat and...
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