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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 10:41 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 582
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: No air filter . . .

Were those air filters or just silencers? The 1932 promotional video calls it a silencer.


My grandfather used a paper filter on my car. One day it wouldn't start after sitting for about a month...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 09:35 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 274
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: Resonant Rattle

I feel your pain... my car has several of these "sympathetic vibrations". One that I posted about earlier has seemingly gone away on its own (worrying). The others I think are the brake rods, muffler...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 09:32 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,182
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: points burning out on the Model A distributer

Burning out brake lights would make me think a poor battery connection causing the generator voltage to spike like Purdy said back in 2012.



Have you burned out any more bulbs since going...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-14-2019, 08:19 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,826
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: Transmission Issues

Also, yes definitely rehab the transmission while it’s out. I didn’t when I had mine out to do the engine and I ended up pulling it 500 miles later to rebuild it. Mine needed a cluster gear. If yours...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-14-2019, 08:16 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,826
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: Transmission Issues

Yep, that’s what I have in my car... Bought the clutch kit years ago and installed it with the new engine. Crossing my fingers things stay where they’re supposed to.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-13-2019, 08:11 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,247
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: 1929 Model A steering box play

If you want to rebuild the 7 tooth box you have by all means go right ahead. But you could also find a decent used 2 tooth box and column for a ‘29 and rebuild that. I’ve heard 2 tooth boxes steer...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-13-2019, 10:04 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 3,467
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: babbit tolerance? .000?

Getting information from some sources today is like being on the receiving end of a 90 year old game of telephone.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-12-2019, 01:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 338
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: New England Meet

I will be showing my car at the Big E on Saturday so I'm not going to the NE Meet but I believe 3 other club members are.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-12-2019, 01:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 723
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: new build with zero clearance,Hagerty

I thought the same thing about the bumper but then again I took a deer out at 30 about a month ago and there was ZERO damage :eek:
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-12-2019, 12:02 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,462
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: Marvel's Mystery Oil

I am definitely going to start using it in my air tools :D
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-12-2019, 09:45 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,462
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: Marvel's Mystery Oil

Does anyone else just like how MMO smells? I like seafoam too but it doesn't have that nice wintergreen aroma:D
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-12-2019, 09:00 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,203
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: Stupid Question #2: how does an iron frame act as a ground on our cars

My car has the main ground cable running right from the battery to the top starter bolt. A 7 year old neglected 6V battery still spins it over like it was new. I use the stock ground on the frame for...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-10-2019, 03:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 431
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: Checking generator output

I see no picture. 6.9V sounds okay though as does your test setup.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-10-2019, 02:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 318
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: 6V regulator challenges

Most LED bulbs I have seen that work on 6v also work up to 12-24v like big job said. I put a cheap set in my parking light sockets and mine flicker only when the engine is idling. If I raise the RPM...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-10-2019, 01:13 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,129
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: 3.27 ring and pinion, anyone using one ?

I would say you can go a little faster, especially with 3.54 gears. I have a 5.5 head and a touring cam so my car makes peak power around 2400RPM which is ~55MPH, after that power drops off quickly....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-10-2019, 10:14 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 704
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: Change

As a '30 Fordor owner. All, or at least more, metal construction.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-10-2019, 10:10 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 580
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: Engine Oil consumption

Good advice. I'm guessing you fill it right up to full on the dipstick? My old engine didn't burn any oil and neither does the new one but if I filled them up to the full mark on the dipstick both...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-09-2019, 11:05 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,129
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: 3.27 ring and pinion, anyone using one ?

With 3.78 gears in my Fordor I can cruise comfortably at 50-55 and have plenty of power to climb just about any hill in the area in high gear. I can crest the 4 mile long 5% grade to my house at 40....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-09-2019, 08:24 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 3,467
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: babbit tolerance? .000?

My engine rebuilder said you want the crank to be able to rotate with minimal drag after line boring and final fitting of the mains. That made sense to me and I've had 1,200 trouble free miles so...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-05-2019, 07:45 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,027
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: 700 RPM's ??

With any luck that battery should last you about 10 years. Have fun!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-05-2019, 07:08 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,513
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: Totaly "Restored" 1st Sport Coupe sold in San Francisco

Are those correct early cowl lights? They look good but I've never seen them before and given the rest of the car it's hard to tell what is authentic.


It's odd they went though the effort of...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-05-2019, 06:58 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 818
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: Offenhauser Friction Shocks on rear . . .

Interesting about the ride being scary. If I put those shocks on mine I'm definitely going to have to lube the springs. I don't have much issue with the way my car rides with no shocks, the springs...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-04-2019, 11:09 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,027
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: 700 RPM's ??

Yep, I use Tom Wesenbergs voltage regulator as well. You can't go wrong. Charges around 1A under most circumstances, even running down the road with the stock 50cp headlights on. Just put it in this...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-04-2019, 08:12 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 818
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: Offenhauser Friction Shocks on rear . . .

Have you driven the car with those shocks installed yet? What are they like?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-03-2019, 07:09 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,027
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: 700 RPM's ??

Check those grounds. Do you have a separate ground to the transmission?
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