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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-19-2019, 03:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 402
Posted By Dick M
Re: long speedo cable

Larry,
I have a 2 piece spedo cable for my overdrive. One thing to consider is the accuracy of your speedo when using an overdrive. You can find out if your gear ratio will sync with your speedo...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-17-2019, 02:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 420
Posted By Dick M
Re: Remove inner oil pan

Best to put the pan in a plastic garbage bay prior to dropping. It will contain the sludge!!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-15-2019, 01:59 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,007
Posted By Dick M
Re: New Radiator and Losing Coolant

I agree with 30 Closed Cab post #3. It is entirely possible that you will not see any coolant leaks around the engine or coolant in the engine oil. You certainly could have a blown head gasket...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-25-2019, 02:12 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 880
Posted By Dick M
Re: Number 8 Exhaust Valve sticking

HHHUUUUMMMMMMMMMMMM!!!
I thought everyone knew that a Model A engine has 8 valves and number 8 valve is an exhaust valve. Guess I was wrong....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-17-2019, 12:10 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 611
Posted By Dick M
Re: clean that carb

I have the stock distributor setup. I carry a rebuilt and timed distributor under the seat of my coupe. I find it easier, when on the road, to change out a failed distributor with a rebuilt and...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-17-2019, 03:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,526
Posted By Dick M
Re: Volvo Laycock Overdrive DIY

Call Rich Little at 661-809-3451. Rich is the expert on the Volvo OD Model A conversion. He built mine and it has been in my A for about 8 years. He cuts the torque tube and drive shaft,...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-01-2019, 02:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 770
Posted By Dick M
Re: Rear Bearing Shim?

It is an axle shim for the rear hub. Over time the rear hub will wear and become loose on the axle resulting in the brake drum rubbing against the backing plate. The shim is used to take up the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-07-2019, 05:24 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,265
Posted By Dick M
Re: Speaking of shocks . .

Your best bet is to buy a set of rebuilt shocks from John Holland in Ohio. His rebuilt shocks are excellent. You will not find a better price or higher quality. Give him a call at 330-483-3896. ...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-05-2019, 01:02 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,677
Posted By Dick M
Re: Where oh where has all the gas gone?

Sounds like the float is gas-logged. You will need to replace the float. Be sure to use a neoprene float as a replacement. It will not get gas-logged...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-30-2019, 12:10 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 403
Posted By Dick M
Re: Contact for Rich Little, Bakersfield

Rich Little email: Mrovrdrv@earthlink.net

Home phone: 661-741-2651
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-20-2019, 03:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 848
Posted By Dick M
Re: which radiator

I have Bert's re-cored 4 row of tubes radiator. I have driven my A high in the mountains and at sea level in 95+ degree heat. My A has never gone over 180 degrees with this radiator. I love it!!!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-20-2019, 03:39 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,655
Posted By Dick M
Re: Current BEST TIRES for daily driver?

My first two sets of tires were Firestones. They were ok and I purchased them because that what came with the new stock A.

I purchased a set of Goodyears two years ago. I like them because...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-01-2019, 05:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,047
Posted By Dick M
Re: Tillotson versus Zenith carburetor

I have run all three carbs. The Zenith is a good carb and runs well. I have it under my seat as a backup carb. However, I now have a Marvel Shembeler on my A. I like it the best. I think it...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-23-2019, 10:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 753
Posted By Dick M
Re: Sealed beam headlight help

Run your ground wire from the screw in the headlight bucket, the one used to adjust the stock bulb, to the frame. You can use the screw for the front hood hold down for the connection at the frame. ...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-27-2019, 11:17 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 677
Posted By Dick M
Re: Carburetor pre adjustment

The adjustment screw on the carburetor is the idle/air mixture. It is set at 1 1/2 turns open as indicated above. The Gas Adjustment Valve is set with the choke rod in the cab. I always run mine at...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-19-2019, 11:03 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,521
Posted By Dick M
Re: A shocking Saga....

DITTO #7 & #12, John Holland rebuilt my shocks several years ago and they are still working just fine....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-21-2019, 10:52 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,145
Posted By Dick M
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-19-2019, 01:41 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 10,140
Posted By Dick M
Re: Lebaron Bonney is Bankrupt

So sad!! I have an LB kit in my coupe. Installed in 2002. Wears like iron and still looks like new. Hate to see this blow to the hobby...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-17-2019, 07:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,031
Posted By Dick M
Re: shock absorbers which go where?

If you find your shocks are not working properly or having a problem getting them adjusted properly, give John Holland a call at 330-483-3896. John is an expert on Model A shocks. He rebuilt mine...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-17-2019, 07:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 835
Posted By Dick M
Re: Motometer Locking Cap Installation

I always like to have the hinge of the motometer aligned with the center hood rod. Line it up and tighten up the tabs. I suggest holding the tab 90 degrees to the neck with your finger when...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-17-2019, 12:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 835
Posted By Dick M
Re: Motometer Locking Cap Installation

You can also loosen the nut on the bottom of the cap securing the motometer. You then install the cap to the neck. Adjust the direction of the motometer to your liking and tighten the nut to secure...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-27-2019, 12:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 958
Posted By Dick M
Re: pressure plate adjustment

The only vendor I am aware of that adjusts rebuilt pressure plate fingers prior to shipping is Bert's Model A Ford Center. When you receive the pressure plate from Bert's, you can just bolt it on. ...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-26-2019, 12:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 958
Posted By Dick M
Re: pressure plate adjustment

Using a clutch disk alignment tool, line up the clutch disk in the flywheel. Bolt on your pressure plate. Measure the distance from the back of pressure plate to the pressure plate fingers. Adjust...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-19-2019, 12:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,057
Posted By Dick M
Re: Bolt against flywheel?

The bolt you lost is fairly a large one. I would think you might be able to see it from the inspection hole in the clutch housing. If so, a telescopic magnet on a stick shoould get it out.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-08-2019, 02:27 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,266
Posted By Dick M
Re: LeBaron Bonney Co.

Just sad to hear an excellent supplier has become way less than excellent. I purchased and installed a LeBaron Bonney kit in my coupe in 2002. It still looks like the day it was installed.....
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