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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 11:37 AM
Replies: 38
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Posted By 30 Closed Cab PU
Re: Electric Gas cut off

Buy 2, keep a spare in the car?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-05-2019, 08:46 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 734
Posted By 30 Closed Cab PU
Re: Springfield Paper

If you have the article on your screen, press and hold the CTR key down and use your keyboard up arrow to make it larger on the screen. Ctrl down arrow makes it smaller
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-04-2019, 12:41 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,287
Posted By 30 Closed Cab PU
Re: Using Ford Barn as an distraction

Thank you for all the support/response. It has taken me by surprise. Am feeling/doing a lot better. The amount of support is overwhelming. Offers/Condolences from friends, neighbors, family, even...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-04-2019, 12:30 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,819
Posted By 30 Closed Cab PU
Re: Having Fun With it?

Just keep you eye on the prize - increasing reliability, knowing you are doing things the correct way, not causing damage/issues by being thorough, reduced breakdowns, having confidence you know what...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-02-2019, 01:48 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,819
Posted By 30 Closed Cab PU
Re: Having Fun With it?

If your baffle is ever really stubborn other ways - 2x4 across the top, large C clamp on top of teh 2x4 and through the baffle hole. Baseball bat through the baffle hole and pry.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-02-2019, 01:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 503
Posted By 30 Closed Cab PU
Re: Alternator Replacement 12V

Do a search here on the subject, anything electrical needs to be considered when converting from 6 to 12v. Horn, starter, bulbs, coil, etc. If switching from positive to neg ground - coil wiring,...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-01-2019, 02:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 879
Posted By 30 Closed Cab PU
Re: air bubbles in rad water.

Usually the fluid test indicates a head gasket or cracked head/block issue. At higher speeds if it is bad enough will push water out a leaky radiator cap, and or Out the overflow. It also causes...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-30-2019, 03:37 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,287
Posted By 30 Closed Cab PU
Using Ford Barn as an distraction

Will be using FB as a distraction the next few weeks. Please understand if I make errors, or posts do not make sense.


Woke up this morning to my door bell ringing, opened the door to 2 Air...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-30-2019, 03:12 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,819
Posted By 30 Closed Cab PU
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-30-2019, 03:09 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,819
Posted By 30 Closed Cab PU
Re: Having Fun With it?

Before going much further, even though it is a pain, sounds like this motor may be in poor shape, might want to do a compression test on it soon, Hand crank it 1st to make sure engine is free. See...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-30-2019, 01:51 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,819
Posted By 30 Closed Cab PU
Re: Having Fun With it?

Yep, not good. You should do a thorough job of cleaning the lower end, including the oil pump to clean it and its oil screen.


As long as it is off, as you planned check/adjust bearings. Check...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-29-2019, 11:07 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 980
Posted By 30 Closed Cab PU
Re: 12 volt coil with resistor

Not so on a Points system. If points and ignition are on for a length of time, the coil becomes extremely hot, think I have heard stories of things melting, points going bad, etc. That's one reason...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-29-2019, 10:36 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,819
Posted By 30 Closed Cab PU
Re: Having Fun With it?

The back of the distributor base has flange material sticking out the back. This piece has dimple/hole that fits over a corresponding "bump" on the head. This is what indexes the distributor to the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-29-2019, 10:28 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,819
Posted By 30 Closed Cab PU
Re: Having Fun With it?

Updated after originally posted.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-29-2019, 10:14 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,819
Posted By 30 Closed Cab PU
Re: Having Fun With it?

Have not heard of that before.


When you turn the screw does cam and shaft also turn? If no screw is stripped.


If yes - is the distributor all the way down/seated on the head? Then it is...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-29-2019, 06:40 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,819
Posted By 30 Closed Cab PU
Re: Having Fun With it?

Correct, once the nut is loosened and the screw is loose, the dist. comes straight up/out. Sometimes when it has sat for a very long time the distributer rusts to the head, and sometimes the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-29-2019, 02:04 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,819
Posted By 30 Closed Cab PU
Re: Having Fun With it?

Depends on your abilities/personality/time and money available, and condition of the A.


My truck was probably worst case. 50 years in storage in out buildings. Took the common advice I got,...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-29-2019, 10:37 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,791
Posted By 30 Closed Cab PU
Re: Newbie '29 Speedster project, the good the bad and even the ugly (maybe)

Picture 2, were you making motor noises and imagining driving it?:)
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-29-2019, 10:22 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 939
Posted By 30 Closed Cab PU
Re: Rotella T4 oil, dirty oil

Thanks eagle, will have to try that on next oil change.


Thanks to all who have posted so far, a lot of great info/ideas. Am open to more.


After Searching here previous to 1st post, I was...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-29-2019, 10:04 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,819
Posted By 30 Closed Cab PU
Re: Having Fun With it?

If installing a pan on a motor that is in teh vehicle, these are very handy.
https://www.brattons.com/oil-pan-snap-up-installation-clipsset-of-4.html


Here is the oil pump npt tool if interested...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-29-2019, 09:51 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,819
Posted By 30 Closed Cab PU
Re: Having Fun With it?

Do not use the Les Andrew torque spec on the pan bolts. 20 lbs is way too much and will squish a cork gasket, use common sense, or 4-5 lbs is enough. Read his book carefully, if you disagree ask...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-29-2019, 09:46 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,819
Posted By 30 Closed Cab PU
Re: Having Fun With it?

Forgot to add, 4 of the pan bolt holes are not blind. Seal them with some Permatex ultra black on the bolt threads to prevent oil leaks. Also I prefer to dab a little grease on the rope seal after...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-28-2019, 11:35 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,180
Posted By 30 Closed Cab PU
Re: Knocking at start up?

I had something similar, only when cold, but gradually got worse over a couple of thousand miles. Ended up being a crack rod cap, Because I waited and then had the motor rebuilt, teh rebuilder had...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-28-2019, 11:21 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,819
Posted By 30 Closed Cab PU
Re: Having Fun With it?

If the drain oil looks bad, or if some sludge drains any, and if you stick your pinky finger through the drain hole and feel sludge in the bottom of the pan, definitely drop the pan and clean out the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-28-2019, 03:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 510
Posted By 30 Closed Cab PU
Re: Rebuilt Powerhouse will not motor...GOOD NEWS...I HOPE

Interesting. Perhaps the small charger did not have enough umph for a start up surge to get things moving?
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