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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-25-2017, 01:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,064
Posted By jfreddie
Re: Distributor Question

Is the washer really needed? Seems like the condenser keeps itself well centered in the dist housing?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-25-2017, 01:28 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,701
Posted By jfreddie
Re: Jumps and jerks in 1st and 2nd gear

I also have this problem with my light flywheel, V-8 clutch but only if I'm trying to drive slow in either 1st or second. It will jerk back and forth with the car idling along on level pavement.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-29-2017, 11:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 967
Posted By jfreddie
Re: Oil on head stud?

About the only way to get oil is if it is already in the water and coming through a seep in the head gasket.
I would drain the water, run the engine without water at fast idle for two minutes, let...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-28-2017, 10:38 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,370
Posted By jfreddie
Re: Beak in oil

Thanks very much for the input. I feel like I'm on the right track.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-28-2017, 12:50 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,370
Posted By jfreddie
Re: Beak in oil

Hope you all could get the idea it's not "beak" in oil...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-28-2017, 12:40 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,370
Posted By jfreddie
Beak in oil

Breaking in a new ring job. Thought I'd ask if there's a preferred oil to break in since non detergent is very hard to find.

Is 10W30 good enough?

Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-12-2017, 10:55 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,926
Posted By jfreddie
Re: Ruff Idle problem

I would try shorting out spark plugs one at a time and see if there's one that doesn't make much difference in the running. Then change that plug.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-11-2017, 12:09 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,267
Posted By jfreddie
Re: New to Ford Barn & Ive Got A Couple Questions

The pencil screen and a good sediment bowl work very well to keep the fuel clean.

I don't use aftermarket inline filters because it's hard to tell when they're full.

When you do your top try to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-06-2017, 11:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,007
Posted By jfreddie
Re: ammeter glass replacement

I'd check with Bert's in Colorado or Arizona Model A.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-01-2017, 04:04 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 10,452
Posted By jfreddie
Re: Babbitt or inserted engine ? ? ?

Wow, amazing work.

Bill Barlow in Bend, OR (541-389-2694) also does beautiful babbitt, but I think he just does mains. Very good price at $350.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-30-2017, 02:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,410
Posted By jfreddie
Re: ignition switch repair

Stiener tractor sells that same sw for $12.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-20-2017, 11:58 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,874
Posted By jfreddie
Re: Looking for a Good Soul to Detail the Marvel Carburetor

Dave Renner at rennerscorner.com says they have numerous Marvels and all the parts for them, even though they only advertise the rebuild kits and misc other parts.

Just get in touch and he'll fix...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-20-2017, 03:42 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,078
Posted By jfreddie
Re: damaged piston what? why?

The lack of any piston damage above the oil ring says there was no excessive combustion temp or detonation.

So if the oil ring was the problem, that could only have happened through things like...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-18-2017, 05:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,591
Posted By jfreddie
Re: Rear Main Oil Leak Help!

Also, excessive blow-by can pressurize the crankcase and push oil out the rear seal. It also comes out the breather and distributor hole, too!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-18-2017, 04:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,355
Posted By jfreddie
Re: Burtz seal question

Another way to test is to assemble everything, turn the block vertical, squirt oil into the drain tube to fill it up, and watch to see if oil leaks past the seal.

Some light seepage is okay after...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-17-2017, 10:34 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,556
Posted By jfreddie
Re: Evaporust and radiators

I've heard that vinegar makes a good clean out.

Anyone used this method?

What mixture did you use? Was it effective?

Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-17-2017, 09:27 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,930
Posted By jfreddie
Re: cam replacement

I did this, too. Not a big deal. Hardest part was taking radiator and paraphernalia off.

I used the wire in spring method to make very sure a tappet doesn't drop down while cam's out.

I think...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-08-2017, 03:14 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,876
Posted By jfreddie
Re: Model A drive line

I like that combo, too.

Takes a nice strong motor to do hills without lugging, but definitely enhances cruise speed.

Using 16" wheels and slightly smaller diameter radial tires gets around the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-08-2017, 03:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,329
Posted By jfreddie
Re: baby steps but getting there....

Does rear spring not go up into cross member?

I usually put spring in by itself, leave it loose at U bolts, then attach shackles and tighten everything (don't tighten shackle bars, just snug and...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-08-2017, 02:53 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 9,231
Posted By jfreddie
Re: Sad day

What's bad about a fusible link?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-08-2017, 02:47 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,973
Posted By jfreddie
Re: Inner bearing rotates on the spindle

Sounds like that's the way it should be...no free play but free to rotate.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-08-2017, 02:44 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,876
Posted By jfreddie
Re: Model A drive line

The F-150 overdrive, 4 spd transmission conversion is hands down best IMHO. The kit is spendy, $3000, but all inclusive and you can order the overdrive ratio you want.

I helped Carl G. with his...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-04-2017, 07:55 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,106
Posted By jfreddie
Re: Piston/Head Clearance

When in a pinch, two copper gaskets with copper coat is a good, cheap alternative.

Since you're mostly apart I'd mill the pistons. About .050" max.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-04-2017, 07:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,131
Posted By jfreddie
Re: Air Cleaner

Is the B carb flow balanced?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-01-2017, 05:24 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,794
Posted By jfreddie
Re: Idle adjustment problem

I'm a big fan of the Marvel carbs for the reason you state...they don't die on hard brake...because the float is mounted on the side, not lengthwise.
Can be found on Ebay or rebuilt at...
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