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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-04-2019, 01:30 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 889
Posted By GPierce
High compression head vs cooling

Does using a high compression head create more heat for the cooling system to remove?

I know the heat of compression will be higher.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-02-2019, 12:27 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 867
Posted By GPierce
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-02-2019, 12:24 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 867
Posted By GPierce
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-01-2019, 09:29 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 867
Posted By GPierce
Re: Do You Guys Constantly Re-touch Wheel Spokes?

I use a regular socket on a short extension wrapped in duct tape to protect the spokes and attached to a long Craftsman 1/2” ratchet. It also facilitates finishing up with a torque wrench. Yes I know...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-24-2019, 07:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 282
Posted By GPierce
Re: Pickup bed wood parts

The bolt holes that attach the steel hold down strips and grooves in the wood all aligned up.
These were aftermarket boards. I think the key is the spacing of the holes in the steel cross members....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-24-2019, 05:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 282
Posted By GPierce
Re: Pickup bed wood parts

I got under bed and measured the width of the boards on my narrow bed 31.
The two outboard boards measure 7-1/8” The three others measure 6-7/8”.
The sub rails are 1-3/4” tall x 3-5/8” wide....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-18-2019, 09:26 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 645
Posted By GPierce
Re: Data plate rivet holes don't line up

The plate I bought from Berts lined up perfectly.
https://modelastore.com/index.php?route=product/search&search=Patent%20plate&category_id=0
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-13-2019, 04:16 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,171
Posted By GPierce
Re: Gear ratio

I am running a stock engine in a 31 CCPU with a 3.54 in West Tennessee. Pulls the hills fine and will run 50 to 55 if I want to.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-12-2019, 12:10 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,171
Posted By GPierce
Re: Gear ratio

What rear end do you have?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-26-2019, 12:47 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,059
Posted By GPierce
Re: Trailer

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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-26-2019, 08:56 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,835
Posted By GPierce
Re: Failing gas tank sealant

There are various reasons why airplanes cannot use ethanol adulterated fuel.
The ethanol dissolves the resin in some composite fuel tanks. Fuel systems are not sealed like modern automotive fuel...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-24-2019, 10:25 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,059
Posted By GPierce
Re: Trailer

16’ aluminum trailer. Tie down rings on the front and back with low angle to the floor. I have a tool box in front of the bumper between the tie down rings. Trailer plus Model A = 3200#. As it sits...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-13-2019, 08:44 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,806
Posted By GPierce
Re: Biggest scare in a Model A

We were more than nervous. My wife was watching the right side and telling me I was too close and I was trying to see the center line. Somewhat scared defines it.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-13-2019, 06:21 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,806
Posted By GPierce
Re: Biggest scare in a Model A

The entrance to Zion National Park has an unlit, 1.1 mile tunnel. My headlights failed just as I entered it this past Wednesday in my A. I was driving slow so I lost sight of the car ahead of me. ...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-16-2019, 06:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 600
Posted By GPierce
Re: Resonant Rattle

My choke rod was vibrating against the throttle rod at 35 and 45 mph and when the engine decelerated during shifting. Noticed a shiny spot on the choke rod. Immediately recognized it be the source...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-16-2019, 04:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 514
Posted By GPierce
Re: I need the proper names of parts I need for my pickup

Go through Snyder’s and Brattons catalogs. Look at the pictures to indentify what you need. You will find the nomenclature and the part numbers. I had the same problem. It worked for me. Talk to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-12-2019, 11:50 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,160
Posted By GPierce
Re: Marvel's Mystery Oil

Here is what is in Marvel Mystery Oil

https://images.homedepot-static.com/catalog/pdfImages/55/55144540-9f29-4eb8-84f6-946f582de009.pdf

Distillates, petroleum, hydrotreated heavy naphthenic
...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-08-2019, 06:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 660
Posted By GPierce
Re: Elkins, West Virginia

Nick, When you get to Cass be sure to get the machine shop, restoration and what’s left of the mill tour. Lots of background information on the Shay engines they have operational and under...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-06-2019, 12:51 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,311
Posted By GPierce
Re: Snyders or Randy Gross for rear brake rebuild.

You cannot go wrong with Randy Gross and his great customer service.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-05-2019, 08:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 660
Posted By GPierce
Re: Elkins, West Virginia

Absolutely and enjoyed the ride. Learned about switch backs and gear driven drive wheels.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-30-2019, 06:19 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,773
Posted By GPierce
Re: Mikes model A ford parts

Mike’s has always called me in that situation and asked me if wanted a partial shipment or wait until they can fulfill the whole order. They have always been great to work with.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-30-2019, 11:34 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 617
Posted By GPierce
Re: rear brake drums

I had the same problem with Randy’s supplied brakes. The axel key had slipped back preventing the drum from going all the way on. I had trial fit them without the key so the key location was suspect....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-15-2019, 06:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 910
Posted By GPierce
Re: Hubs for new cast drums

One of my hubs had welded studs. I had Randy replace it with an original when he installed new cast iron drums on my hubs, provided me with serviceable rear wheel bearings and bonded linings on my...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-09-2019, 10:58 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,686
Posted By GPierce
Re: Junkyard Memories

Burying used oil was recommended years ago as a the proper way to dispose of it. The microorganisms in the soil would ear it.

In Kansas they sprayed waste crude oil from the sludge pits on the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-03-2019, 12:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,262
Posted By GPierce
Re: The Great American Garage-pics

Pictures please Brent.
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