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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 08:40 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 177
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: Resurfacing a flywheel?

Just to add, if you take .020 off of the flywheel surface you should also take the same amount off of the lip where the pressure plate bolts to. I believe the measurement you want is 1.123.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 08:37 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 756
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: Cracked head- pic

I had the same crack, used it as an excuse to get a 5.5 head back in 2015. 4 years later the engine needed a babbit job. Rebuilder said it would have needed it either way though. With a known good...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 07:38 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 288
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: rebuilt generator

Squealing could be the brushes. Does it sound like this, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8qqG_4AZUA4 ?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-31-2020, 06:59 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 519
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: grounding distributor

After reading back, it looks like you worked on everything but the ignition switch. I agree with Bill. The cheaper ignition switches are a known issue and original popouts can also get finicky.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-30-2020, 03:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 208
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: Carburetor Problem Question

With the Zenith, some say their engine will stall if the GAV is closed, some won't. Most will agree it doesn't make a big difference either way. I will say if you can kill the engine with the GAV you...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-30-2020, 03:05 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 519
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: grounding distributor

The wire between the upper and lower plates carries the power from the coil up to the point arm. The lower plate is screwed directly to the distributor body, yes but the piece where the armored cable...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-23-2020, 07:20 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 435
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: Two tooth stearing box

Just FYI, I would suggest adjusting the box before paint. I rebuilt mine last month and the eccentric stud was frozen solid, needed a torch and vice grips to get it moving... so then I had to repaint.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-19-2020, 08:04 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 252
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: Rhinebeck Car Show----CANCELLED

I haven't been the past 4 years because of rain. Watch it be a beautiful weekend this year... hope they reschedule.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-18-2020, 08:15 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,289
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: Coronavirus vs "A" Drive

I think that's about the best thing you can do at a time like this. Stay safe out there everybody.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-16-2020, 05:16 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,704
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: Who designed the Model A engine ?

What was that comment?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-15-2020, 08:29 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 493
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: Generator Operation

The quickest fix is to do what Colorado Greg suggests and adjust the 3rd brush as needed. Crank it up for night time driving and you should be okay. Just remember to turn it down even more to 2-3A...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-15-2020, 08:27 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,018
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: Late 31 with no rear shocks

You’ve probably heard this as well but oil filled shocks for a VW Beetle are supposed to give a better ride than the shocks that come in the kits.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-14-2020, 12:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 727
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: Restored Radiator Shells?

Nickle vs stainless actually
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-13-2020, 05:41 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,816
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: King pin fit

$90 seems pricey for 2 spindles but then if they charge an hour of labor minimum I guess that makes sense.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-13-2020, 05:40 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,816
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: King pin fit

Was going to get mine honed until I stopped into A&L to pick up some parts and he gave me a nice piloted reamer to use. It worked great and the surface finish looks nice. Test fit of an NOS kingpin...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-13-2020, 01:36 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,018
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: Late 31 with no rear shocks

You'll need the arms and links. Brattons sells the last style rear shock arm and I believe A&L makes the shock links so I'm sure they are high quality. I don't think they changed at all except for...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-13-2020, 12:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 738
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: Gaskets

My engine builder used the one piece steel gasket. Seems to work well, that's what was on the old engine for years, not problems. Only gaskets I've heard people have trouble with are the ones 30...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-12-2020, 12:05 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,018
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: Late 31 with no rear shocks

If you want originals correct for '31 I believe the only difference is the hex head style adjusting valve, earlier had a square head and early '28 had a pointer style. Some of the patent numbers may...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-12-2020, 11:58 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 738
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: New clutch: Judder from hell

My clutch chatter was solved with a finger adjustment. Instructions said do not adjust so I didn't when I installed it... none of the fingers were the same height.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-11-2020, 11:58 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 745
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: zenith carb

Idle needle rule of thumb is start at 1 1/2 turns out. As far as the GAV, start with 1/4 to 1/2 turn.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-11-2020, 11:09 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 835
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: Using Parking Lights For Signal Lights

Really? I could have sworn the sockets for the parking, brake, and tail lights were all the same size. In that case I may have to use LEDs and a resistor or electronic flasher.


Edit: Oh wait,...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-11-2020, 09:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 294
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: undercarriage on a 31 model a tudor

Found it, https://fordbarn.com/forum/showthread.php?t=107850 Look at post #4
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-11-2020, 07:46 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 294
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: undercarriage on a 31 model a tudor

I remember someone posting a list of chassis component finishes a while back. It did break down what was gloss, satin, raven, unfinished, etc. I really thought it was from the standards though.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-11-2020, 07:44 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 835
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: Using Parking Lights For Signal Lights

That would be my fallback if I find the bulbs in the headlights don't cut it.



Like I said, I would plan to test out the 21cp brake light bulb and if that doesn't cut it, the 32cp bulb. I...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-10-2020, 09:28 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 835
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: Using Parking Lights For Signal Lights

After reading through the responses I feel pretty confident that amber bulbs in the parking light socket will work well. I have a standard Fordor so I don't have cowl lights as an option.

I also...
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