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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-03-2019, 10:21 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,223
Posted By Corley
Re: What's the most absurb advice you've received in the old car hobby?

"You are an idiot if you modify your model A in any way."

The bad news: 99.9% of us are therefore "idiots".

The good news: Being an idiot explains a lot of things I've done over the years!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-16-2019, 09:00 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,670
Posted By Corley
Re: points burning out on the Model A distributer

The whole purpose of the condenser is to act as a buffer for the counter emf of the coil, and protect the points from arcing and burning. As the points open, the surge of current needs a place to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-15-2019, 09:13 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,885
Posted By Corley
Re: Marvel's Mystery Oil

Unfair to list this way! This implies equal parts of each, not the overwhelming amounts of distillates and solvents, and minute amounts of the others. You need to specify percentages, and the last...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-13-2019, 09:00 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 4,091
Posted By Corley
Re: babbit tolerance? .000?

Love to see that Hagerty engine torn down after the tow and run-in to inspect what's going on with those bearings. Obviously, this is an area of differing opinions on what is acceptable...

Based...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-17-2019, 10:21 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,250
Posted By Corley
Re: Scary ... What the hell happened ?

Think about it this way. If you have the slightest slack in anything in the front end, and you have zero toe in/out, then the slack can flop back and forth unblocked. If you put in a bit of toe in,...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-15-2019, 09:27 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,037
Posted By Corley
Re: STP and Transmission: any negative experience ?

I've had a ton of these trans apart over the years, and found them filed with everything from light weight motor oil to almost axle grease. I can't honestly say that any failure I've seen was due to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-11-2019, 08:46 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,059
Posted By Corley
Re: HF infrared gun reviews

Keep in mind that those measure the temp of radiated heat waves. Different colors radiate differently, as do irregular surfaces. Black is the best color to measure.

Just a warning, you might...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-14-2019, 09:10 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,142
Posted By Corley
Re: Starter Issues and smoke?

Actually, since apparently you tried starting it for quite a while after it locked up, until it smoked, you are very lucky that the starter still works. You could have easily burned through the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-13-2019, 07:44 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,142
Posted By Corley
Re: Starter Issues and smoke?

Did it make a clunk when you first tried to start it, then nothing? If so, your Bendix may have jammed in the ring gear. Subsequent attempts to start it caused the stuck starter to overheat and...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-31-2018, 09:17 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,958
Posted By Corley
Re: Tom Endy

Some heal slowly, some fast. When I had my heart attack and quintuple bypass, I was installing a roof on my new house. 1 month later, I was back on the roof finishing the job. It took another...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-29-2018, 09:10 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,958
Posted By Corley
Re: Tom Endy

I've never met Tom, nor had any exchanges with him. But the thing that impresses me so much about him is that he never gives any "shoot from the hip" answers, but always researches and knows his...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-20-2018, 05:48 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,483
Posted By Corley
Re: Gas Shutoff Valve

OR, if you don't want to be bothered with fixing those items, and would like to never have to turn off the fuel shut off valve again, just install an electric fuel shut off in the gas line. Turns...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-20-2018, 05:38 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,908
Posted By Corley
Re: Tig welding door panel questions

Off topic, but what's the deal with those wooden spoke wheels?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-20-2018, 05:27 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 6,124
Posted By Corley
Re: so this just happened....

Dennis, Really, don't be afraid of tearing into a model A trans, they are about as simple and fool proof as any mechanical device can be. Yeah, it's going to be a bit greasy and dirty, and you will...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-17-2018, 11:29 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,676
Posted By Corley
Re: Improved steering box choices

Elvira (mostly stock '28 tudor) has the F100 box, and it is a lot better than the stock box, but not even close to nervona. My '29 CCPU has a Suzuki Samurai box in a cross steer configuration, which...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-12-2018, 11:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 701
Posted By Corley
Re: Proportioner on Hydraulic Brakes?

To determine need for the valve, just do a few panic stops with someone watching your wheels. If your rear wheels lock up before the fronts, then you should install a proportioning valve in the line...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-11-2018, 06:01 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,606
Posted By Corley
Re: Did you read the blog about the issues with the Judging Standards

Why should your rules apply to everyone else's game?

Maybe we will get along better if people stop trying to apply your baseball rules to my basketball game. Both games use a ball (the model A),...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-11-2018, 03:00 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,606
Posted By Corley
Re: Did you read the blog about the issues with the Judging Standards

Gee Dick, you managed to summarize my summary down to one absolutely accurate sentence. Good on you!

And with it put so succinctly, it is really something to think about. Thank you.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-11-2018, 10:44 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,606
Posted By Corley
Re: Did you read the blog about the issues with the Judging Standards

I have to say that the OP is most certainly either interpreting the blog post very differently than I did when I read it, or is perhaps not open to "restoration" differences. Either way, what I...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-09-2018, 08:54 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,563
Posted By Corley
Re: Hello from Oregon!

The above advice could really lead you astray... There is nothing really wrong with a totally stock model A, or "real" A, but you are in Banks. You will be going some pretty long distances, and a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-09-2018, 09:04 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,563
Posted By Corley
Re: Hello from Oregon!

The first response got it right, join a local club. Attend some meetings, and get to know the guys. Why? First, you will gain a lot of model A knowledge, and get exposed to a variety of cars and...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-08-2018, 08:50 AM
Replies: 217
Views: 14,771
Posted By Corley
Re: OK! Let's get personal!

Looked up life expectancy for males in the USA, and several of you, including me, are past your sell-by date. Is that because you, or we, own old cars? Or, is that because we are too stupid to die?...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-07-2018, 11:32 AM
Replies: 217
Views: 14,771
Posted By Corley
Re: OK! Let's get personal!

I'm older than dirt. Almost. Maybe. Oh, I bet you wanted years, not comparisons, right? Well, when I can't remember, my wife says that I am 77, almost 78. When I do remember, I'm 16, and the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-06-2018, 10:16 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,307
Posted By Corley
Re: Battery

The best batteries out there today are AGM batteries. They are expensive, but have the best life expectancy, and the best design characteristics. However, good luck finding a 6volt one.

If I...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-04-2018, 12:41 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,447
Posted By Corley
Re: Burning Out Ignition Coils

This is correct, but not the whole story, since coils are built for positive ground application and coils are built for negative ground applications, and to be optimal, you need the correct coil type...
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