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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-06-2021, 10:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 536
Posted By doug.nichols
Re: Oil in intake ports

old ugly, I have not opened things up far enough yet to answer your question...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-04-2021, 04:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 536
Posted By doug.nichols
Re: Oil in intake ports

thanks rodrelic
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-04-2021, 01:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 536
Posted By doug.nichols
Question Oil in intake ports

I am taking parts of my existing engine in preparation for the delivery of a new long block. Babbitt bearings took a poop. In removing the manifolds, I noticed oil in the intake ports. What might...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-09-2021, 03:36 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 923
Posted By doug.nichols
Re: How to store a carburetor

Thanks Rotor. Sounds like a good plan.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-09-2021, 01:17 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 923
Posted By doug.nichols
How to store a carburetor

I have ordered a replacement block and will be pulling my existing engine in preparation for delivery of the new unit. What is the best way to store the carburetor for a couple of months so it...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-12-2021, 01:49 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,181
Posted By doug.nichols
Re: Knock/Bearing Bits

At the risk of opening a can of worms..

If I was to consider a short or long block from one of the engine shops that get good reviews on this web site, what are the opinions out there about...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-10-2021, 06:21 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,181
Posted By doug.nichols
Re: Knock/Bearing Bits

J Franklin:

If I could find someone qualified and "local", I would go that route...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-10-2021, 10:28 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,181
Posted By doug.nichols
Re: Knock/Bearing Bits

Bob:

I had that way in the back of my mind but not sure if I am smart enough to put together all the parts and pieces...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-08-2021, 05:09 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,181
Posted By doug.nichols
Re: Knock/Bearing Bits

Thanks to all.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-07-2021, 07:19 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,181
Posted By doug.nichols
Question Knock/Bearing Bits

Hello folks,

Trudy developed an engine noise that met Les Andrew's characteristics of a rod knock. I dropped the pan to adjust bearing clearances (my first time). The good news was that there...
Forum: Model-A 07-16-2021, 05:56 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 250
Posted By doug.nichols
Model A Oil Pump Retainer Tool

Looking for the tool that is used to retain the oil pump when removing the oil pan.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-16-2021, 03:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 622
Posted By doug.nichols
Smile Battery Terminal Multiplier

I am looking for some kind of gadget that would allow me to attach multiple wires to the negative pole of my 12v battery without just stacking them on the bolt that holds the ground wire to the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-25-2021, 10:50 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 366
Posted By doug.nichols
Smile Orcas Island A'ers

As a new resident of Orcas Island, WA I am wondering if anybody knows of other A'ers on the Island.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-05-2021, 07:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 844
Posted By doug.nichols
Re: Brakes Discoveries

Bob C. Should the brake rod be hitting the cross member?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-03-2021, 09:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 844
Posted By doug.nichols
Re: Brakes Discoveries

Thanks Bob C. In looking at past postings, I see a trend related to sagging frames and cross shaft interference. The rod from brake pedal to cross shaft must be from a newer car, mine is a 29.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-03-2021, 08:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 844
Posted By doug.nichols
Smile Brakes Discoveries

As I begin to investigate my brake linkages etc. I have found two interesting things as shown in the attached pictures...

1. The mountings for the cross shaft to the frame have two 1/4" steel...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-14-2021, 08:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 624
Posted By doug.nichols
Re: Front Backing Plate Removal

Disregard my last posting about rear backing plate removal. I found a gold mine of information via the search function. BTW I chose the removal of radius rod route.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-14-2021, 05:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 624
Posted By doug.nichols
Re: Front Backing Plate Removal

I got the front backing plates off thanks to your help. Now the rear backing plates are eating me alive. Less Andrews purple book page 1-40 indicates that one only needs to remove the axle nut,...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-14-2021, 09:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 624
Posted By doug.nichols
Thumbs up Re: Front Backing Plate Removal

Much thanks to all.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-13-2021, 09:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 624
Posted By doug.nichols
Smile Front Backing Plate Removal

Hello A' ers:

I am in the process of removing my existing steel brake drums and related backing plates etc. to exchange them for Randy Gross cast iron drums. In attempting to remove the front...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-06-2021, 12:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 545
Posted By doug.nichols
Re: Horn Redo

Steve Smith
P.O. Box 505
Morristown, IN 46161
taillight@myninestar.net
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-05-2021, 08:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 545
Posted By doug.nichols
Thumbs up Horn Redo

Just wanted to give a quick shout out to Steve Smith for a speedy, high quality, and cost effective redo of my a model a horn. Steve rewound it to 12v and did a thorough cleaning.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-25-2021, 03:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 696
Posted By doug.nichols
Re: Randy Gross

Quite the network. Randy just called. Thanks Randy!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-25-2021, 02:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 696
Posted By doug.nichols
Re: Randy Gross

Ah. I didn't know that. Thanks.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-25-2021, 02:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 696
Posted By doug.nichols
Randy Gross

Trying to connect with Randy Gross's company with no luck. Does anybody have current contact information?

Thanks
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