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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-22-2018, 06:22 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,464
Posted By gustafson
Re: Curing The Black Ooze

use of synthetic for vintage break-in guarantees rings will take forever to seat
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-21-2018, 11:58 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,464
Posted By gustafson
Re: Curing The Black Ooze

the pix show the top of the cylinders are burned, and the ooze is more than just oil, it is burned oil.
rings too tight? low water level? low grade oil?


might be a good idea to pop the pan,...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-20-2018, 12:50 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,975
Posted By gustafson
Re: Don't ask me how

The owner would quickly find that such an engine would vibrate the teeth right out of their skull in 5 min
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-19-2018, 01:54 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,591
Posted By gustafson
Re: Temperature Rises after shutdown

Tom, it is boiling before he shuts it off
With a clean block and good radiator here we never go over 180 (no stat) even in summer.
That tells me the design temp is not more than 180
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-19-2018, 08:56 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,591
Posted By gustafson
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-18-2018, 07:04 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,591
Posted By gustafson
Re: Temperature Rises after shutdown

"the temperature is about 185 to 190"


Your baseline temp is too high to start with. Why are you running full advance
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-16-2018, 01:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,117
Posted By gustafson
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-16-2018, 01:20 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,580
Posted By gustafson
Re: Replacing A connecting rod in place

will they even know what to do......
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-16-2018, 11:06 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,580
Posted By gustafson
Re: Replacing A connecting rod in place

"I had a Willys Knight engine and that is the only way to remove a piston. (through the bottom). I agree that with an A do it right and remove the head then you can also check then rest of the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-16-2018, 08:07 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,580
Posted By gustafson
Re: Replacing A connecting rod in place

how hard is it to pull a head?
Ran on 3 cylinders for a couple years? No chance that all the gasoline mist the fourth inhaled would wash the oil off the cylinder walls and kill the rings/bore
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-13-2018, 11:50 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,221
Posted By gustafson
Re: coils question

Me neither. I follow ignition threads closely since I am a retired firefighter from the days of old. We depended on having dual ignition setups to guarantee the engine would show up where it was...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-13-2018, 01:27 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,857
Posted By gustafson
Re: Coil Voltage ???

"Hotter spark in most cases increases power"
We'll have to assume this is opinion. Are you able to cite an independent writeup from the automotive engineering trade?
Does an increase in spark to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-12-2018, 09:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,028
Posted By gustafson
Re: Engine Mount Bolts sheared off

It would seem he has an undue amount of vibration for the heads to break off. Loosening is one thing, shearing heads is another
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-12-2018, 09:38 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,144
Posted By gustafson
Re: Model B Steam Engine

"Snyders's has the copper B gasket. Part number B-6051-X"


and they have had it for many years
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-12-2018, 08:47 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,857
Posted By gustafson
Re: Coil Voltage ???

We have removed such coils here because of this issue, and cross firing between cyls due to excess voltage leak
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-12-2018, 07:43 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,857
Posted By gustafson
Re: Coil Voltage ???

HaHa If everyone would pay close attention we would all learn something!!!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-12-2018, 12:00 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,857
Posted By gustafson
Re: Coil Voltage ???

Some say you should only use a performance coil. I am not one of them
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-12-2018, 11:56 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,641
Posted By gustafson
Re: Horn tube stuck in shaft

waay less than 1/4"
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-11-2018, 06:07 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,479
Posted By gustafson
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-11-2018, 06:04 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,641
Posted By gustafson
Re: Horn tube stuck in shaft

that is thinwall and will be very tricky
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-11-2018, 06:02 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 876
Posted By gustafson
Re: HELP! I can't start my 28 roadster!

given the circumstances you'll need to locate a local to assist you
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-08-2018, 10:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,039
Posted By gustafson
Re: Abrupt stop in reverse gear

problem will be found in the diff, rest assured
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-08-2018, 02:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,026
Posted By gustafson
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-08-2018, 01:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 751
Posted By gustafson
Re: Is my coil compromised?

consider a performance coil
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-02-2018, 08:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 580
Posted By gustafson
Re: Early V8 Thread

They have gone downhill since sold a few yrs ago
many posts here about this
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