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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-04-2019, 06:32 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,244
Posted By Gastrap
Re: Bouncey Car Needs Shocks

I put a set of Snyder's reproduction lever types on my Tudor, and really like them. I don't like the look of tube shocks on the A.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-24-2019, 12:30 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,391
Posted By Gastrap
Re: My A Deere speedster

Very nice! I love different stuff. ( 20 year Deere tech )
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-10-2019, 05:56 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,161
Posted By Gastrap
Re: HF infrared gun reviews

I have the HF one at home, and one from the Snap-On truck at work. They work equally well. The HF one actually has a finer laser dot.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-21-2019, 12:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 986
Posted By Gastrap
Re: Look at all the holes!

I just finished welding up 6 extra holes, plus filling an old heater hole that looked like it was made with a chisel.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-20-2019, 12:41 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,470
Posted By Gastrap
Re: Rebuilt Engine

Sounds way too tight, my new build turns over at 30 ft lbs, and turns steadily a bit lower than that.
Better tear into it and see what's up.
Did the crank spin freely without rods attached?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-19-2019, 08:15 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,874
Posted By Gastrap
Re: Gas?

There is still ethanol free available here, it's all I use for small engines and classics.
I use 1 oz per gallon of Seafoam, and keep tanks full and carbs dry.
A small amount of fuel in a tank...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-21-2019, 06:21 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,508
Posted By Gastrap
Re: Optima 6V

I bought the one in the photo and returned it right away. Quality was poor, and it could have shorted on the posts.
Now I have the oval shaped one from Brattons, and it looks good and fits. No...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-20-2019, 01:33 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,326
Posted By Gastrap
Re: So here's my question......

I think they're all made by Snyder's. Mine had too much forward offset, I shortened the shaft to get the pulley back where it belongs to make the belt straight.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-01-2019, 10:33 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,140
Posted By Gastrap
Re: Ford Tri-Motor

This is the Byrd expedition plane at the Henry.

Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-30-2018, 06:44 PM
Replies: 217
Views: 15,785
Posted By Gastrap
Re: OK! Let's get personal!

Just turned 50.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-17-2018, 01:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 943
Posted By Gastrap
Re: Question for engine rebuilders

One of the rebuilders uses custom pistons sized right on the target bore diameter. The .003" clearance is then machined into the block making ring gap too wide. I bought some rings by spec, fitted...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-07-2018, 07:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 848
Posted By Gastrap
Re: Old car festival greenfield village

The Piquette is well worth the trip downtown! I stopped there a couple weeks ago, and was surprised to see about 60 cars on display. There's even a GT40 there, just a little out of place.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-22-2018, 05:57 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,876
Posted By Gastrap
Re: Are there any good prices on Champion 3X plugs?

My local Napa was cheapest but I would have to buy a case of them. I went with Rock Auto.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-30-2018, 12:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,888
Posted By Gastrap
Re: Steering wheel removal

Had to drill and tap mine. The dimples on the casting perfectly located the holes for the puller.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-26-2018, 12:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,779
Posted By Gastrap
Re: loading "A" on a tilt bed hauler

I wouldn't pull on the front axle, maybe a sling around the differential housing and out the front, not backwards. Front axles bend really easy fore and aft.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-02-2018, 08:00 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,105
Posted By Gastrap
Re: Piston and rod weights

My AER A insert rods were all right at 750 grams without inserts, and their pistons in +.080 with pins were also right at 750 each.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-19-2018, 12:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,214
Posted By Gastrap
Re: removing rust the old way

I've used Coca cola and rocks in motorcycle tanks several times, even strapping them to a piece of barstock in the lathe running slowly in back gear. Works great!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-08-2018, 11:11 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,961
Posted By Gastrap
Re: What are you doing with your A this winter?

Slowly getting the '30 Tudor out of its 50 year hibernation.

Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-06-2018, 09:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,107
Posted By Gastrap
Re: Does this look right?

I was concerned on mine about that opening being lower than the first baffle. I looked at my spare blocks, and they're all the same. It seemed to me all the oil pumped into that front chamber would...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-24-2017, 06:44 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,723
Posted By Gastrap
Re: Champion 3X 429 Spark Plugs

Great deal! Cheapest I could find last week was Rock Auto at $25.79 each. My local Napa said $21.99 but had to order 10.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-08-2017, 01:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 692
Posted By Gastrap
Re: Swaging hubs

I ended up right at 24 on mine when they were tight.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-22-2017, 09:30 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,311
Posted By Gastrap
Re: Wheel work.

I used this process years ago on tractor restorations and it worked well. I found that the anodes needed to be directly in line with the rust being removed for the best results.
I used a stainless...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-24-2017, 09:29 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 496
Posted By Gastrap
Re: Window glass

Yes, their service, packaging, and turnaround times are great!
I had to get a windshield trimmed due to my own pattern mistake, and they did it free.
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