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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 10:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 233
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: Light switch issues

https://modelastore.com/index.php?route=product/product&product_id=18430


Over twice the price of the foreign made one but it will probably save you a headache if you can't source a good used...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 09:43 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 379
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: Model A fuse.

Yup, I was thinking the same thing after I posted that. No easy/convenient way to isolate the dash light.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 09:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 243
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: Need Sedan Seat Carriage Diagram

I have a '30 Murray Fordor and can take pics/measurements of whatever you need. Busy this week so it may be a little while before I get the time but just keep bugging me if I forget to post back here.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 09:22 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,819
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: 1929 Condenser

They don't have a website, just a phone number, (860) 693-0112. I think most of the vendors carry their condenser if it is advertised as burnout proof.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 08:49 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 99
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: Fumes

Most likely culprit is gas weeping/dripping out of the carb. Many have this issue and many cars have shutoff valves that don't seal well either. Your carb may be weeping just enough to cause that...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 08:00 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 379
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: Model A fuse.

One mark against having one fuse to protect all of the circuits is that is you have a short somewhere, everything dies.



Normally this isn't very dangerous but one night I was driving home and...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-16-2019, 06:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 542
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: Rubber mounting the muffler

Correct. Mine was floating in the clamp but steel on steel that isnít clamped tight is gonna vibrate. I wanted to try the clamp they sell with the asbestos-like lining but this was cheaper and free...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-16-2019, 02:55 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 444
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: Fan Belt Squeak

My experience as well. If you look at the sides of the belt you'll probably see that the belt is glazed. Sanding cuts this glaze and quiets the belt, no dressing required.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-16-2019, 10:54 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 444
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: Fan Belt Squeak

I recently had the same problem and tried all the common dressings, none worked.



I ended up sanding the belt, nice and quiet now.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-16-2019, 09:06 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 183
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: Throttle linkage

It is pretty straight forward. Can be a pain to fish it out but not bad. Only thing I can think to add is that you don't want to lose the .010 shims that go between the flywheel housing and engine...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-16-2019, 08:15 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 542
Posted By ryanheacox
Rubber mounting the muffler

For anyone that is curious, I installed a Walker 36272 universal exhaust hanger last night to replace the stock clamp.



The hanger required some bending and modification to fit but on a test...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-15-2019, 07:48 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 534
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: steering column removal

Definitely need to remove the pitman arm to pull the steering box. Could you post some pictures of those 4 bolts? I think you may be referring to the 4 nuts that attach the sector housing to the box?...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-13-2019, 06:43 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,074
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: '29 A Town Sedan, over heating

If you timed it by the book and run with the lever at least halfway down I would doubt itís your timing.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-13-2019, 06:40 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,074
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: '29 A Town Sedan, over heating

Yup, can even feel around with your hand for the cool(clogged) spots if you donít have an IR thermometer.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-13-2019, 06:37 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 556
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: Distributor help

Glad you got it running but were you able to get that lower plate secured?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-13-2019, 03:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 575
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: brake shoe inspection

That's a great price, I might have to pick up a set or two just to have on hand. Just for comparison, Brattons sells one shoe for $31.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-13-2019, 08:56 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 556
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: Distributor help

They are 8-32 but if they were stripped out I don't think retapping the same size will do much. It looks like there is enough meat to drill out and tap the holes 10-32 if you want to go that route.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-12-2019, 08:19 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,135
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: Engine Blow By or Not

I can’t speak for Bob but even readings that are the same as last time would indicate to me that your engine is in good shape.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-12-2019, 02:44 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 10,195
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: LED Headlights

If you do buy new, make sure to look for the correct reflectors that Bratton's developed as some vendors do still carry the incorrectly shaped ones. However, this doesn't matter as much with the LEDs...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-10-2019, 08:53 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,135
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: Engine Blow By or Not

I'm guessing with those compression numbers you have a stock head? If so, I really wouldn't worry too much about it especially since you say the engine runs well. There are a few different ways to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-10-2019, 07:10 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,135
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: Engine Blow By or Not

Sounds like a lot of oil but then it is a pretty common complaint for oil to spray out of the breather. Do you know if you’re burning oil? If you have bad blow by odds would be you’d also be burning...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-09-2019, 07:36 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 514
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: transmission oil

Yup, GL-5 is perfectly fine in a Model A transmission as there is almost no yellow metal in it save for the reverse idler bushing and cluster thrust washers on early cases.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-08-2019, 05:27 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 514
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: transmission oil

600W from Brattons worked well when it was 10 degrees last November and it worked well last week when it was 90. I see no need to mess with what doesn’t need messing with.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-07-2019, 06:54 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 876
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: Speaking of shocks . .

Yup, the shocks on my Fordor were doing nothing so I pulled the links to save wear on the balls.... springs are rusty and pretty much self damping so the ride is still stable even at 55+. One of...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-06-2019, 05:12 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 876
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: Speaking of shocks . .

Yup, new shocks are pricy but you can install modern shocks the vendors sell or modify Armstrong shocks from an MGB. There are also friction shocks. This all depends on how correct you want your car...
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