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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 05:15 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,295
Posted By J Franklin
Re: Knocking at start up?

Piston slap won't stop until the engine warms up. Rod knock due to too much clearance will not go away, but miss-alignment knock will.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 12:44 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 527
Posted By J Franklin
Re: Air Filter

I've seen a fellow lose an air maze once. It wasn't installed securely. I agree the pans would keep things from getting lost.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-10-2019, 05:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 151
Posted By J Franklin
Re: Rear axle seal part number?

What makes a seal "modern" ?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-10-2019, 05:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 415
Posted By J Franklin
Re: Rear axel

I use 3/8" breaker bar.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-09-2019, 10:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 617
Posted By J Franklin
Re: Brake drum turning

steel drums should not be turned get the cast iron ones.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-08-2019, 04:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 671
Posted By J Franklin
Re: Whats it worth? 30-31 Briggs fordor

Does it run and drive properly?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-08-2019, 12:41 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,295
Posted By J Franklin
Re: Knocking at start up?

If that is your trouble, a machine shop is usually needed to rebuild the thrust surface. A bronze thrust surface can be purchased from the different suppliers. It fits into the block.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-06-2019, 03:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 686
Posted By J Franklin
Re: U Joint Quality

Your right!
Forum: Model T (1909-1927) 12-05-2019, 08:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 202
Posted By J Franklin
Re: installing new valves

You can do it, others have too. Don't try to over-think things, Put all those fingers (10) to work. Hint: The thumb and pinkie need to work independently. I like using LockTite blue to keep things...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-04-2019, 01:42 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,295
Posted By J Franklin
Re: Knocking at start up?

Too much end play can cause the crank to be pushed forward and make the rods mis-align. Things tend to find centers after it gets running and oiled. Play in the thrust area can be measured and...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-02-2019, 07:41 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 938
Posted By J Franklin
Re: That "Opportunity Knocks" Engine

Shoot, that's why they invented BARRS STOP LEAK! Well, I do like the idea of solder, since it really is just a plumbing job anyway.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-02-2019, 03:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 233
Posted By J Franklin
Re: Its not Model A related but,

Not model A - your just talking sh!%!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-01-2019, 06:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 644
Posted By J Franklin
Re: Heater

If you plan to buy the kit you can get the books there also. It might save on shipping.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-01-2019, 12:42 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,450
Posted By J Franklin
Re: Something is not right!

You would do yourself a favor by buying a set of service bulletins for the Model A.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-01-2019, 12:39 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 515
Posted By J Franklin
Re: Standard vs HD Clutch Disc

I don't think the disc would be the culprit unless it has been damaged or dirty.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-29-2019, 09:19 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,097
Posted By J Franklin
Unhappy Re: Decarbonize engine

Fun yes, but the police around here don't know what de-carbonizing the engine means, and certainly are not sympathetic.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-29-2019, 01:24 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 678
Posted By J Franklin
Re: U Joint Service

Maybe just semantics, but we both know play in the U-joint is not wanted.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-28-2019, 09:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 594
Posted By J Franklin
Re: Re-lining brake shoes

Your set is the premium set. The cheaper sets had all molded linings
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-28-2019, 09:33 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,295
Posted By J Franklin
Re: Knocking at start up?

Too much slop in the thrust bearing caused just that in an engine I had. Test this theory by not pressing the clutch before starting up the car next time.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-28-2019, 12:06 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 516
Posted By J Franklin
Re: Trans Bearings

If using sealed on the u-joint side research flowable grease for the joint.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-27-2019, 04:25 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,097
Posted By J Franklin
Re: Decarbonize engine

Can what be done?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-27-2019, 04:23 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 826
Posted By J Franklin
Re: wedding decoaration ideas

My cousin got pickled herring under the seats by not hiding his car.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-27-2019, 03:35 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 826
Posted By J Franklin
Re: wedding decoaration ideas

Nix the cans but do make sure the car is up to freeway speeds!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-27-2019, 02:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 678
Posted By J Franklin
Re: U Joint Service

That is how Ford manufactured the A, but some trans. rebuilders use sealed rear bearings so if you are not sure, u-joint lube service now and then might be a good thing.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-27-2019, 02:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 311
Posted By J Franklin
Talking Re: Model A Mallory distributor, model K, type 13

Curiosity killed the cat! A model A brought him back.
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