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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-12-2019, 03:55 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,275
Posted By MAG
Re: pinto engine on model A

Bought a very nice '31 Vicky with a California Pinto and hydraulic brake conversion. Pulled all that junk out of it and made it a Model A again. Nice, nice car now. Sold the engine. Probably some...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-09-2019, 06:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 177
Posted By MAG
Re: 31 roadster top boot installation

Hooch mine has 4 snaps on the back wall of the package tray to snap the boot in place. They work fine.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-01-2019, 02:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 625
Posted By MAG
Re: F150 overdrive

There are 3 OD ratios available on the RTS transmission. 27.6%, 37.9% and 41.1%.
With a stock engine a 3.78 rear end ratio and a 27.6% works very well. The 68B is fairly light so you might be OK...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-01-2019, 02:32 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,046
Posted By MAG
Re: Mysterious hole in valve chamber?

I bought a brand new (Not rebuilt) Diamond engine that had never been assembled. It had the busted out hole above the timing gear for timing gear lubrication.
Worked on many Model A engines and...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-20-2019, 08:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 542
Posted By MAG
Re: broken cylinder head studs

I bought a Broken Stud Drill Out tool from Brattons several years ago. Can't count the number of broken studs I have drilled out over the years in my shop. Never damaged the threads. Brattons P/N...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-24-2019, 11:05 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,970
Posted By MAG
Re: Can the TDC pin be off by 90 Degrees?

""How do you know if the piston is at the top for the compression stroke?""

The INTAKE Valve has closed completing the Intake Cycle. When the piston comes up and reaches the top both INTAKE and...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-23-2019, 04:45 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,970
Posted By MAG
Re: Can the TDC pin be off by 90 Degrees?

Tablemaker lets do a little review here:
We are working on a 4 cycle engine. Intake, Compression, Power, Exhaust, in that order.
With 1 spark plug out, observe the INTAKE Valve.
#1 Piston at the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-12-2019, 02:24 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 908
Posted By MAG
Re: Air conditioning in a open car

A friend is installing AC in a Cabriolet. Not quite finished so have no information on how well it works.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-24-2019, 05:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,227
Posted By MAG
Re: Spinning stud on rear wheel

Have done this many times over the years because I did not have a puller:
Remove the hubcap.
Remove the cotter pin in the axle nut.
Loosen the axle nut one turn.
Install the cotter pin.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-21-2019, 01:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 671
Posted By MAG
Re: QUICK - 1930 Fordor Body Wood Condition Check?

Check the rear doors for fit and looseness. The hinges are mounted on the body and the screws are into wood. If the wood is weak or rotten the doors will sag and will flex. Look close. Replacing...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-15-2019, 11:57 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 843
Posted By MAG
Re: Fit problem with reskined rumble lid

The fit might have been correct until the welding was done. I would try using a Dremmel and remove the weld. Then check the fit. If it is still too wide check to see that the lid has a slight dome...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-14-2019, 12:51 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 645
Posted By MAG
Re: Re-skin deck lid

Same experience as Blue Oval. Had to metal work (hammer & dolly) both sides and bottom to make it fit. Fold over and cut off the excess created by bending. Very time consuming. But looks great.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-22-2019, 01:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 701
Posted By MAG
Re: Straight Slotted instead of Cross-Point

The Phillips screw was not invented until after Model A production ceased. Came into use around 1937.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-09-2019, 06:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 421
Posted By MAG
Re: 1931 slant windshield townsedan

Briggs Slant bodies can be identified by a "B" stamped in various places on body sheetmetal. In particular on the lower right side cowl below the cowl band area. Also found one on the rear valance...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-09-2019, 05:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 778
Posted By MAG
Re: OD power

Based on 2500rpm, 62mph and 26% Mitchell would guess it has a 4:11 ratio differential. If so you are about on the top of it.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-28-2019, 03:42 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,523
Posted By MAG
Re: MARC facebook site

Posted by Jeff,
"Reason so many knowledgeable folks have forever left these sites never to return. "
He is correct. Lot of bad information being posted. That is not good for a newby because it...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-28-2019, 10:24 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,290
Posted By MAG
Re: Proper way to re-torque?

Visit Vince Falter's WEB site (fordharage.com)and go to ENGINE section. Open "Head Nut Torquing Instructions" written by Larry Brumfield. If anyone knows about heads and head gaskets he does.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-28-2019, 10:15 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 931
Posted By MAG
Re: Black Head Gasket "Modern"

Vist Vince Falter's WEB site (fordgarage.com). Go to ENGINE section and read Larry Brumfield's Head Nut Tightening Instructions. It is a fairly long article or I would have posted it. In short, he...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-25-2019, 10:41 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,991
Posted By MAG
Re: Tudor Value

Read Post #9 very carefully. I have done a few of these and you can spend $1K to $2K in a heart beat just for parts, freight and taxes. It can "eat your lunch"! Over $5K going in and you will be...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-20-2019, 01:52 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,467
Posted By MAG
Re: Rebuilt Engine

X2 on the starter bolts.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-10-2019, 12:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 724
Posted By MAG
Re: Starter Bendix

Yep. Agree with Post 13.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-08-2019, 05:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 693
Posted By MAG
Re: Headlight Assembly

Take a close look at Randys first picture.
Note the nose of the wire end is flat. That is the original type connector.
Now look close at the connector on the small blue wire. That is a bullet...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-05-2019, 02:52 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,112
Posted By MAG
Re: Parts Washer

Picked up a used System One Model 500 parts washer a few years ago. Holds 20 gals (?) stoddard solvent or mineral spirits. Recycles the dirty solvent by distilling it. Cleaned liquid comes out...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-24-2019, 01:14 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,090
Posted By MAG
Re: F 150 OD trans

John, they told me about a month ago that they could no longer spline a Model A drive shaft due to its length. He (Mike or Mark?)said they changed their equipment recently and the drive shaft is too...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-23-2019, 07:16 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,090
Posted By MAG
Re: F 150 OD trans

"At the moment I’m dealing with moser engineering on splining the shaft of the transmission. "They have no recollection of doing these for others in the past."

I don't understand this. I just got...
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