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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-23-2021, 12:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 448
Posted By Mister Moose
Re: Viltage

To add to the above, make sure you use a consistent ground, ie the same place each time, otherwise you muddy the waters with possible faulty ground paths.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-23-2021, 08:35 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 751
Posted By Mister Moose
Re: 2 Tooth Steering Sector

And that's a good thing. We need enough profit in the business to keep the business healthy and able to weather a storm... like when COVID hits and supply lines get disrupted and sales go down.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-22-2021, 08:14 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 745
Posted By Mister Moose
Re: Gas gauge replacement Q/help.

I just measured the tool - the OD is 2 1/4", so that's going to be a big socket. The biggest I have is 1 1/2", and that was a little too small. I can see the wall thickness on those large sockets...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-21-2021, 10:19 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 745
Posted By Mister Moose
Re: Gas gauge replacement Q/help.

https://www.fordbarn.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=468851&stc=1&d=1626923697

If you weld a large socket to the wrench as shown in red, you can use an impact wrench. The open end of the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-21-2021, 09:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 606
Posted By Mister Moose
Re: Gas leaking thru Sight Glass

If the only problem is the glass leaking, I believe you don't need to completely disassemble the gauge. Use the outer bigger wrench to hold the outer ring from turning, and use the smaller tool to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-21-2021, 06:01 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 745
Posted By Mister Moose
Re: Gas gauge replacement Q/help.

"Goof-off" is mainly zylol.

Have you taken off the instrument panel? You get better grip on the wrench.

IIRC, the inner nut only holds the sight glass in the gauge. The outer will remove...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-18-2021, 03:33 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 912
Posted By Mister Moose
Re: saving a bumper

As a data point my bumpers were original, flaking, and pitted. The plating estimate was also stupid high. I bought stainless bumpers for far less, and kept the old original ones in the barn "just...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-15-2021, 09:24 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,045
Posted By Mister Moose
Re: What Made You Choose The Model A Over the T

Because my Dad bought an A not a T. And driving in the rain. And driving in the dark. And the lack of visible T's on the road vs A's, outside of at car shows. Deserved or not, my inner voice says...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-13-2021, 09:24 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 961
Posted By Mister Moose
Re: Starter stuck in on position

This is a valuable nugget, thanks!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-13-2021, 05:01 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,246
Posted By Mister Moose
Re: help me narrow down oil selection

You are asking a question that has been vigorously opined on this and many forums. Actually, you're leading into 3 questions?

1) Which oil is best for my use?
2) How often should I change it?...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-04-2021, 10:01 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 718
Posted By Mister Moose
Re: 1928 ford C-Max For sale / Facebook

What is a C-max???

https://www.fordbarn.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=467368&stc=1&d=1625410855

Whatever it is, it has me rethinking "fair condition"....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-02-2021, 08:03 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 850
Posted By Mister Moose
Re: Gilmore visit: any tips?

That aviation museum is quite good, and is heavy in WWII aircraft. The docent I walked with was quite knowledgeable, and added to the experience. This museum has a rare SR-71 Blackbird, and it is...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-01-2021, 09:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 482
Posted By Mister Moose
Re: Engine Number Help

You mean like this?

RR•7994•UTAH
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-01-2021, 12:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 193
Posted By Mister Moose
Re: Windows won't roll up

My drivers window (30 Tudor) does that, and it's a slightly bent regulator arm. The arm sometimes catches on a door cross brace. I really don't want to take the whole thing apart, so I've been...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-30-2021, 07:54 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 850
Posted By Mister Moose
Re: Gilmore visit: any tips?

This is outstanding.

My only visit I was limited on time and ran through (most of) the place in 2 hours, enough to scan the place and want to come back.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-30-2021, 07:50 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,185
Posted By Mister Moose
Re: Visit to the Henry Ford Museum

If you want to see cars, try the Model T plant on Paquette Ave, Several As there as well. Or include the Gilmore a few hours down the road.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-30-2021, 07:47 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 688
Posted By Mister Moose
Re: Steering column controls

The simplest fix for the light switch is to limit your driving to daytime only. You need to get the car sorted out anyways. And FYI, your first time driving at night will be a house of mirrors...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-23-2021, 06:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 689
Posted By Mister Moose
Re: Engine tap tap tap

I hadn't thought of the stethoscope idea until after I wrote the post, and I have one in the tool box. So I drove the car for 5 miles to bring it up to temp and opened the hood.

OMG, there sure...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-22-2021, 08:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 689
Posted By Mister Moose
Engine tap tap tap

I just noticed a tap tap noise at idle. It isn't very loud, but noticeable. It goes away at higher RPM.

Likely a valve?

The engine has 2,000 miles since the rebuild, it seems early for routine...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-19-2021, 01:16 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,432
Posted By Mister Moose
Re: Cross country in a Model A preview

Any update on trip preparations? How is the engine work going?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-14-2021, 08:35 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,610
Posted By Mister Moose
Re: Is my block dead?

Stop drilling is effective, but here I'd think the stop drill hole should not pierce the block otherwise you will increase the chance of leak failure. How deep are you recommending the stop drill...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-14-2021, 08:06 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,610
Posted By Mister Moose
Re: Is my block dead?

The sand blasting or wire wheel gets you a clean surface, the V-out of the groove improves mechanical adhesion, but the V should extend only partially into the block thickness. Your best repair is...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-13-2021, 12:14 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,532
Posted By Mister Moose
Re: Longest trip yet...MPG suck!

One more thing - your sample size is very small and inaccurate. You may not have been precise about re-filling to the same point in the tank. GPS has induced errors that vary. Your speedometer...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-11-2021, 07:10 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,294
Posted By Mister Moose
Re: Ok, i'll poke the bear..Ethanol or Straight Gasoline ?

I run mine on Wild Turkey. Runs great, and when I break down the fuel bowl makes a great glass while I wait for the tow truck.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-11-2021, 09:44 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,532
Posted By Mister Moose
Re: Longest trip yet...MPG suck!

Possible dragging brake shoes on one or more wheels? See if all 4 turn freely when off the ground.
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