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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-11-2019, 04:06 PM
Replies: 15
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Posted By 30 Closed Cab PU
Re: New to Ford Model A

I see you have the official Ford Throttle Return Assist Spring. A common accessory:)


Seems like a good truck, not a barn find or rust bucket. An A that needs the usual attention of an A that...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-11-2019, 01:19 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,222
Posted By 30 Closed Cab PU
Re: ROTELLA 15W 40 Oil

Hi Jim,


I just looked at Napa online, for 20w50 all that came up was Lucas high zinc for $38 for 5 quarts.

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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-10-2019, 08:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 198
Posted By 30 Closed Cab PU
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-10-2019, 08:04 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,041
Posted By 30 Closed Cab PU
Re: update on getting dizzy after being under the A.

Glad to hear it was not something serious. Would be nice if we had a users manual for typical aging issues.:)
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-09-2019, 08:42 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,418
Posted By 30 Closed Cab PU
Re: Information on "Transition" (1927) Model A

To all who have served - thanks for your service.


I have a cousin that did a tour in Nam. Was different person when he returned. Was some type of medical aid, not sure if it was in a Mash, or ...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-09-2019, 08:29 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,222
Posted By 30 Closed Cab PU
Re: ROTELLA 15W 40 Oil

I find Werner's post #10 interesting. Have a motor that was rebuilt last winter and have been using Rotella 15w40 diesel oil. Motor runs great, but 500 mile oil changes are a deep India ink black...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-07-2019, 05:04 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,229
Posted By 30 Closed Cab PU
Re: NICE COUPE ON mafca ONLY 7000......

Not interested, have enough to do on the one I have, and no room for it. But I do like drivers, they have character and sometimes create a lot of friendly discussion with others. As long as the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-07-2019, 04:52 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 992
Posted By 30 Closed Cab PU
Re: Oil In My Water

Perhaps posting on HAMB/another Forum or talking to motor rebuilders (Bert's?) are additional resources.


Am an armchair mechanic on motors. But to me this is not making a lot of sense. Last...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-07-2019, 03:08 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 992
Posted By 30 Closed Cab PU
Re: Oil In My Water

What I've notice: leaveing everything alone and over nite - oil will pool in the upper tank[/QUOTE]
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Makes sense, oil separates and floats on top of...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-07-2019, 02:57 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 992
Posted By 30 Closed Cab PU
Re: Oil In My Water

Thanks for correcting me, senior moment. That's something I've always noticed here, mistakes get corrected, which is a good thing:)
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-07-2019, 02:45 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,485
Posted By 30 Closed Cab PU
Re: cracked cyl head

Looks really clean. If the coolant passages are cruddy, now would be the time for a block treatment or 2.


Tappet gap check adjustment?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-07-2019, 10:14 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 545
Posted By 30 Closed Cab PU
Re: Transmission dipstick kit

Only downside, would be nice if they made a trans kit where the tube/dip stick stuck above the floor. Then there would be no need to pull the floor covering and access plate up.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-07-2019, 10:10 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 545
Posted By 30 Closed Cab PU
Re: Transmission dipstick kit

I have one, use for same reasons as post 5, back issues.


I also installed the Battery access kit so I do not have to remove the entire lower floor board to remove/install/service the battery....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-06-2019, 03:13 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 992
Posted By 30 Closed Cab PU
Re: Oil In My Water

Any chance that Brassworks ships radiators with an internal coating/preservative in them that keeps rust/corrosion away during shipping/storage?


Simply(Simple?) Green is also a detergent of...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-06-2019, 12:40 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 992
Posted By 30 Closed Cab PU
Re: Oil In My Water

So you have flushed the cooling system with detergent, and still getting oil in
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-06-2019, 12:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 500
Posted By 30 Closed Cab PU
Re: BackFlushing Radiator and Engine

Reread you post again, did not really directly provide direct answers. Especially on older radiators I know of couple of people that have ruined a radiator backflushing using a garden hose at house...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-06-2019, 12:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 500
Posted By 30 Closed Cab PU
Re: BackFlushing Radiator and Engine

Have been through this myself.


You can do the block and radiator separately, or do them with as an intact cooling system.


When doing it as a system or when doing the radiator by itself, do...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-06-2019, 11:34 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,222
Posted By 30 Closed Cab PU
Re: ROTELLA 15W 40 Oil

Have also noticed my 500 mile oil change is black, have not seen others mention it. So thought it was normal.


Have you tried other oils in your A, and if yes how does the color of the Rotella...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-06-2019, 10:42 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,222
Posted By 30 Closed Cab PU
Re: ROTELLA 15W 40 Oil

From my reading and understanding and my opinion


Zinc was not originally (late 20s/early 30s) an additive in oil. Zinc was added when higher compression motors were developed that revved /ran...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-05-2019, 11:59 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,222
Posted By 30 Closed Cab PU
Re: ROTELLA 15W 40 Oil

Rotella diesel oil should never be used in modern cars with catalytic converters and exhaust sensors as zinc/etc damages those components. From what I have read, Diesel oil is OK for our older cars,...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-04-2019, 01:01 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,485
Posted By 30 Closed Cab PU
Re: cracked cyl head

Have you tried soaking the studs with Kroil or ATF?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-04-2019, 12:57 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 782
Posted By 30 Closed Cab PU
Re: Engine Oil Analysis

Have been told best to change oil shortly before storing to keep acids/water/contamination from sitting in the motor during storage. The above seems to indicate condensation over storage can be an...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-04-2019, 12:20 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 782
Posted By 30 Closed Cab PU
Re: Engine Oil Analysis

If not installed, may want to install a coolant gauge. If coolant is not going above about 120-130 degrees for awhile, water/condensation will not be dispelled. How long - not sure, but guess a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-02-2019, 10:31 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 836
Posted By 30 Closed Cab PU
Re: Sticking Starter Switch

I was guilty of a self imposed short on the pigtail wire. Had the distributor plates out and reassembled things incorrectly. When bending the connection lug to capture the nut, did not have the lug...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-02-2019, 09:46 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,185
Posted By 30 Closed Cab PU
Re: Every 500 Miles!??

I hope you did not take my previous post as a recommendation one way or another, was trying to stay neutral. Oil is a subject that gets a lot of strong discussion, and ends up without general...
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