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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-22-2021, 04:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 127
Posted By alexiskai
Re: 7-tooth Sector problem

What's it look like on the side where it comes out for the pitman arm?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-22-2021, 02:07 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,379
Posted By alexiskai
Re: 3rd engine failure...getting frustrated

Part of the problem is that the work we refer to as "rebuild" encompasses both what's more accurately called "repair" and what's more accurately called "restore." If I get damaged babbitt and I send...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-21-2021, 02:08 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,379
Posted By alexiskai
Re: 3rd engine failure...getting frustrated

This discussion makes me think about the rare times when I've had an engine fail in a modern car. Rebuilding the engine block from scratch wasn't even something I contemplated. I (or more accurately,...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-20-2021, 10:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 641
Posted By alexiskai
Re: Stock top crow foot head, again

Underside of my Winfield 7:1, for comparison.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-20-2021, 11:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 283
Posted By alexiskai
Re: Front timing cover

19°, according to p. 69 of the Nov. 1932 service bulletins
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-18-2021, 09:15 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,202
Posted By alexiskai
Re: Losing Power at High Speeds

I know you put in a rebuilt carb, but this still feels like a carb problem... If someone in the club will let you borrow the carb off their car, I would do that first just to see if that cures the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-18-2021, 07:59 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,173
Posted By alexiskai
Re: Question on car insurance

https://www.hagerty.com/insurance/classic-car-insurance/additional-coverages/vehicle-under-construction
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-18-2021, 06:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 695
Posted By alexiskai
Re: Model A Rear End Ratio

I believe you’re supposed to rotate the rear wheel twice and then note the drive shaft revolutions. Multiplying your current result by 2 gives 3.7, which I guess is a possible result if you have an...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-17-2021, 01:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 431
Posted By alexiskai
Re: 7 Tooth Help

Bratton’s sells metal shims, just not the original style of 3 brass ones. Is that O-ring for the sector shaft where it meets the frame?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-17-2021, 01:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 431
Posted By alexiskai
Re: 7 Tooth Help

That’s why I asked, because to my knowledge nobody supplies that set of shims anymore.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-17-2021, 12:34 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 431
Posted By alexiskai
Re: 7 Tooth Help

Where’d you get this kit from?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-16-2021, 03:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 453
Posted By alexiskai
Re: Battery Terminal Multiplier

These are pretty common, here are two (https://www.amazon.com/MNJ-Motor-Battery-Terminal-Connectors/dp/B07MZRG56F/) examples...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-16-2021, 02:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 211
Posted By alexiskai
Re: Pulls left when Braking

Adjust them toward each other – one click tighter on the right, one click looser on the left.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-15-2021, 09:14 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 306
Posted By alexiskai
Re: Lug nuts

Convention is to torque to 50-60 or to do it by feel, both seem to work equally well. The main thing to watch out for is that, if this is being done on freshly powder-coated wheels, the powder will...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-15-2021, 08:33 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 874
Posted By alexiskai
Re: Steering box grease?

I have a theory that the reason we spend so much time on it is that, unlike the motor oil or transmission or rear end, it's a PITA to change the steering box fluid and also a pain to re-do the seals...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-15-2021, 07:05 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 874
Posted By alexiskai
Re: Steering box grease?

I'll add that I did buy a bottle of the Champion 00 grease that Brent recommended and I put it in my 7-tooth steering box. The first time I put it all back together, I did the steering cover gasket...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-14-2021, 10:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 960
Posted By alexiskai
Re: Steel timing gear destroyed

Feels like the potential risk (metal shards getting sucked into the oil pump or tossed into the bearings by the slingers) far outweighs the cost (replacing the pan gasket). And you still haven't...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-14-2021, 09:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 749
Posted By alexiskai
Re: Strange head

The blocks had a hole there but the heads didn't?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-14-2021, 09:47 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 918
Posted By alexiskai
Re: Nu-Rex Electronic Ignition Help

Best source I could find:

https://web.archive.org/web/20030820145751fw_/http://www.nurex.com/techinfo.htm?archive.asp~main
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-14-2021, 01:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 749
Posted By alexiskai
Re: Strange head

Not quite right, the early heads had a center hole, it was just smaller.

Tbh, I wouldn't recommend using this head for anything since the center cooling hole seems to be missing entirely, which...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-14-2021, 11:32 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 874
Posted By alexiskai
Re: Steering box grease?

I would read through this thread, it's the most recent full discussion on this topic.

https://www.fordbarn.com/forum/showthread.php?t=294412&highlight=champion+00&showall=1
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-12-2021, 12:16 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,135
Posted By alexiskai
Re: Engine dies

You said the only way to get it started again is to push it and pop the clutch. I wonder if that indicates that something is intermittently blocking the fuel line, like a piece of gunk in the tank....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-12-2021, 11:00 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 197
Posted By alexiskai
Re: Control rods

I could be wrong but I think the spark lever (the one in the engine bay at the end of the control rod) is supposed to be positioned with the ball pointing down, while the throttle lever has the ball...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-11-2021, 01:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 441
Posted By alexiskai
Re: 180° marks on crank pulley

That's roughly correct, 29°+/-. I have the Winfield 7:1 head, which has a reputation for knocking under load if the advance is too high (though no one is sure exactly how high). I figure it'll all be...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-11-2021, 01:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 441
Posted By alexiskai
Re: 180° marks on crank pulley

Hmm, not firing the plugs per se, perhaps, but I could connect a test light that would go off when the points open as the cam rotates. That might be less of a pain than dealing with tape.
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