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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 07:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 827
Posted By alexiskai
Re: repro exhaust manifold

Since I rarely see a discussion of the cost of having the manifold surfaced, wanted to note here that I just bought a used one from Bert's, had it surfaced locally, cost was $78.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-12-2019, 10:48 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 964
Posted By alexiskai
Re: Interesting read in Hemmings about restoration costs.

I still have the receipts from the guy who originally restored my coupe in '84, and even then the bodywork and painting represented the majority of his total restoration costs. Easily over $10K in...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-11-2019, 08:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 631
Posted By alexiskai
Re: Where do I store stuff??

On my '29 coupe, the seat just lifts off the riser, so I put down some non-slip mats and a utensil tray and put a tool kit, first aid, jack, etc. in there.

If you wanted to, it wouldn't be too...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-09-2019, 09:19 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,124
Posted By alexiskai
Re: Club Thinning

This is a pretty key point. I know there are enough owners within 30 minutes of me that we could start a club, but no one is stepping up to start it. It's a serious time commitment, at least if you...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-08-2019, 04:03 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 744
Posted By alexiskai
Re: NC? Request for Antique Vehicle exam

I haven't had one myself, but from what I hear the point of it is to deter fraud. They will be very interested in the VIN you're proposing for it, where that VIN is stamped on the car, if there are...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-07-2019, 12:44 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 698
Posted By alexiskai
Re: Replacing only the main leaf spring with a new one?

Is there a resource online showing the factory standard unweighted dimensions for the various front and rear springs? This would be a good resource for those of us looking at used springs or trying...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-06-2019, 09:02 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,124
Posted By alexiskai
Re: Club Thinning

I think the availability of good Internet resources (like this one) has reduced the benefit to joining clubs. There are obviously still benefits, but I think a lot of folks are deciding it's not...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-06-2019, 04:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 526
Posted By alexiskai
Re: Do I need this?

Try this:
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000I8XD9E/

80 Watt 36" Battery Thermal Wrap. Keeps the battery warm. Much cheaper than buying a second Optima red-top.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-06-2019, 02:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 526
Posted By alexiskai
Re: Do I need this?

I did connect batteries in parallel like that one time, and they were Optimas, but the only reason I did it is because I had accidentally deep-discharged one of them – to the point where my trickle...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-06-2019, 09:11 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 461
Posted By alexiskai
Re: A-6200 Connecting Rod

This guy on the swap board is selling a NOS connecting rod right now.

https://www.fordbarn.com/forum/showthread.php?t=272189
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-05-2019, 04:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 698
Posted By alexiskai
Re: Replacing only the main leaf spring with a new one?

It occurs to me that there are a ton of companies in the US (or wherever you are) that specialize in repairing leaf springs for trucks, trailers, RVs, etc., and I bet you could call up a couple of...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-05-2019, 10:17 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,964
Posted By alexiskai
Re: MMO non believers

What proportion or amount are you putting in? I know it's different when you use it in the oil vs in the gas.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-03-2019, 08:50 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,329
Posted By alexiskai
Re: Analyze this . . .

MMO = Marvel Mystery Oil
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-03-2019, 08:01 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 755
Posted By alexiskai
Re: Stubborn Zenith

I'm buying it from Bert's, so... probably it's OK... but I'll definitely check and have it surfaced if needed. I would've had the existing one surfaced, but the rust was so bad I decided to just...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-03-2019, 02:03 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 755
Posted By alexiskai
Re: Stubborn Zenith

I'm also dealing with this right now. Yesterday ran a vacuum leak test, squirted starting fluid pretty much everywhere with no effect.

Took the carb apart, used compressed air on each jet and...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-02-2019, 08:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 797
Posted By alexiskai
Re: Stud removal

http://www.theinductor.com/induction-heating-products/mini-ductor/models/md-700-110v
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-01-2019, 02:34 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 755
Posted By alexiskai
Re: Stubborn Zenith

How would one diagnose that?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-01-2019, 02:08 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 949
Posted By alexiskai
Re: Mysterious hole in valve chamber?

You can see a similar hole here in this block being rebuilt:

http://www.model-a-ford-4bangers.com/100_0353-1.jpg
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-01-2019, 01:49 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,997
Posted By alexiskai
Re: Quick Jack Car Lift

Looks like EZ Car Lift has a version for the Model A that you would order that has 45" cross-members and 6" spacer blocks. This places the lifting platform exactly under the frame on both sides,...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-01-2019, 10:19 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 457
Posted By alexiskai
Re: Rear Spring

Bert's and Snyder's both sell US-made 10-leaf rear springs
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-01-2019, 08:44 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,314
Posted By alexiskai
Re: Cotter pins

Since the whole point of cotter pins is that you can bend them with pliers, or often just your thumb, I would consider their strength to be minimal. You could probably make them out of plastic if you...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-31-2019, 07:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 515
Posted By alexiskai
Re: Sagging Front Spring.

Hmm, OK, not going to be be super instructive for me. Likely will be doing it without spreader or press.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-31-2019, 02:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 515
Posted By alexiskai
Re: Sagging Front Spring.

If you have time, I'd love to hear which shackles you ordered and what tools were required for the bushings, as well as details of the install process going forward. I will need to replace my springs...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-31-2019, 09:59 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 520
Posted By alexiskai
Re: Model year dates?

I've heard from several sources that dating by the engine can give you a mistakenly early date for the car because the engines were built centrally and then shipped by rail to regional depots, where...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-29-2019, 12:46 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,997
Posted By alexiskai
Re: Quick Jack Car Lift

Ramps are OK as long as you keep your body under where the ramps are, so if the car were to roll off it wouldn't injure you. Jack stands are the standard way to elevate a car (other than a lift). The...
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