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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-28-2020, 09:31 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,127
Posted By mike657894
Re: Is My Cam Going Flat?

In an l head. You can only have so many things affecting lash . If a lifter does not rotate it will wear fast and so will the lobe. If there was an obstruction between the valve and seat. if the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-23-2020, 06:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 500
Posted By mike657894
Re: how to remove oil foam after a head gasket fix?

It worked like a charm. After it heated up the foam started to look greasy. It took about and hour to all go away. Thank you CrossCut!
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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-22-2020, 08:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 500
Posted By mike657894
how to remove oil foam after a head gasket fix?

I was low on water. Fill it up drive 5 miles home lose 1/2 gallon on the way. find foam in oil cap. I re-seal the head with copper spray gasket. Oil level remained constant but 1/4 inch of foam with...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-21-2020, 12:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 303
Posted By mike657894
Re: Grounding the Horn

I noticed my horn button was starting to fail. So I added a relay. Straightened out the problem with out having to take anything apart. Im on 12v so that was probably cooking the button contact....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-17-2020, 08:46 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 817
Posted By mike657894
Re: What kind of glue for running board mat?

weld wood needs to dry for 20 mins after being applied liberally to both sides. and needs to be tacky to the touch not wet. I have used it for many things after it was recomended by a jet ski foam...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-28-2020, 07:01 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 775
Posted By mike657894
Re: Battery connector corroding

My car was needing battery post cleaning constantly. My cable from battery to starter was way too small. It had a fat insulator that fooled me. Somewhere you may be getting necked down or restricted...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-23-2020, 10:03 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 401
Posted By mike657894
Re: Tires

Many factors. If you can afford it do it on the best new rubber. I've lived on both ends of the spectrum. The one end will have you doing tire work on the side of the road. The other may save you...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-21-2020, 11:19 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 545
Posted By mike657894
Re: commercial color list for 1929

this web site has a listing for ford for 29 http://paintref.com/cgi-bin/colorcodedisplay.cgi?year=1929&manuf=Ford
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-20-2020, 05:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 938
Posted By mike657894
Re: Hand throttle notches

get some needle files and recut the grooves. ...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-10-2020, 06:31 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,517
Posted By mike657894
Re: Kangaroo fuel.

Surging sounds electrical. If you think its the lack of a foot rest. Use the hand throttle. How does it run through the gears full throttle? Whats the history on your coil and distributor?

Edit....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-03-2020, 02:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 656
Posted By mike657894
Re: Driver

never pay asking price. looks solid and the stuff on the body would wipe off with reducer. or stripper if stubborn.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-31-2020, 08:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,436
Posted By mike657894
Re: automatic transmisson

Im thinking ive heard th350 conversion.

edit found a thread about torque flight https://www.fordbarn.com/forum/showthread.php?t=157569&highlight=art+moore


Just found a page selling two types....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-27-2020, 12:05 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,292
Posted By mike657894
Re: Missing Valve seat

I have a very late 1940 diamond block it has just exhaust hardened seats. when I put new valves in the hardened seats were pretty much a drop in. the intakes needed about .030 of the stems to fit...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-19-2020, 10:38 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,062
Posted By mike657894
Re: Clutch stuck

It sounds to me as well that the collar is stuck. The zerk lubes the slide action of the collar. may get grease to the throw out, But the one I just installed from macs is sealed. Zerks can clog. On...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-17-2020, 10:13 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,336
Posted By mike657894
Re: Ok, I've got a question for the Northerners....long.

Dont worry about the salt jumping from the daily to the A. Im in michigan, road looks dry out side. you could take a ride up and down your street with no worry of salting your car. Its the wet slurry...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-13-2020, 09:21 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 884
Posted By mike657894
Re: Amount of oil remaining in the engine

I thought the accepted amount was 1/2 a qaurt(32oz/.946 liters) or 16ish ounces near to a half a liter. How did rotating the engine get more oil out of the plug? I was expecting you to have pulled...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-12-2020, 12:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 614
Posted By mike657894
Re: time for new starter brushes I suppose

I recently had to use a post brush on my battery posts. And a month later I was running bad due to the grounds being loose or needing a good scratching.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-10-2020, 11:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 494
Posted By mike657894
Re: Welch plug for carb

Ive found one place carrying a plug for tilotson. About half way down page. I bought a box of carbs and need to get a few plugs. havent ordered yet....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-08-2020, 09:29 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,447
Posted By mike657894
Re: High compression head choice.

putting more pressure in the cylinder may put more stress on the bottom end.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-01-2020, 08:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 521
Posted By mike657894
Re: Spring shackle bushings: Rubber or original?

Many vehicles use rubber. And yes they fall apart after 20 years(of road use). I would think they would need bigger holes or smaller pins or would be weak if they were as thin as the bushings. I put...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-01-2020, 07:10 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,510
Posted By mike657894
Re: Quick question

Ive gone full original. No filter at all. If my engines makes it to breakage due to ingested dust I will feel mighty accomplished. Ive got a fresh bore. Found .017 off of stock bore when I...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-25-2019, 09:38 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 576
Posted By mike657894
Re: doodlebug

probably nothing. farmers(everyone becomes a farmer once on a tractor.) can drive tractors on roads. seemed we put slow moving vehicle signs on trailers and water tanks but never the tractor. My...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-24-2019, 07:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 538
Posted By mike657894
Re: Shackle Bore Alignment

I hook up everything except the last shackle and use the spare tire jack from a truck and a block of 4x4. that spring doesnt weigh as much as a truck. spins easy. travels right over. lift the axle...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-22-2019, 11:26 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,477
Posted By mike657894
Re: Generator vs Alternator

I have seen a picture demonstration of properly adjusted stock lights with nicely polished reflectors and they gave good view down the road. And my lights being out of focus looked like the bad...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-21-2019, 08:03 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,505
Posted By mike657894
Re: Roadster Project

get your stock engine running good first before getting speed parts. Im waiting on a new dizzy to correct a bent shaft that makes #4 miss. Im hoping for 60mph I have had 57(per gps) as my current top...
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