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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 02:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 400
Posted By Standing Elk
Re: Microlon engine treatment

ronn, not sure chemically how it is different than synthetic motor oil but the price is definitely different. Microlon is about $90.00 per quart. It is a one time, one quart, treatment however. I...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 03:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 400
Posted By Standing Elk
Microlon engine treatment

A friend who is also an airplane mechanic was telling me about a product called Microlon. It is a one time friction reducing oil additive. It is approved for use in airplane engines and he has used...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-12-2021, 10:05 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 908
Posted By Standing Elk
Re: AutoLite heater install

I cut both ends out of a bean can, split it lengthwise, rolled it up tight enough to slip through the firewall door and into the heater opening. When I released the tension it expanded perfectly and...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-07-2021, 06:58 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,018
Posted By Standing Elk
Re: Old sayings

1. The only stupid question is the one that never gets asked.
2. I started with nothin and still have most of it left
3. This ground is so poor you would have to sit on a sack of fertilizer just to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-14-2020, 06:23 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,024
Posted By Standing Elk
Re: Steering wheel paint

Anyone use JB Weld as a crack and chip filler?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-18-2020, 09:16 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 581
Posted By Standing Elk
Re: Anyone using a horn relay

Thanks fellas, I believe I will try one.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-17-2020, 08:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 581
Posted By Standing Elk
Anyone using a horn relay

I see that some of the suppliers offer a horn relay that fits inside the horn cover, claiming that it will help the performance of your horn. Has anyone used one of these? If so did it help? Thanks
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-17-2020, 09:49 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,031
Posted By Standing Elk
Re: question

It's been over 50 years since I took my last drivers test. Do the modern manuals still have hand signals in them? When I tested you had to know how to use hand signals to pass the test. I still use...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-15-2020, 10:02 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 508
Posted By Standing Elk
Re: Question on power to the light / horn switch

Thanks everyone. I found a cobbled job inside my horn. The wires were just stuffed into the connectors. I have installed new connectors and mounting blocks in the horn and am waiting on some new ends...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-13-2020, 07:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 508
Posted By Standing Elk
Question on power to the light / horn switch

Is there only one hot wire that supplies power to the light switch and horn? My lights have gotten a little dim and my horn is not working correctly. Car starts fine and the battery is staying...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-01-2020, 04:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 438
Posted By Standing Elk
Re: Slight high speed miss

Thanks I will have a look for that. What would cause the burn mark if it is there?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-01-2020, 04:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 438
Posted By Standing Elk
Re: Slight high speed miss

The GAV nor the spark lever position seem to have any effect on it. When I say "slight" miss I mean you really have to pay attention to notice it but it is there.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-01-2020, 04:12 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,313
Posted By Standing Elk
Re: Worn rear axle threads

Conaway, a good permanent fix would be to have the axle built up and re threaded. A GOOD welding shop should be able to spray the appropriate material on and then re thread your axle. Just make sure...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-01-2020, 04:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 438
Posted By Standing Elk
Slight high speed miss

Ok, so my 30 coupe starts very easily and runs smooth until I reach road speed, about 45 mph. At that time it seems to develop a slight miss.I have the more modern points set up installed, timing is...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-26-2020, 09:59 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 239
Posted By Standing Elk
Interior tacks

How do you hide the heads of the tacks when installing the strips above and to the rear of the doors on a 30 coupe. I need to install new wind lace and will need to remove these pieces to do so....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-14-2020, 06:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 310
Posted By Standing Elk
interior tacks

So, on say a coupe, when you install the tack strips above the doors and down along behind the doors to hold the wind lace in place how do you hide the heads of the tacks?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-05-2020, 09:18 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 829
Posted By Standing Elk
Re: Rear brakes

I had my hubs installed into my new drums and then the drums trued by a shop. When I checked them after I got them back I found that they were no true. One was actually pretty bad. The way I fixed...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-01-2020, 08:03 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 944
Posted By Standing Elk
Fallow up on balance beads

Sometime ago I posted a question on how effective balance were in model A tires. Several of you responded and some asked for a fallow up. I finally got around to putting them in. Kind of a slow...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-23-2020, 08:13 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,551
Posted By Standing Elk
Re: Anyone Ever Built or Even Seen, An Original type Greasing Pit?

After they did away with the steam locomotives at home I remember dad putting plank ramps over the ash pit and doing oil changes on it.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-13-2020, 02:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,110
Posted By Standing Elk
Re: Thump thump thump

Thanks everyone. No loose wheels or axle nuts. Will have a look at the inside of the rear end to see if anything is as it should be. It is kinda weird though, Say you are going about 10 - 15 mph just...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-09-2020, 08:11 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,110
Posted By Standing Elk
Thump thump thump

Wondering what the possibilities might be. At low speed 10-15 mph, with the clutch engaged I hear a thump thump thump coming from I think the rear of the car. It stops as soon as I put the clutch in....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-02-2020, 09:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 587
Posted By Standing Elk
distributor oiler how much oil?

So when you fellas fill the oilier on the outside of your distributor, typically how much does it take to fill it. Seems like mine only takes a couple - three drops.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-08-2020, 04:59 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,346
Posted By Standing Elk
Re: Front Hub Advice Needed

My 30 coupe acts the same way even after a complete rebuild on the breaks. If I spin the front wheels you can detect a slight high spot where the shoes and the drum come slightly into contact. Never...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-11-2020, 08:53 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 339
Posted By Standing Elk
Needed source for wind lace retainers

Am looking for a source for the retainers that hold the wind lace in the channel in the front of the door on a 30 coupe. I have looked at several suppliers and can't seem to find them listed. Thanks
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-28-2020, 05:52 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,216
Posted By Standing Elk
Sea-Foam

Just asking, if anybody runs a dose of Sea-Foam in their crank case occasionally to eliminate the accumulation of any sludge? I watched some clips where they did some tests doing this on a more...
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