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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 07:59 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 592
Posted By alexiskai
Re: Brake Light Switch Backwards

Yep, that's the float-a-motor transmission bracket. Looks like an aluminum version?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 02:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 592
Posted By alexiskai
Re: Brake Light Switch Backwards

If the ammeter shows a discharge when you press the brake pedal, even though the light is out, that would indicate that pulling the tab in the brake light switch is creating a short circuit rather...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 07:36 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 592
Posted By alexiskai
Re: Brake Light Switch Backwards

What does the ammeter show before you press the brake pedal and then as you press the brake pedal?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-24-2020, 11:00 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 308
Posted By alexiskai
Re: 30' Roadster Rear Spring "Thickness"

This post has an attachment showing the leaf sequence with thicknesses.
https://www.fordbarn.com/forum/showpost.php?p=1128509&postcount=3
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-21-2020, 05:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 457
Posted By alexiskai
Re: Front Main Spring

I think you could literally use oil straight out of the drain plug if you wanted.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-21-2020, 03:12 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,051
Posted By alexiskai
Re: Motor Paint color ?

Worth remembering that originally the paint was applied pretty lightly. Here's a good thread on it from last year with some pictures.
https://www.fordbarn.com/forum/showthread.php?t=266207&showall=1
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-21-2020, 02:33 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,430
Posted By alexiskai
Re: Engine pans

I'll be putting floating mounts and engine pans on at the same time. How much flex are we talking about? Will rubber washers at the frame do the trick? Feels like it'll be better to cushion them on...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-21-2020, 09:52 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 457
Posted By alexiskai
Re: Front Main Spring

These are the covers I got when I cleaned and re-lubed both springs. Worked pretty well, fit was good. I kinda went overboard soaking the felt in oil, so I had oil puddles behind the wheel hubs for a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-20-2020, 10:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 525
Posted By alexiskai
Re: name of screw on rain gutters

Those were the same ones I needed. I recall I did just end up using nails. I looked for short black nails with a relatively wide head so they would grab the drip rail. The hardest part was finding a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-20-2020, 09:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 681
Posted By alexiskai
Re: Ahooha

You should be able to sound the horn with the car off, just pressing the horn button on the steering wheel. Works off the battery. I know this because my kids really enjoy doing it while I'm under...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-20-2020, 09:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 525
Posted By alexiskai
Re: name of screw on rain gutters

I asked this question last year and Brent recommended a generic screw shank nail.
https://www.fordbarn.com/forum/showthread.php?t=268189
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-20-2020, 12:47 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,939
Posted By alexiskai
Re: Cracked Block

I'd like to get some data on the glycol/epoxy issue, it sounds to me like another one of those old mechanics' tales.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-20-2020, 11:21 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,395
Posted By alexiskai
Re: Engine Machining

There may be some terminology confusion here, I believe the OP wanted insert valve seats, not insert crankshaft bearings.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-19-2020, 05:25 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,395
Posted By alexiskai
Re: Engine Machining

Rich Fallucca of Antique Engine Rebuilding in Skokie IL gave a lecture four years ago where he addressed this – basically said he'd never seen evidence to support the lead hypothesis, but he does put...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-19-2020, 04:54 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,395
Posted By alexiskai
Re: Engine Machining

Arlyn is a member on here, you could reach out via PM

https://www.fordbarn.com/forum/member.php?u=1451
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-18-2020, 11:48 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,430
Posted By alexiskai
Re: Engine pans

Werner, take a look also at these older threads on the engine pans. The two most common problems are (1) difficulty with the installation due to the mount points not quite being where they're...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-17-2020, 12:44 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,092
Posted By alexiskai
Re: Radial tires for AA Trucks

I have no personal experience with this, but I just googled "dually tires touching" and apparently it's still a topic of discussion on modern trucks. Many folks are of the opinion that contact...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-15-2020, 11:35 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 719
Posted By alexiskai
Re: Cracked Head

Also consider upgrading to a 6:1 head, since you're taking the head off anyway. Best performance upgrade for the Model A, dollar for dollar.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-15-2020, 11:22 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,095
Posted By alexiskai
Re: Fine point judging...a simple question

I don't have a personal opinion on the subject, but when I talked to Ken Davis, who's been in the hobby for decades, he felt strongly that fine-point judging had become incredibly expensive as a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-11-2020, 06:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 687
Posted By alexiskai
Re: Looking for LED replacement bulbs for tail and cowl lights

I got one of these, seems to work pretty well.

https://modelastore.com/index.php?route=product/product&product_id=18460
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-11-2020, 12:05 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 608
Posted By alexiskai
Re: Fun project voltage regulator

I think they've been "on back order" at least a year, i.e., they are not currently being produced.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-10-2020, 02:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 569
Posted By alexiskai
Re: charge battery via alternator lug

I realize that, I mainly wanted to confirm that there's no risk of damage to the electrical components by leaving the normal circuit in place. Previously, if I wanted to charge the battery, I would...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-10-2020, 01:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 569
Posted By alexiskai
Re: charge battery via alternator lug

This is awesome, I did not know this was a thing. So I can charge my 6V-pos. ground battery (3A charger) by connecting the red lead to ground and the black lead to that nut on the starter switch? No...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-09-2020, 01:09 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,070
Posted By alexiskai
Re: insurance

I used American Collectors for collision and roadside assistance because they partner with USAA, which is where I have all my other auto insurance. What's Hagerty charging?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-09-2020, 12:08 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,495
Posted By alexiskai
Re: High compression head choice.

The general consensus I've read seems to be that the max you should put on Babbitt bearings that have not been recently rebuilt is around 6.5:1, +/- 0.5.
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