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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 12:17 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,203
Posted By 30 Closed Cab PU
Re: Analyze this . . .

Yep, was agreeing with you, a rehash, and adding a suggestion or 2.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 11:40 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,203
Posted By 30 Closed Cab PU
Re: Analyze this . . .

For fouling in 30 miles I suspect you may only get marginal improvement with the W18s.


Try the w18s, if issue not resolved as FM indicates most likely your carb is running way too rich. Try...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 11:29 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 506
Posted By 30 Closed Cab PU
Re: 8 volt battery in 6 volt car

sofield - Are you just asking for knowledge, or do you have a problem/issue needing to be resolved?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 12:54 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,320
Posted By 30 Closed Cab PU
Re: One note to modern engine oils

Zinc was not originally used. Zinc Additives were used much later on to reduce wear due to the higher force valve springs in much higher reving cars. Zinc is not required in Model As due to the low...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-10-2019, 05:33 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 579
Posted By 30 Closed Cab PU
Re: What spark plugs are you currently using?

W18s, happy with them, 3076 were too cold.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-10-2019, 01:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 549
Posted By 30 Closed Cab PU
Re: Battery powered creeper

That would be great, but do not have the skills, money, space. Am in the A hobby on a shoestring budget. Thanks for the info/advice
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-10-2019, 01:10 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,913
Posted By 30 Closed Cab PU
Re: MMO non believers

From what I have seen here, and what is on an MMO bottle, 4 ozs. per 10 gallons. As the above poster, I incorrectly assumed when you "fill", you were filling from an almost empty tank to a full...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-10-2019, 01:06 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,203
Posted By 30 Closed Cab PU
Re: Analyze this . . .

The W16s and 3076 are almost equivalent range plugs for RPMs on an A. The W16 are kinda a dual range plug, they are colder at below 2000 rpm, but hotter above 2000 RPMs for more modern motors.

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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-10-2019, 12:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 502
Posted By 30 Closed Cab PU
Re: Old problem but new twist? Coolant loss

My opinion - Depends on how long since the last torque/re-torque.


If they are rusty/frozen clean/wire brush the nuts and exposed threads, one at a time loosen enough just to break them free...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-10-2019, 12:36 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 611
Posted By 30 Closed Cab PU
Re: Cold Weather Operation

X2, mine runs better when it is cold out than when hot out. Idles lower Rpm and smoother
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-09-2019, 09:48 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,913
Posted By 30 Closed Cab PU
Re: MMO non believers

X2, yes, Use it in my A and all my small engines, fill the tanks full with some Stabil 360 when storing, all my storage issues disappeared. No water in the gas or phase separation, no varnishing in...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-09-2019, 09:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 549
Posted By 30 Closed Cab PU
Re: Battery powered creeper

Thanks, looks like I have another idea for Santa Claus.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-09-2019, 09:28 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 725
Posted By 30 Closed Cab PU
Re: NC? Request for Antique Vehicle exam

Issue with cheating is it may not be an issue right away, but if you sell it, and the new owner discovers it or has to verify it for retitling.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-09-2019, 09:25 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 611
Posted By 30 Closed Cab PU
Re: Cold Weather Operation

Wisconsin- put mine to sleep in the Winter, usually end of October, out in the spring 1st part of April. Is put away due to tons of salt used on the roads. Do run antifreeze and a 160 degree...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-09-2019, 11:18 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 549
Posted By 30 Closed Cab PU
Re: Battery powered creeper

I do like the adjustable headrest. My neck/back can't take laying completely flat and holding my head up.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-09-2019, 11:14 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 662
Posted By 30 Closed Cab PU
Re: Werner - ask away

So much I want to say, but not A related.




Werner - I may not always agree. I always read your posts with interest since they are well thought out, wish I was 1/4 the mechanic you are. ...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-09-2019, 10:50 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 549
Posted By 30 Closed Cab PU
Re: Battery powered creeper

One of the video comments said something like was quoted $30,000
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-09-2019, 10:43 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 692
Posted By 30 Closed Cab PU
Re: repro exhaust manifold

Arm chair mechanic here. Am not agreeing or dis-agreeing, just would like your comments on a different view I've heard a couple of times in the past.


There is a view that it is better to use...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-09-2019, 10:33 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 740
Posted By 30 Closed Cab PU
Re: Carb Rebuild

Thanks, have had issues in the past with lawn mower, leaf blower, pressure washer carbs where they have extremely small passages that can not be cleaned/unblocked. I do take proper precautions with...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-09-2019, 10:16 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 684
Posted By 30 Closed Cab PU
Re: Cooked corn in radiator

I use properly sized automotive rubber freeze plugs that fit into the radiator hoses. Glue two of them together, get cheap plastic garden hose repair fittings, drill a hole through the center of the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-09-2019, 10:03 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,697
Posted By 30 Closed Cab PU
Re: 12 volt headlight options

[QUOTE=Magicbox51;1819300].

To add to the saga, I tried out the new Logo Light LED bulbs and was pretty disappointed with the results. To be fair, the LED bulbs were plenty bright. I would say...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-09-2019, 09:55 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,697
Posted By 30 Closed Cab PU
Re: 12 volt headlight options

I did basically the same thing, but cut up pieces of tractor inner tube to insert between the contacts. Also added a small amount of RTV to the end of the pieces to help hold the pieces in the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-09-2019, 09:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 340
Posted By 30 Closed Cab PU
Re: Low compression

My rebuilt motor took about 2000 miles to fully break in, using conventional 15w/40 Shell T4 multi weight detergent oil. 1st readings at 250 miles were all over the place with one cylinder at 40...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-09-2019, 09:32 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 725
Posted By 30 Closed Cab PU
Re: NC? Request for Antique Vehicle exam

Additionally you could try going on line, or perhaps call the DMV and ask. It may be different in N.C. but in Wisconsin the bonded title period is 3 years. Then the DMV automatically sends you a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-09-2019, 09:16 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 469
Posted By 30 Closed Cab PU
Re: Backfire or popping when going down hill

My A makes a little what I call a "coughing/quiet pop" sound when shifting and foot off the gas slowing down from higher rpms. It is not a true firecracker/shotgun sound that would wake the...
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