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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 03:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 197
Posted By fastroadster
Question Water Glass

Anybody else used "water Glass" (Sodium Silicate) on a cracked block in the old days?:confused::confused:
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-10-2019, 04:56 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 869
Posted By fastroadster
Re: Cracked Block

In the old days, we used "Water Glass". Sodium Silicate, you can buy it at a pharmacy. It was an egg preservative. You start up the A, let it warm up good. Then put 4oz of water glass in radiator....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-02-2019, 04:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 321
Posted By fastroadster
Re: model a radiator

They do it to raise the boiling point....... Don't really have to on a Model A
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-01-2019, 01:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 672
Posted By fastroadster
Re: Im going to be buying some tubes and tires. good tubes? bad tubes?

Biggest problem I've had was tubes splitting on seams......
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-22-2019, 05:39 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 969
Posted By fastroadster
Trailer

I have a 29 CCPU what length of trailer would be adequate for this. Any ideas. I have a chance to pickup a 15X8. Thanks
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-19-2019, 02:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 638
Posted By fastroadster
Re: Dipstick level

or just reverse.... fill crankcase without that extra quart mark, then fill all the way and mark again. Hahhahah Good luck
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-19-2019, 02:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 638
Posted By fastroadster
Re: Dipstick level

How I do it on all the cars I've had over the years is fill you crankcase with oil, check dipstick. Mark with file the full mark. Drain out one quart and mark you dipstick again for the add mark....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-18-2019, 02:15 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,077
Posted By fastroadster
Re: Building a Travel Toolkit

I have my "bag" I put in any vehicle I drive. It contains those all in one tools they keep coming out with. They really do help in an emergency. Including bailing wire and duct tape. I guess I'm just...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-21-2019, 07:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 355
Posted By fastroadster
Re: Turlock swap meet august

January is the super bowl of swap meets............
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-20-2019, 12:45 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,288
Posted By fastroadster
Synthetic Oil

How does everyone feel about running synthetic oil in their A's. I have been running 30wt. Diesel oil but now see people are talking about running synthetics. I don't think they come in anything but...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-19-2019, 01:34 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,143
Posted By fastroadster
Re: Starter issue

Check your grounds..... on battery as well as on frame.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-05-2018, 08:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 685
Posted By fastroadster
Re: Radiator

yes.....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-27-2018, 10:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,155
Posted By fastroadster
Re: Starter question

Thanks Benson...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-24-2018, 11:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,155
Posted By fastroadster
Re: Starter question

Curious on how the condenser looks on the Radiator
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-28-2018, 09:42 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,032
Posted By fastroadster
Re: Fire in Redding, CA

Good luck Jerry. Lot of my classmates lost or losing their homes. Prayers are with you guys..... Shasta High class of 66
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-06-2018, 08:40 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,014
Posted By fastroadster
Re: Cracked Block Options

I have Brazed many blocks like this.............
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-06-2018, 08:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,203
Posted By fastroadster
Re: latest attempts.

They look great
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-21-2018, 09:27 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,372
Posted By fastroadster
Re: The right way to use waterglass

I suggest getting a small coffee cup.... fill it half with the sodium silicate. Warm up the engine, poor directly in the radiator put the cap on (doesn't matter if it is pressurized or not) and go...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-18-2018, 03:27 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,026
Posted By fastroadster
Re: Positive thoughts and Prayers for Ol Jenny

Prayers are with Ol Jenny and family..... thinking about you
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-10-2018, 07:50 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,081
Posted By fastroadster
Re: Starter problems

OK, will check all grounds. The starter switch is new, I "rebuilt" old switch... don't think that was ever the problem
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-09-2018, 10:22 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,081
Posted By fastroadster
Re: Starter problems

Hi Frank, yes engine was free, hand crank, ring gear in position. Bendix is one of the new style which I just replaced. Starter worked great off car, but as soon as I bolted it up to engine it would...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-09-2018, 10:41 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,481
Posted By fastroadster
Re: Running Single Plate in California

California Law enforcement usually won't write you a ticket..... but it is PC (probable cause) for a traffic stop.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-07-2018, 02:01 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,081
Posted By fastroadster
Re: Starter problems

So far truck is running like a champ........ don't know what to say.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-06-2018, 12:39 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,081
Posted By fastroadster
Re: Starter problems

Hi Guys.......... The Model A fairy must have showed up last night. My buddy came over this morning, and before we started to pull the starter off for the umtenith time. He said try starting it again...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-05-2018, 11:55 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,081
Posted By fastroadster
Re: Starter problems

Yea Ken, I rebuilt the starter switch by cleaning the strip with a dremel. Then I thought I would replace it, so I did. No difference.......... and also cleaned the button with steel wool. Still no...
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