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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-29-2012, 11:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,061
Posted By TreeTopFlier
Re: Radiator / antifreeze question

Ha! Aint that the truth... I once rebuilt a transmission using the Snyder's catalog.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-25-2012, 05:56 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,825
Posted By TreeTopFlier
Re: idle rpm

Lord have mercy on your soul! I kid, I kid but I asked a similar question and many an ol' timers scolded me for trying to put numbers with a "seat of your pants" adjustment.

My engine currently...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-11-2012, 08:08 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,903
Posted By TreeTopFlier
Re: Gas Gauge Problems

A neat and informative video to check your gauge is adjusted properly....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ucSV66JVyDc
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-31-2012, 09:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,375
Posted By TreeTopFlier
Re: The Men Who Built America

I agree. So far the series has been fantastic... I even learned a few things I didn't know like how Tesla started as Edison's assistant.

Given how good the series has been so far I'm really...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-31-2012, 06:23 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,097
Posted By TreeTopFlier
Re: Rear hub removal

One trick is to also put a nail or pin or something in the little hole drilled in the axel for the cotter pin... Sometimes you really need to put a lot of pressure on the axel with the puller and...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-30-2012, 10:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,415
Posted By TreeTopFlier
re-arching front leaf spring using a press

Hello All,

Having more time then funds currently, I've lined out a few projects on the A for this winter. One of them is addressing the front leaf spring which sets a bit low (the rear seems to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-30-2012, 10:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,800
Posted By TreeTopFlier
Re: Magic carpet ride

Are you saying you can take some of the sag out by loosening the ubolts and retightening them evenly? My front in is sitting a little low.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-30-2012, 12:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,087
Posted By TreeTopFlier
Re: Engine Splash Pans, Installed

I like them... are the ones Mac's sells better quality and a better fit worth the extra cost?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-29-2012, 11:03 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 8,223
Posted By TreeTopFlier
Re: best overdrive for the $$

So whats all involved in putting one of these in? is there a kit?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-29-2012, 10:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,087
Posted By TreeTopFlier
Engine Splash Pans, Installed

I've been looking at installing a pair of splash pans in the motor compartment and looking at the for pictures...

Does anyone have or can link to some pictures of how these puppies look installed?...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-29-2012, 09:39 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 7,927
Posted By TreeTopFlier
Re: Radiator Cleaning and Mess

What a mess!! That vinegar sure did the trick!!

Will the vinegar eat out the seals of a "leak less" pump?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-29-2012, 09:32 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 8,223
Posted By TreeTopFlier
Re: best overdrive for the $$

I've not heard a single bad word about mitchell products... but i was looking to spend about half that at max!

guess i better start putting some $$ away for it now...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-29-2012, 09:06 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 8,223
Posted By TreeTopFlier
Re: best overdrive for the $$

Can you please tell me more? are these specific overdrives? ball park $$?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-29-2012, 08:59 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 8,223
Posted By TreeTopFlier
Re: best overdrive for the $$

How much does this cost? :)
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-29-2012, 08:17 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 8,223
Posted By TreeTopFlier
best overdrive for the $$

Hello All,

The next big thing for my model A is an overdrive.

My current set up is 4.10 gears on 16" v8 rims in a sedan.

what overdrives are the best bang for your buck?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-29-2012, 03:40 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 829
Posted By TreeTopFlier
Radiator leak from nowhere...

The other day I jacked up the drivers side wheel to check the brakes... and out of nowhere the radiator started leaking... ONLY when on the jack stand (lifted). I couldn't locate any pools of coolant...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-28-2012, 07:01 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 8,319
Posted By TreeTopFlier
Re: zenith carb baffles to prevent stalls during braking

Very happy to hear your can do attitude on the stalling... I am determined to address it.

1) sight tube gauge from snyders

2) fully rebuilt carb using adams instructions, used aerosol carb...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-28-2012, 02:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,010
Posted By TreeTopFlier
Re: Looking for rev-meter

they are also refereed to as tachometers and you'll probably have better luck using it...

They do make 6v tachometers though... here http://www.westach.com
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-27-2012, 11:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,368
Posted By TreeTopFlier
Re: Does any company reproduce these?

Sounds like a vocational opportunity to me! Those brackets are sweet!!!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-27-2012, 10:54 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 8,319
Posted By TreeTopFlier
Re: zenith carb baffles to prevent stalls during braking

Yes I've noticed it hardly ever does it unless I'm coming into a stop over speed. I first noticed it when I was trying to located a drag in my brakes.

I hear from many veteran A drivers that this...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-27-2012, 10:23 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 8,319
Posted By TreeTopFlier
zenith carb baffles to prevent stalls during braking

So I've rebuilt the carb to the best of my abilities... a Zenith II.

I still ever so often get a stall when I come to a stop.

Has anyone come up with a baffle for their carb bowl to prevent...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-10-2012, 08:14 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,247
Posted By TreeTopFlier
Re: Transmission Rebuild about to begin

I agree completely here... I rebuilt the gas gauge a while ago and the available parts could have come out of a cracker jack box compared to the original equipment.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-09-2012, 10:57 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,247
Posted By TreeTopFlier
Re: Transmission Rebuild about to begin

great advise above!

it may seen obvious but be sure to check the oil for metallic chips of any sort... also be super sure to install the bearing grease cup between the transmission and drive line...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-07-2012, 10:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,303
Posted By TreeTopFlier
Re: Gas float adjustment

We just did a gas gauge clinic in our club... Al's is correct to my knowledge too, when the F is pegged at the top of the tank and in the center of the window, with a relatively straight float rod...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-06-2012, 04:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,853
Posted By TreeTopFlier
Re: noisy lifter, what to do?

I agree, I'm just looking to get the really noisy lifter to make the "regular" amount of noise like the rest of 'em!
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