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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-01-2022, 10:30 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 469
Posted By chrs1961815
Re: Front Leaf Spring

The front springs tend to flatten out over the years as they get a lot of abuse and the weight of the car. I haven't had much luck reaching springs, some people have. I would just buy a new one which...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-29-2022, 07:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 283
Posted By chrs1961815
Re: Spark / Throttle Rod Tube - Is this weldable?

It sure is. It is a pretty common problem. They were originally brazed. I think that is a cast iron piece anyway so that is the best bet.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-27-2022, 03:05 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,028
Posted By chrs1961815
Re: New Goodies

Any oil will work fine. Assembly lube really isn't anything more special than any other lubricant unless you don't know what you are doing and set clearances way too tight all around.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-26-2022, 04:48 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,129
Posted By chrs1961815
Re: Water Pump Replacement

The washer is not original and not really needed. The nut needs to be tight to keep the fan from galling the shaft. Whoever did yours did not tighten it nearly enough. You need to make sure you got...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-26-2022, 03:09 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,129
Posted By chrs1961815
Re: Water Pump Replacement

Do you remove the pump to replace it?

Original steel fan blades can come apart. Reproduction aluminum ones don't. The tapered pulley is what holds it on for the most part. The cotter pin in the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-25-2022, 10:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 375
Posted By chrs1961815
Re: Mice got into rumble seat back cushion

Seat covers are installed over burlap padding which is held tight around the springs. Then atop of that is usually a synthetic cotton or actual cotton if it is older. Mice likely liked your cotton....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-22-2022, 05:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 554
Posted By chrs1961815
Re: Wet feet from rain?

I just did a bunch of research on this as I am working on a project that I wanted to completely seal to prevent rust out.
Not all silicone rust metal. Acid based silicones will rust and corrode...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-22-2022, 05:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 837
Posted By chrs1961815
Re: Distributor Wire part

I would not recommend using regular wire. I use this when I rebuild distributors.
Abrasion-Resistant Wire, with Silicone Insulation, 14 Wire Gauge

https://www.mcmaster.com/7479K23
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-17-2022, 07:03 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 873
Posted By chrs1961815
Re: Oil filter housing for a Burtz Block

Looks like it belongs there!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-16-2022, 05:36 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 781
Posted By chrs1961815
Re: Gas gauge float and what is it?

A lot of people either braze or weld the washer on rather than swedge it.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-13-2022, 08:12 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 996
Posted By chrs1961815
Re: Tires

I have Goodyear tires from Kelsey. Can't conplain.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-13-2022, 08:11 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 387
Posted By chrs1961815
Re: Hood Paint Bubbles

The engine would blow up long before the hood would even get hot enough to bubble paint. Never even seen one too warm to touch. The louvers in the side help a lot.
Most likely bad body work where...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-06-2022, 11:14 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,690
Posted By chrs1961815
Re: Stuck Head

What I have done is take a cherry picker or engine hoist and hook it to two spark plug eyelets for lifting the engine. You have to make sure you have it square to do this and apply equal force to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-05-2022, 07:37 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,896
Posted By chrs1961815
Re: MAFCA Social Media Page now welcomes Shay Model-As

The difference is a Burtz engine is quite hard to tell from an original engine. A shay is obviously not a Model A to most.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-01-2022, 08:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 353
Posted By chrs1961815
Re: Need Help to ID Model Sheetmetal? Trunk floor?

Looks like the curved panel at the back of the trunk at the rear of the body that gets riveted under the striker.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-01-2022, 08:40 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,055
Posted By chrs1961815
Re: Fan Blade

Definetely one of the two blade aluminum fans, they won't come apart.
An affordable replacement radiator doesn't exist, it is all or nothing. You can sit around modifying some other radiator or you...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-27-2022, 10:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 359
Posted By chrs1961815
Re: Spacers? from rear hub/brake

Those are for the early style grease baffles. They were originally crimped into the sheet metal but they fall out. Most repair by welding or brazing them back on. They are needed.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-21-2022, 10:39 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 793
Posted By chrs1961815
Re: Water Inlet Leak

What I do is use some Permatex water pump gasket maker to make connections in contact with antifreeze. Other silicone most likely degrades when it comes into contact, at least I always had trouble. I...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-14-2022, 10:40 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,422
Posted By chrs1961815
Re: Cast Iron drum brakes - Restoration finish?

As far as I'm concerned, this shouldn't be a debate at all. Regular urethane paint lasts fine on brake drums. I have even used it on engines and it will not burn off unless you severely overheat the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-14-2022, 10:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 701
Posted By chrs1961815
Re: Tudor roof batting

Cotton is superior but mice like it more than synthetic material.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-07-2022, 09:10 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 698
Posted By chrs1961815
Re: Mitchell overdrive compatibility?

Well that is true, it doesn't necessarily mean it is early as parts have been switched many times over the years.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-06-2022, 09:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,206
Posted By chrs1961815
Re: Steers Awful Bad...

Just to be clear, reproduction thrust bearings need washers as they are thinner than originals.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-06-2022, 06:22 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 312
Posted By chrs1961815
Re: Torque Tube Speed O gears, roller bearing grease

I just packed some wheel bearing grease into mine when I did it last fall.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-04-2022, 07:03 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,194
Posted By chrs1961815
Re: Modern "New" Head Gasket...Opinion Please

Just an FYI, that has been around for a few years. I haven't heard much if anything good about them.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-02-2022, 08:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 698
Posted By chrs1961815
Re: Mitchell overdrive compatibility?

No, you would have to open it up to be sure.
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