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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 12:44 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 436
Posted By GPierce
Re: Speedometer error

My new Toyota truck was 2-3 mph off. Toyota said it was within specification.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 06:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 274
Posted By GPierce
Re: Windshield Frame Press-In Nut

I would drill the hole in the bracket to the proper size and then use a bolt or the screw that attaches to the swing arm to pull the press in nut into the bracket.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-26-2020, 08:18 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,357
Posted By GPierce
Re: Factory Balancing of Rotating Assembly

Page 25 May-June Model A News shows a picture taken in the Ford engine assembly area of the piston and connecting rod assemble’s being matched on a balance.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-21-2020, 02:37 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 921
Posted By GPierce
Re: Marvel Schebler carb pouring gas

He said He already took it apart in post #1
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-21-2020, 11:40 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 921
Posted By GPierce
Re: Marvel Schebler carb pouring gas

It doesn’t take much fuel to leak into the float to make it sink. My MS started pouring fuel out the intake. I removed the float which looked ok and put in the float bowl full of fuel holding the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-20-2020, 12:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 401
Posted By GPierce
Re: Leaking gas from carburator - choke

Float level set to high will cause this. Look in the carb throat with a mirror and flashlight and see if fuel is dripping out of the main jet discharge tube in the center of Venturi.
I’ve this...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-12-2020, 06:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 419
Posted By GPierce
Re: Putting box on 1930 CCPU

Make sure have the bed wood in before you put that panel in. Getting to the front wood bed bolts with that panel in is next to impossible.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-08-2020, 10:14 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,088
Posted By GPierce
Re: Nylock self locking nuts on main bearing bolts?

Nylon lock nuts are not allowed in the engine compartment of an airplane in most circumstances.
Here is what I would use on the engine....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-07-2020, 07:58 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,063
Posted By GPierce
Re: Spray paint

Our local automotive paint supply store can color match your paint and package it in a spray can. Worked great for me on my antique airplane.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-04-2020, 08:13 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,018
Posted By GPierce
Re: Take a gander at this.

You donít want to drive the prop off the front pulley.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-19-2020, 08:27 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,460
Posted By GPierce
Re: My friend Kenís Model A -V8

When I was 16 I would have lusted for ride like that.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-18-2020, 10:18 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 930
Posted By GPierce
Re: LED headlights in a 6 volt car anyone?

Here is a test done by a member of the Memphis Model A Club.
"I set up a testing area as described in the book—25 feet from the headlights, horizontal line 37 inches from the floor and headlight...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-10-2020, 06:44 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,089
Posted By GPierce
Re: engine rpm at idle

5 to 7 miles per hour at idle in low gear. Five works fine for me.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-28-2020, 08:26 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,520
Posted By GPierce
Re: Things That Vibrate

Throttle rod against the GAV rod.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-15-2020, 07:18 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,002
Posted By GPierce
Re: E 85

I ran casinghead gas in my Cushman motor scooter in Pratt, Kansas.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-15-2020, 12:03 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,902
Posted By GPierce
Re: Bratton's & Covid-19

��. Mistake
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-15-2020, 11:27 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 942
Posted By GPierce
Re: model a battery disconnect question

With no ground on the battery there will be no current flow from the hot side of the battery. The vehicle frame has no continuity to the ground lug on the battery with the disconnect switch on the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-02-2020, 08:15 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 934
Posted By GPierce
Re: Finding TDC for leak-down test

Put it on top dead center, high gear, parking brake on. Maybe block the wheels. It isn’t going anywhere.

There is nothing restraining an aircraft propellor. The car is restrained. If the airplane...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-01-2020, 03:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 688
Posted By GPierce
Re: Best way to seal threads on indented firewall gas valve

I just removed a fitting from the bottom of gas tank that I installed 10 years ago with non-hardening Aviation Permatex. The fitting is submerged in auto fuel and alternatively Avgas. The Permatex...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-30-2020, 08:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 488
Posted By GPierce
Re: Classic seat spring woes and fixes

I made a plywood bottom and back. Used several layers of different density foam on the bottom and foam on back reducing the thickness of the back by two inches. Covered both with the original lookin...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-15-2020, 12:23 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,222
Posted By GPierce
Re: 130B Deluxe Delivery For Sale On Ebay

Maybe they didnít want to exit the vehicle and raise the hood to shut off the gas but wanted the engine compartment original looking.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-14-2020, 03:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,044
Posted By GPierce
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-14-2020, 01:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,044
Posted By GPierce
Re: MAFCA National Convention - Texas

That was scheduled for late June. The mass panic should have subsided by then.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-07-2020, 06:20 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 946
Posted By GPierce
Re: Driver Licneses In a Model A -- After Oct., 1st

You only need that REAL ID (A STAR IN THE CORNOR) to go thru TSA at the airport or other government buildings after Oct. 1.. A pass port or military ID will also suffice to satisfy the TSA...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-07-2020, 01:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 627
Posted By GPierce
Re: Excessive right front tire wear?

What Jim said.
My toe-in was 7/16”. I noticed it because the center two ribs on both tires had a sharp edge of rubber on the inside of the rib where they had been scrubbing. The wear was even on...
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