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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 10:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 454
Posted By Railcarmover
Re: Where to get the best quality pistons/rings for my A?

Full skirt snyder pistons are real good. Ross pistons are lighter and have thinner rings that seat better.the rosses cost about 100 bucks a piece,so for a little more you get a lighter rotating...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 09:34 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 454
Posted By Railcarmover
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-22-2019, 10:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 430
Posted By Railcarmover
Re: Timesaver Paste to final fit Ford A main & Rod Brg

Are you assembling a line bored engine?are you fitting a babbit repair?.basically why do you want to cut the babbit?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-20-2019, 06:59 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 987
Posted By Railcarmover
Re: Front and Rear Spring Restoration

What happens if a main leaf fails at the eye?the cars body drops about 1.5"on the broken side and the car continues to track straight. The radius rods (wishbone) hold the axle true,not the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-20-2019, 01:24 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 987
Posted By Railcarmover
Re: Front and Rear Spring Restoration

Ford alloyed vanadium steel made at the Rouge is superior to any foreign contract made springs today,the quality of the steel is better.

Spring leaves used in spring pack like the model a spring...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-20-2019, 01:10 PM
Replies: 490
Views: 34,216
Posted By Railcarmover
Re: tell a Model A related story

Hollywood copied the concept..Redd Foxx,the older of the pair did a great job
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-20-2019, 12:21 PM
Replies: 490
Views: 34,216
Posted By Railcarmover
Re: tell a Model A related story

its called Sanford and Son here..
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-20-2019, 11:31 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 981
Posted By Railcarmover
Re: overdrive

The torque tube is integral part of the suspension,the CV joint (clamshell) is the correct way to allow the rear axle to oscillate. Radius rods with heim joints mounted to cross members limit full...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-20-2019, 10:40 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,545
Posted By Railcarmover
Re: OK! Oldtimers, Gimme your best answer, Stuck Engine

DO NOT HEAT THE BLOCK!!!ford grey iron castings do not have good memory,you could completely destroy it. The correct solution is to slowly disassemble and put your finger on the issue.using 'old...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-19-2019, 11:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 438
Posted By Railcarmover
Re: How to remove 1929 Coupe cowl blocks

Drove mine out with a air chisel..seems they get wedged.that cowl has bondo in it,be careful getting physical,you might pop it out
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-19-2019, 11:04 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,545
Posted By Railcarmover
Re: OK! Oldtimers, Gimme your best answer, Stuck Engine

I like the 'heating of the cylinders'... what did you do?take a torch to the side of the block?amazing..
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-09-2018, 09:02 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,609
Posted By Railcarmover
Re: Diff leaking around the bolts

Cooking with dung for heat works too.Glad old Mitch has success with indian head, good for him.. suggesting old school solutions might be fashionable,modern sealants work better..and yes,I'm one of...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-09-2018, 08:25 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,187
Posted By Railcarmover
Re: Model A rear axle and the Pythagorean theorem

Gee,and here I was thinking the u joint slides on splines on the driveshaft...and since its not Hotchkiss drive,the entire rear axle assembly pivots at the 'clamshell'..the splines at the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-09-2018, 08:11 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,609
Posted By Railcarmover
Re: Diff leaking around the bolts

Modern sealants work better on antique cars than period sealants..permatex #2? indian head shellac? really?why not tamp a little oakum in there?

When you disturb a fixed housing adjustment you...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-08-2018, 11:40 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,609
Posted By Railcarmover
Re: Diff leaking around the bolts

Since the housing gaskets set the carrier bearing preload that's a bad idea.Pull the assembly out of the car,set it up so you can work on it,spread spring and pull radius rods and go through the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-07-2018, 10:12 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,270
Posted By Railcarmover
Re: Railroad Inspection Car

https://i.imgur.com/JPRzp0T.jpg

Work on maintenance of way equipment and car movers,that Vicky on the Wobbly line is whats called a tractive effort car mover,it doesn't have a coupler that lifts...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-29-2018, 10:45 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,544
Posted By Railcarmover
Re: Where are the parts?

In the last two years in Northern CA I've rounded up a ton of parts..the best score was on craigslist,a burned chassis with a fresh engine,mitchell od,f100 steering box rebuilt trans and rear end...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-28-2018, 10:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,154
Posted By Railcarmover
Re: I've been hacked

Being hacked takes all the fun outta the internet..an electronic salad tossing..next time sleep on your back...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-23-2018, 09:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 621
Posted By Railcarmover
Re: Mini alternator

Cant even run headlights with 20a...gotta agree with you delco's are ugly next to a generator..
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-23-2018, 09:24 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,073
Posted By Railcarmover
Re: stay running

You say the engine is 'stiff'...try taking your hand crank and with the key off hand crank the engine when its cold.Then,try it when its hot,key off.If the effort to hand crank it when its hot is a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-23-2018, 05:31 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 344
Posted By Railcarmover
Re: The FIRST MODEL A Sold, today 1903

that 900 bucks is equal to 23,800 bucks today..
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-23-2018, 08:31 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 686
Posted By Railcarmover
Re: 12 Volt Alternator

Pulley is hard to find.Upgrade your water pump bearing if your running a stock one.Belts don't have to be fiddle string tight,just enough to handle the load,industrial "B" belts have better 'grip'...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-22-2018, 01:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 425
Posted By Railcarmover
Re: Edelbrock 94-1151-Primary?

The wizards are in the power valve,Holley used a power valve that opens when the engine is under load to prevent throttle lag.It is spring opened and vacuum closed and come in a variety of close...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-21-2018, 11:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 416
Posted By Railcarmover
Re: wheel rim liners glue a bit, or no?

Duct tape..had a tire guy tell me its the best,all he uses.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-20-2018, 09:19 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,000
Posted By Railcarmover
Re: Henry ford drives off in a ford model a

https://i.imgur.com/kqL0mKf.jpg

Mr Ford had a '28 coupe..with cowl vents (crotch coolers),a good idea..
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