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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-17-2019, 04:00 PM
Replies: 9
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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-17-2019, 03:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 465
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Re: Engine in my 1929 tudor sounds like it knocks

Hi Ronnie,
Mine does that as well. Travelling uphill, I can put my foot down and easily pick up speed to 60, no problem. During straight and level cruise and I lift my foot, ie having the inertia of...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-29-2019, 06:44 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,069
Posted By Floats
Re: Quick Jack Car Lift

In a few short weeks I dug a pit in my garage, bricked up the walls and steps. Chop, chop and very cost effective.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-23-2019, 02:32 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,351
Posted By Floats
Re: Front Tool Box

What a beauty
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-21-2019, 05:08 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,399
Posted By Floats
Re: Model A backfire, can't move

Have you retorqued the manifold?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-20-2019, 02:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 723
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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-19-2019, 01:49 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,438
Posted By Floats
Re: Help! Tie rod end install

Chad,
Fit the ball first, before you start tightening the large retaining screw on the end.
The springs were probably worn as you say, however, so are the balls. Otherwise you would not have...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-17-2019, 04:48 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,209
Posted By Floats
Re: Smooth Shifting The Model A

Hi Gents,
I believe the common mistake is to try to gear down before the turn as in modern cars. In old cars, without sincro, slow down before the corner, execute the turn and only then gear...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-16-2019, 06:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 386
Posted By Floats
Re: Rear spring shackle

From my post #6
If I remember correctly, I could put a match stick in one side.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-15-2019, 01:27 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,229
Posted By Floats
Re: Rewiring . . . What would you do different?

Hi Gents,
Yep, soldering joints and the brake lite wiring are good ideas. I would add a cutoff switch and
also consider turn signal wiring, even if not in use yet, it might become compulsory some...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-15-2019, 01:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 386
Posted By Floats
Re: Rear spring shackle

Hi Jack,
I have had the same problem, loose fitting shackles. On enquiring, the vendor replied that they are correct and that is the way they get them.
I was not impressed, however living on the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-26-2019, 12:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 529
Posted By Floats
Re: Welding a bead on the stub axle

Thanks Brent,
That has all been done, new king pins or spindle bolts and new bushes were fitted by a local engineering company.
The bushes were reamed and not honed with the result that they are...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-26-2019, 09:54 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 529
Posted By Floats
Welding a bead on the stub axle

Hi Gents,
Some time ago I saw a post suggesting welding a bead on the stub axles(outside of the king pin bushes) in order to shrink the bushes and tighten up the kingpins.
Could this be done with...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-25-2019, 11:28 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 987
Posted By Floats
Re: AvGas in the ford

40 Deluxe,
Aero engines do not run ‘under constant heavy load’. Most aero engines have a maximum speed of about 2700 rpm and climb rpm @2500 and around 2400 to 2450 at cruise.
Aircraft engine speed...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-21-2019, 02:38 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,827
Posted By Floats
Re: Interesting Comments about you Ride

I am in my 60s and a guy around my age asked how old my car was.
Replying its a 1928 model and therefor 91 years old.
Then he asked “did you buy it new?”
Cheers
Chris
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-06-2019, 11:01 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 551
Posted By Floats
Re: Stainless steel A.

The 36 Tudor is a beauty.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-16-2019, 11:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 983
Posted By Floats
Re: wheel ID

Thanks Gary,
Educational and much appreciated.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-06-2019, 05:18 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,312
Posted By Floats
Re: It ran when parked ..... at the bottom of the lake

I really don't think that will buff out
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-20-2019, 02:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 569
Posted By Floats
Re: Insert bearings

Thanks Gents,
Much appreciated
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-20-2019, 08:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 569
Posted By Floats
Insert bearings

Hi Gents,
I have looked at the web sites of some of the Model A parts suppliers and it seems as if loose insert conrod bearings are not available. Main bearing inserts are available, however it...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-15-2019, 06:35 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,700
Posted By Floats
Re: Finally done

Well done Dan,
Congrats and Good Luck for the future.
Regards
Chris
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-23-2019, 03:50 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,840
Posted By Floats
Re: Across USA road trip

Hi John,
What about taking your most reliable, most loved, car overseas.
It would be your most enjoyable, most adventurous endeavour ever, taking your own car, halfway across the world, to enjoy...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-07-2019, 04:35 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,152
Posted By Floats
Re: Step plate or not??

Hi Gents,
Were the pickups also fitted with these step plates?
Regards
Chris
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-21-2019, 11:37 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,981
Posted By Floats
Re: Ford Tri-Motor

Hi Guys,
Wayne is correct with regards to the AT6, Yale, Texan, Harvard and using them to build Zero replicas used in the film.
I have been flying Boeings for South African Airways for a little...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-19-2019, 11:06 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 821
Posted By Floats
Re: Wheel Balance with Dyna Beads

Old 31,
When the dyna beads bunch up, lightly tap the valve stem with a light spanner or similar. The slight vibration will help them drop into the tube.
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