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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 03:42 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,116
Posted By Terry, NJ
Re: Wheel painting

Powder coating is beautiful - til it becomes obvious that the wheel steel is disintegrating underneath! Don't believe it? Go to a marina (Freshwater) and check out the old trailers that were powder...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-17-2019, 05:21 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 568
Posted By Terry, NJ
Re: Sanity check on lubing springs in place

Be Very careful of the springs! I'm sure that in the history of model A s, someone has been killed by the rear spring. I almost lost a leg to one. DO NOT LOOSEN the SPRING UNLESS YOU HAVE IT...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-15-2019, 09:51 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 749
Posted By Terry, NJ
Re: Repop Ammeter Junk

I had a meter from an old Mercedes on mine for a while, but I wasn't registering anything so I replaced it, but the fit was good.
Terry
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-30-2019, 11:08 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 991
Posted By Terry, NJ
Re: Marvel vs Model B carb?

I have drilled out quite a few A manifolds to 1.25+ with good results with a B carb. The 1.25" bore of the B allows it to process more air. The A engine does not breathe well in stock form. I would...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-27-2019, 07:21 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,864
Posted By Terry, NJ
Re: Pulled over by the Police!

Back in the 60s, something like that happened to me also. I was driving my TR3 that I had just reconditioned. I parked and came out of the store to find a cop eyeing my little treasure up and down. I...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-24-2019, 05:46 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,830
Posted By Terry, NJ
Re: Synthetic Oil

I don't know...... I used Aeroshell 15/50 in aircraft engines, 20 years ago, but they're air-cooled with large clearances. The 15/40 is working pretty well, I don't see any reason to change. I'm not...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-23-2019, 10:01 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,830
Posted By Terry, NJ
Re: Synthetic Oil

I like Shell Rotella 15-40 changing at 800 to 1000 miles.
Terry
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-21-2019, 08:28 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,650
Posted By Terry, NJ
Re: Hinge pins

Vern, No I didn't! Rather than ruin the hinge mountings from hitting it too much or fooling around with more tooling, I'm gonna leave it alone. They're really in there! I used ATF w/acetone, nothing!...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-20-2019, 08:23 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,020
Posted By Terry, NJ
Re: Engine Longevity

Piecing together a lot of loose info. No one told me this and it may be wrong. I believe the model A was was designed with a life of 50K - 60 K miles or about ten years in time. My Town Sedan made...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-14-2019, 07:21 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,411
Posted By Terry, NJ
Re: Schwalms

You guys! I'm still chuckling! An update! The engine is still out in Strasberg (Schwalms) I called Ora a couple of times and missed him, he called back and missed me! This week I'm sure we will make ...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-10-2019, 03:32 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,041
Posted By Terry, NJ
Re: Should I pass on this A? Or would I miss out on something?

Yeah I began thinking"Yeah let some poor sap do all the work and I'll pay some extra cash and have a finished car, NO MORE WORK!" Boy was I ever wrong! I paid the extra cash and this what I got for...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-10-2019, 08:38 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,041
Posted By Terry, NJ
Re: Should I pass on this A? Or would I miss out on something?

I see how new you are to mod. A s, I was there myself when I bought my Town Sedan. It was worse than yours, much worse! It does appear to be a Town Sedan. It has cowl lights, rear seat fold down arm...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-07-2019, 08:46 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 6,198
Posted By Terry, NJ
Re: The Terry Burtz 5 main bearing engine blocks are back on track.

Unfortunately, To ignore the politics of the situation is to ignore the 800 Lb gorilla in the room! I don't like it either, in fact I hate it, but I don't ignore it. Phoney exaggerated claims of...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-07-2019, 08:16 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 6,198
Posted By Terry, NJ
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-05-2019, 08:00 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 6,198
Posted By Terry, NJ
Re: The Terry Burtz 5 main bearing engine blocks are back on track.

Let's really go back in time! Remember Crosely? Powell Crosely came up with a method for stamping the engine blocks. Basically, like stacking a bunch of head gaskets till you had an engine block....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-05-2019, 09:35 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 6,198
Posted By Terry, NJ
Re: The Terry Burtz 5 main bearing engine blocks are back on track.

It should be easy for the Chinese to cast them. About 15 years ago, I was working with Tractors, specifically Ford 8N, The old Central Tractor, in Iowa, was selling brand new engines from China for...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-05-2019, 09:01 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,225
Posted By Terry, NJ
Re: Balancing

What Pete says! For me it doesn't need explanation, it's intuition. Balanced rotating masses need to weigh the same on all sides. This prevents the centers of shafts (whipping) from moving off ...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-27-2019, 11:42 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,411
Posted By Terry, NJ
Re: Schwalms

Today I yanked the engine! Today should'na happened! Almost everything went wrong! I had a hard time with the engine! It didn't want to come out The input shaft didn't want to leave the fly wheel!...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-27-2019, 11:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 797
Posted By Terry, NJ
Re: fordoor rain gutter help

OK Mike I hear you! I'm not familiar with Quik Poly myself, but I know the new products work well and I know the top wood is a BEEE-itch to replace. Good luck with it!
Terry
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-27-2019, 07:54 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 797
Posted By Terry, NJ
Re: fordoor rain gutter help

First I don't know what the 35K is for? A full restoration? Individual pieces can be had. I needed one curved piece for the R Rear door frame and they sold it to me. Classic wood in N.C.
Terry
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-26-2019, 09:11 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 388
Posted By Terry, NJ
Re: Model B carb w/o gav?

I have one that looks like a Mod. A zenith, but the base where it bolts to the manifold is rotated 90 deg. and it's fitted with a choke cable. I can't find anything it fit. Some have said it was...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-26-2019, 08:55 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 797
Posted By Terry, NJ
Re: fordoor rain gutter help

Mike, I know you are not going to like this, but bite the bullet and get some new top wood from Classic Wood and solve the problem once and for all! Good luck with it!
Terry
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-23-2019, 07:19 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,461
Posted By Terry, NJ
Re: STP and Transmission: any negative experience ?

Good Question! Possibly in the winter. Not appreciably in the summer. These temperatures were taken immediately after shutting the car down from a run. One part of which is on a highway, which is...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-21-2019, 05:08 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,597
Posted By Terry, NJ
Re: Worst Cars of All Time

Right on about the Edsel! "Horse Collar" was one thing they called it. Toilet seat was another. Funny thing about the Edsel, It may have been funny to some but it was a pretty good car with...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-19-2019, 07:57 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,650
Posted By Terry, NJ
Re: Hinge pins

Benson! I've heard of Arpanet but never met anyone who actually used it. It was only active in about 4 or 5 western cities as I recall. It was followed by the expanded Darpa IIRC That's interesting...
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