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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-22-2018, 02:15 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 894
Posted By joel rapose
Re: cylinder sleevesMachine Shop question.

I have installed many sleeves...you bore the block .125 over to accept the sleeve...the best way is to leave a ridge at the bottom 1/8 to 1/4" high...but if you bore using a hone type machine you can...
Forum: Model-A 02-13-2018, 08:48 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 180
Posted By joel rapose
Wanted: Floorboard battery inspection plate

I am looking for the metal plate that goes on the floorboard just over the battery..the one I have is rusted out...I would like a good original plate for my 30/31 coupe.

Thanks
Joel
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-27-2017, 11:32 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,667
Posted By joel rapose
Re: reconditioning an old battery

I Taught Auto Shop for 30 years...and for my money I will not mess with a battery that is not 100%....It is always going to fail when you are miles from home at midnight....spend the money and buy a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-27-2017, 11:25 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 727
Posted By joel rapose
Re: Radial tires on 21" wheels?

Not sure what you expect...but at above 70 ...air gets under the fenders and the car drifts in the wind...makes some scary driving... lhe tires you are looking at are for European sports cars and...
Forum: Model-A 09-17-2017, 12:41 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 281
Posted By joel rapose
Wheels lots of them....$75

I have a whole pile of wheels stacked under my deck...and my wife says get rid of them....

I have 2 Model T stock (1927) wire wheels..

About 8 19" Model A wheels..

About 8 21" wheels
...
Forum: Model-A 09-17-2017, 12:32 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 191
Posted By joel rapose
4 like new 21" Firestone WW tires...mounted

I have four like new white wall Firestone tires mounted on 21" wheels with yellow paint..new tubes with liners..in excellent condition..all with less than a thousand miles on them....even come with...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-25-2017, 01:32 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,438
Posted By joel rapose
Re: noisy Mitchell transmission.

Gosh...Mr. Y-Blockhead....Please send me a PM and let me know where I can buy that Mitchell missing the driveline..... every time I have talked to Sue they have been super friendly and I am sure...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-20-2017, 11:03 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,534
Posted By joel rapose
Re: NOS factory engines

Back in the 60's I bought one of those GAZ engines from Ford Parts Obsolete ...When I had it rebuilt we found metric rings ... easier to just install new pistons and rings... The engines were NOS...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-13-2017, 10:20 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,525
Posted By joel rapose
Re: Using Pay Pal

Brent you hit it in the head....thanks... Paypal is in business to make money...just like any bank does... no different... I always download my account to my bank once loot is over a thousand... I...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-13-2017, 10:14 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,150
Posted By joel rapose
Re: Roadster with a Diesel engine...

And I also live in a Law and Order county.... yep, you try to hold up the grocery store and you'll get shot by 38 people..... everyone carries ....even little ole ladies with the snub nose 44's
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-13-2017, 10:11 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,150
Posted By joel rapose
Re: Roadster with a Diesel engine...

Licensed ?? Inspected ?? In Kalifornia we don't bother to Inspect cars...once they have yer money they don't care what ya do....and Smog ?? I live in a Non-Smog county...yes there are those in...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-13-2017, 09:54 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,525
Posted By joel rapose
Re: Using Pay Pal

I also NEVER use Friends and Family....It is not honest...and it is a lie...no matter what, it is still a lie...and for 3 or 4% I won't be a part of it... not thrilled with folks that do that...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-13-2017, 09:51 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,525
Posted By joel rapose
Re: Using Pay Pal

I love Paypal... I operate a small mail order business and sell antique motorcycle parts...some of which are quite expensive...so getting an $800 bad check could really hurt... I figure that using...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-10-2017, 12:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 779
Posted By joel rapose
Re: Model A paint

You can buy paint mail order...and in Kalifornia where we can not buy lacquer paint to paint an entire car, you are allowed to buy lacquer to repair a part of a car that has been damaged that has a...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-10-2017, 12:28 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,631
Posted By joel rapose
Re: Piston Expanders?

When I learned engine repair lots of years ago...we were taught how to knurl piston skirts...then we would undercut the ring grooves and install what was called "expanders" it really worked...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-10-2017, 12:12 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,150
Posted By joel rapose
Re: Roadster with a Diesel engine...

I like the look of the Mercedes and I do think the VW could be done, but I would throw away that clutch stuff.... I would adapt the Model A bellhousing to the back of the block..then adapt the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-09-2017, 06:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 490
Posted By joel rapose
Re: Help removing spare tire carriers

Also the three holes that were in that back panel need to stay there...Ford used some sort of hole plug in the holes...kinda like ones you would use in an electrical box to fill an empty hole... the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-09-2017, 06:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 788
Posted By joel rapose
Re: Crank starter

Like Charley said....could have blown a head gasket and rusted the cylinders tight...You will see the evidence on the plugs when you pull em out...

Worst thing with a head gasket is if it had...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-09-2017, 06:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 788
Posted By joel rapose
Re: Crank starter

I have had that on cars I purchased....took the plugs out and put in Marvo Mystery Oil...could use Kroil ...I think it is the best on the market...

It may take several days to break it...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-09-2017, 06:26 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,150
Posted By joel rapose
Re: Roadster with a Diesel engine...

Ha ! I had 3 new diesel motors and lots of free time at work... plus... I enjoy building stuff that is different... I usually had lots of time between classes...(I worked at a college) a machine...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-09-2017, 10:48 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 357
Posted By joel rapose
Re: Roadster with a Diesel engine...

oops screwed that up...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-09-2017, 10:47 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,150
Posted By joel rapose
Roadster with a Diesel engine...

I have a 31 Std Roadster that I drive every day...and long distances...sometimes I need to maintain freeway speeds...(night mostly)

So I installed an Opel Diesel... 60hp.. with a top end of about...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-09-2017, 10:46 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 357
Posted By joel rapose
Re: Roadster with a Diesel engine...

I made engine mounts in the front to bolt in just like the original mount and the rear mount the Bellhousing mount was fine... the fan is Opel as is the water pump...I had Brass Works make a stock...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-09-2017, 10:40 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 357
Posted By joel rapose
Roadster with a Diesel engine...

I have a 31 Std Roadster that I drive every day...and long distances...sometimes I need to maintain freeway speeds...(night mostly)

So I installed an Opel Diesel... 60hp.. with a top end of about...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-09-2017, 10:24 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 810
Posted By joel rapose
Re: Stop Light Location

You might want to rethink that.... I really like only having one tail light....I put a LED bulb in mine and the CHP stopped me as my tail light was too bright... plus only having one makes people...
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