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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 09:29 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 805
Posted By Mister Moose
Re: Model A serial number verification

When I went to register my car, I had a 1972 title from South Dakota with the VIN number shown as the engine number. (When taking apart the car and restoring it, the frame number matched.)

The...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-17-2021, 07:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 228
Posted By Mister Moose
Re: Custom Avatar Help

Tell us at what step it hangs up, and what you see on the screen. Or I can PM you my email, send me the photo and your password, and I'll do it for you.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-17-2021, 07:09 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,361
Posted By Mister Moose
Re: Fading Interest

Not all Mustangs are fast. My parents had a '73 Mustang convertible with a 3 speed automatic and a 302 V8. It was peppy in 1st gear, but that was it. 2nd and 3rd were boring. Gorgeous looks and...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-16-2021, 10:26 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,361
Posted By Mister Moose
Re: Fading Interest

You have a lifetime ahead of you to own different cars and have fun with them. Don't get too married to the idea you'll pick out a favorite the very first time. Get used cars with life left in them...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-15-2021, 04:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 430
Posted By Mister Moose
Re: front fender well photo request.

I am tall, and it's no trouble, the legroom inside is the far bigger issue. (1930 Tudor)

I thought there was a template out there for locating the well.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-15-2021, 01:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 391
Posted By Mister Moose
Re: Sedan window trim plates

Here's some photos

https://www.fordbarn.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=473024&stc=1&d=1631730089

Here's the trim plate, several screws visible
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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-14-2021, 08:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 391
Posted By Mister Moose
Re: Sedan window trim plates

113 views, and no one has ever had trouble with the screw holes lining up with the door frame?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-13-2021, 10:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 386
Posted By Mister Moose
Re: 30 tudor top wood question

White oak is big in boat frames. Elsewhere lots of mahogany, white cedar, teak as well. Sitka spruce for masts.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-13-2021, 12:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 386
Posted By Mister Moose
Re: 30 tudor top wood question

I'd think most any hardwood would be fine. If you'd like Ash, I have a lot that I cut and dried, most is 5/4, 6 inch wide, bandsawn, clear and straight grain, 10 foot boards I could cut to length. ...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-12-2021, 10:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 391
Posted By Mister Moose
Sedan window trim plates

On my 1930 Tudor, many of the screw holes are very difficult to get the screw started as the holes don't line up well. (talking about the horizontal door plates at the bottom of the windows) ...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-06-2021, 01:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 394
Posted By Mister Moose
Re: Considering converting sealed beam back to original......what does this entail?

Off the top of my head, you'll need a lens, different ends on the wiring, bulb, reflector, and if it isn't still on the lamp bucket - the hinged ring and T-handle closure.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-05-2021, 10:19 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 263
Posted By Mister Moose
Loose window crank and door latch

No matter how tight I screw the set screw, in a couple hundred miles the window crank falls off and the door latch handle will spin because it is so loose.

I'm thinking of using blue Loctite, and...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-01-2021, 09:45 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 504
Posted By Mister Moose
Re: Steering box mounting nut

The original style bolts have a flaw. The threaded portion is too long, the bearing surface of the frame is on threads, not the bolt shank. You not only can egg out the holes in the frame, but the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-28-2021, 03:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,474
Posted By Mister Moose
Re: Anyone using an air/fuel meter?

I might get one for my Turbo Eclipse when I turn the boost up to 16 psi and need to make sure it's not running too lean, but for the Model A? Don't think so.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-25-2021, 09:17 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,281
Posted By Mister Moose
Re: Gas Gauge Installation secret?

If I remember correctly, the inner star ring holds the glass. If that isn't tight enough, you won't be able to fully tighten the gauge with the outer ring, the star ring will move. And as others...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-23-2021, 07:51 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 804
Posted By Mister Moose
Re: selling my 1930

1) There is a difference between a certified check and a bank check. A certified check is drawn on your account, and the bank had restricted those funds as to certify they are available. A bank...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-22-2021, 01:54 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 698
Posted By Mister Moose
Re: gas damage

That metal under the recently failed paint looks way too dark to me. Meaning the original prep was not that good. As stated, it could be poor prep on some flaked spots to sell it. I'd be...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-16-2021, 10:36 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,675
Posted By Mister Moose
Re: Engine RPMs

Isn't lugging a condition of too low an RPM for the charge being burned in the cylinder?

Isn't 28 inches of MP at 1,000 rpm worse for the engine than 28 inches MP at 2,000 rpm?

Perhaps you...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-16-2021, 08:13 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,675
Posted By Mister Moose
Re: Engine RPMs

The subtext of this approach is that Henry's word is best, final, and all knowing. I think automotive engineering, road construction, and best driving practices have changed since 1928. In...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-15-2021, 06:14 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,675
Posted By Mister Moose
Re: Engine RPMs

More info needed. Was Ford expecting level ground? (there's no hills in Detroit) If you think you're going to upshift on a hill at 12-15, you might want to reconsider. Was Ford accelerating...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-15-2021, 05:59 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 812
Posted By Mister Moose
Re: Antifreeze yes or no?

The alcohol (Ethylene Glycol) has less heat capacity, so the 50/50 mix carries heat away to the radiator less efficiently. Rust is a problem too. Trade-offs. You can try running a 75/25 mix that...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-15-2021, 05:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 574
Posted By Mister Moose
Re: This could be real bad....

Well your first problem is driving on a bust road!

I'd start with rotation - is the starter turning the engine?

When you get the engine turning, does it have compression? (Possible valve issue...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-14-2021, 07:49 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,675
Posted By Mister Moose
Re: Engine RPMs

So if you're good cruising around at 45-47 mph (2,000 RPM) why wouldn't you be comfortable upshifting from 2nd at 25 mph? Why would you upshift at 12-15 mph? (only 950-1,200 RPM)

Upshifting to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-14-2021, 05:20 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,728
Posted By Mister Moose
Re: Removing the head from the block

I agree, give some thought to not just getting it off, but effectively sealing the new gasket.

I just ordered a new carbide scraper for this exact chore, different car. Look into one.
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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-13-2021, 09:12 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,031
Posted By Mister Moose
Re: Model A gas gauge parts ?

Same experience here. I thought it might be that the cork was compressed a little, found that happened when I fixed a sunken cork float. Added a second brass ring and it sealed better.
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