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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-16-2019, 08:39 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 832
Posted By Phil Brown
Re: Fan cracked!!

How many new aluminum fans could you buy for the price of fixing and repainting the hood ?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-30-2019, 10:36 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 552
Posted By Phil Brown
Re: red line products

I have been using there assembly lube for years, good stuff.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-25-2019, 01:22 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,192
Posted By Phil Brown
Re: Victorias

]I like the Vickie except for the lack of visor. to me it looks like something is missing.https://imgur.com/gaT212Ohttps://imgur.com/a/GmkK1JR
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-02-2019, 11:09 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 304
Posted By Phil Brown
Re: Wounded Warrior Car Show

Where's it at ?
So Cal's a big place :)
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-23-2019, 06:07 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,298
Posted By Phil Brown
Re: How Old Are Your Tires?

Thanks, I've had that one a long time. Got it in 1978, the original owner got it new but his wife wanted a more "family friendly" car ( little one on the way in 78) so they got a little Toyoda wagon...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-22-2019, 08:56 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,298
Posted By Phil Brown
Re: How Old Are Your Tires?

Must be a Mach 1 thing :D mine are also at least that old but still "look good"
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-21-2019, 11:34 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,501
Posted By Phil Brown
Re: Current BEST TIRES for daily driver?

Put some Lucas ones on the truck 4 years ago and there working fine. Check the air PSI. every few months and good to go.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-02-2019, 11:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 943
Posted By Phil Brown
Re: Removing Bondo.

X2 on these, they work really good for removing old bondo but they do tend to polish the metal somewhat. Just make sure that the newly cleaned metal has enough surface teeth for the next step in your...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-02-2019, 09:05 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,957
Posted By Phil Brown
Re: Odd Failure

Yea check the starter switch, we went through that last summer with my Dads car. The new Vintique ones are junk. You'll be better off if you can get the original one working
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-24-2019, 06:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 861
Posted By Phil Brown
Re: Bubble balancer from HF?

In addition to splitting the weight front and back,find the heavy spot and spread the weight out about 15 deg. each side of the heavy point. You might find the total weight added is less this way.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-16-2019, 09:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 641
Posted By Phil Brown
Re: 1931 Phaeton with metallic paint??

I have heard or its use as far back as 1927, but as far as I know Ford did not use it until sometime in the '70s. Not to say that the car could not have been repainted in late 31 or 1932 using a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-07-2019, 11:10 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,119
Posted By Phil Brown
Re: Step plate or not??

.....sounds good..:eek:
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-17-2019, 01:02 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,731
Posted By Phil Brown
Re: H&H Model A motor thrust bearing issue

Same here, use that few seconds to putting the car in gear to let the red light runners through :eek:
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-17-2019, 12:54 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,379
Posted By Phil Brown
Re: model B engine

The timing cover (and pin location) is more relevant to the distributor that's being used in the motor than the block
"B" distributor use the "B" cover
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-05-2019, 08:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,092
Posted By Phil Brown
Re: Manual Spark Timing

6 volt or 12 volt makes no difference as to when the timing of the spark should occur. Levers UP to start it up or you'll probably learn how to change the starter Bendix when it kicks back next....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-01-2019, 09:48 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,746
Posted By Phil Brown
Re: Impossible ... Stuck head

Looks to be a # 11 :eek:
Had a head stuck like that once, messed with it for a few weeks before the puller finally won and broke the head. Then it got easy, finished up with a
3lb. hammer. :D It...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-01-2019, 09:33 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 763
Posted By Phil Brown
Re: Painting question

I've found that the wire wheel tends to polish and smooth out the surface and a lot of times the primer will not adhere very well. Blasting gives the surface some "teeth" for the paint to lock into....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-26-2019, 11:53 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 635
Posted By Phil Brown
Re: Why the switch from electric to vacuum wipers in 1930?

cost, why spend extra on an electric motor when the free vacuum works fine ? (unless your going up hill ) :D
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-19-2018, 04:43 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,908
Posted By Phil Brown
Re: Tig welding door panel questions

A butt weld has no overlap to trap water or moisture in :rolleyes:
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-04-2018, 12:40 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,668
Posted By Phil Brown
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-18-2018, 02:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,249
Posted By Phil Brown
Re: Angle engine

I think that you also need the angle to help fill the rear of the valve chamber to supply the rear main with oil. Sitting level just the front part of the chamber will fill then start spilling over...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-12-2018, 05:49 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,145
Posted By Phil Brown
Re: Clutch Chatter & Flywheel run-out

If your flywheel mounting surface and clutch face surface are not parallel its going to chatter. Or if you have got high and low areas on the clutch face side of the flywheel the highs hit the disk...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-05-2018, 06:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 712
Posted By Phil Brown
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-20-2018, 11:02 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 638
Posted By Phil Brown
Re: Rust repair conundrum

The correct way to do it is to cut it out and weld in the new sections, then you know that that rust cancer is gone. most other types of repairs that I've seen are just patches that continue to rust...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-17-2018, 09:55 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,236
Posted By Phil Brown
Re: Synchromesh or Overdrive

Well, we finally got a chance to drive the car and wow what a difference the new gearbox made. Runs quiet and shifts perfectly. (did lose some of its model A charm no longer having that second gear...
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