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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-18-2019, 07:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 412
Posted By 30 Closed Cab PU
Re: pan install

If you use the special bolts/tools above from teh vendors, they are safe. They are a pipe thread bolt. And you are correct, a standard or metric bolt will either strip the threads and/or damage the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-18-2019, 12:47 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,244
Posted By 30 Closed Cab PU
Re: Interesting read in Hemmings about restoration costs.

Was it the seller that ran him off, or B-J?


I think I can understand if it was B-J. If my car was for sale I would not want just anybody/everybody crawling all over my car if I was not...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-18-2019, 10:54 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 412
Posted By 30 Closed Cab PU
Re: pan install

This link takes me to an ecklers corvette page.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-17-2019, 10:13 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 623
Posted By 30 Closed Cab PU
Re: Battery charger????

I also tried 4 Black and Decker BM3B maintainers last year. 2 on 6V setting and 2 on 12 V setting (had 4 batteries). Worked OK on the 12V.


In my unheated detached garage and on 6v they...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-17-2019, 09:45 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 623
Posted By 30 Closed Cab PU
Re: Battery charger????

Noco GS750 Maintainer.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-17-2019, 05:12 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,129
Posted By 30 Closed Cab PU
Re: 4-banger book

From post #1


"The second edition of my book is now available. Full size pages, 2 new chapters, more pictures, color or b/w books available. I'm not smart enough to post a picture. ...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-15-2019, 02:07 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 450
Posted By 30 Closed Cab PU
Re: New Radiator and Losing Coolant

As an FYI, the reason I did not additionally suggest a compression/leakdown testing is from his info seems his motor was recently rebuilt. Readings could be misleading if motor is not yet broke in.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-15-2019, 02:03 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 938
Posted By 30 Closed Cab PU
Re: Stubborn Zenith

For a set of flow tested jets.


https://rennerscorner.com/carburetor.html
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-15-2019, 02:00 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,244
Posted By 30 Closed Cab PU
Re: Interesting read in Hemmings about restoration costs.

My dad had that done in the early 70s at Earl's - had to do all prep work himself - body and filler, sanding, masking, trim removal if needed. I seem to remember he had to supply the paint since...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-15-2019, 01:46 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 450
Posted By 30 Closed Cab PU
Re: New Radiator and Losing Coolant

Running temp is dependent on cooling system condition, and outside temp.


Have a new Bergs radiator, motor rebuilt last winter so no rust in head/block, running antifreeze. Spring and fall in WI...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-14-2019, 01:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 450
Posted By 30 Closed Cab PU
Re: New Radiator and Losing Coolant

During the motor rebuild which head gasket was used? The modern silicone impregnated head gaskets are reported to be problematic, and can blow as soon as within the 1st few hundred miles.


If...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-14-2019, 10:13 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 318
Posted By 30 Closed Cab PU
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-14-2019, 09:35 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 790
Posted By 30 Closed Cab PU
Re: Modern Shocks any good?

Ask around to find out if the replacement original style are rebuildable and how long they last. I am not sure, but the Snyders may not be rebuildable. Do a search here, may have been discussed...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-13-2019, 01:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 790
Posted By 30 Closed Cab PU
Re: Modern Shocks any good?

Happens rarely these days, perhaps a defective tire?


My modern car developed a small "bounce/vibration" at certain speeds. Tried spin balancing a couple of times, added beads, new struts,...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-12-2019, 10:54 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 979
Posted By 30 Closed Cab PU
Re: 8 volt battery in 6 volt car

Think of using an 8v battery as the 6V components have to run at voltage and power d1ssapation up to 25 % more than they were rated for. Example - the starter spins faster with more power and the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-12-2019, 10:45 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,463
Posted By 30 Closed Cab PU
Re: What spark plugs are you currently using?

This is like many Model A subjects. Since it is not fuel injected, no sensors, not electronically controlled, what works best for one car is not what is needed for another Car. So you tune/adjust...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-12-2019, 10:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 256
Posted By 30 Closed Cab PU
Re: failed sealer gas tank cleaner, alcohol ?

The only best way is in post 5, has been discussed in length on FB, and Brent does gas tanks the restoration way. Remove tank and split it apart at the welds. To make it rust free you need to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-12-2019, 10:20 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,067
Posted By 30 Closed Cab PU
Re: Gear ratio

I believe I read somewhere that converting from 3.78 to 3.54 is a gain of 4-5 mph at 2000 or so rpm.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-12-2019, 12:29 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,067
Posted By 30 Closed Cab PU
Re: Gear ratio

Joe - Was that with Stock compression Head and stock components? With or without a Mitchell?. I just do not understand, my late 30 comes no where close to that.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-12-2019, 12:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 456
Posted By 30 Closed Cab PU
Re: Used zenith carbs number one and 2

Maybe donate them to a local A club, hate to see possible original good rebuildable A parts trashed.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-12-2019, 12:17 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,129
Posted By 30 Closed Cab PU
Re: 4-banger book

Post here when you have more in, am not in immediate need. Will make a nice addition to my library, and will make some interesting winter reading. Figure I will order when restocked, in case...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-12-2019, 12:06 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,067
Posted By 30 Closed Cab PU
Re: Gear ratio

I believe it depends on your model car (Fordor vs. Pickup/coupe), what shape the motor is in, and what grades you are going to pull. For occasional hills it I've heard it will be OK with Stock, but...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-12-2019, 12:00 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,067
Posted By 30 Closed Cab PU
Re: Gear ratio

wmws - That's great info. Thanks for posting it. Perhaps I missed this info before, but do not remember seeing this comparison when researching 2 years ago when figuring out what to do. With the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-12-2019, 11:12 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,360
Posted By 30 Closed Cab PU
Re: Analyze this . . .

So you tried another good carb, no help? Re-read this string and did not see this info.


Perhaps a summary of what has been done would help, if the W18s do not solve your issue.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-12-2019, 10:56 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 793
Posted By 30 Closed Cab PU
Re: Hot Driver

1st time I opened this thought it may be a discussion of women drivers like Courtney Force and Danica Patrick.
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