Go Back   The Ford Barn > Search Forums

Sponsored Links (Register now to hide all advertisements)

Showing results 1 to 25 of 163
Search took 0.01 seconds.
Search: Posts Made By: David R.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 12:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 224
Posted By David R.
Re: Cleaning a block

My local engine machine shop says they have a mild bath that would clean it up without harming the babbit, but It looks like I’m going to need to re-pour mine anyway.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-17-2020, 09:25 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 7,180
Posted By David R.
Re: Why would you waste your money on that Model A

I have a neighbor that bought a hot rod ‘49 Chevy pick up with some kind of modern drive train in it. He hardly ever drives it, but backs it out of the garage and shines it up a lot. I would never...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-17-2020, 08:31 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 728
Posted By David R.
Re: Harbor Freight tape measures come up short

My Dad had that experience a few years ago building an out building. He had two rules. One a bargain store brand and a good name brand one. After cutting up a lot of lumber that didn’t fit and...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-11-2020, 03:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 636
Posted By David R.
Re: Wobble On Braking

Where I am, the humidity is always high. Sometimes we get a light film of flash rust on brake drums and rotors overnight. After fist application of brakes it is gone.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-10-2020, 11:45 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 478
Posted By David R.
Re: AA Transmission Replacement

Overdrive would be likely be most effective way to get higher top speed but that would only help down hill or on level. You will still end up down shifting on hills any way. Keep on back roads and...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-10-2020, 07:05 AM
Replies: 190
Views: 24,185
Posted By David R.
Re: Model A car names

I found ELMER scratched into one of the spokes of the steering wheel on my AA; so I’ve been referring to it as Elmer ever since.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-06-2020, 06:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 538
Posted By David R.
Re: Gauge Wire

The current should be less at higher voltage, so you should be able to get by with smaller cable, in theory at least.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-06-2020, 05:58 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 711
Posted By David R.
Re: Model A gas tank cleaning

The caustic tank in the radiator shop should clean baffles and all. When the price of good originals gets high enough some one will make them I bet. I saw a u tuber who suspended his tank by ratchet...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-06-2020, 05:53 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,767
Posted By David R.
Re: “Do not use a file” to dress down breaker points

I would assume the smoother the surface, the less likely for pitting to begin, hence the reasoning for oilstone instead of file.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-06-2020, 08:01 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 711
Posted By David R.
Re: Model A gas tank cleaning

I have a local radiator shop who will clean and repair, and reseal inside for pretty resonable price. Have you checked around?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-04-2020, 06:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 777
Posted By David R.
Re: Rust!!

Rustolem makes one. I couldn’t find it locally, so I had Grainger order me a gallon. Seems to work pretty good unless it’s real cold.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-03-2020, 08:22 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,281
Posted By David R.
Re: Logical Decision Thought

My AA would likely have been parted out if I hadn’t taken it on. I got it real cheap, but it will need everything done. I often think I bit off more than I can chew, but I am enjoying working on it....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-01-2020, 09:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 745
Posted By David R.
Re: 6 volt battery

got mine at Rural King
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-01-2020, 06:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 392
Posted By David R.
Re: Odd Water Pump?

Guessing by the spring under the impeller it may have a ceramic seal.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-31-2020, 07:55 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,281
Posted By David R.
Re: Logical Decision Thought

I started with a AA basket case, still is at this point. I want a driver, not a show car, so my goals are to:
1) stop deterioration
2) restore mechanical functionality
If the next guy wants a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-30-2020, 07:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 424
Posted By David R.
Re: Crankshaft End Play

Checked out at just under .015", about double the maximum tolerance. After pulling rods and pistons I've decided to do full rebuild with new babbit. I aim to put this old truck to work so I want it...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-30-2020, 07:11 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,665
Posted By David R.
Re: Rear main thrust

Well my unit will need bored anyway so I have decided to go ahead with new babbit too.
Thanks Herm. I would have tried it had that been the only issue. Actually the babbit work is fairly inexpensive...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-28-2020, 09:31 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,665
Posted By David R.
Re: Rear main thrust

I have not tried this, but have heard you could melt new babbit onto the thrust area with a soldering iron, then file to get proper clearance. I had considered trying this, (I have almost .015” play...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-28-2020, 06:49 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 347
Posted By David R.
Re: AAA inspection # 2

Love it!
My grandfather talked about driving in the early days. State police set up random roadblocks and conducted safety inspections. Trooper hopped on the running board of his old T and said run...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-28-2020, 07:48 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 986
Posted By David R.
Re: Bad steering new shaft

Sue, Sue, Sue, let's sue all the suppliers out of business! Did original poster contact supplier with his concerns? Ford's own advertisement boasts, "over 611 electric weldings used on the Ford for...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-28-2020, 07:08 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 343
Posted By David R.
Re: Snow-Buster Swap Meet

Wish I wasn't in a model A desert. No clubs or events near me I can find.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-27-2020, 07:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 690
Posted By David R.
Re: Engine disassembly; Uh Oh.

[QUOTE=john charlton;1845667]This is a typical freeze crack it is unlikely to spread probably been like that for years . The crack most likely has self sealed by rust .

I did find it odd that...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-27-2020, 07:41 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 690
Posted By David R.
Re: Engine disassembly; Uh Oh.

If it were a running engine in a vehicle I would venture going with it, but since It is disassembled and needing machine work I might try to find a better block before spending a lot of $$$ on this...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-26-2020, 07:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 690
Posted By David R.
Engine disassembly; Uh Oh.

Beginning engine assessment this afternoon. Valve stems show no appreciable wear, .311 so far. Found one valve scored in seat area. Checked crank end play. Measured almost .015, about twice maximum...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-25-2020, 08:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 424
Posted By David R.
Re: Crankshaft End Play

Thanks. I need to check bearing clearances as well. Hopefully my babbit is good.
Showing results 1 to 25 of 163

 
Forum Jump
Sponsored Links (Register now to hide all advertisements)


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:45 AM.