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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-14-2019, 11:59 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,374
Posted By Tanglfoot
Re: counterbalanced crankshaft

I have an A motor with a C (Ford Factory counterweighted) crank ground to standard A shell mains and AER B rods--Smoothest motor I have driven.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-08-2018, 11:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,513
Posted By Tanglfoot
Re: Do you polish your balls?

Only before I putt
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-08-2018, 11:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 484
Posted By Tanglfoot
Re: Axle tapper

4 degrees should do it starting at 29mm cheers
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-04-2018, 01:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 474
Posted By Tanglfoot
Re: Coupe leg room

I took the seat out of my 30 coupe, trimmed 2 inches off the parcel shelf, moved the adjustment bracket forward 2 inches and replaced the seat very comfy now.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-20-2018, 11:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 813
Posted By Tanglfoot
Re: rust in fuel tank

I had a problem with fuel blockages on the road which I cured with the fuel filter fitted to the tank side of the fuel shut off tap and left the rust in the tank.
Rosco Luckie truckie
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-15-2018, 10:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 780
Posted By Tanglfoot
Re: Filling Model B steam holes

I used 8mm grub screws works fine no need to drill. The trick is not to tap in too far with a taper tap then the plug will lock in the hole, file flush.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-20-2018, 03:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,208
Posted By Tanglfoot
Re: overdrive

The only way to drain the oil is to remove the small aluminium sump, this also allows you to clean the filters. The OD shared oil with the gearbox. Without the gearbox fill plug one must fit a plug...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-28-2018, 11:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 954
Posted By Tanglfoot
Re: Crankshaft Counterweights

Hello Syncro99, I have counterweighted 12 cranks with what you call kidney shaped weights of varying weights to MA crankshafts over the last 10 years or so.One with weights purchased from Piranios in...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-24-2018, 05:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 280
Posted By Tanglfoot
Re: Tanglfoot in NZ

Thank you for your help great site. Cheers
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-24-2018, 02:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 280
Posted By Tanglfoot
Tanglfoot in NZ

Does anyone know the weight of a Model A Motor including cylinder head, side plate, flywheel and clutch, sump etc?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-20-2017, 03:30 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,563
Posted By Tanglfoot
Re: problem with laycock

You need to replace the O rings in the solenoid especially the ones inside on the piston. Also you must have the correct grade of oil I use 75W90 any heavier and it will not change gear.
Good luck
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-30-2017, 01:53 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,260
Posted By Tanglfoot
Re: Differences between A and AA Bellhousings

The AA Bellhousing is exactly 2 inches shorter than the A which enables one to fit a 39 trans with bellhousing removed by milling to a MA with a 1/4 inch sandwich plate.
The sandwich plate can be...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-31-2016, 12:48 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,883
Posted By Tanglfoot
Re: Stromberg 97

Thank you again to all you very clever people, SBcarb,34 fordor,scicala,juggler.1929 and Lawrie. I will try Lawrys method first.
Cheers
Rosco
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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-30-2016, 01:23 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,883
Posted By Tanglfoot
Re: Stromberg 97

Thank you to you all for your help looks like I need a pump.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-30-2016, 01:04 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,883
Posted By Tanglfoot
Re: Stromberg 97

Thank you ps/sr you may be correct I am trying to do it without a pump as I had a 94 without pump and it worked ok at low level tank, just thought the 97 would be better as the inlet is 35mm/1 1/4...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-30-2016, 12:02 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,883
Posted By Tanglfoot
Stromberg 97

I am looking for some advice when fitting a Stromberg 97 carb to my warmed up A Roadster.
IE: jet sizes etc. I am not using a fuel pump as it seems to be going ok with gravity and near empty tank....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-14-2016, 12:09 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,951
Posted By Tanglfoot
Re: Model A Center & Front Main Square Head Bolts

I just hammer an old 5/8 socket on to those old square heads to remove them and when reasembling the motor I use Snyders grade 8-1/2 bolts and nuts with 3/4 hex heads cost $36.00 no problem, no need...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-10-2016, 12:05 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,272
Posted By Tanglfoot
Re: Volvo vs. Mitchell Over-Drive - who has what?

Blgitn,I have a friend who is running a Laycock in his A behind an 8BA with no problems.

The older you get the better you were.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-09-2016, 02:50 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,833
Posted By Tanglfoot
Re: oil filler tube and cap

I am with CT Jack, I welded two MA filler tubes together one on top of the other, no oil spray since.

The older you get the better you were.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-09-2016, 02:42 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,272
Posted By Tanglfoot
Re: Volvo vs. Mitchell Over-Drive - who has what?

I am with Dick M I believe the Mitchel and the Volvo/Laycock are excellent units-both seem to be bullet proof the only difference is in the shifting and price. One has an extra lever in the cab for...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-21-2016, 01:48 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,300
Posted By Tanglfoot
Re: Should Have Stayed in Bed Today

I am with slantwindsheild no gasket no problem.

The older you get the better you were
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-03-2015, 11:48 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,625
Posted By Tanglfoot
Re: Shocks

If you are not into what is correct then fit tube shocks, you will not believe the difference in the car you love as I did.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-21-2015, 03:40 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,936
Posted By Tanglfoot
Re: Weld-on crank balance weights

I have welded Piranio type weights to 10 MA & 2 MB cranks using mild steel rods after Veeing the weights and the crank circles in the areas to be welded without any distortion to the crank at all....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-09-2015, 02:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,794
Posted By Tanglfoot
Re: Differential oil leaks to drive shaft torque tube

If you have a Volvo OD and the diff/torque tube is gaining oil then the rear seal on the OD unit needs replacing.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-06-2015, 11:58 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,990
Posted By Tanglfoot
Re: Another U Joint question

Pedal shafts were made one inch for the RH drive cars and 3/4 for LH don't know why. I made mine from 1 inch stock and used big end (wrist pin) bushes
Ahooga, Rosco.
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