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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-01-2018, 02:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 702
Posted By Dick M
Re: Henry ford

Henry was not generous. He only doubled workers wages in an attempt to keep them from joining the UAW. Remember, Chrysler and GM signed labor contracts prior to Ford recognizing the UAW. Take a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-18-2018, 11:15 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,003
Posted By Dick M
Re: Radiator Replacement

Last fall I installed a 4 row radiator from Bert's Model A Ford Center in Colorado. I just came back from the MAFCA Convention in Sparks. It was 95 degrees everyday. I took one long hill climb...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-14-2018, 01:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 373
Posted By Dick M
Re: Rear end oil leak

You might try this method. Take a rotary wire brush and put it into your drill motor. Clean the area where the torque tube mounts to the banjo using the wire brush. Take it down to the metal. Mix...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-12-2018, 02:33 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,885
Posted By Dick M
Re: Good quality blackwall tire source

Summit has firestone 19" for $165 a tire. Free shipping and no tax.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-01-2018, 12:19 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 853
Posted By Dick M
Re: puzzled

Take the alternator to an auto electric shop and have it bench tested. They will be able to diagnose your problem. It certainly could be you need a new regulator. If so, be sure to ask them to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-28-2018, 03:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 809
Posted By Dick M
Re: Shell doesn't fit crank

Check for an aftermarket front motor mount. There some out there that will raise the engine out of range for the crank. A stock front mount will always line up.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-23-2018, 03:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 943
Posted By Dick M
Re: overdrive

I use 10-30W oil in my Laycock Overdrive. I fill it using a pump oil can. Takes a while but it works for me. Fill it until oil comes out of the fill hole.

FWIW, to ensure a good ground, I...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-16-2018, 02:58 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,440
Posted By Dick M
Re: Recommendations For Selling

I agree with all of the previous posts. I would recommend you advertise
your Model A in the MAFCA Restorer and their web site. You will be marketing to folks who are interested in buying a Model...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-11-2018, 02:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 652
Posted By Dick M
Re: Best oil to use?

I like 4 quart jug of Chevron "Delo 400" 15-40wt. It is an oil made for diesel engines. Many diesel engines have Babbitt bearings...

It is correct to say that the Model a engine has a 5 quart...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-31-2018, 05:15 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,034
Posted By Dick M
Re: easy front-end alignment

The string method can work ok if all of your rims are true with no run out. For me, the best method is as follows; use a sharpie pen and draw a center line on each of your front tires. This can be...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-30-2018, 12:27 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,886
Posted By Dick M
Re: Millennials decided on an "A"

I would recommend the Tudor. You can always move the drivers seat back a bit for more leg room if needed. Any Model A year will work well for you. I strongly suggest you buy the best A you can...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-24-2018, 11:19 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 6,826
Posted By Dick M
Re: Chasing the knock.

I agree with WHN. Clean out the pan and oil pump screen. Replace the timing gear. Start it up and see what happens. I had 2 fiber timing gears wear out and create a knock. I replaced the second...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-20-2018, 06:59 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 881
Posted By Dick M
Re: Removing timing gear nut

It is not advised to stuff a rag in the crank gear. Much better to clamp the timing gear. Use 2 slats of wood about 4 inches long and 2 "C" clamps. Clamp the timing gear by placing one slat on the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-12-2018, 03:26 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,067
Posted By Dick M
Re: Fire extinguisher and mount for 30 Coupe

I mounted mine in the trunk. I used the brace for the trunk panel.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-05-2018, 03:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 869
Posted By Dick M
Re: Snyders Brattons Radiators

Another radiator to consider is the 4 rows of tubes model from Bert's in Colorado. It is mandatory to run a thermostat with this radiator or your engine will not warm up. I have one in my coupe and...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-22-2018, 08:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 588
Posted By Dick M
Re: Babbiting contacts

Eric Barrett is located in Auburn, CA. Les Andrews, author of the "Red Book", informed me that Eric has done the Babbitt work on 40 blocks for him. Les speaks highly of Eric's work. Give Eric a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-18-2018, 04:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 747
Posted By Dick M
Re: front cross member

It is best to find an original cross member. The repos do not always fit very well. Bert's should have one.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-17-2018, 03:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 491
Posted By Dick M
Re: Distributor Install Question

Drop the distributor through the head. Turn the upper distributor shaft until the distributor drops into place and is flush with the head. That's it, you're done!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-03-2018, 12:59 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,221
Posted By Dick M
Re: Body Leaning To One Side

Your body will lean if the center rear spring bolt with the square head is not seated into the cross member. Its a long shot but worth checking..
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-22-2018, 03:38 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,232
Posted By Dick M
Re: trouble shooting

Be sure to check your fuel line. It should be just past the ferrules and not bottoming out in the sediment bowl or the carb. If the line is too far in it will impede the gas flow.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-19-2018, 03:51 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,466
Posted By Dick M
Re: very new owner

Congrats!! Given the history of the car and an odometer reading of 47,000 miles can be a good indicator of an original car. If so, your A is most valuable in original condition. If it is an original...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-16-2018, 02:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 876
Posted By Dick M
Re: Directional Light Switch

I ran a ground wire from the screw for the clamp to the steering column bracket. Just loosen the steering column bracket enough to slide the ground wire between the clamps. I mounted the unit close...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-06-2018, 11:46 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,091
Posted By Dick M
Re: Radiator advice

I purchased the "4 row radiator" from Bert's in Denver. It is so efficient you will need to run a thermostat in order for your engine to maintain operating temp. I highly recommend this radiator. ...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-23-2017, 12:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 625
Posted By Dick M
Re: Leaking headgasket

JMO, but a higher boiling point allows your engine to run in the 230 degrees + range. I do not think your engine will appreciate the high temp for very long....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-18-2017, 03:35 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,750
Posted By Dick M
Re: Happy Birthday to Bill Williamson

Happy Birthday Mr. Williamson. Go out and have a great day.....
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