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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 11:52 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 604
Posted By J Franklin
Re: Remove sludge from bottom of gas tank

Flushing it with gasoline usually means discarding it as waste (toxic & Flammable). Normally the gas in your tank gets turned into power, heat, water, and carbon in the engine. Water is a good...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 12:00 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 604
Posted By J Franklin
Re: Remove sludge from bottom of gas tank

Don't flush with gasoline it is a fairly hazardous solvent. Use water and dry completely.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-22-2020, 10:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 177
Posted By J Franklin
Re: 1928 Touring Seats

Do any of them fit anywhere? The bottom of the front should have a wooden bottom.The backseat back would be the longest. the bottoms will be stiffer sprung. Go look again. Maybe they aren't for...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-22-2020, 07:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 177
Posted By J Franklin
Re: 1928 Touring Seats

Have you attempted to set them in place and see how they fit? I think each spring will fit best in its respective area. Look up Snyder's Ford parts, maybe you can see some drawings of their spring...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-22-2020, 04:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 396
Posted By J Franklin
Re: Rear water pump grease fitting

You can give it a shot of chassis grease with a regular gun, just push it tight while doing it. I have been told not to use water pump grease because it might migrate to the radiator and it can clog...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-22-2020, 03:56 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 604
Posted By J Franklin
Re: Remove sludge from bottom of gas tank

How do you get around the baffles?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-22-2020, 03:48 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 604
Posted By J Franklin
Re: Remove sludge from bottom of gas tank

What does the sludge consist of?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-22-2020, 01:47 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 396
Posted By J Franklin
Re: Rear water pump grease fitting

I think if you unscrew the knurled cover, you can see the rest of the story.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-21-2020, 01:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 863
Posted By J Franklin
Re: Leather main bearing

I think there was a similar reference in the book "The Grapes of Wrath"
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-21-2020, 12:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 591
Posted By J Franklin
Re: Original Grease Gun Rebuild

Did that gun work before it was taken apart? Mine is full of grease so maybe someone else knows your answer.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-20-2020, 02:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 591
Posted By J Franklin
Re: Original Grease Gun Rebuild

I think there is some material that could simulate the plunger material and could be worked into a suitable part. maybe cork or soft plastic.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-20-2020, 12:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 591
Posted By J Franklin
Re: Original Grease Gun Rebuild

Don't know what the paper wad is, but everything else looks good. put it back together and see iff it will work sans the wad.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-18-2020, 08:41 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 766
Posted By J Franklin
Re: new battery goin dead

I think the concern with 12V is the starter drive.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-18-2020, 03:52 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 766
Posted By J Franklin
Re: new battery goin dead

Charge the battery and disconnect it then see if it discharges. It might not be the fault of the A
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-17-2020, 07:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 281
Posted By J Franklin
Re: Loose door handles

Try some LockTite.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-17-2020, 01:19 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 561
Posted By J Franklin
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-16-2020, 04:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 802
Posted By J Franklin
Re: Printable diagram for adjusting valve tappets

Does any good idea ever not get these same comments? If you would screen print this gauge on some tin, I'll bet you could sell them to all the Ford suppliers and make a mint!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-15-2020, 12:35 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 802
Posted By J Franklin
Re: Printable diagram for adjusting valve tappets

Very interesting but I bet most would check with a feeler.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-14-2020, 01:59 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 914
Posted By J Franklin
Re: Sick engine

You need to hire it done if you cannot do it yourself. Save your engine because it is a lot cheaper than a re-build.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-12-2020, 03:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 300
Posted By J Franklin
Re: Timing or ?

Use penetrating oil or MMO.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-12-2020, 03:07 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 914
Posted By J Franklin
Re: Sick engine

Before pulling the head drop the pan and side cover and clean things up. The water could be a lot of condensation.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-11-2020, 10:26 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,061
Posted By J Franklin
Re: clutch problem

Anything you or she buys will at sometime need repair!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-11-2020, 10:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 468
Posted By J Franklin
Re: Radiator Paint

If you ca't get that, use lacquer. It is a very thin coat, where enamel leaves a relatively thick coating.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-11-2020, 04:25 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,061
Posted By J Franklin
Re: clutch problem

Trim that to 1" But it does sound like you have a bad clutch.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-11-2020, 04:13 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,061
Posted By J Franklin
Re: clutch problem

If the car won't move with the pedal released you have a clutch that will not engage. Check the free play, or answer Bob's question and we can think some more.
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