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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-09-2019, 06:45 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,151
Posted By Brian in Wheeling
Re: Should I pass on this A? Or would I miss out on something?

I donno if you can get a "good" Tudor for $8,000. If the car has truly been gone over and is a solid and safe "driver" with good engine, correct paint...well then ....also a good set of working set...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-18-2019, 08:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 770
Posted By Brian in Wheeling
Re: Happy 90 years old 6/18/29 firewall cars.

Yeah, some folks just dont know...not aware or even worldly, out side of their own little world of limited experience, knowledge, and education, or lack thereof.
Just my observations.

Brian W.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-10-2019, 07:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,293
Posted By Brian in Wheeling
Re: Oil change added 5 quarts

Please no more posts about straight weight...non detergent oil...if its detergent then O.K.
Dont overfill the pan. Only asking for leaks.
Brian W.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-09-2019, 07:20 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,111
Posted By Brian in Wheeling
Re: Battery constantly draining

Yes, cutout or alternator...depending on what your running. My 2 cents.
Brian W.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-01-2019, 09:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 776
Posted By Brian in Wheeling
Re: lime scale removal

add the acid to the water...not the opposite.
Brian W.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-16-2019, 07:19 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,298
Posted By Brian in Wheeling
Re: Radiator Recommendation

Bergs for me. Six years and still perfect.

Brian W.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-02-2019, 09:02 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,800
Posted By Brian in Wheeling
Re: Photo of 1931 4-Door With Blackwall Tires

Blackwalls is my vote, IF and only if, I had purchased say, a roadster (deluxe) that had them I would run them till they wore out - then replace with blackies. A deluxe roadster with dual sidemounts...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-29-2019, 08:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 727
Posted By Brian in Wheeling
Re: 32 4cyl. Exhaust Gasket leak running rough

Well first thing I'd check is make sure you have good fuel flow from the tank, through the pump, etc. I'm thinking the pump could be bad, needing a rebuild. Could be a big vaccum leak on the intake...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-07-2019, 08:28 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 626
Posted By Brian in Wheeling
Re: Oil on Spark Plug

No oil passages in the head or on top of the block. Likely (IF) you have a problem it's going to be a ring problem or possibly worn/loose intake valve guide IMO. Do like others have said and just run...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-04-2019, 07:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 912
Posted By Brian in Wheeling
Re: exhaust manifold coating

Well then, Jet-Hot it will be. Thanks for the testimonials and real world experience!
Brian
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-04-2019, 10:45 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 912
Posted By Brian in Wheeling
exhaust manifold coating

Anybody try one of the high-tech manifold coatings? If so, what has been your experience. Not talking here about fizz can paint jobs with barbecue paint, just the specialty shops, like Jet Coat,...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-03-2019, 09:54 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,059
Posted By Brian in Wheeling
Re: Best lubrication for transmission ?

Lubri-plate SPO-288 is really a great product for the transmission.
Brian
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-20-2019, 08:45 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,823
Posted By Brian in Wheeling
Re: Worn out 31 roadster value?

I'd say OFFER around $3,000 to start the conversation. Maybe more but I'd have to see it.
Brian
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-10-2019, 10:03 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,689
Posted By Brian in Wheeling
Re: Tube shocks

If youve never had good,not rusty, springs and good original, or stipe shocks , then you'll never know. Too many used to driving without any shocks and just have come to expect the car to " be like...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-08-2019, 10:00 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 6,017
Posted By Brian in Wheeling
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-06-2019, 09:12 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,012
Posted By Brian in Wheeling
Re: Preservation vs Restoration

The unrestored cars ALWAYS get more attention when you take them out, IMHO.
Brian W.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-01-2019, 06:51 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,654
Posted By Brian in Wheeling
Re: Impossible ... Stuck head

Head gasket probably didn't leak!:)
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-16-2019, 09:45 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,094
Posted By Brian in Wheeling
Re: Rear Main Bearing Oil Behavior

Crankcase pressure should be neutral unless there is blowby.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-14-2019, 07:35 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,094
Posted By Brian in Wheeling
Re: Rear Main Bearing Oil Behavior

I donno, I thought the pump pumped about a gallon ( 4 qts) a minute...so at 5 quarts in the sump, the drain is likely out of the oil alot. Just wondering.

B.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-04-2019, 09:41 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 767
Posted By Brian in Wheeling
Re: Rear brakes rubbing - axle shim?

Yes, a shim would move the drum out. You do want the hub/drum on the axle tightly with the hub nut, Check the spec for that but it is tight.... like 100 ft. lbs (or more) if I recall correctly. Also...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-01-2019, 08:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 705
Posted By Brian in Wheeling
Re: Hope you had a safe New Year = Pics

How did most of them do? Got any that stand out!
Brian
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-01-2019, 01:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,913
Posted By Brian in Wheeling
Re: Running engine with a Simmons Swan Manifold

The droop was with the exhaust manifolds, which were later made stronger in the vulnerable area. His Simmons Swan is an intake.
Brian
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-21-2018, 08:52 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,216
Posted By Brian in Wheeling
Re: Shipping

I've used Greyhound with good results. Fenders, not wrapped.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-20-2018, 08:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 739
Posted By Brian in Wheeling
Re: Spark Advance Lever adjustment

I understand the 30-31 has the adjustable band on the column...the 28-29 does not.
Brian W.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-13-2018, 09:01 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,149
Posted By Brian in Wheeling
Question about posts

To me, it seems like a lot of posts - perhaps recently - don't really have to do with the model A issues. Am I wrong? Maybe so, but I'm a member to see and learn about the cars. I'm probably missing...
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