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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 12:39 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 135
Posted By redmodelt
Re: Axel Shims.

If you need to use two on one axle, my suggestion is to make your own out of steel shim stock to equal the same thickness of the two. This is not my idea but has been around for a while and makes...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 11:10 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 274
Posted By redmodelt
Re: Gas Tank

Lacquer thinner works for removing gum left by old time gas. I put about 3 gallons in the tank of the 29 I was working on and every time I walked by the car I would rock it to slosh it around some....
Forum: Questions & Suggestions 10-16-2019, 02:44 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 62
Posted By redmodelt
Re: 36 Ute thread

My suggestion is to repost it. Unless it was way of topic, I would not see any reason for it to be removed. Or for some reason it just did not post in the first place.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-16-2019, 02:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 314
Posted By redmodelt
Re: Open Car 'Curtain Light' finish.

Could it be that the inside of the frame was painted with a rubberized paint to grip the top,glass and for a better seal then the outside was painted with just gloss enamel.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-15-2019, 12:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 293
Posted By redmodelt
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-15-2019, 11:32 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 293
Posted By redmodelt
Re: Torque Tube / Drive Shaft Stuck

The snap ring holds the speedometer drive in place on the driveshaft and can only be removed with the rear end out of the car. The roller bearing is behind the speedometer drive, again same thing....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-15-2019, 12:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 378
Posted By redmodelt
Re: Bud Vase bracket

Any place you want that is out of the way.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-15-2019, 12:25 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 293
Posted By redmodelt
Re: Torque Tube / Drive Shaft Stuck

You did remove the clam shells? Maybe try jacking the rear end back up to lessen the angle. If the car was being driven I would not think the splines between the U-joint and drive shaft should be...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-13-2019, 07:47 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 698
Posted By redmodelt
Re: Spindle Arm Nut

You have the wrong nut(s) installed. They should be low profile with a step on the back side to go over the boss that keeps the spindle from turning. That may be part of the problem, yours are too...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-13-2019, 04:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 226
Posted By redmodelt
Re: wrndln please PM me.

Send him an Email. You can do both PM and emails.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-13-2019, 09:54 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 278
Posted By redmodelt
Re: Painting Model A/AA Hubs and Backing Plates

We have been using the "VHT brake caliper" paint on the drums for some time. It covers good but not a thick paint. For the rear end and chassis we use, think it is same brand or similar, which is not...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-12-2019, 08:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 634
Posted By redmodelt
Re: ?? Float a Motor rear mount

RE; Remenber rear floaters will change your caster..measure with old style then adjust floats to match..sc



People have been installing float a motor mounts for years, please elaborate on what...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-12-2019, 11:00 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 599
Posted By redmodelt
Re: Need to move front spring across

If it is locked in there that tight, needs a good cleaning anyway. Would be a good time to clean and lube the spring leafs. Bumper jack sounds like a great way to get really hurt. Get the frame...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-11-2019, 12:02 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 648
Posted By redmodelt
Re: rumble seat ins & outs

We had a customer that stands well over 6 foot and around 280, he got in and out of a rumble seat. No room for anyone else but he did it! :)
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-10-2019, 11:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 419
Posted By redmodelt
Re: Synthetic 680

I have not noticed any foaming with the 600 we get from Snyder's. I have used other brands that did. Make sure the vent hole on the shift tower is open.
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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-10-2019, 11:47 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,028
Posted By redmodelt
Re: Oil In My Water

He has oil in the radiator not water in the oil.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-10-2019, 07:46 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,028
Posted By redmodelt
Re: Oil In My Water

There is no where that the stud holes would come into contact with oil in the pan to wick up. Now if someone dumped a lot of oil in the adjacent cylinder and there was a bad gasket in that area, then...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-10-2019, 05:16 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,028
Posted By redmodelt
Re: Oil In My Water

There is no oil in those locations all studs would end in the water jacket if they were open to same, but they are not (normally). Keep looking.
Forum: Model T (1909-1927) 10-10-2019, 05:07 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 719
Posted By redmodelt
Re: Model T Sparkplugs

Unless you have sealing washers with the cores or can find bodies with good ones in them..well lets just say there is more to putting plugs together then just installing new cores.
Forum: Model T (1909-1927) 10-08-2019, 07:10 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 719
Posted By redmodelt
Re: Model T Sparkplugs

Yes to the 1/2 thread plugs and deeper part. No there is no list. Like oil there are many opinions of what works well in someones car. What works well for me does not mean it will work well for you. ...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-07-2019, 08:25 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,028
Posted By redmodelt
Re: Oil In My Water

The valve galleries would be about the only place that would be close to the water jacket or blown gasket on engine that pumping a heck of a lot of oil, but in both cases there would be water in the...
Forum: Model T (1909-1927) 10-07-2019, 08:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 421
Posted By redmodelt
Re: Model A intake on a Model T

You can use the 3 in one T copper faced gaskets and don't need the plate. The nice thing about the plate is that you can fit gland rings on both sides, but lots of people have done it without the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-07-2019, 12:20 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,028
Posted By redmodelt
Re: Oil In My Water

4 weeks wouldn't hardly be any time in the car restoration world. :) While not impossible, it is kinda hard to get oil into the cooling system without being put there, water in the oil not so hard.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-07-2019, 12:17 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 521
Posted By redmodelt
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-06-2019, 08:53 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,028
Posted By redmodelt
Re: Oil In My Water

Re;As long as the compression readings were taken with the spark advance lever at full retard and all

I think you meant throttle and if you didn't, spark has nothing to do with checking...
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