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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-21-2019, 08:49 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,252
Posted By Mikeinnj
Re: Rebuilt Engine

Take it back to the rebuilder and have him check all clearances. Something is wrong with the assembly. A new rebuild should turn and start with the 6 volt battery if it was built correctly. Even then...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-17-2019, 01:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,184
Posted By Mikeinnj
Re: the dreaded crack

Good point. I have the same concerns.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-14-2019, 08:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 878
Posted By Mikeinnj
Re: door hinges

Did you try this company for hinges ? I am not familiar with them but looked at this Model A door hinge website......

https://modelahinges.com/1930-1931-model-a-door-hinges-with-pins-custom/
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-14-2019, 08:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,041
Posted By Mikeinnj
Re: Rim flaps

Yes , I used an epoxy body filler to smooth out the rough and pitted inside rim surface then sanded it smooth and brushed on a coat of "West" Marine Epoxy , let it dry well and then installed the21...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-14-2019, 07:53 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,495
Posted By Mikeinnj
Re: Finally done

Congratulations on your graduation. ! Thanks for the tutorial of the shop and restoration.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-14-2019, 07:41 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,103
Posted By Mikeinnj
Re: Late 31 Pickup metal work needed- Do they not make subframe parts?

You might want to contact Tom, nickname "Flop" owner of Flop Custom Sheetmetal at:
https://www.fordbarn.com/forum/member.php?u=10394

Tom came to NJ from Pittsburgh and took my cab body back to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-12-2019, 07:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 551
Posted By Mikeinnj
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-05-2019, 09:16 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,544
Posted By Mikeinnj
Re: Police engines

Can a mechanical advance distributor be fitted to a Model A engine and what other physical changes are required, such as the timing cover.?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-05-2019, 08:54 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 826
Posted By Mikeinnj
Re: Carrier bearing shim

I have rebuilt many,many differentials and have learned that sometimes the bearing surface on the carrier has been worn by a spinning bearing and need a shim to allow pre load adjustment to be...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-28-2019, 09:24 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,436
Posted By Mikeinnj
Re: Locked up engine project

I think you are fortunate that you did not bend a connecting rod, or pull a head stud out of the block. Glad you got it free.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-27-2019, 09:00 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,436
Posted By Mikeinnj
Re: Locked up engine project

Question.....when you used the hydraulic jack, did you remove each of the con rod big ends from the crankshaft ? I had one stuck piston and localized it by removing all the big ends from the crank...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-26-2019, 06:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 670
Posted By Mikeinnj
Great Rust Buster

I have always soaked stuck parts with Kroil. The stuff works every time. Just be patient. http://www.kanolabs.com/google/?gclid=EAIaIQobChMI64Ckj_ug4QIVw5CfCh0A5QpuEAAYASAAEgKEJfD_BwE
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-26-2019, 06:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 619
Posted By Mikeinnj
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-24-2019, 01:00 PM
Replies: 686
Views: 59,850
Posted By Mikeinnj
Red face Wheel of Misfortune

The year was 1964. Rick and I were 20 years old and we drove my newly aquired 1931 2 door sedan to Island Dragway, to watch the drag races, a 100 mile round trip.
On the way home we were driving...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-04-2019, 04:30 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,697
Posted By Mikeinnj
Re: What's the latest you can remember anyone using an A?

1965 My 31 Tudor was my only transportation. Used daily for work and had no heater.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-04-2019, 04:21 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,333
Posted By Mikeinnj
Re: Engine oil measuring rod

Liters? ......... 1 liter = 33.814 US ounces
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-22-2019, 09:39 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,309
Posted By Mikeinnj
Re: Long term "A" Ownership

Congratulations Rich ! That is amazing....Mike B.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-20-2019, 08:43 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,771
Posted By Mikeinnj
Re: Worn out 31 roadster value?

A 30-31 repro steel roadster body costs $7000.00 plus crating and shipping charges.
I'm sure an original body in good shape would bring more than that.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-10-2019, 09:07 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,221
Posted By Mikeinnj
Re: Rear wheel bearings

Rear Axle Housing (Trumpet) Race Repair Instructions:
The sleeve enables you to salvage worn out housings by repairing the worn flat bottom of the bearing race. A round race keeps hub centered,...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-27-2019, 10:23 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 843
Posted By Mikeinnj
Re: pressure plate adjustment

Do I understand that the suppliers are selling pressure plates that are incorectly adjusted and they expect the customers to make the corrections? Sounds like going to a deli and ordering a sandwich...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-25-2019, 05:55 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,893
Posted By Mikeinnj
Re: Where to get the best quality pistons/rings for my A?

Here is a good article from Hemmings listing many piston manufacturers and their piaton's features :
...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-25-2019, 05:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,039
Posted By Mikeinnj
Re: Model A engine removed

Check the front motor mount and the flywheel housing for cracks.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-06-2019, 08:43 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,045
Posted By Mikeinnj
Re: Looking for info for restoring model A pickup

Agreed 100% regarding that "book". Forget about it. Useless trash.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-06-2019, 08:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 867
Posted By Mikeinnj
Re: 1929 transmision

You did not stste what parts you used for the rebuild. Did you use your original parts or reproduction gears, bearings and shafts ?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-22-2018, 09:15 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,204
Posted By Mikeinnj
Re: 29 Tudor pinstripe - wrong & now right!

"So those of you who go with a "wet look" base coat/clear coat paint job have got that wrong as well.".......same goes for the modern whitewall tires.
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