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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 03:11 PM
Replies: 9
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Re: backfire out of exhaust after warmed up shut down.

I got out and looked at the plugs. they were a good light chocolate brown. I started it up and smelled the exhaust. seemed rich so I worked the idle screw down to 3/4 and let it run for a few...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 09:59 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 763
Posted By mike657894
Re: Model A fuse.

depending on how its wired. i custom wired mine. before the rewire I had a loose battery conntection the lights burned out. if your fuse is in between your ignition and generator the car will shut...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-19-2019, 01:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 365
Posted By mike657894
Re: Complexity of working on front spring U-bolts

It was quite the thrill to crank start my car at a party on saturday. Had an assistant run the choke and one try and it was running. Every one standing there cheered. The hood is much easier to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-19-2019, 08:55 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 647
Posted By mike657894
Re: Fumes

the under tank petcock is brass on brass and can leak with scratches. I had to clean mine up. There are affordable replacements. The needle and seat are metal on metal and prone to some weeping of...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-18-2019, 03:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 473
Posted By mike657894
Re: New clutch - should the throw out bearing disengage?

I have seen 3/4in and 7/8in as recommended measurements. not every clutch disc,pressure plate, fly wheel, throw out bearing is going to be the same thickness. And I think the gap shrinks with clutch...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-18-2019, 11:03 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 422
Posted By mike657894
backfire out of exhaust after warmed up shut down.

Im getting a loud gunshot backfire out of my exhaust a second after the engine comes to a full stop. It doesnt do it on short drives. But if I go 10 miles shut down, and putt putt putt ...BANG! Wake...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-17-2019, 09:13 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 560
Posted By mike657894
Re: Rubber mounting the muffler

did you use the same frame hole? could you post a picture? Im not picturing how the different style clamp gets the job done. I think i want to do this mod on my car.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-16-2019, 06:31 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 458
Posted By mike657894
Re: Fan Belt Squeak

you can cure a squeaking belt by cleaning it and the pulleys. soap and water.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-15-2019, 07:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 190
Posted By mike657894
Re: No start

I have had the same problem. thought just crossed my mind that some liquid electrical tape might be a safety for this problem.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-13-2019, 08:49 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,370
Posted By mike657894
Re: fun day with un expected bonus

interesting radiator or is that a cover? I like how the stainless and the wheels standout against the patina.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-13-2019, 08:33 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 680
Posted By mike657894
Re: Restoration

In the 20 years ive been watching model A prices they have fallen. But restoration costs have risen. Tudors and fordors are at the bottom of the price scale. My car is not restored, its just a driver...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-12-2019, 11:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 769
Posted By mike657894
Re: Newbie '29 Speedster project, the good the bad and even the ugly (maybe)

all the info is online. lots of good videos on youtube. a new pressure plate is not too pricey. the starter is just a threaded rod that goes through the floor. the rod pushes on the back of the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-09-2019, 10:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 432
Posted By mike657894
Re: Rear Main Oil Leak

could he use this modern style seal that requires the slinger to be machined off?


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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-06-2019, 05:53 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 892
Posted By mike657894
Re: Speaking of shocks . .

I have set up car gas shocks at a 45 degree angle to reduce the amount of dampening and put a set of friction shocks on the front. about 100 worth of shocks and links. I made the brackets....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-02-2019, 08:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 507
Posted By mike657894
Re: Splitting a wishbone

i would take a grinder cut at top and bottom of tube and squeeze it then weld it and fill and grind it up pretty.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-01-2019, 09:15 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,234
Posted By mike657894
Re: Shop lighting

this link is what your looking for. I have put led screw in bulbs and lamp holders around as my lighting. I look for the name brand ones when on sale for $2 the off brand ones that sell for $1 have...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-01-2019, 09:08 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,379
Posted By mike657894
Re: misdiagnosis based on assumptions

I have a rule of thumb. Its never what I first think it is.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-30-2019, 10:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 323
Posted By mike657894
Re: Oil pump or intake Manifold Vacuum hole bolt

my oil line developed a pin hole I grabbed a 1/8 pipe plug from home depot. i need to get a new piece of line. my gauge reads to five but i get about 6lbs on it. kinda fun. with it pegging out all...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-28-2019, 07:24 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 572
Posted By mike657894
Re: How do you guys keep your lights on!!??

Its not that the bulb is hot enough to melt it. Its that the connection contact point is too small causing resistance and heat, Dielectric grease may help.


you could try leds they draw less.

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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-25-2019, 11:46 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,062
Posted By mike657894
Re: Brake feel . . .

if your parts are good. you will need to adjust. try running the adjusters in till you cant spin it and come back 2 or 3 clicks. you will need to make a brake board or play around till it doesnt...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-22-2019, 10:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 523
Posted By mike657894
Re: electric fan

MO POWER!!! not on my A but on my truck I set up a cheap eBay fan electric thermostat controlled kit. very simple. you will want to make some brackets to hold the fan. the little plastic hangers are...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-20-2019, 07:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 659
Posted By mike657894
Re: which radiator

ask these guys making hot rod ones for 129 to put the neck in the right spot....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-19-2019, 09:31 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 846
Posted By mike657894
Re: changing to 5.50 Bias Ply = changing to 3.54 ratio

Is there a brand I can get them in cheap? around $100. or what do they cost? The speed is probably worth it.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-11-2019, 08:25 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 643
Posted By mike657894
Re: Interior costs question

i did my interior in rhino canvas. it is black backpack material. I bought mine in two orders from amazon. got a cheaper variety for the headliner and doors and walls that was $3 a yard. got some $7...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-10-2019, 08:12 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,009
Posted By mike657894
Re: crank shaft housing stripped can't align nut to dimple to time car

jack up car and use rear wheel as your crank.
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