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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 10:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 114
Posted By Flathead
Re: Shock fluid/oil

The right fluid depends a lot on how tight the internal clearances are. If the rebuilder says 80/90 I would go with that.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-27-2019, 04:33 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,352
Posted By Flathead
Re: Where to get the best quality pistons/rings for my A?

Thank you for the info, that answers my questions
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-23-2019, 04:40 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,352
Posted By Flathead
Re: Where to get the best quality pistons/rings for my A?

Does anyone carry Sil-Vo-Lite pistons? They used to be popular.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-22-2019, 05:28 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 794
Posted By Flathead
Re: New Guy

I like 30-31 style but be aware that late 31 with indented firewall does not have a fuel shut off inside the vehicle. I like to shut off the fuel when I walk away and opening the hood every time...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-15-2019, 11:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,105
Posted By Flathead
Re: Classtique Upholstery

Lot of good music in Floyd. :)
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-15-2019, 11:09 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,374
Posted By Flathead
Re: counterbalanced crankshaft

I wouldn't drill an A crank for oil to the rods. If the motor is stock you don't need too, if it hopped up you will likely break the crank at #4 rod throw. That is the weak link.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-15-2019, 11:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 534
Posted By Flathead
Re: Shock fluid substitute

What you use for fluid will depend on how good the clearances are in your shocks. If not very tight STP, if tighter maybe jack oil. Either one will lubricate better than the old glycerin.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-07-2019, 10:55 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 908
Posted By Flathead
Re: brake linings

You have the front brake arms angled forward 15 degrees with play removed from brake push rods? Have to ask, this is very important for good braking.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-02-2019, 01:39 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,475
Posted By Flathead
Re: 8CM to 8BA

If you are putting it in a 51 Merc you can swap parts as needed but you will probably miss that extra stroke crank in the 8CM.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-28-2018, 11:25 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,501
Posted By Flathead
Re: Tom Endy

All the best to you sir! We Model A guys are a tough bunch, look forward to your speedy recovery.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-09-2018, 11:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 669
Posted By Flathead
Re: Barrett B-75B Braking Shoe Arching Machine

Wear a mask so you don't suck up any asbestos crap.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-29-2018, 11:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 690
Posted By Flathead
Re: Bronze shock arms

Those bronze ones were for marine use. :)
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-27-2018, 11:33 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,849
Posted By Flathead
Re: maximan revs

You can make them breathe well enough to hurt themselves. I've run stock rods over 7000 rpm at the strip.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-20-2018, 12:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 774
Posted By Flathead
Re: Been trying to call A & L Parts??????

I believe he is working by himself now, no helper, but still dedicated to his business.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-20-2018, 12:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 985
Posted By Flathead
Re: Unique bearing install

RUN!! It may not be too late to save this project!
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-20-2018, 12:46 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,950
Posted By Flathead
Re: More flathead questions.

Some of the original Ford bearings were all copper color when new.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-20-2018, 11:55 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,105
Posted By Flathead
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-16-2018, 05:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 685
Posted By Flathead
Re: 1949 Ford Door Latches in cold weather

Yes! 49 latches are crap, only lasted one year. Clean and lube, be sure the spring is good, cross your fingers.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-16-2018, 04:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 599
Posted By Flathead
Re: sump removal

Me too, 1/4" drive and a swivel socket. Original style motor mounts.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-16-2018, 04:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,258
Posted By Flathead
Re: How's Bill Williamson doing?

I will keep Bill in my thoughts. This place would not be the same without him!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-10-2018, 05:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,161
Posted By Flathead
Smile Re: Engine [Near] Death

Good to hear on the 3.54's and Mitchell, I was uneasy thinking of you cruising at 65 with the stock set-up.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-09-2018, 01:01 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,080
Posted By Flathead
Re: lesson learned...check the simple things first

I think that the quality of those replacement clamps has gone downhill quite a bit as well.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-09-2018, 12:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 888
Posted By Flathead
Re: New blocks

And a hush fell over the crowd.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-09-2018, 12:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,161
Posted By Flathead
Re: Engine [Near] Death

Do you have overdrive or different rear end gears?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-09-2018, 12:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,510
Posted By Flathead
Re: Do you polish your balls?

The short aftermarket pitman arm eases steering effort.
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