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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 08:24 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,775
Posted By old ugly
Re: Decided against turn signals.....what about this idea?

well sir
your title says "what about this idea?"
i am going to tell you exactly what i think.

your worried about period correct looking car well the strobe won't look period correct sticking...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 09:59 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,775
Posted By old ugly
Re: Decided against turn signals.....what about this idea?

i have turn signal system on my sedan. i have two tail/brake lights,the right one is an add on. the system uses the brake light system for the rear signals so no ugly lights back there. the front...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-28-2021, 01:26 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,775
Posted By old ugly
Re: Decided against turn signals.....what about this idea?

i wonder what the cops will say to you when they see it?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-28-2021, 01:24 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,775
Posted By old ugly
Re: Decided against turn signals.....what about this idea?

i have to say i don't like the idea.

but there are a a lot of things i don't like.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-28-2021, 01:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 342
Posted By old ugly
Re: Throttle Bracket Rubbing

it also looks to me that the top shaft is no longer straight. but maybe its just the pic.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-28-2021, 01:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 342
Posted By old ugly
Re: Throttle Bracket Rubbing

it looks to me that someone has added a new end onto the arm and it is a bit too thick.
if function is more important than correctness then if it were I, just file or grind some clearance into the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-27-2021, 10:31 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,343
Posted By old ugly
Re: Air Filter

this is creative.

RHD
even some fine metal mesh, form it over the intake of the carb and then hose clamp it on. that will stop larger size junk from getting in there.

on my drag car i had to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-27-2021, 10:16 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 632
Posted By old ugly
Re: Bad Tube

should have bought Chinese ones.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-26-2021, 06:58 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,015
Posted By old ugly
Re: Trouble starting my Model A

id like to know what ethanol gas has to do with this issue.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-26-2021, 06:55 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,063
Posted By old ugly
Re: overheated motor won't start now

pull the plugs and see if they are wet with gas or maybe wet with water(hopefully not)
easy first check.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-25-2021, 10:30 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 318
Posted By old ugly
Re: Transmission id

three different cases. the mutidisc case won't work in the single disc application. but so far i have found that all the gears fit all the three types. just watch the reverse idler has different...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-25-2021, 10:27 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,002
Posted By old ugly
Re: rubber boots

the rubber boots look nice and are popular but i know nothing of judging standard.

for me i don't have them the floor mat fits nice around the shift tower and looks ok. the park brake has gaps but...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-25-2021, 10:17 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,343
Posted By old ugly
Re: Air Filter

the air maze was an authorized by ford accessory but there were lots of other brands of air cleaners. it was well known at that time that it was not a good thing to have dirt going through your...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-24-2021, 06:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,018
Posted By old ugly
Re: Chemist Needed!

i had a leak in the fuel tank of my model b in the 1980s i ran a small bead of "sealall" on the source of the leak and it never leaked the following 25 years that i owned it.
maybe not your choice...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-24-2021, 06:23 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,343
Posted By old ugly
Re: Air Filter

i run an air cleaner because it keeps the dirt out of the engine.
do you have an air cleaner on you modern car?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-19-2021, 11:02 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,125
Posted By old ugly
Re: go buy a new/rebuilt one

fix vs replace is relative to each persons situation. weather that is financial or aptitude we don't know.

if on a shoe string budget ,or even curious about why it failed, that person will spend...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-18-2021, 09:01 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,532
Posted By old ugly
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-18-2021, 04:14 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 986
Posted By old ugly
Re: Curiosity Re Main Bearing Oil Drainage

i have had engines apart that the tube was not there or it had been shortened but i don't know if the engine was a leaker or if it helped
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-18-2021, 11:59 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 581
Posted By old ugly
Re: Model A valve guides

the only way he is going to remove that guide is with the head off, i doubt you could pry it down.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-18-2021, 11:52 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,125
Posted By old ugly
go buy a new/rebuilt one

go buy a rebuilt
go buy a new one
it would seem we have trained ourselves to throw stuff away and buy new.

take it to a shop to have it repaired.
it seems we have trained our selves to give up...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-18-2021, 11:03 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 581
Posted By old ugly
Re: Model A valve guides

sorry i miss read your post.

if the top of the guide that is in question is higher than all the other guides in the engine then yes pull the head and remove that guide.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-18-2021, 10:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 581
Posted By old ugly
Re: Model A valve guides

the valve guides are 2 pc. maybe one side of the guide has wiggled its way down and stuck there.

take the side cover off
you have the manifold off. you can see the top of the guides through...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-17-2021, 08:38 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,245
Posted By old ugly
Re: newly rebuilt and a knock

i remember back about 50 years, when i said to my dad, i should have a mechanic work on this for me, my dad said to me, "you may as well fix it yourself because you will likely have to redo the work...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-16-2021, 10:49 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,147
Posted By old ugly
Re: 3.27 Gear without an Overdrive

its a good thing there aren't many hills.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-16-2021, 10:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 570
Posted By old ugly
Re: Body Shims

1970s gm trucks used a ton of them for shimming their body panels, the model A may reject the transplant.

let us know how you made out.
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