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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-10-2021, 05:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 739
Posted By gridleak
Re: Rattling after installation of new water pump

some fans and or shafts were made with the wrong taper. it will keep getting loose even if you keep tightening it until it gets your radiator.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-06-2021, 12:07 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,728
Posted By gridleak
Re: How to remove ethanol from gasoline.

ethyl is the good stuff to drink. i read that the contents of hand sanitizer is 80 percent ethyl plus h2o2 and glycerin. it would be a good gargle. or just add an olive for a 160 proof martini. they...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-21-2021, 05:20 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 365
Posted By gridleak
goose neck head to rdiator

i want to install an after market adjustable thermostat ,mostly for looks, that requires cutting out a bit of the hose.in my case the hose has bit of a kink. my question is are there different goose...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-10-2021, 07:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 834
Posted By gridleak
Re: Door Hinge pin

Use a bb a small socket and a C clamp. wiggle door as you tighten clamp,
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-24-2021, 05:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,903
Posted By gridleak
Re: Circlite Windshield Spot Light

35 mm glass drills are as cheap as dirt. do it your self
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-11-2021, 09:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 711
Posted By gridleak
Re: Voltmeter install

why? a voltmeter tells you little.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-29-2020, 08:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,117
Posted By gridleak
Re: What Exactly Is The Crud Jamming Our Gas Tanks?

Its shellac based tank sealer that was used before ethanol gas. Ethanol is a shellac solvent. When the egas is vaporized in the carb the shellac is free to coat everything from the carb on.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-10-2020, 11:53 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,501
Posted By gridleak
Re: Scrap Drives May Have Trashed Cars, But Were the Drives Necessary?

As kid during the war I remember scrap drives. One remains in my mind in
Idaho. In a pile of stuff was a shiny Gatling gun. "I often wonder what they made out of it
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-02-2020, 09:02 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,890
Posted By gridleak
Re: Worn rear axle threads

I re threaded the axle to 9/16 and also made a much longer nut from hex stock that engages more of the axle threads. Just one hole for key adjusted for proper torque by lightly sanding the length...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-17-2020, 01:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 713
Posted By gridleak
Smile Re: 12 volt horn

Ken I am glad you asked what is a reverse flare and not why.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-17-2020, 10:36 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 713
Posted By gridleak
Re: 12 volt horn

The large end of the horn is connected to the horn motor and the horn tapers smaller towards where the sound comes out.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-17-2020, 08:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 713
Posted By gridleak
12 volt horn

I picked up a Klaxon 5 horn marked 12 volts. this one has the reverse flare. My question is which cars of the 20s era use 12 volts?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-26-2020, 10:07 AM
Replies: 344
Views: 45,070
Posted By gridleak
Re: Just wondering : what's your year of birth ?

posted 1934 with wise answers but can not find them.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-26-2020, 09:58 AM
Replies: 344
Views: 45,070
Posted By gridleak
Re: Just wondering : what's your year of birth ?

early 1934 most of you are too young to own As I have a T which is older than me
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-26-2020, 09:50 AM
Replies: 344
Views: 45,070
Posted By gridleak
Re: Just wondering : what's your year of birth ?

1934 the doctor asks me all the time
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-20-2019, 10:08 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,536
Posted By gridleak
Electrolock?

This ignition cable is marked with the ford logo and number g382264. The distributer end is longer and has an integral cast iron hole to attach to the head bolt. Was this used on a specific A or was...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-15-2019, 09:29 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,176
Posted By gridleak
Re:INFO NEEDED

INFO NEEDED I have a pair like those that I want to install on my 29 coupe. I believe that they should installed so that the brackets are centered on the ridges on the door and the wing vertically...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-24-2019, 10:04 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,131
Posted By gridleak
Re: After replacing with 2 bladed aluminum fan, engine noise abounds

if you have the wrong taper you can tighten it but it will get loose again even
with the cotter key installed. don't ask me howi know.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-03-2019, 09:33 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,638
Posted By gridleak
Re: broken screws in oak, drill or give up?

Bar soap works great for lubing wood screws and wont stain.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-03-2019, 08:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,401
Posted By gridleak
Re: Southwind Heater in a Model A Ford andy pics

I seems to me that a heater will interfere with the carb control rod if on the passenger side. If so how do you reconfigure it. I have a very small heater that I may install in my A but am concerned...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-24-2018, 11:30 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,845
Posted By gridleak
Re: 29 Tudor pinstripe - wrong & now right!

Just a guess but I don't think Ford used a primer before dipping. When the paint wore through the primer did not show through like my ugly fenders with red primer showing.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-07-2018, 08:34 AM
Replies: 217
Views: 26,416
Posted By gridleak
Re: OK! Let's get personal!

85 don't do too much kicking
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-29-2018, 10:08 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 803
Posted By gridleak
motometer headbolt

I have a nice steering columb mount motometer temp gauge but need the headbolt replacement that holds the bulb for the gauge. Any got one they don't need?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-09-2018, 11:55 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 707
Posted By gridleak
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-09-2018, 10:32 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 707
Posted By gridleak
Old time 4 wheeling with 2 wheels

Wow not ford but did anyone watch the TCM movie "Something New" ?
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