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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-09-2018, 09:02 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,257
Posted By Railcarmover
Re: Diff leaking around the bolts

Cooking with dung for heat works too.Glad old Mitch has success with indian head, good for him.. suggesting old school solutions might be fashionable,modern sealants work better..and yes,I'm one of...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-09-2018, 08:25 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 989
Posted By Railcarmover
Re: Model A rear axle and the Pythagorean theorem

Gee,and here I was thinking the u joint slides on splines on the driveshaft...and since its not Hotchkiss drive,the entire rear axle assembly pivots at the 'clamshell'..the splines at the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-09-2018, 08:11 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,257
Posted By Railcarmover
Re: Diff leaking around the bolts

Modern sealants work better on antique cars than period sealants..permatex #2? indian head shellac? really?why not tamp a little oakum in there?

When you disturb a fixed housing adjustment you...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-08-2018, 11:40 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,257
Posted By Railcarmover
Re: Diff leaking around the bolts

Since the housing gaskets set the carrier bearing preload that's a bad idea.Pull the assembly out of the car,set it up so you can work on it,spread spring and pull radius rods and go through the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-07-2018, 10:12 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,126
Posted By Railcarmover
Re: Railroad Inspection Car


Work on maintenance of way equipment and car movers,that Vicky on the Wobbly line is whats called a tractive effort car mover,it doesn't have a coupler that lifts...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-29-2018, 10:45 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,440
Posted By Railcarmover
Re: Where are the parts?

In the last two years in Northern CA I've rounded up a ton of parts..the best score was on craigslist,a burned chassis with a fresh engine,mitchell od,f100 steering box rebuilt trans and rear end...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-28-2018, 10:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,096
Posted By Railcarmover
Re: I've been hacked

Being hacked takes all the fun outta the internet..an electronic salad tossing..next time sleep on your back...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-23-2018, 09:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 557
Posted By Railcarmover
Re: Mini alternator

Cant even run headlights with 20a...gotta agree with you delco's are ugly next to a generator..
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-23-2018, 09:24 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 984
Posted By Railcarmover
Re: stay running

You say the engine is 'stiff'...try taking your hand crank and with the key off hand crank the engine when its cold.Then,try it when its hot,key off.If the effort to hand crank it when its hot is a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-23-2018, 05:31 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 293
Posted By Railcarmover
Re: The FIRST MODEL A Sold, today 1903

that 900 bucks is equal to 23,800 bucks today..
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-23-2018, 08:31 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 588
Posted By Railcarmover
Re: 12 Volt Alternator

Pulley is hard to find.Upgrade your water pump bearing if your running a stock one.Belts don't have to be fiddle string tight,just enough to handle the load,industrial "B" belts have better 'grip'...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-22-2018, 01:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 342
Posted By Railcarmover
Re: Edelbrock 94-1151-Primary?

The wizards are in the power valve,Holley used a power valve that opens when the engine is under load to prevent throttle lag.It is spring opened and vacuum closed and come in a variety of close...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-21-2018, 11:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 375
Posted By Railcarmover
Re: wheel rim liners glue a bit, or no?

Duct tape..had a tire guy tell me its the best,all he uses.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-20-2018, 09:19 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,822
Posted By Railcarmover
Re: Henry ford drives off in a ford model a


Mr Ford had a '28 coupe..with cowl vents (crotch coolers),a good idea..
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-19-2018, 09:51 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,304
Posted By Railcarmover
Re: Sellers throwing away good parts

I've watched buyers at swap meets wait around the garbage can on the last day,hoping a vendor pitches what doesn't sell.

I work with a guy who's dad was a founding member of the local club,he has...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-18-2018, 06:15 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,845
Posted By Railcarmover
Re: Navel gazing & the future of the car hobby

Its art,not money.Building cars is an expression of yourself,writing checks to do it cheapens the satisfaction

The big push for net worth derives from the creation of the IRA,the brokers are the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-17-2018, 08:15 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 582
Posted By Railcarmover
Re: Bent Wishbone

Bent wishbone usually indicates a bent axle..
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-17-2018, 08:11 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,486
Posted By Railcarmover
Re: Oil Leak Worstning Quickly

Jacking up the car and seeing where the leak is coming from is your next move.There are leaks that are easy to fix,like the drain back pipe and the valve cover,and hard,like the rear main.You can...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-15-2018, 08:12 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,792
Posted By Railcarmover
Re: Crankshaft in New Rebuilt Model A Engine Won't Turn

No engine should ever be that tight.It shouldn't take 75 foot pounds of torque to turn it or have to be dragged around the block as few times to 'burnish' the bearings.Mr Kohnke is correct,do not do...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-15-2018, 12:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 840
Posted By Railcarmover
Re: rebuilt engine with cracked block

Hope the grey iron gods don't cast (pun) a spell on your new block..Ford mechanics back then used to use filings and work them into a crack,the filings would rust up and seal.When Ford developed the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-15-2018, 12:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 750
Posted By Railcarmover
Re: Engine pans

Borrow or buy a heat gun,your radiator temp should drop 20 degrees from top to bottom.Its important for timing to be set correctly as well. If you decide to pull the engine pans,or even if you...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-13-2018, 11:41 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 968
Posted By Railcarmover
Re: Head gasket question from a newbie

Head gaskets crush on installation...006 should fly,I would use a graphite head gasket.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-10-2018, 09:14 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,412
Posted By Railcarmover
Re: No compression

Even if you wrung the teeth off the timing gear you would have compression in at least one of the cylinders,there is no cam position where a valve on all four cylinders open..so that rules out a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-10-2018, 08:26 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,524
Posted By Railcarmover
Re: Cos of A Restoration

Having a clear vision of what you are building coupled with a little skill and a whole lot of luck keeps the cost down. Quality used 'once restored' parts are out there,and can be picked up for a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-09-2018, 07:57 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,649
Posted By Railcarmover
Re: Antifreeze cost comparisons

Propylene glycol has replaced ethylene glycol in most antifreezes..its non toxic...and lower cost.Funny I dont see the lower cost part.
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