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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 01:05 PM
Replies: 6
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Posted By AL in NY
Re: Front and Rear Spring Restoration

If you buy the repo springs you still need to round the lower edges of each leave and do the graphite/paint prep before installation. If your springs need re-arching, and your not interested in fine...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-14-2019, 11:26 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 306
Posted By AL in NY
Marco's Rear Spring Chart

I'm posting Marco's spring chart for those who haven't seen it.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-08-2019, 08:22 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,003
Posted By AL in NY
Re: Modern post manufacture shock absorbers

I had a really stiff ride with my 30 CCPU a few years also, so a sprayed penetrating oil on the front and rear springs. It helped. It was only a temporary fix. So, this spring I decided to fix the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-03-2019, 08:10 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,666
Posted By AL in NY
Re: Drum tail light LED

Bratton's sells both the LED inserts that are mounted on a circuit board and the LED's that are imbedded in the plastic lens. The imbedded style are brighter and you don't have to worry about water...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-03-2019, 07:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 488
Posted By AL in NY
Re: Oil drain sealer

You can use a 1/4 pipe tap and very carefully tap the hole slightly deeper. Just do a 1/4 turn at a time. Tap once, re-try your drain pipe. Not right......tap again and re-try. Keep doing this until...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-02-2019, 03:02 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,569
Posted By AL in NY
Re: Redoing Brakes

Brent, I'm not getting in a pissing contest with you. If you want to spend $2000 to do a brake job, great.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-01-2019, 06:55 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,569
Posted By AL in NY
Re: Redoing Brakes

Brent, your list looks like a parts list for a fine points car brake job, You're replacing everything but the backing plates. A close inspection of your car's working parts will find that most are...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-01-2019, 05:34 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,773
Posted By AL in NY
Re: Water Temperature Gauge

IMO you can't beat Stewart-Warner gauges. May be more expensive, but they last a lifetime.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-01-2019, 11:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 488
Posted By AL in NY
Re: Oil drain sealer

That drain pipe has tapered pipe threads and it shouldn't need sealer, particularly because there's no oil pressure on it. If your worried about it coming unscrewed, try some JB Weld on it.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-31-2018, 06:53 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,773
Posted By AL in NY
Re: Water Temperature Gauge

Everyone is putting up posts for "James A" about his problem and he hasn't even checked back to see the results. I guess he's real busy.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-29-2018, 05:11 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,569
Posted By AL in NY
Re: Redoing Brakes

I just redid the brakes on my 30 CCPU myself and the figure of $2000 is way too high. If you are any kind of mechanic, the parts will cost you: 4 cast iron drums = $1000, 8 new brake shoes= $256 and...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-18-2018, 07:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 375
Posted By AL in NY
Re: Valve Spring

You need a valve spring compressor. It's a hand held tool you use to compress the valve spring before you put on the retainer. Search this site to find a photo of one.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-17-2018, 04:59 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,142
Posted By AL in NY
Re: Love our new mitchell overdrive

Ed, for the same money, you could have purchased an F150 OD transmission from Dave Delume and had a full synco transmission with OD and nobody would have been able to tell you had it unless they...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-17-2018, 04:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 800
Posted By AL in NY
Re: adjusting valves

If your working on a emgine that's out of the car, I'd remove the cam gear and replace the cam gear nut. Now you can turn the cam and make your valve adjustments without turning over the whole...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-13-2018, 05:49 PM
Replies: 190
Views: 7,393
Posted By AL in NY
Re: OK! Let's get personal!

Younger then some of you at 72, heading for 73 in March. Looking forward to the drive to West Virginia in May with my beatiful young wife of 66. She keeps me feeling young!!!!!!!!!!!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-11-2018, 07:49 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 275
Posted By AL in NY
Re: Battery chargers

The voltage is the "push" behind the amps. You can't charge a 12 volt battery with a 6 volt charger. The voltage has to be higher then the battery voltage in order to charge it. Now, if you try to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-08-2018, 08:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 617
Posted By AL in NY
Re: Barrett B-75B Braking Shoe Arching Machine

Gary, my friend doesn't have an Ammco tool, it's a Barrett Model B-75B. I don't know if they operation the same.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-07-2018, 06:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 617
Posted By AL in NY
Barrett B-75B Braking Shoe Arching Machine

Just found out yesterday that one of our club members has the above mentioned arching Machine. It's in excellent shape, but he doesn't know how to use it. A set of instructions would really help us...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-02-2018, 11:20 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,117
Posted By AL in NY
Re: Burning Out Ignition Coils

Corey, your link for the alternator doesn't seem to work. Could you post the ebay item number please.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-26-2018, 06:37 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,339
Posted By AL in NY
Re: Sue Mitchell

Sad news. Sue really helped me out when I was doing my F150 install. There's nothing she wouldn't do for you, all you had to do was ask. A great loss for the Model A community.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-21-2018, 06:31 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,020
Posted By AL in NY
Re: Cold weather driving with or without thermostat?

My thinking is only about 5% of the hot water exiting the top of the engine goes through that 3/8" bypass tube when the thermostat is open. The 1 1/2" top radiator hose drops the pressure at the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-21-2018, 05:37 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,020
Posted By AL in NY
Re: Cold weather driving with or without thermostat?

Didn't add the photo attachment.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-21-2018, 05:35 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,020
Posted By AL in NY
Re: Cold weather driving with or without thermostat?

I've posted this before, but using the Vintage Precision thermostat housing with a 160 degree thermostat and an added bypass tube, you eliminate the hot spots in the engine that are created when the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-20-2018, 05:08 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,015
Posted By AL in NY
Re: Brake Adjustment

When I redid my brakes earlier this year, I used the "Brake Buddy" and a modified Les Andrews procedure so both front and rear brakes are applied the same
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-20-2018, 10:36 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,562
Posted By AL in NY
Re: Best fuel and exhaust system for power

Tom, the engine builder has to enlarge the intake valve seats to fit the 1.75" intake valves.

Paul, I am running a "B" carburetor and intake manifold with the standard Model A exhaust manifold. I...
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