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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-13-2021, 03:48 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,617
Posted By mike657894
Re: Safe To Drive.....?

anyone who was driving a model A in the 40s probably was leaving a bit behind. mine leaks a bunch if it has 5 quarts in it. leaks a lot less at 4.5 quarts

i keep a gallon of oil and water in...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-03-2021, 08:28 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,157
Posted By mike657894
Re: Need Carb Cleaned or Rebuild

clean your carb. the jet is in the base of the carb bowl. easily clogged.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-02-2021, 12:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 713
Posted By mike657894
Re: Spring fear

hate to be this guy. but a shock like that has 0 load on spring when the adjusting rings are screwed off the bottom.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-03-2021, 08:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,248
Posted By mike657894
Re: Frame - is it straight?

too add on the string idea.
I use a string tied to two 1 gallon jugs to do my alignments. its a good way to put a straight line in the air next to something

also when im picking out boards. i...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-03-2021, 08:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,169
Posted By mike657894
Re: Nitrocellulose

the new products, at least to me, all shine in the ease of use and time savings. there are single stage urethanes.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-28-2020, 08:17 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,948
Posted By mike657894
Re: Mode A Piston expander/ knurling tool to Buy

I had some serious egging in the bores but it was all in the center in the bores and tapered out to less at the top and none at the bottom. my thought being if you knurl you may need to bore to your...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-06-2020, 09:57 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,338
Posted By mike657894
Re: Bad Stud thread

I broke a stud before. I used the head as a guide with the drill bits wrapped in electrical tape to bush them to the hole. you can also use tape to make a mark of depth on your drill bit. I went...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-06-2020, 09:52 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,469
Posted By mike657894
Re: Diamond B question.

I have a diamond A block and the only differences I found were a B cam, hardened exhaust seats and the diamond.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-02-2020, 06:05 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,845
Posted By mike657894
Re: Conversion to 12 volt system

ive broken a bendix bolt and it sounds like a hammer hitting to start the turning of the engine. and my points always need cleaning. im thinking of switching back.

Get good at hand starting your...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-01-2020, 09:28 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,795
Posted By mike657894
Re: Ford Model A Camshaft Inspection and Evaluation

Listen to the experts. 4 out of 5 doctors smoke camels. Thats why I do.

At a glance that cam is fine, run it.(very nice points). To make a cheap valve tool grind a open end of a half inch wrench...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-26-2020, 12:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,209
Posted By mike657894
Re: cr"A"nk it in 45 seconds

I have tired of trying more than once. Now I put a gloved hand on the crank and get er whirling she kicks me out when she catches and passes my arm speed. I end up punching the apron. hence the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-22-2020, 11:54 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 537
Posted By mike657894
Re: U joint rebuild

wrong post sorry.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-22-2020, 11:49 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,516
Posted By mike657894
Re: Ignition System Question

I just had my car back fire around 40 and stall out to the side of the road on the last ride. My pertronix coil has a cone shape to its top. The stock style rubber was causing a problem with the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-10-2020, 07:50 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,033
Posted By mike657894
Re: Iím wondering if my coil is going bad

oil filled coils are meant to be run right side up.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-13-2020, 08:09 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,445
Posted By mike657894
Re: Question about selling A parts

the model a buy sell face book group has enough members to get people near by interested in what you have. I would buy it if its in my area. The problem here is that I dont look in the swap page much...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-19-2020, 07:47 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,958
Posted By mike657894
Re: Rear spring spreader

i never see RUST LOCK mentioned in these threads. maybe im one in a million. but on my car the spring was rust locked. I kept my spring in the ubolts. spread it with a one side spreader. and when the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-20-2020, 11:11 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,806
Posted By mike657894
Re: Seat Belt

I have three points belts in my fordor attached to the door post. seemed a better idea than none at all. i have experienced roll overs in moderns at low speed. locally two young guys died in a slow...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-17-2020, 08:10 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,542
Posted By mike657894
Re: Assistance Needed !

someone drilled that hole to fix a broken stud and went to deep. that stud will require sealant or sealant tape.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-26-2020, 06:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,345
Posted By mike657894
Re: stone guard

you can use flattened expanded steel using some wire to hang it from the radiator wings that hold the shell. mild steel is pretty cheap and will rust up nicely. I found 18 ga x.5in opening($13+ship...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-26-2020, 06:22 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,396
Posted By mike657894
Re: Feedback on modern tube shocks for Model A's

I did my own thing with some $20 gabirals at a 45 angle and have friction shocks in the front. good bump dampening on both ends. the gabirels seem better than the friction. but that may be king pin...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-13-2020, 08:22 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,386
Posted By mike657894
Re: how bad is this cluster gear? photos.

drove the car today. its noisy in second gear. silent in third where I spend most my drive time. holds second all the way to top rpm. I put in a full set of china "ford authorized" bearings....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-30-2020, 02:14 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,573
Posted By mike657894
Re: Poor quality transmission roller bearings

glad I saw this. I got new bearing from snyders and In "ford authorized" bags stamped made in china. are these dimple bearings. and I checked berts and they have the dimpled ones pictured. I guess Im...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-30-2020, 09:18 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,386
Posted By mike657894
Re: how bad is this cluster gear? photos.

For what its worth I broke the trans abusing it. This was not a fail due to wear or age. Upon inspection the gear in my old trans, the exploded one. Were in similar shape. It made a hum in 2nd but...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-25-2020, 03:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,386
Posted By mike657894
how bad is this cluster gear? photos.

Is this damaged enough to cause problems? My old trans broke the case out. I got a used one cheap. most parts look pretty good. The large gear on the cluster, 1st gear. I think. is worn to a slight...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-22-2020, 08:59 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,050
Posted By mike657894
Re: Can I run my A on White Lightning Moonshine?

Back to your actual question. Yeah it will run pure ethanol. You will have to open the gav 100%. These are designed for multi fuel. That modern piece of s$%$ you have, its computer can determine...
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