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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-09-2019, 11:05 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 699
Posted By eagle
Re: bmw woes

A mile down the road you'd have found him. Then some dealer will sell this nice looking car to some unsuspecting fella, and he'll wonder why 5000 miles later the engine gives up.... ignorance is...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-08-2019, 05:58 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,697
Posted By eagle
Re: Cracked Block

the bill was about $ 340.
Seems very reasonable and looks like a nice job. Will be interesting to hear after you've ran it for a while.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-08-2019, 05:53 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,795
Posted By eagle
Re: Model A Registration Woes

And from what I can tell, this is not an uncommon issue on a Model A where the motor has been replaced, either with a Model A engine or a later V8. It would be difficult and more confusing, I think,...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-07-2019, 10:46 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,795
Posted By eagle
Re: Model A Registration Woes

By your original post, I take it the owner has a valid title, albeit in another state. That's OK. An engine number matching the original VIN is NOT required, probably a large majority of vintage cars...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-29-2019, 09:54 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 949
Posted By eagle
Re: Rotella T4 oil, dirty oil

A quick test would be to switch oil brands. Some oils definitely turn dark sooner than others. Take a few drops of oil and put it on a coffee filter. You’ll see right away if you have sediment. Dark...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-29-2019, 09:44 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,202
Posted By eagle
Re: Knocking at start up?

I’d say pull the oil pan and look it over. For a quick test, buy a bottle of Slick 50 and put it in. I imagine I’ve just woke up the scoffers with that comment but if you have a worn engine it...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-19-2019, 08:19 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 670
Posted By eagle
Re: Spark Control . . .

Spark knock or ping is the key. Keep the engine as advanced as possible, without the ping. Nothing complicated about it. I saw one guy had make a placard on the spark lever with the degrees all...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-18-2019, 06:24 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 819
Posted By eagle
Re: Is a Horn Relay Necessary?

Are you planning on running a 6 volt horn? If so, you'll want to reduce the voltage. 12 volt into it will NOT give you the correct sound, with 12 V it will sound frantic! Voltage reducers can be...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-16-2019, 09:56 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,081
Posted By eagle
Re: Making an A axle steer easier

Obviously you are very comfortable with modifications and fitment so why don't you find a steering box off of an old truck. Some of those you had to turn the wheel many revolutions to go lock to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-16-2019, 09:41 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,738
Posted By eagle
Re: I am so happy......With my 1500W gear oil...

Lucas Oil Stabilizer stays thick in the summer.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-14-2019, 05:11 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,027
Posted By eagle
Re: New Radiator and Losing Coolant

First thing, don't buy the old wives tale about water pump pumping so fast that water piles up in the top tank before it can flow through the radiator. The water pump can only move water, not produce...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-13-2019, 11:01 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,267
Posted By eagle
Re: 8 volt battery in 6 volt car

If you want to run an 8 volt battery its simple enough to build a 2 volt voltage reducer with 3 power diodes in series. Check the maximum current draw, then use diodes that are rated for at least...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-11-2019, 11:00 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 570
Posted By eagle
Re: Tudor pronunciation

My Grandfathers both pronounced it "two dur and four dur" Definitely not "four door or two door". That's the way I've heard most of the past generation pronounce it so that's how I do it too....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-10-2019, 04:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 519
Posted By eagle
Re: GAV and alcohol

Yeah, that corn lobby is FORCED on the farmer. Doesn't matter if they want to support it or not, they are forced to contribute to it.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-09-2019, 11:57 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 541
Posted By eagle
Re: Backfire or popping when going down hill

As others have said, open the GAV a bit. I lean it out a 1/4 turn when cruising down the highway, but before I slow or come into town I open up the GAV the 1/4 turn again. That's half the fun of...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-09-2019, 11:51 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,697
Posted By eagle
Re: Cracked Block

I did it on a Model T head with a nasty crack. Worked great. After it was well cured I refilled it, then when that was well cured I filed and sanded it smooth, then paint. Never leaked, couldn't tell...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-08-2019, 11:23 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 759
Posted By eagle
Re: Cooked corn in radiator

If you bring the radiator into a radiator shop be sure to inform them that a Model A cooling system is nonpressurized and the radiator should not be pressure tested.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-07-2019, 07:52 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 624
Posted By eagle
Re: AMP Meter Reading

Sounds like you have a fun projects regulator on it. Your ammeter center may not be truly zero amps. With engine shut off look for zero on the gauge. Here is how mine is set up: turn lights on low...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-05-2019, 08:28 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,114
Posted By eagle
Re: VIN number 1930-A

Why does he need a bonded title? The car is legally titled. Its a simple matter of making sure the vin off of the legal title is visible on the car so that he can transfer the title. If there is...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-04-2019, 08:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 463
Posted By eagle
Re: GAV closed, car dies

Mine is not that sensitive. It'll run with the GAV closed but will be lean. Try some Seafoam in the fuel for a while, it'll clean up the fuel system.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-04-2019, 08:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 550
Posted By eagle
Re: Choke to start all the time?

I don't think the OP is confused about the GAV vs the choke. If all else runs well, whats wrong with a short choke pull when starting? For hand starting, there is a brass wire and ring choke kit you...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-04-2019, 08:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 625
Posted By eagle
Re: Sandblasting sheet metal parts

Also keep the nozzle at an angle to the metal, not straght on. If it is a thinner piece, ive dropped the pressure all the way down to 40psi. Nothing truly gets rid of rust in the pores like blasting,...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-03-2019, 06:16 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,436
Posted By eagle
Re: Analyze this . . .

You should be able to get a lean run with the GAV. Then open it up JUST enough to smooth out. Usually I close mine a bit more while cruising. If you can't get a lean run then you need to check into...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-02-2019, 11:05 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,114
Posted By eagle
Re: VIN number 1930-A

If you are confident that the VIN is valid and not fraud, then stamp the blank area where it should already have been. If you think the VIN is NOT valid, then you have a problem.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-01-2019, 04:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 605
Posted By eagle
Re: Air Maze Air Filter on Zenith Carb Question

I've used an AirMaze for years. Plugs look great. I use a fiber mesh filter over the top of the AirMaze and use oil on the screen. I use about 1/4 turn GAV except when highway cruising. Then its...
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