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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-15-2020, 11:59 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 515
Posted By alexiskai
Re: Seatbelts in a Roadster

It's certainly possible to start with lap belts and add shoulder belts later, although it means you'd end up having bought two sets of belts. I disagree that it's "not a lot of extra effort" to add...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-11-2020, 02:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 425
Posted By alexiskai
Re: Where to find Ethanol free gasoline in your area

Here in NC, the BP stations often carry non-E 89. Some publicize it, some you have to ask behind the counter to confirm.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-04-2020, 02:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,006
Posted By alexiskai
Re: Engine Splash Pans

Apropo of nothing, I recently found this photo posted by Dave Lopes in 2010, showing his all-original Fordor and how the pans were mounted at the factory. I've seen folks ask about this occasionally,...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-21-2020, 11:04 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 729
Posted By alexiskai
Re: Looking for seller of Penrite steering box lube

The Tractor Supply 00 grease being discussed is this one here (https://www.tractorsupply.com/tsc/product/super-s-cotton-picker-spindle-grease-00). More discussion and pictures in this thread...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-03-2020, 05:10 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,732
Posted By alexiskai
Re: Taking the plunge into Model A ownership!

I concur with others that $10,500 is too much for a car in this condition. For $12K (and often $10K) you'd be able to get one that you can drive home.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-31-2020, 11:05 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,353
Posted By alexiskai
Re: Manifold Gland Rings

We could possibly distinguish here between "are gland rings needed" and "are gland rings helpful." My understanding is that they're helpful in preventing manifold drop and damage to the gasket from...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-30-2020, 07:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 379
Posted By alexiskai
Re: Nu Rex

I had an issue during the installation where the flat spring somehow was the wrong shape. Whether it came that way from the factory, or was bent in shipping, or I bent it without noticing, I dunno....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-29-2020, 12:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 587
Posted By alexiskai
Re: assembling the Model A engine.

This video series was the subject of a marathon thread last fall when it aired.
https://www.fordbarn.com/forum/showthread.php?t=269129&showall=1
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-28-2020, 09:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 522
Posted By alexiskai
Re: 1929 Business Coupe - Need more leg room

Take a look at this thread, in which I describe how I moved the seat in my '29 Std coupe back a few inches.
https://www.fordbarn.com/forum/showthread.php?t=264947&showall=1
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-19-2020, 07:28 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,275
Posted By alexiskai
Re: Model A - 2 bucks

It's a Vermont plate from '52, '54, or '56
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-09-2020, 01:21 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,040
Posted By alexiskai
Re: Timing and hand throttle levers

The OP might want it in place too in case the auto distributor ever develops a problem or needs to be swapped out for troubleshooting.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-03-2020, 10:59 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 18,610
Posted By alexiskai
Re: Dumbest Reproduction Parts

Had to bring this thread back because I'm watching Hagerty's new YouTube series (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Ua4RyfsFes), in which a guy is doing some basic repairs on his dad's '30 coupe, and...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-09-2020, 09:34 AM
Replies: 164
Views: 32,483
Posted By alexiskai
Re: The Terry Burtz 5 main bearing engine blocks are back on track.

I note that Terry has gotten several questions along the lines of "Why give this business to China?" I think this quote from Apple CEO Tim Cook in 2017 shows exactly why:


You can read more about...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-08-2020, 09:34 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,014
Posted By alexiskai
Re: Which Car-Like Vehicles Can Tow a Model A?

Is there any risk in using a tow dolly due to the A rear end being engaged for the entire trip? Wear on the differential or anything?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-27-2020, 12:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 608
Posted By alexiskai
Re: Which modern valve kit and valve guides?

Oh yeah, you are that guy. :) Mike's also carries them, I believe.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-26-2020, 01:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 608
Posted By alexiskai
Re: Which modern valve kit and valve guides?

Somebody on here a couple months ago was recommending the Snyder's-type guides with the shoulders, because I think he was saying if you don't use the shoulder type then the spring is a different...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-25-2020, 11:11 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,312
Posted By alexiskai
Re: Feedback on modern tube shocks for Model A's

The Ken Davis shocks are working fine for me so far. Here's my thread with pictures of the install.

https://www.fordbarn.com/forum/showthread.php?t=270370
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-24-2020, 03:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 822
Posted By alexiskai
Re: Hi all. New guy. Model A engine rebuilder questions.

James is down to part-time last I heard. Phone is probably the best way to reach him. 828-775-1257
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-21-2020, 08:26 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 779
Posted By alexiskai
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-13-2020, 01:52 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,502
Posted By alexiskai
Re: OT: "An Alternator is a Battery Maintainer, -NOT a Battery Charger."

This is the correct take. The quote at the top is best understood in the context of charging a completely dead battery. This is a not-uncommon situation in modern cars: battery is dead, somebody...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-08-2020, 03:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 760
Posted By alexiskai
Re: First Compression Test

I had very similar results on my compression test. I ended up also doing a vacuum test and a leak-down test, both of which also indicated valve problems. Here's my thread for the leak-down test if...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-07-2020, 03:02 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 931
Posted By alexiskai
Re: Balancing tires/wheels

I also use the beads, good results up to 55 so far. Haven't gone faster.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-06-2020, 03:14 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,415
Posted By alexiskai
Re: Misnomer - Front Engine Support

https://web.archive.org/web/20160619135407im_/http://abarnyard.com/workshop/images/mount-2.jpg
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-06-2020, 12:17 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,443
Posted By alexiskai
Re: painting a license plate questions

One thing I also did that helped, I can't remember where I saw it, was to take a wax pencil and shade the sloping edges of the characters. It really helps to outline the edge when the whole plate is...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-04-2020, 07:51 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,443
Posted By alexiskai
Re: painting a license plate questions

If the goal is to be indistinguishable from the original at a car show where people can examine it up close, I agree that a pro is the only option. However, I had a lot of fun doing mine. My wife...
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