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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-02-2021, 11:37 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,985
Posted By daveymc29
Re: Mitchell Overdrive

I have a 26% Mitchel O/D and the Mitchell tranny also in my Roadster. Did that so if I keel over the bride can drive normally to get home. It also is a bit peppier engine than stock and I run 600 X...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-11-2020, 06:00 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,912
Posted By daveymc29
Re: Does Your A Start Right UP?

The short answer is yes. They can be made quite reliable in starting with the first attempt amd will continue to run. I believe that there is probably some issue with your gas delivery from what you...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-10-2020, 06:20 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,225
Posted By daveymc29
Re: turn sigtnals

I got the same, 27 in a 25, while in my fireman uniform, just got off shift. Paid about $35 for that one in 1958. Ran a residential stop sign at 75 mph, testing the shift setting on a 55 Olds and the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-09-2020, 04:49 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,525
Posted By daveymc29
Re: Rumble Seat Risk

I have had ladies tell me of accidents in the rumble seat. But not from falling out. Seems funny to me how many old grannies will share some early memory of their youth in the rumble seat with total...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-09-2020, 03:47 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,225
Posted By daveymc29
Re: turn sigtnals

Thanks all. Off to the store for 6 ohm, 20 watt resistor. Will get two and try that. All my parts are old from the 50's, except me, I'm from the 30's. Curious also to see what it does with the engine...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-08-2020, 06:58 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,225
Posted By daveymc29
turn sigtnals

I got a set of turn signal lights, front and back. I am replacing some that fit into the space between the bumper bars as those are quite low and on my roadster they are hard to see when following me...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-01-2020, 07:27 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,237
Posted By daveymc29
Re: Latest aluminum block.

Not to be political, but isn't about all private business in China owned by Japan? If that is the case then things may not end up as dire as it would be otherwise. Just hoping that it is that way. If...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-23-2020, 06:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 916
Posted By daveymc29
Re: "Ace Mechanic" name

The result of that spinning mass of metal made it difficult to come out of some turns. Snoopy almost crashed several times in his dog fights due to that.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-23-2020, 01:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 916
Posted By daveymc29
"Ace Mechanic" name

Snoopy hung that on me in late "17. I was repairing the Sopworth Camel after the Red Baron shot it full of holes. Snoopy was the "Flying Ace" and I was the mechanic so it just felt natural, therefore...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-20-2020, 06:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 957
Posted By daveymc29
The Ace Mechanic Again

So Wednesday I went to coffee with the lads and the coupe ran like it should.
When we left it started right up and as my friend was backing out I saw he had his lights on and I thought "Why not?"...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-10-2020, 07:33 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,883
Posted By daveymc29
Re: Iím wondering if my coil is going bad

When failing coil happened to me I felt a definite lack of power. The coil was hot to the touch and eventually I noticed that it got quite hot to the touch, burn fingers hot , and the oil began to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-09-2020, 07:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 315
Posted By daveymc29
Re: Hydraulic brake adjustment bendix type

I have hydraulics and i lock them then back off enough that they make a soft scuffing noise as I rotate the tiire. I try to get the same sound out of each, also feel that there is ever so slight of...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-27-2020, 03:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 675
Posted By daveymc29
Re: Throw out bearing lubrication

The noise came from that area, I doubt it was the bearing as it was fully releasing and not spinning unless the clutch was in. It is gone now and I answered my own question with a third pump of the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-26-2020, 06:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 675
Posted By daveymc29
Throw out bearing lubrication

For several months I have had a high pitched screeching sound that few people could hear and it seemed none could identify. Removing the fan belt didn't seem to help and I heard it loudest when bent...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-21-2020, 10:33 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 7,012
Posted By daveymc29
Re: 16" Wheels

I have two with 600 X 16's. No regrets so far. 30 + yrs.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-17-2020, 11:22 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,121
Posted By daveymc29
Re: Rusty Coolant

I used vinegar and ran it for a week, drained and backflushed thoroughly, refit the hoses and filled with distilled water and put in a cup of backing soda, ran another week and did the backflush...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-17-2020, 11:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 496
Posted By daveymc29
Re: Model A Ford Trunks

On that topic, I have an original trunk from the era that is in need of covering (restoration.)
I will give it to the first person who will come get it. Was sold and perhaps made by Gray's Auto...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-17-2020, 11:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 743
Posted By daveymc29
Re: 35 Ford Hubcaps

I use a 3 or 6 inch putty knife and a screw drive, putty knife in place between tire and rim, a little pull outward and if the cap doesn't move right away I then shove the screw driver between the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-09-2020, 03:41 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,370
Posted By daveymc29
Re: Greetings all - I'm a new owner

The Model A's that I have had, over the years, didn't care much for gas filters. I use the pencil filter in the tank and all standard from there on. Got stranded once where I had to have a tow home...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-08-2020, 03:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 662
Posted By daveymc29
Re: Nor Cal Crank Grinder??

Give Les Andrew a call also, He's close by and has someone close to him do a lot of work for him. 530 268 3018
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-08-2020, 03:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,274
Posted By daveymc29
Re: The Ace Mechanic Again

Someone asked about cranking with the crank handle. Frankly I didn't give that a try. It is only a Police head, but I'm losing strength and haven't been able to hand crank this engine nor the one in...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-07-2020, 10:04 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,274
Posted By daveymc29
Re: The Ace Mechanic Again

The murder, sex and intrigue is all in the book I wrote. "From the Shadows of Coyote Mountain." http://bit.ly/FromtheShadows Try cut and paste in your browser, lot's of folks have told they that...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-06-2020, 09:59 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,454
Posted By daveymc29
Re: The Ace Mechanic Again

don't have a clue why two posts? I did redo a few misspelled words?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-06-2020, 05:56 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,274
Posted By daveymc29
The Ace Mechanic Again

So here's my latest adventure. Took the seats out of the roadster and delivered them to a friend of a friend to be upholstered. He told me he would have them back to me in three weeks, my friend told...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-06-2020, 05:40 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,454
Posted By daveymc29
The Ace Mechanic Again

So here's my latest adventure. Took the seats out of the roadster and delivered them to a friend of a friend to be upholstered. He told me he would have them back to me in three weeks, my friend told...
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