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Old 12-14-2018, 03:24 PM   #41
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Old 12-14-2018, 03:31 PM   #42
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I finally have Pictures of my Sedan 1930 Briggs Model A
This right ? LOL

OK, many have asked for pics that they might be able to help me with this stuck engine.
I am still digging into this machine, and I find she is very much original...wood?
Bad seat cover over originals. Look for the wood behind the rear seat. and around window. You guys know better than I, so let me know if what I am seeing is true.
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Old 12-14-2018, 03:32 PM   #43
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will all be able to see these pics?
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Old 12-14-2018, 03:54 PM   #44
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Old 12-14-2018, 03:56 PM   #45
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OK they showed up.
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Old 12-14-2018, 04:04 PM   #46
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I can see them. The picture of the motor and motor/head paint may indicate a head gasket leak in the cylinder 2-3 area. If yes and water made it to valves/pistons and then sat, they may be rusted to the block. Check motor oil for water.


Looks like there is/mav have been an issue at the Water pump, Bad Water pump Gasket, or packing Nut leak, or upper hose neck /head gasket leak.


If unable to get motor freed up, most likely the head will have to be pulled.
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Old 12-14-2018, 04:05 PM   #47
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Looks like a standard Fordoor that has been uh.....'upgraded'. I can't tell about the wood but if you poke at it with an awl and it doesn't go in very far then consider the wood good. However, the whole body is made of wood, roof, top, doors sill etc. Do the doors sag at all? Do they close nice and tight? You have a "fairly rare" car as many Fordoors got turned into Townsedans so there are not many stock Fordoors left.


But the Body looks nice and straight, dent free and solid. So, outside of the engine I think you have a winner. Don't forget to check over the brakes and front suspension.


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Old 12-14-2018, 06:30 PM   #48
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Wilco thanks Mike
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Old 12-14-2018, 06:33 PM   #49
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Got ya...thanks. Something more for me to watch.
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Old 12-15-2018, 11:26 AM   #50
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The car rolls free when out of gear, yes.
Now I have removed three bolts holding start r to bell.
Starter does not want to come lose.
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Old 12-15-2018, 11:37 AM   #51
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unscrew the starter rod just above the starter switch. the switch can come out with the starter.
Ok, starter switch rod off/unsrewed, and 3 bolts out. Starter won't move.
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Old 12-15-2018, 11:43 AM   #52
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Seller said engine was coated for storage. It's like a bad black paint that is peeling off. No idea yet how to remove it. It's covering everything.
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Old 12-15-2018, 12:43 PM   #53
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If the starter is unbolted and it won't come off/out, I am thinking that you have something really tight /jammed onto the starter. If it was the starter keeping the engine from turning, you have really gotten it jammed with trying to turn it over. Maybe somehow try to turn the engine backwards some. Put in 3rd gear, and push backward.
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Seller said engine was coated for storage. It's like a bad black paint that is peeling off. No idea yet how to remove it. It's covering everything.

Oooops, Motor Paint looked dark green to me in the pictures.


How long was it in Storage, and where was it stored (inside-outside, on concrete-gravel-dirt, out building or heated or attached garage)?
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Old 12-15-2018, 04:30 PM   #55
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Oooops, Motor Paint looked dark green to me in the pictures.


How long was it in Storage, and where was it stored (inside-outside, on concrete-gravel-dirt, out building or heated or attached garage)?
The green is under the black paint. From what I saw, the car was on concrete floor in heated basement garage. But Had just been shipped from Maine. Was always inside for three years storage.Sent
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Old 12-15-2018, 05:09 PM   #56
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Seller said engine was coated for storage. It's like a bad black paint that is peeling off. No idea yet how to remove it. It's covering everything.
A good power wash with hot water will likely clean it off licketty split. Just be careful not to take the paint underneath.
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Old 12-15-2018, 06:22 PM   #57
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Sounds like your starter bendix is jammed into the flywheel. That happened to me on a trip a hundred miles from home. Unbolted the starter, and couldn't budge it by hand. In desperation, I jammed the heel of my shoe on the starter body as hard as I could and it came free. You may need some judicious use of a pry bar to work that starter body loose. Your engine will never turn over until you pull the starter. good luck. mike
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Old 12-15-2018, 06:25 PM   #58
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Another thought... You did take out all THREE starter bolts. 3/8" with a 9/16" heads?
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Old 12-15-2018, 08:44 PM   #59
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Another thought... You did take out all THREE starter bolts. 3/8" with a 9/16" heads?
Lol, yep..sounds like something I might forget...lol
Got all three.
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Welcome to the Ford barn, this is a very good web site for us that are working on our Model A.
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