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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 09:16 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,575
Posted By alexiskai
Re: Scrap Drives May Have Trashed Cars, But Were the Drives Necessary?

The below is from "Economic Geography," Apr. 1936.

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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-18-2021, 08:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 430
Posted By alexiskai
Re: How to test vintage oil gauge

Trying to figure out whether Jim is kidding... :D

Thanks folks, these are all great solutions. I might try them all just to see.

This oil gauge was advertised as a Studebaker gauge, but with a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-18-2021, 04:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 390
Posted By alexiskai
Re: Noisy Valves

I remember now, the usual advice is to do it out of the car so that gravity holds the tappets out of the way. Otherwise you have to use clothespins or such to hold them up while the cam is...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-18-2021, 04:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 430
Posted By alexiskai
Re: How to test vintage oil gauge

Ha, I would certainly know whether it worked. I do like MikeK's suggestion to see if it's accurate, but I'm well aware also that the main function of the oil gauge is just to show that the pump is...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-18-2021, 03:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 430
Posted By alexiskai
Re: How to test vintage oil gauge

Thanks Mike - I saw that in this post (https://fordbarn.com/forum/showpost.php?p=793168&postcount=2) from a few years ago you recommended a flow restrictor. Does this package...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-18-2021, 02:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 430
Posted By alexiskai
How to test vintage oil gauge

I just bought an oil gauge on eBay and would like to test it. Does anyone know a convenient way to test these, short of hooking it up to the engine? Seems to have a conventional threaded receiver in...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-18-2021, 02:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 390
Posted By alexiskai
Re: Noisy Valves

Replacing the tappets is, to my knowledge, not usually an in-the-car operation since the camshaft and oil pan must be removed. Maybe technically you could do it? I haven't seen anyone claim to have...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-18-2021, 12:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 347
Posted By alexiskai
Re: Shift tower rebuild

I don't think you can delete. Most folks who double-post edit the second post and replace all the words with "Duplicate post" or something.



I use iMovie as well, it's really great. The ability...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-18-2021, 01:23 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 711
Posted By alexiskai
Re: Apco accessory choke and carb adjustment

Listed in the Apco dealer advertisement from Feb. 1929.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-18-2021, 12:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 274
Posted By alexiskai
Re: Clutch finger adjustment in car

This is on my list of chores and I'll make a video when I do it. I have a borescope that'll probably come in handy, it's tight quarters in there.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-18-2021, 12:37 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,575
Posted By alexiskai
Re: Scrap Drives May Have Trashed Cars, But Were the Drives Necessary?

They sure do look that way, but in fact it's a redaction in the source image. I went back and zoomed in, you can see here:
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There was another ad placed in a competing paper on the same day,...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-17-2021, 02:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 483
Posted By alexiskai
Re: 1931 valve cover gasket question

That is a Model B valve cover.

http://www.fordgarage.com/pages/ABvalvecovervarieties.htm

Maybe you should post a picture of the engine?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-16-2021, 07:30 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,473
Posted By alexiskai
Re: Adding Guages

There were contemporary lights that were sensitive enough.

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PS - I assume "indicates generator and fan belt trouble" means like "if the light is off, you have generator trouble."
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-15-2021, 07:42 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 685
Posted By alexiskai
Re: Benefits of a thermostat?

The thermostat isn't about the heater, it's about getting the engine up to operating temperature more quickly so it runs cleaner. Even folks who don't use a thermostat, in most cases they've done...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-15-2021, 01:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 327
Posted By alexiskai
Re: Water pump questions

That's been my experience, it feels tight when it hasn't been turned for awhile. If you bolt the fan on and spin the fan blade by hand for a minute or so, it loosens up (again, my experience).
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-15-2021, 02:05 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,017
Posted By alexiskai
Re: leaking head gasket?

Video has been posted.

Edit: video is down for reshoots, will be reposted in a week or so.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-14-2021, 08:48 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,575
Posted By alexiskai
Re: Scrap Drives May Have Trashed Cars, But Were the Drives Necessary?

There's evidence from industry memos that they were mostly concerned that, if soap were to be rationed, people would realize they didn't need as much soap as they'd been buying before the war. By...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-14-2021, 08:43 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,473
Posted By alexiskai
Re: Adding Guages

One more note about oil gauges - in Fahnestock's "Unauthorized Accessories," the only two gauges advertised are oil and temperature gauges. So there seems to have been demand for oil gauges at the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-14-2021, 03:38 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,473
Posted By alexiskai
Re: Adding Guages

The oil pressure gauge is one step up from an idiot light. You learn what your normal pressure is, and then if the gauge indicates a drop in pressure, you stop the car immediately until you figure...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-14-2021, 02:12 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 863
Posted By alexiskai
Re: Reamers

Agreed - I got an entire steering column rebuilt for what it would've cost me to buy just the reamers required to do it myself (badly).
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-14-2021, 12:22 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,017
Posted By alexiskai
Re: leaking head gasket?

The issue of babbit vs insert is sort of a red herring; what that argument is really about is the overall condition of the engine. Babbit bearings in good condition, with proper clearance, good rods...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-14-2021, 09:30 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,027
Posted By alexiskai
Re: My First Model A - Questions

Agreed, you're literally 20 minutes from a massive parts supplier and repair shop. You should have no problems getting assistance.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-13-2021, 08:47 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,017
Posted By alexiskai
Re: leaking head gasket?

I'm actually doing the editing right now on a video showing how to do this, using Larry Brumfield's procedure described here (http://www.fordgarage.com/pages/brumfieldheadinstructions.htm). Should...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-13-2021, 04:13 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,017
Posted By alexiskai
Re: leaking head gasket?

You don't have to change the studs, but many people do it's not too expensive to order new Grade 8 studs and nuts, and if you don't know much about the history of the car it's cheap insurance.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-13-2021, 01:29 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 997
Posted By alexiskai
Re: Insurance policy w/o liability?

Thanks folks, I got the Hagerty policy. Extra $60 a year but worth it for the roadside assistance and the absence of hassle.
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