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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-28-2020, 10:55 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 811
Posted By Mulletwagon
Re: Rear Spring Removal

That rear spring is a widow maker and must be respected. The safest route would probably be to use a full length spreader, discomnect at the shackles, and then relax the spring (remove the spreader)...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-27-2020, 08:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 297
Posted By Mulletwagon
Re: Have "A" Great Thanksgiving Day

After the big chow down, took the teenage grandsons for a ride in the Tudor. It was a beautiful day in the Florida Panhandle and the young ladies were out in force walking off their holiday meal. I...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-23-2020, 09:54 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,134
Posted By Mulletwagon
Re: Assembly line photo

Great happy snaps of the way it was.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-22-2020, 05:29 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,674
Posted By Mulletwagon
Re: Bone Stock or Modified?

Seat belts and turn signals enhance safety with only a minor ding, IMHO, to originality. I also like 12 volts and negative ground just to ensure I can get a jump. A modern engine and trans crosses...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-16-2020, 10:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,215
Posted By Mulletwagon
Re: price on car

Shields up !! Have a solid idea of what it will take to at least bring it up to "driver" status. Even a free "barn find" takes at least $15K to get it running and presentable. Alwas best to start...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-16-2020, 10:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 629
Posted By Mulletwagon
Re: First "Legal" Ride

So far, sounds pretty typical for a post-hybernation run. With power and automatic nothing, Model As are real time machines. When folks wave to you be sure and give them a very satisfying...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-14-2020, 07:17 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,260
Posted By Mulletwagon
Re: Charming Photo of Henry and Edsel Ford

Too bad their relationship was not as warm as the photo suggests. The old man was pretty tough on Edsel.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-13-2020, 08:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 663
Posted By Mulletwagon
Re: 1929 u joint

Yep, welcome to U Joint Hell ! I bought a U Joint, made off shore, from one of the national vendors and it was junk. It rattled from loose bushings, the machine work was poor, and the drive shaft...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-11-2020, 07:09 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,092
Posted By Mulletwagon
Re: clutch problem

If no luck with one inch of free play the problem is more challenging. Your description sounds more like a clutch disk worn too thin; a condition that normally occurs gradually. Another condition...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-11-2020, 06:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 663
Posted By Mulletwagon
Re: 1929 u joint

Your U Joint is badly worn and should be replaced. There should be no appreciable play in a fully serviceable unit. The original joints use bushings rather than needle bearings. Quality of new...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-11-2020, 03:47 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 592
Posted By Mulletwagon
Re: Have " A" Great Veterans Day

Great looking T-6 ! Special thanks to all those barners who served.
USAF 1971-1991
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-09-2020, 08:52 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,316
Posted By Mulletwagon
Re: Problems "A" New Owner May Encounter

Select left blinker and engine pings; select the right and the engine stalls - go figure !
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-09-2020, 08:47 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 934
Posted By Mulletwagon
Re: Oil

Shell 15W-40
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-27-2020, 04:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 744
Posted By Mulletwagon
Re: 1927 Introduction of Model A

Was the radiator rock guard a factory option ?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-18-2020, 10:41 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,362
Posted By Mulletwagon
Re: New engine - intermittent backfiring - stuck valve?

Might try some Marvel Mystery Oil as a first step. Squirt some directly in the carb and then add 4 oz. to a full tank of gas. Sticking valves are not unusual and MMO is often the cure.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-18-2020, 09:58 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,743
Posted By Mulletwagon
Re: t 5 tranmission

Pretty interesting discussion. Seems there are clearly technical benefits to the mod. Is there a philosophical element to be considered ? Most agree that safety belts, turn signals, and electrical...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-16-2020, 07:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 473
Posted By Mulletwagon
Re: Fall 2020

2935, have to agree. Between COVID, fires, hurricanes, and crazy politics here to the south we are all waiting for 2020 to stop so we can jump off. Interesting how every photo looks better when it...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-16-2020, 07:49 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 363
Posted By Mulletwagon
Happy Halloween

Model A cars and trucks seem to be a great basis for creative holiday displays. As we begin the Holiday Season with Halloween welcome your pictures showing seasonal displays so we can pirate some...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-15-2020, 10:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 795
Posted By Mulletwagon
Re: The national Museum of the US Army

If in Dayton, check out the USAF Museum at Wright Patterson AFB - awesome !
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-13-2020, 01:06 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,437
Posted By Mulletwagon
Re: 6v Alternator

Yep, that would be your BX40 or slightly larger BX41. This is known as a cogged belt.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-11-2020, 10:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 675
Posted By Mulletwagon
Re: U joint. How much play is acceptable?

Quality is the big issue in locating a new U Joint. I bought a new unit from one of the regular parts houses and was disappointed. It had more play than your used U Joint and the spline was off...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-09-2020, 08:04 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,073
Posted By Mulletwagon
Re: Greetings all - I'm a new owner

Welcome to the world of the Model A. Hope there is a club near by you can join and enjoy stories with like-minded folks. You will find that your Model A truly is a time machine. When you drive it...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-09-2020, 07:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 672
Posted By Mulletwagon
Re: It was the Condenser

Great report - thanks for sharing.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-09-2020, 07:51 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 652
Posted By Mulletwagon
Re: Convert to 12 Volt ?

My 31 came with a 12 volt, negative ground, alternator system. I like the faster cranking, 12volt compatibility with electronic devices, and capability to get a readily available jump. If I had a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-09-2020, 07:32 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 905
Posted By Mulletwagon
Re: Zenith Carb Leak Puzzle

With a good shut off valve there shold be no dripping at all. Recommend disconnecting the fuel line at the carb and placing the end in an empty bottle for a period of time. If any gas collects in...
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