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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-14-2021, 01:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 398
Posted By eagle
Re: 6 to 12 Volt & Neg ground

The easiest route is to just convert to 6V neg grnd, then use a 6 to 12 volt converter to give you power for 12v accessories. Simple and cheap. ...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-13-2021, 10:55 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,980
Posted By eagle
Re: Max Speed of a Model A in Stock Form

Yep, I think that's EXACTLY what he was suggesting! :)
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-11-2021, 04:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 560
Posted By eagle
Re: Where to get tough up paint?

If you're willing to put the time in, you can match your own quite well. Start with a close green, then put a drop on a card and hold it up to the car in the sunlight. Your eye should tell you if you...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-11-2021, 03:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 465
Posted By eagle
Re: Voltmeter install

A voltmeter is very useful as a troubleshooting device, and to keep an eye on battery and charging system health. However, an inaccurate or imprecise voltmeter like what is on most modern cars is...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-04-2021, 05:16 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 773
Posted By eagle
Re: Mothballs

Buy Fresh Cab packets. Pleasant smell and really work to keep out critters. Get them from walmart or Amazon. https://www.walmart.com/ip/Fresh-Cab-Botanical-Rodent-Repellent-1-Box-4-Pouches/659244953
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-24-2021, 07:45 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 673
Posted By eagle
Re: Engine knock at cruising speed?

Deleted my post as it doesn't align with the original post, I hadn't noticed that he said the knock was under cruising, not acceleration. Other answers are better suited for discussion.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-23-2021, 06:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 518
Posted By eagle
Re: Short Pitman Arm Question

It depends on where the play is. Why not just fix the play?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-14-2021, 10:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 519
Posted By eagle
Re: high speed miss

Before I'd look too close, I'd put a heavy dose of Marvel Mystery Oil or Sea Foam in the gas and run a tank through. See if it changes anything.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-14-2021, 08:49 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,370
Posted By eagle
Re: Am I allowed to win?

Is the needle valve steel or the rubber tipped? I've saw that rubber deteriorate and get just a little bit sticky, enough to stick closed periodically. I think they are called Viton.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-13-2021, 08:06 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,370
Posted By eagle
Re: Am I allowed to win?

First step should always be to check for spark at the sparkplugs. Lift the straps a quarter inch and crank engine. Should be nice hot and steady spark. You then have made probably the most important...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-04-2021, 09:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 830
Posted By eagle
Re: Battery warmer

The best "battery warmer" for when it gets cold out, here that is 20 degrees below zero or colder, is a trickle charger on the battery. It is really hard on a battery to start a car when its cold...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-15-2021, 08:56 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 744
Posted By eagle
Re: Original interior?

Looks really nice. A carefull steam/shampoo and itll brighten up real well. A good cleaning, including the headliner gives the car a clean smell too. Mine was reupholstered in the early 50's so...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-15-2021, 08:47 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,496
Posted By eagle
Re: Looking for opinions - compression low on 2 & 3

What Whick said. Also take a good look at the cylinder walls with the head off, you can tell a lot. I myself would stick with the stock head on a tired engine, my opinion.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-13-2021, 10:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 672
Posted By eagle
Re: Angled

1/4 cup of oil makes quite a "spot". Don't add any oil, just keep a close eye on the level. If the leak slows down as the level drops, then keep the oil at that level. It won't hurt to run the engine...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-05-2021, 08:44 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,520
Posted By eagle
Re: Was Plywood Used

I know this is somewhat out of context because it was a third party body, but I had a standrive milk truck that had plywood in some of the body construction. The plys were quite thick and as some of...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-28-2021, 08:07 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 983
Posted By eagle
Re: Registration process in North Carolina

One thing to make sure of: number on title, engine, and frame need to all match. If you replace your engine, make sure the replacement engine number matches the title.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-28-2021, 07:52 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 538
Posted By eagle
Re: Seat Removal

I'm tall, so when I had my seat out I moved it back a couple inches. It did require fabricating new brackets for the seat back to door post.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-28-2021, 07:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 538
Posted By eagle
Re: Seat Removal

I have a leatherback briggs. There is a metal bracket holding the seat back to the door pillar, about at upper arm height when sitting in the seat. The bottom seat frame is screwed to the floor. Take...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-27-2021, 08:21 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,823
Posted By eagle
Re: Popping carb

To check for manifold gasket leak, use a LP gas torch, unlit, and direct the gas around the gasket area while the engine is idling. RPM change will tell you about a leak. However, any gas getting...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-22-2021, 09:12 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,176
Posted By eagle
Re: Directionals

If they work fine with the engine off, then its likely an issue with the noisy electrical system on the Model A. Get a dc noise filter from ebay or amazon and put it ahead of the flasher. Make sure...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-15-2021, 08:23 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,970
Posted By eagle
Re: whats the best & worst car to buy in 1930

Wouldn't have found it for $850. The OP did include that little caveat in his question... I think the price of the A was important in its popularity.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-09-2021, 01:18 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,453
Posted By eagle
Re: Battery charger

One thing to remember, slow or trickle chargers are much better for the battery than higher rate chargers. If one of my vehicle batteries gets accidentally discharged, if its not an emergency to get...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-09-2021, 01:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 939
Posted By eagle
Re: aluminum radiators

There are at least a couple of old threads on this subject. If memory serves me correctly, the takeaway on the subject was: Look different than original. Some fit perfectly, others not so much. ...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-09-2021, 10:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 699
Posted By eagle
28 Roadster Pickup

I ran across this AD on Craigslist. Not sure what the purpose is? Ha! :p
https://stcloud.craigslist.org/cto/d/alexandria-28-ford-roadster-pick-up/7246916547.html
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-08-2021, 09:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 954
Posted By eagle
Re: Lite rust inside block

If there is just a bit of rust on the surface of the water jacket etc it isn't time for panic. Go to your local auto parts store, get a radiator flush kit and use it as directed. Then use a good...
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