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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-05-2021, 07:29 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 519
Posted By nkaminar
Re: Front end alignment question

If you change the caster by repairing or adjusting the ball at the end of the front wishbone, you will change the toe in. If you do any changes to the front end, the toe in should be checked last.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-05-2021, 07:20 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,742
Posted By nkaminar
Re: What is Engine 'Break-in'??

The Model T engines were indeed "burned in." The engine was assembled with the main bearings so tight that the crankshaft could not be turned by hand. The engine was mounted on the burn in...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-04-2021, 05:34 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 756
Posted By nkaminar
Re: 30 Coupe Cooling question

You should not have to add a gallon of coolant. A shop that does emission checks can put the probe in the radiator to see if there is exhaust gas there. Radiator shops may have the same probe.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-03-2021, 07:12 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 391
Posted By nkaminar
Re: Fuel pump installation suggestions

Both Humperhill and CW in Pasadena have good suggestions. Here is what I have.

I have the Weber carburetor and a fuel pump. My fuel pump is wired to the ignition switch. I make it a habit...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-03-2021, 07:00 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 798
Posted By nkaminar
Re: 28, 29 vs 30,31 What do you like any why?

I used to like the 28-29 cars more because they looked more antique, but my tastes have changed over the last 60 years and now I like the 30-31 cars more because they look more modern. Go figure. ...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-03-2021, 06:53 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,925
Posted By nkaminar
Re: Mitchell Overdrive

Tom, Do the BLT Guys also serve Bacon, Lettuce, and Tomato sandwiches with the Mitchell overdrive? Inquiring minds want to know.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-02-2021, 07:14 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 709
Posted By nkaminar
Re: Fuel adjustment system question...

Kawabunga (surfer term). Glad you got it worked out and thanks for letting us know what you did. We all learn from each other.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-02-2021, 08:57 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,781
Posted By nkaminar
Re: where is the most idiot-proof diagram of terminal box wiring?

All these diagrams are for a stock car. If the car has been converted to 12 volts with a negative ground or the ignition switch has been changed to a modern type, then the wiring is different. ...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-02-2021, 08:41 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 709
Posted By nkaminar
Re: Fuel adjustment system question...

Take the little snap ring off. It is not needed. It adds too much friction to the turning of the GAV (Gas Adjustment Valve).
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-02-2021, 07:31 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 923
Posted By nkaminar
Re: O/T Explain water bucket mouse trap

From Google:

"Mice are breeding machines. They have a gestating period of 19 to 21 days. A female mouse gets pregnant about 5 to 10 times each year and can give birth to a litter of 3 to 14...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-01-2021, 07:10 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,549
Posted By nkaminar
Re: Considering buying a T

The crankshaft in a Model T will snap. It happens all the time. A lot of people will tell you that it is caused by the 4th main, the bearing at the end of the transmission, being out of alignment,...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-01-2021, 12:48 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 685
Posted By nkaminar
Re: 29 Model A no spark on 2-4

Katy, The plugs have probably picked up moisture that has created a short to ground. The high voltage will short to ground easily. What I have done in the past is put the plugs in the oven at...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-01-2021, 12:39 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 685
Posted By nkaminar
Re: 29 Model A no spark on 2-4

K Myrkle, Batteries don't like sitting around for years. If you have not done so already, replace the battery. Check all the connections. The battery posts and the connectors should be...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-01-2021, 08:21 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,167
Posted By nkaminar
Re: two tooth steering box lubrication

The Ford service bulletins stress the point to NOT use grease in the steering boxes. Their point is that once the grease is forced out of the gear it is left dry and will rapidly wear and produce...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-01-2021, 07:58 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 923
Posted By nkaminar
Re: O/T Explain water bucket mouse trap

Two comments: First, the mice get into the garage where your car is by small holes in the perimeter. It may be impossible to close up the holes because of the construction of the garage, but a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-01-2021, 07:43 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,925
Posted By nkaminar
Re: Mitchell Overdrive

I have the Mitchell overdrive in my car and love it. My engine is more powerful than stock. I can cruise at 55 easily. I use the overdrive in second gear to extend the hill climbing ability...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-28-2021, 02:54 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 685
Posted By nkaminar
Re: 29 Model A no spark on 2-4

K Myrkle, When you get it sorted out, don't forget to let us know what you did to get it running. We learn from the feedback from members who solve problems.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-28-2021, 02:45 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,549
Posted By nkaminar
Re: Considering buying a T

RPM, that pile is what is called "yard art." If he gives it to you, drag it home and plant flowers in and around it. Perhaps with a few nice boulders about.

I redid everything in my T, from...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-28-2021, 09:43 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 685
Posted By nkaminar
Re: 29 Model A no spark on 2-4

There may be multiple things wrong. Check the gap between the rotor and the contacts on the distributor body (the thing with the arms on it). They should be 0.025 all the way around.

The...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-28-2021, 08:35 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 179
Posted By nkaminar
Re: Ford AA Minotier Gazogène

My guess is that it was used during WWII. That looks like a wood gassifier on the port rail.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-28-2021, 07:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 293
Posted By nkaminar
Re: Wheel Size regarding Radials

As you stated, radials are available for the 19 inch wheels in both blackwalls and whitewalls. They look like the original tires but have the radial cords. People have reported that they handle...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-27-2021, 03:45 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,549
Posted By nkaminar
Re: Considering buying a T

I have also always been a Model A person. I wanted to buy a Model T in high school. It was for sale for $150 and pretty much stock. I would guess mid 1920's. But my father said no. He had...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-27-2021, 07:32 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 821
Posted By nkaminar
Re: looking for a ride

I have shipped large boxes by 6-horse stage coach but that was quite a while ago.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-27-2021, 07:25 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,069
Posted By nkaminar
Re: Special inscription on cylinder block

Latest Restorer magazine has an ad for a car with a GAZ B engine in it.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-26-2021, 05:49 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,167
Posted By nkaminar
Re: An interesting idea regarding cylinder heads.

Great idea. Quantity is the key. I think you could extend that to entire cars. I would suggest setting up an automated assembly line. And start your own foundry. While you are at it why not...
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