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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-22-2020, 05:43 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,797
Posted By MALAK
Re: Posting this for a chuckle, unless you're grumpy, in which case you may hate it

Dang!
And in Rialto, Ca, too. If I hurry I can pay him an addition $90 to ship them 11.5 miles to my house in Highland, Ca.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-07-2020, 01:04 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,334
Posted By MALAK
Re: Tremec T170 Transmission Troubles (this issue may be a puzzle)

Probably within a month or two. I literally just started documenting the process. Got a lot of other things going on that hinder my attention to projects like this.

Tom

Sent from my SM-T830...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-06-2020, 08:34 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,334
Posted By MALAK
Re: Tremec T170 Transmission Troubles (this issue may be a puzzle)

I've currently got 2 of these transmission on the bench, being built for Model A's. Refer to pics --- there is only 1 washer even close to the size of the one pictured. It's an "E" clip for the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-04-2020, 02:09 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,334
Posted By MALAK
Re: Tremec T170 Transmission Troubles (this issue may be a puzzle)

Could be clutch hub spring, see pic, or broken Bendix bolts. This just happened to my A a couple months back. The springs pictured are from the hub of the disk. It made a noise similar to what you...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-04-2020, 01:42 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,504
Posted By MALAK
Re: When is a "Model A" no longer a "Model A"

I'll just leave this here.
Is it a Model A?
Forum: Model-A 11-20-2019, 01:03 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 325
Posted By MALAK
Model A Frame

Looking for a [donor] Model A frame or frame rails without cross members. Preferably in SoCal area.

Thanks,
Tom
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-18-2019, 06:53 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,053
Posted By MALAK
Re: Gear ratio

Here's a gear ratio/MPH calculator I did some time ago. Assumes a 19" tire with a 30" diameter and shows the various RPM vs MPH of 3:78, 3:54, and 3:27 axle ratios with/without a 26% Mitchell OD. The...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-06-2018, 10:04 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,057
Posted By MALAK
Re: Carburetor Float Valve Seat Wrench

You might try a spring plunger wrench, available from McMaster-Carr (and others). They are available from 6-32 to 1"-8 and range from $5 - $10. They don't provide the dimensions for the wrenches but...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-27-2018, 06:32 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,703
Posted By MALAK
Re: Help please

True that.





Interesting.
If we consider the fuel/air mix entering the cylinder as Forward flow wouldn't a reversal of that flow be considered a Back fire and an explosion in the exhaust,...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-27-2018, 01:37 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,703
Posted By MALAK
Re: Help please

I'm guessing the head gasket is beginning to fail. When cyl 2 is on its power stroke cyl 3 is on its intake stroke and vice versa when cyl 2 is on intake cyl 3 is on power. If the hot gasses from...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-19-2018, 05:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 911
Posted By MALAK
Re: Carter W1 Carb

When we got our A, 43 years ago, it had a Carter W1 scabbed onto it. The car ran very good despite the atrocious, farmer made, manifold built for it. thecarburetorshop.com is a good source of info on...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-05-2018, 02:18 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,342
Posted By MALAK
Re: Model A Timing Advance System

Here's what I use:
Stock distributor w/modern style cap and custom MSD wires.
Pertronix ignitor (acting only as trigger for the MSD).
Points plate locked out a 28 deg total advance.
The MSD does...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-15-2018, 01:03 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,249
Posted By MALAK
Re: 600w

Do a forum search on "600w" and you'll probably get more info than you want.

It should be noted that in the transmission the oils viscosity along with technique are what synchronize the gears for...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-27-2018, 08:09 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 6,814
Posted By MALAK
Re: Has Anyone Ever Found A Use For WD-40?

Piggybacking on what Mike said.
A lot of machinists, myself included, use it when machining Aluminum. I'm talking lathe and mill work. It helps keep the Aluminum from sticking to the tool, keeps the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-26-2018, 05:50 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,876
Posted By MALAK
Re: question. simple starter motor conversion to 12v

Wow! I didn't notice that when I posted their link. I'm just a few miles myself.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-26-2018, 10:00 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,876
Posted By MALAK
Re: question. simple starter motor conversion to 12v

Mike I always enjoy your posts. Well thought out and although too technical for some not so for others. I understand them.

Not too many engineers but I'm sure more than 1.

So an audience of...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-26-2018, 07:54 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,876
Posted By MALAK
Re: question. simple starter motor conversion to 12v

I'm surprised nobody mentioned this:

http://www.qualitypowerauto.com/item_580/Ford-Starters-1964-and-older-includes-Flatheads.htm

Not the cheapest, nor original, but probably the simplest...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-25-2018, 09:12 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,192
Posted By MALAK
Re: Engine stud hole retap question/confusion

I like the Time-Sert inserts. Makes for a clean, strong repair.
https://www.threadkits.com/time-sert/

I highly recommend one of these to keep the drill perpendicular to the block:...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-13-2018, 10:41 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,477
Posted By MALAK
Re: California Gas problem

Odd. I live in SoCal and have never had that kind of problem. I do use Marvel Mystery Oil with each tank of gas.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-12-2018, 09:20 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,054
Posted By MALAK
Re: Temp diff across Radiator

So I checked and my radiator is 3 row, 10 fins per inch.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-07-2018, 11:38 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,054
Posted By MALAK
Re: Temp diff across Radiator

I'm running 50/50 antifreeze.

The radiator was re-cored by a local radiator shop 42 years ago, when we first got the car. I'm pretty sure it's 4 row and not sure of fin count. I'll verify this...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-07-2018, 12:15 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,054
Posted By MALAK
Re: Temp diff across Radiator

Sorry for the delay answering, I was traveling.
Yes the beginning of the data shows the car warming up.
Yes the car was driven for these tests. The spikes in RPM are me shifting gears.
Yes I run...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-05-2018, 12:49 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,054
Posted By MALAK
Re: Temp diff across Radiator

Funny you should mention it. See this thread. https://fordbarn.com/forum/showthread.php?t=250406

Also, I've attached a PDF of some calcs I did on the data I have so far.
This data was collected...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-28-2018, 10:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,951
Posted By MALAK
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-28-2018, 05:41 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,324
Posted By MALAK
Re: Castrated A

Update:
I used a file to check the hardness (or relative hardness) of the old vs new balls. The original balls are whatever the base metal of the forging is and files like mild steel.

The balls...
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