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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 10:40 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 361
Posted By 1crosscut
Re: Fact or Fiction: Headlight Lens Gasket

I had my reflectors re-silvered 10 years ago. I just opened one up for the first time late this summer to replace a bulb. They looked like I just had them done.
Using cork gaskets.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-18-2021, 07:25 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 617
Posted By 1crosscut
Re: Can't message, Can't reply

Not so sure it's a waste of time. There are lots of scammers that are trying to take folks for a ride. If a scammer were to post 10 times the odds are pretty good that a member or two would see that...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-14-2021, 02:38 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 577
Posted By 1crosscut
Re: "Flickering" low bean headlights

To ground mine I soldered a wire to the side of each light socket and ran a dedicated ground wire all the way back to the battery.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-14-2021, 08:05 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,300
Posted By 1crosscut
Re: My First Model A - Questions

Nice looking car. I get up to your area on occasion to visit my son who goes to school at The Mount in Emitsburg.
I can see where good brakes would be pretty important when you take a drive up into...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-12-2021, 02:06 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,048
Posted By 1crosscut
Re: leaking head gasket?

Just be sure to torque only to 55 lbs.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-11-2021, 10:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 656
Posted By 1crosscut
Re: Paint v/s Japaning

This is what I use on my carburetors. Leaves a glossy finish rather than a a more matt one as original but it holds up really well against gasoline.

A couple of coats of the high heat paint, let...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-11-2021, 07:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 869
Posted By 1crosscut
Re: Babbit job

Folks doing that type of work on engines probably have a couple shipping companies that they use often for shipping engines. They most likely can set up the shipping for you and all you need to do is...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-10-2021, 11:18 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,135
Posted By 1crosscut
Re: We want our "A"

Dang that is a steep driveway. Once you get it running make sure the brakes are good for the trip out of the driveway!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-09-2021, 04:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 276
Posted By 1crosscut
Re: Radiator and crank guide question

That's unfortunate. I'm guessing the person who installed the pressurized radiator modified the crank guide with a hammer. Since you plan on going back to stock and will fix it then just keep your...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-09-2021, 08:22 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 545
Posted By 1crosscut
Re: Lite rust inside block

Your choice but now that you have the rust taken care of and refilled with a 50/50 mix of distilled water and antifreeze leave it in there.

Seems to me the rust inhibitor your using isn't up to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-07-2021, 09:48 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,091
Posted By 1crosscut
Re: Crazy temp gauge idea

If power is only needed for the light then problem solved. However I think your idea is rather clever.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-07-2021, 09:44 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 585
Posted By 1crosscut
Re: posting a pic

On my phone when sending a picture by email it will give me three size choices after pushing send. Pick medium and push send again. Open your email on your laptop and open the picture. Right click on...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-07-2021, 06:03 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 585
Posted By 1crosscut
Re: posting a pic

Below the dialog box click on Manage Attachments.
A dialog box will appear.
Click on Choose File.
Find the photo you want to use and double click on it.
Then click on Upload.
You may need to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-06-2021, 12:50 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,092
Posted By 1crosscut
Re: Trailering 28 Model A Phaeton

I've used my AAA a few times over the years for breakdowns on my modern vehicles. Never used it for a vehicle that we weren't actually driving.
Just trying to help keep everyone's rates reasonable.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-05-2021, 08:37 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 803
Posted By 1crosscut
Re: Where do I go from here??

Nice car.
Welcome to the Barn.

Since your not going to be driving it until spring I would suggest leaving the wife's car sitting outside and putting the A inside in her spot. Okay maybe putting...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-05-2021, 08:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 472
Posted By 1crosscut
Re: Cause of Blow By

As stated above there will always be some amount of blow by. It becomes a matter of just how much one is willing to live with.

I have not used one but to me a sock is one of the least desirable...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-04-2021, 07:12 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,833
Posted By 1crosscut
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-02-2021, 08:16 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,978
Posted By 1crosscut
Re: Troubleshooting advice

Probably be a good time to open up the carb for a look see while you are waiting on the pencil filter to arrive.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-02-2021, 08:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 486
Posted By 1crosscut
Re: Zenith Carb Questions

To really get the carburetor clean inside and out you will need to soak it in carburetor cleaner. You can purchase a 1 gallon can/kit from most any auto parts store. The can has a metal basket inside...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-01-2021, 07:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 586
Posted By 1crosscut
Re: Filling Pits on Leaf Springs

Ron I would give the J.B. Weld a go. The amount of flex in the small localized area of a pit would be very small.
Just as a side note. To combat sagging of an epoxy on any areas that are not flat I...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-31-2020, 07:19 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,408
Posted By 1crosscut
Re: How Many 2020 Miles Did You Drive

Right close to 1000 in my AA.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-30-2020, 06:58 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,833
Posted By 1crosscut
Re: Oh oh..Where to begin..or end?!

Replace the rope seal in the pan before you put the pan back on.
Check the front motor mount bolt (I believe it's the left one) to make sure the threads are sealed and not a contributor to your...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-29-2020, 07:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 400
Posted By 1crosscut
Re: Visual Diagnosis, Maybe....

Not a whole lot one can tell from pictures of an assembled lower end.
I can see that some of the pistons have shims showing but they don't look like factory ones to me. Seems fairly clean.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-29-2020, 02:27 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,833
Posted By 1crosscut
Re: Oh oh..Where to begin..or end?!

Some easy things to check first.

One of the front motor mount bolts does not have a blind hole. Meaning the hole for the bolt is not closed at the end but goes all the way into the block. If the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-28-2020, 06:45 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,978
Posted By 1crosscut
Re: Troubleshooting advice

If the gas was 12 years too it could be a pretty big part of your troubles.
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