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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-18-2018, 08:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,191
Posted By Smurkey
Re: Roof wadding

I used indoor/outdoor carpeting of a low pile. Has worked excellent for years now. Smooth as a billiard table up there.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-18-2018, 07:56 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 948
Posted By Smurkey
Re: Went to wake the old Girl up

Maybe you needed to "flash" the generator after sitting for so long...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-18-2018, 04:52 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,656
Posted By Smurkey
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-18-2018, 04:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,967
Posted By Smurkey
Re: Cowl Band restoration

Be glad it's not a '29 Town Sedan. Pulling that off (and putting it on) are exercises in nervousness.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-15-2017, 10:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,563
Posted By Smurkey
Re: In need of a good front axle

Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-27-2017, 08:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 962
Posted By Smurkey
Re: EvapoRust

I'd suggest a brass brush vs. SS. Softer than the surrounding metal.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-27-2017, 08:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 608
Posted By Smurkey
Any Insight To This?

Bought an axle to replace the one bent years ago in a towing mishap (which hits the apron).

Any thoughts?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-09-2017, 02:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,209
Posted By Smurkey
Re: Photo of curved back trunk?


Hardware you might be able to use...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-07-2017, 03:49 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,367
Posted By Smurkey
Re: still will not start

Any compression? I've had valves stick open...some backfiring too.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-05-2017, 05:57 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,833
Posted By Smurkey
Re: Shutting my Roadster off.

A car with gravity feed fuel is a car with a perpetually running fuel pump. Henry didn't add parts just "for the heck of it," we know that.

And to add: I always run carbs dry, works great.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-04-2017, 07:30 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,730
Posted By Smurkey
Re: 1929 Town Sedan barn find progress!

Yeah, that's definitely not the correct one for the car. It's a Trico, but I don't think its a Model A model, looks most like a TR-C1A but some minor diferences.

Per the Judging Standards:...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-04-2017, 08:16 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,730
Posted By Smurkey
Re: 1929 Town Sedan barn find progress!

Looks like a June 1928 build date. Check out this link http://www.fordgarage.com/pages/ABenginenumbers.htm#C3

The beauty is you can start off by making it safe and using it and then decide later...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-02-2017, 09:38 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,730
Posted By Smurkey
Re: 1929 Town Sedan barn find progress!

You inspired me to upload a few pics of my car's "journey." Check them out, maybe give you some inspiration.

Take lots of pics if you're going to dismantle. Me, I kinda like them old and...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-02-2017, 08:43 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,730
Posted By Smurkey
Re: 1929 Town Sedan barn find progress!

That looks awesome! Just finished the same car about three years ago. Murray, 1929.

As for the windshield wiper motor, it should be electric not vacuum. Let me know if you need any tips or...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-07-2017, 08:30 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,567
Posted By Smurkey
Re: HELP: ready to start again...n/g

Still dont know about AT THE PLUGS. Just pull off the bronze strip that goes to the plugs and position it about an 1/16-1/8 inch away from the plug tip. A spark should jump to the tip if all is...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-07-2017, 08:23 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,668
Posted By Smurkey
Re: Model A Exhaust Manifold

Cabin heater? ; )
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-07-2017, 08:20 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 10,878
Posted By Smurkey
Re: Reintroducing my Model A

Mine did the same thing. Eliminated everything motor related, even flow tested the radiator and it was good...It was the radiator.

Had it re-cored and she runs cool as a cucumber since.

Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-20-2017, 08:42 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,277
Posted By Smurkey
Re: damaged piston what? why?

It would be coincidental, but maybe the dipper tray developed a hole. The oil would just run out of the tray as fast as the pump replaced it.

Just a thought...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-19-2017, 06:52 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,677
Posted By Smurkey
Re: Can the header wood on a Murray 4 door be replaced without a total teardown?

It's going to be a tough replacement if you don't plan on removing the roof panels, but I think it can be done.

You'll unscrew the windshield hinge, remove the upholstery cardboard, and pull the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-19-2016, 12:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,075
Posted By Smurkey
Re: Just noticed this

Are you sure that'll be enough oil for the dovetails?:D:)
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-22-2016, 09:22 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,355
Posted By Smurkey
Re: Downshifting from 3rd to 2nd

I use the hand throttle, 'cause I'm usually on the brake at that time too...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-01-2016, 02:54 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,878
Posted By Smurkey
Re: Not Model A, but I think that you guys will appreciate this...

Bugs and "A"s go hand-in-hand. Great to see...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-26-2016, 10:02 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,688
Posted By Smurkey
Re: What's With The Heat?

Same problem here. Fixed it right up with a new radiator. Flushed it til I was blue and never helped.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-10-2016, 04:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,992
Posted By Smurkey
Re: Confirm my suspicions: Distributor woes

Check the carbon "button" in the cap. Sometimes the grind down to nothing and don't make good contact with the rotor.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-10-2016, 08:16 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,107
Posted By Smurkey
Re: Powder for Powder Coating

No idea on colors, but Harbor Freight stores sell small quantities and the application equipment too.
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