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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-05-2021, 10:13 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 750
Posted By GeneBob
Re: Paint "Stars" in fenders

Here is an overkill idea. Some of the sound deadener materials are black. You could clean the underside of the fender really well and add a layer of sound deadener in the area where the stones are...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-01-2021, 10:55 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 715
Posted By GeneBob
Re: transmission, universal joint ? oiling discussion

By the description of the cornhead grease, could you put this into the steering box to reduce leakage?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-29-2021, 09:00 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,068
Posted By GeneBob
Re: Tires

My Tudor came with a brand new set of Universal's on it. I thought I would switch to 16" when I wore out the Universal's. It appears that I will be in my 90's (I am 61) before these wear out. My...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-26-2021, 09:12 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,251
Posted By GeneBob
Re: OHV build just about wrapped up.

Yeah, I would love to try an OHV head too. I am still working on maximizing my Lion III. This winter I may have it planed down to raise the compression to 7:1. I think about 15 more HP would do it.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-26-2021, 05:12 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,251
Posted By GeneBob
Re: OHV build just about wrapped up.

John, that is a beautiful engine. Those ports are HUGE. It must just start to run at 4000 RPM. I wish there were overhead cam heads for the masses.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-23-2021, 09:24 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,251
Posted By GeneBob
Re: OHV build just about wrapped up.

What engine is that with the dual overhead cams? There are two cam lobes per cylinder on each side and 4 ports shown on the near side.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-14-2021, 08:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 704
Posted By GeneBob
Re: Model T Water Pump

Al in NY, I have wondered the same thing. I am glad you raised the question. I thought it would be a good change to push the water instead of "helping" it from the top of the block up to the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-22-2021, 10:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 971
Posted By GeneBob
Re: Engine color

Well, Petty Blue was the result of mixing two paint cans together, and Henry Ford was a notorious penny pincher so stretching paint seems like a good possibility.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-21-2021, 11:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 788
Posted By GeneBob
Re: Stock top crow foot head, again

This is very interesting, (and cool). I have not seen that shape before but I don't know a lot about the different shapes, just that there are several. Can you explain the advantages of this...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-21-2021, 02:39 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,196
Posted By GeneBob
Re: Gas gauge replacement Q/help.

Can you press your thumbnail into the sealant? If you can, it could be the non-hardening type of sealant like silicone or another rubber. If you cannot, it could be the hard Permatex or (heaven...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-21-2021, 02:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 736
Posted By GeneBob
Re: Ignitions

I don't mean to nit-pick or confuse folks but:
Make sure you keep the terms straight. There is the initial advance that you set your spark to when the distributor is installed in the engine.
Then...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-20-2021, 01:44 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,226
Posted By GeneBob
Re: saving a bumper

Hate to admit it but I used "wheel paint" that is silvery metal flake. Looks better than I thought it would until replacing the bumpers makes its way up the priority list.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-20-2021, 12:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 736
Posted By GeneBob
Re: Ignitions

For those who are wondering:
"Tailoring your distributor" may involve limiting the total spark advance built into the distributor. When running high compression with a more aggressive cam etc, you...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-15-2021, 09:39 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,218
Posted By GeneBob
Re: Nu-Rex Electronic Ignition Help

My apologies, I thought the FSI kit was just the latest version of the same electronic ignition module.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-14-2021, 10:17 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,218
Posted By GeneBob
Re: Nu-Rex Electronic Ignition Help

Here is the problem. If you left the ignition key on for an extended period of time while you were troubleshooting, you may have killed the ignition module. Anyway, FSI Ignition is the current...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-14-2021, 10:09 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,218
Posted By GeneBob
Re: Nu-Rex Electronic Ignition Help

https://fsignitions.com/FSI_DISTRIBUTOR.html
Links to the installation and set up are toward the bottom of the page.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-10-2021, 09:54 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 738
Posted By GeneBob
Re: Just curious x 2

The high compression heads are made to be higher compression. That sounds flippant but there is more to it than planing down the stock head. The head must have relief for the piston and clearance...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-09-2021, 12:17 AM
Replies: 403
Views: 99,459
Posted By GeneBob
Re: The Terry Burtz 5 main bearing engine blocks are back on track.

Finishing in the top 1/3 is nothing to be disappointed about. You have accomplished a great achievement. What a great trip and proof of the durability of the new engine. The ride in the Stearman is...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-07-2021, 08:15 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,301
Posted By GeneBob
Re: Brake Centering Challenges

Nkaminar,
When the rivets are bucked into place, they fill the holes in the backing plate and track. This eliminates loose fit motion of one to the other. I would not trust the grade 5 or 8...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-04-2021, 09:59 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,734
Posted By GeneBob
Re: Mystery Engine Knock

Are you running a new cam, reground cam or original cam? A bad lobe might overheat the lifter?
Can you lift the lifter up and spin it or does it get tight at the top of its travel?
Does the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-04-2021, 09:41 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,301
Posted By GeneBob
Re: Brake Centering Challenges

Buy or make a brake centering tool. Then you can see where you are going with the brake shoes, not covering them in the drums.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-03-2021, 09:39 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,734
Posted By GeneBob
Re: Mystery Engine Knock

It just seems like it has to be the lifter or something in the lifter bore. I don't wish that frustration on anyone.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-01-2021, 09:06 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,125
Posted By GeneBob
Re: Stoneguards

I have wondered if the stone guard actually does anything for me but I see enough stones and mud balls thrown up on the highway that I have kept mine. I did paint the grate section black so you can...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-29-2021, 05:54 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,178
Posted By GeneBob
Re: Economical and effective hydraulic brake conversion.

I think the Boling Brothers brake kit looks like a good "all in one" way to go, it is sold by Snyder's Antique parts as well. Good people. Sometimes your local Model A supplier has glass made...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-20-2021, 12:12 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,959
Posted By GeneBob
Re: I'm not a Model A person

BTW, just had a look at your posted pictures. Sure is a pretty car. Sure looks like a good foundation to build from. I think the car will eventually win you over and you will need to change the...
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