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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 07:48 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 654
Posted By eagle
Re: Black spark plug ooze

New motor???! It's way to premature for that. #1, make sure you aren't running too rich, tighten the GAV until it chuffs a bit on deceleration then open just enough to almost eliminate it, that may...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-26-2020, 10:02 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 662
Posted By eagle
Re: Waxing or Polishing 1929 Ford Model A

I used buffing compound and a wheel buffer on my entire car as the paint is from the 50's. The new generation of high quality nanotechnology ceramic polishers are amazing. I use it on all my...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-23-2020, 08:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 683
Posted By eagle
Re: "Ace Mechanic" name

It seems so primitive but when you think how few years it'd been since the Wright brothers first flew, it puts it into perspective. They'd come a long way.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-21-2020, 07:52 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,245
Posted By eagle
Re: Leather main bearing

Burn some corks and then put the ash into the oil, will slow oil consumption for a while.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-18-2020, 10:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,214
Posted By eagle
Re: price on car

Yeah, Well. I was being optimistic. Maybe the drain plugs out? Much more fun being an optimist than a pessimist, although it can be more expensive...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-18-2020, 04:04 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 792
Posted By eagle
Re: new battery goin dead

No, the battery will be out of the circuit. He should probably have said check the resistance between the removed cable and CHASSIS. I'm sure that's what he meant. Myself, I'd leave the battery in...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-18-2020, 08:57 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,214
Posted By eagle
Re: price on car

How about some optimistic thinking? Pay $3k for the car. Dump some marvel mystery oil in the cylinders and get it running. Go to the local fabric store and pay $150 for the interior fabric, put it on...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-16-2020, 09:37 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 955
Posted By eagle
Re: Evan's Coolant

In a model A that doesnt have a cooling system problem, whats the point? My A hasn't overheated in the 10 years I've had it. Coolant is nice and bright green, doesn't appear rusty at all. I'll...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-12-2020, 09:50 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,067
Posted By eagle
Re: 19 inch radial

From previous threads you could draw some conclusions.
#1. Not cheap. #2. Softer ride. #3. less authentic looks. #4. Better braking. I myself don't like the look, it's all in the eye of the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-07-2020, 10:13 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 665
Posted By eagle
Re: Waterless coolant

Some people use it because it has a higher boiling point than antifreeze. I don't know what advantage it would be unless your cooling system is marginal.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-06-2020, 07:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 535
Posted By eagle
Re: A Sensitive Clutch

A rusty clutch can get grabby. Slip it some, it should polish up pretty quick.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-05-2020, 03:20 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,556
Posted By eagle
Re: Night ride

I've gotten used to it, don't give it a second thought, however it was interesting at first. I grew up in an early 70's VW van, same thing there except not the windshield. When you get used to it you...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-29-2020, 07:19 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,719
Posted By eagle
Re: What is a "reasonable" speed in a Model A for one to get "reasonable" engine life

Listen to your car. Mine runs easy at 45 to just under 50. Over 50 its starting to feel a bit frantic. Getting close to 60, she's in adrenalin mode. Why not stay in the sweet spot? Ive got lots of...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-26-2020, 06:29 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,759
Posted By eagle
Re: Does your Model A overheat ?

I have repaired burned equipment. It's amazing how absolutely destructive a fire is on a vehicle or equipment.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-23-2020, 09:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 733
Posted By eagle
Re: Condenser check

Make sure your point gap hasn't closed up. Pull a spark plug strap off of a plug about a 1/4 inch and see if you have a nice hot steady spark. If its weak and or sporadic you may want to try a new...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-23-2020, 02:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 668
Posted By eagle
Re: Crankshaft Pulley hot!

Are you running water or antifreeze? Antifreeze provides rust preventative and water pump lubricant. As long as it turns semi freely, start the engine and let it idle for a few minutes then pull the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-21-2020, 08:01 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,759
Posted By eagle
Re: Does your Model A overheat ?

Supposedly you CAN start a fire with superheated steam. :)
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-21-2020, 07:57 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,297
Posted By eagle
Re: Oil Breather tube 20 inch flex tube

Maybe SHE needs the "breather tube". Seriously though, I have one on my A and I don't notice any oil fume smell in the car.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-18-2020, 03:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 765
Posted By eagle
Re: Aftermarket radiator cap.

I believe the original 28-29 radiator cap threads are 2 3/16 inch. If the cap you have is indeed 2 1/2 inch, it's not correct for an A.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-14-2020, 09:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 913
Posted By eagle
Re: Knocking on start up

Its a simple matter to pull the pan and check it out. Should be done once in a while anyways. The bearings have wafer thin shims that you take out to tighten.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-12-2020, 07:06 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,212
Posted By eagle
Re: The Battery Game

I keep a simple 1/2 amp trickle charger connected to all of my vehicles. Every few weeks I plug them in for a day or two. Keeps the batteries in tip top condition.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-10-2020, 10:51 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 672
Posted By eagle
Re: It was the Condenser

If you lift a spark plug strap and watch the spark you can usually tell in a few seconds if its an ignition problem. Do it when its running good so you get a feel for what its supposed to look like.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-10-2020, 10:43 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,931
Posted By eagle
Re: Model A only runs 40 miles

Sounds to me like a timing issue. If you drop the timing all the way down does it ping? It should, lift it just enough to stop the pinging.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-06-2020, 11:13 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,652
Posted By eagle
Re: Post or not?

I'm curious as to how much weight savings does the aluminum head and block give you?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-04-2020, 10:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 716
Posted By eagle
Re: Smoking upon start up

Is it white smoke (coolant) black smoke (fuel) or blue smoke (oil)???
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