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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-27-2020, 10:25 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,140
Posted By Peyton
Re: Hot water heater will not fit

I got the used F150 heater core from a radiator shop for $25, a Studebaker 6 volt blower from ebay (think I paid $55 to $60 ship incl), a switch for maybe $4, 3" x 4' flexible alum tubing and pvc...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-27-2020, 03:29 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,140
Posted By Peyton
Re: Hot water heater will not fit

I posted photos of my hot water heater back on 2/24/2020. Described it on 2/23/2020. Total cost below $100, not pretty but takes up little space and works great. Didn't get much attention but if you...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-26-2020, 01:33 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,140
Posted By Peyton
Re: Hot water heater will not fit

Tried to do pictures with new thread. Same problem. If someone can tell me how to attach the album photos in a post, I will be happy to post them. The manage attachment function only refers me to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-26-2020, 01:16 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,140
Posted By Peyton
Re: Hot water heater will not fit

Tried going to manage attachments but can't get to photos in album. Not user friendly --- will try to do new post with pictures.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-26-2020, 10:27 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,140
Posted By Peyton
Re: Hot water heater will not fit

I clicked on advanced and the clip but it does not take me to the album photos.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-26-2020, 10:04 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,140
Posted By Peyton
Re: Hot water heater will not fit

Have an album showing an installation of a hot water heater but cannot upload pictures from the album to show you how. If you know how to "upload" the photos to a post, please advise and I'll post....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-13-2020, 10:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,027
Posted By Peyton
Re: Trying Something Different For Heat

Second McMimmics suggestion. An alternative to manifold heaters with increased danger of carbon monoxide entering the car. Has worked well for us.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-27-2020, 12:10 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,507
Posted By Peyton
Re: First time adjusting rod and mains

Chris in WNC touches on what I feel is the easiest and most accurate way to adjust your main/ rod bearings --- the "go/ no go" method using heavy duty aluminum foil in the place of Plastigauge.
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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-08-2020, 09:28 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,650
Posted By Peyton
Re: First trip observations.

I think that backfiring on deceleration can be caused by a lean fuel mixture and white spark plug residue can show high engine temperature. Maybe 1/2 turn GAV will help and a little more timing...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-03-2020, 10:19 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,818
Posted By Peyton
Re: Miles Per Gallon

Over the past year 12.5 to 15.5 mpg. Car runs very well and is stock with no o/d. Drive 45 to 50 on tours. Engine is .100 overbore and operates in normal heat range.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-01-2020, 09:40 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,122
Posted By Peyton
Re: 6v generater vs 6v alternator

Safewiz, congratulations on using your Model A as a daily driver in s. Fla. You're doing what most of us just dream about. You're doing a lot of driving!

You're correct about the lights being...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-26-2020, 10:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 875
Posted By Peyton
Re: Carburetor Restoration Guru's???

I haven't bought a rebuilt carb from Bert's but, if their carbs are as good as the rebuilt cutout I bought from them, they've got to be pretty darn good!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-24-2020, 12:05 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,869
Posted By Peyton
Re: Hot water heat?

It's not perfect --- have to route hoses to firewall connections to get hot water to the heater core but we don't need heat often in Florida. However, when traveling to the Florida panhandle during...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-24-2020, 10:35 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,869
Posted By Peyton
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-23-2020, 11:55 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,869
Posted By Peyton
Re: Hot water heat?

Vendors sell hot water heater installation kits (Bert's A-9426-K) $65 set. Used this for water hose hookup.

Found a F-150 heater core and Studebaker 6v blower--- connected the two with three inch...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-01-2019, 01:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,390
Posted By Peyton
Re: Carburetor float hinge bracket dislodged

Update:

Mr. Charlie Armstrong (Shepherdsville, Ky) repaired the screw insert areas in my upper carb body assembly allowing the float hinge bracket to be attached by brass screws. The...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-24-2019, 10:39 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,015
Posted By Peyton
Re: Vintage clock repair ?

Dear 31 Ford

My antique Westclock auto clock is sitting boxed in the house after having failed to work following an $80.00 repair by a "reputable" clock repair person 10 to 15 years ago. Wow,...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-20-2019, 08:58 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,818
Posted By Peyton
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-19-2019, 01:34 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,818
Posted By Peyton
Re: changing to 5.50 Bias Ply = changing to 3.54 ratio

Years ago, I had a Volvo 122S that could get to 100 with its stock tires (15 inch wheels). I changed to bigger rear tires and suffered loss of gas mileage and performance. Maybe it was the dynamics...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-02-2019, 03:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,523
Posted By Peyton
Re: Tillotson versus Zenith carburetor

Marvel, Tillotson, and Zenith all seem to be good carburetors from my experiences with them. It's really hard to say which is best.

I remember getting good gas mileage from my Tillotsons. A little...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-30-2019, 04:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,390
Posted By Peyton
Re: Carburetor float hinge bracket dislodged

If you know of a simple way to attach photos, please let me know. My experiences so far have been enough to make a preacher cuss!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-30-2019, 12:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,390
Posted By Peyton
Re: Carburetor float hinge bracket dislodged

I'd send an image if I could figure out how to do it. Prepared a great image but can't get it to attach!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-29-2019, 11:41 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,390
Posted By Peyton
Re: Carburetor float hinge bracket dislodged

Thanks all. Sounds like in this particular instance, silver solder might work best. The carb top body is in great shape other than the bracket holes. Before the bracket separation, the carb worked...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-29-2019, 08:21 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,390
Posted By Peyton
Re: Carburetor float hinge bracket dislodged

Thanks Tiger.1000. My problem is that the bracket holes somehow don't line up with those in the carb body. The carb body holes are already oversize and oblong. The rivets will fit in the edges of the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-28-2019, 11:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,390
Posted By Peyton
Carburetor float hinge bracket dislodged

Discovered a dislodged carburetor float hinge bracket as the cause of recent breakdown --- the float was just sitting in the bottom of the bowl.

Noticed that the bracket had probably been...
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