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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-18-2020, 03:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 659
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: 706
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: 1,036
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: 574
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: 30
Views: 1,440
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: 1,428
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: 632
Posted By eagle
Re: Smoking upon start up

Is it white smoke (coolant) black smoke (fuel) or blue smoke (oil)???
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-04-2020, 03:41 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 286
Posted By eagle
Re: 1929 model a ford motor

Either way, now would be a good time to pull the caps and check the bearing clearances. Plastigage works good for this. Make sure to mark them when you remove so you get them back on the right...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-02-2020, 07:29 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 272
Posted By eagle
Re: Slight high speed miss

Put some marvel mystery oil in the gas. ATF works too.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-30-2020, 05:17 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 836
Posted By eagle
Re: Mystery missfire .

With an updraught carb its not as easy. Run a hose into the container, put the other end of the hose into the carb throat, then hold your hand or a rag in the carb throat to make enough vacuum in the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-29-2020, 06:31 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 836
Posted By eagle
Re: Mystery missfire .

Any resolution yet?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-28-2020, 07:28 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 836
Posted By eagle
Re: Mystery missfire .

As its idling, lift the #4 spark plug strap enough to watch the spark. Make sure its steady and hot. If the cylinder fires with the strap lifted then you likely have a plug issue.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-22-2020, 04:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 818
Posted By eagle
Re: mud coming out of my engine???????????

Mud???? Where is it coming from? What makes you call it mud? You need to give details and preferably pics or all you're going to get is a bunch of wild guesses which are useless.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-13-2020, 08:25 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,516
Posted By eagle
Re: Title goes with Frame or Engine?

FINALLY! Some common sense.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-10-2020, 10:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,110
Posted By eagle
Re: Pretty good car....

Now that right there's funny! I don't care who you are.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-02-2020, 09:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 528
Posted By eagle
Re: Carpet

I have no idea if they have JoAnn's Fabric where you live but that's where I got mine. 5 foot wide spools, roll off what you need. Nice quality carpet and a Model A is about the easiest car to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-24-2020, 09:25 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,966
Posted By eagle
Re: 1930 Roadster on ebay. Thoughts please.

One other thing to consider when buying a model A. Will you fit? I am 6' 4" and it is very uncomfortable and even dangerous to drive some models. My Fordor, with some seat and shifter mods is very...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-22-2020, 09:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 412
Posted By eagle
Re: Ammeter Flops to Full Discharge When Key On

Put an inline ammeter in the circuit and take an actual reading. So many of the replacement ammeters over the years have been junk. Even a good one gives a very general idea only.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-21-2020, 09:13 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 935
Posted By eagle
Re: Engine Knock at 2000 RPM

Aluminum timing gear can make a metallic rattle although I think it most likely starts at lower rpm. Is a motor mount loose or front pulley touching? Take a prybar to lift engine while running.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-20-2020, 07:29 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 755
Posted By eagle
Re: Keyed 6 volt source

If you have an original cutout, you can tie to the input side. It'll only have power when the car is running. Depending on what you plan to use the power for, filtering and conditioning may be a good...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-16-2020, 12:48 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 771
Posted By eagle
Re: Fuel pressure at the carburetor?

It's not about the weight of the volume of the tank, it's about the weight of the column of fuel. A water tower with water level at 100 feet will have the same pressure if it hold 100 gallons or 1...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-15-2020, 10:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 333
Posted By eagle
Re: Alternator over charges

You need to do a voltage check in order to help us troubleshoot the issue. Do the check directly on the battery and another right at the alternator. Get back with the data.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-11-2020, 12:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 601
Posted By eagle
Re: 12v amps gauge

Use nichrome wire to make an ammeter shunt. A good original ammeter is something you don't want to ruin. Size the shunt for the deflection you want, use an inline ammeter to give you the calibration...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-11-2020, 08:37 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,249
Posted By eagle
Re: Not enough power??

Its very simple to add a horn relay.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-08-2020, 08:52 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 974
Posted By eagle
Re: Do YOU single-clutch ?

In England an English Muffin is a Muffin
How come in America, American Fries aren't just Fries?
I very very seldom double clutch, only time is shifting down on a downhill slope where I want to use...
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