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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 12:09 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 435
Posted By J Franklin
Re: Do You Guys Have to Let the Engine Warm Up Before Driving Away?

As already mentioned open the GAV another 1/2 to 1 turn open when you start cold.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 09:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 182
Posted By J Franklin
Re: Best Windshield Wiper Blade?

It is the arm spring tension that makes the blade work properly. Analyze the faults there for good wiping action.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-05-2021, 01:14 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 194
Posted By J Franklin
Re: 29 Tudor Front Driver side window issue.

There might be a stripped tooth in the gears.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-02-2021, 04:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 704
Posted By J Franklin
Wink Re: Water Tempature Reading

Maybe not to Florida other than on vacation, just go downhill to the Ocean.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-02-2021, 02:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 704
Posted By J Franklin
Re: Water Tempature Reading

I know when my car overheats when steam and water exits the radiator.
Forum: Model T (1909-1927) 04-30-2021, 09:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 426
Posted By J Franklin
Re: 1927 Model T Brakes

Lined parking/emergency brake bands. If you want rear brakes buy an accessory Rocky Mountain type set-up.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-29-2021, 06:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 608
Posted By J Franklin
Re: where o where to find a correct size 40-53 battery

In Oregon the type of license you request (special interest/antique) can carry restrictions on use. Every State can be different.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-29-2021, 05:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 608
Posted By J Franklin
Re: where o where to find a correct size 40-53 battery

These rules come from the type of license you request and/or what insurance you have, not the car you drive.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-26-2021, 06:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 636
Posted By J Franklin
Re: Torque spec for spark plugs?

I think an original wrench, tightening by hand, would be more than 15ft/#, especially back in the day when men were stronger, and didn't want a plug shoot through the hood out in nowhere land!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-24-2021, 11:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,049
Posted By J Franklin
Re: Silica gel desiccant

I'd use wild rice for a wild ride.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-24-2021, 01:19 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,325
Posted By J Franklin
Re: 10mpg

Try driving at a slower speed the MODEL A likes speeds around 35-45 for best milage.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-23-2021, 05:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 575
Posted By J Franklin
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-23-2021, 05:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 688
Posted By J Franklin
Re: Internal engine paint

I think you ran into a poor backyard job some farmer did years ago.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-22-2021, 10:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 303
Posted By J Franklin
Re: Leak in Vintage wire wheel

I think a tube is the remedy.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-21-2021, 09:55 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 929
Posted By J Franklin
Re: Where is the water going?

What is blocking your view of the tubes?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-20-2021, 02:17 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,687
Posted By J Franklin
Talking Re: Batt. Supercharger

Are you sure these things don't work? Any proof?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-19-2021, 01:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 294
Posted By J Franklin
Re: later model pressuer plate, vehicle or part#

I thought they were for the V-8 Ford.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-17-2021, 11:31 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 463
Posted By J Franklin
Re: How to ground a tail light?

Star washers give good grip through paint.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-15-2021, 08:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 463
Posted By J Franklin
Re: How to ground a tail light?

Metal bolts to metal of the fender, fender bolts to body, & Etc. Clean to metal in spots to aid continuity
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-13-2021, 01:10 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 187
Posted By J Franklin
Re: 2021 Long Beach Model T Club Swap Meet

A sign of life returning!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-12-2021, 01:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 568
Posted By J Franklin
Re: Small mirror, big blind spot

My car only has a drivers side mirror so I make sure I turn my head and take a look at what may be beside the car.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-11-2021, 07:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 453
Posted By J Franklin
Re: Tires for my 16" wheels

You maybe wouldn't notice any appreciable difference in the 6.00x16. And anyway it will just be a spare to get home off a flat. I think the 5.50x16 looks more appropriate on a Model A Ford if you...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-06-2021, 12:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 878
Posted By J Franklin
Re: Fan Blade orientation

The fan needs to pull air through the radiator that is its only purpose. Maybe the timing is too retarded or the radiator isn't doing its job causing the overheating. Is the block clean of rust and...
Forum: Model T (1909-1927) 04-05-2021, 09:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 377
Posted By J Franklin
Re: A Wheels on T Hubs

There are adaptors to do what you are after. Check with the major parts houses.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-03-2021, 10:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 466
Posted By J Franklin
Re: Rusty Crusty - Fun with "Where and what is it?"

It's a compressor, Kinda makeshift.
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