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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-13-2021, 09:27 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 820
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Re: A working Sedan Delivery

It's a wonderful photo. There's nothing "mystical" about the physics, just some misunderstanding of how much a little South bend like that actually weighs. I suspect (but don't know for sure) that...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-11-2021, 09:35 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 820
Posted By Licensed to kill
Re: A working Sedan Delivery

That's not a very big lathe. Like I said, I have a 9x40 south bend and the lathe itself weighs about 200 pounds. There is no comparison, weight wise to a little SB like that an a bigger lathe with...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-10-2021, 07:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 820
Posted By Licensed to kill
Re: A working Sedan Delivery

I don't think it would be that bad. The lathe, bench and tooling in the pic would weigh MAYBE 400 pounds, that just the weight of two guys riding in the back. If a Delivery can't handle the weight of...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-10-2021, 11:14 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 820
Posted By Licensed to kill
Re: A working Sedan Delivery

OK, now THAT is cool. I am doing a '31 DD right now and i have an old 9" south bend, not quite as old as that one but similar. That would have been a great way to finish off mine if I hadn't taken a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-08-2021, 09:42 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,109
Posted By Licensed to kill
Re: Crazy temp gauge idea

I have a moto meter on mine and the only time it registers anything is when it's too late. It doesn't touch the coolant so it only reads steam. I put a temp gauge in mine and wouldn't run without it...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-31-2020, 10:32 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 5,345
Posted By Licensed to kill
Re: Bone Stock or Modified?

I would expect nothing less. :D


I understand what you are saying and in some circumstances, would agree but not all (most?). However, be that as it may, I appreciate people sharing opposing...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-30-2020, 11:58 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,494
Posted By Licensed to kill
Re: Ford Model A Camshaft Inspection and Evaluation

My dad was born and raised on the prairies where -30 to -40 is common. In 1955 he moved to the coast (north of vancouver) and the first winter he almost froze. On the thermometer it only got to maybe...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-30-2020, 11:30 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,494
Posted By Licensed to kill
Re: Ford Model A Camshaft Inspection and Evaluation

I see it the exact opposite. By that way of looking at it, why go to school to be a mechanic in the first place (as an example). Just learn by trial and error, problem solving by the seat of your...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-30-2020, 11:06 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,494
Posted By Licensed to kill
Re: Ford Model A Camshaft Inspection and Evaluation

Perhaps but no moreso than posting a picture of your car every chance you get even if it is only remotely relevant to the discussion. The only videos that annoy me are the ones with a lengthy...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-30-2020, 10:12 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 5,345
Posted By Licensed to kill
Re: Bone Stock or Modified?

It's always "simpler" to just leave it as it is rather than making modifications/changes. It is a LOT simpler to stay with mechanical brakes than to convert to hydraulic and if someone wants those...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-28-2020, 07:43 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,013
Posted By Licensed to kill
Re: Mode A Piston expander/ knurling tool to Buy

Curious. To those that did not like the idea of knurling to expand a piston, could share your reasons please??. While my current opinion is that it's a good thing (in the right circumstances) that...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-28-2020, 10:37 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,013
Posted By Licensed to kill
Re: Mode A Piston expander/ knurling tool to Buy

Interestingly, when I got my new pistons, in the instructions it suggested that if the piston/wall clearance was over spec to knurl the pistons to achieve the proper clearance. During my research,...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-28-2020, 10:30 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,013
Posted By Licensed to kill
Re: Mode A Piston expander/ knurling tool to Buy

I misunderstood your previous post. I took it to suggest that the only cylinder correction required was deglazing. My apologies.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-28-2020, 10:28 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,013
Posted By Licensed to kill
Re: Mode A Piston expander/ knurling tool to Buy

You are correct, I was not talking directly to you or anyone else, just in general from what I found during my earlier research. I agree with everything you said with one exception and that is that...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-27-2020, 08:27 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,013
Posted By Licensed to kill
Re: Mode A Piston expander/ knurling tool to Buy

Problem is, if he is, in fact experiencing piston slap, doing as you suggest will do nothing to solve the problem he is experiencing. Piston slap is from too much clearance in the bore. Unless by...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-27-2020, 11:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,089
Posted By Licensed to kill
Re: Body reconstruction question...Brent?

So I guess it's safe to assume that the piece above the door is spot welded to the 1/4 panel before the 1/4 is hung on the wood skeleton?. I'm thinking to have both pieces installed separate, placed...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-24-2020, 10:38 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,062
Posted By Licensed to kill
Re: Restoration of Markings on a Fuel Gauge

I might try to powder coat mine. Gently wipe the powder of the highs only leaving it in the numbers. No matter what I use, I will do a small piece of scrap and leave it in a jar of fuel for a month...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-22-2020, 11:56 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,089
Posted By Licensed to kill
Re: Body reconstruction question...Brent?

Thanks for that. Doesn't show the area that I need but does show that I created myself a WHOLE lot more work. When I extended the panel above the door, I added the sheet to the wrong place so now I...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-21-2020, 10:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,089
Posted By Licensed to kill
Body reconstruction question...Brent?

My '31 deluxe delivery was in pretty good shape other than the top where the roof wasIt ah rusted bad under the fabric and everything above the drip rail had to be replaced. Due to the poor...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-21-2020, 10:16 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,902
Posted By Licensed to kill
Re: Reconditioned Model A engine block

The reason I mentioned bolts different that studs is because if you replace a head bolt that is supposed to be 7/16" as is the case in a model A with a 1/2", you would have to drill out the head also...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-19-2020, 11:38 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,902
Posted By Licensed to kill
Re: Reconditioned Model A engine block

A couple thoughts. One, 348 and 409 Chevy blocks came from the factory with a couple bolts that go into a water jacket. Sealant is required, no big deal.Two, I personally wouldn't screw around with...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-14-2020, 02:02 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,282
Posted By Licensed to kill
Re: Rumble Seat Risk

That is certainly a concern but I'm it sure that being rear ended in a rumble seat isn't much more risky than being rear ended in the back seat of a sedan.Either way there is VERY little between the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-13-2020, 11:19 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,282
Posted By Licensed to kill
Re: Rumble Seat Risk

Interesting that you consider 2 people to be "lotta"people. The example you provided is irrelevant since the car in question was a 1970 and seatbelts have been mandatory since 1969. Therefore, the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-13-2020, 05:33 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,282
Posted By Licensed to kill
Re: Rumble Seat Risk

Regardless of ones opinion on the validity of seat belts as a safety feature in a Model A, Jack Shaft makes a very good point regarding liability should you choose to install them yourself. If...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-13-2020, 10:52 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 883
Posted By Licensed to kill
Re: Anyone fitted a rear gas tank?

unfortunately, if it's safety you seek, leave the Model A at home and drive something newer. You may be able to mitigate SOME of the hazards associated with an accident in a Model A but only in a...
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