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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-04-2016, 01:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,111
Posted By Rocketsled
Re: Weber Carburetor Help

I installed a Weber on an MG, ran great. The next time it wouldn't rev up or take a load.
It seemed like a carb. problem, but it was a failed condenser.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-11-2016, 11:15 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,084
Posted By Rocketsled
Re: Model A Rear Wheel Bearing

You should be able to order from an industrial distributor.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-23-2016, 09:08 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 8,024
Posted By Rocketsled
Re: A new look at a very old subject.. Oil.

Back in the 1950's and early 1960's at our Texaco we sold mostly Havoline HD 20W. The old timers used SAE 20 year 'round in Southcoast Mass.
When 10W-30 came out, it became an instant best-seller at...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-19-2016, 06:31 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,184
Posted By Rocketsled
Re: Marvel Mystery Oil increases engine HP?

The MMO story is that the owner of a garment manufacturing ('sweat shop')
in NYC got many complaints from the stitchers that the sewing machine oil
smelled bad. The owner combined some spindle oil...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-11-2016, 07:47 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,938
Posted By Rocketsled
Re: Downdraft Carburetors?

What needles would you suggest for the S.U. HS4's?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-14-2015, 05:26 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,038
Posted By Rocketsled
Re: Finished my Hubley today...

Years ago, when I made the Hubley Model A's I used my Dremel tool with polishing discs and toothpaste to shine-up the radiator shell and other metal parts.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-22-2015, 04:51 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,603
Posted By Rocketsled
Re: 5w/20 oil OK to use?

Modern low end multi-viscosity oils enable new car makers to achieve the MPG figures required by Gov.
In an A, I use SAE 30HD. I would switch to SAE 20 HD if cold weather
usage is planned.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-12-2015, 09:01 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,959
Posted By Rocketsled
Re: Model T's & A's at Beardsley's Cider Mill

Where can I purchase a vinyl top for a '29 roadster, like the one on the green car?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-11-2015, 01:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,413
Posted By Rocketsled
Re: Grease

Actually, they went with a low-bid supplier. There are very few actual grease manufacturers.
What you want is a Lithium Complex grease fortified with MoS2 and having either a
mineral oil, or...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-12-2015, 08:56 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 17,427
Posted By Rocketsled
Re: Fuel Filter & Magnet

Has anyone put a magnet in the tank?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-02-2015, 10:33 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,722
Posted By Rocketsled
Re: More on J C Whitney

I always got good service and value for J.C.W. My first A was nearly a '29 coupe that belonged to my old neighbor. It was alway garaged and we kids used to play in it, but I missed it by one day....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-01-2015, 05:06 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,638
Posted By Rocketsled
Re: Removing stuck pistons

Hot charcoal briquets in the bore is how we free up old one-lungers that have been sunk,
or buried for decades.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-01-2015, 05:00 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,620
Posted By Rocketsled
Re: What's the strangest thing you've found in your radiator?

One dozen butternuts, all black with age.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-25-2015, 06:25 PM
Replies: 500
Views: 76,551
Posted By Rocketsled
Re: Fordbarn Average Age

66, and havin' fun!
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-22-2015, 05:33 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 14,509
Posted By Rocketsled
Re: Gas prices

Our friends the Saudis, by holding their cards, expect the that more costly methods of recovering oil in North America will fold-up. Then they can raise the limit with impunity!
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-21-2015, 07:24 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 14,509
Posted By Rocketsled
Re: Gas prices 1969

During the summer of 1969 our Texaco station sold Fire Chief gasoline for 29 9/10,
and Sky Chief for 31 9/10 cents per gallon.
We sold Havoline 10W-30 oil for .$75 per quart at the pumps.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-04-2015, 08:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,386
Posted By Rocketsled
Re: Slip Plate/Dry Moly Application

Dry Film Moly has a resin binder to hold it in place until it gets worked in, usually on cam followers, latches and slides. It is mostly used for roller chain lubrication that will not attract lint...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-24-2014, 02:50 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 16,154
Posted By Rocketsled
Re: Oil pan 59AB photos

In Right Hand Drive countries, 'Near Side' is the left, or 'Kerb side', and right is the 'Off Side'
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-09-2014, 02:03 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,378
Posted By Rocketsled
Re: I say "Tomatoe" you say "Tomato" - How do we call our car?

Ford Model A would refer to the early Twentieth Century cars, the first Model A.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-14-2014, 07:17 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,955
Posted By Rocketsled
Re: Evaluating rear axles

Speedy sleeves have a surface finish which is ideal for seal lips to ride on
for long life and effectiveness. As such, they are often applied to new shafts!
Fluid migration under the sleeve can be...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-10-2014, 07:02 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 754
Posted By Rocketsled
Rhd roadster floor mat

Do any suppliers have a rubber floor mat for a Right Hand Drive
1929 Roadster? The handbrake lever is in front of the shift tower.
Thank you,
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-27-2014, 04:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,297
Posted By Rocketsled
Re: unsticking a froze block

Really old, sunken marine engines have been freed by putting a load of
burning charcoal briquets in a stuck cylinder, and leaving them in place
until cool. Vacuum out the ashes.
Follow-up with...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-14-2014, 07:48 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,623
Posted By Rocketsled
Re: Acceptable rear axle wear

SPEEDI SLEEVES provide the ideal surface for a seal lip to ride on. Ask your industrial distributor for a better price, or try TCM, which sells a Chinese version.
SKF Sealing Solutions was formerly...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-12-2014, 03:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,623
Posted By Rocketsled
Re: Acceptable rear axle wear

You could install a 'Speedi Sleeve' on the axle to provide a new surface for the oil seal.
Put some threadlocker or retaining compound on the axle first, to prevent any leak
path under the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-01-2014, 11:03 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 975
Posted By Rocketsled
Argentine A

I'm working on a Argentine built '29 Roadster. Is there a RHD
wiring diagram that someone could post?
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