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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 01:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 402
Posted By alexiskai
Counterbalanced Crank

I have that scope, I can try it out tonight. I know you can use it to inspect the crankcase with the timing cover off, but I haven't checked the filler tube.

Update: Nope
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 12:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 516
Posted By alexiskai
Re: New mini-video: JB Weld ExtremeHeat

I think the ExtremeHeat is a good match for this use case – it doesn't have to have any strength of its own, hold anything together, etc. It's pure filler. It's Bondo for engine blocks.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-02-2021, 03:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 921
Posted By alexiskai
Re: F.a.s.t.

I got a reply back, they said it's going to be a physical newsletter at this stage. I agree, I would be in it exclusively for the tech and classifieds – and they may not get many classifieds with a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-02-2021, 11:15 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 578
Posted By alexiskai
Re: Battery warmer

I have one, it works as described. I don't use it for the battery. I keep it for other random cases where I need to keep something warm overnight, like I could drape it around the block as a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-01-2021, 02:48 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,305
Posted By alexiskai
Re: Mitchell Overdrive

I tell them it's to eject the rumble seat occupants.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-01-2021, 12:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 516
Posted By alexiskai
New mini-video: JB Weld ExtremeHeat

I've put up a new video showing my experience using JB Weld ExtremeHeat paste to fill in pitting and low spots, both around the exhaust ports and on the block surface. This was something Brent Terry...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-01-2021, 10:41 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 582
Posted By alexiskai
Re: Model A Trader Magazine

My interest is in the unfinished cars, so I have alerts set up on Facebook Marketplace and Craigslist. Plus regional estate sales – I have yet to get a hit there, but hope springs eternal.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-01-2021, 09:26 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 640
Posted By alexiskai
Re: valve tool needed

Is that a personal endorsement, Brent? Cuz the reviews there are pretty bad. :D
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-28-2021, 10:09 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,305
Posted By alexiskai
Re: Mitchell Overdrive

P.S. did a video about this a couple weeks ago, worth a look.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fKRHYlwR7eU
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-28-2021, 10:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 805
Posted By alexiskai
Re: looking for a ride

Yeah, no way Greyhound will take a 240 lb box. They don't have forklifts, it's just porters lifting things by hand.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-28-2021, 07:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 640
Posted By alexiskai
Re: valve tool needed

I used that tool recently to convert from the factory valves to modern straight valves with keepers. It works well enough for the clips, but if anyone is reading this and planning to use it to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-28-2021, 10:17 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,120
Posted By alexiskai
Re: An interesting idea regarding cylinder heads.

It might be possible to create a market for speed parts by doing normal sales/marketing things, like having a nice website, partnering with dealers, putting out promotional videos, reducing prices,...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-27-2021, 05:03 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 864
Posted By alexiskai
Re: Headlight bulbs

Isn't the solution... to point the headlights down? I think a lot of them get off-axis, but it doesn't matter because the stock lights aren't that bright. And then folks swap over to LEDs but forget...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-27-2021, 12:31 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 864
Posted By alexiskai
Re: Headlight bulbs

These?
https://www.ledlight.com/a-13007-d-a-13007-c-headlight-6-volt-ba15d-base-positive-ground.aspx
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-27-2021, 10:57 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 864
Posted By alexiskai
Re: Headlight bulbs

You still need to position the bulb within the reflector, and point it so that it doesn't blind oncoming traffic, but you have to do that with any light.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-26-2021, 09:42 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,120
Posted By alexiskai
Re: An interesting idea regarding cylinder heads.

Bob, your club is among the largest in the country. If the quantity were, say, 10 heads, and let's say the discount were 10%, do you think it would be easy to put together an order? Alternatively,...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-26-2021, 07:41 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,120
Posted By alexiskai
Re: An interesting idea regarding cylinder heads.

Would they be ordering a quantity of heads in general, or all ordering the same head?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-25-2021, 05:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 617
Posted By alexiskai
Re: Stromberg 48

These guys have a lot of info:
https://www.stromberg-97.com/carburetors/stromberg-97/

Also this article about the 81:
https://www.stromberg-97.com/information/81-learn-more-about-less/
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-25-2021, 12:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 690
Posted By alexiskai
Re: Hole in Block???

I just did a complete valve replacement and I never noticed it either. I think unless you also have the timing cover off, it's just lost visually in the dark recesses of the valve chamber.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-25-2021, 12:15 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 690
Posted By alexiskai
Re: Hole in Block???

Specifically, check out page 8. :)

It's an overflow hole.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-24-2021, 10:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 690
Posted By alexiskai
Re: Hole in Block???

This has come up in previous threads, they're normal. Can't remember the backstory, I'm sure others will fill in.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-24-2021, 04:58 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,019
Posted By alexiskai
Re: Water pump "studs"

I feel like we're basically in agreement that:

The replacement bolts for the water pump do little if any harm
They confer some degree of convenience
The actual value, in terms of time/effort...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-24-2021, 01:08 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,030
Posted By alexiskai
Re: Special inscription on cylinder block

This is interesting, here's a Russian classic-car restorer that restored a GAZ-A engine that apparently they found at a WWII battlefield:
http://simonovmotors.ru/works/3/

Here's the shot of the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-24-2021, 12:47 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,030
Posted By alexiskai
Re: Special inscription on cylinder block

I'm interested in what look like two core plugs at the top of the block in photo #1 of post 14. Doesn't match any photo of a GAZ-A engine I've ever seen. Also the shape of the reinforcement around...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-24-2021, 12:05 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,019
Posted By alexiskai
Re: Water pump "studs"

I think I would be more pro-stud in this application if this were an area where torque was critical, like the head gasket or manifold gasket. But you really don't need a high clamp load to seal this...
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