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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 11:00 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 334
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: Original Owner

I remember the first issue of Hemmings classic car featured a story about a 1929 coupe still owned by the original owner and he was in his 90s then. I believe the issue was from 2004 or 2005.

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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-16-2020, 12:15 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 676
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: Radius ball cap

My car had the rubber ball style and never gave me any trouble. I decided to put a new rubber on when I pulled the transmission and was surprised to see that the ball measured a perfectly round 1.5"....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-14-2020, 09:33 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 529
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: how many tie rod turns equates to 1/16 inch toe in change ?

Good point. My gut says you're absolutely right. The easiest way to figure that turn to distance ratio would probably be empirical testing. A rough guess is that whatever distance you change the tie...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-14-2020, 08:04 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 529
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: how many tie rod turns equates to 1/16 inch toe in change ?

The tie rod threads are 24TPI so that equates to .042" per 1 turn of the screw. You would double that for the tie rod since it has opposite threads on each end so that would be .084" per turn of the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-14-2020, 05:50 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 505
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: Engine quit running help

Does the shaft in the distributor turn? Iíve heard of the upper shafts seizing up from lack of oil. Would think youíd hear something beforehand if thatís the case though.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-12-2020, 12:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 430
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: Tire Ooze Cleaner

Have you tried Westleys Bleche-White? That stuff used to take everything off whitewalls, would probably clean off blackwalls just as well.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-10-2020, 01:11 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 584
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: Engine not starting.

It shouldn't keep the engine from cranking unless it was stuck for long enough to run the battery down a ways. Easiest way to check is measure voltage at both sides of the cutout. Should be ~6V at...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-10-2020, 12:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 377
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: Paint color

https://model-a-ford.org/resources/technical-reference/general-information/19281929-closed/


That will give you all of the color combinations used on the '28 Sport Coupe.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-09-2020, 02:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 292
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: Brake Cross Shaft Diameter

When I changed mine I used the solid brass ones and cut them in half myself with a Dremel cutoff wheel. The gap created helped give the bushing a tight fit and gives a space to stick the needle...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-09-2020, 12:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 275
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: Starter sticking

https://www.snydersantiqueauto.com/Resources/en/ItemDocuments/A_11450/A11450Instructions-10256.pdf


Just read that this morning and thought it was interesting. I think my switch is original and...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-09-2020, 08:42 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 606
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: Rebuild generator or move to alternator?

This is the advice I would give as well. Also, if you prefer the generator like you say I think that seals the deal.


I use a generator with Tom's EVR and have driven quite a bit at night with...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-03-2020, 08:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 389
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: Steering arm knuckles

I don't have an actual spec but a good rule of thumb with all new parts (including round balls on the ends of the arms) is to tighten the plugs until they are flush with the opening and then just...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-02-2020, 12:12 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 628
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: 1929 A headlights

Never messed with the 29-31 1 light version, is it like the twolite and just doesn't use the parking light terminal?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-02-2020, 06:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 366
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: tutorial or video to adjust a clutch ??

If it started grinding out of nowhere my bet is that the arm cracked.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-02-2020, 06:56 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,427
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: Dead Pertronix Coil

Yep, I grabbed a couple untested original coils for cheap last year and they both work just fine, nice long blue spark. I do carry a spare just in case... it is still a 90 year old part but on the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-01-2020, 10:08 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 420
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: Lug Nuts

I got a set of cad plated ones from Berts and they fit as they should.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-01-2020, 09:18 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,034
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: Best Replacement Radiator

I called Brattons last year asking who their supplier was for their radiators and I'm pretty sure it was IAR for the ones that weren't explicitly listed as Brassworks. What is confusing is that the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-01-2020, 08:48 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 658
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: Spring Mounted engine mounts for Model A

Just want to clarify, you're saying that the housings crack more readily with the stock mounts or the FAMs?


FWIW, I converted to FAMs earlier this year and retained the stock front mount. The...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-31-2020, 12:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 282
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: Speedster stalls on Acceleration

I've actually got a similar problem in my 2020 Subaru. If I put my foot in it when it's acting up the computer pulls the timing back to 5-10 degrees ATDC :eek:


Anyway, I'd check the mechanical...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-31-2020, 09:44 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 658
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: Spring Mounted engine mounts for Model A

Why not replace the rubbers with new softer ones?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-31-2020, 08:19 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 949
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: How are 28-29 and 30-31 radiators different?

As long as the water neck is a 30-31 the hose should be a straight shot from the neck outlet to the radiator inlet. If the radiator were a 28-29 I don't think it would line up at all. The 1/4 turn...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-31-2020, 07:06 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 679
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: Rear axle questions

I did the same thing! At least both of us have good fresh transmissions now :D
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-31-2020, 07:04 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,895
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: convert to LED headlights

Same here, I was thoroughly disappointed in them. I went through and gave both sockets a dedicated ground, cleaned all connections and made sure that everything was "tite and brite". Nothing got rid...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-30-2020, 03:22 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,034
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: Best Replacement Radiator

Recently I’ve heard good things about all of them, Brassworks, Bergs, and Snyder’s HD. Seems like Bergs might be the highest quality but you wouldn’t go wrong with any of them.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-30-2020, 03:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 268
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: COVID-19 Monthly Model A Meetings and activities...

The Northwest CT A’s started meeting in the parking lot of the library where we usually meet in July. Before that the last meeting was in February. We do still have a monthly newsletter, online only.
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