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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-03-2021, 08:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 743
Posted By mike657894
Re: Frame - is it straight?

too add on the string idea.
I use a string tied to two 1 gallon jugs to do my alignments. its a good way to put a straight line in the air next to something

also when im picking out boards. i...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-03-2021, 08:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 722
Posted By mike657894
Re: Nitrocellulose

the new products, at least to me, all shine in the ease of use and time savings. there are single stage urethanes.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-28-2020, 08:17 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 999
Posted By mike657894
Re: Mode A Piston expander/ knurling tool to Buy

I had some serious egging in the bores but it was all in the center in the bores and tapered out to less at the top and none at the bottom. my thought being if you knurl you may need to bore to your...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-06-2020, 09:57 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,289
Posted By mike657894
Re: Bad Stud thread

I broke a stud before. I used the head as a guide with the drill bits wrapped in electrical tape to bush them to the hole. you can also use tape to make a mark of depth on your drill bit. I went...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-06-2020, 09:52 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,538
Posted By mike657894
Re: Diamond B question.

I have a diamond A block and the only differences I found were a B cam, hardened exhaust seats and the diamond.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-02-2020, 06:05 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,384
Posted By mike657894
Re: Conversion to 12 volt system

ive broken a bendix bolt and it sounds like a hammer hitting to start the turning of the engine. and my points always need cleaning. im thinking of switching back.

Get good at hand starting your...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-01-2020, 09:28 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,424
Posted By mike657894
Re: Ford Model A Camshaft Inspection and Evaluation

Listen to the experts. 4 out of 5 doctors smoke camels. Thats why I do.

At a glance that cam is fine, run it.(very nice points). To make a cheap valve tool grind a open end of a half inch wrench...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-26-2020, 12:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 736
Posted By mike657894
Re: cr"A"nk it in 45 seconds

I have tired of trying more than once. Now I put a gloved hand on the crank and get er whirling she kicks me out when she catches and passes my arm speed. I end up punching the apron. hence the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-22-2020, 11:54 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 337
Posted By mike657894
Re: U joint rebuild

wrong post sorry.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-22-2020, 11:49 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 796
Posted By mike657894
Re: Ignition System Question

I just had my car back fire around 40 and stall out to the side of the road on the last ride. My pertronix coil has a cone shape to its top. The stock style rubber was causing a problem with the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-10-2020, 07:50 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,634
Posted By mike657894
Re: Iím wondering if my coil is going bad

oil filled coils are meant to be run right side up.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-13-2020, 08:09 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,506
Posted By mike657894
Re: Question about selling A parts

the model a buy sell face book group has enough members to get people near by interested in what you have. I would buy it if its in my area. The problem here is that I dont look in the swap page much...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-19-2020, 07:47 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,114
Posted By mike657894
Re: Rear spring spreader

i never see RUST LOCK mentioned in these threads. maybe im one in a million. but on my car the spring was rust locked. I kept my spring in the ubolts. spread it with a one side spreader. and when the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-20-2020, 11:11 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,867
Posted By mike657894
Re: Seat Belt

I have three points belts in my fordor attached to the door post. seemed a better idea than none at all. i have experienced roll overs in moderns at low speed. locally two young guys died in a slow...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-17-2020, 08:10 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,807
Posted By mike657894
Re: Assistance Needed !

someone drilled that hole to fix a broken stud and went to deep. that stud will require sealant or sealant tape.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-26-2020, 06:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 998
Posted By mike657894
Re: stone guard

you can use flattened expanded steel using some wire to hang it from the radiator wings that hold the shell. mild steel is pretty cheap and will rust up nicely. I found 18 ga x.5in opening($13+ship...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-26-2020, 06:22 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,628
Posted By mike657894
Re: Feedback on modern tube shocks for Model A's

I did my own thing with some $20 gabirals at a 45 angle and have friction shocks in the front. good bump dampening on both ends. the gabirels seem better than the friction. but that may be king pin...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-13-2020, 08:22 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,815
Posted By mike657894
Re: how bad is this cluster gear? photos.

drove the car today. its noisy in second gear. silent in third where I spend most my drive time. holds second all the way to top rpm. I put in a full set of china "ford authorized" bearings....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-30-2020, 02:14 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,322
Posted By mike657894
Re: Poor quality transmission roller bearings

glad I saw this. I got new bearing from snyders and In "ford authorized" bags stamped made in china. are these dimple bearings. and I checked berts and they have the dimpled ones pictured. I guess Im...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-30-2020, 09:18 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,815
Posted By mike657894
Re: how bad is this cluster gear? photos.

For what its worth I broke the trans abusing it. This was not a fail due to wear or age. Upon inspection the gear in my old trans, the exploded one. Were in similar shape. It made a hum in 2nd but...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-25-2020, 03:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,815
Posted By mike657894
how bad is this cluster gear? photos.

Is this damaged enough to cause problems? My old trans broke the case out. I got a used one cheap. most parts look pretty good. The large gear on the cluster, 1st gear. I think. is worn to a slight...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-22-2020, 08:59 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,218
Posted By mike657894
Re: Can I run my A on White Lightning Moonshine?

Back to your actual question. Yeah it will run pure ethanol. You will have to open the gav 100%. These are designed for multi fuel. That modern piece of s$%$ you have, its computer can determine...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-28-2020, 09:31 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,552
Posted By mike657894
Re: Is My Cam Going Flat?

In an l head. You can only have so many things affecting lash . If a lifter does not rotate it will wear fast and so will the lobe. If there was an obstruction between the valve and seat. if the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-23-2020, 06:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 966
Posted By mike657894
Re: how to remove oil foam after a head gasket fix?

It worked like a charm. After it heated up the foam started to look greasy. It took about and hour to all go away. Thank you CrossCut!
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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-22-2020, 08:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 966
Posted By mike657894
how to remove oil foam after a head gasket fix?

I was low on water. Fill it up drive 5 miles home lose 1/2 gallon on the way. find foam in oil cap. I re-seal the head with copper spray gasket. Oil level remained constant but 1/4 inch of foam with...
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