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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-17-2021, 10:02 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,167
Posted By GPierce
Re: Are you happy with your Mitchell Overdrive?

I recently installed one in my CCPU and took it on the MAFCA New Hampshire White Mountain Tour. I love it, wish I had done it 5 years ago. On the first drive with my wife driving 45mph I shifted...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-11-2021, 12:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 450
Posted By GPierce
Re: 180 marks on crank pulley

Wrap the tape around the complete circumference and cut it so the ends butt together. Fold the tape end to end and cut it at half way fold. Lay it back on the pulley with one end at TDC. The other...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-04-2021, 06:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 529
Posted By GPierce
Re: Worn-out Distributer Cap Carbon Brush

The brass dust was from the the worn down brass bushing surrounding the carbon brush. The brass bushing wear can be seen in photo. The rotor and plug contacts tits are untouched. I did have very...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-04-2021, 04:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 727
Posted By GPierce
Re: 1928 ford C-Max For sale / Facebook

C Max- Corrosion maximum. :eek:
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-04-2021, 12:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 529
Posted By GPierce
Re: Worn-out Distributer Cap Carbon Brush

I also installed new rotor. Good point, the rotor was fully seated I thought as there just a little springy feel as I set the cap on. Not being fully seated would certainly cause that problem.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-04-2021, 11:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 529
Posted By GPierce
Worn-out Distributer Cap Carbon Brush

500 miles on new A-12115 Distributer Cap. ??
I was checking the newly installed original points from NAPA as my timing had changed slightly at 500 miles and found this. I expected the point gap to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-13-2021, 04:27 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,315
Posted By GPierce
Re: Ok, i'll poke the bear..Ethanol or Straight Gasoline ?

Ethanol is a solvent. Ethanol dissolves the varnish that builds up in that e fuel systemms over the years. That varnish residue ends up in you carburetor. That’s why they can’t add ethanol at the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-07-2021, 04:29 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,417
Posted By GPierce
Re: Napa Auto Parts

I think Amazon like Walmart 30 years ago is responsible for lot a of those losses.
Things I used to get locally is now mostly only available from Amazon.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-02-2021, 06:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,189
Posted By GPierce
Re: Red-Lite Misery

I had that problem. Sediment in the float bowl was causing it.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-02-2021, 06:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 719
Posted By GPierce
Re: Natchez Trace

I drove it from where it crosses US64 just west of Lawrenceburg, Tennessee to Tupelo, Ms. Lots of Amish farms in that area; about 3 hours as I remember it. There’re are visitor centers and points of...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-28-2021, 07:39 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,597
Posted By GPierce
Re: Help identifying the vehicle

When I was in high school we lowered the drive-on grease rack across the wheel when we aired it up.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-23-2021, 04:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 489
Posted By GPierce
Re: grease gun universal joint lube

I have a Mitchell overdrive hence no speedometer gear behind the the U Joint to leak grease as an indication of sufficient grease.

Many Model A folks on here have the Mitchell overdrive. How do...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-17-2021, 06:55 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,075
Posted By GPierce
Re: Model A Fleet

The one whose battery is not dead and has fuel.

My friends with multiple cars invariably only have one good battery that they move to the car they want to drive at the moment.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-06-2021, 08:46 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 400
Posted By GPierce
Re: Installing Headlight Lense ????

There are three small protrusions on the O.D. of the lens that the clips fit over to prevent the the lens from rotating and keep it secure. I use a small needle nose plier to install the end of the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-04-2021, 09:14 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,504
Posted By GPierce
Re: Wire vs lock washers

Ever wonder why wheel lug nuts, head bolts and nuts have no locking devices?

Here is what we use on aircraft engines. Only use one time and then throw it away and use a new one.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-26-2021, 04:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 985
Posted By GPierce
Re: How often does a Model A have a need for a tow truck?

A member on tour with us had to ride a rollback home when his electronic ignition failed and no one had a module or a spare distributer.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-22-2021, 12:27 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 6,360
Posted By GPierce
Re: Oil Filter Poser

The bypass valve bypasses the filter if it gets stopped up preventing oil starvation. It reacts to the pressure drop across the filter media not the oil pump delivery pressure.
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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-04-2021, 07:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 878
Posted By GPierce
Re: Differfential Gear Ratio - Determining

I added jacking up one rear wheel which was inadvertently left out the post #4.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-04-2021, 09:39 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 878
Posted By GPierce
Re: Differfential Gear Ratio - Determining

MikeV in Florida posted this in 2016. It worked easily for me.
Quote:
Lots of things can change in 80 plus years. Jacking one rear wheel up and turning the engine over by hand will let you...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-29-2021, 12:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 813
Posted By GPierce
Re: tilloston gasket seepage

I had the same problem with a Tillotson. A heavy coat of of Copper Coat sealant on both sides of the gasket and assembled while still tacky solved the problem. It’s been dry now for several years.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-09-2021, 07:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 950
Posted By GPierce
Re: What was Henry thinking ?

30-31 CCPU rear window nut installer tool with magnet on back to hold the nut and washer.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-06-2021, 10:43 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,332
Posted By GPierce
Re: What is Engine 'Break-in'??

You have to correct the dyno reading for temperature, barometric pressure and MARKETING. 😀
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-06-2021, 10:34 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,332
Posted By GPierce
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-06-2021, 10:00 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,332
Posted By GPierce
Re: What is Engine 'Break-in'??

Starting in the late 70’s we would put a brand new Diesel engine in the test cell and warm it up. When the water and oil was warm it went to full power, up to 400 hp loaded by the dyno and depending ...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-04-2021, 09:50 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 874
Posted By GPierce
Re: 2nd appeal for modern Rubelite Red Paint code

Can you post a link to TCP Global Showing that? All I could find was Mercedes Rubelite red on TCP’s web site. Not sure that is the same as the Ford Rubelite Red.
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