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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 06:42 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 851
Posted By Mister Moose
Re: What is Engine 'Break-in'??

My Model A engine rebuilder instructed me to run for short periods of 10 minutes and then a cool down. The explanation was the rope rear seal would burn if run for too long, that it needed to seat...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 12:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 620
Posted By Mister Moose
Re: Lifetime of Distributor Points ?

There are follow-ups to Brent's answer.

If you are paying someone to do the work, it then is a case of the cost of labor to dress the points vs the cost of new points. At $100/hr shop rate (the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-03-2021, 10:42 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,136
Posted By Mister Moose
Re: two tooth steering box lubrication

None nearby, I was hoping for someone to pitch in for the effort if I took the time to chase down Tractor Supply, also not nearby.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-02-2021, 07:14 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,888
Posted By Mister Moose
Re: Do you have any pin up girls with your Model A?

There are differences in 1930 fenders? What are they?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-02-2021, 07:08 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,136
Posted By Mister Moose
Re: two tooth steering box lubrication

I have Penrite, and there's a Tractor Suppply store near enough I can get some 00 grease.

If someone that has some JD Cornhead grease will mail me some, I'll perform some comparative tests. I'm...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-25-2021, 05:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 393
Posted By Mister Moose
Re: Steering Wobble Troubleshooting

You video cuts out at an important part, a good view of a well lit pitman arm as you wobble the steering. You want to ascertain how much play there is in the sector shaft bushings. Does the square...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-21-2021, 09:45 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,213
Posted By Mister Moose
Re: Synthetic Oil for Model A

What am I missing here? Any modern ashless dispersant oil, ie detergent oil, will hold particles in suspension and sludge does not form. We are all changing our oil at very short intervals.

Is...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-20-2021, 08:16 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,733
Posted By Mister Moose
Re: Wrap the steering wheel with rope?

Take it from a sailor -

Wet cotton cord is going to stretch and sag. UV degradation won't be very good either.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-20-2021, 08:13 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 698
Posted By Mister Moose
Re: Model A Shock

And here I thought this was going to be about the $15,000 paint quote mentioned in another thread...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-20-2021, 03:44 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,136
Posted By Mister Moose
Re: two tooth steering box lubrication

Must ... resist....


OK, since you're new here, this has been extensively discussed recently:

https://www.fordbarn.com/forum/showthread.php?t=294412
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-20-2021, 11:40 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,733
Posted By Mister Moose
Re: Wrap the steering wheel with rope?

Wow, sounds classy. OK. Once you've found a wrap style you like (There are several) look into a turks head knot to both hide a loose end and mark 12 o'clock on the wheel.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-20-2021, 11:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 288
Posted By Mister Moose
Re: Gauge cork.

Do tell us in a few years how that cork holds up. This could be groundbreaking. Are we talking Californian or French champagne?

"Do you have any Grey Poupon?"
"Mais ouis, and my gauge cork is...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-20-2021, 11:16 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,733
Posted By Mister Moose
Re: Wrap the steering wheel with rope?

Look into marine articles on this, it's a common practice. Dirt shows after a while, nothing is perfect.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-20-2021, 11:01 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,481
Posted By Mister Moose
Re: Model A Aircraft Kit

Interesting.

A few other differences:

Aircraft engines are rated and constructed to operate at 75% power for ~90% of their operating life, car engines are not.

When an aircraft engine fails...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-19-2021, 01:20 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,481
Posted By Mister Moose
Re: Model A Aircraft Kit

A sport license limits you to small, slow, fixed gear, fixed prop aircraft below 1,320 lbs (600 kg) gross takeoff weight. So that means for 2 180 lb guys and 20 gallons fuel, (120 lbs) you have 840...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-17-2021, 10:56 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,481
Posted By Mister Moose
Re: Model A Aircraft Kit

I dunno. For what it would cost to get a rebuilt and airworthy Model A engine, buy the kit and build it, why not just spend 20k on a nice used Cessna 150? Better resale, 2 seats, 100kts on a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-13-2021, 01:56 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,242
Posted By Mister Moose
Re: Why Grease should not be used in a Steering Gearbox

If it only flows between gear teeth when meshed and then solidifies, it will never flow to the sector housing, correct?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-12-2021, 10:59 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,242
Posted By Mister Moose
Re: Why Grease should not be used in a Steering Gearbox

Grease: Does not pour or flow at ambient temperatures.
Oil: Flows in all ambient temperatures.

I think this is the bulk of what Brent is saying, with the added proviso of shear strength. And...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-05-2021, 10:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 635
Posted By Mister Moose
Re: Need Carb Cleaned or Rebuild

And make sure you cuss a lot. That almost always helps.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-03-2021, 08:58 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 3,568
Posted By Mister Moose
Re: A question for old guys

Wait, that's plural???

My role model was a farmer neighbor that made it to 96. In his 80s he was still driving tractors and working the land. He'd be out working quite early, earlier than I got...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-02-2021, 11:09 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,017
Posted By Mister Moose
Re: Noise from oil pan?

What about putting it on a lift and running it in neutral while a good mechanic listens and watches from right under it?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-02-2021, 11:06 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 3,568
Posted By Mister Moose
Re: A question for old guys

I'm not there yet, but I think keeping moving is a huge ingredient. I am way more active than many of my peers. When that isn't effective any longer, I'd look for a lift and shop that would be DIY...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-02-2021, 07:01 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,182
Posted By Mister Moose
Re: Engine Oil

There are 2 reasons oil needs to be changed: Dirt and thermal stress. Not sure how re-refined oil addresses the thermal changes, but I can't believe it's going to be as good.

On chainsaw bar...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-02-2021, 06:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 635
Posted By Mister Moose
Re: Need Carb Cleaned or Rebuild

6 months is old for today's ethanol blended gas if you haven't stabilized it. I'd drain the tank (Through a coffee filter) and put it in your daily driver. Put a gallon or 2 of fresh gas in the A...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-01-2021, 06:58 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,386
Posted By Mister Moose
Re: Is there a way to determine the original color?

If you are looking for original color and are doing any kind of disassembly, look for spots that were never taken apart before. My car (had a rough black re-paint) parts of the gas tank once out...
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