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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-22-2021, 09:12 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 530
Posted By eagle
Re: Directionals

If they work fine with the engine off, then its likely an issue with the noisy electrical system on the Model A. Get a dc noise filter from ebay or amazon and put it ahead of the flasher. Make sure...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-15-2021, 08:23 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,323
Posted By eagle
Re: whats the best & worst car to buy in 1930

Wouldn't have found it for $850. The OP did include that little caveat in his question... I think the price of the A was important in its popularity.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-09-2021, 01:18 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,036
Posted By eagle
Re: Battery charger

One thing to remember, slow or trickle chargers are much better for the battery than higher rate chargers. If one of my vehicle batteries gets accidentally discharged, if its not an emergency to get...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-09-2021, 01:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 625
Posted By eagle
Re: aluminum radiators

There are at least a couple of old threads on this subject. If memory serves me correctly, the takeaway on the subject was: Look different than original. Some fit perfectly, others not so much. ...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-09-2021, 10:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 484
Posted By eagle
28 Roadster Pickup

I ran across this AD on Craigslist. Not sure what the purpose is? Ha! :p
https://stcloud.craigslist.org/cto/d/alexandria-28-ford-roadster-pick-up/7246916547.html
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-08-2021, 09:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 550
Posted By eagle
Re: Lite rust inside block

If there is just a bit of rust on the surface of the water jacket etc it isn't time for panic. Go to your local auto parts store, get a radiator flush kit and use it as directed. Then use a good...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-08-2021, 09:30 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,036
Posted By eagle
Re: Battery charger

This one is both:...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-07-2021, 07:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 550
Posted By eagle
Re: Lite rust inside block

Are you running anti freeze or straight water or ????.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-22-2020, 07:53 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,449
Posted By eagle
Re: Cool Running

Henry was building 400 dollar cars and was not concerned about engine longevity or fuel economy. He wanted to sell more cars not make classics out of them.
I'm not so sure this was true. Ford made a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-21-2020, 06:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,125
Posted By eagle
Re: Ceramic coatings

Check this out. https://www.thedrive.com/cleaning-detailing/35348/what-is-ceramic-coating
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-21-2020, 10:24 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,125
Posted By eagle
Re: Ceramic coatings

I put some on my Harley, unbelievably smooth and shine. Went on easy, need to make sure it's very clean. Takes longer to buff out than wax but worth the effort in my experience.
Mine was about $150...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-21-2020, 10:11 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,897
Posted By eagle
Re: Reconditioned Model A engine block

If the hole is broken out off center you can even put an off center step stud in. I don't remember where I saw them available, maybe Fastenal? Or? I keep a catalog in the back of my mind, that's...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-21-2020, 09:59 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 821
Posted By eagle
Re: Alternator Hasn't Kick In

This is the perfect reason to buy a good quality volt/ohm meter. (DVOM or VOM) In this situation you can just put the meter across the battery and check voltage with engine off, with engine idling,...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-04-2020, 08:14 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,416
Posted By eagle
Re: Conversion to 12 volt system

Number 1, you have a problem. What you describe is NOT normal for a stock A. Do you have a good quality voltmeter? If not, go buy one. You'll need it sooner or later anyway. Check the voltage on the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-29-2020, 07:48 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,641
Posted By eagle
Re: Black spark plug ooze

New motor???! It's way to premature for that. #1, make sure you aren't running too rich, tighten the GAV until it chuffs a bit on deceleration then open just enough to almost eliminate it, that may...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-26-2020, 10:02 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 826
Posted By eagle
Re: Waxing or Polishing 1929 Ford Model A

I used buffing compound and a wheel buffer on my entire car as the paint is from the 50's. The new generation of high quality nanotechnology ceramic polishers are amazing. I use it on all my...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-23-2020, 08:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 849
Posted By eagle
Re: "Ace Mechanic" name

It seems so primitive but when you think how few years it'd been since the Wright brothers first flew, it puts it into perspective. They'd come a long way.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-21-2020, 07:52 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,548
Posted By eagle
Re: Leather main bearing

Burn some corks and then put the ash into the oil, will slow oil consumption for a while.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-18-2020, 10:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,388
Posted By eagle
Re: price on car

Yeah, Well. I was being optimistic. Maybe the drain plugs out? Much more fun being an optimist than a pessimist, although it can be more expensive...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-18-2020, 04:04 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,092
Posted By eagle
Re: new battery goin dead

No, the battery will be out of the circuit. He should probably have said check the resistance between the removed cable and CHASSIS. I'm sure that's what he meant. Myself, I'd leave the battery in...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-18-2020, 08:57 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,388
Posted By eagle
Re: price on car

How about some optimistic thinking? Pay $3k for the car. Dump some marvel mystery oil in the cylinders and get it running. Go to the local fabric store and pay $150 for the interior fabric, put it on...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-16-2020, 09:37 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,183
Posted By eagle
Re: Evan's Coolant

In a model A that doesnt have a cooling system problem, whats the point? My A hasn't overheated in the 10 years I've had it. Coolant is nice and bright green, doesn't appear rusty at all. I'll...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-12-2020, 09:50 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,250
Posted By eagle
Re: 19 inch radial

From previous threads you could draw some conclusions.
#1. Not cheap. #2. Softer ride. #3. less authentic looks. #4. Better braking. I myself don't like the look, it's all in the eye of the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-07-2020, 10:13 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 754
Posted By eagle
Re: Waterless coolant

Some people use it because it has a higher boiling point than antifreeze. I don't know what advantage it would be unless your cooling system is marginal.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-06-2020, 07:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 644
Posted By eagle
Re: A Sensitive Clutch

A rusty clutch can get grabby. Slip it some, it should polish up pretty quick.
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