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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-09-2021, 10:08 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 494
Posted By CWPASADENA
Re: My New 'A' And A Few Questions

Clean the plug on #1 cylinder and see if it will then fire.

If not, do a compression check. You may have something as simple as a stuck valve which is usually easy to fix.

My opinion, Chris W.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-08-2021, 04:30 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 858
Posted By CWPASADENA
Re: Been siting up since Covid, now what?

When you choke it, pull the choke all the way out. Just partly applying the choke part way will not pull fuel from the carburetor and up into the intake manifold.

Chris W.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-07-2021, 07:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 369
Posted By CWPASADENA
Re: Front crankshaft modern seal

Be sure the rubbing surface on the crank pulley is absolutely smooth. I chuck the pulley in the lathe and polish this surface. this way, the machining marks will not wear out the lip of the seal....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-07-2021, 07:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 437
Posted By CWPASADENA
Re: 28/29 versus 30/31

To me, it is just a matter of preference. Some like the "Antique" styling of the 28-29's and others like the more "Modern" styling of the '30-'31's. All are good cars. A lot of the changes thru the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-07-2021, 07:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 623
Posted By CWPASADENA
Re: Can Anyone ID This Head?

I suspect it a "stock" replacement head not made by Ford.

Most of the aftermarket high compressions heads had the manufacturers name on them.

Chris W.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-31-2021, 10:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 664
Posted By CWPASADENA
Re: Fan Blade Concern

I believe what you have is one of the later production Ford 2 blade fans. These came out in March of '31. Unlike the original design 2 blade fan where the complete blade was 2 thicknesses of steel,...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-22-2021, 10:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 589
Posted By CWPASADENA
Re: Frame paint/finish

I did powder coat the frame and suspension pieces on my '30 Tudor I use for touring. This was about 15 years ago and it has been very satisfactory however I do live in a dry climate. It is easy to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-21-2021, 11:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 807
Posted By CWPASADENA
Re: What’s this hole?

That appears to be a very large hole for the distributor pin. It looks like someone enlarged the hole for some reason.

My opinion,

Chris W.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-15-2021, 09:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 487
Posted By CWPASADENA
Re: Do I need a new distributor body?

You can file down the conductors a little to even out the rotor gap if you need to.

Chris W.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-14-2021, 10:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 956
Posted By CWPASADENA
Re: two Model A questions

Buy a copy of the Les Andres "Model A Mechanics Handbook" Vol. #1. He has a very good set of instructions on rebuilding the brakes.

Like "larrys40" said, there is a lot to rebuilding the brakes...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-14-2021, 09:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 708
Posted By CWPASADENA
Re: shifting NOT easy as 1-2-3

Also, Using the correct thicker 600W trans. lube will help shifting a bit. If you are using some of the thinner transmission lubes, I find it a little harder too get a good match on the gear speeds...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-14-2021, 09:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 322
Posted By CWPASADENA
Re: Early 28 starter

I have a new old stock Bendix for an early starter if it is needed.


Chris W.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-13-2021, 10:52 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,602
Posted By CWPASADENA
Re: Starter not quite up to the task after rebuild

if Babbet bearings are set up correctly during a rebuild, they should not be so tight that the starter with a good battery will not start the car.

You only having 5.1 volts could very well be the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-11-2021, 11:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 549
Posted By CWPASADENA
Re: AA54XXX VIN Number

I stand corrected, I did not fully read the original question.

A five digit number with a AA prefix would be a number from a 28 AA big truck. That engine may have been in your car at some time and...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-11-2021, 06:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 549
Posted By CWPASADENA
Re: AA54XXX VIN Number

Looks like the engine has been changed. The one you have came from a 28 AA Big Truck.

My opinion,
Chris W.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-11-2021, 10:52 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 860
Posted By CWPASADENA
Re: Composition of "Rustless Steel"

I used 308 S/S .035 dia rod with very good results
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-10-2021, 11:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 976
Posted By CWPASADENA
Re: Running Stand

You are correct if you only have a few engines to run in.

I always wanted one and have used it for several engines. I now have 2 friends who each will be putting together one of the "New" engines...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-10-2021, 10:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 488
Posted By CWPASADENA
Re: Cleaning a gas tank

I have had VERY GOOD success cleaning out Model A Gas tanks without removing them.
I first use a product called Metal Kleener 2014 which will usually clean out all the old dried up deposits and...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-10-2021, 10:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 976
Posted By CWPASADENA
Re: Running Stand

Making your own Engine Test Stand might make a good project to hone your skills as a welder.

Just a thought.

Chris W.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-10-2021, 10:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 976
Posted By CWPASADENA
Re: Running Stand

My engine stand.

It started out as just something temporary to test one engine.

Everything was left over stuff I had around the shop except for the casters and muffler.

Chris W.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-10-2021, 09:57 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 860
Posted By CWPASADENA
Re: Composition of "Rustless Steel"

I recently welded and restored a radiator shell for a fine point car I am restoring. I will check my notes tomorrow at my shop and see what rod I wound up using. You can absolutely not see where it...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-07-2021, 10:58 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,001
Posted By CWPASADENA
Re: Hydraulic brake balancing

So, check that shoes are installed correctly. These have primary and secondary shoes. Primaries are short, secondaries long. Primaries go toward the front, secondaries rear. I've always been...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-05-2021, 10:36 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,982
Posted By CWPASADENA
Re: Swap meet etiquette / Luray

If you pick up a part and are interested in purchasing it, DO NOT LAY IT DOWN. As long as it is in your hand, you are free to negotiate with the seller. If you put it down, any else can pick it up...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-05-2021, 10:25 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,001
Posted By CWPASADENA
Re: Hydraulic brake balancing

The hydraulic lines are large enough that the extra line length to the R/H wheel cylinder should not make any difference at all. With everything adjusted and completely bled, there is actually very...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-04-2021, 06:07 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,306
Posted By CWPASADENA
Re: Wire vs lock washers

Henry used both lock washers and safety wire on the rear motor mount bolts. With all the engine vibration, these bolts are hard to keep tight.

I use lock washers, safety wire and LOCKTITE on these...
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