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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-14-2018, 09:27 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,734
Posted By Rocketdog1
Re: Uhaul Auto Transport & Tudor

Worked fantastic to bring our S/W home.

However, we did learn a few things. Not the least of which was that the Ma and Pa U-Haul outfits aren't generally subject to the same equipment audits as...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-23-2018, 11:53 AM
Replies: 762
Views: 299,568
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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-02-2017, 11:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 896
Posted By Rocketdog1
Re: Model A Drive to Custer, WA

Would've loved to come along, but work has been a 70-80 hour a week affair lately. I'm afraid the A is under cover for the year at this point. I'll just have to settle for driving vicariously through...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-02-2017, 09:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 896
Posted By Rocketdog1
Re: Model A Drive to Custer, WA

Nice video Art! At the top of Vista Dr. (4-way stop at the school), if you had looked out over the field you would've had a pretty good chance of seeing my '31 SW sitting under my carport! And yeah,...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-16-2017, 11:24 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,808
Posted By Rocketdog1
Re: Need some expertise...main bearings

Kid-

Thanks for the tip - I may go ahead and give the "shave" concept a whirl and see what happens.

Does anyone have any thoughts on these bearing clearances being the cause of my deep thump at...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-16-2017, 10:52 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,808
Posted By Rocketdog1
Re: Need some expertise...main bearings

Thanks guys for the thoughts on this.

Kurt - the darker "spot" is actually a low point, kind of a divit that you can feel very easily by hand. Nothing "wiggles", all seems to be pretty tight. I...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-15-2017, 09:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,808
Posted By Rocketdog1
Unhappy Need some expertise...main bearings

Hey all-

Dropped the pan today to check the main bearing clearances, in hopes of quieting the deep thump that presents at higher RPMs.

Started with the center, which was a little out, and...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-27-2017, 01:34 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 8,716
Posted By Rocketdog1
Re: The Can-Am Model A Reliability Run;Mt. Baker A-scent

The good news is that if something breaks, you'll have plenty of experienced "help" to make repairs!

Might have to put in for the day off for this one.......
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-30-2016, 08:24 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 845
Posted By Rocketdog1
Well, I was pretty excited about it.....

Our local Shell refinery held their second annual open class car show this past weekend. Participants included employees, friends, family, as well as a couple of local car clubs. Total turn-out was...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-15-2016, 10:57 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,227
Posted By Rocketdog1
Re: Engine smoking...and I don't know why

OK - finally a bit of additional info:

Ran downtown today to grab a burger and pick-up a few things at the store, and she didn't seem to exhibit the smoking that I had observed before. Perhaps it...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-15-2016, 02:58 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,227
Posted By Rocketdog1
Re: Engine smoking...and I don't know why

Hey all-

Wanted to chime in and thank everyone for their thoughts and suggestions.

I've been out of town for work, so I haven't had the opportunity to perform a compression test or a leak-down...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-25-2016, 11:49 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,976
Posted By Rocketdog1
Re: Aries muffler question

Interesting... Nice to know that I'm not alone in my issues with the fit-up to the manifold.

New (black) Aries didn't fit up well to the original manifold, which was replaced about two weeks...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-05-2016, 09:18 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,245
Posted By Rocketdog1
Steel or cast iron???

Can anyone tell me by looking at these pics if the drums are original steel or newer cast iron?

The whole package looks like a pretty fair deal, especially if the drums are cast iron.

Also, '30...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-05-2016, 05:57 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,227
Posted By Rocketdog1
Re: Engine smoking...and I don't know why

Art - Just running the engine here at the house - didn't go anywhere.

I'll get a compression test done (won't be til next weekend), and update with that information.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-04-2016, 11:15 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,227
Posted By Rocketdog1
Re: Engine smoking...and I don't know why

- No air filter

- Plugs look reasonable - nothing way out of the ordinary - and they all look essentially the same.

- No obvious restriction in the oil fill tube

- New manifold did have some...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-04-2016, 07:33 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,227
Posted By Rocketdog1
Re: Engine smoking...and I don't know why

Further info:

Aries exhaust is a couple weeks old - so it's well "burned in". Only did the manifold with gasket today, as it was discovered to be toast when the Aries was installed.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-04-2016, 07:29 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,227
Posted By Rocketdog1
Re: Engine smoking...and I don't know why

Have not run any MMO as of yet. I've only had the rig for just under a month, and only filled the tank once during that time (non-ethanol btw).

Was seriously considering running some MMO or...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-04-2016, 07:27 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,227
Posted By Rocketdog1
Re: Engine smoking...and I don't know why

I had that thought as well, but I have run the engine for some time and would have a hard time believing that this is still the "newness" burning off the exhaust system.

A little at first I could...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-04-2016, 07:21 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,227
Posted By Rocketdog1
Re: Engine smoking...and I don't know why

Don't have a compression tester, so that will take a little time to procure and perform.

However, I agree that it would be prudent.

And oil level is fine - not overfilled. Just triple checked...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-04-2016, 07:20 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,227
Posted By Rocketdog1
Re: Engine smoking...and I don't know why

GAV fully closed and she roughs up a bit.

As I open up the GAV, she smooths out at about 1/4-1/2 turn, but I can keep opening it up w/o having any impact on how the engine is running. 5 turns...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-04-2016, 07:18 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,227
Posted By Rocketdog1
Re: Engine smoking...and I don't know why

Well, it's not black - so we can rule that out

Not losing any water level, and it doesn't appear white (seen that before on a different car) - so I'm pretty sure we're not talking about coolant.
...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-04-2016, 06:46 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,227
Posted By Rocketdog1
Engine smoking...and I don't know why

Hey all-

Need a little help on this one. '31 SW, stock engine. Did a few things to the engine today (exhaust manifold w/gasket, cap/rotor) and double checked the timing. She starts right up and...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-29-2016, 11:40 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,848
Posted By Rocketdog1
Re: I'm thinking of buying another A

Awe geeez, Art. If you do buy that thing, I live close enough that I'm sure I could talk you into taking me for a ride - then I'm going to want another A myself, and I'm pretty much out of parking...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-20-2016, 10:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,342
Posted By Rocketdog1
Yet another timing question.....

Hey all-

Went for a cruise around the county today (damn, these things are fun :D), and I'm starting to think that my timing is way out of whack. She seems to run OK as long as I have the timing...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-02-2016, 11:45 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 13,036
Posted By Rocketdog1
Re: Going to look tomorrow, need advice

Cool! Thanks for the tips Charlie, I really appreciate it.

:D
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