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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-04-2021, 12:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,027
Posted By MikeK
Re: Marvel vs Ampco Oiler

Werner, Email sent with full patent text.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-01-2021, 01:14 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,216
Posted By MikeK
Re: Engine green

Brent,
Points well taken. What seems to be missing from all the wonderful Ford photos of the time are pictures from departments within the Rouge that were of lesser appeal to supporting Ford brand...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-01-2021, 10:58 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,216
Posted By MikeK
Re: Engine green

Keep in mind Henry used that green engine parts paint as a 'dump' for a lot of other leftover paint. The general green color shifted somewhat in several cycles during the production years.

What...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-12-2021, 04:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 707
Posted By MikeK
Re: Galvanizing a Brass Screw

Technically zinc will plate directly on electro-cleaned brass, but in some environments a secondary atmospheric reaction may cause a dark brown/blackening of the finish in a few months.

The best...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-11-2021, 12:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 943
Posted By MikeK
Re: Voltage regulator

You do not have an external field terminal on an A generator. If you removed the 3rd brush, drilled a hole through the case and wired an insulated terminal for connection to the regulator you could...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-28-2021, 12:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,630
Posted By MikeK
Re: Kwikway Model F Boring Bar

If you need manuals for old Kwik-Way stuff: LINK (https://kwik-way.com/opm/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=1)
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-15-2021, 11:54 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 926
Posted By MikeK
Re: help with vibrating mirror !

The mirror vibration problem also often occurs on modern cars when you replace a broken side mirror glass with a cheapo non-factory piece. WHY??-

Every object has what's called a 'period of...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-25-2021, 08:19 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 889
Posted By MikeK
Re: gastank shutoff valve leak at threads- options?

Something solid other than teflon that forms into place. This works for me. Smash it into the second and third male thread....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-03-2021, 10:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 913
Posted By MikeK
Re: Tonight's Sorting Out Episode - Lighting

I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but this "fix" creates another, serious problem. The brighter lamp filament MUST be on the bottom and the dimmer one on the top. This makes the driving beam...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-16-2021, 06:46 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,691
Posted By MikeK
Re: Alternator Always Charging

I would respectfully disagree with that completely. The voltage ranges you spec apply to independent external chargers, not factory spec mechanical generator regulators or integrated regulation...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-16-2021, 09:26 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,691
Posted By MikeK
Re: Alternator Always Charging

The correct generator/alternator voltage for a wet cell vehicle battery is 7.15V, +or- 0.05V. This was the factory set point for generator regulators that came after the A era. Most old repair...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-31-2021, 09:41 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,726
Posted By MikeK
Re: Oshkosh or Bust - Reverse Camera for Mullins Trailer Problem

It is also possible that you have one bad diode in the alternator and the output is very 'noisy'. Barring alternator disassembly, you could check this with an oscilloscope.

Even if the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-15-2021, 10:26 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,747
Posted By MikeK
Re: LED Headli9ghts, 6v

The parabolic reflector in an A headlamp produces a parallel output beam to the back of the lens, which converts that to the correct driving beam pattern.

Parabolic reflectors re-fitted with...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-07-2021, 12:50 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,197
Posted By MikeK
Re: Cylinder head questions.

Rotary tumbling jacks. Used in foundries for post shakeout scale and core removal cleaning of castings. Rotary tumblers are also used when re-maning large castings. They should have been seen and...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-21-2021, 09:28 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,846
Posted By MikeK
Re: Volumetric Efficiency

Excellent question and of course the one-star bandit tagged it immediately for it's validity.

The VE becomes a valid quantitative data tool if you are working with a properly calibrated flow...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-18-2021, 02:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,263
Posted By MikeK
Re: Leaf springs and shocks

As to whether you want dampening of spring action to bias from 50/50 in favor either compression or rebound depends on your particular roadways. Do you have more bumps or more potholes?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-24-2021, 08:31 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,169
Posted By MikeK
Re: tube question

FWIW, tires and tubes were originally dusted with powdered mica, not talc! If you look at an old NOS tube you see a somewhat sparkly crystalline appearance to the dusting covering the tube. Talc...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-20-2021, 05:00 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,698
Posted By MikeK
Re: Is this normal wear? Aluminum cam gear

You are looking at plastic deformation. The cause is the inherent un-damped shock wave that traverses a crankshaft with no front harmonic balancer.

It is only visible because of the great...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-20-2021, 08:47 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,266
Posted By MikeK
Re: GAV Adjustment + Choke flood

Let's look beyond the carburetor.

1) Burned or worn exhaust valve seats will cause backfire.

2) Intermittent electrical connections will cause backfire by causing spark misses that pump...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-12-2021, 05:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,363
Posted By MikeK
Re: Oshkosh update 3/11/2021

No biggie. I don't go to Nationals to take bus tours, anyway. Now, if they cancelled happy hour, well, that's a whole 'nother story! See you in Oshkosh!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-24-2021, 11:48 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,815
Posted By MikeK
Re: Special inscription on cylinder block

The foundry trademark (today "Logo") on the block is definitely a stylized union of two Cyrillic letters, possibly producing a digraph or trigraph somewhat unrelated in pronunciation to the letters...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-23-2021, 08:35 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,792
Posted By MikeK
Re: Lake Ice Saw

1931 Bow-Tie

No need for blade guard. If injured apply ice.:eek:
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-19-2021, 08:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 920
Posted By MikeK
Re: Fuel tank spark arrestor

No. Modern cars have a specific size restrictor hole for the nozzle with a metal flap that the nozzle pushes open. That permits the nozzle to discharge any accumulated static charge before pushing...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-15-2021, 10:17 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 922
Posted By MikeK
Re: Angled

Babbitt? When did you last drop the pan to check clearances? If the tube from the rear cap to a point below the pan's oil level is compromised or blocked you will get a lot of oil past that rear...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-12-2021, 11:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 934
Posted By MikeK
Re: NewRex Ignition Switch with Auxiliary Position

I feel your pain. That is why I mounted the cutoff on both my A's in the center cross-member to disconnect the battery to frame(earth) cable. Just lift the rug in front of the seat, even while...
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