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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 09:48 AM
Replies: 11
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Posted By Benson
Re: Shipping ....again

That is because the "Postmaster General" installed last year is in fact in real life a "Postmaster Private" E-1 whose only previous business experience is running a Taco Stand which went out of...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-19-2021, 01:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 206
Posted By Benson
Re: Looking for Allen Coil Tester Manual

Post is from 2009 but some of these folks might still be around.

These guys might help:

http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/50893/79409.html?1232836080
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-11-2021, 09:27 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 743
Posted By Benson
Re: Gas seepage at steering column

Originally gas tank brackets were Riveted and Soldered.

1. Gas tank brackets were never Brazed OR welded.

Brazing and welding destroys Anti-corrosion coating inside the tank called "Terne...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-04-2021, 02:15 PM
Replies: 227
Views: 51,289
Posted By Benson
Re: The Terry Burtz 5 main bearing engine blocks are back on track.

Is the open pit mine near Emlenton, PA still working?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-04-2021, 01:56 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 3,365
Posted By Benson
Re: A question for old guys

Leonard,

A friend put his Coupe up on the hoist and the radiant heater burned a strip right down the middle of his newly installed top!! :eek: :eek:
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-04-2021, 09:12 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 3,365
Posted By Benson
Re: A question for old guys

Dean,

Ten years ago I was moving a bunch of heavy items while helping the folks move out their house after 53 years in the same place and engine blocks in the shop around here.

I found these...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-03-2021, 12:29 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 887
Posted By Benson
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-03-2021, 11:10 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 887
Posted By Benson
Re: 1928 Model A crankshaft switchover

As a kid in the early 60s I asked Bill Kenz for help with a loose rod bearing on the Coupe engine which had a "Beavertail" crank.

With a sly smile he said:

You know Sonny, that crankshaft makes...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-29-2021, 11:01 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 390
Posted By Benson
Re: B Pillar Coupe vs Sedan

Now I see the question was about 30-31!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-28-2021, 04:28 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,530
Posted By Benson
Re: Made in USA?

About repro parts.

MANY of the repro parts are made by several different folks.

Some of the versions are very good

and others are junk.

NOT all Repro or Chinese parts are bad!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-27-2021, 09:03 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,003
Posted By Benson
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-26-2021, 05:32 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,740
Posted By Benson
Re: Rebuilt Model A Engine: What do I have?

About blocks that are sleeved:

For a number of years H&H (in LA ?) would re-sleeve EVERY engine.

Maybe they found a railroad car full of Standard pistons and rings!

ADP = Additional Dealer...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-26-2021, 09:41 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 975
Posted By Benson
Re: Gas Tank Sealer

Does the FAA allow ethanol in aviation gasoline?

Ethanol might be the cause of sealer failure.

The last time I heard ethanol is NOT allowed in aviation gasoline.

I wonder if Aviation gas has...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-24-2021, 10:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,142
Posted By Benson
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-23-2021, 12:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 510
Posted By Benson
Re: Zenith Q - Do I have this right?

Good point, very true (see bold type above).

This damage is done many times when someone tries to drill out the BRASS plug behind this idle port in the throat.

They are careless and drill right...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-22-2021, 05:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 510
Posted By Benson
Re: Zenith Q - Do I have this right?

The use of notch in throttle plate comes from one of the 2 or 3 versions of the Model B carb (I do not have documents available just now to tell you if it is B-1 or B-2 that used the notch).

Many...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-12-2021, 01:20 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,090
Posted By Benson
Re: throw-out bearing

As KR500 mentioned in post 17 above He took a noisy bearing to the Aetna plant and they found it was a junk made in India bearing.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-12-2021, 01:00 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,090
Posted By Benson
Re: throw-out bearing

I have seen 10 or 12 noisy Aetna bearings in different cars (ie not all in one car) in the last 15 years.

Every bad bearing was stamped "AETNA" just one word. so maybe these are the junk "INDIA"...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-10-2021, 11:36 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,058
Posted By Benson
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-10-2021, 11:00 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,058
Posted By Benson
Re: AutoLite heater install

I have had Otwell heaters since 1962. Recently I tried to fit an Autolite waffle manifold and found same same problem.

The original Autolite cover for the waffle heater locates the hole in same...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-05-2021, 09:38 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,130
Posted By Benson
Re: Bendix Drive Question??

Who supplies the Weldon USA Barrel Drive with the strange looking gear?

I made this correction to original post:
Bendix above should have read Barrel Drive

I have 55,000 miles on a used...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-30-2020, 11:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 407
Posted By Benson
Re: Looking for vintage Model A Hot Rod magazine annual

Is the magazine new enough to have an ISBN number?

Usually on back cover or in front couple of pages where Publication data is located..

ISBN would make finding one on internet easier!

I...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-30-2020, 12:10 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,941
Posted By Benson
Re: 600w vs 90w

Average temperatures for Wainwright U. S. Army Airfield, which is 3 miles from Fairbanks.

https://www.timeanddate.com/weather/usa/fairbanks/climate

These temperatures are similar to those we...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-26-2020, 09:45 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 892
Posted By Benson
Re: Length Limit for Priority Mail Shipping

guess I should have read post #1 closer
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-22-2020, 02:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,260
Posted By Benson
Re: Rutherford Head

Says he put ad about the head in newspapers in 1938.

https://www.nwitimes.com/uncategorized/slim-was-rare-breed-of-racing-champion/article_1317c6d6-fa5e-5959-b47b-fd4a39c9f4a8.html

Now all of...
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