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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-16-2021, 12:56 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 996
Posted By old31
Re: leaking head gasket?

I agree 100% on what you said.

Babbits or inserts, a bad engine will have trouble with a 4.2 head.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-16-2021, 12:48 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 851
Posted By old31
Re: new to the model a/forum

Best of luck with your new truck, and welcome to the forum.

Don't worry, if it didn't leak, didn't need better brakes, and didn't need help with the steering it would not be a Model A.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-16-2021, 12:40 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,021
Posted By old31
Re: Accessory fuse panel

I installed this behind my drivers kick panel.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07F3CX7B3/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-15-2021, 01:21 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 799
Posted By old31
Re: My First Model A - Questions

Tribal, you have a very nice car, and welcome to the forum. Drive it like you stole it.

Its your car and you can do as you like, I just hope that you keep it original. Original meaning ok to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-14-2021, 09:52 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,764
Posted By old31
Re: Oh oh..Where to begin..or end?!

Ya, before you know it you have a garage full of little model A' running around.:eek:
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-14-2021, 09:48 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 198
Posted By old31
Re: Steering Free Play Final Update

Ed, that great news, nice job.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-14-2021, 09:45 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 716
Posted By old31
Re: Headlight Help

I went through the same as what Carl mentioned, except I used Logolite.

Yes, you loose the ability to zero in on a light alignment, but the benefits of the LED out weigh that for me.

The LED...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-14-2021, 09:29 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,000
Posted By old31
Re: "Diamond engine"

So, what are the advantages, or disadvantages to a Diamond engine?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-14-2021, 09:26 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 819
Posted By old31
Re: Model A rearend conversion

1: Potvin, at 60 what are your rpms?

2: What gear ratio is your your end?

3: Is it true that on a T5 first gear is too low, and you end up taking off from 2nd?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-14-2021, 09:03 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 996
Posted By old31
Re: leaking head gasket?

I wouldn't go to a 5.5, but go to a 6.1 instead.

The cost is the same, but the performance is better. I originally had a 4.2, then changed it to a 5.5 and was very happy with the difference. ...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-12-2021, 03:08 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,156
Posted By old31
Re: throw-out bearing

The bottom line is, why would we test our luck with Aetna when there are good manufactures out there.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-12-2021, 03:08 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,156
Posted By old31
Re: throw-out bearing

Thanks Katy.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-12-2021, 10:17 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,156
Posted By old31
Re: throw-out bearing

Which way is the throw-out bearing suppose face in the bearing collar? Round side in to the collar, or larger flat side in towards the collar?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-11-2021, 06:13 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,156
Posted By old31
Re: throw-out bearing

Now I am worried. I am going to change it for a Federal Mogul bearing.

I just ordered a NAPA N1087 Tbearing. The box says SKF. The bearing says A-2256 Aetna USA.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-10-2021, 08:43 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 962
Posted By old31
Re: Reducing Steering Free Play

I am guessing you did the adjustments correctly.

Toe-in and radials will help a lot with your issues.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-09-2021, 09:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 265
Posted By old31
Re: Radiator and crank guide question

Chances are you installed the radiator correctly. I am guessing that your radiator is not near stock dimensions.

You have to ask, why was the guide broken to begin with? Did someone brake it...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-07-2021, 06:14 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,545
Posted By old31
Re: Black single stage paint.

Ken that reflection coming from your car is stunning. Beautiful job.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-07-2021, 06:00 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,545
Posted By old31
Re: Black single stage paint.

I have had very good luck with Nasson SS black. It is very black.

Nasson was Dupont brand.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-07-2021, 05:48 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,284
Posted By old31
Re: Sound deadening Q ?

I agree 100% with Y.

Bob's method would change the sound/vibration of an item, but does nothing to truly soundproof or heat/air proof the car. On top of what Bob did I would apply Dynamat to...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-03-2021, 02:03 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 696
Posted By old31
Re: Heater in a 35 cabriolet

Thanks everyone for your help.

I thought I would show pictures of my heater install. Hope this will help others in the future.

The Switch was mounted on the dash, it is an old-style push-pull...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-03-2021, 01:57 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,005
Posted By old31
Re: 31 rear spring free length measurement for a roadster

According to Mikes & A-Springs.

8 leaf = 28-31 Phaeton, Coupe, Sport Coupe, 29-31 Cabriolet 68 A & B, & 30-31 Victoria.

7 leaf = Roadster.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-02-2021, 09:26 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,027
Posted By old31
Re: Restoration of Markings on a Fuel Gauge

There are many on the market. It just means that the fuel will not eat the paint. Just google it.
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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-02-2021, 09:14 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,005
Posted By old31
Re: 31 rear spring free length measurement for a roadster

Yup, Brent and CW you are correct. I recounted my leafs and I have 7.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-01-2021, 12:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,027
Posted By old31
Re: Restoration of Markings on a Fuel Gauge

Similar to Dale, I have buffed many faces on my buffing wheel. Then, I have done the painting two ways using fuel proof paint.

Both ways work well. Either brush it on or use a eye dropper and...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-01-2021, 10:25 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 685
Posted By old31
31 Universal Joint is it original or repro

2 Questions.

1: How do you know when a ujoint is good or no good?

2: Is this ujoint in the photos an original or repro?
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