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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-23-2021, 08:55 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,984
Posted By David R.
Re: Easy Oil Pan Baffel Removel

I like quick and easy. Put it in trash bag drop bottom up on board or wooden floor- done.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-22-2021, 08:22 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,579
Posted By David R.
Re: Snow Chains

I ran a lot of tire chains over the years on work trucks. The strap on ones not so good, they will destroy themselves if you spin wheel any.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-18-2021, 06:58 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 389
Posted By David R.
Stopping a Model A, stopping a AA

I have never had the privilege of driving a car with mechanical brakes yet. Currently working on a 1930 AA project. I learned to drive on clunkers with worn out manual hydraulic brakes and have...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-29-2021, 08:42 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,088
Posted By David R.
Re: Cleaning parts

Heavy duty degreaser and pressure washer. Kerosene, putty knife, razor scraper, brushes. I filter the used kerosene with paint filter funnel and re-use it. A set of paint sprayer cleaning brushes is...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-21-2021, 11:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 880
Posted By David R.
Re: Exhaust whistle: where to install?

That is pretty cool, have you sound tested?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-21-2021, 11:56 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 880
Posted By David R.
Re: Exhaust whistle: where to install?

I don’t think they are legal in my state but if you use antique plates you don’t have to have inspections and can get by with it I think. The cut out itself is what isn’t allowed.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-17-2021, 07:04 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,923
Posted By David R.
Re: Help with an engine noise...

I bought a “pipe plug socket “ that actually fits the square head main bearings bolts.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-15-2021, 07:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 526
Posted By David R.
Re: Water pump questions

You could build up a little brass on the end of the shaft to take up for wear on the head to eliminate the end play or add a little set collar. My old pump had the set collar on it so I re-used it...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-14-2021, 07:26 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,503
Posted By David R.
Re: Station wagon wood

Following, eventually building (recreating) a basket case AA huckster. Bright wood looks great but I’m wondering if paint would be more correct and maybe more durable on a huckster?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-13-2021, 08:54 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,380
Posted By David R.
Re: Reamers

I bought a set of fairly inexpensive adjustable type. They aren’t the greatest quality but have worked ok so far. I’ve done clutch shaft bushings and pedal bushings and the like with them. I didn’t...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-11-2021, 10:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 745
Posted By David R.
Re: Engine Rebuild Mission

if you decide to do a rebuild find a shop with experience on A engines and a good references. I have a ton of money in mine already and it isn't finished. Local machine shop was a nightmare. learning...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-11-2021, 08:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,154
Posted By David R.
Re: Babbit job

Brent do you do this kind of work?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-11-2021, 08:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,154
Posted By David R.
Re: Babbit job

I am in Hurricane. Halfway between Huntington and Charleston.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-11-2021, 11:55 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,154
Posted By David R.
Re: Babbit job

Thats a little far from me, but thanks.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-09-2021, 06:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,154
Posted By David R.
Babbit job

I am in need of some one to pour new babbit and line bore my block. It also needs a couple valve seat inserts. Can anyone recommend a shop? I am in WV.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-07-2021, 07:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,067
Posted By David R.
Re: arcing brakes

I found a set of really good original front drums for my AA and re-lined my shoes. (Pressed steel original drums). I arched my shoes by hand with a bench type belt sander. I chalked the shoe and...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-07-2021, 07:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 522
Posted By David R.
Re: AA Truck wire wheel hubcaps

Get John’s son yo do it for you!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-07-2021, 07:29 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 781
Posted By David R.
Re: posting a pic

A long rifle site I use fixed it so it’s super easy.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-07-2021, 07:27 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 781
Posted By David R.
Re: posting a pic

I’ve tried over and over and gave up, too hard for my caveman brain.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-03-2021, 08:18 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,260
Posted By David R.
Re: Remove this bolt?

Mix acetone and automatic transmission fluid about 1/2 and 1/2 and put in a pump oil can. Mix as needed as acetone tends to evaporate. Much better penetrant than the letter/number brand and cheaper....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-02-2021, 07:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 936
Posted By David R.
Re: Frame - is it straight?

I made some wood blocks and ‘strung’ my AA frame. The rails were level, no sag but about an eight of an inch off side to side. I talked to the owner at a local frame/body shop and he chuckled, said...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-01-2021, 07:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 519
Posted By David R.
Re: Compression tester

I busted porcelain out of an old plug and then threaded the hole with pipe thread tap and adapted to gauge thread.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-30-2020, 07:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 546
Posted By David R.
Re: Visual Diagnosis, Maybe....

I would think go ahead and plastigage and adjust bearing clearance while you are in there?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-24-2020, 04:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 969
Posted By David R.
Re: Radiator Baffle

Service bulletin shows a fix of soldering a copper washer over the overflow tube and bending it.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-22-2020, 01:26 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,271
Posted By David R.
Re: Dumb Question About Nut/Bolt Diameters

Machinery handbook gives industry standards for the tolerances
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