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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-09-2021, 06:19 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 944
Posted By TMarsh
Re: Reducing Steering Free Play

Radial tires helped mine but the wind will always be a factor on these boxes
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-05-2021, 06:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 306
Posted By TMarsh
Re: powder coating prep: backside of wheel Q

I had powder coated frame, wheels, springs, axle housings, axle, backing plates, ets.etc. etc. I don't have a ranger bass boat or a bennelli shotgun, I just spend my money on my A hobby. Have twice...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-27-2020, 10:15 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 921
Posted By TMarsh
Re: Recommendation needed for add on turn signal system

Go with Logo lights easy to install easy to remove.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-25-2020, 09:27 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,788
Posted By TMarsh
Re: Signs, back in the day

OK I give up, I'm from Texas where we say yonder as a measure of distance, what is "caulk" besides the stuff we put around winders
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-24-2020, 03:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 741
Posted By TMarsh
Re: Radiator Baffle

I keep mine where I can see it above the fins looking with a flashlight when the engine is cold. Never overheats and I don't add liquid. I run 50/50 antifreeze year round in NE Texas. I also run 165...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-24-2020, 11:43 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,788
Posted By TMarsh
Re: Signs, back in the day

Lsmft
lucky strike means fine tobacco
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-21-2020, 02:12 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,533
Posted By TMarsh
Re: Finding Correct Size Battery

Check suppliers for a hold down bracket besides these two little holders. The top will secure the group one battery, most A suppliers have them, attaches to existing battery tray.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-04-2020, 08:36 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 699
Posted By TMarsh
Re: Help with an engine noise...

Just replaced original rear mounts with float a motor. Front mount original. Parts were with basket case when I acquired it some 20 years ago. Check for babbit in oil when changing, possibly damaged...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-03-2020, 09:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 699
Posted By TMarsh
Re: Help with an engine noise...

sure sounds like excessive crank play to me. Had the same noise and issues. Corrected most of it with engine mount adjustment (float a motor). Crank the motor, push in the clutch and see if the front...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-26-2020, 05:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 516
Posted By TMarsh
Re: Replacing float and kit for 1930 Gas Gauge

The cork needs sealant on it or a float that will not sink eventually when exposed to gasoline
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-10-2020, 04:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 538
Posted By TMarsh
Re: door handles and slide lock questions

That drivers side key lock was added by po. They reasoning behind the original was exit on curb side and lock passenger door with key. There was a slide lock (inside) that you are missing. No key on...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-04-2020, 08:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 587
Posted By TMarsh
Re: manifold leak

My 30 coupe is not set up for gland rings. I used a one piece gasket with the metal on the side facing the manifold and the paper side toward the head, no gasket sealer used.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-03-2020, 08:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 587
Posted By TMarsh
Red face manifold leak

Just thought I would pass this on, had an exhaust leak in the area of the number four exhaust port. Removed the intake and exhaust and found them to be true and level. Noticed valve cover gasket...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-08-2020, 07:17 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,470
Posted By TMarsh
Re: Pop-up Adds at Bottom of Screen

This is totally acceptable to me.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-16-2020, 10:13 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,073
Posted By TMarsh
Re: 1930 Coupe front end shimmy

This is what I did. Dont use the cup spacer. Tighten the nuts up until they just hit the spring spacers. Install cotter pins. May seem to loose , but my experience, such that it is, led me to believe...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-10-2020, 04:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 670
Posted By TMarsh
Re: crank shaft movement

How big a deal to change to bronze thrust bearing on my engine, it seems awesome in all respects and I just hate to monkey it up. I want to just enjoy it but do not want to damage it. Daily driver...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-09-2020, 08:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 670
Posted By TMarsh
crank shaft movement

A brief history. Had basket case 1930 Model A for 20 years. Finally completed total rebuild, engine, trans, rear end brakes, interior, paint, wiring, the works. Probably have twice what it is worth...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-01-2020, 09:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 414
Posted By TMarsh
Re: Rumble Seat Help

That is correct, but in can be a PITA. I ended up securing mine with plastic ties around spring and to rumble lid. Works great and you cant see it.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-22-2020, 11:13 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,840
Posted By TMarsh
Re: How common a practice is this?.

Father had a 50 model Ford, one 6 volt light, one 12 volt headlight, 8 volt battery, could always spot him at night.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-14-2020, 03:12 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,088
Posted By TMarsh
Re: "Doodlebug"

That is for vacuum wipers.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-08-2020, 09:12 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 926
Posted By TMarsh
Re: Foaming coolant

I had foaming after 10 miles at 50 MPH. Looked like whipped cream. Made me sick. No overheating indicated. Had cheap antifreeze, tap water, and off brand stop leak. Drained it all put in 50/50...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-05-2020, 09:07 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,764
Posted By TMarsh
Re: Tapping sound when Clutch pedal engaged

Had the same issue on quick stops with clutch in. Drove me crazy. Hard to locate source, but eliminated it by shimming drives side float-a-motor quarter of a inch.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-22-2020, 04:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 781
Posted By TMarsh
Re: Problem installing distributor

Not an expert, but my new distributor went down within 1/4 to 1/8 inch of head. Index pin on bottom of distributor was not sliding into hole on head, used SMALL tac hammer to TAP it in place.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-09-2020, 04:58 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,394
Posted By TMarsh
Re: 30 or 31? Or?

I'm in Texas and all I needed was a tracing of the engine #, shows 29, registered as 30 model. Had owner with me and went to DMV personally. No problem. Never had frame # available.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-31-2020, 08:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 889
Posted By TMarsh
Re: Best way to seal threads on indented firewall gas valve

Small amount of perma-tex 2 non hardening cleans up with isopopryl alcohol.
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