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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-23-2020, 01:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 616
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: Serious oil leak - rear main seal?

On that hole, odds are one of the bendix bolts worked loose and then punched its way out of the flywheel housing. I've seen it before. If the rest of the housing is okay then it's not the end of the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-23-2020, 12:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 616
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: Serious oil leak - rear main seal?

Wow... did he name the car Exxon Valdez :D

First, the hole in the flywheel housing is mildly concerning, not related to the leak but concerning none the less.

There is no real seal in the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-23-2020, 08:35 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 814
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: Window Riser Handles and "Show Quality" Nickel Plated Escutcheons

I'll have to take a good look at mine when I get home. Mine also might not be the one to base anything off of since they are probably a mismatched set of repro parts. I'm pretty sure the ones I got...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-23-2020, 06:44 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 814
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: Window Riser Handles and "Show Quality" Nickel Plated Escutcheons

I can't speak for the originals but I don't think mine have that ridge. I've also never seen that before. I can check later today. I bought a couple repros a few years ago now so it was probably a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-22-2020, 07:49 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 814
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: Window Riser Handles and "Show Quality" Nickel Plated Escutcheons

I will say, I had to replace a couple of my scroll window riser handles and the quality of the new ones is far, far superior to the old ones that broke on me. They were paper thin vintique repros....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-21-2020, 06:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 436
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: Can I use new cast brake drums with old shoes?

If the shoes are in good shape, linings are thick, pin holes aren't wallowed out, etc. I would have them arced to the cast drums and use them. Are they woven or molded linings?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-20-2020, 12:02 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 823
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: Question ????

Always carry one. Never needed one for the A yet. Only car fire I've had was a small electrical fire in my Jeep. Had an extinguisher handy for that one too. Cleaning up the dry chemical was a pain...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-19-2020, 08:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 368
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: King pin felt washer orientation

I installed mine the way rotorwrench described and I thought I had them backwards. Maybe not?



I did have to reuse the old cups though, the new ones were too thick. I think Les Andrews book...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-16-2020, 11:58 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 634
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: 6 volt group 1 battery

Considering almost every manufacturer converted to 12v in the mid 50s I think it's impressive that you can still walk into some parts stores and pick up a 6v battery at all.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-16-2020, 06:49 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 848
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: Taillight bulbs

I hemmed and hawed about adding turn signals but now that I have good headlights and I'm driving at night more often the hand signals just wouldn't cut it. I picked up a set of restored Yell-O-Lite...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-15-2020, 09:16 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 660
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: Battery Group ???

From Bob's chart the original battery was 9-3/8" long, the group 2 dimension is 10-3/8. Sounds like it would be too long to me. FWIW, O'reilly's lists them for sale on their website.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-14-2020, 10:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 336
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: Question on power to the light / horn switch

You might have the same harness as me. I have one black wire that feeds the lights and horn off the generator. It must be spliced into the horn and light switch feed wires in the main loom. Can't...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-13-2020, 08:18 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,061
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: The Battery Game

If I kept track of what I spend on mine I'd probably have a stroke and then sell the car :D


I put a new battery in mine this year. Cheapest place around was Napa. Right around $90.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-12-2020, 08:41 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 564
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: Rusty Coolant

Buy yourself some Thermocure, it's made by Evaporust and meant for exactly your situation. Follow the instructions and you'll be amazed at how well it works. If it's really bad it might take two...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-03-2020, 06:31 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 513
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: Bad generator?

If it doesn’t motor check to see if you have a brush hanging up. Might be as simple as that.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-03-2020, 09:59 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 777
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: Rear Axle Taper - What It Does

Brake squeal is usually caused by not tapering the ends of the brake linings.

Sorry Bob, I also agree that the key is only there to keep things aligned/stationary while assembling.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-30-2020, 09:39 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 348
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: low & no spark on #3 cyl

Come to think of it, I'm pretty sure my original distributor body started arcing from the #3 contact. Interesting observation.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-30-2020, 09:35 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,113
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: Preston “ALL VEHICLES” Antifreeze

https://www.motor.com/magazine-summary/coolant-confusion-its-not-easy-being-green-or-yellow-or-orange-or


This is an older article but it does go into the effects on solder just a little bit. My...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-29-2020, 01:10 PM
Replies: 190
Views: 37,476
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: The Terry Burtz 5 main bearing engine blocks are back on track.

Wow, I'm impressed that the pump even made the pressure that it did with an open 3/8" port back to tank. I look forward to seeing the oil pressure numbers with that passage blocked off.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-29-2020, 11:00 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,265
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: throw-out bearing

That's surprising. When I pulled my transmission out it had an Aetna throw out bearing. Never gave any trouble. It probably was 30+ years old though, might have been better built then.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-28-2020, 08:04 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,113
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: Preston “ALL VEHICLES” Antifreeze

Wow, I’m amazed they don’t stock it. I would call prestone tech support to be sure. It’s not worth taking the gamble, especially on a new radiator.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-28-2020, 07:13 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,113
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: Preston “ALL VEHICLES” Antifreeze

If you have a Walmart near you they should have the standard old green coolant. The universal stuff might be fine but some of the “long life” flavors will eat the solder in the old radiators these...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-28-2020, 10:10 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 428
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: Idling high

Most likely a carb issue, yes.

My engine idled a little high and I couldn't get it lower just like you. I took the carb off and saw that the throttle plate was tweaked ever so slightly in the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-25-2020, 07:25 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,458
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: light rod stuck in shaft

I think the size of the repro rods has been addressed. I just got one from Snyders and measured it against the old original and they were within .001 of each other. Original was .373, new was .374....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-21-2020, 12:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 481
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: Does Optima battery charge different

To my knowledge the Optima charges like any other battery when it's in a car. I know some newer battery chargers do have an AGM mode but I'm also not sure how that's different from normal.


If...
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