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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-20-2020, 03:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 570
Posted By Johnny Nitro
Re: Steel Wheels

I’ve always heard the raised rib on the stock drums won’t allow a later style wheel to seat properly eventually distorting the wheel. You can buy an adapter to put early style wheels on later drums,...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-16-2020, 10:08 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 382
Posted By Johnny Nitro
Re: Drag link too tight?

Thanks for your input!

I’m only using the end of the drag link that has any effect at all on length. I’m using a F1 steering box, and centered it according to instructions, and it ended up cocking...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-15-2020, 09:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 382
Posted By Johnny Nitro
Drag link too tight?

Iím trying to center my steering wheel by tightening the drag link end. Itís working, but I did have to tighten it quite a bit. Outside of accelerated wear, and possibly stiffer steering is there a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-15-2020, 12:46 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,930
Posted By Johnny Nitro
Re: Begging to be a hot rod.

Amen!

I am absolutely guilty of this. With all the time, and money Iíve spent ďimprovingĒ my A, I wish sometimes I had just left it the way Ďol Henry made it.

At the same time the compulsion...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-10-2020, 03:53 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 819
Posted By Johnny Nitro
Re: 4 inch drop axle, front for 31 A

I had Okie Joe drop, and stretch my stock front axle, reverse eye leaf, ‘32 spring perches, and ‘37 Willys tie rod ends, so I could use my stock tie rod. Oh, and a T rear spring
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-06-2020, 03:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 403
Posted By Johnny Nitro
Re: Windwing sanding

Beautifully done
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-06-2020, 03:32 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 756
Posted By Johnny Nitro
Re: Head Gasket

Thatís my method. Works every time...for me
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-06-2020, 03:25 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 850
Posted By Johnny Nitro
Re: How is it.........

As Jay Leno likes to say...”The air was cleaner back then”
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-15-2020, 10:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 574
Posted By Johnny Nitro
Re: Model ďAĒ Bucking at 45 mph plus

Are you using gravity fed fuel, or the “B” engine’s fuel pump?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-03-2020, 10:10 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,022
Posted By Johnny Nitro
Re: Independence Day

I drive my A everyday. The smiles, and waves have convinced me it spreads joy wherever we go. We meaning all of us. Happy 4th!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-02-2020, 10:57 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,551
Posted By Johnny Nitro
Re: Is this head gasket seepage acceptable?

Pete,

Thanks for your insight.

12.0 cr! Why not 13.0?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-30-2020, 01:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 414
Posted By Johnny Nitro
Re: Electrical Question ???

All I know is that leds are very sensitive to interference. Could be wired completely properly, but an outside source is causing the “misfire”. I’m sure a more systematic approach is prudent, but...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-30-2020, 01:49 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,398
Posted By Johnny Nitro
Re: Temperature Gauge Leak

If I understand the probe is hitting the inside of the neck before the lip on it can be clamped between the nut, and adapter?

Try something like this for your size thread: AUTO METER 2271 Water...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-30-2020, 01:29 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,750
Posted By Johnny Nitro
Re: Any electronic experts out there

Right now, I have a copper core ignition wire set. I believe itís 7mm. Modern ignition wires (although weíre at the point of coil on plug, so maybe not so modern anymore!) are designed to reduce...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-30-2020, 02:16 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,750
Posted By Johnny Nitro
Re: Any electronic experts out there

I had the same problem with my turn signals. Put these on my plug wires, and it solved the problem. It’s only a stop gap until I can put together a larger suppression core ignition wire set.
...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-29-2020, 02:14 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,551
Posted By Johnny Nitro
Re: Is this head gasket seepage acceptable?

Thanks for all the responses.

I changed the head gasket to a “Best” brand copper gasket. Followed Brumfield guide (again), and even slathered the gasket with grease. So-far-so-good. I am using...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-19-2020, 01:20 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,551
Posted By Johnny Nitro
Re: Is this head gasket seepage acceptable?

As flat as can be measured. The block was rebuilt by Antique Engines, and the head was machined before install.

Retorqued periodically (I would say twice after the initial install which included,...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-19-2020, 01:16 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,089
Posted By Johnny Nitro
Re: Rich Bell passed away

Wow, to think he was born before the Model A.

By all accounts he lived a full life, and had an effect on thousands of people’s lives thru his passion for our hobby. I’ll definitely be raising a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-19-2020, 12:53 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,551
Posted By Johnny Nitro
Re: Is this head gasket seepage acceptable?

Heaven-help-me, I may put in a V8....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-19-2020, 12:49 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,551
Posted By Johnny Nitro
Is this head gasket seepage acceptable?

Help me from doing anything drastic.

I have had head seepage problems in the past (my own fault), but had finally thought I had it beat. I bought the BEST brand composite head, new high quality...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-07-2020, 06:13 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 852
Posted By Johnny Nitro
Re: Main Issue

Some may say cooling issues, but I’ve never had a problem. For the life of me, tho, I cannot keep my head gaskets from leaking. Even just inconsequentially. Drives me batty.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-05-2020, 06:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 840
Posted By Johnny Nitro
Re: Clutch release arm pin removal

I hope thatís the case, actually. Iím not having any luck hammering it out, and may have to resort to drilling. In that case I may need a slightly larger pin.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-05-2020, 01:29 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 840
Posted By Johnny Nitro
Re: Clutch release arm pin removal

Thanks for the warning, PalAl!

I always prepare for a job to take longer, and cost more than i originally plan. Case in point: I already broke my throwout bearing return spring while I was...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-04-2020, 07:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 840
Posted By Johnny Nitro
Clutch release arm pin removal

Well, it finally happened. Was heading home with my best lady last night, and began to have trouble getting into first at stops. Was pretty bad by the time we made it into the garage. Took a look...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-30-2020, 11:53 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,139
Posted By Johnny Nitro
Re: Update - Locking Handles

I was able to repin the locks on my handles (as well as rotating the barrel 180 degrees, so that the key would be in the same orientation on both sides). They sell pin kits on eBay if you’re ever...
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