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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-18-2021, 10:35 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 693
Posted By Mulletwagon
Re: Oil Leak Troubleshooting

Pretty sure the manifolds need to come off. No big deal - also a good time to check the valve lash.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-02-2021, 08:12 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,408
Posted By Mulletwagon
Re: 1931 Model AA Paddy Wagon

This is a great thread. Hope we hear more of the story (and see some pictures) on this very interesting Model A.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-31-2021, 09:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,701
Posted By Mulletwagon
Re: Marvel Mystery Oil

Good stuff - great for sticking valves !!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-24-2021, 04:46 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,064
Posted By Mulletwagon
Re: Popping carb

How is the valve lash ? One valve too tight could cause the condition.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-16-2021, 10:24 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,272
Posted By Mulletwagon
Re: Help with an engine noise...

Tom,
Thanks for the follow up. Might check the U joint while it is apart and change it out if there is any play. Let us know when you are back together and running. Would like to know exactly how...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-15-2021, 10:01 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 775
Posted By Mulletwagon
Re: Won't Start when Warmed Up

If not a cable/connection/battery problem might be a starter issue.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-15-2021, 09:54 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,272
Posted By Mulletwagon
Re: Benefits of a thermostat?

Not a big deal during the summer. In cold weather when an engine never warms to normal operating temperature it tends to run rich which results in higher fuel consumption. A more significant issue...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-14-2021, 03:25 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,855
Posted By Mulletwagon
Re: Adding Guages

It wouid be worthwhile to at least have an idiot light for oil pressure (IMHO). Another scenario to the ones you cited would be engine oil level is very low or crankcase is empty. The engine would...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-10-2021, 06:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 755
Posted By Mulletwagon
Re: Replacing king pins

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tKj5xRwAHfY&list=PLav-W1BC-Nj9S3vEOoqgvqn60A_JPvFda&index=1
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-09-2021, 07:39 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,509
Posted By Mulletwagon
Re: We want our "A"

Shields up !! Might be worth the ride to confim VIN matches title.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-09-2021, 07:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 682
Posted By Mulletwagon
Re: New Shoes !

Fine ride !!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-09-2021, 07:33 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 928
Posted By Mulletwagon
Re: King pin replace

Concur with Bill. I would prefer to buy special tools and try and do the job rather than farm it out. Experience is a great teacher. Just my $.02.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-09-2021, 07:30 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,278
Posted By Mulletwagon
Re: Reducing Steering Free Play

Might also ensure the Pittman arm is solidly clamped to the sector shaft. Look at the connection closely while rocking the steering wheel. Even a minute amount of looseness will result in...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-08-2021, 03:54 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 928
Posted By Mulletwagon
Re: King pin replace

Yes, did it. Be sure to replace the bushings in a sequence. After pressing in one new bushing, run the reamer through the old bushing into the new bushing so the bore is centered. After pressing...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-05-2021, 08:26 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,008
Posted By Mulletwagon
Re: Where do I go from here??

All good advise. Welcome to the hobby. Expect people to wave when you are driving around. Be sure to reward them with a well tuned AH OO GA !!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-05-2021, 05:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 581
Posted By Mulletwagon
Re: Cause of Blow By

A first step would be a compression check to assess ring performance. Maybe try some Seafoam if case the rings are just stuck. Let us know how it goes.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-04-2021, 04:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 487
Posted By Mulletwagon
Re: 1930 Tudor Quarter Windows Removal

Really appreciate the photos.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-04-2021, 04:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 526
Posted By Mulletwagon
Re: 30 Coupe running too rich

Also, confirm no vacuum leaks.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-01-2021, 12:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 757
Posted By Mulletwagon
Re: 31 Universal Joint is it original or repro

Either original or a very good repro. More likely domestic rather than off shore. Also the more desirable spider type rather than the riveted variety. If no rotational play it would be a good...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-30-2020, 08:22 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,387
Posted By Mulletwagon
Re: Old sayings

Must be 70+ to really appreciate this one.

"Life is like a roll of toilet paper - the less you have, the faster it goes".
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-26-2020, 09:58 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,293
Posted By Mulletwagon
Re: Troubleshooting advice

Sticking valves is a high probability. Recommend dripping Marvel Mystery Oil directly into the carb intake at elevated rpm and also puting MMO in the fuel tank (4 oz. for full tank).
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-24-2020, 11:04 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,424
Posted By Mulletwagon
Re: Signs, back in the day

Use to be a sign in the Pentagon photo lab which said "If you want a better picture, bring a better face".
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-24-2020, 11:01 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,424
Posted By Mulletwagon
Re: Signs, back in the day

GIs use to say "Lord save me from Texas".
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-21-2020, 08:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 801
Posted By Mulletwagon
Re: Alabama Model A title - are A's titled in Alabama?

Good Advice !! Would also add the need to know the local rules if the title/registration VIN does not match the engine or frame number. Either issue can easily place you in title hell.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-19-2020, 03:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,342
Posted By Mulletwagon
Re: 2-3 Shift Point Speed

Problem solved. Turns out I was not using enough advance. Typically I start full up on the timing lever and drop down to 1/3 to drive. Tried 7/8 to full advance and it runs fine at 20 mpg. At...
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