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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-25-2017, 10:18 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,679
Posted By tbirdtbird
Re: Tams Model A parts

I myself was pretty sure that what Mitch meant was that he originally stated Tam's does not give a jobber discount. He was wrong and just wanted to clear that up but could not do it on the original...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-15-2017, 10:20 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 4,752
Posted By tbirdtbird
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-14-2017, 11:20 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 4,752
Posted By tbirdtbird
Re: Frozen Shackle

"Even had a fellow model A'er tell me to just cut them off."

Hmmmmm...a fellow can get hurt pretty badly with advice like this
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-14-2017, 11:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 809
Posted By tbirdtbird
Re: Not Model A

rheostats won't work on that type of motor, fyi
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-14-2017, 11:28 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 851
Posted By tbirdtbird
Re: Understanding Timing Principles

see article from #5
Max cylinder pressure has been determined to be needed at 14 ATDC for any motor
the crank pin has to be over center
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-14-2017, 12:28 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 851
Posted By tbirdtbird
Re: Understanding Timing Principles

let us know how you make out
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-12-2017, 10:52 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,348
Posted By tbirdtbird
Re: Classic Car Insurance

last i knew Hagerty was insuring on-going builds
their minimum valuation to insure is 5K
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-12-2017, 12:54 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 6,387
Posted By tbirdtbird
Re: Snapping sound under load.

generally agree on your take on timing, Dick, although the engine will overheat so quickly I am not sure the exhaust has time to get cherry red.

However, I worked on a 1911 Stafford car (last one...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-11-2017, 08:35 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 6,387
Posted By tbirdtbird
Re: Snapping sound under load.

Yikes that's Charlie Howard's car

what is with the soda, Charlie

i was plate #7
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-11-2017, 08:32 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,348
Posted By tbirdtbird
Re: Classic Car Insurance

seems like a very odd requirement and unreasonable. This is America. You should be able to get your insurance any where you want.
The classics and the dailies are unrelated to each other in any way
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-11-2017, 07:40 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,714
Posted By tbirdtbird
Re: Rear main questions 29 engine

"Don't do anything until you have gone through tbirdtbird's link."
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-11-2017, 07:36 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 6,387
Posted By tbirdtbird
Re: Snapping sound under load.

" is it too rich of a mixture or too lean of a mixture that can get the manifold glowing cherry red?"

ummmm timing too far advanced, not the mix
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-10-2017, 07:44 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,714
Posted By tbirdtbird
Re: Rear main questions 29 engine

let us know how you make out
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-01-2017, 10:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,253
Posted By tbirdtbird
Re: Broken manifold stud fix?

good news!
you were exceedingly fortunate the easy-out did not break
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-01-2017, 10:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,369
Posted By tbirdtbird
Re: Can I buy an oversized rebabbited rear main of shelf anywhere?

Ray, do you know if the cap-only skill was passed on to anyone, or if it is known by anyone else? I actually learned about Bill from you, and passed that info to Hugh, who has a sweet running motor...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-01-2017, 10:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,348
Posted By tbirdtbird
Re: Need help as usual...

Since Tom is the master of gadgets and such, he is prolly the guy who invented the spin balance machine for tires in the first place when he worked at the dealership. He did mention that they only...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-01-2017, 07:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,253
Posted By tbirdtbird
Re: Broken manifold stud fix?

don't you just love previous owners and previous mechanics
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-01-2017, 07:48 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 7,256
Posted By tbirdtbird
Re: Woven brake linings and Cast Iron drums

very much so
maybe the mods will catch on
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-01-2017, 07:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,369
Posted By tbirdtbird
Re: Can I buy an oversized rebabbited rear main of shelf anywhere?

Hugh, I don't think Bill is doing this any more. if so, a huge loss.
You got very lucky.....

too bad Steve B can't assume this role......
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-26-2016, 03:03 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,349
Posted By tbirdtbird
Re: Removing stuck parts

#18 the crank is out
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-26-2016, 01:35 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,349
Posted By tbirdtbird
Re: Removing stuck parts

Yikes, outside with no head!!! that hurts

not sure about the steel plates. I'd vote for hardwood. Not sure I would trust the ring lands after what you are gonna put them thru

be advised the cyl...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-26-2016, 10:45 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,718
Posted By tbirdtbird
Re: Oil on spark plugs??

I think Tom and Mitch have it sewed up pretty well. It may be quite simple. I'm not in favor of dismantling a bunch of stuff without more diagnostics.
To summarize what they said,

1. do...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-26-2016, 02:00 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,731
Posted By tbirdtbird
Re: Better Brakes Pennsylvania Style

"So the previous owner restorer / master mechanic guy worked on the Space Shuttle?"

clearly that statement was a load of BS from the seller.......

I personally know ppl who have worked on the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-25-2016, 10:03 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,594
Posted By tbirdtbird
Re: Show of hands

where did u find those
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-25-2016, 09:58 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,718
Posted By tbirdtbird
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