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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-20-2021, 01:07 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,392
Posted By MALAK
Re: V8 Clutch for model A

Hi Sofield,

I'm in the process of installing the Tremec T170 trans in my PU and am using the T-Bird (diaphragm) clutch.

This kit has the correct clutch disk for the T170 trans, 9" x 1-1/6-10...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-31-2021, 03:17 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,882
Posted By MALAK
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-02-2021, 09:24 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 10,555
Posted By MALAK
Re: Better ground with star washers?

A study has been done on this. The gist being that most star washers perform well, even when exposed to marine environments for extended periods.
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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-11-2021, 08:42 AM
Replies: 281
Views: 146,991
Posted By MALAK
Re: F150 tranny with overdrive

This is true but parts are out there.

By total random chance, I got lucky and found a brand new cluster, the one needed to make the Goldilocks ratio, mis-listed on eBay as a Jeep cluster; none of...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-10-2021, 01:46 PM
Replies: 281
Views: 146,991
Posted By MALAK
Re: F150 tranny with overdrive

I am in the process of installing a T170 in one of my A's currently. I'm doing all the machine work/fabrication myself and documenting the process. Also, this trans will have the "Goldilocks" ratio...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-06-2021, 05:14 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,482
Posted By MALAK
Re: Odd-ball 30 Pickup......

This conversion must've happened sometime before 1956 based on the receipts found between the bed and back of the seat. We got the car in 76 and I've been driving it up until last year when the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-01-2021, 02:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,445
Posted By MALAK
Re: flywheel info

I just did one a couple of weeks ago.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-25-2021, 09:06 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 821
Posted By MALAK
Re: Early 1928 Exhaust Manifold Assembly

Is the early 28 different than later years, as far as gland rings?
For my car (a late 31), I purchased a length of...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-11-2021, 07:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 960
Posted By MALAK
Re: Throttle Position

Oh, you said "easy". But since you're curious I'll leave this here. As can be seen, by the graphs, RPM (speed) vs TPS is highly dependent on driving conditions. I will say that based on what I've...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-01-2021, 10:55 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,758
Posted By MALAK
Re: Cleaning parts

For the home shop I highly recommend:
https://www.lowes.com/pd/Zep-5-gallon-Degreaser/3621248

Scrape off the heavy stuff, soak the parts in this stuff full strength, use a plastic or wire brush...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-22-2021, 02:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,748
Posted By MALAK
Farmer Special. So that's what that noise was.

The car in my avatar has been in the family since I was 13 or about 44 years. The whole thing is one big farmer special. As is this car is a late 31 coupe body with a 29 AA engine and 4-speed trans...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-22-2020, 05:43 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,269
Posted By MALAK
Re: Posting this for a chuckle, unless you're grumpy, in which case you may hate it

Dang!
And in Rialto, Ca, too. If I hurry I can pay him an addition $90 to ship them 11.5 miles to my house in Highland, Ca.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-07-2020, 01:04 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,542
Posted By MALAK
Re: Tremec T170 Transmission Troubles (this issue may be a puzzle)

Probably within a month or two. I literally just started documenting the process. Got a lot of other things going on that hinder my attention to projects like this.

Tom

Sent from my SM-T830...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-06-2020, 08:34 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,542
Posted By MALAK
Re: Tremec T170 Transmission Troubles (this issue may be a puzzle)

I've currently got 2 of these transmission on the bench, being built for Model A's. Refer to pics --- there is only 1 washer even close to the size of the one pictured. It's an "E" clip for the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-04-2020, 02:09 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,542
Posted By MALAK
Re: Tremec T170 Transmission Troubles (this issue may be a puzzle)

Could be clutch hub spring, see pic, or broken Bendix bolts. This just happened to my A a couple months back. The springs pictured are from the hub of the disk. It made a noise similar to what you...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-04-2020, 01:42 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,336
Posted By MALAK
Re: When is a "Model A" no longer a "Model A"

I'll just leave this here.
Is it a Model A?
Forum: Model-A 11-20-2019, 01:03 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 518
Posted By MALAK
Model A Frame

Looking for a [donor] Model A frame or frame rails without cross members. Preferably in SoCal area.

Thanks,
Tom
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-18-2019, 06:53 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,252
Posted By MALAK
Re: Gear ratio

Here's a gear ratio/MPH calculator I did some time ago. Assumes a 19" tire with a 30" diameter and shows the various RPM vs MPH of 3:78, 3:54, and 3:27 axle ratios with/without a 26% Mitchell OD. The...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-06-2018, 10:04 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,868
Posted By MALAK
Re: Carburetor Float Valve Seat Wrench

You might try a spring plunger wrench, available from McMaster-Carr (and others). They are available from 6-32 to 1"-8 and range from $5 - $10. They don't provide the dimensions for the wrenches but...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-27-2018, 06:32 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,339
Posted By MALAK
Re: Help please

True that.





Interesting.
If we consider the fuel/air mix entering the cylinder as Forward flow wouldn't a reversal of that flow be considered a Back fire and an explosion in the exhaust,...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-27-2018, 01:37 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,339
Posted By MALAK
Re: Help please

I'm guessing the head gasket is beginning to fail. When cyl 2 is on its power stroke cyl 3 is on its intake stroke and vice versa when cyl 2 is on intake cyl 3 is on power. If the hot gasses from...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-19-2018, 05:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,326
Posted By MALAK
Re: Carter W1 Carb

When we got our A, 43 years ago, it had a Carter W1 scabbed onto it. The car ran very good despite the atrocious, farmer made, manifold built for it. thecarburetorshop.com is a good source of info on...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-05-2018, 02:18 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,002
Posted By MALAK
Re: Model A Timing Advance System

Here's what I use:
Stock distributor w/modern style cap and custom MSD wires.
Pertronix ignitor (acting only as trigger for the MSD).
Points plate locked out a 28 deg total advance.
The MSD does...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-15-2018, 01:03 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,347
Posted By MALAK
Re: 600w

Do a forum search on "600w" and you'll probably get more info than you want.

It should be noted that in the transmission the oils viscosity along with technique are what synchronize the gears for...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-27-2018, 08:09 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 8,453
Posted By MALAK
Re: Has Anyone Ever Found A Use For WD-40?

Piggybacking on what Mike said.
A lot of machinists, myself included, use it when machining Aluminum. I'm talking lathe and mill work. It helps keep the Aluminum from sticking to the tool, keeps the...
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