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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-14-2020, 10:54 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,186
Posted By Hoovercw
Re: Model A Rear Main Cap Removal

Is there something that holds the bolt in place from the top to keep it from spinning while trying to back the nut off?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-27-2020, 09:55 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,782
Posted By Hoovercw
Re: Bad rod bearing

I have done it. Required removing the pan and head. You will need a ring compressor to get the piston back in. I tried doing everything through the bottom at first but i couldn't get enough room to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-03-2019, 08:00 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,394
Posted By Hoovercw
Re: DIY Windlace

I did. I used Nylon rope for the core. It bends the corners much easier than rubber or foam. I used a zipper foot on my sewing machine and just took my time.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-23-2019, 12:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 806
Posted By Hoovercw
Re: Distributor Body Rocking??

I used a very small amount of electrical tape on the tab of the distributor to tighten the fit . I had the same problem. I also used a thin strip of tape around the body to tighten it up.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-01-2019, 09:25 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,202
Posted By Hoovercw
Re: Marvel vs Model B carb?

This may sound like a stupid question. Railcarmover; do you have to use a fuel pump on the downdraft?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-29-2019, 11:27 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,202
Posted By Hoovercw
Re: Marvel vs Model B carb?

Is there any benefit to running the Marvel with a model B intake vs a model a intake. Or is there any benefit to drilling out the model A intake if you are still using the Marvel Carb? Sorry to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-23-2019, 09:59 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,776
Posted By Hoovercw
Re: Current BEST TIRES for daily driver?

I absolutely hate my Universals. 21". They slide at the drop of a hat and I don't dare drive in the rain. I have about 10k miles on them and cannot wait to replace them. I drive it almost every day...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-27-2019, 02:40 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,307
Posted By Hoovercw
Re: Has Anyone Ever Found an Abandoned Model "A"

I had some property being mined a few years back. I was talking to the foreman on the phone and he said they found four model A cars when they drained a lake. I was halfway out the door to race down...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-18-2019, 09:02 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,515
Posted By Hoovercw
Re: Checking rod and main bearings

I adjust the shims in my rods every 10k miles. This last go around I found a bad babbitt job on rod 2 that required replacing the rod. I know its not kosher ( balanced rods and stuff) but its running...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-23-2019, 03:47 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 7,937
Posted By Hoovercw
Re: STP and Transmission: any negative experience ?

50/50 STP and Lucas oil stabilizer here. About 15k miles on it. I will probably go with 100% STP next as I do have some difficulty making quiet gear changes. Especially when someone is tailgating...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-04-2019, 02:59 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,350
Posted By Hoovercw
Re: New guy seeking advice

I started with the same idea. I do drive mine probably 60 to 75% of the time. Be prepared to learn a lot of do it yourself work. For example, the original engine was good to get 40k miles out of it...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-12-2019, 04:36 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,576
Posted By Hoovercw
Re: Title change

Tennessee issued me a vin on a decal. I would have preferred something a lot more permanent, but beggars cant be choosers.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-17-2019, 05:28 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 746
Posted By Hoovercw
Fuel/Natchez Trace

I am the preliminary stages of planning a Natchez Trace trip. For those of you who have done it, was fuel an issue? Did you carry a Jerrycan. If so, where is the safest place to carry one. I would...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-10-2019, 05:03 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,839
Posted By Hoovercw
Re: Modern post manufacture shock absorbers

I have that setup and hate it. I should be wearing kidney belts driving the thing. I keep thinking I will get used to them, but have not yet. Changing them is on the list but other things are first.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-08-2019, 04:53 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 9,546
Posted By Hoovercw
Re: What strange comments or questions have you heard about your Model A

While sitting still in gridlocked rush hour traffic, I had this lady roll down her window and angrily tell me I shouldn't be driving in rush hour traffic. Obviously I was causing all kinds of delays....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-25-2018, 09:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,232
Posted By Hoovercw
Re: New Model A Owner

Pet evaporated milk. Google it. Worked for me. No, I wasn't going to fix my current radiator properly because it is a two row and why waste the money on a radiator that will never cope with summer...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-20-2018, 11:18 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,686
Posted By Hoovercw
Re: Shipping

I used to work for the predominant overnight shipper who shall remain nameless. I would never ship any freight through them. I have seen way to many crates come crashing down from 7 feet above and...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-18-2018, 11:59 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,319
Posted By Hoovercw
Re: New video on How to Do a Lube Job on a Model A Ford

Have I been lubing the wrong side of my water pump all this time? I though it was the fitting with the cap on it.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-18-2018, 11:10 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,228
Posted By Hoovercw
Re: 2018 Miles

I spent a little over two months with the engine apart. Other than that I drive year round four or five days a week. Probably 5 thousand miles this year.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-03-2018, 11:48 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 610
Posted By Hoovercw
Re: Panel Board

If I am remembering correctly, the top was not a straight cut. The ones removed were not factory so I cannot attest to the accuracy, but they had a curve and were taller at the side than the back....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-09-2018, 11:11 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 708
Posted By Hoovercw
Re: Spare Tire fender Well

Read up on the modern shocks. Make sure to get the ones with the best reviews. I cheaped out and it rides like a mule wagon.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-06-2018, 11:12 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,242
Posted By Hoovercw
Re: Modify 1930 tudor sedan

I bet you would find someone eager to trade a regular fender for yours. Finding someone local is a different story.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-05-2018, 12:06 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,584
Posted By Hoovercw
Re: Model A Timing Advance System

Can someone give some more specifics on the Honda distributor? What years and makes was it on and how do you retrofit.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-05-2018, 11:16 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,277
Posted By Hoovercw
Re: How to replace the intake manifold

I'm on my fourth exhaust gasket set, second manifold set. I get the copper gaskets. This is the first time I have used the gland rings and they have made a big difference on my setup.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-25-2018, 03:58 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 16,082
Posted By Hoovercw
Re: Model A cross-country migration

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