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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 05:15 PM
Replies: 239
Views: 53,351
Posted By Bruce of MN
Re: The Terry Burtz 5 main bearing engine blocks are back on track.

A new drain plug? See if the old one will work! ;)
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 07:40 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 905
Posted By Bruce of MN
Re: Counterbalanced Crank

Fillet is the word.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-04-2021, 05:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 530
Posted By Bruce of MN
Re: Radius rod rubber ball replacement.

The rubber ball on my car had pooched and I was very happy to discover that the stock parts went right on and cured the shimmy. The steel ball was fine and I donít know why the rubber ball was put...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-04-2021, 05:41 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 781
Posted By Bruce of MN
Re: 30 Coupe Cooling question

Is your overflow foamy? If so, it is a leaky head gasket. I was plagued by that until I got the tip. Knock on wood, my gasket with the 6:1 head is tight and my rad doesn't overflow now.
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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-02-2021, 07:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 687
Posted By Bruce of MN
Re: valve tool needed

Yes,that conventional spring compressor works just fine!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-02-2021, 07:23 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,996
Posted By Bruce of MN
Re: Mitchell Overdrive

I have a 6:1 and an OD, installed at the same time, so not scientific. I do think that an OD with a stock head would be ok, unless you were in very hilly country. For the great benefits of the HC...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-01-2021, 07:11 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,996
Posted By Bruce of MN
Re: Mitchell Overdrive

I installed a Mitchell last March and love it. The only part that I didn't do myself was to stick the driveshaft splines into the U-joint, needed my neighbor to push the assembly forward and rotate...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-27-2021, 05:45 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,169
Posted By Bruce of MN
Re: An interesting idea regarding cylinder heads.

I certainly like my 6:1 head, but the spark lever needs more attention in hilly areas.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-27-2021, 05:43 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 529
Posted By Bruce of MN
Re: Bent spokes

I saw Dave demonstrate this:

http://www.durableperformance.net/Do_it_Yourself_Wheel_Straightening.revised.6.22.11.web.pdf
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-24-2021, 05:38 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 923
Posted By Bruce of MN
Re: How to clean the rust & crud from the engine without running it through the radia

Made from chunks of 2X4 with holesaws and plumbing fittings:

https://www.fordbarn.com/forum/picture.php?albumid=412&pictureid=42631
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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-22-2021, 09:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,027
Posted By Bruce of MN
Lake Ice Saw

Is this a Model A device?


https://www.fordbarn.com/forum/picture.php?albumid=4058&pictureid=43538
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-21-2021, 05:30 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,879
Posted By Bruce of MN
Re: 4 post lift

http://www.badweatherbikers.com/buell/messages/4062/880286.jpg
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-13-2021, 05:26 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,832
Posted By Bruce of MN
Re: Lightened Flywheel?

A senior project in mechanical engineering school for us was to design a flywheel for a Gyrobus (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gyrobus). The challenge was that if the shape was the traditional thick...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-02-2021, 02:52 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 867
Posted By Bruce of MN
Re: Tools...availability ?

I looked for thin wrenches at swap meets back when we had those.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-25-2021, 10:31 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,853
Posted By Bruce of MN
Re: How difficult would it be to convert this water heater from 12V to 6V?

I was addressing the request in post #1 for a switch.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-25-2021, 10:30 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,716
Posted By Bruce of MN
Re: Does Gauge of Ground Wire Matter

The heavier gauge is important. My 6v car was starting poorly, then I noticed how small my negative cable to the starter was. I put a new one on from Brattons and it transformed starting! The old...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-25-2021, 05:45 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,853
Posted By Bruce of MN
Re: How difficult would it be to convert this water heater from 12V to 6V?

This rheostat or another that is billed for auto fans would be better than an LED controller. ...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-12-2021, 06:35 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,424
Posted By Bruce of MN
Re: leaking head gasket?

My foaming was from the head gasket leaking.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-12-2021, 05:38 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,340
Posted By Bruce of MN
Re: Reducing Steering Free Play

Make sure where the radius rods connect is no-slop.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-05-2021, 08:55 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,270
Posted By Bruce of MN
Re: 2021 plans for your Model A

Make my lights and horn work. It's a coupe, so I'll have to unbolt the steering box, which I have been avoiding.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-05-2021, 05:03 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,625
Posted By Bruce of MN
Re: Sound deadening Q ?

There are Dynamat competitors, also.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-03-2021, 05:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 605
Posted By Bruce of MN
Re: Snow much fun!

In '53 or so in Colorado Springs, my Dad would tow me (5 yo) around the neighborhood on a sled with the coupe I have now. Great fun, but he'd get arrested today!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-24-2020, 05:51 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,879
Posted By Bruce of MN
Re: Finding Correct Size Battery

Ask Santa (quickly!) for a new cable! :D
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-24-2020, 05:49 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,440
Posted By Bruce of MN
Re: Topics one should cover in a "new head" walkthrough video

I'm using the stock manual advance with my 6:1, but it does require attention in hilly country. It becomes habitual with driving it several times a week and hour or more long trips.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-23-2020, 12:15 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,440
Posted By Bruce of MN
Re: Topics one should cover in a "new head" walkthrough video

I followed Dave in MN's advice and didn't use antifreeze for 500 miles or so and my head doesn't weep.
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