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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-15-2021, 08:56 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 643
Posted By eagle
Re: Original interior?

Looks really nice. A carefull steam/shampoo and itll brighten up real well. A good cleaning, including the headliner gives the car a clean smell too. Mine was reupholstered in the early 50's so...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-15-2021, 08:47 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,097
Posted By eagle
Re: Looking for opinions - compression low on 2 & 3

What Whick said. Also take a good look at the cylinder walls with the head off, you can tell a lot. I myself would stick with the stock head on a tired engine, my opinion.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-13-2021, 10:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 540
Posted By eagle
Re: Angled

1/4 cup of oil makes quite a "spot". Don't add any oil, just keep a close eye on the level. If the leak slows down as the level drops, then keep the oil at that level. It won't hurt to run the engine...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-05-2021, 08:44 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,221
Posted By eagle
Re: Was Plywood Used

I know this is somewhat out of context because it was a third party body, but I had a standrive milk truck that had plywood in some of the body construction. The plys were quite thick and as some of...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-28-2021, 08:07 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 754
Posted By eagle
Re: Registration process in North Carolina

One thing to make sure of: number on title, engine, and frame need to all match. If you replace your engine, make sure the replacement engine number matches the title.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-28-2021, 07:52 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 475
Posted By eagle
Re: Seat Removal

I'm tall, so when I had my seat out I moved it back a couple inches. It did require fabricating new brackets for the seat back to door post.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-28-2021, 07:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 475
Posted By eagle
Re: Seat Removal

I have a leatherback briggs. There is a metal bracket holding the seat back to the door pillar, about at upper arm height when sitting in the seat. The bottom seat frame is screwed to the floor. Take...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-27-2021, 08:21 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,082
Posted By eagle
Re: Popping carb

To check for manifold gasket leak, use a LP gas torch, unlit, and direct the gas around the gasket area while the engine is idling. RPM change will tell you about a leak. However, any gas getting...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-22-2021, 09:12 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 936
Posted By eagle
Re: Directionals

If they work fine with the engine off, then its likely an issue with the noisy electrical system on the Model A. Get a dc noise filter from ebay or amazon and put it ahead of the flasher. Make sure...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-15-2021, 08:23 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,608
Posted By eagle
Re: whats the best & worst car to buy in 1930

Wouldn't have found it for $850. The OP did include that little caveat in his question... I think the price of the A was important in its popularity.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-09-2021, 01:18 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,237
Posted By eagle
Re: Battery charger

One thing to remember, slow or trickle chargers are much better for the battery than higher rate chargers. If one of my vehicle batteries gets accidentally discharged, if its not an emergency to get...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-09-2021, 01:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 792
Posted By eagle
Re: aluminum radiators

There are at least a couple of old threads on this subject. If memory serves me correctly, the takeaway on the subject was: Look different than original. Some fit perfectly, others not so much. ...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-09-2021, 10:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 592
Posted By eagle
28 Roadster Pickup

I ran across this AD on Craigslist. Not sure what the purpose is? Ha! :p
https://stcloud.craigslist.org/cto/d/alexandria-28-ford-roadster-pick-up/7246916547.html
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-08-2021, 09:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 707
Posted By eagle
Re: Lite rust inside block

If there is just a bit of rust on the surface of the water jacket etc it isn't time for panic. Go to your local auto parts store, get a radiator flush kit and use it as directed. Then use a good...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-08-2021, 09:30 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,237
Posted By eagle
Re: Battery charger

This one is both:...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-07-2021, 07:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 707
Posted By eagle
Re: Lite rust inside block

Are you running anti freeze or straight water or ????.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-22-2020, 07:53 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,563
Posted By eagle
Re: Cool Running

Henry was building 400 dollar cars and was not concerned about engine longevity or fuel economy. He wanted to sell more cars not make classics out of them.
I'm not so sure this was true. Ford made a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-21-2020, 06:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,221
Posted By eagle
Re: Ceramic coatings

Check this out. https://www.thedrive.com/cleaning-detailing/35348/what-is-ceramic-coating
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-21-2020, 10:24 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,221
Posted By eagle
Re: Ceramic coatings

I put some on my Harley, unbelievably smooth and shine. Went on easy, need to make sure it's very clean. Takes longer to buff out than wax but worth the effort in my experience.
Mine was about $150...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-21-2020, 10:11 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,134
Posted By eagle
Re: Reconditioned Model A engine block

If the hole is broken out off center you can even put an off center step stud in. I don't remember where I saw them available, maybe Fastenal? Or? I keep a catalog in the back of my mind, that's...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-21-2020, 09:59 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 895
Posted By eagle
Re: Alternator Hasn't Kick In

This is the perfect reason to buy a good quality volt/ohm meter. (DVOM or VOM) In this situation you can just put the meter across the battery and check voltage with engine off, with engine idling,...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-04-2020, 08:14 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,603
Posted By eagle
Re: Conversion to 12 volt system

Number 1, you have a problem. What you describe is NOT normal for a stock A. Do you have a good quality voltmeter? If not, go buy one. You'll need it sooner or later anyway. Check the voltage on the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-29-2020, 07:48 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,810
Posted By eagle
Re: Black spark plug ooze

New motor???! It's way to premature for that. #1, make sure you aren't running too rich, tighten the GAV until it chuffs a bit on deceleration then open just enough to almost eliminate it, that may...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-26-2020, 10:02 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 851
Posted By eagle
Re: Waxing or Polishing 1929 Ford Model A

I used buffing compound and a wheel buffer on my entire car as the paint is from the 50's. The new generation of high quality nanotechnology ceramic polishers are amazing. I use it on all my...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-23-2020, 08:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 906
Posted By eagle
Re: "Ace Mechanic" name

It seems so primitive but when you think how few years it'd been since the Wright brothers first flew, it puts it into perspective. They'd come a long way.
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