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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 11:04 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 366
Posted By eagle
Re: Bad Tube

There were some bad tubes sold a few years ago that weren't much good even when they were new. A good quality tube kept out of the light, especially in a tire can easily last 40+ years.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 11:02 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 423
Posted By eagle
Re: At What Age Do You Give It Up?

I'd say it's time, no matter the age, when you lose interest. If the A sits and deteriorates and it makes you feel bad to look at it, its time to sell. If you are still getting someone to wheel you...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-22-2021, 04:55 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,213
Posted By eagle
Re: Air Filter

I also use an original aftermarket AirMaze. It collects a lot of dirt so must be doing something. Does not affect the fuel mixture at all that I can notice.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-22-2021, 04:51 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 979
Posted By eagle
Re: rubber boots

I put them on my car probably 10 years ago and they haven't cracked or deteriorated at all that I can tell. I got mine from Mac's. The ones I got are pretty thick rubber, thinner would be better as...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-18-2021, 10:38 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,964
Posted By eagle
Re: newly rebuilt and a knock

If it was me... 1. call the rebuilder and talk it through, have him tell you what to do to troubleshoot etc. 2. People are busy, it may take some time for him to reconcentrate his efforts to helping...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-18-2021, 08:54 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 707
Posted By eagle
Re: Changing coolant for the winter

You can buy the 50/50 PREMIX .
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-15-2021, 07:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 624
Posted By eagle
Re: 1930 Radiator Stine Guard

https://www.ebay.com/itm/185162228355?hash=item2b1c876283:g:gzUAAOSwZnNhkBsb&amdata=enc%3AAQAGAAACUPYe5NmHp%252B2JMhMi7yxGiTJkPrKr5t53CooMSQt2orsS7UXID%252BRPOSNsnm8kYPghtF%252Fq%252BJTSIItlaE%252FEq0...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-15-2021, 10:19 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,243
Posted By eagle
Re: Generator cutout

A couple things... You replaced the ammeter as stated in previous post. If you put in a reproduction ammeter I would definitely test the old one and if its good, which is highly likely, put it back...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-14-2021, 03:30 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,030
Posted By eagle
Re: My 1st Model A (non Hotrod) - Starting....

If you want a real mess start throwing parts at the car. For no or weak spark condition: 1. lift spark plug straps a quarter inch, turn on ignition then run the starter by activating the starter...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-14-2021, 08:40 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 417
Posted By eagle
Re: 1929/1930 RPU truck

Others more knowledgeable than me will hopefully chime in, but I think there was some crossover with the pickups into 1930? Or maybe it was the AA?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-14-2021, 08:35 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 689
Posted By eagle
Re: Jump Starting flat 6V battery

Especially if the battery is completely dead, you should trickle charge for 24 hours. Killing a battery down to nothing is VERY hard on it and just a quick jump and driving around a bit may bring it...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-12-2021, 11:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 689
Posted By eagle
Re: Jump Starting flat 6V battery

It would be better to just jump the battery without starting the car. Maybe 10 seconds or less. Then put the charger on it and give it a good deep charge. Pay attention to polarity!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-11-2021, 05:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 514
Posted By eagle
Re: water in the oil

Is it water or coolant? Short run times will cause condensation in the oil pan. Over time it can amount to quite a bit.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-11-2021, 05:38 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,632
Posted By eagle
Re: Preparing for the end.

One thing I think about, I love my "stuff" but its almost always for a sentimental reason. There are a lot of farm retirement auctions here, usually because of a retirement to the cemetery. Its sad...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-10-2021, 11:50 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 646
Posted By eagle
Re: Coil bad?

Do not replace anything until you have verified its fault. What is the voltage on each side of the coil when the points are closed? Should be battery on one side, very near ground on the other. I...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-07-2021, 02:44 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,442
Posted By eagle
Re: Pricing for a rebuilt engine - been sitting for a time

$1500 seems like a good deal to me too, knowing what you do about the builder. I bought a brand new engine, NOT model A, that had been sitting for 40 years in a crate. I just overfilled the crankcase...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-07-2021, 02:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 841
Posted By eagle
Re: 6 cylinders

The model K engine was flexible. It was mounted solid to the frame, so if one wheel was on a little hump the twist of the frame would lock up the engine. Always have to find a flat spot to park on or...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-07-2021, 02:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 623
Posted By eagle
Re: Combination crows foot/combination wrench

If you are using this with a torque wrench you'll have to run it at a 90 degree angle to the bolt or the torque will not be accurate.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-07-2021, 02:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 646
Posted By eagle
Re: Coil bad?

When you "pop" the points you should get a nice hot blue spark out of the coil. Open the distributor and use a hand crank to turn over the engine until the points are NOT on a lobe (closed), turn on...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-07-2021, 02:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 457
Posted By eagle
Re: Stall on incline

Have you checked the float level?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-04-2021, 11:25 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 535
Posted By eagle
Re: Delete pop out wiring

The Ign Sw provides a ground to the distributor. Depending on the type of switch you use, just ground the case or the second terminal. If you'd like to convert the car to switched ignition through...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-04-2021, 11:05 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,526
Posted By eagle
Re: Edsel Ford

Anti-semitism was very common in the early 20th century. So was racism of all stripes. It was a different time and it's fine to criticize racism etc but cancelling people who were amazingly...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-04-2021, 10:48 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 990
Posted By eagle
Re: Different Shifting Procedure

For sure a thicker oil will make it shift more smoothly, however slamming the gears in my opinion is worse than a minor grind. Practice shifting early and slowly on the way up, blip the throttle and...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-03-2021, 05:07 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,442
Posted By eagle
Re: Pricing for a rebuilt engine - been sitting for a time

I bought a rebabbitted and rebuilt short block engine a few years ago at a swap meet. I have not yet, but plan on pulling it apart and checking tolerances etc. Without knowing who did the work or...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-03-2021, 04:12 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,433
Posted By eagle
Re: No Air Cleaner?

I have an Airmaze that was put on my grandfather's car in the 1940's. Every spring I take if off and clean it out well, then dip it in used oil and let it dry. It catches a LOT of crud. It does not...
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