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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-08-2021, 07:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 419
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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-27-2021, 03:06 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,589
Posted By GPierce
Re: optima battery prices............

Those are not dry cell batteries as such, they are AGM (absorbed glass mat). They are lead acid batteries but sealed. I use them in my airplane. They typically are good for eight years.
Goggle AGM 6...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-27-2021, 11:37 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 322
Posted By GPierce
Re: Fuel bowl quirk?

I second what Mike said.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-25-2021, 06:37 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,569
Posted By GPierce
Re: Crimp style connector/wiring question

The Navy discouraged solder connections on aircraft except the cannon plug pins that had to be soldered. If there was a break that is where it would be; right at the juncture of the soldered pin and...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-24-2021, 06:59 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,004
Posted By GPierce
Re: Car Cover???

My A is garaged but I wanted a cover to keep the dust off. I got a very nice multilayer rain proof cover with a soft inner liner for my CCPU for $162. This is not one of those paper dust covers.
It...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-23-2021, 08:42 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,642
Posted By GPierce
Re: What's up with Macs/Ecklers

Last company I worked for we trained them. Most were happy for the opportunity to learn a skill. That was 20 years ago. Hope that desire is not dead.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-23-2021, 07:45 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,642
Posted By GPierce
Re: What's up with Macs/Ecklers

78 yesterday at Long Beach/LA Terminal Island waiting to unload.
Good case for MADE IN AMERICA.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-22-2021, 11:08 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 873
Posted By GPierce
Re: runs rough after head gasket replaced

Actually for airplane engines we use 80 psi on the high side. The low side pressure desired is subjective depending on where you are losing pressure. 70 psi or greater on the low is what you want to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-22-2021, 10:22 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 502
Posted By GPierce
Re: Tweaking Toe-In

I discovered my toe-in was 7/16” when I noticed front tire wear was leaving a feathered edge, little ribs on one side of the tire next to the grooves. That’s a clear sign of excessive toe-in. I had...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-27-2021, 04:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,401
Posted By GPierce
Re: Well I found my issue from my last post

Changing a timing gear in the Hotel Parking lot, North Conway Grand Hotel during the Mount Washington New Hampshire MAFCA tour, June 2021.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-10-2021, 10:59 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,392
Posted By GPierce
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-09-2021, 05:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,486
Posted By GPierce
Re: Starter Stuck

Post 1. He pulled the starter and bench tested it.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-02-2021, 07:49 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,006
Posted By GPierce
Re: Pinion Bearing Preload

Watch this carefully and then be sure to follow Mitchell’s instructions carefully.
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=fKRHYlwR7eU
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-17-2021, 10:02 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,621
Posted By GPierce
Re: Are you happy with your Mitchell Overdrive?

I recently installed one in my CCPU and took it on the MAFCA New Hampshire White Mountain Tour. I love it, wish I had done it 5 years ago. On the first drive with my wife driving 45mph I shifted...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-11-2021, 12:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 590
Posted By GPierce
Re: 180 marks on crank pulley

Wrap the tape around the complete circumference and cut it so the ends butt together. Fold the tape end to end and cut it at half way fold. Lay it back on the pulley with one end at TDC. The other...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-04-2021, 06:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 678
Posted By GPierce
Re: Worn-out Distributer Cap Carbon Brush

The brass dust was from the the worn down brass bushing surrounding the carbon brush. The brass bushing wear can be seen in photo. The rotor and plug contacts tits are untouched. I did have very...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-04-2021, 04:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 969
Posted By GPierce
Re: 1928 ford C-Max For sale / Facebook

C Max- Corrosion maximum. :eek:
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-04-2021, 12:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 678
Posted By GPierce
Re: Worn-out Distributer Cap Carbon Brush

I also installed new rotor. Good point, the rotor was fully seated I thought as there just a little springy feel as I set the cap on. Not being fully seated would certainly cause that problem.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-04-2021, 11:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 678
Posted By GPierce
Worn-out Distributer Cap Carbon Brush

500 miles on new A-12115 Distributer Cap. ??
I was checking the newly installed original points from NAPA as my timing had changed slightly at 500 miles and found this. I expected the point gap to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-13-2021, 04:27 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,637
Posted By GPierce
Re: Ok, i'll poke the bear..Ethanol or Straight Gasoline ?

Ethanol is a solvent. Ethanol dissolves the varnish that builds up in that e fuel systemms over the years. That varnish residue ends up in you carburetor. That’s why they can’t add ethanol at the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-07-2021, 04:29 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,655
Posted By GPierce
Re: Napa Auto Parts

I think Amazon like Walmart 30 years ago is responsible for lot a of those losses.
Things I used to get locally is now mostly only available from Amazon.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-02-2021, 06:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,410
Posted By GPierce
Re: Red-Lite Misery

I had that problem. Sediment in the float bowl was causing it.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-02-2021, 06:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 775
Posted By GPierce
Re: Natchez Trace

I drove it from where it crosses US64 just west of Lawrenceburg, Tennessee to Tupelo, Ms. Lots of Amish farms in that area; about 3 hours as I remember it. There’re are visitor centers and points of...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-28-2021, 07:39 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,921
Posted By GPierce
Re: Help identifying the vehicle

When I was in high school we lowered the drive-on grease rack across the wheel when we aired it up.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-23-2021, 04:17 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,707
Posted By GPierce
Re: grease gun universal joint lube

I have a Mitchell overdrive hence no speedometer gear behind the the U Joint to leak grease as an indication of sufficient grease.

Many Model A folks on here have the Mitchell overdrive. How do...
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