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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 08:57 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 343
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Re: 30 Coupe Cooling question

What temperature does your gauge read? What kind of gauge is it?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-28-2021, 08:50 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 902
Posted By 1crosscut
Re: O/T Explain water bucket mouse trap

Drill two holes about an eighth of an inch diameter on each side of the bucket about an inch below the rim so a straight metal rod / wire goes across the top of the bucket. Punch a hole in each end...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-23-2021, 09:09 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,019
Posted By 1crosscut
Re: Water pump "studs"

Actually Alexiskai I'm one that will remove the cadmium plating off of hardware. I do it all the time. I have a 5 gallon bucket half full of a mix of water and muratic acid just for stripping plating...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-14-2021, 10:35 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,531
Posted By 1crosscut
Re: Engine Bearings

You don't necessarily need to limit yourself to someone close by to do the work for you. Strap the block onto a small pallet and ship it. Cost of shipping is just a small part of getting a good...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-14-2021, 10:25 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,204
Posted By 1crosscut
Re: Stud removal; broken stud process Q.

When I come across a broken stud I will center punch the broken stud and drill a shallow hole (about 1/8" deep) into the stud with a 5/32" bit. Using a short burst with a mig welder (don't have tig)...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-10-2021, 08:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 581
Posted By 1crosscut
Re: Cold Outside So Do I Run, Crank, Sit or Ignore?

Oil will cling quite well for the duration of its winter rest. You probably have a lot of things with internal combustion engines that sit for the winter. Lawn mowers, roto tillers, motor cycles...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-10-2021, 01:37 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,195
Posted By 1crosscut
Re: Fatigue Cracks In Model "A" Parts

Steering column to gas tank bracket.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-07-2021, 07:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 876
Posted By 1crosscut
Re: Oil Pump Question

Is this a "new" oil gauge? Maybe it is defective. Try another one.

A loose timing gear will sound like a knock in the lower end.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-06-2021, 06:42 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,004
Posted By 1crosscut
Re: Noise from oil pan?

If the noise went away when you removed the fan belt and your engine isn't leaking, smoking, farting etc... I would not get in any kind of a hurry to pull the pan with only 12,000 miles on it.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-06-2021, 06:37 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 966
Posted By 1crosscut
Re: Pic of #4 rod/bearing.

Is this an engine that has been run in the past or is it a "fresh" rebuild. If it has been run and the babbit looks like that I wouldn't loose much sleep about running it.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-29-2021, 08:22 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,748
Posted By 1crosscut
Re: Cleaning parts

Stiff putty knife to get the bulk off, solvent parts washer (like your doing) followed by a scrub down (or two or three) with undiluted Simple Green.
Dry with a torch to reduce rust flash over. Wire...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-22-2021, 07:51 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 877
Posted By 1crosscut
Re: Fact or Fiction: Headlight Lens Gasket

Wayne - carsruleme@yahoo.com Craig Riker 419-290-4442 (Ohio)

Don't remember the price but it was rather reasonable and quick turn around.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-22-2021, 07:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 576
Posted By 1crosscut
Re: Replacing Rear Drum Seal

After pulling the lock ring drop the drum assembly from a couple feet above the floor onto a piece of cardboard and the momentum of the bearing will push the seal out. May take several drops and even...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-22-2021, 10:40 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 877
Posted By 1crosscut
Re: Fact or Fiction: Headlight Lens Gasket

I had my reflectors re-silvered 10 years ago. I just opened one up for the first time late this summer to replace a bulb. They looked like I just had them done.
Using cork gaskets.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-18-2021, 07:25 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 940
Posted By 1crosscut
Re: Can't message, Can't reply

Not so sure it's a waste of time. There are lots of scammers that are trying to take folks for a ride. If a scammer were to post 10 times the odds are pretty good that a member or two would see that...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-14-2021, 02:38 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 774
Posted By 1crosscut
Re: "Flickering" low bean headlights

To ground mine I soldered a wire to the side of each light socket and ran a dedicated ground wire all the way back to the battery.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-14-2021, 08:05 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,767
Posted By 1crosscut
Re: My First Model A - Questions

Nice looking car. I get up to your area on occasion to visit my son who goes to school at The Mount in Emitsburg.
I can see where good brakes would be pretty important when you take a drive up into...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-12-2021, 02:06 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,397
Posted By 1crosscut
Re: leaking head gasket?

Just be sure to torque only to 55 lbs.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-11-2021, 10:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 717
Posted By 1crosscut
Re: Paint v/s Japaning

This is what I use on my carburetors. Leaves a glossy finish rather than a a more matt one as original but it holds up really well against gasoline.

A couple of coats of the high heat paint, let...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-11-2021, 07:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,029
Posted By 1crosscut
Re: Babbit job

Folks doing that type of work on engines probably have a couple shipping companies that they use often for shipping engines. They most likely can set up the shipping for you and all you need to do is...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-10-2021, 11:18 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,555
Posted By 1crosscut
Re: We want our "A"

Dang that is a steep driveway. Once you get it running make sure the brakes are good for the trip out of the driveway!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-09-2021, 04:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 345
Posted By 1crosscut
Re: Radiator and crank guide question

That's unfortunate. I'm guessing the person who installed the pressurized radiator modified the crank guide with a hammer. Since you plan on going back to stock and will fix it then just keep your...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-09-2021, 08:22 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 712
Posted By 1crosscut
Re: Lite rust inside block

Your choice but now that you have the rust taken care of and refilled with a 50/50 mix of distilled water and antifreeze leave it in there.

Seems to me the rust inhibitor your using isn't up to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-07-2021, 09:48 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,329
Posted By 1crosscut
Re: Crazy temp gauge idea

If power is only needed for the light then problem solved. However I think your idea is rather clever.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-07-2021, 09:44 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 701
Posted By 1crosscut
Re: posting a pic

On my phone when sending a picture by email it will give me three size choices after pushing send. Pick medium and push send again. Open your email on your laptop and open the picture. Right click on...
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