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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-15-2021, 11:58 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,424
Posted By Mulletwagon
Re: Opportunity to buy a 2nd Model A

All good suggestions - but Model A wives are wise to all of it. They just mess with us.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-09-2021, 04:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 618
Posted By Mulletwagon
Re: Preferred way to get to pressure plate

A simple first step would be to pull the clutch housing cover and try to pinpoint where the noise is coming from. Might be the throwout bearing return spring just needs some lube on the connection...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-06-2021, 07:34 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 381
Posted By Mulletwagon
Re: Model A Club meetings

We have one member that is a serious Ford history buff. Every meeting he asks two Ford trivia questions. First hand up with correct answer gets a minor cash prize. He then expands on the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-29-2021, 10:21 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 865
Posted By Mulletwagon
Re: Mechanical Brakes adjustment

Recommended adjusting inerval is about 500 miles.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-29-2021, 10:20 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 865
Posted By Mulletwagon
Re: Mechanical Brakes adjustment

Like the board. At least a good place to start.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-28-2021, 07:23 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 659
Posted By Mulletwagon
Re: Wandering Pheasant

Check Ace Hardware for a thicker seal/O ring and glue it in place. Been there.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-23-2021, 10:11 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 11,715
Posted By Mulletwagon
Re: Universal Joint Grease

If there was ever a need for a pneumatic grease gun -- this is it !!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-21-2021, 06:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 628
Posted By Mulletwagon
Re: Coughs and dies at stop

Had the same problem which turned out to be the idle adjustment. Unlike modern carbs, the idle mixture needle contols air and not fuel. Turning the needle in actually richens the mixture. My...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-14-2021, 05:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 461
Posted By Mulletwagon
Re: Great Vendor Service

My #1 vendor !
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-09-2021, 07:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 687
Posted By Mulletwagon
Re: Gas Shut Off Valve testing

The best way to test a valve is to disconnect the fuel line at the carb with the valve closed. Place the fuel line in an empty water bottle and let is sit overnight. Typical leakage of a worn valve...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-09-2021, 07:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,028
Posted By Mulletwagon
Re: Model A Transmission

Definitely entertain a Model A trans rebuild as a DIY project. Replacement parts are readily available and no special tools required to do the job. Do some homework, review a few Youtubes and you...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-07-2021, 10:53 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,281
Posted By Mulletwagon
Re: Loud Thud

Also jack up the front end and see if there is any vertical play in the wheel which would check for a king pin issue.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-06-2021, 01:50 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,061
Posted By Mulletwagon
Re: Transmission bearings

The suggestion seems to be that all the primary vendors are knowingly selling bearings which will fail in 2,000 miles or so. This would probably qualify for serious legal action. There is no "be...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-04-2021, 08:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,007
Posted By Mulletwagon
Car of $10 Bill

The car on the old $10 bill has always been a little special for old car buffs. It is offically refered to as a composite of cars at the time when the plate was engraved in 1927. The question...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-03-2021, 05:58 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,061
Posted By Mulletwagon
Re: Transmission bearings

Thanks for the come back. Please share details and photos of the post mortem.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-03-2021, 03:46 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,061
Posted By Mulletwagon
Re: Transmission bearings

I put the same off shore bearings in about 1,000 miles ago. What is the first sign that they are failing ? Feel like my cherished time machine has become a time bomb.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-03-2021, 06:59 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 854
Posted By Mulletwagon
Re: Fuel shut off valve question

Back in the day we used teflon tape. It was even recommended by Holley for carb connections. Teflon tape is now considered to be gas soluble and is no longer recommended - but still used by some...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-02-2021, 02:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 854
Posted By Mulletwagon
Re: Fuel shut off valve question

You should have a pencil filter inserted into the valve. Good idea to change it while the valve is out. Be sure to use thread sealer when re-inserting the valve.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-27-2021, 01:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 446
Posted By Mulletwagon
Re: Rear spring

Suspect the ride height was also reduced.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-24-2021, 07:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 413
Posted By Mulletwagon
Re: Clutch adjustment

If there is no gear clash or chatter, and shifting is smooth - sounds like you are good to go.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-24-2021, 08:32 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 413
Posted By Mulletwagon
Re: Clutch adjustment

Clutch pedal "free travel" is a big deal. It ensures the throw out bearing is not touching the clutch fingers with foot off the pedal. As the disk wears the free travel decreases and must be...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-18-2021, 07:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 594
Posted By Mulletwagon
Re: The smell of gas

Had the exact same problem. Disconnected the fuel line at the carb and put the end in an empty water bottle. With the shut off valve off, about an ounce of gas leaked past the valve overnight. New...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-10-2021, 08:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 522
Posted By Mulletwagon
Re: Transmission Bearings

Concur with Tom. Might also consider swapping out the shafts for O Ring units since they seal really well, and maybe that aftermarket aluminum unit that seals the shift rod bores. Definitely...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-09-2021, 11:27 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,798
Posted By Mulletwagon
Re: Why do you own a Model A?

I too like the time machine factor - a great example of when cars came with power and automatic NOTHING. Also a great chick magnet.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-28-2021, 07:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 699
Posted By Mulletwagon
Re: Steering Lubricant Question

Let us know if the oil leaks out. If so, there are mods to keep the oil in. Leakage is the reason some have resorted to grease.
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