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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 10:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 296
Posted By Mister Moose
Re: How to remove ethanol from gasoline.

Aviation gas is 100LL, LL stands for "Low lead". It still has lead. Aviation octane is measured differently. It's also dyed blue.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 03:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 262
Posted By Mister Moose
Re: engine oil

Here's some help for you:

Go to the search page. Select advanced search if need be, you should have a page of options.

Type in "engine oil" including the quotation marks in the keywords box.
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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 09:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 262
Posted By Mister Moose
Re: engine oil

A big problem in many forum search tools is an automatic disqualifier for 3 letter words.

Ditto Ernie's comment, it is important to know what oil was previously used. Type, not brand.

IMHO,...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 09:44 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 15,030
Posted By Mister Moose
Re: Group 1 batteries - 6 volt for the Model A

Optima is an AGM battery - Absorbent Glass Mat. The electrolyte is in gel form, and not liquid as in traditional lead acid batteries. The plates are spiral. They have significantly different...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 10:47 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 15,030
Posted By Mister Moose
Re: Group 1 batteries - 6 volt for the Model A

I don't think this is good advice. Electrolyte will slowly boil off or evaporate, especially with a Generator that is set such that it overcharges a little on longer trips. There really isn't any...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-31-2021, 03:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 657
Posted By Mister Moose
Re: Point gap seems fussy.

I used THE book - Les Andrews. If I get motivated, I'll check my other books.

I wonder if some dust, spider web, mouse whisker or other stuff could get in there and short the points just enough? ...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-31-2021, 01:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 657
Posted By Mister Moose
Point gap seems fussy.

The car has been starting pretty well up until this week, when it didn't. Crank crank crank, nothing. Shot some starting fluid in, nothing. So I got around today to looking in the distributor. ...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-23-2021, 12:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 510
Posted By Mister Moose
Re: Viltage

To add to the above, make sure you use a consistent ground, ie the same place each time, otherwise you muddy the waters with possible faulty ground paths.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-23-2021, 08:35 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 800
Posted By Mister Moose
Re: 2 Tooth Steering Sector

And that's a good thing. We need enough profit in the business to keep the business healthy and able to weather a storm... like when COVID hits and supply lines get disrupted and sales go down.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-22-2021, 08:14 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 924
Posted By Mister Moose
Re: Gas gauge replacement Q/help.

I just measured the tool - the OD is 2 1/4", so that's going to be a big socket. The biggest I have is 1 1/2", and that was a little too small. I can see the wall thickness on those large sockets...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-21-2021, 10:19 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 924
Posted By Mister Moose
Re: Gas gauge replacement Q/help.

https://www.fordbarn.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=468851&stc=1&d=1626923697

If you weld a large socket to the wrench as shown in red, you can use an impact wrench. The open end of the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-21-2021, 09:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 664
Posted By Mister Moose
Re: Gas leaking thru Sight Glass

If the only problem is the glass leaking, I believe you don't need to completely disassemble the gauge. Use the outer bigger wrench to hold the outer ring from turning, and use the smaller tool to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-21-2021, 06:01 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 924
Posted By Mister Moose
Re: Gas gauge replacement Q/help.

"Goof-off" is mainly zylol.

Have you taken off the instrument panel? You get better grip on the wrench.

IIRC, the inner nut only holds the sight glass in the gauge. The outer will remove...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-18-2021, 03:33 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 956
Posted By Mister Moose
Re: saving a bumper

As a data point my bumpers were original, flaking, and pitted. The plating estimate was also stupid high. I bought stainless bumpers for far less, and kept the old original ones in the barn "just...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-15-2021, 09:24 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,101
Posted By Mister Moose
Re: What Made You Choose The Model A Over the T

Because my Dad bought an A not a T. And driving in the rain. And driving in the dark. And the lack of visible T's on the road vs A's, outside of at car shows. Deserved or not, my inner voice says...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-13-2021, 09:24 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,035
Posted By Mister Moose
Re: Starter stuck in on position

This is a valuable nugget, thanks!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-13-2021, 05:01 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,331
Posted By Mister Moose
Re: help me narrow down oil selection

You are asking a question that has been vigorously opined on this and many forums. Actually, you're leading into 3 questions?

1) Which oil is best for my use?
2) How often should I change it?...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-04-2021, 10:01 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 739
Posted By Mister Moose
Re: 1928 ford C-Max For sale / Facebook

What is a C-max???

https://www.fordbarn.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=467368&stc=1&d=1625410855

Whatever it is, it has me rethinking "fair condition"....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-02-2021, 08:03 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 896
Posted By Mister Moose
Re: Gilmore visit: any tips?

That aviation museum is quite good, and is heavy in WWII aircraft. The docent I walked with was quite knowledgeable, and added to the experience. This museum has a rare SR-71 Blackbird, and it is...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-01-2021, 09:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 502
Posted By Mister Moose
Re: Engine Number Help

You mean like this?

RR•7994•UTAH
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-01-2021, 12:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 201
Posted By Mister Moose
Re: Windows won't roll up

My drivers window (30 Tudor) does that, and it's a slightly bent regulator arm. The arm sometimes catches on a door cross brace. I really don't want to take the whole thing apart, so I've been...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-30-2021, 07:54 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 896
Posted By Mister Moose
Re: Gilmore visit: any tips?

This is outstanding.

My only visit I was limited on time and ran through (most of) the place in 2 hours, enough to scan the place and want to come back.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-30-2021, 07:50 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,221
Posted By Mister Moose
Re: Visit to the Henry Ford Museum

If you want to see cars, try the Model T plant on Paquette Ave, Several As there as well. Or include the Gilmore a few hours down the road.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-30-2021, 07:47 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 715
Posted By Mister Moose
Re: Steering column controls

The simplest fix for the light switch is to limit your driving to daytime only. You need to get the car sorted out anyways. And FYI, your first time driving at night will be a house of mirrors...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-23-2021, 06:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 725
Posted By Mister Moose
Re: Engine tap tap tap

I hadn't thought of the stethoscope idea until after I wrote the post, and I have one in the tool box. So I drove the car for 5 miles to bring it up to temp and opened the hood.

OMG, there sure...
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