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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 06:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 271
Posted By nkaminar
Re: Radiator System ?

The recovery tank from Snyders has two tubes at the bottom. The short one goes to the overflow tube on the radiator. A rubber hose would make a U turn to connect to the short tube. The longer...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 06:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 409
Posted By nkaminar
Re: Opinion on European Classic Tires

https://www.cokertire.com/tires/500r19-excelsior-stahl-sport-radial.html


Pricy, but radial and good for 112 mph.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 01:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 271
Posted By nkaminar
Re: Radiator System ?

Eagle is right. If the radiator is sealed but not pressurized then the coolant should be sucked back into the radiator. That is assuming that water vapor (steam) has pushed out any air in the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 01:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 391
Posted By nkaminar
Re: Where is the water going?

Carry some coolant with you and if the car overheats and produces steam you can add some after it cools down enough to stop boiling. This will give you some peace of mind. If it is not...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 01:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 469
Posted By nkaminar
Re: Exhaust manifolds

Hi Steve,



I will attempt a serious answer. If I was interested in fine point judging, which I am not, I would attend a car show where this is being done and follow the judges around. If...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 10:01 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 832
Posted By nkaminar
Re: Max Speed of a Model A with 26% OD and HC Head

My Fordor has an overdrive, 5.5 head, Weber, insert bearings, cam, etc. I have had it up to 70 with more to go but I like driving it at 55. It has excellent brakes and steering so I do not feel...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 09:51 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 514
Posted By nkaminar
Re: How do you all test for an intake manifold air leak?

A completely different technique is to use a small diameter rubber hose. Hold one end near your ear and the other at the suspected leak location. If you hear a hissing sound, that is where the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-20-2021, 10:14 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,727
Posted By nkaminar
Re: Oil Filter Poser

The standard modern oil filter has a check valve that prevents oil from draining back into the crankcase. It takes a certain amount of pressure to open the check valve. Filters for hydraulic...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-20-2021, 09:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 704
Posted By nkaminar
Re: Head gasket question

Bad Bob, Model A heads require periodic re-tightening. Since you don't know when the last re-tightening was done, that should be top on your agenda. Follow the recommended sequence and torque...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-19-2021, 09:51 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,893
Posted By nkaminar
Re: photo on new Snyder catalog

Actually, it would make sense to put the horn on the left hand side of the car for a left hand drive because that is where the horn wire is coming from. But then it would require making and...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-19-2021, 09:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 569
Posted By nkaminar
Re: Milling Snyder 6.0 Head

My experience in milling a head for more compression is on a stock "low" head for a Model T. about 5/8 inch was removed. It worked great. I don't know what the resulting compression ratio was. ...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-19-2021, 09:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 220
Posted By nkaminar
Re: Speedometer again

If the odometer is running backwards, you car will get newer as you drive it.


You can check at the speedometer drive at the transmission by jacking up one wheel, putting it in neutral, and...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-19-2021, 08:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 365
Posted By nkaminar
Re: Coker Tire 500-19 EXCELSIOR COMP V

I went to the Coker site and entered the product code. What came up was a Stahl sport radial that will fit the 30 31 Model A. It is a newly made tire. See link below. The price at Coker is...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-19-2021, 08:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 365
Posted By nkaminar
Re: Coker Tire 500-19 EXCELSIOR COMP V

Updraught,

You showed a link to the 600-19. These are the 500-19. Jegs says that Coker is waiting new stock to ship. They are back ordered.

McMimmcs, these are not radials but are H...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-18-2021, 08:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 365
Posted By nkaminar
Coker Tire 500-19 EXCELSIOR COMP V

Anybody running these tires?

https://www.jegs.com/i/Coker+Tire/257/74176/10002/-1


A little bigger than the 4.75 size but not much. 500-19 $136.58
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-18-2021, 08:14 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,617
Posted By nkaminar
Re: Longest trip you took in a Model A

Hey Synchro, can you post a photo of your camper trailer? Also details. How much does it weigh, etc.?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-18-2021, 07:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 755
Posted By nkaminar
Re: Ford "steel-spoke" wheels vs. regular wire wheels

My MGA had wire wheels. They would pop (break) wires when cornering hard. It was a constant maintenance issue. The wire wheels were an option and disk wheels were standard. Sure looked good...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-18-2021, 07:24 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,893
Posted By nkaminar
Re: photo on new Snyder catalog

GeneBob may have the correct clue. It looks like it spells droF. I tried blowing up the photo but it is too blurry to be sure. If anyone has the printed catalog and a good magnifying glass they...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-18-2021, 07:09 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,029
Posted By nkaminar
Re: Mystery leak

If you pull the bolts from the flywheel housing, check for shims between the housing and the engine and make sure they do not fall down into the housing. A couple strong magnets may secure any...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-18-2021, 10:29 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 623
Posted By nkaminar
Re: Broken Venturi

Why is a venturi used and not a simple plate with a hole in it. The hole would increase the velocity too and create a low pressure area to suck in the gasoline.

The answer is that the venturi...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-18-2021, 09:15 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 707
Posted By nkaminar
Re: Volumetric Efficiency

The volumetric efficiency has to vary by rpm. At low rpm the air/fuel has a longer time to enter the cylinders. At higher rpm the valve configuration will limit how much air/fuel gets in,...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-18-2021, 09:03 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,007
Posted By nkaminar
Re: tool storage

I have the tool box that mounts on the front of the car between the fenders. It fits a 1930 or 31 car. I took it off because I also have a trunk in the back. If anyone wants it I am willing to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-14-2021, 09:01 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,362
Posted By nkaminar
Re: Steering Box 7 tooth vs 2 Tooth vs F100

One advantage for the F-100 box that may not have been mentioned is that it is easy to adjust.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-14-2021, 08:53 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,841
Posted By nkaminar
Re: Starving for gas at highway speed

By the way, the water will be yellow because of the rust it has picked up and the gasoline will look clear with the small volume. Keep emptying the water out of the sediment bowl.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-14-2021, 08:51 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,841
Posted By nkaminar
Re: Starving for gas at highway speed

Sounds like a carburetor problem. Try a different one and if that works take the old carburetor apart to check for good flow through the float valve, the correct float level, correct jets with no...
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