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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 11:02 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 317
Posted By Will N
Re: Replacing Rear Drum Seal

There's an inexpensive tool called a seal puller that works best.
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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-18-2021, 10:32 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 164
Posted By Will N
Re: Silly question #2: What keeps the lower seat springs in place on a roadster rise

There is a lip that runs along the edge of the riser that the seat cushion in place.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-15-2021, 10:46 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,656
Posted By Will N
Re: Scrap Drives May Have Trashed Cars, But Were the Drives Necessary?

I'm told that stores used to post signs like "Ladies, bring in your fat cans on Fridays" in their windows. Used to cause a chuckle now and then.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-10-2021, 10:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 517
Posted By Will N
Re: Off Topic Help Correct fancy wood damage

I've read that smearing mayonnaise on a white water stain on finished wood will work. Apply it and let is sit for some time. The oil in the mayo will soak in and remove the stain.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-02-2021, 10:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 335
Posted By Will N
Re: Silly question: How do you remove the gas gauge float retaining washer?

I saw no other way but to clip off the flattened section of the rod. Some creative rebending of the elbow area lengthened the rod so I was able to install a new neoprene float (which I recommend over...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-30-2020, 01:08 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,968
Posted By Will N
Re: Old sayings

The corollary to "If it aint' broke, don't fix it" is of course "If it ain't broke, fix it until it is"
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-14-2020, 11:38 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 879
Posted By Will N
Re: Anyone fitted a rear gas tank?

If you think about it, where the tank is situated is probably the safest place for a tank. It is out of harms way from all but the most sever crashes. If the crash is bad enough that it would tear...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-14-2020, 11:32 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 559
Posted By Will N
Re: AAOOGAH horn regulator

When do you generally use your horn? If its for show purposes only and you show the ahoodah off while it's parked, leave things be. If you use it while driving to warn others, adjust your horn,...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-04-2020, 12:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 761
Posted By Will N
Re: Blocked off coolant port above serial number?

I suspect that hole is there to aid in the removal of the casting core material.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-23-2020, 10:55 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 629
Posted By Will N
Re: Rear water pump grease fitting

The fact that water pump grease is very water insoluble, and it doesn't thin out under high temperature is exactly why you want to use it in this application. That rear bearing is open to the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-23-2020, 10:40 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 857
Posted By Will N
Re: Original Grease Gun Rebuild

Thanks Guys! In reading the patent and using it's terminology, I gather the only reason for the rubber piston is to keep the grease on that side of the piston toward the nipple, and that the grease...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-23-2020, 10:29 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,459
Posted By Will N
Re: Engine upgrade

Horsepower = heat. The more horsepower and engine makes the more heat it makes and the more need for cooling capacity.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-23-2020, 10:19 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,330
Posted By Will N
Re: Hard Brake Pedal - Update on Post #9

Yes, we're talking about different things. The clevis is offset toward the center, but it is also rotated slightly so that it isn't at a right angle. If you were to stick a pencil through the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-22-2020, 10:56 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,459
Posted By Will N
Re: Engine upgrade

What are you after? When you bought your Model A, did you want to experience what it was like driving a car from that era? If so, than every "upgrade" will take you further away from that original...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-22-2020, 09:53 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 629
Posted By Will N
Re: Rear water pump grease fitting

One way is by that rear grease fitting. "Leakless" pumps are usually built with a dummy grease fitting, and the cap does not unscrew. It's there as a plug for the hole in the housing and looks...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-22-2020, 09:41 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,330
Posted By Will N
Re: Hard Brake Pedal - Update on Post #9

Aha, they should angle away from the backing plate. Think about it, the brake lever at the back wheel is further out from the center line of the car than the lever on the cross shaft is. The brake...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-21-2020, 01:49 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,330
Posted By Will N
Re: Hard Brake Pedal - Update on Post #9

Are the front levers leaning forward about 15 degrees from vertical at rest, before you step on the pedal? If they are vertical, or leaning backward, that limits the amount of travel of the front...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-21-2020, 11:05 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 857
Posted By Will N
Re: Original Grease Gun Rebuild

I never really understood how the plunger works on these things! The rubber plunger is free to slide on the shaft, so how does it exert any pressure on the grease to force it toward the tip of the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-21-2020, 10:57 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,330
Posted By Will N
Re: Hard Brake Pedal

Grasping at straws here.... When the brakes were redone in 2017, were the rear backing plates removed from the axle? There is a difference to the left and right plates. When installed the lever...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-21-2020, 10:40 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 886
Posted By Will N
Re: The Ace Mechanic Again

As the failure occurred the moment you turned your lights on, I'd suggest going through the light wiring to look for a short. A common place is in the headlamp socket, where the fiber base for the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-18-2020, 11:09 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 588
Posted By Will N
Re: sticking pop-out button on Electrolock

I've found that I have to be careful about setting the pop out switch in the dashboard. If it's cocked in any way, or if I over tighten the three screws holding it, the lock cylinder will bind and...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-02-2020, 12:00 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,708
Posted By Will N
Re: this is what I drug home yesterday- not Ford

I think people with a sense of humor might appreciated it, and if I post it on Ford Barn, well then, it's part of Ford Barn, isn't it?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-02-2020, 11:03 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,708
Posted By Will N
Re: this is what I drug home yesterday- not Ford

Oops, you hit another pet peeve! You said you could care less. That means you do care, but you have the ability to decrease the amount of care you have. The correct terminology would be you could...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-30-2020, 09:44 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,708
Posted By Will N
Re: this is what I drug home yesterday- not Ford

:):p So, what is the correct plural of RPM? RsPM? Doesn't roll off the tongue too well :D
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-30-2020, 09:37 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 431
Posted By Will N
Re: Cylinder Soot

Could be the intake manifold is not seating well around the cylinder 1 and 2 port, and you're getting a vacuum leak, leaning out those two cylinders. You compensate by opening up the GAV, enriching...
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