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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-07-2021, 01:50 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 948
Posted By daveymc29
Re: Model A won't move in gear

Try driving it back and forth a few feet now that the key has been replaced. Both wheels on the ground, I might add.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-06-2021, 05:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 410
Posted By daveymc29
Re: Universal Dampers Ltd

Later 30's Ford with A arm.?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-05-2021, 11:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 572
Posted By daveymc29
Re: The Ace Mechanic, waiting for AAA

I agree with you all that the amp meter needs no ground. Been thinking about that today and was going to correct my missive but I see you are all way ahead of me on these things. That's why I am on...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-04-2021, 11:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 572
Posted By daveymc29
The Ace Mechanic, waiting for AAA

So there I sat, waiting for a tow home. Car suddenly quit running and had no spark, plenty of battery, just no spark, lights, or brake lights. Also not a tool aboard including the most important one,...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-29-2021, 08:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 483
Posted By daveymc29
Re: Hub cap noise

Okay. did the RTV on both cars. Caps seem fairly tight to the wheels when putting a putty knife between rim and hub cap and prying, so off for a ride to test the sound affects. Over a couple of bumps...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-27-2021, 11:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 483
Posted By daveymc29
Hub cap noise

Here's what I hear, it sounds like my hub cap are loose and send a hollow tinnie sound out when I hit bumps. These are repo later Ford caps for the 1935 Ford wire wheels on my 29 roadster. I just had...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-13-2021, 05:32 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,146
Posted By daveymc29
Re: Neat old photo showing Model A Fords

That wagon looks a bit "uppity" to me. Ours had a seat that was just even with the top of the side boards of the bed. Took us to town twice a year for groceries in Eagle, Idaho. It also took us to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-31-2021, 09:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 736
Posted By daveymc29
Re: Update from the Ace Mechanic

Snoopy in France, 1917, over a fag and coffee as I repaired his Sopworth Camel, shot up by the Red Baron.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-31-2021, 04:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 736
Posted By daveymc29
Re: Update from the Ace Mechanic

Borg Warner overdrive, built into the torque tube. The overdrive quit engaging and the owner passed away before he got around to repairing it. I'm not very good at working on these, but did try to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-30-2021, 04:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 736
Posted By daveymc29
Update from the Ace Mechanic

So friends have come to the conclusion that the solenoid is trash. When out on the bench and 6V power is applied to it the plunger just oscillates in and out. I an told it should snap in and stay...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-27-2021, 10:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 776
Posted By daveymc29
In need a hand

The Ace Mechanic took a fall. Badly pulled my hamstring just as I was undertaking a job I needed help with. Diagnosing why a BW overdrive will not shift. Our club had only one person that I knew was...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-23-2021, 07:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 913
Posted By daveymc29
Re: The Ace Mechanic stikes again

No, 6V all the way. This is the most "Like" original Model A I ahave driven. Was restored in the 70's and shows very well now. He drove it to DC the morning after he finished the restoration and...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-22-2021, 10:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 913
Posted By daveymc29
Re: The Ace Mechanic stikes again

Anyone selling 6V solenoids outright? If so I'll be interested.

daveymac1936@gmail.com
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-22-2021, 11:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 913
Posted By daveymc29
The Ace Mechanic stikes again

On the way to the Reno Bash a few years ago a friend stopped me at a turnout and asked if I was using my overdrive over the mountains. I told him I was and he asked me to slow down a bit as his BW...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-11-2021, 10:54 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,526
Posted By daveymc29
Re: FRONT model A ‘modern’ seal use.

I helped a friend put one in. He was told to not us rtv when installing it and it imediately leaked. We removed the seal and filled top and bottom with channel with rtv, pushed seal into place and it...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-26-2021, 11:05 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,171
Posted By daveymc29
Re: Unhappy with pressurised radiator

I have a 2.5 psi radiator cap on adaptor I bought on a trip to Texas. It sits down by the horn wiring and is on the overflow tube. There is an overflo tank on the radiator locating rods and I use a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-11-2021, 11:25 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,847
Posted By daveymc29
Re: Any help for a new guy?

Any vehicle new to me will get all of the fluids changed before I try to drive it. Then I will usually put a charger on the battery and slowly charge it up while I take a compression test. Depending...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-06-2021, 09:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 906
Posted By daveymc29
Re: Remove hood hinge pins?????

On a couple of 29's I have found the center pin to not be a pin at all, it is a tube formed from flat stock which means there is a spot there the two ends of the flat stock meet that is just a butt...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-06-2021, 09:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 475
Posted By daveymc29
Front crankshaft modern seal

Helping a friend stop a leak at the front of his pan. We removed the pan with new seals and gaskets in hand. Examining the new modern front seal I find it has no markings on it and the lip of the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-31-2021, 05:16 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,249
Posted By daveymc29
what now is best to prevent rust returning?

I have used three gallons of vinegar to loosen up the rust in the cooling system and then used a box of soda to neutralize the acidic reaction of the vinegar and backflushed profusely with water...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-21-2021, 10:38 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,381
Posted By daveymc29
Re: LED Headli9ghts, 6v

I seem to be okay with the LED's everywhere but the headlights. I'm going to reverse course there and stick with my 21's with Bratton's reflectors. People dip their lights at me if I forget and stay...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-17-2021, 07:54 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,381
Posted By daveymc29
Re: LED Headli9ghts, 6v

So if an 8 Volt battery, say out of a golf cart is used, I may salvage my purchase? Bet that 8V is more than I paid for two Leds. I got mine from Mikes Wacky week end special. I am guessint the came...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-14-2021, 11:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 644
Posted By daveymc29
Re: Shipping a Mitchell OD

Mitchell might. They ship the other way and surely have had people send and old one to them for "tune up" after many thousands of miles. Give them a call.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-14-2021, 11:22 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,381
Posted By daveymc29
LED Headli9ghts, 6v

So here's the Ace Mechanic with 6V LED headlight bulbs installed, pos, ground. In the garage, shining on a wall four feet away they appear very bright on high beam and a bit less so on low beam....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-06-2021, 04:56 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,355
Posted By daveymc29
Re: Hydraulic brake balancing

I had some wheel cylinders that had the drilled passage bringing fluid into the cylinder about 3/16 inch down the bore from the base of the cylinder, maybe even farther. This cylinder didn't want to...
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