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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-09-2022, 09:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 967
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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-01-2022, 03:27 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,460
Posted By Mister Moose
Re: Antifreeze Concentrate VS 50/50 Mix

Remember the difference between freeze protection vs burst protection. Everyone here is using freeze protection numbers, but to protect the block from cracking what you want to pay attention to is...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-29-2021, 07:26 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,460
Posted By Mister Moose
Re: Antifreeze Concentrate VS 50/50 Mix

This. Why pay more for water?

The floating balls method doesn't 'rise' to much accuracy, the number of balls floating just gives a step indication. There is no in between measurement. Also, let...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-13-2021, 05:52 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,752
Posted By Mister Moose
Re: Lloyd Young Car Auction Today

I've been to a lot of auctions as well. A number of the auctioneers will guarantee a minimum price to the seller in order to get the consignment. The shills then bid it up until the minimum is met....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-05-2021, 09:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,229
Posted By Mister Moose
Re: New Airplane Engine

I've owned aircraft in the past, and may again in the future, but they will be

Faster than 150 kts,
IFR equipped
I won't get wet if it rains,
Doesn't have a belt drive magneto,
and doesn't...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-04-2021, 12:27 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,964
Posted By Mister Moose
Re: ideas on a cheap wash tub?

28 inches in diameter.
$35.

https://www.tractorsupply.com/tsc/product/king-metalworks-28-gal-galvanized-metal-tub?cm_vc=-10005
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-03-2021, 06:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 672
Posted By Mister Moose
Re: marine vs car battery?

"Marine" can mean a legitimate deep cycle design. This won't do as well for a starting battery.

It can also mean a hybrid that is for small sailboats, outboards, etc, that are expected to start...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-27-2021, 02:17 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,891
Posted By Mister Moose
Re: At What Age Do You Give It Up?

Adapted from flying:

One of two things will happen.
One day you will walk up to your Model A not knowing it will be your last time.
One day you will walk up to your Model A knowing it will be...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-25-2021, 10:41 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,318
Posted By Mister Moose
Re: starter amps

I don't follow this. Power and starter speed is not dependent on voltage, it's a function of design, the windings, and enough current at the battery to run it. Of course you could build a 6V...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-25-2021, 10:33 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,559
Posted By Mister Moose
Re: Preparing for the end.

If so, I'd be happy to tool around in a 30's Packard roadster. Red please, with a camel top.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-23-2021, 07:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 455
Posted By Mister Moose
Re: Posting pictures question?

I'm not sure what you're asking -

Are you asking about the thumbnail display that is a default in this board's software? usually when you click on the thumbnail, you get a larger version, but...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-19-2021, 11:55 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,824
Posted By Mister Moose
Re: Problem With Ford Barn

What time period ae you experiencing this with? I notice if I take time thinking about a post, or get interrupted and come back to it, when I go to submit the post I was logged out. However, if you...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-18-2021, 11:43 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 969
Posted By Mister Moose
Re: Steering end play

I agree 3/4 inch is more than adjustment. Are you sure the movement is in the shaft and not the wheel? Maybe the wheel is loose on the shaft. Hate to have you pull the whole shebang if it's...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-14-2021, 02:30 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 997
Posted By Mister Moose
Re: Dual Sidemounts on a Cabriolet 68B

What problem with engine access? I have a '30 Tudor with Driver's sidemount, and have both removed the starter and the steering gear with no issues.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-14-2021, 11:16 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,768
Posted By Mister Moose
Re: Urethane vs Base Clear

Yes, many people focus on just the spraying and cost, long term maintenance, durability, color retention and repair blending ability should factor into any paint decision.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-11-2021, 08:24 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 996
Posted By Mister Moose
Re: Stuck 1930 instrument light

For the restoration, I sent out the instrument panel and light hood for chrome plating. When I re-assembled it, it seemed to work fine enough dry fit. It got cranky, and then stuck. With a little...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-10-2021, 06:17 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 996
Posted By Mister Moose
Re: Stuck 1930 instrument light

Update.

After letting it sit long enough that the gremlins got bored and left, with some pull/twist and canting suddenly it popped right out.

Here's a few photos of the innards. I didn't take...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-09-2021, 06:48 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,838
Posted By Mister Moose
Re: Demise of the Ford Tri-Motor

OK. Not real old, but old for me...

It was about 1983, and we had taken a 1960 CE 210 in trade. Not by me.

For reasons I can't remember, I flew it once. Avionics repair, ferry flight, I...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-09-2021, 09:49 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,838
Posted By Mister Moose
Re: Demise of the Ford Tri-Motor

From what I've read the owner of the charter company knowingly gave the flight to the non instrument pilot since he'd rather go home to bed. That's one of the root causes of the accident.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-09-2021, 09:41 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 762
Posted By Mister Moose
Re: Combination crows foot/combination wrench

Exactly what I did - calibrate my arm on a known value, and apply it to the distributor nut. Glad to know there's others out there.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-08-2021, 09:25 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,838
Posted By Mister Moose
Re: Demise of the Ford Tri-Motor

While I was flying into St Barts daily, Air Guadeloupe put the right main landing gear of their Dornier into the windshield of a small pickup truck on short final. You need to know the airport to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-08-2021, 06:26 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,838
Posted By Mister Moose
Re: Demise of the Ford Tri-Motor

The advent of larger, faster, more capable aircraft like the venerable DC-3 did in the Tri-motor, not any celebrity accident. I would ask why did Ford give up so easily on producing a successor to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-07-2021, 05:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,021
Posted By Mister Moose
Re: 6 cylinders

Quite the beast. 2 plugs per cylinder. Plywood firewall.

https://www.fordbarn.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=477545&stc=1&d=1636323790
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-07-2021, 11:33 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 762
Posted By Mister Moose
Re: Combination crows foot/combination wrench

There's something I'm missing... a crows foot has an open end, not like a box wrench. How does this slide under the distributor since it is still a box wrench?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-07-2021, 09:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,021
Posted By Mister Moose
Re: 6 cylinders

From wikipedia:

In 19061907, Ford's first straight-six engine was introduced in the Model K. Henry Ford did not like the car because the engine could overpower its transmission. The next Ford six...
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