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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-22-2020, 09:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,169
Posted By thom
Re: Auto Restorer magazine is belly up

Seems a lot of magazines are going by the wayside lately. With cover prices approaching $10 I'm not surprised.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-01-2020, 11:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 844
Posted By thom
Don't mess with my quail

The thermo quail cap on our '28 coupe has evidently leaked before we got the car because it had silicon sealant between the base and the bird. Occasionally it would spit out a little water. The other...
Forum: Model-A 01-31-2020, 09:45 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 278
Posted By thom
non A non working brass carb wanted

I need, for a display engine, a non-working brass carb. Updraft or sidedraft preferred. Internals, float, etc not necessary.
Forum: Model-T 01-31-2020, 09:42 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 518
Posted By thom
brass carb wanted-non T ok, non working

I need a non-working BRASS carb for a display engine. Internal parts, float, etc not necessary.
Forum: Model T (1909-1927) 01-10-2020, 10:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 645
Posted By thom
Re: lifter question thread

Good enough, just wondering.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-10-2020, 10:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 824
Posted By thom
Re: time for new starter brushes I suppose

Thanks, but I now believe that the starter is ok. I have started the car several times yesterday and today and all seems well. I think a visitor, possibly by accident, fully advanced the timing the...
Forum: Model T (1909-1927) 01-10-2020, 10:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 645
Posted By thom
lifter question thread

What happened to the thread about changing lifters from the guy with an attitude? I was curious to see how it went.:D
It might have been on another I frequent.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-09-2020, 11:04 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 824
Posted By thom
Re: time for new starter brushes I suppose

I reinstalled the battery this morning and the car starts fine. It was pretty cold the other day when I tried and failed to start it but I might have done something stupid like failed to retard the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-09-2020, 10:57 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 468
Posted By thom
Re: hoping I have a single disc clutch

I checked and found that mine is a single disc.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-08-2020, 11:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 468
Posted By thom
hoping I have a single disc clutch

I will be removing the starter from our early '28 Coupe tomorrow to get it rebuilt. The engine block has been replaced at some point with a '30 model block. I hope the early multi-plate clutch was...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-08-2020, 11:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 824
Posted By thom
time for new starter brushes I suppose

A couple of days ago when I tried to start our '28 Coupe it turned slowly as if the battery was very low. I tried charging the battery today and had it checked to find it was good and fully charged....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-22-2019, 03:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,276
Posted By thom
Re: Source for Service Bulletins

Here's what the yellow hard cover looks like.I bought mine at a swap meet for $5.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-22-2019, 03:14 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,290
Posted By thom
Re: Ford Model A Coolant Overflow Tank

Someone had rigged up an overflow on our '28 Sport Coupe when I bought it by attaching an anti-freeze jug to the firewall with wire ties and connecting a hose. I removed it on the way home and...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-12-2019, 01:30 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,578
Posted By thom
Re: pinto engine on model A

Best solution would be... get a Pinto with a Pinto engine in it. And drive the Pinto.
Forum: Model T (1909-1927) 12-08-2019, 07:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,070
Posted By thom
Re: Low to High Gear

Our '21 Touring did the same when I first started driving it.

No more...It either got "broke in" or I learned how to drive it. Just saying...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-07-2019, 10:06 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 466
Posted By thom
parade day

Our three grandsons rode with my wife and I in our '28 Sport Coupe in the local Christmas parade this afternoon. The three year old rode on Grammy's lap while the nine year old and eleven year old...
Forum: Model T (1909-1927) 12-07-2019, 09:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 865
Posted By thom
Re: installing new valves

That's why I took my valves to the machine shop to have them "cut".
Forum: Model T (1909-1927) 12-07-2019, 09:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 865
Posted By thom
Re: installing new valves

I'm sure not going to change lifters. That would be a big job.
Forum: Model T (1909-1927) 12-05-2019, 10:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 865
Posted By thom
Re: installing new valves

Thanks, one problem I have is limited use and feeling in my left hand, especially the thumb as a result of almost cutting my thumb off a few months ago. Thankfully I am right handed but still need...
Forum: Model T (1909-1927) 12-05-2019, 07:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 865
Posted By thom
installing new valves

I have 8 new valves for our '21 Touring. What a pain to install! The engine has adjustable lifters that require three 3/8 wrenches to adjust. I have three wrenches and a feeler gauge but I only have...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-28-2019, 01:41 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 643
Posted By thom
Model A generators

Will all Model A generators, except the early Powerhouse generators interchange if you use the complete generator including the pulley and cutout?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-21-2019, 03:45 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 516
Posted By thom
caution- generator problems may be contagious

The generator has not worked on our '21 T Touring in the 3 years that we've had the car. I've been just charging the battery about once a month and putting off getting it fixed, but now the generator...
Forum: Model T (1909-1927) 11-20-2019, 09:51 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,146
Posted By thom
Re: #1 cylinder not doing it's share

I took my eight new valves to the machine shop and left them to get .025 ground off the stems, then I rewatched Mike Bender's video on installing valves and he said the norm is to remove .100 when...
Forum: Model T (1909-1927) 11-16-2019, 09:42 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,146
Posted By thom
Re: #1 cylinder not doing it's share

I have eight new valves now but have not yet removed all the old ones. The ones I have removed and checked with a new one don't have enough clearance even with the adjustable lifters run all the way...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-09-2019, 09:29 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,193
Posted By thom
Re: NC? Request for Antique Vehicle exam

We bought our Model T three years ago from someone in TN so it had to be inspected by the NCDMV. No big deal. A young lady came to the house, looked at the numbers on the engine then punched a few...
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