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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-25-2020, 09:28 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 677
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Re: Oil pressure and water pipe question

I have seen several Model A engines in Pietenpol Airplanes that have that same modification. Since the engine is mounted back to front my assumption is that it compensates cooling at that pinch...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-21-2020, 01:20 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,221
Posted By modela@aol.com
Re: Leather main bearing

I heard a similar story at the National MARC meet held in Rochester, NY years back. Some one driving to the event had a bearing fail and he cut a new bearing from his belt and drove it to the meet...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-20-2020, 09:55 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 538
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Re: Maybe starter problems?

Good advice from Mike... Another method for unsticking the bendix from the flywheel is to put the car into 3rd gear and rock the car back and forth until the bendix snaps back....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-13-2020, 06:53 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,769
Posted By modela@aol.com
Re: Model A's & Airplanes

EEA's 1929 Ford Tri-Motor came for a visit to the Rockford Airport. I had to swing by just to say Hi !

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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-13-2020, 05:58 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,769
Posted By modela@aol.com
Re: Model A's & Airplanes

Later on at a Fly In Breakfast at the Beloit Airport the airplane owner asked me to pose my 1928 Woody Huckster with his airplane. It is awfully hard to say no to a photo op like this....

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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-13-2020, 05:50 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,769
Posted By modela@aol.com
Re: Model A's & Airplanes

I just finished building this 1928 Woody Huckster and took it out for it's first public event. It was a Wings and Wheels Event at the Poplar Grove Airport and I ran into this Pientenpol aircraft...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-02-2020, 04:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 380
Posted By modela@aol.com
Re: Original springs and washers

If you get stumped on where they go. You can always attach them to your front bumper as small American Flag holders for parades...
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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-02-2020, 04:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 380
Posted By modela@aol.com
Re: Original springs and washers

Sorta looks like 2 of the springs typically used for holding down the radiator.

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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-31-2020, 02:35 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,146
Posted By modela@aol.com
Re: how to loosen stuck motor

After plug removal and oiling up all of the cylinders with Marvel Mystery Oil, release emergency brake and put the A into 3rd gear. By rocking the car back and forth will often break the engine...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-30-2020, 05:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 350
Posted By modela@aol.com
Re: Cylinder Soot

What brand spark plugs are in use? All with the correct gap? The correct heat range type of plug? Do a compression check on all cylinders to see if they are all close to each other.

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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-30-2020, 01:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 366
Posted By modela@aol.com
Re: ModelA

https://www.fordbarn.com/forum/showthread.php?t=289187
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-30-2020, 08:50 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,505
Posted By modela@aol.com
Re: timing light

Here is an old Rich Pin YouTube video from 2010 on timing with a timing light...FYI..


https://youtu.be/nLzUpQUTU6Y
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-26-2020, 09:50 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 767
Posted By modela@aol.com
Re: Suggestions on crud removal

The '"farmers' fix" thread chasers are nothing more than an original Model A head stud that has a long lateral grooved slot milled into the threads with a Dremel cut off wheel. Virtually making an...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-25-2020, 09:16 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 7,978
Posted By modela@aol.com
Re: Take a gander at this.

There is a small airport in Brodhead, Wisconsin that hosts annually a Pietenpol Aircraft reunion a week before the big annual EAA fly in up at Oshkosh, Wisconsin. Pilots fly their Pietenpols in from...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-20-2020, 04:08 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,477
Posted By modela@aol.com
Re: spark Advance

I remember when I got hold of my first Model A (30 Deluxe Coupe) and had to do a valve job on it before driving it. I invited my next door neighbor to go on the maiden voyage of my car after I had...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-20-2020, 03:47 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,106
Posted By modela@aol.com
Re: Patching Inner Tubes

I always roughed up the patch area on the tube with the cheese grater cap of the patch kit and then poured on some rubber cement glue to the area to be patched. Then I would then light the glue up...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-15-2020, 05:27 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,244
Posted By modela@aol.com
Re: Starter . . . Rebuild or Rebuilt?

Screw removal tool for air impact tool
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-14-2020, 09:16 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,244
Posted By modela@aol.com
Re: Starter . . . Rebuild or Rebuilt?

I just Did a Google search and found them on EBay, Northern Tool, JEGS, and serveral others for $20 or less.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-13-2020, 08:58 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,244
Posted By modela@aol.com
Re: Starter . . . Rebuild or Rebuilt?

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This inexpensive tool used with an air impact tool is great for removing those stuck screws on starters, door hinges, etc...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-10-2020, 02:15 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,269
Posted By modela@aol.com
Re: Scrap Drives May Have Trashed Cars, But Were the Drives Necessary?

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Remember taking a guided tour of the John Deere facilities in Moline, IL and was shown this deer statue made of copper. It was in the Deere family since 1900 and the story was that during...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-07-2020, 09:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 382
Posted By modela@aol.com
Re: Spare tire covers with advertising

https://www.ebay.com/itm/1925-Clifton-Catalog-Seat-Tire-Covers-Car-Tops-Auto-Tents-Excellent-Original-/283680620647

In doing some more research on the spare tire covers I came across this catalog...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-07-2020, 02:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 382
Posted By modela@aol.com
Spare tire covers with advertising

Years ago when I first got into the Model A hobby and joined the clubs, I recalled that many of the Model A's then had original advertising spare tire covers on them. They were typically canvas that...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-02-2020, 06:52 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 611
Posted By modela@aol.com
Re: 29 Tudor stop light switch question

Not per judging standards. You can always replace the rod with a spring. Correct size and tension spring will not break or distort the switch.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-29-2020, 07:46 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,124
Posted By modela@aol.com
Re: Preston “ALL VEHICLES” Antifreeze

In my area NW Illinois, the Menard’s stores all stock this “Conventional Green” antifreeze. Less than $9.00 / gal. typically. Mix 50 / 50 with pure water.

We are expecting our first frost this...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-21-2020, 08:11 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 917
Posted By modela@aol.com
Re: 160-A Standard Fordor?

Al, You better steer clear of that same cop now. He has lots of headlight lens to break on your “Rally” version Model A with 4 headlights... laugh out loud.
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