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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-18-2021, 09:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,118
Posted By gilitos
Re: Manual wiper

My '29 CCPU was my daily while in grad school 1979-1985. I drove it all year around including cross country (Cincinnati-Dallas-Naples, Fl-Cincinnati) and never missed a motorized wiper. Hand wiper...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-19-2020, 07:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 824
Posted By gilitos
Re: How to evaluate a functioning rear axle assembly

Hey, Jack, that's pretty sensible advice. I'll post up what I find. The other reason to tear it down is to finally install that 3.27........
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-18-2020, 04:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 824
Posted By gilitos
How to evaluate a functioning rear axle assembly

I have never had my rear axle apart; I keep oil in it and it's been working fine for many decades. I'm about to start some major work which will include removing the axle from the car: I'm replacing...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-11-2020, 08:30 PM
Replies: 1,059
Views: 141,890
Posted By gilitos
Re: tell a Model A related story

Woofa, I have to tell you that I have been reading your posts all along and they are one of my favorite parts of Fordbarn. I love them. I'm very sorry that it is unlikely that we will ever meet.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-06-2020, 07:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,175
Posted By gilitos
Re: Steel balls in brake cross shaft

You do very nice work, Werner!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-14-2019, 08:08 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,639
Posted By gilitos
Re: Asking for a favor

I would love to know what information was communicated In the various PM's announced in this thread! Maybe the real secret to fixing chatter?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-14-2019, 10:59 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 8,211
Posted By gilitos
Re: babbit tolerance? .000?

The last picture in post #62 is the thrust that failed due to the crank being set back too far.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-14-2019, 10:42 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 8,211
Posted By gilitos
Re: babbit tolerance? .000?

Ron rebuilt my engine In '85 and it was so tight that I had to tow the car to get it started; the starter motor couldn't turn it over. The main bearings broke up within a few thousand miles. He...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-02-2019, 09:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,149
Posted By gilitos
Re: PickUps

Regularly cruised 3 abreast in my '29 cc back in 1980-86 in grad school. I'm 6'. Loved it. Cozy and very do-able. Especially when the person in the middle was a pretty girl.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-02-2019, 03:57 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,800
Posted By gilitos
Re: Front axle restoration

I've had good luck using drill rod and wrapping one end with enough masking tape to fit tightly in the perch and spindle holes. I space out two rings of tape so that one locates in the top of the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-01-2019, 07:51 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,965
Posted By gilitos
Re: Who has the best Tillotson rebuild kit?

Bill, you hit that nail dead on the head.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-14-2019, 10:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,089
Posted By gilitos
Re: Original Hand Wiper Blade

I was ways pleased how effective this wiper was in my '29 CCPU. Never missed a motor.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-23-2018, 06:19 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,534
Posted By gilitos
Re: Honing Cylinders

Muriatic acid does not dissolve aluminum. Lye (sodium hydroxide) does. Muriatic acid does etch iron and steel. It removes the aluminum by dissolving a thin layer of iron underneath it that it is...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-22-2018, 08:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,316
Posted By gilitos
Re: Infrared Verses Mechanical Gauge

The infrared thermometers like Harbor Freight (and others) sell are only accurate reading a flat black surface. They have significant error reading temp on any other surface; you have to calibrate it...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-20-2018, 08:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,199
Posted By gilitos
Re: Another nice old pic....

That's an OHV motor with 2 strombergs?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-01-2018, 10:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,483
Posted By gilitos
Re: Pan gasket

The auto industry has gone 100% to silicone as a replacement for stamped or molded pan gaskets during powertrain manufacture. It's applied via a robotic dispenser to the sealing surface prior to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-09-2018, 03:31 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,852
Posted By gilitos
Re: Windshield Visibility: Vacuum vs. Electric Wiper Motor (Late 1930 CCPU)

I drove my 29 Closed Cab for 10 years (before I sold it) with the original hand wiper. It was perfectly functional in the rain. I never felt the need to replace it with electric or vacuum.

I...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-01-2017, 11:19 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,494
Posted By gilitos
Re: Does Your Model A/AA have a Vintage Tow Hitch?

Chief is a man I would have liked to have met. And spent time with.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-10-2017, 03:05 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,619
Posted By gilitos
Re: What do you think about these temps and why?

......and of course we can trust the HF gauges to be accurately calibrated and consistent instruments! Also, the shinyness of the metal has a BIG effect on IR gauges. BEST way to eval a temperature...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-29-2017, 02:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 452
Posted By gilitos
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-23-2017, 05:32 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 8,301
Posted By gilitos
Re: Farewell to Sears, (not 'A' related.....)

My tudor is still running the radiator I bought at my local Sears in 1976.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-20-2016, 12:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,991
Posted By gilitos
Re: Jasper rebuilt engines

I bought a 29 CC PU in 1980 with a fresh Jasper motor in it. Drove it daily for 10 years including trips from Cincinnati to Texas and Florida. I changed the oil every 500-1000 miles but never had...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-01-2016, 02:51 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,346
Posted By gilitos
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-02-2016, 04:44 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 8,257
Posted By gilitos
Re: Why did this rod fail?

Well, Herm, I'm sorry you got drug into this. I didn't mention your name on purpose and I had no intention to do so. Your work was gorgeous and these problems had nothing to do with your work. My...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-29-2016, 08:40 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 8,257
Posted By gilitos
Re: Why did this rod fail?

They have wells. The photo doesn't have enough contrast to show them 'well'.
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