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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 12:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 150
Posted By alexiskai
Re: 1927 Introduction of Model A

Feels like there's supposed to be a picture here... did it not make it past the attachment window?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 12:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 87
Posted By alexiskai
Re: Model B Fuel Pump

Maybe the Stipe adapter? Shows as out of stock, but you could call and see what the situation is....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 11:47 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 87
Posted By alexiskai
Re: Model B Fuel Pump

Am I correct that you see the two components as incompatible because they typically occupy the same physical space?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 01:03 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,185
Posted By alexiskai
Re: Snyder 5.5 head

I feel like the idea with fine point judging is that you're not building a car per se, like a thing to drive in alongside other cars, but rather you're building an art object, a ship in a bottle....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 09:12 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,560
Posted By alexiskai
Re: Your most useless NOS parts

I was reminded of this thread when I saw this listing (https://www.ebay.com/itm/Model-A-Ford-Water-Outlet-Gasket-Copper-Style-a8255-a1-/264838925087) on eBay. The box says it's a Model A water outlet...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 08:40 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 595
Posted By alexiskai
Re: Suggestions on crud removal

That would be nice, this overhaul is strictly inside-the-car. That's why I was so excited to discover that someone had put in double lock tappets before I got here.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 08:39 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 595
Posted By alexiskai
Re: Suggestions on crud removal

Ha, I just ordered that exact set last night. All the comments on Amazon were like "I used this set to chase the threads in my engine block."

So I did some shopping and picked up a chisel putty...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-25-2020, 05:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 595
Posted By alexiskai
Re: Suggestions on crud removal

I should add, just as a data point, it's always nice when things come off easily. I was able to get the head off simply by turning the motor over with the starter. The studs came out with a little PB...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-25-2020, 03:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 595
Posted By alexiskai
Suggestions on crud removal

Hi folks,

Starting an engine overhaul - new head, valve adjustments, other stuff and I'm wondering about the best ways to remove crud. Specifically three kinds of crud:

Crud #1: Gasket...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-25-2020, 03:21 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,043
Posted By alexiskai
Re: What is this on my Model A firewall?

Bermuda bells were popular in the '50s as add-ons, a way to give the car additional personality.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-23-2020, 12:04 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,291
Posted By alexiskai
Re: Time lapse Model A engine build

If you check out the video link (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PHRmJyq6JFY) in Brent's post, it's basically a burnishing machine, though less fancy.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-22-2020, 12:16 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,291
Posted By alexiskai
Re: Time lapse Model A engine build

Thanks Brent, this is very interesting. I wonder if anyone has figured out what duration and speed of "towing around a parking lot" is roughly equivalent to the 200 rpm burnishing operation they...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-21-2020, 02:03 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 853
Posted By alexiskai
Re: Window Riser Handles and "Show Quality" Nickel Plated Escutcheons

https://www.brattons.com/show-quality-nickel-window-riser-escutcheon.html

"Will only work with original handles. Current reproductions are too large to fit into this escutcheon."

No idea when...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-19-2020, 10:27 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,291
Posted By alexiskai
Re: Time lapse Model A engine build

Is the crankshaft hard enough to serve as an adequate substitute for the OEM roller burnishing?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-19-2020, 08:49 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,291
Posted By alexiskai
Re: Time lapse Model A engine build

If you search for "Hagerty" on previous forum posts you'll find a multi-page argument about the bearing clearance choices made by the engine rebuilder they hired to do the babbitt. Tight bearings is...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-18-2020, 11:36 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 683
Posted By alexiskai
Re: New engine - intermittent backfiring - stuck valve?

Similar problem posted in 2013 turned out to be poor fuel flow.

https://www.fordbarn.com/forum/showthread.php?t=110452&showall=1
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-12-2020, 02:24 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,082
Posted By alexiskai
Re: Scrap Drives May Have Trashed Cars, But Were the Drives Necessary?

Here's an article about the American Legion program from a Kansas newspaper around Thanksgiving, 1942.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-12-2020, 02:15 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,082
Posted By alexiskai
Re: Scrap Drives May Have Trashed Cars, But Were the Drives Necessary?

Turns out there was a multi-state "National Jalopy Campaign" specifically targeting old cars for scrap. It was run by the American Legion. Here's what appears to be a separate ad campaign run by a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-11-2020, 07:44 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 448
Posted By alexiskai
Re: Checklist for startup after 10-month unplanned hiatus

Thanks everyone for the good advice in this thread.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-10-2020, 05:56 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 448
Posted By alexiskai
Re: Checklist for startup after 10-month unplanned hiatus

I disconnected the battery to prevent my kids leaving the lights on during one of their occasional make-believe driving games.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-10-2020, 04:11 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 448
Posted By alexiskai
Re: Checklist for startup after 10-month unplanned hiatus

Guess it depends what "properly" means. I certainly didn't think at the time that I was putting it up for 10 months or I'd have put stabilizer in the gas at the very least. Temperature swings should...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-10-2020, 04:07 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 448
Posted By alexiskai
Re: Checklist for startup after 10-month unplanned hiatus

Not gonna change the fluids right now since I just need to run it briefly and then it'll be back in the garage for valve inspection and a new HC head. But I will check the gas and add some MMO in...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-10-2020, 10:12 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,686
Posted By alexiskai
Re: Model A only runs 40 miles

Pretty sure the OP means the engine won't rev up under WOT and is only hitting a 40 mph top speed.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-10-2020, 10:02 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 448
Posted By alexiskai
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-10-2020, 09:38 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 448
Posted By alexiskai
Checklist for startup after 10-month unplanned hiatus

With the pandemic going on and the coupe needing valve work, I haven't started her up since Christmas, and I didn't do anything special upon putting her away except disconnect the battery.
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