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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-28-2021, 09:36 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 806
Posted By whirnot
Re: Fender cover

I use a nice Used bath towel, held in place by two rare earth magnets.
I really like it.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-24-2021, 06:03 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,357
Posted By whirnot
Re: 10mpg

I checked mine just the other day, and am getting about 16. That is in town, or climbing back and forth over a small pass.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-23-2021, 09:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,320
Posted By whirnot
Re: Parts for a rebuilder

For those that didn't know Ron, his truck is in the Gilmore Model A Museum. Kind of an idea what his standards were.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-21-2021, 07:19 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,978
Posted By whirnot
Re: Max Speed of a Model A with 26% OD and HC Head

The setup and results are the same on my Pickup.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-20-2021, 10:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 305
Posted By whirnot
Re: Steering arms

A competent welder can reball them. I did mine.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-19-2021, 09:58 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 10,711
Posted By whirnot
Re: The new Burtz Mosel A engine

Reading taildraggers first post, took me back about 50 years to the first engine I rebuilt. I did the same thing, but didn't know to double check everything. Got the engine back together and it...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-08-2021, 08:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 876
Posted By whirnot
Re: Ammeter - Needle

Has anyone used the Ammeter that nurex sells? Pretty spendy at $80 but they say it's US made.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-08-2021, 07:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 971
Posted By whirnot
Re: Heard on Jeopardy tonight

https://www.kingsford.com/country/about-us/
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-08-2021, 07:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 766
Posted By whirnot
Re: Zenith Troubles

Also check to make sure the cap jet is fully seated. The jet tool can sometimes jam against the boss, and you think it is seated, but it isn't.
And I know this because.....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-07-2021, 09:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 971
Posted By whirnot
Re: Heard on Jeopardy tonight

Actually incorrect. Ford Started the Ford Charcoal Company.
The name Kingsford was not used until after the company was sold to outside investors.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-07-2021, 09:55 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,551
Posted By whirnot
Re: My FIRST Phone call to Burt's in Colorado

They have all the parts available. New and used. They are closed Monday and as mentioned Tuesdays are a Zoo.

I usually call in the afternoon without issues. try both numbers
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-05-2021, 07:19 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,825
Posted By whirnot
Re: Gas seepage at steering column

We used to patch motorcycle tanks with JBWeld.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-01-2021, 11:58 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,525
Posted By whirnot
Re: Brake question

The only way to adjust the rods to factory specs is to bring the complete system back to factory specs. This is precisely why they stated not to adjust then during brake service. It masks other...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-31-2021, 08:41 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,525
Posted By whirnot
Re: Brake question

Paul Shinns video tells you to adjust the brake rods. Ford's Service bulletins expressly say NOT to adjust the brake rods during a service adjustment. I think I'm gonna follow Ford on this one.....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-26-2021, 08:57 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,309
Posted By whirnot
Re: Engine stumbles on acceleration

On a side note, you said the points looked good and you adjusted them. I would recommend as a matter of habit, when doing a tuneup, always replace the points. They are inexpensive and without...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-26-2021, 08:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 831
Posted By whirnot
Re: Mitchell OD with touring engine

That would actually be the best solution, but alas, is not in the budget. I have the synchro trans in another car, which I went with the standard first, 15% increased second. I really like that...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-26-2021, 08:43 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,114
Posted By whirnot
Re: Comprehesive howto for brakes?

You would also want to adjust them after a brake onerhaul, making sure everything else was correct. They are not to be adjusted as part of the normal service adjustment, which in the youtube video...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-26-2021, 06:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 831
Posted By whirnot
Re: Mitchell OD with touring engine

This is on a different car, and should be pushing close to 60hp.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-26-2021, 06:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 831
Posted By whirnot
Re: Mitchell OD with touring engine

I am also trying to get the 2nd over split a little higher, changing the gears doesn't do that.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-26-2021, 12:33 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,114
Posted By whirnot
Re: Comprehesive howto for brakes?

Not to hijack this thread, but in the service bulletins, Ford specifically stated that the brake rods are set at the factory and are not to be adjusted when adjusting brakes. They even bold typed it.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-25-2021, 10:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 831
Posted By whirnot
Mitchell OD with touring engine

Today I was coming home in my CCPU, still fairly new to me about 300 miles since I finished it. It has a stock motor with the exception of a 5.5 Head.

I have a 26% Mitchell which I love and use...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-24-2021, 05:11 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,114
Posted By whirnot
Re: Comprehesive howto for brakes?

Personally I would not follow his videos for anything. I have watched a few and there was glaring misinformation in every one. He is selling advertising. Not promoting good repairs.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-22-2021, 08:02 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,114
Posted By whirnot
Re: Comprehesive howto for brakes?

And that's why you should not take your instruction from someone on you tube.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-21-2021, 10:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 756
Posted By whirnot
Re: GAV Adjustment + Choke flood

If adjusting the GAV changes your idle, then the idle is too fast. The gav feeds the cap jet only, which is used only in mid to high speed use. The idle mixture can be adjusted at the carb, but...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-21-2021, 10:04 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,836
Posted By whirnot
Re: Model A Wheel Alignment

When checking toe in, I prefer to check the front, 6 inches up, and then roll the car so that point is 6 inches up at the rear. This will take slightly out of true wheels out of the equation, since...
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