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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-03-2019, 07:19 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,247
Posted By machineman64
Re: Front crank seal

I use the neoprene seal as suggested by Steve Becker from Berts. No hammering in,
no leaks, easy to install upside down.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-02-2019, 09:17 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,434
Posted By machineman64
Re: broken screws in oak, drill or give up?

Try this
Use a old electric soldering iron the kind with a big copper heat sink, get it good and hot,
put a dab of solder on it to transfer heat and hold it on the end of the broken screw until it...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-28-2018, 07:05 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,417
Posted By machineman64
Re: Rebuilt rear end has a wine in it

about 4 or 5 years ago I rebuilt the rear end in my 30 coup with miss matched gears and it runs as quiet as my Cadillac, no noise what so ever.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-07-2018, 06:50 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,748
Posted By machineman64
Re: Knocking Sound Comes, Then Goes

Tom nailed it, mine had a knock at startup then would go away after a few seconds took the pan off found the center main lose removed .003 of shim all is quiet now.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-03-2018, 06:05 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,706
Posted By machineman64
led light bulbs

I am looking for comments good bad or otherwise on the direct replacement led bulbs for the model a headlight. they are available from:


Has anyone installed these, are...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-20-2018, 08:47 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,584
Posted By machineman64
Re: protectant for top

I use a product from Groits called Black Vinyl Top Reconditioner, it seems to do a good job. Their item no. 15570.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-20-2018, 08:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,614
Posted By machineman64
Re: Model A Ford Wico Magneto Help Needed

Kibble Magneto Service

Richard Kibble,
Fort Shaw, Mt.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-13-2017, 08:47 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,564
Posted By machineman64
Re: Bore diameter in Axle for King Pin

call Steve at Berts model a ford in Denver 800-321-1931 he has lots of good used parts.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-19-2017, 08:07 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 7,167
Posted By machineman64
Re: Knock, knock, knock sound

Another possibility could be a collapsed spring behind the cam plunger allowing the cam to move back and forth. This happened to me on a 29 model a I owned about 62 years ago.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-09-2016, 10:33 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,356
Posted By machineman64
Re: Pulling rear main cap with counter weighted crank

the rear main cap can be removed on a counter weighted crank as I have done it, it is a very close fit and you will have to fiddle around finding the right position, however different counter weights...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-01-2016, 08:27 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,575
Posted By machineman64
Re: Timing gear screw up...

Read my post carefully I used a puller to remove the gear however a little heat with a propane torch wouldn't hurt and may help, warmed the gear to put it on, used the kitchen stove for heat...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-01-2016, 07:44 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,575
Posted By machineman64
Re: Timing gear screw up...

I replaced both gears in my engine about 3 years ago. The crank gear can be removed with a good puller by removing the hood, front cover and radiator, loosening the motor mounts and jacking up the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-18-2015, 06:08 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,115
Posted By machineman64
Re: Convert to 12 volt or not?

I agree Tom's electronic voltage regulator is trouble free, easy to install and very reasonably priced, a great improvement.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-17-2015, 05:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,333
Posted By machineman64
Re: Shock Absorber Arms

bent arms on front, straight arms on rear

Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-26-2015, 09:21 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,883
Posted By machineman64
Re: Oil leak

like Mitch my engine doesn't leak a drop, I wonder what i did wrong when i had the pan off and replaced all the seals and gaskets?

Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-21-2015, 05:59 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 7,260
Posted By machineman64
Re: Bert's

ordered parts from Berts Thursday afternoon and they were at my door this morning. I would say that was very good service and shipping was their actual cost, can't beat that.

Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-17-2015, 10:04 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,804
Posted By machineman64
Re: WHAT ? You got to be kidding me...$116.00

Well they just sold for 123.50, but that included economy shipping for only another 5.00

Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-13-2015, 04:10 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,607
Posted By machineman64
Re: 1931 Tudor slows down going up hills

How about dragging breaks?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-28-2014, 09:11 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,863
Posted By machineman64
Re: Modern front seal

I installed a modern seal purchased from Bert's and followed Steve's instructions about 2 years ago, about 1000 miles, and it is dry as can be, no leak's. Very satisfied with seal and service from...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-17-2014, 07:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 980
Posted By machineman64
shock perches w/ hyd. brakes

my 30 coupe was converted to hyd. brakes before i got it, they are in good shape and function very well so i,m not very interested in converting back. my question is this, since the shock perches...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-21-2014, 09:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,235
Posted By machineman64
Re: Popout rebuild question

another big + for Dick Crabtree, sent mine to him it came back just like new, fast turn around and reasonable charge.

Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-20-2014, 07:51 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,617
Posted By machineman64
Re: Motor Stuck?

check your personal messages
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-19-2014, 09:26 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,807
Posted By machineman64
Re: Main Bearings and Cam Gear help!

I have a good used .003 oversized aluminium cam gear $20.00 shipped to you if interested p.m. me

Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-02-2014, 06:00 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 10,942
Posted By machineman64
Re: Follow up on poss blown head gasket.

concerning your low power problem, you might check for a plugged muffler or tail pipe (mouse nest) especially if car has been stored for a extended period.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-28-2013, 10:48 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,467
Posted By machineman64
Re: Oil in the water

if it was me i would run a drill bit that just fit in the head and spot the broken stud dead center for ease of future extraction.

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