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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 10:17 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 194
Posted By Will N
Re: Starter windings . . . a Look-See

...or spend the $40 for a new set of coils that probably aren't shorted out...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 10:13 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,148
Posted By Will N
Re: Wisdom of Stopping Engine by Choking It Out

Yup, my father used to do the same thing. He felt it made it easier to restart with a charge of gas in the cylinders. But he stopped doing that when they started putting smog crap on the engines in...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 10:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 179
Posted By Will N
Re: Starter failure

Is there excessive drag in the engine? Try hand cranking it to see how easily it turns over.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-17-2020, 08:33 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 548
Posted By Will N
Re: PCV valve good idea?

The crankcase in the model a engine is very well vented with the large oil fill/crankcase vent tube. It should not be building up much back pressure in the crankcase that could cause a rear main...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-11-2020, 09:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 275
Posted By Will N
Re: Starter sticking

As Big hammer alluded to, the contact in the repro switches are made of copper, and are not very springy. The originals were made from a bronze alloy, and are much more springy. The original...
Forum: Model T (1909-1927) 09-07-2020, 07:54 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,253
Posted By Will N
Re: 30x3.5 rims needed

Good to know that about AVR.



Universal Tire also shows that they sell them:


https://www.universaltire.com/vintage-rims/clincher-rims/30-x-3-1-2-clincher-rim-model-t.html
Forum: Model T (1909-1927) 09-06-2020, 11:13 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,253
Posted By Will N
Re: 30x3.5 rims needed

http://www.americanvintagerims.com/
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-01-2020, 09:40 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,181
Posted By Will N
Re: Helpful Tips: Removing Perch Bolts From The Front Axle, Model A

My method was to clamp the axle/wishbone assembly to a bench that was anchored to the floor. Lots of Kroil was involved. I put a big pipe wrench on the perch bolt, and a five foot long pipe on the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-30-2020, 09:07 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 219
Posted By Will N
Re: Help! Leaky Radiator Hose at Moto Meter Probe

That's very cool. The probe is filled with a liquid with a low boiling point, like alcohol. When it heats up, the vapor pressure from the boiling liquid is sent up the tube (that's wrapped in wire...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-26-2020, 09:12 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 427
Posted By Will N
Re: Leakless or not? Never mind! Found my answer.

Another way to tell if it's leakless is to wait until it starts leaking, and then find that you can't install new packing rings to stop the leak!
Forum: Model T (1909-1927) 08-16-2020, 08:46 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,626
Posted By Will N
Re: NYS Inspection for Model T

When I lived in NYS, I found a local garage that was owned by a "car guy", and all he'd do is check if the lights worked. But the ultimate answer to your problem is you need to move out of NYS to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-12-2020, 10:00 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 668
Posted By Will N
Re: Model A Missing Badly

I see you are located in Texas. What was the air temperature down there? 100 yards is a short distance to have this happen, but if it was very hot, it could have been vapor lock caused by the fuel...
Forum: Model T (1909-1927) 08-04-2020, 09:58 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,500
Posted By Will N
Re: The First Modern Production Ford Motor

It was a Ford design that was used only by Ford.
Forum: Model T (1909-1927) 08-04-2020, 09:55 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,500
Posted By Will N
Re: The First Modern Production Ford Motor

Actually, the post that started this thread said that the model B was the first FOUR CYLINDER production motor, which is in fact true, and not misinformation. Ford's first production car was the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-04-2020, 09:49 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 848
Posted By Will N
Re: Annoying rattle.

If you have engine pans, take a look at where they mount to the oil pan. I once found that one of the ears had cracked from the vibrations, and it caused a rattle.
Forum: Model T (1909-1927) 08-03-2020, 09:00 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,500
Posted By Will N
Re: The First Modern Production Ford Motor

It's true that Ford contracted with outside suppliers for most of the parts. Dodge Brothers was a respected foundry and machine shop, and they built the engines, frames and transmissions. But these...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-30-2020, 09:22 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,368
Posted By Will N
Re: When is a "Model A" no longer a "Model A"

I don't profess that my opinion is the only true belief, as variety is the spice of life. If more people felt that way, we'd have less strife in this country now. But here goes: I got into Model...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-30-2020, 09:06 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,343
Posted By Will N
Re: Manifold Gland Rings

Over time, the rear of the exhaust manifold tends to droop downward due to the weight of the muffler pulling down on it while the manifold is near red-hot. The holes in the manifold and the exhaust...
Forum: Model T (1909-1927) 07-29-2020, 08:30 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 763
Posted By Will N
Re: Horn bracket

You should drain all the water from the radiator first. Then, when retightening, loosen all the head bolts and re-torque them following the correct sequence.
Forum: Model T (1909-1927) 07-28-2020, 08:54 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,500
Posted By Will N
Re: The First Modern Production Ford Motor

On the Model B, the water pump is down low on the front of the engine, driven directly by the camshaft.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-26-2020, 12:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 638
Posted By Will N
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-26-2020, 12:08 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,047
Posted By Will N
Re: starter not engaging

More than likely it is a broken bendix spring, or perhaps a bolt holding the bendix spring is broken or has backed itself out. I had that happen to me once. A tab on the lock washer broke and the...
Forum: Model T (1909-1927) 07-22-2020, 08:14 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,500
Posted By Will N
Re: The First Modern Production Ford Motor

Model B. Not only the first production Ford 4, but the first with a torque tube/drive shaft and rear radius rods. Set the pattern for the Model T.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-20-2020, 09:23 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 534
Posted By Will N
Re: Frame to front and rear end alignment

A slight bend in the front axle, or a slight misalignment of the spring eyes, will magnify over the length of the radius rods. I don't think 3/4 inch is too bad, so long as you can move it into the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-18-2020, 09:41 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,415
Posted By Will N
Re: first ride

In addition to the things WHN mentioned, bake sure the wheel bearings are properly pre-loaded. Make sure the tie rod ends and drag link are snugged up. Make sure the toe-in is set correctly.
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