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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-26-2020, 08:12 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 722
Posted By bkensinger
Re: Brassworks 28 Show Quality vs Active Driver?

I replaced my original radiator with a heavy duty one because I wanted to tour. Nobody but you will know. There is little value in trying to maintain a car for fine point judging if it is not shown...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-03-2020, 07:45 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 893
Posted By bkensinger
Re: Gas Valve Installation - thread sealant recommended?

Permatex Permashield is the ticket.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-15-2020, 11:37 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,414
Posted By bkensinger
Re: Late 31 with no rear shocks

I used modern shocks on my roadster and really like them for touring.
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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-06-2020, 10:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 667
Posted By bkensinger
Re: Rear-end oil fill

If you use the substitutes for 600w it helps if you warm it up to make it flow out of the bottle better. You can also use one of those cheap oil pumps at Walmart to pump outboard motor gear case oil....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-06-2020, 11:15 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,143
Posted By bkensinger
Re: 6v generater vs 6v alternator

Unless you are into fine point judging an alternator offers greater charging ability and is maintenance free. I changed over to the Nurex because I wanted to tour and not worry about dim headlights...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-04-2020, 07:52 AM
Replies: 196
Views: 28,527
Posted By bkensinger
Re: Model A car names

Old Blue for obvious reasons!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-13-2020, 10:52 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 869
Posted By bkensinger
Half of a cotter pin in oil pan?

This summer when I did an oil change I found half of a cotter pin stuck to my magnetic drain plug. I had the engine rebuilt 4000 miles ago and presume the cotter pin is off one the connecting rod...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-11-2019, 07:58 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 16,523
Posted By bkensinger
Re: LED Headlights

I bought Logo Lites and think they are great! I did get a flicker on right high beam and contacted the manufacturer. They said it is most likely a poor ground. Here is the exact reply:

Each time...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-05-2019, 09:30 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,045
Posted By bkensinger
Re: Will I fit in a Roadster??

I am 6'0 at 210 and I fit in my 31 DLX Roadster which I have owned now for 30 years. You ca figure out how to slip in . Go for it!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-31-2019, 07:58 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,776
Posted By bkensinger
Re: Installing Modern shocks

Dick Pirkl shocks are Monroe. Many members of the Model A Club in Madison WI have used these for many years without a problem.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-31-2019, 08:02 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,776
Posted By bkensinger
Re: Installing Modern shocks

I just installed 4 shocks from a well known Model A enthusiast Dick Pirkl. His shock kits directly install front and rear with no drilling or added brackets. They are very hefty and include lifetime...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-11-2018, 03:58 PM
Replies: 196
Views: 28,527
Posted By bkensinger
Re: Model A car names

Old Blue for obvious reasons.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-11-2018, 07:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 795
Posted By bkensinger
Start Up and Safety Checklist

My Model A Club is getting ready to start the touring season up north in Wisconsin. Does anyone have a really good safety checklist so we can go over our Model A cars before we tour?

In addition ,...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-08-2018, 07:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 860
Posted By bkensinger
Re: Vacuum wiper motor Rebuilt Kit?

A friend told be to squirt some Marvel Mystery oil in the vacuum wiper mechanism to rejuvenate it. The method has worked well for ten years rather than a rebuild.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-10-2018, 04:18 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,085
Posted By bkensinger
Re: Flathead Ted Brake Energizer Kit??

Yes!

When I rebuilt my brakes ten years ago I bought new cast iron drums and had them turned, rebuilt the pads,Flathead Teds, new brake springs, and made sure rods are straight and true. The...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-28-2018, 08:20 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 7,533
Posted By bkensinger
Re: Runs for about 10 minutes and the just quits

If you have a weak coil it will work when cold and then dump you when hot. Happened to me twice.
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