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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 12:25 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 533
Posted By chrs1961815
Re: temperature gauge

With a good radiator, you will be in the 160s. I have a new Bergs and this is what I have. No thermostat.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 12:24 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,029
Posted By chrs1961815
Re: Some people should not own a Model A

I agree with some of the sentiment. To own a model A, you have to have some mechanical experience just to operate the thing. Much less for the repairs that come up out of the blue.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-24-2022, 09:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 426
Posted By chrs1961815
Re: Drain Plug Gasket

I think it also depends on which gasket you get. You can reuse the hard fiber ones but the copper ones aren't as forgiving.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-24-2022, 07:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 199
Posted By chrs1961815
Re: Distributor upper plate

They are hard to come by and not reproduced. Dave Renner might be able to help you out.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-24-2022, 10:57 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,725
Posted By chrs1961815
Re: Installing Radius Rod Rubber Ball

Just a steel ball, you can weld up worn spots and file back to a somewhat round shape.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-23-2022, 02:51 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 904
Posted By chrs1961815
Re: manifolds

Bad gas flow to the carburetor could be several things. The screen filter in the carburetor or the filter on the firewall may be plugged with sediment which is usually the cause.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-22-2022, 06:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 477
Posted By chrs1961815
Re: crank journal bolts

Square head sockets are the best, great for engine work and adjusting brakes.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-22-2022, 02:32 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,699
Posted By chrs1961815
Re: Old style distributor

If you have no spark, it has something to do with the power from the ignition switch, to the cable, to the lower plate it makes contact with.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-21-2022, 04:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 427
Posted By chrs1961815
Re: Model A Ford shocks "Made in Chicago" question.

You are correct. I got rid of the ones on my roadster. The covers are original, but the bases are cast out of bronze and so are the shock arms that came with them as a set. Bronze is worth good scrap...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-21-2022, 04:51 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 805
Posted By chrs1961815
Re: Universal Joint Cover

That is an early one meant to be used with the first generation AR braking system. Steve Plucker has a good write up of the evolution of the cover.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-20-2022, 01:09 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,459
Posted By chrs1961815
Re: Advice needed for buying my roadster

Depends on what those people are referring to original. Those prices seem high for unrestored cars, especially the 29 and the 31 project. You would probably want a 29 or later car simply because they...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-19-2022, 01:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 516
Posted By chrs1961815
Re: Steering gear adjustment or replace?

Depends on what you have. You most likely have a 2 tooth which can be adjusted. But it also is probably worn behind adjustment.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-18-2022, 05:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 600
Posted By chrs1961815
Re: Preserving cleaned silvered reflectors

The best preservative I have found is installing them. The cork seal works very well if done right and it is close to air tight thereby reducing oxidation.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-18-2022, 05:38 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 463
Posted By chrs1961815
Re: wiring conduit

If I remember right, the clamp was dipped in black enamel and the bolt was cadmium plated.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-16-2022, 09:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 292
Posted By chrs1961815
Re: Water pump and fan

A lot of stainless is magnetic but the pull isn't as strong as steel. It takes some experience to tell the difference.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-16-2022, 09:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 733
Posted By chrs1961815
Re: Went from the Club Coach to the Club Briquette

It could have been worse. I have seen cars that have had so much heat that the panels look like a potato chip. Yours doesn't look like it got hot enough to do that or change the metallurgy.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-16-2022, 07:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 234
Posted By chrs1961815
Re: Checking Fluid in Rear Shocks on 31 Victoria

You can angle them slightly off center.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-16-2022, 07:41 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 769
Posted By chrs1961815
Re: removing the pinion race, how

You can either pound out carefully while it is well supported or for the novice you could heat the area up and it should pretty much fall out.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-15-2022, 01:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 926
Posted By chrs1961815
Re: Metal Stem Tubes

Nobody has them at the moment, maybe in several months.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-10-2022, 08:52 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,642
Posted By chrs1961815
Re: Head bolts

You have to have heat for sure. I would not remove them unless they are damaged or you are rebuilding.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-10-2022, 08:49 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,127
Posted By chrs1961815
Re: greasing new springs

Slip plate. Grease is a no no because it attracts dirt and will quickly be pushed out.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-08-2022, 07:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 614
Posted By chrs1961815
Re: Balancing Beads for a Model A Tire

I think the question to use them or not depends on how true the wheels are. Mine are very true and 50mph feels very good.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-05-2022, 05:54 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,699
Posted By chrs1961815
Re: Old style distributor

A&L used to sell to the public but now they only sell their stuff wholesale to the vendors. So the burnout condensers from Snyders and Brattons are both A&L products.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-05-2022, 05:46 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,424
Posted By chrs1961815
Re: Primer paint

Rolling is better than spraying when it comes to fumes but they are still there. Not using epoxy is a bad option considering you can just wear a respirator and all will be fine.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-05-2022, 01:03 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,400
Posted By chrs1961815
Re: What has gone wrong on the road?

Michael, I am not sure exactly what happened but I was having these weird vibrations for a few weeks and then a really bad shuddering and locked up rear wheels. Once inspected, the pinion gear had...
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