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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 05:32 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,350
Posted By Benson
Re: Rebuilt Model A Engine: What do I have?

About blocks that are sleeved:

For a number of years H&H (in LA ?) would re-sleeve EVERY engine.

Maybe they found a railroad car full of Standard pistons and rings!

ADP = Additional Dealer...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 09:41 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 673
Posted By Benson
Re: Gas Tank Sealer

Does the FAA allow ethanol in aviation gasoline?

Ethanol might be the cause of sealer failure.

The last time I heard ethanol is NOT allowed in aviation gasoline.

I wonder if Aviation gas has...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-24-2021, 10:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,001
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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-23-2021, 12:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 391
Posted By Benson
Re: Zenith Q - Do I have this right?

Good point, very true (see bold type above).

This damage is done many times when someone tries to drill out the BRASS plug behind this idle port in the throat.

They are careless and drill right...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-22-2021, 05:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 391
Posted By Benson
Re: Zenith Q - Do I have this right?

The use of notch in throttle plate comes from one of the 2 or 3 versions of the Model B carb (I do not have documents available just now to tell you if it is B-1 or B-2 that used the notch).

Many...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-12-2021, 01:20 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,666
Posted By Benson
Re: throw-out bearing

As KR500 mentioned in post 17 above He took a noisy bearing to the Aetna plant and they found it was a junk made in India bearing.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-12-2021, 01:00 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,666
Posted By Benson
Re: throw-out bearing

I have seen 10 or 12 noisy Aetna bearings in different cars (ie not all in one car) in the last 15 years.

Every bad bearing was stamped "AETNA" just one word. so maybe these are the junk "INDIA"...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-10-2021, 11:36 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 901
Posted By Benson
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-10-2021, 11:00 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 901
Posted By Benson
Re: AutoLite heater install

I have had Otwell heaters since 1962. Recently I tried to fit an Autolite waffle manifold and found same same problem.

The original Autolite cover for the waffle heater locates the hole in same...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-05-2021, 09:38 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,026
Posted By Benson
Re: Bendix Drive Question??

Who supplies the Weldon USA Barrel Drive with the strange looking gear?

I made this correction to original post:
Bendix above should have read Barrel Drive

I have 55,000 miles on a used...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-30-2020, 11:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 373
Posted By Benson
Re: Looking for vintage Model A Hot Rod magazine annual

Is the magazine new enough to have an ISBN number?

Usually on back cover or in front couple of pages where Publication data is located..

ISBN would make finding one on internet easier!

I...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-30-2020, 12:10 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,787
Posted By Benson
Re: 600w vs 90w

Average temperatures for Wainwright U. S. Army Airfield, which is 3 miles from Fairbanks.

https://www.timeanddate.com/weather/usa/fairbanks/climate

These temperatures are similar to those we...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-26-2020, 09:45 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 817
Posted By Benson
Re: Length Limit for Priority Mail Shipping

guess I should have read post #1 closer
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-22-2020, 02:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,067
Posted By Benson
Re: Rutherford Head

Says he put ad about the head in newspapers in 1938.

https://www.nwitimes.com/uncategorized/slim-was-rare-breed-of-racing-champion/article_1317c6d6-fa5e-5959-b47b-fd4a39c9f4a8.html

Now all of...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-21-2020, 05:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 607
Posted By Benson
Re: Windshield Rattles

A word of caution:

I would not drive this car until this is fixed.

My coupe in the 60's had a windshield where the glass rattled in the frame from the time that we bought it.

I drove it for...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-18-2020, 05:45 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,394
Posted By Benson
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-18-2020, 04:36 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,394
Posted By Benson
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-18-2020, 09:05 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,454
Posted By Benson
Re: Does Your A Start Right UP?

Humidity is very low here.

But used a scraper on inside and outside of windows at times.

Used to hold a hand against windshield occasionally to melt frost while driving.

Also would crack a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-18-2020, 08:30 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,454
Posted By Benson
Re: Does Your A Start Right UP?

Yes many TIMES from 1962 until 1967 with 40,000 miles as a daily driver.

Started at 8000 feet and drove down to 5200 feet, 25 miles one way trip to town.

Used Otwell manifold heater.

Also...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-18-2020, 06:53 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,454
Posted By Benson
Re: Does Your A Start Right UP?

See post #43


Instruction manual says open GAV one turn on cold start,

On My car

1. Open GAV one turn on cold start.

1a. set throttle to slightly open (one or two clicks after floor...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-17-2020, 11:49 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,454
Posted By Benson
Re: Does Your A Start Right UP?

delete PDF will not post
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-15-2020, 02:39 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,227
Posted By Benson
Re: Generator question

The Fun Projects regulator will be destroyed it you jumper the regulator/"cutout" or polarize the generator. Says so right in the installation instructions.

Same thing if battery polarity is...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-12-2020, 08:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 628
Posted By Benson
Re: Automatic in A

Click here to view a post from 2015 about STEVE BECKER's personal experience with installing the 904 automatic.

https://fordbarn.com/forum/showpost.php?p=1020498&postcount=22

I think one reason...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-19-2020, 08:06 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 452
Posted By Benson
Re: Crank guide model A

Berts in Denver has thousands of original parts that are not listed at their website.

Call Steve or Tim

1-800-321-1931

https://modelastore.com/

That part will fit in a small Post office...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-17-2020, 01:59 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,193
Posted By Benson
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