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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 07:30 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,322
Posted By alexiskai
Re: Adding Guages

There were contemporary lights that were sensitive enough.

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PS - I assume "indicates generator and fan belt trouble" means like "if the light is off, you have generator trouble."
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-15-2021, 07:42 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 530
Posted By alexiskai
Re: Benefits of a thermostat?

The thermostat isn't about the heater, it's about getting the engine up to operating temperature more quickly so it runs cleaner. Even folks who don't use a thermostat, in most cases they've done...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-15-2021, 01:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 313
Posted By alexiskai
Re: Water pump questions

That's been my experience, it feels tight when it hasn't been turned for awhile. If you bolt the fan on and spin the fan blade by hand for a minute or so, it loosens up (again, my experience).
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-15-2021, 02:05 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 964
Posted By alexiskai
Re: leaking head gasket?

Video has been posted.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xNSyK8ZN9ug
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-14-2021, 08:48 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,157
Posted By alexiskai
Re: Scrap Drives May Have Trashed Cars, But Were the Drives Necessary?

There's evidence from industry memos that they were mostly concerned that, if soap were to be rationed, people would realize they didn't need as much soap as they'd been buying before the war. By...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-14-2021, 08:43 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,322
Posted By alexiskai
Re: Adding Guages

One more note about oil gauges - in Fahnestock's "Unauthorized Accessories," the only two gauges advertised are oil and temperature gauges. So there seems to have been demand for oil gauges at the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-14-2021, 03:38 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,322
Posted By alexiskai
Re: Adding Guages

The oil pressure gauge is one step up from an idiot light. You learn what your normal pressure is, and then if the gauge indicates a drop in pressure, you stop the car immediately until you figure...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-14-2021, 02:12 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 812
Posted By alexiskai
Re: Reamers

Agreed - I got an entire steering column rebuilt for what it would've cost me to buy just the reamers required to do it myself (badly).
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-14-2021, 12:22 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 964
Posted By alexiskai
Re: leaking head gasket?

The issue of babbit vs insert is sort of a red herring; what that argument is really about is the overall condition of the engine. Babbit bearings in good condition, with proper clearance, good rods...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-14-2021, 09:30 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 778
Posted By alexiskai
Re: My First Model A - Questions

Agreed, you're literally 20 minutes from a massive parts supplier and repair shop. You should have no problems getting assistance.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-13-2021, 08:47 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 964
Posted By alexiskai
Re: leaking head gasket?

I'm actually doing the editing right now on a video showing how to do this, using Larry Brumfield's procedure described here (http://www.fordgarage.com/pages/brumfieldheadinstructions.htm). Should...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-13-2021, 04:13 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 964
Posted By alexiskai
Re: leaking head gasket?

You don't have to change the studs, but many people do – it's not too expensive to order new Grade 8 studs and nuts, and if you don't know much about the history of the car it's cheap insurance.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-13-2021, 01:29 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 710
Posted By alexiskai
Re: Insurance policy w/o liability?

Thanks folks, I got the Hagerty policy. Extra $60 a year but worth it for the roadside assistance and the absence of hassle.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-13-2021, 09:36 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 710
Posted By alexiskai
Re: Insurance policy w/o liability?

I agree, the double coverage and potential for passing the buck is what I specifically want to avoid.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-12-2021, 11:22 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,161
Posted By alexiskai
Re: received my deluxe flathead ted brake kit today concerned

Use the Model A Times articles, that's how I did it. There are two:
http://www.ocmafc.com/techarticles/BrakeFloaters.pdf
http://www.ocmafc.com/techarticles/BrakeFloaters-2.pdf
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-12-2021, 01:34 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 710
Posted By alexiskai
Insurance policy w/o liability?

My insurance policy at American Collectors is being shifted to a new carrier partner and I wanted to take the opportunity to shop around. I have liability coverage (but not collision/comprehensive)...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-07-2021, 09:34 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,046
Posted By alexiskai
Re: Crazy temp gauge idea

If you're committed to using it, why not put a 6V-12V step-up converter (https://www.amazon.com/DIGITEN-Converter-Regulator-Waterproof-Module/dp/B019GY2FLW) in the circuit instead?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-07-2021, 01:48 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,003
Posted By alexiskai
Re: 31 rear spring free length measurement for a roadster

I feel like we're edging into angels-on-the-head-of-a-pin territory. If Ford did describe the roadster rear spring assembly as 7-leaf, despite it having 8 pieces, my guess is they did so because the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-07-2021, 12:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 653
Posted By alexiskai
Re: arcing brakes

Mike's is about three hours from Lexington, and I believe they'll arc your shoes to your drums for you.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-06-2021, 09:12 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 759
Posted By alexiskai
Re: Where do I go from here??

Doesn’t sound embarrassing to me. Sounds like good bargain hunting.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-05-2021, 08:32 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 759
Posted By alexiskai
Re: Where do I go from here??

See this thread (https://www.fordbarn.com/forum/showthread.php?t=290881) for some forum members in your area.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-05-2021, 12:28 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,096
Posted By alexiskai
Re: Float-A-Motor Questions

You do get those pieces from Bert's, but I agree they should post a better pic. They both use the same supplier; the instructions at Bratton's...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-05-2021, 11:58 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,096
Posted By alexiskai
Re: Float-A-Motor Questions

That's technically the transmission mount, but anyway I'm not sure why they'd do that. The kit I got from Bert's (https://modelastore.com/index.php?route=product/product&product_id=3394) does not...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-05-2021, 11:13 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,096
Posted By alexiskai
Re: Float-A-Motor Questions

Correct, the FAM mounts *move* the inner pad, that's the whole point. Instead of being a flat pad, crushed between the motor mount and the frame, it's a pair of rubber biscuits; half the mount is...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-04-2021, 09:38 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,096
Posted By alexiskai
Re: Float-A-Motor Questions

The way I did it was to measure the total width of the mount, "biscuit-to-biscuit," with no tightening of the bolts, and then incrementally tighten the bolt until I was able to measure 1mm of...
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