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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 12:04 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,215
Posted By alexiskai
Re: Time lapse Model A engine build

If you check out the video link (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PHRmJyq6JFY) in Brent's post, it's basically a burnishing machine, though less fancy.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-22-2020, 12:16 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,215
Posted By alexiskai
Re: Time lapse Model A engine build

Thanks Brent, this is very interesting. I wonder if anyone has figured out what duration and speed of "towing around a parking lot" is roughly equivalent to the 200 rpm burnishing operation they...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-21-2020, 02:03 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 648
Posted By alexiskai
Re: Window Riser Handles and "Show Quality" Nickel Plated Escutcheons

https://www.brattons.com/show-quality-nickel-window-riser-escutcheon.html

"Will only work with original handles. Current reproductions are too large to fit into this escutcheon."

No idea when...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-19-2020, 10:27 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,215
Posted By alexiskai
Re: Time lapse Model A engine build

Is the crankshaft hard enough to serve as an adequate substitute for the OEM roller burnishing?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-19-2020, 08:49 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,215
Posted By alexiskai
Re: Time lapse Model A engine build

If you search for "Hagerty" on previous forum posts you'll find a multi-page argument about the bearing clearance choices made by the engine rebuilder they hired to do the babbitt. Tight bearings is...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-18-2020, 11:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 477
Posted By alexiskai
Re: New engine - intermittent backfiring - stuck valve?

Similar problem posted in 2013 turned out to be poor fuel flow.

https://www.fordbarn.com/forum/showthread.php?t=110452&showall=1
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-12-2020, 02:24 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,064
Posted By alexiskai
Re: Scrap Drives May Have Trashed Cars, But Were the Drives Necessary?

Here's an article about the American Legion program from a Kansas newspaper around Thanksgiving, 1942.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-12-2020, 02:15 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,064
Posted By alexiskai
Re: Scrap Drives May Have Trashed Cars, But Were the Drives Necessary?

Turns out there was a multi-state "National Jalopy Campaign" specifically targeting old cars for scrap. It was run by the American Legion. Here's what appears to be a separate ad campaign run by a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-11-2020, 07:44 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 443
Posted By alexiskai
Re: Checklist for startup after 10-month unplanned hiatus

Thanks everyone for the good advice in this thread.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-10-2020, 05:56 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 443
Posted By alexiskai
Re: Checklist for startup after 10-month unplanned hiatus

I disconnected the battery to prevent my kids leaving the lights on during one of their occasional make-believe driving games.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-10-2020, 04:11 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 443
Posted By alexiskai
Re: Checklist for startup after 10-month unplanned hiatus

Guess it depends what "properly" means. I certainly didn't think at the time that I was putting it up for 10 months or I'd have put stabilizer in the gas at the very least. Temperature swings should...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-10-2020, 04:07 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 443
Posted By alexiskai
Re: Checklist for startup after 10-month unplanned hiatus

Not gonna change the fluids right now since I just need to run it briefly and then it'll be back in the garage for valve inspection and a new HC head. But I will check the gas and add some MMO in...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-10-2020, 10:12 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,647
Posted By alexiskai
Re: Model A only runs 40 miles

Pretty sure the OP means the engine won't rev up under WOT and is only hitting a 40 mph top speed.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-10-2020, 10:02 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 443
Posted By alexiskai
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-10-2020, 09:38 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 443
Posted By alexiskai
Checklist for startup after 10-month unplanned hiatus

With the pandemic going on and the coupe needing valve work, I haven't started her up since Christmas, and I didn't do anything special upon putting her away except disconnect the battery.
...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-10-2020, 09:28 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,064
Posted By alexiskai
Re: Scrap Drives May Have Trashed Cars, But Were the Drives Necessary?

There was a similar thing with the cooking fat drives. The public perception was that the cooking fat was needed for glycerin to make ammo, but in fact the gov't had no trouble sourcing enough...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-10-2020, 01:52 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,064
Posted By alexiskai
Re: Scrap Drives May Have Trashed Cars, But Were the Drives Necessary?

The scrap drives did not significantly increase the amount of scrap collected as compared to pre-war levels. However, they may have increased the amount collected as compared to a counterfactual in...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-08-2020, 09:37 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,509
Posted By alexiskai
Re: Ford verse Chevrolet

It makes sense to me that, by 1942, the used-car pricing of both 1930 Fords and 1930 Chevys would be pretty low. But the Model A would have been less expensive to operate/maintain, and thus would...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-08-2020, 09:28 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,509
Posted By alexiskai
Re: Ford verse Chevrolet

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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-07-2020, 09:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 322
Posted By alexiskai
Re: Spare tire covers with advertising

Several on this page:
https://forums.aaca.org/topic/343101-photos-of-advertizing-tire-covers/

Also:

https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/nv4AAOSw2glfVwsG/s-l1600.jpg
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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-07-2020, 02:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 590
Posted By alexiskai
Re: I think I have found another controversial topic like 'Which Oil to Use'

Do we know the measurements on the modern-guide-with-shoulder that some (https://www.mikes-afordable.com/product/A6510MODA.html) vendors...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-05-2020, 08:29 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 696
Posted By alexiskai
Re: Hendersonville, North Carolina

If Asheville is within your range, hit up the Estes-Winn Antique Car Museum (https://www.grovewood.com/antique-car-museum/). Also the Asheville Radio Museum (https://www.avlradiomuseum.org/) (Sat 1-3...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-30-2020, 11:11 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 348
Posted By alexiskai
Re: low & no spark on #3 cyl

I don't have personal experience with this behavior but that's what I've heard. I'm not sure why it is. I couldn't find any images of a cutaway body to show how the wiring is run, but I found the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-29-2020, 09:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 348
Posted By alexiskai
Re: low & no spark on #3 cyl

If a short occurs within the distributor body, it often affects cylinder 3. You'll find out when the new one arrives. If that doesn't help, here's a thread from '17 describing something similar with...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-28-2020, 12:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 427
Posted By alexiskai
Re: Idling high

If you need any tips on doing a vacuum test, here's the thread where I talk about how I did mine:
https://www.fordbarn.com/forum/showthread.php?t=273571
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