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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 03:17 PM
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Posted By alexiskai
Re: genius battery tender

Did you hold the Mode button in for 3 seconds?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 10:19 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,516
Posted By alexiskai
Re: Model A down draft intake Manifold

Yes, the Snyder's instructions (https://www.snydersantiqueauto.com/content/Snyders/Product_PDFs/A-9425-SBU,%20A-9425-DBU.pdf) for their reproduction Burns intake say that you will have to grind down...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-14-2021, 03:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 472
Posted By alexiskai
Re: Archive of old Model A message boards

That one had a certain percentage of files that didn't come through, they were error messages. I corrected the problem, so this batch should be more complete with regard to the FB archives.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-14-2021, 10:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 472
Posted By alexiskai
Re: Archive of old Model A message boards

The *expanded* size of the archive is 650MB, or about the capacity of a CD. In fact you could put it on a CD if you wanted to, although I wouldn't because searching it (which is the whole reason to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-13-2021, 03:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 573
Posted By alexiskai
Re: Banger posi traction

I think you need to change to a 9" rear end. Once that's done, there are multiple LSD options such as TrueTrac or Trac-Lok.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-13-2021, 12:44 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 541
Posted By alexiskai
Re: Best choke for downdraft carb?

My build goal is to imitate a Model A that might have existed in 1936, where the owner has been tweaking it with aftermarket parts and parts from later Fords. A generator, cable choke...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-12-2021, 10:51 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 541
Posted By alexiskai
Re: Best choke for downdraft carb?

How's the heat transfer on that setup? Any icing or overheating issues?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-12-2021, 09:09 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 541
Posted By alexiskai
Re: Best choke for downdraft carb?

The company that's making "new" Strombergs has a specific cable choke model (https://luckys-speed-shop.com/product/genuine-stromberg-97-carburetor-9510a-c/), so it seemed like the other models must...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-12-2021, 04:47 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 541
Posted By alexiskai
Re: Best choke for downdraft carb?

A new hole in the floorboard would be fine. What type of choke would I use for that?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-12-2021, 04:45 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 541
Posted By alexiskai
Re: Best choke for downdraft carb?

Yes, sorry, I temporarily have two Model As and its gone to my head.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-12-2021, 02:44 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 541
Posted By alexiskai
Best choke for downdraft carb?

I'm planning an upgrade to the Stromberg 97 carb on one of my cars. I'm trying to organize the parts list. The consensus seems to be that a choke is sometimes needed. Snyder's sells a cable choke,...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-12-2021, 12:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 472
Posted By alexiskai
Archive of old Model A message boards

One of the problems with learning about Model As from message boards like this one is that it's hard to get at archival content. The current iteration of Ford Barn dates from 2010. Ahooga has posts...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-11-2021, 08:52 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,759
Posted By alexiskai
Re: Consensus of opinion

This is some impressive gatekeeping right here. Who has a "charging plan?" Those who don't care to formulate and execute a "charging plan" should go buy a Toyota?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-11-2021, 02:20 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,759
Posted By alexiskai
Re: Consensus of opinion

A generator can be fussy, can require fine-tuning as your electrical use patterns change. If they're not set up right, they can be hard on the battery and electrical components. Whereas an alternator...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-10-2021, 10:56 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 604
Posted By alexiskai
Re: Re-torquing head bolts

With cast iron in both the block and the head, the temperature at which you tighten the head nuts doesn't matter a huge amount, but my preference is to tighten when cold because it helps ensure that...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-09-2021, 03:36 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 582
Posted By alexiskai
Re: Removing the cam on a Model A

If you have the manifolds off, you should be able to:

Compress the spring with a compressor tool
Push the valve stem up as far as you can
Place a finger into the port and hold the valve stem...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-08-2021, 08:22 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 583
Posted By alexiskai
Re: Starting Issue - Need Ideas!

What's the history of the two starters? Ordinarily I would say two starters doing the same thing would rule that out, but this sounds like a classic "weak starter motor" problem. Replacing the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-08-2021, 08:15 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 962
Posted By alexiskai
Re: What can you do with a shop press?

Yeah, I'm not gonna try that one.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-08-2021, 01:46 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 962
Posted By alexiskai
What can you do with a shop press?

I recently bought a used 20-ton shop press at a local auction. I've been dimly aware that this is a useful gadget to have for Model A repair pressing bushings and bearings in the distributor, the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-07-2021, 11:43 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,248
Posted By alexiskai
Re: The price of a Model A Ford

That market niche didn't go to Walmart when the small hobby shops closed, it shifted over to Hobby Lobby and Michael's. HL still has a nice selection...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-06-2021, 03:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 613
Posted By alexiskai
Re: How Fast?

Look at this thread. Was ultimately diagnosed as a bottleneck in the fuel line.
https://www.fordbarn.com/forum/showthread.php?t=301355
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-05-2021, 08:39 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,248
Posted By alexiskai
Re: The price of a Model A Ford

In our downtown, we have a model train layout. The time period depicted is late '30s - early '50s. I find this is the most common time period for these layouts, both because it's the only time period...
Forum: Model-A 10-05-2021, 08:25 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 133
Posted By alexiskai
B distributor

Looking for a B distributor for use on an A block with 7:1 head. Looking to spend around $100 more if the unit is in excellent shape and/or came off a working car recently.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-04-2021, 03:03 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,301
Posted By alexiskai
Re: Antique Engine Rebuilding

That's good advice about Stipe shocks and Burtz blocks and pretty much any unique part these days.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-01-2021, 11:06 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 655
Posted By alexiskai
Re: Jumping 6V with 12V battery

Seems like this would only work in the narrow range where the 6V is too discharged to turn the starter but not too discharged to run the coil.
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