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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-04-2020, 11:24 AM
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Views: 375
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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-04-2020, 08:59 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,311
Posted By barkleydave
Re: 16" Wheels

On the 29 CCPU has 21 like OEM

On the 31 Slant 16 s They look great on the slant but distinct advantage on touring vehicle. Better handling less wondering, more tread on road for improved...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-04-2020, 08:51 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 375
Posted By barkleydave
water pump Allen Head bolt size

I replaced my water pump block studs several years ago with allen head bolts.

Works great but now forgot what size they are?

Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-02-2020, 10:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 477
Posted By barkleydave
Re: AA 1930 king pins bushings needed

Thanks Bill for helping my Nephew with the King Pins for his AA!

Model A folks are the best for jumping in to help others!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-02-2020, 09:58 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,007
Posted By barkleydave
Re: 12 volt

Most 12 V conversions ditch the gen and replace with a one wire 12V altnerator.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-27-2020, 10:13 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 477
Posted By barkleydave
AA 1930 king pins bushings needed

Looking for source for set of AA 1930 king pins and bushings
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-29-2020, 08:27 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 832
Posted By barkleydave
Re: Brake Conversion? Or not.

This has been covered at great length.
In my limited experience with two A's
Mechanical breaks work great but most cars not done completely to achieve good results.
Plan on spending $2,000 + ...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-15-2020, 05:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,455
Posted By barkleydave
Re: Oil pressure

That is the nature of flat heads. I had a 1948 Chris Craft with the K95 six. It was a beast of an engine. Ran great all the years I owned it. Beautiful oil pressure gauge with an 1/8 inch copper...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-22-2020, 07:08 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,325
Posted By barkleydave
Re: Distilled Water?

For those who run water only.... have you tested the water?

Run for awhile then get some swimmig pool test strips to test PH you may be surprised what your find! PH should be no higher than 7.8...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-19-2020, 06:53 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,732
Posted By barkleydave
Re: Title

You will see tons of "Open Titles" which is illegal in most states if not all.
Once someone buys a vehicle there is a short grace period then you are required to transfer the title to the new...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-14-2020, 08:52 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,279
Posted By barkleydave
Re: High fuel consumption?!?!

Way too many variables to diagnose your MPG
Everything from compression issues, bearings, tire pressue to dragging brakes can contribute.

Running too rich and fuel quality can have a huge impact...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-12-2020, 09:14 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,247
Posted By barkleydave
Re: TRANSPARK UNIVERSAL Ignition System problems

I have several Pertronix Ignitors (FS ignitions) in stock dist. I have one running perfectly for the past 20 years have not had to touch it...

Some folks do not like them and that is their...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-12-2020, 08:58 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,451
Posted By barkleydave
Re: engine rpm at idle

The Puck-Puck idle when full retard sounds cool but thats about it.
Normal advance of 1/2 to 3/4 I like an idle 500-600 rpms. It is happy and does not stall on hot days in traffic. Too low heat...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-12-2020, 08:42 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,988
Posted By barkleydave
Re: Any 6 Volt coil will do?

There is really no such thing as a 6 volt coil.
The coil does not care.
Ohms dictates voltage to the ignition

Simple rule: The lower the Ohms (resistance) the higher the passthrough voltage...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-08-2020, 11:28 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,162
Posted By barkleydave
Re: Unleaded Gas

When the Model A was built the only fuel was "White Gas" There was no lead added nor needed. No lead fuel will cause no issues with our cars. Now Alcohol in our fuel does cause problems...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-05-2020, 09:01 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,357
Posted By barkleydave
Re: passenger tires

The vast majority of vintage tires are made at factory owned by Coker. Brand name is molded but for Example a Firestone, Goodyear stamped tire are Not built by either company.
Tread design and...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-27-2020, 11:40 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,038
Posted By barkleydave
Re: Adjusting timing with NuRex

Slight retard works better with HP heads. I use a timing light and set it 2-3 deg ret.
That works well with max advance of 26 deg but I only run the level max of 3/4 down.

I am using...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-23-2020, 11:09 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,486
Posted By barkleydave
Re: Not running

I built a small 1 qt aux fuel tank. I disconnect fuel output from fuel sediment bowl. If problem solved it is upstream to fuel tank. If not.... work downstream problem if fuel starvation will be...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-31-2020, 08:20 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 680
Posted By barkleydave
Re: Carb issue - 29 CCPU

Today's fuels are crap. Even if this is not the problem it is a good idea to pull the carb and drop bottom half. You will be surprised what your find. Most of the time very fine rust and crud. I...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-31-2020, 08:08 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,168
Posted By barkleydave
Re: grounding distributor

All good areas to check. Question: are you using float-a motor mounts? If so do you have a ground strap from your battery to the transmission to insure a solid engine ground?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-03-2020, 03:53 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,891
Posted By barkleydave
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-29-2020, 07:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 732
Posted By barkleydave
Re: starter motor

Amp draw is more informative. You can expect minimum of 60+ amps starting draw on a 6 volt system. Now your starting draw does not go through your amp meter it would burn it up quick! Cold morning...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-29-2020, 07:27 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,924
Posted By barkleydave
Re: Hot water heat?

We built a small hot water sys under the front seat. circulates hot water from outlet line and uses a 2 speed computer type fan. Very small unit and quiet. Puts out enough heat but not enough to blow...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-29-2020, 07:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 698
Posted By barkleydave
Re: C.B. Radio/tour

CB radios did the job 25 years ago. Few are in use today. Most clubs now use FRS radios.
Range is pretty good... remember all are line of sight! Had held radios are inexpensive, charge easily or...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-29-2020, 06:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 922
Posted By barkleydave
Re: Stuck Cylinder Head Stud

When I replaced a head I had one stud I could not get out to replace with new so I left it in. I figured it did not leak... threads were good so why invite trouble. Everything worked out fine. ...
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