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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 02:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 429
Posted By alexiskai
Re: co-op

Oh yeah, they are. I just posted it because it's the brand he was asking about.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 10:19 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,183
Posted By alexiskai
Re: Model A Town Cars?

See below ads from 1929 and 1930
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-21-2021, 01:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 679
Posted By alexiskai
Re: Rebuilt Model A Engine: What do I have?

Berkeley Automotive Center was located at 2611 Shattuck Ave in Oct. 1946 there's an article in the Oakland Tribune about a burglary at the radio shop next door. By 1953 it seems to have moved a few...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-21-2021, 11:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 429
Posted By alexiskai
Re: co-op

From an eBay auction
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-21-2021, 11:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 429
Posted By alexiskai
Re: co-op

National Co-operatives, Inc. was an industrial company that got started in the mid-'30s. The co-op name signaled that they were agriculturally focused. Here's what they listed as their product lines...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-19-2021, 09:16 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,659
Posted By alexiskai
Re: Scrap Drives May Have Trashed Cars, But Were the Drives Necessary?

The below is from "Economic Geography," Apr. 1936.

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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-18-2021, 08:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 523
Posted By alexiskai
Re: How to test vintage oil gauge

Trying to figure out whether Jim is kidding... :D

Thanks folks, these are all great solutions. I might try them all just to see.

This oil gauge was advertised as a Studebaker gauge, but with a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-18-2021, 04:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 441
Posted By alexiskai
Re: Noisy Valves

I remember now, the usual advice is to do it out of the car so that gravity holds the tappets out of the way. Otherwise you have to use clothespins or such to hold them up while the cam is...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-18-2021, 04:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 523
Posted By alexiskai
Re: How to test vintage oil gauge

Ha, I would certainly know whether it worked. I do like MikeK's suggestion to see if it's accurate, but I'm well aware also that the main function of the oil gauge is just to show that the pump is...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-18-2021, 03:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 523
Posted By alexiskai
Re: How to test vintage oil gauge

Thanks Mike - I saw that in this post (https://fordbarn.com/forum/showpost.php?p=793168&postcount=2) from a few years ago you recommended a flow restrictor. Does this package...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-18-2021, 02:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 523
Posted By alexiskai
How to test vintage oil gauge

I just bought an oil gauge on eBay and would like to test it. Does anyone know a convenient way to test these, short of hooking it up to the engine? Seems to have a conventional threaded receiver in...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-18-2021, 02:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 441
Posted By alexiskai
Re: Noisy Valves

Replacing the tappets is, to my knowledge, not usually an in-the-car operation since the camshaft and oil pan must be removed. Maybe technically you could do it? I haven't seen anyone claim to have...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-18-2021, 12:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 365
Posted By alexiskai
Re: Shift tower rebuild

I don't think you can delete. Most folks who double-post edit the second post and replace all the words with "Duplicate post" or something.



I use iMovie as well, it's really great. The ability...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-18-2021, 01:23 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 729
Posted By alexiskai
Re: Apco accessory choke and carb adjustment

Listed in the Apco dealer advertisement from Feb. 1929.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-18-2021, 12:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 423
Posted By alexiskai
Re: Clutch finger adjustment in car

This is on my list of chores and I'll make a video when I do it. I have a borescope that'll probably come in handy, it's tight quarters in there.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-18-2021, 12:37 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,659
Posted By alexiskai
Re: Scrap Drives May Have Trashed Cars, But Were the Drives Necessary?

They sure do look that way, but in fact it's a redaction in the source image. I went back and zoomed in, you can see here:
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There was another ad placed in a competing paper on the same day,...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-17-2021, 02:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 519
Posted By alexiskai
Re: 1931 valve cover gasket question

That is a Model B valve cover.

http://www.fordgarage.com/pages/ABvalvecovervarieties.htm

Maybe you should post a picture of the engine?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-16-2021, 07:30 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,515
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: 24
Views: 868
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: 338
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: 1,052
Posted By alexiskai
Re: leaking head gasket?

Video has been posted.

Edit: video is down for reshoots, will be reposted in a week or so.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-14-2021, 08:48 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,659
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: 35
Views: 2,515
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: 35
Views: 2,515
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: 905
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).
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