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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 09:46 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 902
Posted By alexiskai
Re: Head gasket modern style has wrong silicone insert!!!

BTW this problem with the silicone gasket is well-established:
https://www.fordbarn.com/forum/showthread.php?t=149648
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 09:11 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 902
Posted By alexiskai
Re: Head gasket modern style has wrong silicone insert!!!

I'm no fan of this design, but the silicone bead is not supposed to make the difference between the coolant drip-drip-dripping out in real time or perfect operation. The leak in the OP's video is...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 01:12 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 902
Posted By alexiskai
Re: Head gasket modern style has wrong silicone insert!!!

The double-lobed cavity on the cylinder head that you've indicated in your photos is not a water channel. It's a cavity that helps remove the sand core when the head is cast. All original A and B...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-18-2022, 04:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 380
Posted By alexiskai
Re: 1929 model A phaeton 4 door

BaT will probably reject this listing since it's still a project.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-18-2022, 01:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 380
Posted By alexiskai
Re: 1929 model A phaeton 4 door

Selling on eBay may be a good solution here if you can take a lot of pictures and a video of it running. Phaetons don't show up on eBay very often, and the auction format allows you to underprice it...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-14-2022, 06:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 976
Posted By alexiskai
Re: Cars Stolen…be on the lookout.

Not in isolation, but if the AirTag comes near any iPhone, it will report its whereabouts to the cloud via the phone.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-12-2022, 08:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 717
Posted By alexiskai
Re: PM Box Full

You may be able to delete the contents of your inbox using this link. Sort of the nuclear option, but if you can't find another way......
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-09-2022, 10:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 462
Posted By alexiskai
Re: Photo needed for spring type hood prop

Sorry, it turns out I have the regular kind, not the spring kind. But maybe I can help. The description at Mike's website is badly worded. You don't attach these to the hood rods (the hollow rods...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-09-2022, 04:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 462
Posted By alexiskai
Re: Photo needed for spring type hood prop

I’ll take pics tonight if nobody else has them handy
Forum: Model-A 05-06-2022, 09:42 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 176
Posted By alexiskai
Pair of '29 black headlight buckets for pickup/AA

$200 plus shipping from Mebane NC

These buckets came off my '29 coupe when I swapped for the correct chrome buckets. Surface rust on the bottom where it rubs against the headlight bar, plus a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-02-2022, 12:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 909
Posted By alexiskai
Re: LED Focused Beam Headlights - My Experience

I'm willing to give credit to the critique that they don't replicate the original brightness pattern, but folks... your headlamp buckets and reflectors are adjustable. Adjust them. Even cheaper LEDs...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-02-2022, 11:11 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,091
Posted By alexiskai
Re: Henrys Hat

He's not usually depicted wearing a hat. In some early photos, he's wearing a derby hat (aka bowler hat in the UK).
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-28-2022, 03:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 535
Posted By alexiskai
Re: Frosty intake manifold

Intake icing doesn't always lead directly to performance issues. Sometimes it's just a byproduct of your ambient temp and humidity. This problem is more common on cars that use an air filter. It may...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-25-2022, 09:27 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 879
Posted By alexiskai
Re: Era Tennessee plates $$$

The '29 NC plate is twice the price of the '30 plate. It's a combination of supply and aesthetics – some color combinations look nicer and are in higher demand.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-22-2022, 02:18 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,504
Posted By alexiskai
Re: Autom. advance spark timing

Thanks, I really am going to complete the Nu-Rex series as soon as I can. Just have a lot going on now. I really want to get the B distributor into a video, I think a lot of people don't quite...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-22-2022, 10:31 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,504
Posted By alexiskai
Re: Autom. advance spark timing

Yeah, setting the Nu-Rex's baseline to somewhere ATDC is a decent workaround and won't hurt the car (unless you idle for a really long time). It's just odd to me that a stock engine wouldn't take 28°...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-21-2022, 04:20 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,504
Posted By alexiskai
Re: Autom. advance spark timing

A lot of stuff can cause detonation at "normal" advance numbers, not only compression. For example, the plugs might be too hot, or there might be too much carbon build-up. Another possibility is that...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-21-2022, 11:16 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,504
Posted By alexiskai
Re: Autom. advance spark timing

I would be interested to see what happens if you drain the gas, put a couple gallons of high-octane petrol in it, and run those hills again. In Germany, you should be able to get 95, 98, or 100...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-20-2022, 04:53 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,504
Posted By alexiskai
Re: Autom. advance spark timing

How were you handling your spark advance before, when you did it manually?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-13-2022, 12:11 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,131
Posted By alexiskai
Re: Engine Block Crack Problem

Moroso Ceramic Sealer was recommended in this thread:
https://fordbarn.com/forum/showthread.php?t=147203
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-08-2022, 09:19 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,504
Posted By alexiskai
Re: Autom. advance spark timing

I'm still going to try to use my B distributor, but I also have a digital timing light and tachometer, so I can verify and adjust my timing curve down to single degrees. If you don't have that gear,...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-06-2022, 08:19 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,504
Posted By alexiskai
Re: Autom. advance spark timing

Use Nu-Rex's contact form (https://www.nurex.com/contact) and just ask whether they have any tips on purchasing one of the timing devices in Germany. You never know what they might say. When I told...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-05-2022, 08:43 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,504
Posted By alexiskai
Re: Autom. advance spark timing

I have both the Nu-Rex timing device (installed, running) and a B distributor (for the project car). The B distributor is best used for high-compression heads ≥6:1, where the compression puts a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-05-2022, 10:37 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,504
Posted By alexiskai
Re: Autom. advance spark timing

The schematic is the same. You remove the cable armor and the threaded terminal at the distributor end of the wire. Then splice on more wire if you need it, plus a flag terminal at the end. For...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-05-2022, 08:42 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,504
Posted By alexiskai
Re: Autom. advance spark timing

The B distributor doesn't accept the original wire that runs from the pop-out switch to the lower plate. On the B, a wire comes down from the ignition and terminates at a simple screw. If you want to...
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