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  • Mitch
    Vacuum leak or lean mixture Detection
    by Mitch
    Another easy method to try is if you have a vacuum wiper, just remove the hose off of it. Then spray a shot of carb cleaner in using a straw to see if it picks up the engine.
    11-30-2017, 12:34 PM
  • Ayyy
    Finally Installed It! Vintage Centrifugal Air Cleaner
    by Ayyy
    After many priority shifts and procrastinations, I finally got around to installing the vintage centrifugal air cleaner on my 1930 Model A CCPU.

    What's a vintage centrifugal air cleaner?? This air cleaner was patented in 1922 and it works by centrifugally throwing the particles out of the air stream heading towards the carburetor. It does not use a mesh filter, so there is no restriction...
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    07-18-2018, 07:30 PM
  • Tom Wesenberg
    What are the Specs of Your engine?
    by Tom Wesenberg
    If your engine is in good condition right now, then it's a good time to check the compression, vacuum at idle and higher speed, coolant temp, and generator volts.
    Write these down and keep them with your car, then you have a good basis to check against when something goes wrong.
    06-17-2018, 12:46 AM
  • pAAt
    Zenith carb cleaner
    by pAAt
    I have one of my Zenith carbs in mineral spirits as of today. I bought a box of TSP and plan to boil it tomorrow for a few hours and then put it in the freezer for a spell. I will check out if brass comes out freely. I will clean ports out with a paper clip or wire suitable for that chore. My question is, is bead blasting that necessary ? I have a friend that could do it for me, but I need my extra...
    10-03-2017, 09:18 PM
  • Midwest Tin
    Restoring an Original Tool Bag
    by Midwest Tin
    Hi, I have a original tool bag that needs to be cleaned and then restored. Also plating of fasteners.
    Anyone have any ideas as to what works and doesn't? All ideas welcome.

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    07-02-2018, 09:21 PM
  • JohnB15632
    31 Vacuum line
    by JohnB15632
    The vacuum line that originally cam with my Model A is plugged solid.
    Any ideas how I can get this tube unplugged?
    Would it be better to try to manufacture/bend a new vacuum line?

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    06-05-2018, 03:38 PM
  • Jm29henry
    The best product to clean a carb
    by Jm29henry
    I bought a zenith 1 carb that I will rebuild, what is the best product to soak parts for cleaning before rebuilding?
    06-15-2017, 10:04 AM
  • telmore1964
    Ford Model A Vacuum Wiper Motor
    by telmore1964
    I am thinking I would like to have my truck as original as possible and thinking about going back to vacuum wipers. I can't tell for sure if this truck ever had the vacuum motor installed because the holes that are already there don't seem to line up with Trico wiper motor mounting holes. Also on the outside of the window frame there is no hole large enough for the vacuum hose and on the inside of...
    10-02-2018, 03:01 AM
  • dmdeaton
    Air Cleaner
    by dmdeaton
    So lets say we have done the balance mod on the carb and we want to use a air cleaner. What is a good one to use? What about the issues with possible raw fuel fires?
    10-13-2017, 09:58 PM
  • pAAt
    Engine cleaning before paint
    by pAAt
    I have spent hours scraping my block off and I enjoyed every minute of it, which surprised me a bit. I have oven cleaner from the Dollar store and Simple green from another store. Tom Wesenberg, could you tell me the rest of the cleaning process or come down and show me how to do it ? P.S.- if you decide to come down, could you bring some plasti-gage and a variety of gauges, mics, shims, emery cloth,...
    06-12-2017, 02:04 AM