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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 07:21 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 186
Posted By nkaminar
Re: Generator charging revisited

Another option is to add a capacitor across the DVM leads. A condensor normally used for the ignition can be used. If you use another capacitor make sure it is installed correctly. An...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 07:12 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 215
Posted By nkaminar
Re: over running carburetor ?

Also look for other sources of a leak, such as the jets. It may be necessary to rebuild the complete carburetor with new gaskets.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 12:25 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 836
Posted By nkaminar
Re: Banger posi traction

Richard Scaldwell drives a JAP powered Edwardian car with a rear end that does not have a differential. He gets around just fine. Of course, most of the time he is drifting around the corners....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 05:19 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 633
Posted By nkaminar
Re: Gas mileage question

Yes, higher compression ratio and taller gearing helps. Higher compression leads to higher efficiency which leads to more miles per gallon.

Depending on where you live and how hilly that is,...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 05:07 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 675
Posted By nkaminar
Re: New owner 1931 A

It looks like you bought the right car. So many on this forum buy cars that look great but have a lot of mechanical issues. And a lot of new owners are not ace mechanics and so get frustrated and...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 04:57 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 223
Posted By nkaminar
Re: overheating

Although some antifreeze products are more prone to foaming, I will go with Ruth on this one. I believe that you are due for a head gasket replacement. Read all the postings on the Barn about...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-15-2021, 06:50 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 633
Posted By nkaminar
Re: Gas mileage question

Many many years ago there was a story in the paper about a 1927 Chevy that got 100 mph. (Anybody remember this?) The photo in the paper showed the roadster running around an oval track that was...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-15-2021, 12:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 127
Posted By nkaminar
Re: Convert horn 6 volt to 12 volt

C1Nelson,

The field winding are different on a 12 volt horn than a 6 volt horn. On a 6 volt horn the field windings will be 20 gauge, which is 0.032 inch in diameter and on a 12 volt horn the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-15-2021, 11:58 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 778
Posted By nkaminar
Re: 6 volt Spartan horn on 12 volt system

Good idea to mark the horn. It is obvious to any electrical engineer but maybe not so to Joe Mechanic.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-15-2021, 07:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 389
Posted By nkaminar
Re: Wobbling Aluminum fan blade

Use the washer as noted. Trim the nose of the water pump as needed. Check the taper without the key. It should not rock even without the nut on. Glue the fan onto the shaft (with the key...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-15-2021, 07:24 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 633
Posted By nkaminar
Re: Gas mileage question

OK, two points. First, most people do not drive a Model A because it gets good mileage or worry too much about it. Second, a higher compression head will help.

I keep records of my mileage...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-15-2021, 07:08 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 586
Posted By nkaminar
Re: Yard art 28 coupe

Many years ago I acquired a small junk yard of mid to late 1930 cars, 9 in total. One by one I got them running and sold them at swap meets. I would strap gas cans on the side to supply fuel to the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-14-2021, 08:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 586
Posted By nkaminar
Re: Yard art 28 coupe

I have a commercial blocker on my computer so I never saw any commercials. I watched it to the end, at twice speed. He did not take the pan off nor the valve chamber cover. I do not believe he...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-14-2021, 09:56 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 606
Posted By nkaminar
Re: gas tank problems

I have used Evapo-rust with good results. https://www.evapo-rust.com/
It is not harmful to the environment nor you and will remove all the rust without touching good steel. You can buy it in...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-13-2021, 04:59 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 836
Posted By nkaminar
Re: Banger posi traction

Here is my story about welding up the spider gears. When I moved to the Santa Cruz Mountains in the late 1970's, I met some people who were logging redwoods. They had actually stopped logging at...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-13-2021, 08:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 352
Posted By nkaminar
Re: Testing Starter

Kurt, that is really good data.

For those who want to do their own test, there is something called a battery shunt. It is a resistor with low resistance that is placed in series with the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-13-2021, 06:56 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,817
Posted By nkaminar
Re: Consensus of opinion

Usually the only thing that goes wrong with an alternator is that brushes wear out. They can easily and cheaply be replaced.

I took my 1971 Datson to the dealer to have the alternator...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-13-2021, 06:51 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 6,104
Posted By nkaminar
Re: Itís getting harder to drive my A

I have an 8 mm movie of my grandfather getting in and out of the Model A coupe I drove in high school. It was a struggle for him.

At this point I can relate. I see myself having the same...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-13-2021, 06:37 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 696
Posted By nkaminar
Re: Roads in the old days Australia

Australia is a special place. I visited there many many years ago. All the people were super nice. I brought some beer from California to share. They just laughed at me. Same thing happened...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-12-2021, 07:58 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 566
Posted By nkaminar
Re: Best choke for downdraft carb?

My Weber has a choke operated by a cable. The knob end is mounted where the GAV/choke rod knob would normally be and the cable goes through the hole in the firewall where the rod would normally go....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-12-2021, 07:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 572
Posted By nkaminar
Re: Misses and pops

Pops was what my dad called his dad. When referring to my grandparents I guess I could call them Misses and Pops. They died a long time ago but these days I see my grandfather in the mirror.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-12-2021, 07:38 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,582
Posted By nkaminar
Re: Model A down draft intake Manifold

Just being close to the exhaust manifold might be enough for an aluminum manifold. The aluminum manifold for my Weber carburetor has a pad that is about 1/4 inch away from the exhaust manifold pad. ...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-12-2021, 07:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 572
Posted By nkaminar
Re: Misses and pops

I assume you mean popping in the carburetor. Missing and popping from the carburetor are a sign of a lean mixture. You can verify this by opening up the GAV quite a bit or holding the choke...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-11-2021, 08:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 781
Posted By nkaminar
Re: best guesstimate needed on used part-

I hate to see parts go to scrap Someone in the future will want them and cuss the person who discarded them. Maybe tomorrow, maybe 100 years from now. I don't have a good solution for storing...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-11-2021, 08:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 559
Posted By nkaminar
Re: Voltage regulator

Hooking up a voltage regulator to the Model A generator is not complicated. The cutout can be bypassed internally with a short wire and some solder. The wire coming from the third brush to the...
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