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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 09:17 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 198
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Charging?? Canít say it is

Is the ammeter working as it should ? If the alternator is charging then the battery should charge. Sounds as though there is an open or poor connection somewhere in the circuit. I'm assuming the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 03:17 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 357
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: How to measure front wheels to straight ahead

Which is your concern, the wheels/tires pointing in the straight ahead position for steering wheel alignment, or, toe-in setting ?

It sounds to me like you just want the steering wheel straight...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 03:12 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 202
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Rear main leak to clutch

You could remove the inspection plate and take a look. You might also check that the pressure plate fingers all make contact with the release bearing at the same exact time.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 03:02 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 433
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Oil weight

Multi- weight oil, they have the viscosity/flow rate of the first number [lower] and the film strength of the second [higher] number.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 05:05 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 433
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Oil weight

Hmm, does 16 fluid ounces weigh a pound. Thats a wonderment, may I'll look it up. ;)
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 12:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 202
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Rear main leak to clutch

Its pretty hard for the oil to get tangled up in the clutch.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 12:41 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 433
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Oil weight

So accordingly I'll assume from the sound of your response you use non-dispersant. Thats your choice.

I'll agree oil is cheap insurance, doesn't take long to change it.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 07:56 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 433
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Oil weight

There are a bazillion discussions about oils.

Some fellas insist on using non-dispersant, can't imagine why.
Some fellas use synthetic.
Most guys use something in between. I've been using...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-20-2019, 03:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 324
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Clutch finger Adjustment

I wouldn't think that plate could get warm enough to boil water.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-19-2019, 05:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 324
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Clutch finger Adjustment

I've not used them, but, I think the nylocks are a good idea.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-19-2019, 02:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 522
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Dipstick level

Oil level is really subjective. It depends on the condition of the oilman, how much sludge is in it.

A normal oil change takes 4-4.5 qts. So you put in 3-3.5 its on the next oil change and mark...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-18-2019, 01:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 433
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Starter armature, is it good?

I have one of those tiny motor driven cutters. It doesn't get used on a starter. The commutator gets lathe turned.
Strange but the growler grew legs years ago, sure wish it hadn't.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-17-2019, 06:21 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 610
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: flywheel housing shims? late production diamond block.

The shims go in the top bell bolt holes. As RW said, a dial indicator or other indictor should be used to check for straightness. The measurements at 12:00-3:00 and 9:00 should be within about...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-17-2019, 06:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 433
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Starter armature, is it good?

Was this starter working before it was taken apart ?

If it was then then it should be good. The commutator should be cleaned up/cut and the mica doesn't need to be cut on a starter.

If it...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-17-2019, 06:41 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,566
Posted By Patrick L.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-17-2019, 06:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 481
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Oil gusher again

I'm thinking along the same line as Synchro, and, could the oil level be too high ?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-17-2019, 06:32 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 713
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Just wondering if

Good responses, thanks
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-16-2019, 12:17 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 713
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Just wondering if

The subject is pretty well covered, so I won't respond either. [smiley face]
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-16-2019, 12:11 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 713
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Just wondering if

LOL, good response for reply #5. :D
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-16-2019, 12:09 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,566
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: points burning out on the Model A distributer

Not much info to work with.
6v or 12v ? If 12v then look at the coil, make sure its a 3ohm or has a ballast resistor.
There shouldn't be more than 8v to the points.

A loose connection can cause...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-16-2019, 05:19 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 713
Posted By Patrick L.
Just wondering if

folks read the responses before replying.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-15-2019, 06:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 384
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: battery power loss mystery

OK, I didn't know the battery was sitting on the bench. I'd still check each cell with a hydrometer, but, it seems like a cell is bad and the battery is now defective.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-15-2019, 12:04 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 778
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Ever have your engine die at a stop light?

Did it just simply die while idling or when you stepped on the throttle ?

Either way for now, I'd recommend re-adjusting/checking the idle mixture.

Generally if the float is too high the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-15-2019, 11:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 303
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Amp gauge

Like B-T-N said, make sure the battery polarity is correct. If it has a 6v generator then the polarity should be + grd. If it has an alternator it could be anything.

An easy way to check the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-14-2019, 09:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 384
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: battery power loss mystery

What does 'repowered it' mean ? If it means you recharged it, did the charger show full charge ? When on the charger does one cell bubble more than the others. It may be time to take a hydrometer...
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