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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 05:23 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 215
Posted By nkaminar
Re: So, I have apparently blown head gasket

Have you been re torquing the head bolts over the 5,000 miles? I think that is a maintenance thing.

I have had the best luck with the Best brand gaskets and the copper spray gasket sealer. I...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-16-2021, 07:45 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 950
Posted By nkaminar
Re: Over Heating

Check the price of a new radiator from Bergs.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-16-2021, 07:35 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 441
Posted By nkaminar
Re: Time For Clutch Adjustment?

Catman,

Until you get a chance to repair the sector at the top of the steering column, you can slip a plastic or rubber hose over the lever to keep the throttle from moving.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-16-2021, 03:50 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 441
Posted By nkaminar
Re: Time For Clutch Adjustment?

The clutch can be adjusted from the top by removing the floor boards. This is easier for me than crawling under the car. I also remove the battery to get it out of the way. The play, clutch...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-16-2021, 06:47 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 612
Posted By nkaminar
Re: Overheating 1930 Model A

I am very happy with my Bergs radiator. It is the atmospheric variety. The car never overheats even when I push it up a steep grade in summer.

I have a 160 degree thermostat but I drilled 6...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-15-2021, 07:28 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 789
Posted By nkaminar
Re: Wrong Gear Oil?

Mitchell recommends 85W-140 GL5 gear oil for their transmissions and overdrives for the Model A. Oils have come a long way in 90 years and the modern oils have additives to maintain the oil film...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-15-2021, 07:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 541
Posted By nkaminar
Re: V8 Clutch for model A

The V8 clutch is easier to push and is smoother. Less chance of chatter. The original clutch is fine if in good shape and correctly adjusted.

The lighter flywheel will provide better...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-15-2021, 06:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 577
Posted By nkaminar
Re: Rear Brakes

Check the rear bearings and seals and see if there is a flat spot on the bottom of the axle housing where the bearing rides.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-14-2021, 08:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 577
Posted By nkaminar
Re: Rear Brakes

Dennis,

Sounds like you are doing all the right things. I am also working on rear brakes for another Model A owner. Lots of worn out stuff and frozen parts. This evening I took a good look...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-14-2021, 08:36 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 4,880
Posted By nkaminar
Re: 1929 double a won't start, help

The fiber gear was used because it is quiet. However the aluminum gear is stronger and will last a lot longer, although it will make a little bit of a noise.

You can remove the front cover...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-14-2021, 08:25 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 737
Posted By nkaminar
Re: Voltage/Amperage question?

How old is the battery? If very old it may need replacement. As others have said, after a few minutes the amperage should go to zero as the battery becomes fully charged. The volt meter should...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-14-2021, 08:04 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 777
Posted By nkaminar
Re: Pressurized Radiator

No tank was mentioned in the original post: "Does anyone out there run a pressurized radiator? Can you tell me how and where to mount the overflow tube?"

I answered that by explaining that...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-13-2021, 05:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 641
Posted By nkaminar
Re: Engine runs on

Check the switch again. There may be an intermittent issue. The clue is "all of a sudden." I am assuming that this is a modern switch and not the original pop out variety. Maybe the contacts...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-13-2021, 04:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 535
Posted By nkaminar
Re: Exhaust and Intake Manifold Decking

Weber says that their carburetor should be level but the manifold made for the Model A does not compensate for the 2 degrees or so that the engine is slanted at. In practice it does not seem to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-13-2021, 03:37 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 4,880
Posted By nkaminar
Re: 1929 double a won't start, help

Yea, progress. Getting it started is great. Now on to the fuel issue.

If your light is always on at the coil then that may be the side that is connected to the battery. The opposite side...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-13-2021, 09:35 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 535
Posted By nkaminar
Re: Exhaust and Intake Manifold Decking

Brent, Your fixturing is in line with what I had in mind. It is not easy to do with a set of blocks, and adjustable risers but possible. I have set up more complicated shapes on my mill. How...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-13-2021, 09:04 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 387
Posted By nkaminar
Re: Front Wheel Bearing Adjustment

It is best to back off the brake adjustments as others have indicated but the bearings can be adjusted by tightening the nut and then backing off one position of the cotter key. By tightening I...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-13-2021, 07:19 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 4,880
Posted By nkaminar
Re: 1929 double a won't start, help

Check your camshaft gear as 1955cj5 recommended.

Points should OPEN when #1 piston is at TDC. You can look in the spark plug hole to know when #1 piston is at TDC and don't need to use the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-13-2021, 06:58 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 535
Posted By nkaminar
Re: Exhaust and Intake Manifold Decking

Any good machine shop can setup the manifolds on a mill with some adjustable blocks to get them in the right position and perpendicular to the carburetor flange. They can then surface the manifolds...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-13-2021, 06:45 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 747
Posted By nkaminar
Re: First start

I use some grease on the inside of the hoses to facilitate getting them on (and off) and getting them to seal. I found the modern hose clamps better than the old style. I tighten them up with a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-12-2021, 06:14 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 763
Posted By nkaminar
Re: Where did my gas go?

There is something called EZTurn which is a lubricant for use in petcocks. It does not dissolve in gasoline. You can take your petcock apart and use this product to seal it and make it easy to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-12-2021, 05:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 344
Posted By nkaminar
Re: Rust Stains on Stainless Steel

Barkeepers Friend, available in grocery stores, removes rust. Then polish with any of the metal polishes. I have had good luck with SIMICHROME POLISH, part number M-6067 at Snyders. ...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-12-2021, 08:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 443
Posted By nkaminar
Re: Size Press To Swedge Wheel Studs?

There is some excellent information in the article that kbinde2 referenced. For those who do not get that magazine, the article showed a technique for annealing the portion of the studs that gets...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-12-2021, 08:37 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 950
Posted By nkaminar
Re: Over Heating

All good suggestions by the other responders. For my car, I had an original radiator which was in good condition. It would dump the water out in 3 seconds when I removed the bottom hose and had...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-12-2021, 08:25 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 777
Posted By nkaminar
Re: Pressurized Radiator

My car had one on it when I bought it but I took it off. It was leaking. I also had issues with leaking head gaskets. The Bergs radiator I bought to replace it is atmospheric pressure and works...
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