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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-15-2022, 10:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 922
Posted By CT Jack
Re: Seepage at the head

I would replace the head gasket. When the head is off check the flatness of the head and look for cracks. If the head is not flat have it machined. Cracks can be stitched with small threaded studs....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-27-2021, 01:59 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 952
Posted By CT Jack
Re: Found this in the oil pan

I have a question. Does the piston travel within the cylinder go low enough to expose the wrist pin retaining clip? My guess is it doesn't. If this is correct then the clip has to be an extra that...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-20-2021, 09:43 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,154
Posted By CT Jack
Re: Jackson III 2nd Condenser -How

The quality of condensers in more recent times seems to be in the decline. This makes for unpredictable reliability to the point where you should buy and carry spares incase you experience a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-07-2021, 09:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 681
Posted By CT Jack
Re: Shot The Carburator

I think you mean you aimed an infrared temperature sensor or gun at the carb, lines etc. to see how hot they get.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-19-2021, 08:20 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,523
Posted By CT Jack
Re: Gas seepage at steering column

I would follow Ernie Vitucci's suggestion. Installing a 30-31 hanger will relieve the strain on the crack. Applying a clear epoxy (not JB Weld) to a clean metal surface will bond to the metal and...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-15-2020, 09:37 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,476
Posted By CT Jack
Re: Shipping a Model A

If your A is road worthy drive it. Freeport, IL to KC is 450miles. You should be able to do it easily in 10 hrs.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-09-2020, 09:34 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,045
Posted By CT Jack
Re: Zenith Carb Leak Puzzle

My experience with a leaky carburetor is on going. I think I have tried every one of the float shut off valves offered by the parts suppliers. I have not found one that works 100% of the time. The...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-15-2020, 10:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 882
Posted By CT Jack
Re: Advertisements

Look at the upper right hand corner of your google chrome browser and you will see 3 vertical dots. Left click on them and you will see a pop up of selections. Scroll down to settings and left click...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-02-2020, 08:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,569
Posted By CT Jack
Re: After Replacing the Headgasket - Update

Ed, CWPASDENA and myself agree, just drive the car and don't worry about it. If you want to use a stop leak only use it for a short period while driving and letting the engine get good and hot. I...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-27-2020, 08:56 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,864
Posted By CT Jack
Re: point gap ??

40 Deluxe the guys you are referring to are the tinkers. They can never leave things be. They are the ones who will never install electronic ignition in their cars because they would go nuts not...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-27-2020, 09:55 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,543
Posted By CT Jack
Re: Reducing Fumes and Noise

Fumes inside the vehicle is not a good thing especially if they are exhaust related. Excessive fumes coming from the oil fill pipe is a sign of engine wear. In my view it is much safer to take care...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-20-2020, 08:38 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,437
Posted By CT Jack
Re: Does anyone know this generator?

Andy, Keep it simple, buy a small rechargeable sealed 12 volt battery and use it to power your radio. I am assuming you will not be using high wattage speakers. The battery can be placed under a seat...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-18-2020, 08:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,186
Posted By CT Jack
Re: Coil Problem

Tell us that you have checked and can guarantee piston #1 timing is at tdc (top dead center) when the rotor is pointing to spark plug #1, and the point gap is .018"-.020", and the point surfaces are...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-18-2020, 06:44 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,922
Posted By CT Jack
Re: 30-31 instrument panel

Maybe the screws you are using are too long thereby, bottoming out and preventing the dash panel to properly fit snug against the tank.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-10-2020, 09:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 800
Posted By CT Jack
Re: brake light

#1 Test the switch - disconnect all wires from switch. Using an ohmmeter or multimeter place one lead on one terminal and the other lead on the 2nd terminal. The meter should indicate the switch is...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-10-2020, 08:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,234
Posted By CT Jack
Re: Cylinder Head Removal Tool

David R is right on. This is an excellent approach. Problem solved and is simple to make.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-03-2020, 07:32 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,344
Posted By CT Jack
Re: rebuilt generator

No pun intended but it sounds like a bad resource. Send it back and get a refund.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-02-2020, 07:55 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,323
Posted By CT Jack
Re: Loose Rod

Jack Shaft is right on. It seems like someone doesn't know how to use measuring gauges or measure. The crank journals should all be the same dimension within +/-.0003". The rod inserts should all be...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-31-2020, 08:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 888
Posted By CT Jack
Re: Horn Wires Polarity

The horn uses a DC motor which can run or rotate either CW or CCW depending on the connections (+ or -). The horn will work either way.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-29-2020, 07:11 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,019
Posted By CT Jack
Re: 6V Turn Signal Buzzer

Look on Ebay for a 6 volt buzzer. There are some small buzzers or annunciators that will do the job for about $5 - $8 that can be wired in parallel with your flasher.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-11-2020, 08:51 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,635
Posted By CT Jack
Re: Flywheel Housing Alignment

This method of gauging run out is confusing. Suppose the snap ring diameter in the case exceeds the .006" limit due to it being out of round in a free state? This has nothing to do with the engine...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-09-2020, 07:35 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,913
Posted By CT Jack
Re: Bearing on King Pins question

US made Timken bearings are quality bearings but not the only quality bearing manufacturer. You should continue to make a case about your poor quality experience with Brattons. They should rectify...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-08-2020, 08:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,526
Posted By CT Jack
Re: zenith carb

If you remove the top half of the carburetor and hold the lower half in your hand and fill the bowl with water it shouldn't leak. If it does something is missing like a jet, a washer or there is a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-01-2020, 10:13 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,300
Posted By CT Jack
Re: Stuck Cylinder Head Stud

Try welding the nut to the stud. Then use a battery or pneumatic power impact gun. I would not use a lever type wrench as the applied offset torque could cause the stud to yield prematurely and break.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-01-2020, 10:05 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,215
Posted By CT Jack
Re: starter motor

Synchro909 you are right on mate. The physics and the data say it all. The rule of thumb is keep your engine and system components properly maintained and it will always start with 6 volts. I have a...
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