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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-02-2019, 02:14 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,317
Posted By Will N
Re: Cotter pins

Interesting to note too is that the form of today's cotter pins are not the same as those available during the Model A era. Modern cotter pin heads are kind of diamond shaped, while those made back...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-26-2019, 09:39 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,025
Posted By Will N
Re: Strange Fordor at New England Meet

It wasn't a radiator stone guard or a winter cover. It was the radiator shell itself.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-25-2019, 02:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,025
Posted By Will N
Re: Strange Fordor at New England Meet

The radiator was uncovered. The shell looked just like a 30 shell except for that bead.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-25-2019, 11:34 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,025
Posted By Will N
Re: Strange Fordor at New England Meet

Yes, the Fordor 28-29 hoods have the horizontal bead like the 30-31s. But the 30-31 hood is broader at the cowl than the 28-29, and it tapers to a narrower radiator shell, and it is a couple of...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-25-2019, 09:17 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,025
Posted By Will N
Re: Strange Fordor at New England Meet

Ok, the roof fabric treatment on the 60C is like what I saw, but the 60C was a 1929 model, and what I saw definitely had the 1930-1931 style hood and stainless radiator shell. The Budd Radiator...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-24-2019, 08:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,025
Posted By Will N
Strange Fordor at New England Meet

I've been meaning to ask you guys about this but am just getting around to it. Coming home from the New England Meet last week, I got a brief glimpse a a Fordor that had some strange features. I...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-14-2019, 03:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 260
Posted By Will N
Re: Water Pump Shaft Removal

I figured it out. Franklin hit it on the head. It had the sealed front bearing that's locked onto the shaft. The only way to remove that is to press it from the other direction- from the impeller...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-14-2019, 01:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 260
Posted By Will N
Water Pump Shaft Removal

Ok, so I'm rebuilding a water pump. I've unscrewed the packing nut, and I am trying to remove the shaft from the housing. It won't budge. (There isn't that collar at the front of the shaft to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-12-2019, 08:44 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,377
Posted By Will N
Re: What roadside repairs have you made to keep your A going

Best roadside repair story I have is that a friend of mine and I were heading to the hotel for the New England Meet about 10 years ago. His engine developed a rod knock just a short distance from...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-09-2019, 08:51 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,914
Posted By Will N
Re: Flamethrower 6v coil too much power ?

IMHO, a stock Model A engine, with its 4.2:1 compression ratio won't run any better with a flamethrower coil that puts out 45,000 volts compared to the 24,000 volts of a standard coil. Yes, you do...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-05-2019, 01:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 872
Posted By Will N
Re: Timing

No. You loosen the distributor cam to change the timing. At full retard, the trailing edge of the rotor contact should line up with the #1 terminal.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-05-2019, 10:35 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 974
Posted By Will N
Re: Backfiring, Stalling, Shaking..... all together.

I bet that felt great- finding and fixing the cause of the problem!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-05-2019, 10:27 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,460
Posted By Will N
Re: Model A starter clunk then no electrical

Building on what steve s wrote, to me the connector on that battery cable in the picture in post 6 looks kinda crusty. Bright and tight is the way to go on electrical connections. Wire brush that...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-02-2019, 09:25 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,550
Posted By Will N
Re: Cause of hot ignition coil?

I'd also check the little carbon button in the center of the distributor cap that makes contact with the rotor. A friend burned out 3 coils, and finally found that the carbon button was cracked. ...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-02-2019, 09:20 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 974
Posted By Will N
Re: Backfiring, Stalling, Shaking..... all together.

I think this point that you made is telling:


"-I was told that the points were not generating the spark. That issue allows gas to accumulate and produce the big backfire."





Do you...
Forum: Model T (1909-1927) 07-01-2019, 03:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 361
Posted By Will N
Re: Front spring clamp question

The front springs on Model T's was not a wide as the spring on Model A's so the clamp wouldn't fit on the A spring. I don't know a lot about the Model TT trucks, but that clipped clamp looks like...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-28-2019, 02:34 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,120
Posted By Will N
Re: Locating dimple on timing gear

I find it amazing all the trouble folks have with just using the stock timing pin as designed with just the engine crank to turn the engine over. Maybe I'm lucky in that my timing dimple is...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-26-2019, 02:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 975
Posted By Will N
Re: fordoor rain gutter help

You might try taking up the slack in the nail holes by tapping an a toothpick coated in wood glue. If there isn't too much rot it might work.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-20-2019, 10:11 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 826
Posted By Will N
Re: Electrolock?

The electrolock with the long "banana" end piece with the integral clamp for bolting to the head was used for very early '28s
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-19-2019, 12:29 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,910
Posted By Will N
Re: Worst Cars of All Time

The author is one of those Green New Deal believers. Look what his take on the Model T is: " [it] conferred to Americans the notion of automobility as something akin to natural law, a right endowed...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-17-2019, 03:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,181
Posted By Will N
Re: Stuck wrench

I'm guessing you used a 12 point box wrench? The corners of the square adjusting shaft are rounded off, and I bet the wrench rotated on the shaft. I might try putting an adjustable wrench on...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-11-2019, 12:35 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,985
Posted By Will N
Re: Is this bearing reusable

I would not use any bearing that has any amount of pitting on it.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-20-2019, 01:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 310
Posted By Will N
Re: Idle jet

If all else fails, you could soak the carb in ammonia for several days. Ammonia dissolves brass. Of course, everything else brass would dissolve too, like the passageway plugs. But then you'd be...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-17-2019, 09:16 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 460
Posted By Will N
Re: Cancelling a vintage plate reg. in NY

Thanks WillC. I had submitted an online question to the NYDMV about 10 days ago asking about the process, and hadn't heard back. That is, until this morning finally. They confirmed what you said. ...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-16-2019, 11:19 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 460
Posted By Will N
Cancelling a vintage plate reg. in NY

Has anyone here had experience with cancelling a vintage plate (year of manufacture) registration with the New York DMV? You wouldn't be surrendering these plates, so the PD-7 plate surrender form...
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