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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 05:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 70
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) Today, 02:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 172
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) Yesterday, 01:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 390
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: 13
Views: 438
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: 390
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: 1,524
Posted By Patrick L.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-17-2019, 06:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 466
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: 697
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: 697
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: 697
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: 1,524
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: 697
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: 379
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: 760
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: 287
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: 379
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...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-14-2019, 07:14 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,862
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Transmission Issues

Your question about the pressure plate was answered by Tom in #41.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-14-2019, 11:43 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,862
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Transmission Issues

The springs came from the bell housing or the transmission ?

If from the bell housing/clutch, then the clutch needs to be replaced. I'd recommend replacing bearing, plate and disk. Set up the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-12-2019, 02:03 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 3,563
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: babbit tolerance? .000?

There are some good stories/memories. But,,,,
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-12-2019, 05:32 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 3,563
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: babbit tolerance? .000?

I raced for Chrysler for a number of years and built the engines. Sudden left off of power would snap the cranks at times at the rear flange. Increasing the rear main clearance stopped it. Also...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-11-2019, 12:17 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 591
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Engine Oil consumption

My thought also is that it could be throwing out a certain amount of oil until it finds its happy place. Some engines are kinda fussy about such things. Try running a 1/2 qt low for awhile [if your...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-10-2019, 05:46 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 3,563
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: babbit tolerance? .000?

I've had too many bearings rattle at .003" [ every day engines]

On the 'A' I tend to tighten the rear bearing a bit more thinking helps with leakage.
Where another engines, such as big block...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-10-2019, 03:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 441
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Checking generator output

I wouldn't worry about it, I think your voltage is fine.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-10-2019, 03:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 331
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: 6V regulator challenges

When you say 'flicker', do you mean the lights actually flicker or are you talking about a flash rate that is inconsistent/fast ?

If talking flash rate, then a resistor can be installed or just...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-09-2019, 04:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 341
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Transmission Gears Locked

Have you tried blocking the clutch pedal down with a 2x4 between the pedal and seat riser then pry on the sliders with a couple screwdrivers to get them in the position ?
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