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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-22-2018, 03:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 307
Posted By mcorrell
Model A body manual

Has anyone written a body specific manual similar to Les Andrews mechanics book volume 1? My car has some questionable assembly on the doors and other areas in the body. It also appears door seals,...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-20-2018, 08:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 883
Posted By mcorrell
Re: 1929 Special coupe: easy way to move seat back 1.5 inches

I did just as the bulletin suggests and boy what a difference. It is much easier to get my feet on the pedals. I am only 5'10" but still had to struggle for leg room. Now if I can just get the brake...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-08-2018, 01:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 883
Posted By mcorrell
1929 Special coupe: easy way to move seat back 1.5 inches

While thinking about moving my couple's seat rearward, both back and bottom, I saw that theres a wood piece at the front of the deck and it has the same two slots to engage the seat back brackets as...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-04-2018, 10:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 467
Posted By mcorrell
Re: gas gauge gaskets

I just did this. Use no sealer. I used the neoprene gaskets, and two brass shims lightly coated with oil. No leaks and thanks to the new glass I can see the fuel level.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-24-2018, 05:19 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,178
Posted By mcorrell
Re: Transporting a Model A from FL to MA... Help

A few years ago I inherited my '29 Model A Coupe and had to have it transported from my Dad's place in northern OH, to my home in western NC. The car was infrequently driven and had issues making the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-18-2017, 01:23 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,313
Posted By mcorrell
Re: Leak Down Test Results

With those readings I would leave the inside of the engine alone and focus on the radiator
Hopefully yours isn't a cheap 2 row radiator like mine. That is what causes my car to overheat on warm...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-08-2017, 06:51 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,771
Posted By mcorrell
Re: Did I Get Hosed on Ebay???

Ive had about 600 transactions through ebay since the late 1990s. Ive been very fortunate to have only been ripped off a few times and then they were little money. EBay has helped me find stuff all...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-07-2017, 08:02 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,700
Posted By mcorrell
Re: Continuing engine problem

Pistols and bores look awful from the seizures. Maybe you could get by with new pistons and honing the bores for proper clearances. I'd check your radiator. Mine has one of the cheap 2 row...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-07-2017, 07:46 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,449
Posted By mcorrell
Re: My Model A

I highly recommend adding a timing tab and marking the belt pulley for TDC. I was having issues related to timing and thought I had it very close until I checked with a timing light. My max advance...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-02-2017, 06:32 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,487
Posted By mcorrell
Re: eBay prices

I've rarely found good parts for my "A" on eBay, the exception being a USA made older ammeter. Good new parts are too easy to find from our various suppliers. My 64 Buick is different as it has...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-26-2017, 02:15 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,074
Posted By mcorrell
Re: Another Amp Meter Question

The practically new cheap ammeter that my dad installed in my car fell apart internally on the 650 mile truck ride from his place to mine. I had to call a roll-back to get me from the parking lot...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-23-2017, 01:08 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,074
Posted By mcorrell
Re: Another Amp Meter Question

I found an older made in USA repop on EBay. It works great

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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-19-2017, 03:08 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,274
Posted By mcorrell
Re: Sea-foam, MMO, or fogging to help sticky valves?

MMO in the fuel is my cure for sticky valves (usually in engines sitting for many months). Back in the '80s I worked as a mechanic and we would install MMO oilers that fed MMO into the intake...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-02-2017, 01:31 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,171
Posted By mcorrell
Re: Change Clothes? Who does that?

An old pair of jeans and a long sleeve T-shirt (or sweat shirt in winter) works for me. What constitutes an old pair of jeans? A good pair that gets an oil stain on them when I forget to change...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-20-2017, 04:51 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,304
Posted By mcorrell
Re: Model A Driving trips

I would say your insurance agent is being overly anal about things. That would mean that while driving to a meet or event I couldn't stop at a Walmart or other retail/commercial establishment to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-19-2016, 09:01 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,335
Posted By mcorrell
Re: Should I Use Water or Antifreeze Coolant?

I use 50/50 water/Sierra antifreeze which should be a little safer around pets and kids on "open" systems. We get wild temperature swings in the NC mountains which allows for sub 20 degree mornings...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-01-2016, 10:07 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,291
Posted By mcorrell
Re: Rusty radiator water

I had to use very fine rubbing compound to remove the rust stains on my '29. Paint is modern base coat/clear coat. I tried Simple Green and then a clay bar which helped but didn't do the job...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-10-2016, 06:14 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,978
Posted By mcorrell
Re: ignition timing

Timing is confirmed by timing light while running so that is good. Compression has been checked when hot and no sign of combustion gas, oil, etc in coolant. My experience with lost coolant mirrors...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-09-2016, 08:09 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,978
Posted By mcorrell
Re: ignition timing

Wrapping up this thread I'll say I had hoped the overheating issue would be gone with corrected timing but that isn't the case. Top speed is about the same at 50 mph... possibly a little more if I...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-28-2016, 04:16 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,978
Posted By mcorrell
Re: ignition timing

Maybe I am completely off here but adjusting the points cam in the field shouldn't be necessary once it is set. Even if the points are changed, gapped correctly the timing should be very close.
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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-28-2016, 10:38 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,978
Posted By mcorrell
Re: ignition timing

Here's the pointer. I got the idea and design from a video posted online. The pointer is attached under the RF engine mounting bolt. I painted the marker on the pulley and also filed a very small...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-28-2016, 07:56 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,978
Posted By mcorrell
Re: ignition timing

Yes, CCW and also original style points. His method gets you close but it seems to me there's no way to know for sure if your timing is right, unless you have enough experience with a Model A to know...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-27-2016, 03:05 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,978
Posted By mcorrell
ignition timing

I just learned a valuable lesson this weekend concerning ignition timing. Using a well known website's information I set the timing on my '29 Coupe. As the car was new to me and had sat many years...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-27-2016, 01:56 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,912
Posted By mcorrell
Re: On the road repair to get home

Stuff I keep in my older cars:

basic tools
mutli tool in glovebox
wire
zip ties
RTV
roll of duct tape
blanket
flashlight
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-01-2016, 02:40 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,203
Posted By mcorrell
Re: Tillotson Warpage

I hate to admit it but I used JB Weld to seal up the two halves after assembly. No leaks after a few hundred miles. My plan is to rebuild a Zenith to replace the Tilly when necessary.
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