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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-27-2019, 12:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 863
Posted By Leatherback 57
1930 Model A Tool box

Hi
I'm trying to find the sloped tool box that mounted in below radiator grill for a 1930 coupe. They were discontinued couple years ago. Only square box available now. Any one have one for sale or...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-19-2019, 11:18 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 864
Posted By Leatherback 57
Re: Fuel shut off

Leaky fuel to carb. Tried to take apart one of the valves and are not repairable like the old ones???
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-19-2019, 10:13 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 864
Posted By Leatherback 57
Fuel shut off

My fuel tank has no rust shiny clean and has screen on shutoff but after several month it starts to leak past . I've replaced at least 3. Buy from Snyder's and other vendors as well. Same valve. Is...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-09-2019, 04:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 830
Posted By Leatherback 57
Thumbs up Re: Castor angle

Great, Thanks. Should be good.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-09-2019, 02:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 830
Posted By Leatherback 57
Castor angle

Does anyone have a formula for castor measurements . Les Andrews book says at 11in difference of 1in is . 09 or 5.1deg.
Mine is at 12in and a difference if 1.5 in or 0.125
I'm thinking around...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-08-2019, 05:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 975
Posted By Leatherback 57
Re: steering stabilizer

Thanks for everyones response. I'll try it out and take off if and when I can spend to time rebuilding only thing left(steering box)?? Everything else is new and tight and within specs??
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-08-2019, 02:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 975
Posted By Leatherback 57
steering stabilizer

Hi.For the ones that are using or have used the steering stabilizer on their Model A. which is the better of the 2. Mikes or Snyders? I prefer steel brackets over aluminum and not being seen.All...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-23-2019, 10:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 844
Posted By Leatherback 57
Re: Front end shimmy

Thanks everyone. Checked everything.Might be tires but have alot wear left. Ordering stabalizer from Snyder to try. Next would be new tires.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-22-2019, 10:05 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,736
Posted By Leatherback 57
Re: Weak Spark

On my Model A. Had a fair spark but would not start when hot. Checked coil primary. Between pos and neg on coil. Meassured 5.3 ohm. Primary to secondary (output) was 9,000 ohms. Found my old coil....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-22-2019, 09:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 844
Posted By Leatherback 57
Re: Front end shimmy

Set at 1/16
Set at 1/8
Set at 1/4
Better at 1/4 but still shimmy at below 25mph if road has any ruffness?? All front end components tight. Steering box has some play but adjusted up. Never had...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-22-2019, 09:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 844
Posted By Leatherback 57
Front end shimmy

On my 1929 Leather back. My wish bone was broken at ball cap assy. Ball end was not worn but bought rubber style kit. Now I have shimmy at low speeds if there are any bumps in road. All components...
Forum: Model T (1909-1927) 08-30-2018, 12:16 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 604
Posted By Leatherback 57
Magometer

I installed a Magometer on my 1915. Idles at 15 volts a/c goes to 28 volts at 3/4 throttle. When I turn on lights it drops to 6volt at idle and 15 at 3/4 throttle. Does this sound ok? Was concerned ...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-23-2018, 12:04 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,207
Posted By Leatherback 57
Re: Wishbone ball

My ball measures 1.4960and 1.4955. Is that ok to use original type assy?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-22-2018, 02:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,142
Posted By Leatherback 57
Babbiting contacts

Anybody know who does rebabbitng in Bay Area of California?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-22-2018, 11:19 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,207
Posted By Leatherback 57
Re: Wishbone ball

My front end has all been rebuilt. My ball looks to be in good shape but has rubber ball cover installed and was worn out. Is there spec diameter for original ball? If good I'll go back to original....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-22-2018, 10:46 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,207
Posted By Leatherback 57
Wishbone ball

My wishbone came loose on my 29 causing a shimmy. Found that one of the nuts had cracked. When taking apart it had the rubber ball cap assy that was worn out. Also the felt pad was up inside. I...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-23-2018, 06:55 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,645
Posted By Leatherback 57
Re: oil pressure

I installed guage near choke rod in hole already in firewall. Used brass bulkhead fitting and can see easily while driving. While cranking guage reads 5# and goes to 15 at start for 30 sec and slowly...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-23-2018, 05:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,138
Posted By Leatherback 57
Heater to firewall

I have a 29 leatherback with an Autolite heater. What was used between inlet and manifold to seal? 347996347998
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-23-2018, 04:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 455
Posted By Leatherback 57
Heater to firewall

I have a 29 leatherback with an Autolite heater. What was used between inlet and manifold to seal? 347996
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-14-2018, 08:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,160
Posted By Leatherback 57
Re: Valve Adjustment

Using original style valves,new split guides and springs
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-14-2018, 08:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,160
Posted By Leatherback 57
Re: Valve Adjustment

All my old valves had the stems cut down. Before doing valve job, I adjusted Al lifters down to bottom. Ground 3 angle seats and installed new valves and lapped in. I use the plus 9 method for valve...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-14-2018, 07:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,160
Posted By Leatherback 57
Re: Valve Adjustment

That's .010 more left.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-14-2018, 07:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,160
Posted By Leatherback 57
Valve Adjustment

I installed new valves and ran adjusters all the way down. I have at least .050 clearance except 2 valves that I had to grind stems.Adjusted all to .015. Couple valves only have max .025 left on...
Forum: Questions & Suggestions 01-13-2018, 11:05 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 532
Posted By Leatherback 57
Picture

How do you add picture to your profile?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-12-2018, 10:48 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,665
Posted By Leatherback 57
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