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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 05:30 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 497
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Does anyone know what.....

I'd like to know too, and, I have a roadster.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-19-2019, 05:49 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 473
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: New clutch - should the throw out bearing disengage?

Fixing your oil leaks ? That could be a life long task ! Good luck. Most 'As' don't really leak, they just mark their territory.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-18-2019, 05:42 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 761
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Model A fuse.

There are many of those fuses installed. Its just a good idea to carry some spares.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-18-2019, 11:31 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 473
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: New clutch - should the throw out bearing disengage?

Measure the pedal freeplay. Its how far the pedal moves easily before any resistance is felt. As said, it should be 1.0-1.5".

This is adjusted by changing the length of the linkage between the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-18-2019, 05:55 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 473
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: New clutch - should the throw out bearing disengage?

If the throw-out bearing is touching the pressure plate fingers it will spin. Only once the pedal is released and the proper amount of free play is set will the bearing stop spinning. The pedal free...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-15-2019, 04:02 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,262
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Model A's and Woodstock...

I too was on a government paid vacation in scenic southeast Asia and the '63 426 belvedere was in storage.

The 50 yr reunion of Watkins Glen fell thru for some strange reason, but, there will be...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-12-2019, 08:56 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 441
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: valve clearence

Well, if everything is stock then the valves are not adjustable. At least they are not easily adjusted, to adjust the originals the stem requires grinding or seats need cutting depending on the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-10-2019, 05:22 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 485
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Engine no run

It could very well have a stuck valve, but should still run. Apparently there are more than one issue.

You state there is spark and the ignition system is fine. I'm kinda sorta thinking there is...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-09-2019, 12:57 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 593
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: no brake lights

LOL ! That sums it up perfectly.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-08-2019, 03:10 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 521
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: transmission oil

140 or 250 wgt work just fine. Its kinda hard to tell the difference. Specs for 600W fall in those ranges.

One thing, some folks swear by is STP, but, I'm one that swears at it.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-07-2019, 07:07 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,410
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: What’s this Box???

If the 'box' you're talking about is in the middle top of the firewall and made of black bakelite with 2 thumb screws, then its the terminal box and is supposed to be there.

As mentioned, a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-07-2019, 05:24 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 593
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: no brake lights

OK, does it show a charge when running at a fast idle ? I should have asked that before.
With engine running, jump across the cut-out terminals for a second. Then see if the ammeter is correct. If...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-06-2019, 06:20 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 593
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: no brake lights

Ammeter. Is the car 6v or 12v ? How is the battery hooked up, - or + grd ? Alternator or generator ? Once we know that we can figure out the ammeter issue, it'll be easy. It may just need a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-06-2019, 05:30 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 593
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: no brake lights

What Tom says.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-04-2019, 01:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 492
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Battery Discharge

To check for a draw just remove a battery terminal and attach your volt meter or test light between the terminal and cable. If you show voltage on either a meter or the light then you do have a draw....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-28-2019, 05:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 496
Posted By Patrick L.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-27-2019, 04:48 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,436
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Take a gander at this.

I helped a friend with a Pietenpol and offered him an A engine. He chose a C series Continental which I think was a good choice, all things considered. As reliable as we know the A engine is, I doubt...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-27-2019, 04:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 559
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Model A's and Airplanes

Airplanes, Model A's, now we just need more pictures including motorcycles.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-24-2019, 10:55 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 636
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: never seen this before

Thats a fits-all.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-20-2019, 11:33 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,077
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: How Old Are Your Tires?

Replaced the 'A' tires in the early 80s. Sears had them on sale ! I believe they're made by Garfield but,,,,,
Those things won't wear out. I think they'll outlast me.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-20-2019, 05:23 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,029
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Engine Longevity

My engine was late done in 1961. Its .080" over, original type valves and I believe original camshaft. I tightened the crank and changed timing gears about 5 or so years ago. It doesn't leak or burn...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-20-2019, 05:18 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 680
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Model A Brake Lights

The lens you have are original style and should probably be legal in your state. New laws require newer lens to be red. Even if those are illegal in your state I've not heard of anyone being ticketed...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-19-2019, 06:51 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,029
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Engine Longevity

Thats a $64,000 question.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-19-2019, 02:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 423
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: 31 A brake light issue. Help please

Its a normally closed switch so like Bob said, its working correctly. Once you install it you'll see how it works.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-18-2019, 06:03 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,968
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Knocking

Since we haven't heard from Tyler in almost 7 years, I'm thinking he figured this out or sold the monster.
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