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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-14-2020, 09:51 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 505
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: 1931 USA made brake light switch issues.

The crossmember mounted switch is normally closed. These are pretty simple and can probably be fixed.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-13-2020, 07:48 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 440
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Removing rear end, while leaving torque tube

Seems to me also that would be a royal PITA. Just remove the whole thing,
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-10-2020, 11:28 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,113
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: timeing gears

A heavy 3 flat fingered puller works just fine.
Be glad you're not doing this with engine in vehicle.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-09-2020, 05:46 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,113
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: timeing gears

A big gear puller. And it takes a lot, comes off hard. Serious heat helps.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-05-2020, 10:27 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 682
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Burning out headlight bulbs

I agree with most of the responses. A poor connection/ground can cause these generators to run away and produce 30-40v. Also 10 amp charge when running with lights on is a bit too much.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-01-2020, 07:45 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,099
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Sea-Foam

I think Sea-Foam is also naptha but without the secret herbs and spices. :D
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-01-2020, 08:26 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 780
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Pressure plate finger adjust

Adjustment while on the 'bench' means the complete assembly [ flywheel, plate and disk] is put together and adjusted. That can certainly also be done with the assembled clutch in the car while the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-31-2020, 10:14 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 780
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Pressure plate finger adjust

Big question.
Is the clutch now in the car or still on the bench ? Its much easier while its sitting on the bench, but, doable in the vehicle. Just different procedure.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-31-2020, 09:21 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,266
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Logical Decision Thought

Logic is subjective isn't it.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-31-2020, 09:18 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,120
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: loping engine?

I agree with what the fellas said.
There may be a problem since the idle mixture screw was turned out so far. It should not be like that. [Its an air mixture screw, not fuel].
Also a manifold...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-31-2020, 09:12 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 909
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Bearing fit ... engine oil gravity feed

Bearing clearance should allow the crank to turn very easy. Ring tension is a different animal.

20W50 designation is a 20 weight oil with the film strength of 50.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-31-2020, 07:57 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 909
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Bearing fit ... engine oil gravity feed

Thats correct. However some think that 600W is the weight of the oil. It isn't, its a designation. 600W is about 140-180 weight.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-29-2020, 09:22 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,693
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Straight Slotted instead of Cross-Point

Off subject a bit. I lost an eye due to a straight slot screw. I try to stay as far away from them as I can.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-29-2020, 09:18 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,188
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Brake Light Switch Backwards

Well, if you're using hydraulic brakes then the dual cylinder is a good idea. And I do agree with the opinion of a lot of new parts nowadays.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-29-2020, 09:15 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,099
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Sea-Foam

I've used it for over 40 yrs in the fuel. Never have put it oil.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-28-2020, 12:35 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,241
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Intake manifold getting hot

What Purdy said was true.
We can change change our timing with a click or two of the lever, but, there comes a point of no return.
There is a reason to set points before the timing.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-28-2020, 07:41 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,188
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Brake Light Switch Backwards

With hydraulic brakes I too would have probably used the master cylinder switch. They were used reliably for decades. But, he decided to use a mechanical switch.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-26-2020, 09:56 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,188
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Brake Light Switch Backwards

OK, the older type switch. Should work the same way. Do you have power to the switch ? I know you do, or, pretty sure you do. It may be as simple as the power lead is attached to the wrong switch...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-26-2020, 06:51 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,188
Posted By Patrick L.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-26-2020, 06:51 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,188
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Brake Light Switch Backwards

The switch probably works fine. To check the switch just use a test light or volt meter. Make sure you have constant power to the switch. On the early transmission mounted switch there should be no...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-24-2020, 06:02 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 12,093
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: 6 Volt LED Flasher

It appears there is now a 6v electronic flasher [ from England] that is supposed work with pos ground systems. Can't remember all the info. I still use a thermal flasher with the LEDs.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-24-2020, 05:57 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 932
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: King pin fit

I ream both bushings together to .003-.004". Some specs will say .001" but I find them too tight to take grease.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-22-2020, 03:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 404
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Oil pan drain plug

It depends on year. Early 7/8-16, later 3/4-24
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-21-2020, 05:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 527
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Front Main Spring

UH OH, another which oil to use thread ! :D:D:D
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-21-2020, 05:15 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 945
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Clutch stuck

Slick idea.
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