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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-11-2018, 08:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,358
Posted By lautens
Re: Starter shim

Shim is used between starter case and bell housing. Supposed to help resolve a stuck bendix up against ring gear.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-11-2018, 07:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,358
Posted By lautens
Re: Starter shim

Having trouble every now and then with a stuck starter, I've filled any burrs off the ring gear. I sometimes can start and drive for months without any problem, then it then it sticks again. I've got...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-11-2018, 07:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,358
Posted By lautens
Re: Starter shim

Just stock starter and a standard bendix
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-09-2018, 08:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,358
Posted By lautens
Starter shim

Does anyone know if a metal shim starter shim is available instead of the .010 paper type?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-04-2017, 08:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 789
Posted By lautens
1931 Model A starter

Bendix hangs up on ring gear. Thought I resolved it by adding a shim. Drove the car on a one week tour and never had any problems. Tonight went on a 15 mile dive, stopped for supper and of course...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-14-2017, 08:49 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,237
Posted By lautens
Re: Headlight wiring

Yes, you are absolutely right on the contacts. My original sockets the springy thing flopped to the side and would short out . It took many tries to figure it out. I actually installed new sockets...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-13-2017, 10:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,237
Posted By lautens
Re: Headlight wiring

Ok, now that it's hard wired, I have another question. I've replaced the lamps with new ones and just wonder why the park lamps removed were 6v 21cp and what the supplier's are now selling is a 6v...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-10-2017, 10:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,237
Posted By lautens
Headlight wiring

Having difficulty getting a good tight connection from the conduit to the head light plug coming from the lamp housing. Installed new two lamp wire harnesses and it appears the dimples on the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-23-2016, 12:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,204
Posted By lautens
Re: 31 rear bumper cross bar

Got it guys, made some spacers. Thank you.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-23-2016, 10:36 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,204
Posted By lautens
Re: 31 rear bumper cross bar

Think I just discovered my problem, the parts book show a bracket part no. A17798 which looks like will take up the gap. Just cut the eyelet off!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-23-2016, 10:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,204
Posted By lautens
Re: 31 rear bumper cross bar

Mine is a pressed steel type and measures 28 and 3/4 inches. The rear bumper brackets measure 29 and 1/4 inches creating a gap. When tightened it distorts and pulls everything out of alignment. My...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-22-2016, 08:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,204
Posted By lautens
31 rear bumper cross bar

My bumper cross bar seams too short, when tightened it distorts the two bumper arms. The dimension between the the two arms is 29 and 1/4 inches and the bar is much narrower. What to do?
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