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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-18-2020, 02:11 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 789
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Paint recommendations

There is a lot of info for you to wade thru. My preference, which is worth just what you pay for it, is single stage on an old car.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-18-2020, 02:08 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 782
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Taillight bulbs

2 bulbs per lite. 1 for tail lites. 1 for brake lites. The brake lite bulb is also used for the turn.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-18-2020, 07:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 638
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: spark Advance

Boy that'll warm ya up on a cool day !
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-17-2020, 04:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 452
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Distribution block for 6 volt

In addition to the Bratton fuse block, any local auto parts store should have one for about $10.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-17-2020, 03:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 638
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: spark Advance

Actually late timing will increase combustion temps. Advance in the mid-30's is just fine.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-17-2020, 03:28 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 978
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Compression Test

Aaah Oh, you're over the 104# numbers, something is drastically wrong ! [ smiley face]


Actually I think you're OK too. There are all within 10%. Thats fine.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-17-2020, 06:45 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 499
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: I see the light.....LED that is.

They do make a difference
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-16-2020, 03:02 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 782
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Taillight bulbs

But, how would one get out of the pits and back on the track ?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-16-2020, 09:34 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 782
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Taillight bulbs

After being rear ended I changed to LED rears along with a third stop light mounted on the spare.


The gal that rear ended me was in a nice '55 Belair. So I'm not sure if the issue was just being...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-15-2020, 06:02 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 782
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Taillight bulbs

As Jim said, there is no need to convert the rears to 2 filament bulbs.

For the fronts the parks or cowls can be used. And if they are to used as intended as well as turns then they need to be...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-15-2020, 11:32 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 643
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Extended Warranty

He hung up on you !? Imagine that ! Talk about being rude !
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-11-2020, 05:49 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,034
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: The Battery Game

Both Exide and Interstate are good batteries, so,,,,,,
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-11-2020, 05:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 555
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: U joint. How much play is acceptable?

Any rotational play that can be dealt is too much. But side to side sliding play is normal.

Usually any 'clunking' when changing gears such as park to reverse or reverse to forward in an automatic...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-11-2020, 05:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 566
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Headlight Focus Procedure

We've always adjusted them at 25 ft. A few inches down and a few inches to the right from the center of the light.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-10-2020, 04:29 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,229
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Model A Tires

Mine are about 40 yrs old and won't wear out. I'm not buying new ones until they do so I think I'll wear out before they do.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-10-2020, 12:15 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,436
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Model A only runs 40 miles

Compression test first. All plugs removed.

Points should be set before the timing is checked/adjusted.

Try setting the timing in the normal method.

Again, check the valve/cam timing. it...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-10-2020, 10:20 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 535
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Convert to 12 Volt ?

I guess I should have said that I don't like alternators on an old car that came with a generator. An alternator on a Model A just isn't right, to me.
The generator works just fine on 6 or 12v as...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-10-2020, 10:08 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 572
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: It was the Condenser

Yep, stick known good one on the coil [ unattached] so its easy to hook up if one fails on the road.

Any condenser today can be junk, doesn't make any difference who makes it today.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-10-2020, 10:03 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,436
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Model A only runs 40 miles

What do you mean by only 40 miles ? It overheats or quits ?

Try a compression test. It may have jumped time.[ gears]
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-09-2020, 02:32 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 535
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Convert to 12 Volt ?

Yep, if everything is about as it should be these old critters start right up and run just fine with a battery that has only 3 holes.

I think LED lights are a good upgrade, but, they've run for...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-09-2020, 01:20 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 978
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Compression Test

Yep, I'd like one those gauges that you set exactly where you want the numbers to be.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-09-2020, 11:24 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 978
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Compression Test

Well, boy, the readings need to be exactly 104.3 or something surely is drastically wrong ! [ smiley face ]
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-08-2020, 11:40 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 766
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Timing Issue

What 1955 says.
If the seems to be running as it should then the timing gears should be as they should be. These engines will run off one tooth, but, not quite right.

That would not have...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-07-2020, 06:19 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 766
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Timing Issue

Well if your friend the marks are aligned correctly, then it should be OK. My question was how it could be correct unless you got lucky. Just marking the timing gears is a real crap shoot.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-07-2020, 01:10 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 978
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Compression Test

How many times have you retightened the cylinder heads ? It usually takes about 3 times. The center cylinders seem a bit low and has me concerned about the gasket. But, the numbers seem good to me....
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