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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-04-2019, 07:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 455
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Valve Grinding

Thats a good point. If the seat contact can be moved toward the stem you could maybe grind some more margin. I happen to like the contact area near the stem.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-03-2019, 08:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 455
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Valve Grinding

Specs for a margin can be tough to define. Valves come in all sizes. But a good rule of thumb, if it ends up being 50% of that on a new valve then I trash it.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-02-2019, 06:20 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 854
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: fish scale instead of torque wrench

That scale looks like mine. Works great, a 3# fish weighs in at 7#.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-28-2019, 08:28 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 963
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Knocking at start up?

I too would think its probably the center main. But a stethoscope could help pinpoint where the noise is coming from.

The lever should be up for starting and upon start up it should be pulled...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-28-2019, 01:27 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 489
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Trans Bearings

Yup, the seal will pop out quite easily.

Then trans oil will lube the bearing. As mentioned the u-joint will like 'goopier' [ technical term] grease/oil in the shell. We've used separate grease...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-28-2019, 01:20 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 934
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: 12 volt coil with resistor

The burnt points on the Chevelle was just caused by the wrong coil, in that it needed a ballast resistor. Been thru this more times than I care to think about.

Sometimes a different condenser is...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-28-2019, 01:14 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 934
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: 12 volt coil with resistor

Purdy, don't leave again. The info you give is good, always has been. Don't worry about this.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-28-2019, 07:27 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 658
Posted By Patrick L.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-27-2019, 07:46 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 934
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: 12 volt coil with resistor

I won't get into the voltage at the points discussion, only to say points will not stand 12v for very long.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-27-2019, 07:44 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 934
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: 12 volt coil with resistor

Many/most do, but, many don't. Thats why the ohm rating is important to know. Most with a resistor installed will state it on the case, but, then again, some don't.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-27-2019, 07:38 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 658
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: U Joint Service

U-joint play, There will be a lot of axial[ side to side] play. There should no radial [ rotational] play.

Lube, That housing doesn't hold much grease. There is info above on how to fill the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-26-2019, 03:23 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 934
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: 12 volt coil with resistor

The easy and fast answer is no. Points don't like or live long on anything greater than 8v. The lower the voltage the better, to a point. [ pun intended]
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-25-2019, 11:52 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,167
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Cast-iron brake drum fit

I too agree with many of the responses.
Drums should be cut and trued upon installation, but, I don't like to cut any more than necessary to true them.
I don't worry much about arcing, especially...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-23-2019, 07:30 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 516
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: 1930 Pitman Arm

There are 4 adjustments on the 2 tooth box which need to be done in the correct order. The Service Bulletins I think have the best instructions. [ usually only 3 of the 4 are needed]
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-21-2019, 07:52 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 269
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: caution- generator problems may be contagious

Why aren't they working ? Will they motor ? Did you try polarizing them ?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-21-2019, 07:50 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 740
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: #1 plug question

Check compression, check for vacuum leak. Swap plug with another cylinder.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-18-2019, 08:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 613
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Finding a parasitic draw

Remove a battery cable [ or starter fuse if one is installed] and attach a test light or volt meter across the terminals [ from battery terminal to removed cable end or across the fuse terminals] and...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-18-2019, 12:02 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,062
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Main and Rod Shim Sequence ???

Me too.

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I think I understand what you were trying to say, but, there was still some question. I understand about the 'bow', I'm not a big fan of that 60# wheel and only 3...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-17-2019, 08:00 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,062
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Main and Rod Shim Sequence ???

I'm not quite sure what you're saying, but, thats OK. I guess we can maybe agree to disagree. I certainly don't do this as often as you, but I haven't ruined a bearing or crank yet. [ for whatever...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-16-2019, 02:01 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,062
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Main and Rod Shim Sequence ???

I've heard/read that. Makes no sense to me.
When I've done them in the car, I put slight jack pressure on the crank to seat the crank in the upper bearing. I'm one that uses plasti-gauge and set...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-12-2019, 05:57 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,162
Posted By Patrick L.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-10-2019, 08:23 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,710
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: What spark plugs are you currently using?

3077 Autolite. Been using them for probably 30 years, wish I could still find them.

There was a recent similar thread.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-05-2019, 05:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 750
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Replacing only the main leaf spring with a new one?

I think Rusty covered this pretty well.

I've been rebuilding springs on things from baby carriages to heavy trucks for decades. I have no issues with a repaired spring as long as its a quality...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-05-2019, 01:04 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,168
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: MMO non believers

:) OK. So a fair test would be to allow the car to go back to its old maladies and then try a different fuel additive and try to then make a comparison. ;)

Just kidding, couldn't resist.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-05-2019, 12:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 533
Posted By Patrick L.
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