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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 09:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 432
Posted By GRutter
Re: Carburetor display/ Diagram

If anyone has a copy of the book "restoring the model a carburetor the Rex Reheis way" it is a bible of information on Model A carburetors.
Rex passed several years ago and I don't believe his...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 08:53 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 147
Posted By GRutter
Re: Starter Field Insulator. . . . location?

Don't think of it as a field insulator. It protects against shorts where the wires exit the field coils to the brushes
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 08:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 275
Posted By GRutter
Re: Axle shims

Sacrificial Beer. I like it
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-15-2020, 10:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 317
Posted By GRutter
Re: Drag link too tight?

I have never heard of anyone trying to center the steering wheel by tightening the drag link ends.

On the pitman arm end of the drag link, tightening will not change the distance of where the ball...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-15-2020, 10:29 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 723
Posted By GRutter
Re: Loud Noise when car decellerates while i n first and second gears

I went back and read your Dec 2019 thread regarding this problem. At that time, you described this as a "screeching noise" when decelerating in 1st & 2nd gears.

In this thread, you are describing...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-14-2020, 10:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 505
Posted By GRutter
Re: 1/2 Bendix

Found these starter parts on ebay this evening. Someone with an early 28 needs these parts.
...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-14-2020, 04:55 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 505
Posted By GRutter
Re: Engine quit running help

Glad to see you got it running! You did a great job of troubleshooting your own problem.

As another member mentioned, put some grease on the shaft, and check head torque with engine at operating...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-14-2020, 04:43 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,113
Posted By GRutter
Re: Wisdom of Stopping Engine by Choking It Out

I can't see where filling the combustion chambers and exhaust with a fuel-rich mixture would be in the best interests of your engine.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-14-2020, 04:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 247
Posted By GRutter
Re: speed error

You may need to rebuild your speedometer. There are members on this board that can help you with that.

Other options could be wrong gear in speedometer turtle, different gearing in the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-13-2020, 10:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 505
Posted By GRutter
Re: 1/2 Bendix

It is my understanding that you cannot change to a starter with a 5/8" drive, as the gear diameter is larger, even though both are 10 teeth.

I would post what you need in the wanted forum. Check...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-13-2020, 09:26 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 505
Posted By GRutter
Re: Engine quit running help

As I mentioned, could just be old... problems from the past.
I would focus on fixing what your immediate distributor problem is to get it running.

It's quite easy to pull the distributor again...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-13-2020, 08:56 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 505
Posted By GRutter
Re: Engine quit running help

Significant rusting could be an indication of a head gasket leak, bad head gasket, or a cracked head or block. But before I focused on all the horrible things it "could be", I would get it running. ...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-13-2020, 05:48 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 151
Posted By GRutter
Re: Starter switch

You are limited by the mechanics of the switch itself to fully return the starter push rod.

But the one thing that may have changed over the life of the starter is the bronze contact on the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-10-2020, 02:08 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 584
Posted By GRutter
Re: Engine not starting.

If you have enough power to crank the engine, then you should have enough to start it.
Look at other sources of trouble.
1. If you have an inline fuse mounted on the starter, check it first.
2. ...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-07-2020, 07:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 657
Posted By GRutter
Re: Rattling noise while driving

Ford changed to the single disc clutch after October 1928. If the engine is Dec 28 then the single disc clutch would be correct. Sounds like you have a failed clutch disc. Pull the transmission...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-07-2020, 07:25 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,199
Posted By GRutter
Re: 1st gear is slightly jammed

I would be concerned with the stress on the gear teeth when they are only partially engaged.. that is, while under load and sliding out of gear. Ignoring that problem could lead to failure.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-07-2020, 06:46 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 601
Posted By GRutter
Re: Starter Bendix bolt broken

Yes, get them out. Not a lot of clearance between the ring gear and housing and you'll want the peace of mind knowing you removed them
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-06-2020, 10:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 657
Posted By GRutter
Re: Rattling noise while driving

It appears then that you must not have an early 28, or somewhere during it's history, the flywheel, bellhousing, and transmission were changed. Also changing to the V8 pressure plate is a pretty...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-06-2020, 10:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 302
Posted By GRutter
Re: 7-tooth steering full lock

I sold my 28 so can't run out to my garage to compare... but you may not have a problem.

Sounds like you have an original length pitman arm (as compared to the shorter length arms available to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-06-2020, 09:39 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 606
Posted By GRutter
Re: Rebuild generator or move to alternator?

If you burned up your generator trying to get the battery charging, then it sounds to me like you may have another problem that should be investigated first. I've had multiple model A's and all of...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-06-2020, 09:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 455
Posted By GRutter
Re: A head question

I saw one of those last year at an auto swap meet in Charlotte NC. I believe it would be an after-market high compression head.
Attach pics of the combustion chamber side as well
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-06-2020, 09:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 616
Posted By GRutter
Re: Wandering

If alignment and toe in is OK, then wandering from side to side would almost certainly be a sign of play in the steering linkages somewhere. (Note: Most alignment shops don't have a clue how to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-04-2020, 09:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 657
Posted By GRutter
Re: Rattling noise while driving

The Multi Disc clutch can be noisy. That clutch is unique to the early 28 models only and was replaced with the single disc clutch in late 28.

The clutch consists of multiple driven lined discs...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-04-2020, 11:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 444
Posted By GRutter
Re: Distributor question

If you're referring to the Original A distributor, then it is just backlash in the gears.
If you're referring to the Mallory, you are working the advance mechanism. Check that the springs are...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-03-2020, 10:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 444
Posted By GRutter
Re: Distributor question

I'm not sure that I understand your question.. as you seem to have answered how they work in your question.

In the original A distributor, the cam is attached directly to the distributor shaft....
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