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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-20-2019, 11:33 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 568
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: How Old Are Your Tires?

Replaced the 'A' tires in the early 80s. Sears had them on sale ! I believe they're made by Garfield but,,,,,
Those things won't wear out. I think they'll outlast me.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-20-2019, 05:23 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 885
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Engine Longevity

My engine was late done in 1961. Its .080" over, original type valves and I believe original camshaft. I tightened the crank and changed timing gears about 5 or so years ago. It doesn't leak or burn...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-20-2019, 05:18 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 481
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Model A Brake Lights

The lens you have are original style and should probably be legal in your state. New laws require newer lens to be red. Even if those are illegal in your state I've not heard of anyone being ticketed...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-19-2019, 06:51 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 885
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Engine Longevity

Thats a $64,000 question.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-19-2019, 02:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 225
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: 31 A brake light issue. Help please

Its a normally closed switch so like Bob said, its working correctly. Once you install it you'll see how it works.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-18-2019, 06:03 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,760
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Knocking

Since we haven't heard from Tyler in almost 7 years, I'm thinking he figured this out or sold the monster.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-18-2019, 05:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 503
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Battery Acid Recharge

Some of us used to do what Pete said when we were young and broke. The batteries would last for a while longer.

But, do not add acid to the water/electrolite in the battery.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-16-2019, 03:58 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,836
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Scary ... What the hell happened ?

Yep, the 'death wobble' can come from any looseness or improper adjustment from the steering wheel all the way down thru to the wheel bearings.

Once thats checked and fixed set the toe-in to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-15-2019, 01:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 177
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Model a Pressure Plate Finger Adjustment

The fingers can be adjusted thru the inspection hole, but, with the fingers being that far off I would recommend taking the time to remove the flywheel and set everything on the bench. I prefer to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-14-2019, 07:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 671
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Generator output

I agree that you probably have a bad ground or other poor connection and the generator is 'running away'.

But, the generator output can be controlled through adjustment of the third moveable brush...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-14-2019, 01:05 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,337
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Model A Improvements

1. turn signals
2. LED tail lites
3. fuse
4. cut-off switch
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-14-2019, 08:08 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 515
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Flush oil/anti-freeze mix from crankcase?

You might try dumping a couple qts of oil thru the distributor hole if you don't want to remove the pan.

That said, if the pan has not been removed in a couple decades then that may be a good...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-13-2019, 02:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 243
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Trans trouble question ?

What happened when it quit ? How did it act or what noise did it make ? Anything leading up to it ?

Just like Joe said, the transmitter top needs to come off and have a look around.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-13-2019, 10:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 370
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Sometimes forget to release Parking Brake

LOL ! I can relate ! I can't remember why all my fingers are wrapped up in those strings.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-13-2019, 08:16 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 370
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Sometimes forget to release Parking Brake

Sounds like a 'pre-flight/post-flight' check list is in order.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-11-2019, 04:28 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,362
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Flamethrower 6v coil too much power ?

I actually think that what his problem is, cracked or carbon tracked cap.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-11-2019, 03:36 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,002
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Rearching brake shoes.

That was common with Macs when they were in Lockport. I didn't think much of that idea either once the shoes were attached.

One way to set the shoes is to put a piece of sand paper inside the drum...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-11-2019, 12:48 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,362
Posted By Patrick L.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-11-2019, 05:37 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,362
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Flamethrower 6v coil too much power ?

I do read the posts, and Your point is ?

I mentioned in post #2 that the problem was not the coil. Then I Later agreed about the voltage and added another reason [epoxy and position].
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-10-2019, 06:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 462
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Model B Coil Wiring

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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-10-2019, 06:08 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,991
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Locating dimple on timing gear

Ooopps, senior moment. :eek:
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-10-2019, 10:00 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,991
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Locating dimple on timing gear

Set point opening [ .018-.022"/ preferred .020"]
Locate TDC with timing pin as you did, good.
Then use continuity meter or test light to set point opening by loosening and turning rotor. Make sure...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-09-2019, 11:52 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,362
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Flamethrower 6v coil too much power ?

It is right that these monsters do not need 45K volts to jump that gap, but, I don't think folks buy a coil like that for the voltage. I think they buy the epoxy filled coil so it can be pointed in...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-08-2019, 11:30 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 866
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Dip stick use question

Yep, and I think over all the years of use there are quite a few 'loose' main bearings.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-07-2019, 10:45 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,362
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Flamethrower 6v coil too much power ?

Well, that shouldn't happen, but, its not the coils fault.
I think its probably the cap or a bad plug.
I believe the later plug wires/strips are longer which could help.
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