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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-27-2016, 08:32 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,048
Posted By Paul from Maine
Re: Valve Tappet problem

I set valve stem to lifter clearance in my Model T by grinding off a little bit of the stem with my bench grinder. I made a little jig to lay the valve in and to keep it perpendicular to the side of...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-11-2015, 08:04 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 15,629
Posted By Paul from Maine
Re: Fuel Filter

That's what I did about three years ago. Haven't had a fuel system problem since!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-29-2015, 09:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,615
Posted By Paul from Maine
Re: Field of "A's"

Those look like Russian Fords. The guy probably has a bag full ammunition!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-25-2014, 10:25 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,443
Posted By Paul from Maine
Re: Radial tires

If you drive a lot, switch to radials! The difference in ride, handling and braking is like the difference between night and day! I had four 15" Jeep rims lying around and just for fun bought two...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-02-2014, 07:14 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,378
Posted By Paul from Maine
Re: Damned if you do and..............

I have never owned a vehicle where the seatbelts were attached to the frame. In most vehicles the lap belts were bolted to the sheet metal floor and the shoulder harness to a spindly door post. And...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-15-2014, 05:58 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,170
Posted By Paul from Maine
Re: Generator Voltage

I've run my EVR with the third brush at max for over four thousand miles with no problems yet! I replaced my generator brushes a year ago and noted no damage to the generator! I would be confident,...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-15-2014, 05:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,527
Posted By Paul from Maine
Re: Any news on obtaining reliable ammeter?

When I converted to six volt sealed beam headlights, I replaced my original, perfectly serviceable Ford 20 amp ammeter with a cheap 30 amp one from Tam's because with high beams and brake lights on...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-15-2014, 05:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,199
Posted By Paul from Maine
Re: 600R16 vs. bias ply tires

I got sick of the rough ride my 4.50 x 21 tires were giving me so I scavenged four 15" wheels off a wrecked old Postal Jeep, mounted four 225 R75 15 Goodyear Wranglers on them, bolted two to the rear...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-15-2014, 05:24 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,170
Posted By Paul from Maine
Re: Generator Voltage

If you have sealed beam headlights, you may have to set the third brush to full output to produce the maximum amps. I have an electronic voltage regulator on my generator on a six volt positive...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-31-2014, 08:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,647
Posted By Paul from Maine
Re: Front Brake Drum Removal from Hub?

5/8 hole saws from Lowe's or Home Depot's online sites worked for me and are cheap! By more than one, as they can disintegrate if used too aggressively!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-24-2014, 07:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,808
Posted By Paul from Maine
Re: tire pressure

I got tired of the rough ride of my 21" Universals! I mounted four 225-75 -15 Goodyear Wranglers to some 15" Jeep rims that were kicking around. The rims bolted to the rear hubs fine, but required...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-21-2014, 08:08 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 16,878
Posted By Paul from Maine
Re: Air filter for Model A

I agree! Unless you are driving in a sandstorm, what use is the air filter on an updraft carb? Any type of debris that would be substantial enough to damage the engine would be too heavy to be sucked...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-21-2014, 07:48 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 6,330
Posted By Paul from Maine
Re: Overheating

Imagine the block was completely clogged with rust! How much heat would be transferred by the coolant to the radiator? Little to none! The more clogged your cooling passages in your engine, the less...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-21-2014, 09:52 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 6,330
Posted By Paul from Maine
Re: Overheating

An engine is only going to produce a certain amount of heat! The total heat output does not rise that much if the cooling passages around a cylinder are clogged! Sure there will be additional...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-20-2014, 06:13 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 6,330
Posted By Paul from Maine
Re: Overheating

Bite the bullet and spring for a new radiator! It will either solve the problem or at least eliminate one of the possible causes! Old round tube radiators (especially the 28-29's) were marginal at...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-12-2014, 09:24 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,391
Posted By Paul from Maine
Re: Trickle Battery Charger

My Montgomery Ward 12/6 volt 8 amp charger has a manual timer on it which also works as an on/off switch. Twist the knob to the number of hours you think necessary and it shuts off by itself! Also...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-08-2014, 08:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,620
Posted By Paul from Maine
Re: Nurex precision-timing-kit

Yup! It's interesting to see how much advance you are actually getting when you advance the spark lever. Also puts your mind at ease that you are not giving that $3,000.00 rebuild too much advance....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-03-2014, 07:50 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 8,417
Posted By Paul from Maine
Re: Panhard Bar "Do It Yourself"

Wow! I am very impressed with the engineering! The Model A's transverse spring and hangers act just like my late great aunt's "Lawn Glider" that we used to get swinging way beyond its design...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-27-2014, 09:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,778
Posted By Paul from Maine
Re: Compression Test

I tried the pencil test and it worked! Showed I had correct polarity! I would advise anyone who tries it to remove the metal eraser cap and then to wrap electrical tape over the now exposed graphite...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-05-2014, 08:28 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,258
Posted By Paul from Maine
Re: Oil Additives

No need. No lead in the gas back in the Twenties.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-01-2014, 08:12 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,740
Posted By Paul from Maine
Re: Oil Pressure Gauge

Oil pressure gauges are very interesting when installed on a Model A. Cold engines in cold weather can show 15 psi or more until the engine warms up and the pressure drops considerably. Synthetic...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-22-2014, 10:17 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,303
Posted By Paul from Maine
Re: Opinions on Tires

My 21" Universals wore out and I was going to New Hampshire for a week last summer and needed tires in a hurry for my '29 Town Sedan. I had two 19" rims and two brand new Lester's in the loft that...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-19-2014, 05:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,408
Posted By Paul from Maine
Re: Ford Model T and Model A Snowmobile Skies.

I have aluminum skis on my Cessna 120 that match your description!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-10-2014, 08:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,683
Posted By Paul from Maine
Re: Searching for a phenolic carb spacer

I've seen frost on my TT's Holley NH on muggy summer days, so I am wondering how hot does a cast iron Zenith really get? The fuel available in the late '20's was half kerosene, so it stands to reason...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-10-2014, 07:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,366
Posted By Paul from Maine
Re: Cold Oil Pressure Drops to Zero, Then Comes Back

I wouldn't worry about it because all the pump does is lift oil up to the valve chamber where it flows by gravity to the main bearings. A ten second loss of oil pressure at start up would probably...
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