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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-15-2019, 08:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 633
Posted By GRutter
Re: Turning over but won’t start-slight electrical short

There's typically no such thing as a 'slight electrical short' - The 2 to 3 amp draw you are seeing sounds normal for your ignition coil. You are saying no spark when on the starter.. not sure...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-09-2019, 09:52 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,428
Posted By GRutter
Re: The A will not move

Attached is a picture of a riveted universal joint.

If the rivets come loose, the rotational movement will push the splined half back on the spline on the driveshaft. You will have all of the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-06-2019, 08:47 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,428
Posted By GRutter
Re: The A will not move

If riveted style universal joint, it could have come apart.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-17-2019, 10:11 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,756
Posted By GRutter
Re: Color of the engine

The paint is also available in quart cans. As it's not pressurized, you should be able to ship it internationally with no problem.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-27-2019, 09:49 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,418
Posted By GRutter
Re: Rivets or weld?

If you look at construction of buildings built during the 1930's, such as the Empire State Building, EVERYTHING is riveted. I'm sure there is a reason - strength, flexibility, worker capabilities,...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-26-2019, 10:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 773
Posted By GRutter
Re: Need Electronic Media Artist

Hi Bob -
We do graphic design in our business (I own several The UPS Store locations in NC)
Trust me... you do NOT want your logo in Bitmap format. Bitmap is an obsolete proprietary format. What...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-23-2019, 09:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 794
Posted By GRutter
Re: Turn signal problems

Not sure how your car is wired.
You also didn't state if this is a new problem and they were previously working correctly, or if this is a new install you are trying to get working.
Attached are...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-07-2019, 11:37 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,160
Posted By GRutter
Re: 30w oil

Rotella oil is fine for a Model A
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-07-2019, 11:34 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 873
Posted By GRutter
Re: starting issues with spare engine on stand

Original problem was it wouldn't turn over.
Engine is free as he can turn over by hand.
This is either battery, ground connection, starter, starter switch, or cable from neg terminal to starter...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-01-2019, 07:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 511
Posted By GRutter
Re: Zenith 2 carb rebuild question

Just unscrew it. Once fully unthreaded, pull. It will come out
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-30-2019, 10:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 364
Posted By GRutter
Re: speedo gear

If you let us know your wheel size and rear-end ratio we can tell you what your speedometer gear "should be". Then if it doesn't read correctly the problem would be in the speedo not the gearing. ...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-16-2019, 11:55 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,144
Posted By GRutter
Re: Squealing engine

Did you replace the seal around the front crank pulley? If it's a seal that's causing the squealing, that could be the culprit. That should be the only place where a seal actually is rubbing...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-14-2019, 09:44 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,783
Posted By GRutter
Re: counterbalanced crankshaft

I have a recent Burlington. Scat was more expensive. Can't compare but no issues with Burlington
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-05-2019, 09:03 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 695
Posted By GRutter
Re: Starter cranks, then spins

As 1931 Flamingo stated, the starter switch may be hanging and the humming you hear may be the starter motor running.
But if that were the case, then the bendix (if operating correctly) would be...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-30-2018, 11:04 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 702
Posted By GRutter
Re: RPMs?

That makes more sense.
My chart shows a rolling circumference for a "typical" 16" tire to be 89.10", which would put you at 57.1 MPH at 2400 RPM with a 3.54 rear. With the variation in tires, you...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-29-2018, 08:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 702
Posted By GRutter
Re: RPMs?

It depends on wheel diameter. Assuming from your user name that it is a 1929 model.
If you have 21" wheels with a dia of approx 30" your speedometer should show close to 62 mph for a 3.54 rear.
If...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-28-2018, 03:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,094
Posted By GRutter
Re: Replaters?

Great question / topic.. not just for Nickel / Cad plating, but for Butler Finish chrome, copper (oil can, for example). There are surely replaters that are familiar with the plating needs of our...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-14-2018, 11:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 863
Posted By GRutter
Re: Sun Distributor Machine

Yes, 400 has one D cell battery in it.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-14-2018, 07:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 863
Posted By GRutter
Re: Sun Distributor Machine

Open it up.. I believe there's a battery inside in that model.
Replace the battery (may be corroded). Just a couple of C-cell flashlight batteries if I remember. Tach will work again.

OOPs -...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-29-2018, 08:22 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,849
Posted By GRutter
Re: Radiator soldering

Use ACID core solder whenever soldering dis-similar metals, which is what you are doing when re-soldering the radiator frame (steel) to the top tank (brass). Clean off any remaining flux when...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-18-2018, 08:54 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,955
Posted By GRutter
Re: so this just happened....

Just put it together and enjoy. Wouldn't worry so much about 'modernizing' it.
Check idler gears, bearings. Check wear on gear shift ball-end so that it properly fits the forks. While it's apart...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-17-2018, 11:20 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 7,143
Posted By GRutter
Re: Radiator decision?

What do the Berts, Snyders, and Brassworks radiators look like, compared to an original 30-31 radiator?
I love the dimpled look of the fins on an original.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-08-2018, 06:07 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,048
Posted By GRutter
Re: Photos of "the other love"

Very realistic looking model trains. Landscaping looks almost real also. Nice job
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-06-2018, 06:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 875
Posted By GRutter
Re: Centered steering wheel?

Do you have a reproduction or shortened Pitman steering arm ?
I've heard that some of the reproduction parts were off. If not original, I'd try an original Pitman arm.

Any rebuilds of your...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-06-2018, 05:52 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,638
Posted By GRutter
Re: MAFCA TecTip - Lub Steering Gear

Wouldn't be my recommended solution, and I doubt it would stop a leak for any length of time. Most steering box leaks are through the bottom into the light switch or around the sector shaft. The...
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