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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-08-2020, 06:11 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 624
Posted By Mulletwagon
Re: OT Human Intrest

That was a great idea and surely much appreciated. The local senior center here in my town had been on lockdown, no guests or family visits, since March. Three local car clubs organized a parade...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-07-2020, 09:26 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 806
Posted By Mulletwagon
Do YOU single-clutch ?

Of all the quirky Model A traits, shifting must be number one. Like most, I double-clutch on upshifts. Some have mastered single-clutching on the upshifts. How do you do that ? Also wondering about...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-06-2020, 03:12 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,495
Posted By Mulletwagon
Re: Taking the plunge into Model A ownership!

From what I have seen, the price is about right for what you are getting. You can typically find a turn-key driver for $12 - 14K. There is an occasional better deal but not usually near by. Would...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-05-2020, 04:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 319
Posted By Mulletwagon
Re: Brake Pedal

Might pull the clutch inspection cover and check the status of the throwout bearing spring.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-04-2020, 11:30 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,080
Posted By Mulletwagon
Re: Renumbering question

Concur !! The concept of a VIN number was not established until 1955. Removing or changing the VIN is for sure a crime. Model As do not have a VIN, just a serial number that was stamped on the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-03-2020, 01:50 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,080
Posted By Mulletwagon
Re: Renumbering question

Stamping on the title VIN will save headaches later on. Rebuilders will normally do the stamping for you. Some may dissagree but trying to sell a Model A without the title VIN visible to an...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-02-2020, 05:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 462
Posted By Mulletwagon
Re: alternator

All Model A parts dealers offer 12v alternators that are bolt on. Just an example:

https://www.snydersantiqueauto.com/ProductDetail/A-10001-A12?fromCategory=Products/model-a/generator

IMHO,...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-02-2020, 05:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 526
Posted By Mulletwagon
Re: shocks

Had my senior mid life at 70 and got a 31 Tudor. Nothing like an old ride to help recapture your youth !! Good on ya.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-31-2020, 08:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 515
Posted By Mulletwagon
Re: 1930 Coupe front end shimmy

Job one would probably be to balance the wheels since that is where the shimmy problem usually is. Validating the suspension geometry probably needs to be accomplished with wheel alignment...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-31-2020, 08:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 805
Posted By Mulletwagon
Re: King pin spacers

Recommend minimum gap above the spindle since excessive gap will allow the spindle assembly to translate vertically. Might jack up the front end under the axle and then see if you have vertical play...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-31-2020, 02:46 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,584
Posted By Mulletwagon
Re: Slamming into first gear

Outstanding ! Thanks for the update.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-30-2020, 12:42 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,209
Posted By Mulletwagon
Re: Manifold Gland Rings

X2 If they fit they are worth using.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-28-2020, 04:30 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,584
Posted By Mulletwagon
Re: Slamming into first gear

Might pull the clutch inspection cover and observe if the disk stops spinning when the pedai is depressed. In addition to what has already been said, could be a bad pilot bearing which is dragging...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-27-2020, 04:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 559
Posted By Mulletwagon
Re: pedal adjustment

If no chatter, pretty nomal clutch operation.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-23-2020, 08:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 338
Posted By Mulletwagon
Re: U Joint

Might change out the grease fitting with a modern Zerk type to simplify pumping in grease with a gun. The fitting just threads in and is an easy change.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-18-2020, 09:36 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,246
Posted By Mulletwagon
Re: first ride

Ensure the pittman arm is solidly clamped to the sector shaft as a place to start. Minor looseness magnifies to major steering wheel play.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-17-2020, 04:24 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 520
Posted By Mulletwagon
Re: Clutch Adjustment Rod

If all linkage parts are sericeable (not bent, broken), the most likely culprit is the clutch fingers. Unlike V-8 pressure plates, Model A pressure plates have adjustable fingers that must be...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-16-2020, 08:31 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,062
Posted By Mulletwagon
Re: Frustration

Might put a voltmeter on the coil to see if it has voltage during the no-start condition. Trouble shooting should be pretty straight forward. Please share what the fix is.
Good Luck.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-15-2020, 07:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 493
Posted By Mulletwagon
Re: Model A Bucking at 45 mph plus

Does the shutoff valve on an indented firewall have a pencil filter like the earlier models ? If so, worth checking. Does sound like fuel starvation.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-13-2020, 06:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 368
Posted By Mulletwagon
Re: Clutch in Noise

Clutch finger may be impacting a shock spring on the disk when the clutch pedal is fully depressed. Might try reducing the clutch pedal free travel.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-06-2020, 07:17 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,712
Posted By Mulletwagon
Re: Rear spring spreader

The rear spring is a widow maker. Definitely use a full length, quality spreader. Did not use the Eckler tool, but it looks pretty good and I would try it. Extreme caution is warranted !!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-29-2020, 08:13 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 716
Posted By Mulletwagon
Re: Noisy u-jont installed by novice ,30 coupe

Yep, must pull rear axle to get to the U Joint. Whinning second gear is pretty normal, but a thumping indicates something serious - like a missing gear tooth or object stuck between gear teeth. ...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-09-2020, 09:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 888
Posted By Mulletwagon
Re: Exhaust Bracket

Common source for tailpipe rattles.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-09-2020, 10:19 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 711
Posted By Mulletwagon
Stainless Steel Model A

Just read about the stainless steel cars made by Ford and Allegheny Technologies. Along with a Thunderbird, Lincoln, and 1936 Ford, a total of six 1931 Model As were also made. Of the six, one is...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-31-2020, 09:10 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,935
Posted By Mulletwagon
Re: Misfire and backfire when hot

Might check valve lash.
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