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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 11:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 327
Posted By Tom Wesenberg
Re: Steering Wheel removal

Some are so tight that just pulling back on it doesn't work. I'd spray the splines with Kroil and try the puller as Marshall suggested. If it doesn't come off then leave the puller pressure applied...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 10:39 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 672
Posted By Tom Wesenberg
Re: Any Lore About Battery Repair in Model "A" Days?

I knew a guy in Watertown, S.D. that built batteries in the 80's. I wonder if he still makes them?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-20-2018, 11:43 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 672
Posted By Tom Wesenberg
Re: Any Lore About Battery Repair in Model "A" Days?

You got that right!
During my high school years I kept hearing we shouldn't be a throw away society, but today it's the worst throw away society ever. Not much is made to be repaired anymore, just...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-20-2018, 08:27 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 672
Posted By Tom Wesenberg
Re: Any Lore About Battery Repair in Model "A" Days?

I also repoured battery posts when I was in the Army. When someone screws up connections on two large batteries making 24 volts, you can turn a battery post into a lead puddle in about 1/2 second.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-18-2018, 11:51 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,884
Posted By Tom Wesenberg
Re: Crankshaft in New Rebuilt Model A Engine Won't Turn

You can't install the starter bolts incorrectly, because all 3 are 1" long.


You can install the incorrect bolt however.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-18-2018, 11:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 320
Posted By Tom Wesenberg
Re: New generator or rebuilt?

I've posted lots of pictures and information on rebuilding a generator. Try searching my name and "generator". A battery charger set on 6 volts and connected to ground and the field wire should show...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-17-2018, 10:45 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 718
Posted By Tom Wesenberg
Re: Points alway hot???

The ammeter and coil should be wired to match the battery ground, but nothing bad happens if either one is wired backwards. Just that the ammeter will read the wrong direction, and the spark plugs...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-17-2018, 10:24 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 623
Posted By Tom Wesenberg
Re: 2 core rad

Someone put a cheap 2 row in my 29 Tudor, and it sent a quart of coolant out the overflow every 10 miles. I removed it right away and installed an original.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-16-2018, 07:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 453
Posted By Tom Wesenberg
Re: radiator paint

If the heat is from an outside source, then white is the best, like the white wire wrap I put on my fuel lines. But, when the heat is from the inside trying to get out, like motorcycle cylinders, and...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-16-2018, 08:32 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 907
Posted By Tom Wesenberg
Re: Air Conditioning

I think installing air conditioning is a cool idea.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-16-2018, 02:01 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 288
Posted By Tom Wesenberg
Re: Testing generator

You should only use an analog meter. Connect the + lead to ground and the - lead to the generator output post.


Switch the meter to a low DC volt scale, such as 10 or 15 volts.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-15-2018, 05:35 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 685
Posted By Tom Wesenberg
Re: Level in Gas Tank????

#4 is right, but I'd empty the tank to make it easier to fish out the cork.
I had to do the same thing on my 28 when I first bought it.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-15-2018, 05:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 581
Posted By Tom Wesenberg
Re: Engine pans

I have the same problem when using 10% corn crap gas. Now I only use gas without corn and add 4 ounces MMO to each 10 gallons, and it runs fine.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-14-2018, 05:29 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 667
Posted By Tom Wesenberg
Re: rebuilt engine with cracked block

I'd run it and take your time to look for another spare block, which you may never need.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-14-2018, 05:09 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 394
Posted By Tom Wesenberg
Re: crunchy tranny etc.

Are you double clutching?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-14-2018, 12:35 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 720
Posted By Tom Wesenberg
Re: Newbie having brake (?) issues

Sand off the rust, but don't turn steel drums.
Clean dry taper, and you may have to add a shim or two.
Clean and regrease the wheel bearings.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-12-2018, 01:35 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 827
Posted By Tom Wesenberg
Re: Coil has constant power

That the common sign of a bad switch or ignition cable.
Keep the coil and condenser under the seat for the day you might need them.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-12-2018, 01:30 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,852
Posted By Tom Wesenberg
Re: No compression

Good thought Marshall. The carb will also need to be cleaned out.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-12-2018, 01:21 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 827
Posted By Tom Wesenberg
Re: Coil has constant power

I would NOT replace the coil or condenser.
I'd look at the short black wire under the top plate in the distributor. If that is good, then look for the popout cable to be screwed in too far or bad...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-12-2018, 01:00 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,852
Posted By Tom Wesenberg
Re: No compression

I would clean the gas tank with Marine Clean to get rid of the old tank liner. Try to only buy gas without ethanol and use 4 ounces of Marvel Mystery Oil with each 10 gallons of gas. I'd also put a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-12-2018, 08:38 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,852
Posted By Tom Wesenberg
Re: No compression

I agree. I had a feeling it was something like this, which is caused by bad gas most of the time.


Does the tank have some kind of liner that is coming off?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-11-2018, 11:55 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 827
Posted By Tom Wesenberg
Re: Coil has constant power

Key On, engine stopped with points open. Now short the points contacts off and on with a screwdriver while holding the coil wire 1/4" from a head nut. Do you have spark?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-11-2018, 11:40 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,852
Posted By Tom Wesenberg
Re: No compression

I agree, and it's not even April 1st.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-11-2018, 09:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 320
Posted By Tom Wesenberg
Re: Starter Switch Test

With open points and key ON, you should have 6 volts at the movable point contact.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-11-2018, 09:36 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 712
Posted By Tom Wesenberg
Re: carb stall

First posting said you had a Marvel?
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