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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-15-2018, 01:32 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 856
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Modern 3 prong flasher

There is absolutely no way to make crow taste good. Nasty critters. I have a feeling thats where the term came from. [smiley face]
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-14-2018, 01:40 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,029
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Why is it hard to find 30w oil

Hmm, strange. TSC has both detergent and non-d in 30w around here. i think Walmart does too as other parts stores. I no longer use it in anything, but, I know I've seen it.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-14-2018, 11:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 394
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: crunchy tranny etc.

Yep, as said, just take your time. These monsters don't like to be 'horsed'. Double clutching works on upshifts and is good practice if you're not yet used to it, but, its not really needed. Just...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-11-2018, 07:12 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,854
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: No compression

Thats for sure.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-11-2018, 05:49 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,854
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: No compression

If every tooth on the cam gear is in good condition and each valve has some lash and things are going round and round as they should, there should be compression. Have you added a wee bit of oil to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-10-2018, 01:49 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,854
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: No compression

Pull the side cover off the timing cover and check every tooth.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-06-2018, 05:34 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 589
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Carburetor identify

As long as the Tillotson is not warped[which can usually be fixed] then both are good carburetors. The Marvel I think tends to run better though. Both are simple and easy to clean/rebuild.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-03-2018, 04:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 598
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Valve Adjustment Needed?

An engine could give some indication of a need for a valve adjustment, but, not always. If they get noisy then its time for one, but, slightly noisy/loose valves won't hurt anything. If they tighten...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-03-2018, 03:30 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,400
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Zero compression #3 Cylinder

The manifolds don't need to come off to remove the side cover.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-03-2018, 05:24 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,400
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Zero compression #3 Cylinder

I would suggest removing that sparkler and trying to spray some penetrant, such as deep Creep [ spray SeaFoam] thru the hole and over near the valves. See if that helps. If it doesn't then removing...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-02-2018, 06:54 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 856
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Modern 3 prong flasher

I assume you're talking about a 535. I'd recommend finding a new old unit on eBay or some such place. These new ones are pretty much junk.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-30-2018, 06:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 614
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Steering box oil

The 2 tooth box only takes a couple ounces. So, no biggie, it'll seek its level.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-27-2018, 05:21 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 480
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Reverse ammeter readings

I think we need a little more info.

To me it sounds right now as though there is a draw [ something is on that shouldn't be] somewhere and that the ammeter is wired backwards [ switch wires]. [ 2...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-27-2018, 05:15 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,333
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: chirp, chirp, chirp - Update

The originals were greased by the fitting under the inspection. The carrier and bearing would receive grease. Some newer replacement bearings however can't be greased.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-25-2018, 05:57 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 312
Posted By Patrick L.
Had a chat with a member

Received a call last evening from a nearby 'Barn' member I haven't yet met. Model A-ers are good folks.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-24-2018, 04:34 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 750
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Cut Out Issues?

Check to see that the generator will motor. If it does then its probably Ok.

As said the new cutouts are pretty much junk. The old originals are good.

If you want regulation then I like the EVR...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-23-2018, 03:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 601
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Strange behavior...

A digital meter will do that sometimes. Good catch on the horn circuit. You've got yourself quite a stable, nice.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-20-2018, 04:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 693
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Modern Plate Points #

i agree with buying the quality points rather than the cheap ones. There have been a lot of complaints about the cheap ones. I've been using the 'modern' upper plate for at least a dozen years with...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-20-2018, 05:29 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 993
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Charging Question

I think what Midgetracer and Purdy said will fix it.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-16-2018, 02:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 535
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Directional signals

What type of LEDs were installed ? Complete lights or just replacement type bulbs ? My thought is there is a problem with the lights that were installed. Generally additional lights, resistors or...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-16-2018, 04:43 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 507
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Oversize stop light brake clevis pin

You don't need a lathe to drill out a hole. I don't think you do anyway.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-15-2018, 05:59 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 507
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Oversize stop light brake clevis pin

I would think about any hardware store would have a pin in a size that can be made to fit. Just drill the clevis to fit.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-14-2018, 05:00 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 466
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: No Spark? '31-12V

With key on there should be voltage to the moveable point arm when it is open [high point on cam showing an air gap] . That indicates there are no problems such as opens or grounds in the primary...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-13-2018, 04:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 466
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: No Spark? '31-12V

Is this monster + or - grd ? Not that it matter that much for your problem, but, whatever the battery ground is, it should be the same thru the points.

Do you have voltage to the open point arm...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-06-2018, 07:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 624
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Checking for Spark Solo

Another way is to pull a strap off a sparkler and set it si it's about 1/4" from the sparkler top nut and crank the engine with key on. There should be a good spark.
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