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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-11-2020, 12:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 493
Posted By eagle
Re: 12v amps gauge

Use nichrome wire to make an ammeter shunt. A good original ammeter is something you don't want to ruin. Size the shunt for the deflection you want, use an inline ammeter to give you the calibration...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-11-2020, 08:37 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 805
Posted By eagle
Re: Not enough power??

Its very simple to add a horn relay.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-08-2020, 08:52 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 830
Posted By eagle
Re: Do YOU single-clutch ?

In England an English Muffin is a Muffin
How come in America, American Fries aren't just Fries?
I very very seldom double clutch, only time is shifting down on a downhill slope where I want to use...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-08-2020, 08:46 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 387
Posted By eagle
Re: Camo woodburner

Reminds me of some of the restored army jeeps I see. Base/clear olive drab...huh? Or the restored tractors with the same. Looks great but a "RESTORATION" it is not.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-08-2020, 08:38 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 493
Posted By eagle
Re: 12v amps gauge

Yes, although if your going to run a high current alternator you may want a shunt across the ammeter to reduce its throw. Overdeflection will kill the ammeter. An original ammeter is not something...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-07-2020, 07:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 340
Posted By eagle
Re: Dificulty starting model A

Lift a spark plugs strap a good quarter inch above a spark plugs then turn over engine, should be a nice hot and regular snap. Point gap that has closed up can make weak hot starting.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-04-2020, 02:05 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,095
Posted By eagle
Re: Renumbering question

It's a simple issue, car has a serial number, new engine number is assigned to another car somewhere. Put correct number on new engine to make it match the car number. Engines don't have titles, cars...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-28-2020, 04:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 428
Posted By eagle
Re: Clutch won't disengage

As Jackson mentioned, the clutch arm can crack. It will appear to be moving the clutch as normal but won't have enough throw.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-28-2020, 04:49 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 723
Posted By eagle
Re: Radiator leaking

When you bring it into a radiator shop make sure to tell them it is unpressurized. Model A radiators can be ruined if much pressure is used in testing.
Another thing, are you sure its leaking? Model...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-20-2020, 10:28 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 569
Posted By eagle
Re: Slow turn over

According to the original post, this has happened twice. Out of how many? Twice out of 20 hot starts, 2 out of two? Anyway, I think the two most logical answers are poor ground or starter getting...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-10-2020, 06:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 779
Posted By eagle
Re: 1931 model a running rough.

LISTEN TO THIS ADVICE! Don't start throwing parts at it. You'll soon have more troubles. If you haven't checked the point gap, that will do as you've described.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-08-2020, 10:22 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 968
Posted By eagle
Re: Model A transport

Go on yesterday tractor website and post your need. Works well, I've used it.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-06-2020, 12:38 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,592
Posted By eagle
Re: Spark Question

Don't start replacing anything until you identify where the problem is. Use a voltmeter on the point arm. Should be battery voltage when open, 0V when closed. This is with the ignition switch ON....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-05-2020, 08:45 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,054
Posted By eagle
Re: Radiator Overheating

Many people still use tap water for their radiators, this is where it leads. A couple things to be aware of, you probably already know this: 1. Advance timing as much as possible until you hear it...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-17-2020, 09:22 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,095
Posted By eagle
Re: new tubes-any of them any good?

about 6 years ago I think, I bought new tires from Coker and new tubes from Macs, they both have been very good. I check the air pressure in them every spring and that does it. I don't remember where...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-06-2020, 07:36 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,068
Posted By eagle
Re: "600w" trans lube foamy.

100% Lucas oil stabilizer works VERY well. Smooth as silk.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-04-2020, 10:30 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,430
Posted By eagle
Re: Spark advance

People love rules to follow. The trouble is "half way" or "5 clicks" or any other measure is simply a general guidance. Every car is different. Listen to your engine. Learn what ping sounds like. If...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-02-2020, 08:15 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,947
Posted By eagle
Re: Misfire and backfire when hot

If you lift the spark plug straps off of the dist about 3/16" you can watch the spark. Should be blue and steady. That'll help you discern if its fuel or spark.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-25-2020, 09:32 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,925
Posted By eagle
Re: Banger Engine Build

You state, "I want to rebuild..." So you must be technically savvy enough or you plan on doing some serious learning. If so it will probably cost less than half, except expect some very expensive...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-21-2020, 10:13 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,233
Posted By eagle
Re: What does “OP” mean?

No, no, no, that was OLD and PETTY! :)
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-21-2020, 09:21 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,506
Posted By eagle
Re: oil level

As has been said above, drain and then refill with 4qts. Check the level on your dipstick and mark with a file if not the same as factory mark. From there on you'll know where you're at.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-16-2020, 10:14 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 463
Posted By eagle
Re: Seems like there's not enough fuel

It does sound like carb issues, however ignition can do the same thing. Lift a plug wire/strap while engine is running, preferably in the evening when not so bright out, and observe the spark to the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-13-2020, 05:42 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,186
Posted By eagle
Re: 1929 Fordor Briggs Running Again

Before you do too much, identify if its got spark when it quits. Also try removing gas cap, the gas cap and radiator cap can be interchanged, but the radiator cap is not vented.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-13-2020, 05:01 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,081
Posted By eagle
Re: High fuel consumption?!?!

62mi for 4.75 g = 13 Miles per gallon
62mi for 5.8 g = 10.7 miles per gallon
I have a 29 Fordor and get a bit better than that, about 15 mpg. If I drive slower I sometimes get 16 or 17. I have an...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-13-2020, 04:47 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,378
Posted By eagle
Re: OT: "An Alternator is a Battery Maintainer, -NOT a Battery Charger."

All voltage regulators on alternators are not created equal. Some maintain the battery voltage at 13.8, some at 14.2. Foreign cars, especially from 20 years ago, ran lower voltage on the regulator....
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