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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-11-2020, 10:52 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 840
Posted By Jacksonlll
Re: Hood hinges - tube or rod?

I got them at a welding supply shop. That is very big to braze with.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-11-2020, 10:49 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 553
Posted By Jacksonlll
Re: Model A Missing Badly

Something easy to check is a manifold leak. Get it running and spray starter fluid on the intake gasket area and the manifold itself. If anything changes, that’s your problem. Easy fix. Good luck
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-11-2020, 06:27 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 840
Posted By Jacksonlll
Re: Hood hinges - tube or rod?

I use brazing rods.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-11-2020, 06:26 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 994
Posted By Jacksonlll
Re: Save it or drive it

Drive it. It will run much better. I disagree with you on how much work it takes to keep it running. We play with them a lot, but once you get things right, There is not much you have to do...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-10-2020, 11:35 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 724
Posted By Jacksonlll
Re: 1st gear is slightly jammed

On the detents, make sure the spring is not bottoming out and preventing the bullet from moving out of the way. It stops proud to the surface.
Check also that the springs are not broken or too far...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-10-2020, 11:08 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 158
Posted By Jacksonlll
Re: Starter Issue....

First, put the car in third gear and see if you can rotate the engine by pushing the car. Or use youR crank. If not, your starter is jammed against the ring gear. Push really hard backwards and it...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-10-2020, 11:01 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 290
Posted By Jacksonlll
Re: Carb to intake gasket

The main thing is to make sure the mating surfaces are flat. Far more important than what gasket you use.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-07-2020, 05:56 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 467
Posted By Jacksonlll
Re: Stubborn Tight 2-Piece Valve Guide Won't Come Out

Hit it hard. I had one just like it. It will come out. Good luck and let us know how you make out.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-06-2020, 05:27 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 622
Posted By Jacksonlll
Re: Head Gasket

Here is what we just did.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zyyIks2Wad4
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-04-2020, 10:57 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 707
Posted By Jacksonlll
Re: Annoying rattle.

Reach way under the dash and make sure those clamps that mount the gas tank are tight.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-04-2020, 06:29 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 595
Posted By Jacksonlll
Re: Rear brakes

If your wheel is not setting flat against the drum, it can pull the drum out of round. I had that happen when a small bit of weld was proud to the surface and it was fine until I tightened the lug...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-04-2020, 06:25 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 723
Posted By Jacksonlll
Re: Radiator leaking

Common place to fail. With a stiff upper hose and a little engine movement, that area gets loaded pretty good and fatigues. We really need a flexible upper hose.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-03-2020, 06:35 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,521
Posted By Jacksonlll
Re: Taking the plunge into Model A ownership!

I would not pay more than $6000. For $10,000 you can get a very nice driver that you don’t have to work on. No. No. Not $10,000.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-03-2020, 01:36 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 595
Posted By Jacksonlll
Re: Rear brakes

They are hard to get right. It takes a very good shop to make them true. The shop should know if they are round or not.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-02-2020, 07:32 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 342
Posted By Jacksonlll
Re: Clutch problem?

Make sure your pedals are not touching the battery cable. That could be the smell. No rubber in the clutch to burn. Where are you in SC? Some good model a clubs there.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-01-2020, 09:16 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 523
Posted By Jacksonlll
Re: 1930 Coupe front end shimmy

The wobble is caused by lack of toe-in, and/or loose tie rods and drag link ends. Most of the time.
Tighten those four ends to snug, reset the toe and the wobble just might go away.
Pitman...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-29-2020, 03:27 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,610
Posted By Jacksonlll
Re: Slamming into first gear

Start it in first gear, then slide it into neutral, then back into first. It will probably clash, meaning that your input shaft is being driven when the clutch is pushed to the floor.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-29-2020, 03:24 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,610
Posted By Jacksonlll
Re: Slamming into first gear

Set the linkage so the clutch is engaged at the 2 inch point. If that does not work, it’s the pilot brg.
You will need a small jack to adjust the linkage, but be sure you are not being fooled by a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-29-2020, 09:58 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 723
Posted By Jacksonlll
Re: Radiator leaking

Try stop leak first. Just may fix it until you do pull the core.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-29-2020, 09:55 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,610
Posted By Jacksonlll
Re: Slamming into first gear

It’s either your clutch not disengaging because of adjustment, or failed clutch lever, or your pilot brg needs changing.
Both are common problems. To change the pilot brg, you have to pull the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-27-2020, 11:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 428
Posted By Jacksonlll
Re: Clutch won't disengage

Inspect the clutch arm that the pedal linkage pulls on when you push down the pedal. It may be cracked. Common failure.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-27-2020, 08:02 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 630
Posted By Jacksonlll
Re: Switched Carbs: choke rod doesn't line up

Don’t bend the rod. You can’t turn it with a bend in it.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-27-2020, 07:57 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 952
Posted By Jacksonlll
Re: starter not engaging

Probably just a broken bendix spring. The classic failure. Easy to fix and does not cost much. If you are in a club, someone will have one in their tool box.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-26-2020, 05:52 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 952
Posted By Jacksonlll
Re: starter not engaging

Take your starter out and look at it.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-19-2020, 06:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 666
Posted By Jacksonlll
Re: Steering / Tie Rod Conundrum

You are only concerned with the angle between the two wheels. If the left is pointing straight and the right wheel is way toed in, your tie rod is too long. Turn it to shorten it.
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