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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 10:31 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 233
Posted By Mike Peters
Re: 28 tranny with multi-disc clutch

I did that swap on an October 28 Tudor 30 years ago.
1. Replace multiple disc flywheel and clutch with the later single disc unit. Easy parts to find.
2.Replace your early bellhousing and...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-15-2019, 04:29 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,528
Posted By Mike Peters
Re: What roadside repairs have you made to keep your A going

Last Sept. the original clutch arm on the bell housing broke enroute to a thresheree. No fixing that on the road without a replacement and proper tools, so flatbed trip back home. Repro clutch arms...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-11-2019, 07:21 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 570
Posted By Mike Peters
Re: Interior costs question

Johnny: Joanne Fabrics sells a gray headliner material that looks very nice in a Model A. Very inexpensive. We used it to replace the headliner in our 28 Tudor. You could use something like that...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-10-2019, 04:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 394
Posted By Mike Peters
Re: AR Muffler Clamp?

Chris: I found the same info as you. Says the clamp was unchanged throughout production, but the two bolts went from fine to coarse thread in August of 29.

Hope you are enjoying that roadster...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-06-2019, 08:09 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,883
Posted By Mike Peters
Re: It ran when parked ..... at the bottom of the lake

Tar top battery? Stake bed looks original. Trying to look on the bright side here, but not much bright to see.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-06-2019, 08:01 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 990
Posted By Mike Peters
Re: What's wrong in this picture?

Kurt: When this motor came into my life a few years ago, I was told that it had been a spare engine for a Model A car. The owner had become very elderly and sold the car. After his passing, his...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-06-2019, 06:59 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 990
Posted By Mike Peters
Re: What's wrong in this picture?

Franklin: Thanks for reminding me. I forgot to mention that last evening before I went to bed. I disconnected one rod at the crank, with crank in the far down position. Then pushed the piston up...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-05-2019, 10:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 990
Posted By Mike Peters
Re: What's wrong in this picture?

Synchro: The babbitt in the rod bearing looked OK. And it was nicely coated with oil. If it had been run with the dippers backwards, there wouldn't be any oil in the rod bearing? .040 pistons. No...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-05-2019, 10:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 990
Posted By Mike Peters
Re: What's wrong in this picture?

BINGO! Bill Lee is correct. Rod caps facing the WRONG way. This engine came this way to me some years ago and I thought it might me a good spare. I did pull one rod bearing and it doesn't appear...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-05-2019, 08:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 990
Posted By Mike Peters
What's wrong in this picture?

I pulled this engine apart today to inspect the internals. After removing the oil pan to clean it out, I noticed something terribly wrong. All four rods bearings were assembled this way. Quiz for...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-01-2019, 07:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 379
Posted By Mike Peters
Re: Moving the seat in a Phaeton

I have a very tall friend who could not operate the clutch or brake pedals on a 29 sport coupe because his legs were very long. The steering wheel interfered. The solution for him was to simply...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-31-2019, 05:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 565
Posted By Mike Peters
Re: This Sunday.. Annual Model A Day in Sharon, WI

Take County B west from Lake Mills to County N. Go south on N through Jefferson to Whitewater. Pick up Hwy 12 in Whitewater west to the edge of town and grab County P. P is golden in a Model A. ...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-28-2019, 06:52 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 256
Posted By Mike Peters
Re: 1930 Pickup interior finishes

Area 6, Instruments and controls, pages 7 and 8 covers this. Basically, all Model A emergency brake handles and gear shift levers were plated. The particulars of this are in these pages. And they...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-23-2019, 03:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 521
Posted By Mike Peters
Re: Cracked Cylinder?

Two new photos of same area from this morning. I cleaned the area up with scotch brite and now it's looking more like a stain than a crack. I thought I might have had something this morning, but...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-23-2019, 09:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 521
Posted By Mike Peters
Cracked Cylinder?

It all started out with water in the cylinder of a rebuilt engine. So we pulled the head and had the head resurfaced and put it back together. Still leaks water, so pulled head once again and...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-20-2019, 05:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 543
Posted By Mike Peters
Re: Distributor Problem

So you are saying that it starts on retard, but quits running when you advance the spark to run? If so, your upper plate pig tail connection is probably shorting out against the distributor body as...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-19-2019, 11:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 348
Posted By Mike Peters
Re: Phaeton roof and windshield

Leroy: I just sent them to you via email. Let me know if they are readable? mike
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-19-2019, 08:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,156
Posted By Mike Peters
Re: Rebuilt Engine

So you can start it by towing, and after running for a while it's still too tight for the starter to turn it over after it has cooled down?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-19-2019, 09:16 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 348
Posted By Mike Peters
Re: Phaeton roof and windshield

correction: meant to say "rear curtain panel" not panes.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-19-2019, 09:14 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 348
Posted By Mike Peters
Re: Phaeton roof and windshield

see attachment. Page 2, section 2 explains the front snap spacings. The snaps on your windshield frame must match the snaps on the front flap. These instructions came from Mike at Classtique where...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-12-2019, 09:11 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 634
Posted By Mike Peters
Re: 4 Blade Fan Removal

Just make your own water pump gasket with gasket paper. Use the cylinder head water pump opening as a pattern. With a small ball peen hammer, first tap out the bolt pattern and cut out the bolt...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-12-2019, 06:55 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 634
Posted By Mike Peters
Re: 4 Blade Fan Removal

You need to remove the pump from the car. As previous comments noted, place the pump loosen on a vise, between your knees, sawhorse, etc. I removed a stuck four blade fan last week with the fan...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-16-2019, 09:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 418
Posted By Mike Peters
Re: Bendix bolt retrieval

So you fed the siphon/vacuum hose through the starter opening and down into the flywheel housing to retrieve the bolt?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-16-2019, 10:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 378
Posted By Mike Peters
Re: 1930 A Coupe & Mr. Deegan

It's OK to have two cars at once. Your runabout is a sort of "Goldilocks" car, meaning only comfortable when it's not too hot or not too cold outside. Your coupe won't care how cold or hot it is,...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-13-2019, 08:43 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,029
Posted By Mike Peters
Re: Shut Off Valve Leaking

I ordered a new shut off valve from Bratton's yesterday to replace a leaky original valve. The above discussion reassured me that I made a good move for a change. Thanks guys!
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