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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-20-2019, 10:00 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,491
Posted By Bikerider58
Re: OK! Oldtimers, Gimme your best answer, Stuck Engine

5 or 6 years since rebuild; insert bearings; had been sitting before starting last summer.

Oil should flow due to summer. (It was not 40 degrees out)
How many total miles since rebuild? Most...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-30-2018, 12:06 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 819
Posted By Bikerider58
Re: LA members

Y Blockhead may be the winner...I am about 7 miles away from LAX.

I work in El Segundo.

Stop in at the V on Catalina.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-09-2018, 01:19 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,012
Posted By Bikerider58
Re: Synchromesh or Overdrive

What is a high speed rear end? Can you drive 60 continuously?

I have the Borg Warner OD and use it on the freeway, but rarely on surface streets. It makes 60mph feel like 45 as far as engine...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-23-2018, 08:19 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,115
Posted By Bikerider58
Re: Z mod for air filter

Since I run with a filter, I had it done, Renner’s Corner.

Worked great on fixing the rich mix. I then had the spare carb done.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-07-2018, 02:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,286
Posted By Bikerider58
Re: How 550x19 radials look on a 29 Town Sedan

Not a radial, but Lester makes a 525/550 -19 with 3-7/8 WW.

So, 1/2 inch wider with a modern tread pattern. Should be more stable at speed, but harder to turn slow.

Anyone with experience with...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-04-2018, 08:55 AM
Replies: 156
Views: 17,726
Posted By Bikerider58
Re: Whitewalls

Fitting the cost of things into ones budget is always critical. Not sure the BW vs WW price comparison is accurate. Yes, you can get a Lucas BW for 99, but the do not make a WW.

Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-14-2018, 08:41 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,598
Posted By Bikerider58
Re: Cracked Block Options

Like others, the JB weld will work, but first drain, drill ends, remove paint/ Drexel tool grind area, degrease with alcohol or brake cleaner. I patched holes in 58 Harley heads and it stayed good...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-10-2018, 08:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,310
Posted By Bikerider58
Re: Rear end Lub Question

According to some articles, 140wt is the same thickness as 600w. Modern standard, NAPA and others have it.

85-140 works, but double clutching takes a fraction longer for gears to match speed to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-10-2018, 07:42 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,841
Posted By Bikerider58
Re: Temperature Gauge

Installed one this weekend. I found that the thermo qual is accurate although the gauge is more responsive.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-18-2018, 09:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 878
Posted By Bikerider58
Re: CB radio question

I got my 10A power supply from eBay, $30. Case is isolated so no issues mounting it. Separate-/+ in and out.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-01-2018, 01:06 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,049
Posted By Bikerider58
Re: head lights??

Great to know. I was thinking the halogens would be a nice upgrade when the time comes.

I typically run with lights on, but got an alternator when the generator had issues. The regulator makes...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-26-2018, 11:11 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,659
Posted By Bikerider58
Re: Confirmed, VIN problem that has always bothered me. What would you do?

Wonderful CA DMV can be a pain. I have gone through the VIN / registration grinder 3 times. 2 old motorcycles and the A. Both bikes required DMV referral to CHP inspection, the A was DMV only,...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-26-2018, 10:43 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,259
Posted By Bikerider58
Re: Model A Times Article About Not Using Diesel Oil

The EPA issue with non-gasoline engine oil is the non-low friction additives. Motorcyclist have had these issues for years. Friction reducing additives are good for high gas mileage, but not so...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-09-2018, 09:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,639
Posted By Bikerider58
Re: Zenith LEAKS after rebuild

How is the float valve landing on the float? If rough, the needle could be getting caught and kept from moving.

New float valve? Check for stuff, grit or metal bits from matching it valve. Newer...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-09-2018, 08:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,349
Posted By Bikerider58
Re: 6 Volt alternator conundrum

Thank you! This information confirmed what I thought about my alternator.

After noticing some odd light flicker, I decided to check things. Battery is charged and holds a load well.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-08-2018, 10:29 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,128
Posted By Bikerider58
Re: Windshield Visibility: Vacuum vs. Electric Wiper Motor (Late 1930 CCPU)

I removed the wipers...it doesn’t rain in SoCal. There is a song about it.

One time I get caught out, the rainX did its job.

Did not think about legal requirement. I need to check, if a wiper...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-08-2018, 10:19 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,906
Posted By Bikerider58
Re: Sound deadening and Insulation Materials

Ebay. I did a truck several years ago.. monster mat or something.

Degrease surface before applying. A small roller works well.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-08-2018, 12:17 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,550
Posted By Bikerider58
Re: Best Ideas on Moving Cars and Garage

Out of CA is very high due to the current wave of folks escaping.

Used box trucks are available here and often cost more else where. I know folks who have purchased a truck then sold it when...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-07-2018, 09:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,486
Posted By Bikerider58
Re: How embarrassing!

Replaced head gasket and was pushing to get it started that night. Cranked, but no fire. Checked over everything, all looked good, but no go. Pulled distribution and rechecked, still nothing. So,...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-07-2018, 08:53 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,090
Posted By Bikerider58
Re: Carburetor Float valves

I have the same issue with a new Viton valve. Took it apart to clean and noticed two things

1. Viton tip is hard, like a coating on the metal or plastic. I expected more of a rubber like...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-04-2018, 01:23 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,344
Posted By Bikerider58
Re: When were the first 1930 cars produced?

Just to be sure, your chassis number matches the engine number which indicates 29. So, not a replacement engine.

My 30 was registered as 31, original sold year. Pervious owner tried and gave up. ...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-19-2018, 06:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 621
Posted By Bikerider58
front spring sag

In Les Andrews Vol 1 book, checking the front spring for sag, one is to measure the distance between the middle of the bumper and floor. On page 1-275 these values are listed:

28-29 = 18 11/16...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-18-2018, 04:36 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,567
Posted By Bikerider58
Re: Steering dampener

Not upset. I appreciate the input as you have given me specific things to check versus the everything or the often contradictory expert opinions.

According to the PO all was rebuilt approximately...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-18-2018, 12:40 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,567
Posted By Bikerider58
Re: Steering dampener

Comments in the thread, just like yours, indicate if one does not like the way The car handles, it must be worn out.

More experienced folks have driven the car and said it is fine. I do not like...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-18-2018, 11:59 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,567
Posted By Bikerider58
Re: Steering dampener

Yesterday I installed the steering stabilizer from Snyder’s. Instructions could be better, but not terrible.

Test flight was GREAT! Added steering resistance is slight and I could only feel it...
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