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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-19-2019, 06:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 268
Posted By SSsssteamer
Re: Condenser Replacement

I had a run of bad condensers. With a heater manifold in the way, it was a nuisance, so I have since mounted the new condensers from the coil on the firewall. It didn't seem to affect their...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-19-2019, 12:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 351
Posted By SSsssteamer
Re: Complexity of working on front spring U-bolts

Alex, I have never had to remove my radiator to swap out my front U bolts. The u bolt holes in the cross member have enough clearance that one can lay the U bolt on their side and slide the u bolts...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-16-2019, 10:16 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 698
Posted By SSsssteamer
Re: Hubs for new cast drums

If you original hubs are still good. Use them. The rear hubs often have problems with the bearing surfaces being worn out. Just went to all cast iron drums on our 1929 Tudor, and it was a great...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-11-2019, 07:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 353
Posted By SSsssteamer
Re: fly wheel filling

Use a Helicole. I would not braze/weld on any flywheel. You do not want to set up any stresses in the metal with your heat.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-10-2019, 11:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 262
Posted By SSsssteamer
Re: Rear flooring on '30 Model A.

Under the back seat of a Tudor is a metal floor pan. It has a very important hump for the rear spring to stand proud. A new rear under seat floor pan should be available from any of the aftermarket...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-10-2019, 12:29 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,409
Posted By SSsssteamer
Re: What’s this Box???

Worth noting is that it looks like the wire used with the relay was a smaller gauge for 12 volt circuits. Using a heavier gauge that is correct for 6 volts will allow more amps to be carried and...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-10-2019, 12:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 748
Posted By SSsssteamer
Re: Flared copper washers for gaskets?

Ditto. Copper lines work harden and then crack.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-31-2019, 09:01 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 617
Posted By SSsssteamer
Re: Throw out Bearing

Sitting at the stop light too long with the clutch depressed also not only wears out the throw bearing but it also wears out the crankshaft's thrust bearings. That increases the crankshaft end play...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-31-2019, 08:56 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 191
Posted By SSsssteamer
Re: reat seat repair

Stuff each spring's inside with foam rubber. Firms them up nicely.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-30-2019, 11:18 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,878
Posted By SSsssteamer
Re: Pulled over by the Police!

While in the Marine Corps and stationed at 29 Palms, CA, in 1966, I licensed our 1930 CCPU with California plates. Years later, after I returned home to Washington, I was pulled over because my...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-28-2019, 09:52 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 553
Posted By SSsssteamer
Re: Lost a wind wing

I replaced the cheap Chinese metric screws and bolts with USA SAE fasteners. Made a world of difference and haven't had anymore problems. From above: If you have tempered glass wind wings, do not...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-20-2019, 09:38 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,075
Posted By SSsssteamer
Re: How Old Are Your Tires?

How old were my tires?... I purchase our 1909 Kissel Kar four years ago and it had tires that were made in 1958. Still held air and the seller insisted that the car was tour ready. The tread...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-15-2019, 12:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 590
Posted By SSsssteamer
Re: 1930 CCPU, the buzz of the neighborhood.

Putting it all together.... "The model B motor has become the buzz of the neighborhood, but first we have to get the Bees to pull together for more power. Then the 1930 CCPU can really hum!" I am...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-14-2019, 08:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 590
Posted By SSsssteamer
1930 CCPU, the buzz of the neighborhood.

The engine compartment noise level coming from our 1930 CCPU has increased to a very noticeable buzz lately.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-12-2019, 02:48 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,132
Posted By SSsssteamer
Re: Rearching brake shoes.

Ditto. Have done it for years.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-03-2019, 09:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 641
Posted By SSsssteamer
Re: Veggie

Also consider: If the points are open with the ignition switch on and your meter was showing 3 volts across the coil posts, you then could have a bad condenser (shorted) , or another short with the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-26-2019, 10:29 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,432
Posted By SSsssteamer
Re: Locating dimple on timing gear

This above information doesn't work if the piston is on the top of its exhaust stroke. And you won't find the dimple in the timing gear at this point either. The top of the compression stroke with...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-18-2019, 05:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 978
Posted By SSsssteamer
Re: Adjusting Stipe's shock adsorber on a Roadster

Only the rebound stiffens as you close the restricting valve.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-12-2019, 12:46 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,667
Posted By SSsssteamer
Re: Hinge pins

When I have a tough hing pin, I usually end up drilling the pin out over half way and using a drift punch the rest of the way. I have never yet had to drill out the full length of a stuck hinge pin....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-04-2019, 11:52 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,231
Posted By SSsssteamer
Re: Brakes Not Stopping The Car

ditto. I have found the same over greased rear hubs.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-21-2019, 11:04 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,523
Posted By SSsssteamer
Re: What modern points do you use?

With the 1957 to '74 points, the modern condensers are crap. Make sure that you carry an extra condenser under your seat for that roadside emergency. NOS modern condensers should be better...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-18-2019, 09:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 360
Posted By SSsssteamer
Re: Rear Wheels

On jack stands, when the clutch is first released, usually both rear wheels turn. After they get up to the speed of the engine, the wheel with the most drag will slow down to a near stop while the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-20-2019, 10:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 619
Posted By SSsssteamer
Re: Wind Wing Screws

On my wind wings, the screws would not tighten enough to hold the wind wings for very long. Since my ww clamps were from off shore, rather than to fight metric threads and their inferior fasteners,...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-09-2019, 04:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,159
Posted By SSsssteamer
Re: OMG its smoking!

Ditto. Keep all wire connections tight. Loose wire connections create heat when amperage is passed through them.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-25-2019, 05:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,093
Posted By SSsssteamer
Re: Chickasha

One of the reason attendance was down was because of the terrible weather. Next year will be the 30th year for the Chickasaw swap meet. Good weather would help with the success of the swap meet.
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