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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 08:21 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 332
Posted By jhowes
Re: Snow bird conversion at Iola WI car show

History's question wasn't answered. I thinking that they had to cut off the doors and weld the lower half back to the cab. Jack
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-13-2019, 04:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 505
Posted By jhowes
Re: wire wheels

Tell us where you are located and someone may want to come and pick them up.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-07-2019, 08:56 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 721
Posted By jhowes
Re: Got Miss Molly home

I would add that the fuel system can be a real headache if not cleaned out before trying to start it. The tank might have rust or junk in it and the carb should be drained and flushed with clean...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-30-2019, 07:36 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 757
Posted By jhowes
Re: Tillotson versus Zenith carburetor

Don't be afraid to look into the Marvel's. I have all three and for cruising I prefer the Marvel. It seems to have more zip and the mileage is good. Jack
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-27-2019, 07:53 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 939
Posted By jhowes
Re: External voltage regulator

I have one of both (Tom W. and Fun projects, John's) They have worked fine for years now. Call Tom and see if he has any at this time. Jack
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-23-2019, 08:42 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,123
Posted By jhowes
Re: just curious

I agree totally with Brent. Last summer my brother and I went from Daytona Beach to Vermont. You would be surprised how beautiful this country is when you travel at 50 mph and see the sites. We...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-19-2019, 12:12 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,406
Posted By jhowes
Re: Worst Cars of All Time

I think we are being a bit critical. I haven't laughed so much in sometime. His humor was refreshing. "Rolling roadblock", Not as fast as the Rose bowl parade" etc.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-19-2019, 07:29 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 582
Posted By jhowes
Re: Tillotson carburetors

I have never heard of an accelerator pump on a Tillotson but we learn every day something new. There are people on this forum that carry parts for these and can rebuild them. I would try a search...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-17-2019, 08:48 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,045
Posted By jhowes
Re: Checking rod and main bearings

Railcarmover; I assume youre talking about aluminum foil. Only us old timers know about tin foil. Jack
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-16-2019, 08:34 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 618
Posted By jhowes
Re: Carburetor question

My answer to a question like that is to remove the carburetor and rebuild. Either you do it or have a guy that knows Model A's do it for you. Someone in your club must know someone that can...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-15-2019, 03:05 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 245
Posted By jhowes
Differential Carrier Bearings

Does anyone have a good way of getting the bearings off of the carrier? Jack
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-13-2019, 10:13 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 949
Posted By jhowes
Re: new 30 roadster electrical...........

ronn; The ideas that you have gotten on this forum are good for
troubleshooting but for further knowledge the studs on the coil will both be at 6 volts when the key if OFF. Depending on where...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-09-2019, 10:06 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 707
Posted By jhowes
Re: block cleaning

It makes me nervous to say this but I pulled a block out of the ground and cleaned it electrically but I left the block in solution for 10 months or so. I occasionally had to replace the cathode (or...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-07-2019, 07:40 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,526
Posted By jhowes
Re: Prices Up ?

Keith True and others, can you divulge the prices that you are getting. Are they in the range that Joe K mentioned. Just curious. Jack
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-05-2019, 09:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 710
Posted By jhowes
Re: 3-digit engine numbers......

Brent; I have a friend that has an early Maxwell, I think an 11 and I would bet that he knows nothing about the group that you are referencing. If you think it makes sense give me some contact...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-03-2019, 06:26 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,136
Posted By jhowes
Re: Motor Rebuilding

The builder that Dick has recommended has prices that are in line with any that I have seen so far. Having just completed a rebuild on my own engine, he is very reasonable I did everything that I...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-01-2019, 08:10 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 659
Posted By jhowes
Re: differential assembly

Thanks Larry, I wish I had thought of the light bulb method of heating the bearing, I had considered putting it in the wifes' oven but didn't. Now the problem is to remove the bearing where I have...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-31-2019, 01:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 659
Posted By jhowes
Re: differential assembly

I found that the bearings were not fully seated on the carrier. The space measured about 30+ thousands behind the bearings. After some persuasion I was able to close that up to less than 10...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-31-2019, 07:56 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 659
Posted By jhowes
Re: differential assembly

Again thanks Larry for the tips. I have to say that the mirror trick with a bright light needs better eyes than what this 85 year old has. I am in the process of taking everything apart again and...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-30-2019, 08:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 659
Posted By jhowes
Re: differential assembly

Joe K, No mismatch and I have double checked the races and bearings. The only thing I can figure is that the races are not fully seated but they seem to be and won't seat any further in. My main...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-30-2019, 02:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 659
Posted By jhowes
differential assembly

As I add and subtract gaskets to adjust the preload I find that I am up- to 62 thousands worth of gaskets on the one side of the pumpkin and it still cannot be turned with my fingers on the ring...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-28-2019, 01:56 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,544
Posted By jhowes
Re: Proper way to re-torque?

As I remember; The reason for retorquing is that a new head gasket (that's not your case) will compress under the tightening of the head bolts and this compression squeezes the gasket. After a warm...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-28-2019, 07:46 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,544
Posted By jhowes
Re: Proper way to re-torque?

I forgot about the two nuts on the gooseneck. A socket will fit and you can torque it down but be careful, it tends to break the goose neck if some tricks are not used. The most common that I read...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-28-2019, 07:33 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,544
Posted By jhowes
Re: Proper way to re-torque?

I'm not smart enough to give you good answers to your questions, but I can share my experiences. Part # A6064T is the Snyders number for the tool that will allow you to torque down the bolt under...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-26-2019, 03:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 747
Posted By jhowes
Re: Indian head shellac

jw hash; I am setting up my preload with gaskets as Tom suggests. So far so good and when I am satisfied with the results, I will take it apart and use the shellac to seal the pumpkin with the...
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