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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-15-2019, 10:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 614
Posted By Conaway2
Re: GPS charging on an unregulated 6v system

What voltage do iPhone and iPad wall chargers put out ??
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-15-2019, 10:15 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,074
Posted By Conaway2
Re: '29 A Town Sedan, over heating

I suggest either taking it to a shop familiar with Model A radiators, or just buy a quality new one. I never had any luck with my own cleaning fixes. I just had the radiator on my ‘31 deluxe...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-15-2019, 10:11 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,137
Posted By Conaway2
Re: Engine Blow By or Not

I think your motor is just fine. Iíve had Model Aís since I was 15 (decades ago) and 2 professionally rebuilt engines always blew oil mist out of the stock breather cap given enough time. Iíve used...
Forum: Model T (1909-1927) 08-06-2019, 09:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 219
Posted By Conaway2
Re: Magneto battery charger

We already have the Fun Project kit - the problem with it, as Rotorwrench points out is that the DC voltage the kit produces is not only very noisy (ie - not filtered to smooth out the AC pulses),...
Forum: Model T (1909-1927) 08-06-2019, 09:25 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 219
Posted By Conaway2
Re: Magneto battery charger

Probably not- the car idles more smoothly running on a 12 volt battery.
Forum: Model T (1909-1927) 08-05-2019, 04:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 219
Posted By Conaway2
Magneto battery charger

A buddy of mine has a 1914 T and wants to buy or build a battery charger that will take the magneto output and produce a regulated 12-14 volt output. Does anyone have any suggestions for something...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-03-2019, 08:54 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,258
Posted By Conaway2
Re: Swapping engines, any tips?

In addition to all the great suggestions so far, I would also replace the clutch disc and inspect the pressure plate and flywheel surfaces. May as well do this while it’s easily done with the engine...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-31-2019, 06:02 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 10,198
Posted By Conaway2
Re: LED Headlights

After reading Garagekulture13’s post, I bought the LED bulbs from Bratton’s and installed them this afternoon - just removed the 32 cp bulbs and plugged the new ones in. Turns out that these are the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-28-2019, 09:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 551
Posted By Conaway2
Re: Lost a wind wing

Who is the preferred vendor for the wind wing clamps, if you. Don’t want to use the Vintique parts ? I drove to a meet this past weekend and almost lost a wind wing......

Many thanks !
Jim
Forum: Model T (1909-1927) 07-04-2019, 01:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 356
Posted By Conaway2
Re: Rebuilding a tire pump

Tiger - thanks very much for your note. Yes - I have a stirrup pump. I’ve disassembled the pump (except for removing the pump barrel from the base) and have replaced the leather cup/washer. My pump...
Forum: Model T (1909-1927) 07-04-2019, 09:31 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 356
Posted By Conaway2
Rebuilding a tire pump

Iím about to rebuild a tire pump - steel barrel, with cast base and Ford logo on each side of the base. Two questions - 1) how do you remove the barrel from the base without causing damage, and 2)...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-03-2019, 09:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,865
Posted By Conaway2
Re: Tire pump restoration

Isn’t there a check valve somewhere in the pump ? I don’t see any references to a check valve, so wonder how the pump can work.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-28-2019, 09:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 630
Posted By Conaway2
Re: Building a Luggage trunk

I probably have to be logged in - since Iím traveling and donít have my member # with me, Iíll check it Sunday when I get home.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-28-2019, 06:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 630
Posted By Conaway2
Re: Building a Luggage trunk

Wow ! That looks very nice ! I checked the MAFCA website and the plans appear to have been removed....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-28-2019, 06:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 630
Posted By Conaway2
Building a Luggage trunk

Iím considering doing this - has anyone built their own trunk ?

Thanks - Jim
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-25-2019, 10:05 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,441
Posted By Conaway2
Re: Help rear main leak

If the flywheel housing gasket between the housing and block is installed backwards, oil will leak badly from the end of the camshaft exactly as you describe. You can easily check this by looking at...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-24-2019, 11:37 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,921
Posted By Conaway2
Re: Tire tubes and age.

I just replaced a set of Firestone 19” tires that were 32 years old - they had small cracks in the outer ply, but had less than 3000 miles on them. Since i’m About to start touring with a very...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-22-2019, 07:41 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 202
Posted By Conaway2
How to fold a roadster canvas top ?

My 31 roadster has a LeBaron Bonney top, with canvas boot. I have not been able to figure out how to fold the top compactly enough so that it will fit easily into the canvas boot/cover. I can...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-17-2019, 04:05 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,412
Posted By Conaway2
Re: Schwalms

I just installed an engine Schwalmís rebuilt for me - they did a great job and Iím very happy with the way it runs. They were very professional to deal with and always answered by email notes.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-27-2019, 05:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 688
Posted By Conaway2
Re: Rear main oil leak >

JS - good suggestion on how to check the gasket - I will double check on the gasket, but am positive I put it in correctly and used sealer on the gasket.

KR - How do you remove the Welch plug from...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-27-2019, 03:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 688
Posted By Conaway2
Re: Rear main oil leak >

Crankcase is not over filled - oil level is slightly below F.

John Stone - doesn’t the gasket go on only one way ?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-27-2019, 12:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 688
Posted By Conaway2
Re: Rear main oil leak >

Thanks to all for your responses ! I installed the flywheel housing and did put the gasket (with sealer) in. Sounds like the rear main cap may be the culprit. I have spoken with the re-builder,...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-27-2019, 09:41 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 688
Posted By Conaway2
Rear main oil leak >

I just installed a professionally-rebuilt engine in my 31 Model A, and have a pretty bad oil leak in the rear. I can see the oil running down on either side of the inspection plate, and am pretty...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-26-2019, 06:11 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,099
Posted By Conaway2
Re: Rear Main Leak Ė Bear with me

Spinelli - what do you think is causing the oil to leak down the rear main bolt ?
Railcarmover - dumb question - how do you seal the rear main bolts with rev ?

I installed a rebuilt engine last...
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