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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-29-2021, 06:27 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 265
Posted By oriondal
Re: Speedometer pickup

I think that may be the situation.. I see you can buy the correct speedometer drive gear shaft, but I can’t see how to disassemble the speedometer pickup case. It’s not in Les Andrew’s volume one so...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-29-2021, 05:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 265
Posted By oriondal
Speedometer pickup

I bought a car whose speedometer wasnít working. I removed the speedometer pickup which appears to be in good shape. I fed both the old cable and a new one well into the housing. The gear spins but...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-01-2020, 02:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,091
Posted By oriondal
Re: Rear main leak part 4

Thanks Brent. Iíve never seen insert bearings, so I wasnít sure. Im guessing replacing the seal would help with the leak.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-01-2020, 12:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,091
Posted By oriondal
Rear main leak part 4

After dropping the oil pan I removed the rear main bearing cap and this is what I found. Thereís a shredded seal behind the cap that canít be helping. Also, in the second picture the bearing cap...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-30-2020, 07:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 861
Posted By oriondal
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-30-2020, 04:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 506
Posted By oriondal
Re: Oil pump removal

The spring is still on the bottom of the pump
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-30-2020, 03:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 506
Posted By oriondal
Oil pump removal

I’ve been going over some things on a 31 roadster I just got. I dropped the oil pan to check for sludge - not too bad, a little on the bottom. It’s been a few years since I removed the pan on an A,...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-30-2020, 09:07 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 861
Posted By oriondal
Re: Difficulty with oil pan removal

Thanks guys. Itís kind of hard to get good pictures, but maybe this will show whatís going on. I finally did get it off with a lot of maneuvering and a some loss of skin. Getting it back on might be...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-29-2020, 06:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 861
Posted By oriondal
Difficulty with oil pan removal

I recently acquired a 1931 A that has a big oil leak from the drain behind the rear main. In dropping the oil pan, I was unable to lower it out as the forward lip is a little forward of the front...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-25-2020, 12:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,207
Posted By oriondal
Identifying a high compression head

Iíve seen high compression heads described as looking original. Is there an easy visual way to tell the various compression ratios and original heads apart on an installed engine?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-02-2015, 12:50 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,869
Posted By oriondal
Re: Stranded by the road

I found the short and everything's fixed. To my surprise, it was by base of the bulb on the left front headlight. I don't usually drive with the lights on during the day and still don't think I had...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-01-2015, 08:05 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,869
Posted By oriondal
Re: Stranded by the road

My problem is somewhere in the headlights. Everything works OK until I go to dim or bright on the switch. Brakes, cowl lights and horn work fine. Now to figure the rest out. It's got me a little...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-01-2015, 07:14 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,869
Posted By oriondal
Re: Stranded by the road

Yes, thanks newshirt for the diagram. It's saved in the folder
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-01-2015, 06:14 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,869
Posted By oriondal
Re: Stranded by the road

Thanks a ton guys. I wasn't too far from home, so the tow strap came in handy and I can work on it in my garage. I disconnected the wire to the light bundle from the alternator and the ticking...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-01-2015, 05:37 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,869
Posted By oriondal
Re: Stranded by the road

Burned right through a 20 amp fuse, so I guess I'm about to learn a little more about the electrical system.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-01-2015, 04:36 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,869
Posted By oriondal
Stranded by the road

I was driving down the road, when my A began to sputter and quit. The ammeter showed a large fluctuating discharge, even with the key removed, and a clicking sound came from the engine area. When I...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-25-2015, 04:19 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 10,616
Posted By oriondal
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-11-2015, 12:05 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,686
Posted By oriondal
Re: putting new tire on wire wheels

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P6sH8WRl6yI
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-07-2014, 09:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,049
Posted By oriondal
Re: starter drive spring and bolts

Thanks Tom, I had to run out after removing the starter and didn't get a very good look at it. I see now what you've explained. As I reassembled it, the threads on the bolt that came loose weren't...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-02-2014, 03:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,049
Posted By oriondal
starter drive spring and bolts

I went to start the car and got the starter motor to turn but not engage. Upon removing the starter found that one of the starter drive bolts and washers was missing. I fished it out with a magnet...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-06-2014, 07:57 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,468
Posted By oriondal
Re: Oil pan tube

Thanks all, I hope to get at it next week and will post the results.
This was my first experience with a rope seal, and I just pressed it in place and trimmed to a fit similar to the one I removed....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-05-2014, 05:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,468
Posted By oriondal
Re: Oil pan tube

The engine does leak oil like a sieve when running. At speed it coats the everything under the cowl, but at idle or shut down, I don't notice any more leaking so it sounds like the tube is the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-05-2014, 04:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,468
Posted By oriondal
Re: Oil pan tube

It looks very much like that except that it appears to be copper and was brazed on instead of threaded. It doesn't seem to leak at all when parked, but has been when driving. I've been thinking the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-05-2014, 12:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,468
Posted By oriondal
Oil pan tube

I recently replaced my timing gear and in the process cleaned the oil pan. In the bottom of the pan I found a copper tube, about 3 inches long that appears to have broken off the back of the oil...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-05-2014, 12:49 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,497
Posted By oriondal
Re: Bad Timing Gear?

A belated update. I replaced the timing gear with a metal one, removed, cleaned and replaced the oil pan and put everything back together. It runs like a charm, but leaks some oil when running. I...
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