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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 05:09 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,055
Posted By Slowmotoring
Re: I'm not a Model A person

I had a similar issue with mine when i first got it. I found that the screen inside of the gas tank was plugged with scale/rust. I ended up removing the gas line from the carburetor and blowing air...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 06:37 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,055
Posted By Slowmotoring
Re: I'm not a Model A person

I feel your pain. I am also new to model a’s but have found this website to be extremely helpful! I think i just about have my car sorted. I think.... I understand the thought of wanting a more...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-15-2021, 04:23 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,391
Posted By Slowmotoring
Re: “Normal” model a temp

I have the apco gauge also, My temps seem to be matching yours pretty accurately.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-10-2021, 11:44 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,391
Posted By Slowmotoring
Re: “Normal” model a temp

Im not sure how making sure im not prematurely wearing out my motor is taking the fun out Of driving my model a? I do enjoy driving the car. Thats why im making sure im good to go with what i have....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-09-2021, 07:57 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,391
Posted By Slowmotoring
Re: “Normal” model a temp

I decided to put the hood on this evening and take the car for a drive. The engine temp was running at about 185. Climbed up to 195 after climbing a long steep hill at full throttle. I was pushing it...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-08-2021, 02:18 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,391
Posted By Slowmotoring
Re: “Normal” model a temp

I havent had a a boil over or steam event yet. I think i’ll try some radiator flush solutions and see how things go. Then when winter strikes i will remove the radiator and have it flushed...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-07-2021, 04:21 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,391
Posted By Slowmotoring
Re: “Normal” model a temp

I know a guy that works at a radiator shop and was saying they have a tank that they dip the radiators in. Pretty sure it was high temp and some sort of chemical to aid in getting the grease and...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-07-2021, 02:01 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,391
Posted By Slowmotoring
“Normal” model a temp

I know there are many variables but, what would the typical model a temperature be when driving on flat land in mid 80 degree weather. Stock engine with the exception of the weber downdraft...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-02-2021, 08:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 922
Posted By Slowmotoring
Re: Fuel pump installation suggestions

You may have hit it on the head!... i will have to check it out tomorrow. The ignition switch had a wire going to the condenser and a wire going to I believe one of the terminals in the junction box...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-01-2021, 08:31 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,986
Posted By Slowmotoring
Re: Why so many upgrades??

I cant agree more! Reminds me of the harley guys that cant wave to someone not riding a harley....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-01-2021, 08:16 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 922
Posted By Slowmotoring
Re: Fuel pump installation suggestions

Definitely the relay. I can feel it clicking.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-01-2021, 06:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 922
Posted By Slowmotoring
Re: Fuel pump installation suggestions

I just removed the coil wire going to my ignition switch and hooked it straight to the battery. No clicking at anytime wether running or not. Im thinking some kind of electrical noise issue with the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-01-2021, 06:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 922
Posted By Slowmotoring
Re: Fuel pump installation suggestions

I finally got everything installed, and it almost works! I have the relay coil wired to my ignition switch. When i turn the key on the pump runs great. Once i start the car, the relay starts clicking...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-26-2021, 05:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 564
Posted By Slowmotoring
Re: Does the weber down draft not fit under a stock 28-29 hood?

The motor did sit a little high when i first got the car but have since replaced the front motor mount with the original style motor mount. The engine seems to sit ok now. I can insert the crank. The...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-24-2021, 05:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 564
Posted By Slowmotoring
Does the weber down draft not fit under a stock 28-29 hood?

Looks like i missed the fact that the weber down draft carburetor setup that the suppliers are selling doesnt allow the passenger side lower hood section to close. At least it doesnt close on mine....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-20-2021, 07:01 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,788
Posted By Slowmotoring
Re: Dropping the pan , recent You Tube .

Paul shinn is the man! I am a first time model a owner and have spent many hours watching his videos. I find them to be pretty informative and entertaining. Definitely a good role model for the model...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-28-2021, 08:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 896
Posted By Slowmotoring
Re: Undercoating would like your comments.

Also, do not use undercoating on a undercarriage that already has rust. Undercoating will not stop rust that is already there. Most likely will make it worse. Only benefit i see to undercoating is...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-28-2021, 08:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 896
Posted By Slowmotoring
Re: Undercoating would like your comments.

I live in the northeast and learned the hard way to avoid undercoating likes its the plague. I use fluid film now with excellent results. It does need a annual application but it works great! Its not...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-03-2021, 06:45 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,741
Posted By Slowmotoring
Re: Speedometer stopped working on my 29

I had the same issue on my 29 tudor. I found where the cable goes into the speedometer there is a small piece of tin between the cable and the part that spins where the cable goes in. My tin piece...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-03-2021, 04:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 922
Posted By Slowmotoring
Re: Is some blowby normal?

I just got done doing a compression test. Cylinder one had 58psi the rest had 60psi. I installed the draft tube after doing the compression test. Weather is nice, its getting driven...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-02-2021, 07:48 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,233
Posted By Slowmotoring
Re: Snyder's Exhaust Manifold

Just curious. Would making a repro part look original for fp judging be considered cheating? I feel that would be taking away from the person that actually has the original parts. Or is that just how...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-30-2021, 01:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 922
Posted By Slowmotoring
Re: Is some blowby normal?

My bad. I jumped the gun with my post. I have now found that this has already been discussed. Back to the garage now.....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-30-2021, 01:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 922
Posted By Slowmotoring
Is some blowby normal?

im just getting the model a out for the year now that spring has finally sprung and the salt is washed off of the roads. I have noticed some oil is coming out of the oil filler neck and there seems...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-27-2021, 08:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 772
Posted By Slowmotoring
Re: Horn Shorted. rebuild or repair??

Thanks for the info! Once again the people of this site have been extremely helpful!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-27-2021, 11:01 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 772
Posted By Slowmotoring
Re: Horn Shorted. rebuild or repair??

Investigated the horn some more this morning. I found that with the horn cover off i had no amp draw. Cover on loose=no amp draw. Tighten cover=amp draw. I was able to make the amp draw come and go...
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