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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-04-2020, 10:57 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 627
Posted By Jacksonlll
Re: Annoying rattle.

Reach way under the dash and make sure those clamps that mount the gas tank are tight.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-04-2020, 06:29 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 538
Posted By Jacksonlll
Re: Rear brakes

If your wheel is not setting flat against the drum, it can pull the drum out of round. I had that happen when a small bit of weld was proud to the surface and it was fine until I tightened the lug...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-04-2020, 06:25 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 681
Posted By Jacksonlll
Re: Radiator leaking

Common place to fail. With a stiff upper hose and a little engine movement, that area gets loaded pretty good and fatigues. We really need a flexible upper hose.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-03-2020, 06:35 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 848
Posted By Jacksonlll
Re: Taking the plunge into Model A ownership!

I would not pay more than $6000. For $10,000 you can get a very nice driver that you don’t have to work on. No. No. Not $10,000.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-03-2020, 01:36 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 538
Posted By Jacksonlll
Re: Rear brakes

They are hard to get right. It takes a very good shop to make them true. The shop should know if they are round or not.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-02-2020, 07:32 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 324
Posted By Jacksonlll
Re: Clutch problem?

Make sure your pedals are not touching the battery cable. That could be the smell. No rubber in the clutch to burn. Where are you in SC? Some good model a clubs there.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-01-2020, 09:16 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 499
Posted By Jacksonlll
Re: 1930 Coupe front end shimmy

The wobble is caused by lack of toe-in, and/or loose tie rods and drag link ends. Most of the time.
Tighten those four ends to snug, reset the toe and the wobble just might go away.
Pitman...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-29-2020, 03:27 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,329
Posted By Jacksonlll
Re: Slamming into first gear

Start it in first gear, then slide it into neutral, then back into first. It will probably clash, meaning that your input shaft is being driven when the clutch is pushed to the floor.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-29-2020, 03:24 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,329
Posted By Jacksonlll
Re: Slamming into first gear

Set the linkage so the clutch is engaged at the 2 inch point. If that does not work, it’s the pilot brg.
You will need a small jack to adjust the linkage, but be sure you are not being fooled by a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-29-2020, 09:58 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 681
Posted By Jacksonlll
Re: Radiator leaking

Try stop leak first. Just may fix it until you do pull the core.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-29-2020, 09:55 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,329
Posted By Jacksonlll
Re: Slamming into first gear

It’s either your clutch not disengaging because of adjustment, or failed clutch lever, or your pilot brg needs changing.
Both are common problems. To change the pilot brg, you have to pull the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-27-2020, 11:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 411
Posted By Jacksonlll
Re: Clutch won't disengage

Inspect the clutch arm that the pedal linkage pulls on when you push down the pedal. It may be cracked. Common failure.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-27-2020, 08:02 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 614
Posted By Jacksonlll
Re: Switched Carbs: choke rod doesn't line up

Don’t bend the rod. You can’t turn it with a bend in it.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-27-2020, 07:57 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 918
Posted By Jacksonlll
Re: starter not engaging

Probably just a broken bendix spring. The classic failure. Easy to fix and does not cost much. If you are in a club, someone will have one in their tool box.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-26-2020, 05:52 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 918
Posted By Jacksonlll
Re: starter not engaging

Take your starter out and look at it.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-19-2020, 06:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 643
Posted By Jacksonlll
Re: Steering / Tie Rod Conundrum

You are only concerned with the angle between the two wheels. If the left is pointing straight and the right wheel is way toed in, your tie rod is too long. Turn it to shorten it.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-19-2020, 09:56 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,519
Posted By Jacksonlll
Re: Over Fill Oil

It will also shoot out of the dip stick hole and make a big mess under the hood. Get it out of there.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-17-2020, 05:49 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,036
Posted By Jacksonlll
Re: Frustration

Next time it won't start, connect a test light between the passenger side of the coil and ground. As you crank it with the key on, the light should flash.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-15-2020, 06:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 483
Posted By Jacksonlll
Re: Model A Bucking at 45 mph plus

Not getting enough fuel into the carb bowl. I don’t know about B carbs, but if it’s like the zenith, your fuel line might be pressing against the screen in the carb.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-13-2020, 07:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 397
Posted By Jacksonlll
Re: Electrical issue

Your engine is getting its ground through the choke rod.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-12-2020, 06:18 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 719
Posted By Jacksonlll
Re: Engine noise?

Make sure your crank pulley is not loose or cracked.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-09-2020, 01:17 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 969
Posted By Jacksonlll
Re: Timing and hand throttle levers

The next guy to get that car will want that lever in place.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-07-2020, 03:32 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 969
Posted By Jacksonlll
Re: Timing and hand throttle levers

Sure, you just have to “worry” them in. You will find the hole. Stick with it.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-07-2020, 03:29 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,026
Posted By Jacksonlll
Re: King Pin Retaining Bolts

If they fit ok before and they won’t now, your axle is backwards. Easier to just leave it the way it was unless you are up to the job.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-04-2020, 07:36 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,019
Posted By Jacksonlll
Re: Radiator Overheating

Just get a new radiator. Your is plugged.
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