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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-20-2018, 10:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,073
Posted By truesdaleg
Re: Tillotson Carburetor

Thanks everybody. I’m going to put the “Zenith” fix on my 29 Roadstet. I guess I can learn to get along without the smell of gasoline in my garage.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-19-2018, 02:35 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,073
Posted By truesdaleg
Re: Tillotson Carburetor

Fordfan29 - I thought that would be the best final solution.

Johnbuckley, in his response to my post, said the fuel level should not reach the seam between the top piece and the body. Did you...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-18-2018, 06:31 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,051
Posted By truesdaleg
Re: Replacing A connecting rod in place

Larrys40- I see you are in St. Charles, MO. I bought an A engine from a guy named Altenbernd, in St Charles, several year ago which I will eventually install in my car. It had been completely...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-18-2018, 02:29 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,073
Posted By truesdaleg
Re: Tillotson Carburetor

Iíve tried the two gaskets, but I havenít checked the float level. I will check that. Thanks for the advice. I really enjoy playing with my A, and trying to figure thing out for myself.
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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-17-2018, 11:56 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,051
Posted By truesdaleg
Re: Replacing A connecting rod in place

40 Deluxe- Thanks. I will.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-17-2018, 09:07 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,051
Posted By truesdaleg
Re: Replacing A connecting rod in place

I like ASAPGUY’z story about his Grandfather getting his T back on the road with a piece of leather cut out of a boot. You do what you have to do, sometimes.

I will get my A fixed right, like...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-17-2018, 08:41 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,051
Posted By truesdaleg
Re: Replacing A connecting rod in place

Again I will say, I was not really thinking about doing this. I was just curious, because of the roadside experience described in Steinbeck’s book. I’ve pulled the head on my A before because of a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-17-2018, 05:53 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,073
Posted By truesdaleg
Re: Tillotson Carburetor

It is leaking at the seam between the top and the body. I don’t really know, but I am assuming the top piece is the part that is warped. The top piece has protrusions on it, so you can’t sand it...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-17-2018, 03:13 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,051
Posted By truesdaleg
Re: Replacing A connecting rod in place

If I was going to do this, I thought I would just mic the crank, and if it was still mostly round, buy a rebabbitted rod the right size, and install it. Wouldn’t that work?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-16-2018, 08:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,073
Posted By truesdaleg
Re: Tillotson Carburetor

Herb - It’s not the body that is warped. It’s the other part. I’ve tried all the methods, I’ve read about, but it still leaks, even with two gaskets. I’ll try the oven idea. ( Then, I will probably...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-16-2018, 01:34 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,073
Posted By truesdaleg
Tillotson Carburetor

Is there any real way to fix a leaking warped Tillotson carburetor, other than buying a Zenith?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-16-2018, 12:20 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,051
Posted By truesdaleg
Re: Replacing A connecting rod in place

Thanks for all of the good advice. I knew it would be better to do it right. I was was just curios. It’s not like I’m in the middle of the desert at night with 50 cents in my pocket, like Tom.
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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-16-2018, 02:51 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,051
Posted By truesdaleg
Re: Replacing A connecting rod in place

Has anyone else had any experience trying to do this?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-16-2018, 02:48 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,051
Posted By truesdaleg
Re: Replacing A connecting rod in place

Sounds interesting. Maybe I’ll try it.

I’ve got a bad rod knock, and I have been too lazy to fix it. I’ve got another engine to rebuild and put in 29 Roadster, but no telling when I will get...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-15-2018, 11:52 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,051
Posted By truesdaleg
Replacing A connecting rod in place

Can a Model A connecting rod be replaced without removing the head or the engine from the car, like Tom Joad did on the 1926 Hudson in The Grapes of Wrath?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-01-2015, 08:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,045
Posted By truesdaleg
Re: Very Tight Main Bearing Bolts

My only question now, is how do I delete the thread so everybody doesn't see how dumb I am.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-01-2015, 08:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,045
Posted By truesdaleg
Re: Very Tight Main Bearing Bolts

This is my first time into this engine. I didn't see the nuts and cotter pin up top. Thanks. You solved my problem.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-01-2015, 07:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,045
Posted By truesdaleg
Very Tight Main Bearing Bolts

I have a 29 A engine that was rebuilt many years ago, but never installed or run. I'm taking it down (very carefully) to see if the bearings are stuck.

Are the first and second main bearing...
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