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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-15-2018, 01:39 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 578
Posted By Tom Wesenberg
Re: Fuel Spark Arrestor in bottom of Tank, removal

OK, I wasn't sure which style you had, so the tab type will be easier, as you just lift out the top part, if the screen separated from it. If the complete flame arrestor got pushed into the tank,...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-14-2018, 10:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 578
Posted By Tom Wesenberg
Re: Fuel Spark Arrestor in bottom of Tank, removal

As mentioned in #7, be sure to remove the top part of the screen first so you have a larger opening. My 28 had the flame arrestor laying in the bottom of the tank. The top part was extremely hard to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-11-2018, 05:51 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,373
Posted By Tom Wesenberg
Re: Did you read the blog about the issues with the Judging Standards

JB, you are using logic, and that's not fair. Now I'm offended. LOL
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-11-2018, 05:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 430
Posted By Tom Wesenberg
Re: Ammeter reading charge

Points closed and key on, the coil should draw about 4 amps.
The alternator is putting out too much voltage due to a bad regulator, if it never drops back to close to zero, or you might have a bad...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-10-2018, 08:08 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 367
Posted By Tom Wesenberg
Re: Trico Wiper Motor Moves Only One Direction

I don't think a shop vac has enough vacuum to run a wiper.
Are you sure the wiper switching mechanism is flipping over when the wiper reaches the end of the stroke?
Also, as John said, the glass...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-08-2018, 09:05 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,835
Posted By Tom Wesenberg
Re: Recap of the "Let's get personal" thread

I wonder if feeding corn to cars instead of cows helped reduce farting? LOL
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-08-2018, 08:48 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,516
Posted By Tom Wesenberg
Re: Do you drive your A in the snow or stormy weather?

That's why I only wipe down my car, never wash it, and try to never get caught in the rain.


Salt on the roads is an absolute that the car gets parked until at least two heavy rains have washed...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-07-2018, 11:52 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,474
Posted By Tom Wesenberg
Re: Battery

I also don't like the newer chargers with the circuit that won't let it charge a dead battery. I buy the old good style at swap meets for cheap.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-05-2018, 08:44 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,474
Posted By Tom Wesenberg
Re: Battery

You got lucky. I saw a coil cooked dead in 30 minutes when a key was left on.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-05-2018, 08:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 217
Posted By Tom Wesenberg
Re: oil pan and baffle

I sandblast and paint mine with high quality PPG paint, but that scares some people.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-05-2018, 08:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,095
Posted By Tom Wesenberg
Re: 1931 Model A for Sale

Yep, My folks had 7 boys, so my dad bought a new 1954 Ford Country Squire station wagon. He hated that car so much that just 2 days later he went back and bought back his 1950 Studebaker. That Ford...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-05-2018, 02:12 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,574
Posted By Tom Wesenberg
Re: Upholatery Question

Would that be METRO RUBBER?
I know they used to sell embossed panels, such as the roof panels I need for my 1949 Chevy truck, and also the embossed kick panels, but the last time I checked was...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-05-2018, 02:09 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 422
Posted By Tom Wesenberg
Re: speedo cable

I've heard some repro inner cables are just short enough to need something to space them a bit out to the top end doesn't disengage from the speedometer.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-05-2018, 01:53 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 722
Posted By Tom Wesenberg
Re: Rear brakes

Any pictures of the brake assembly with the drum removed would help.
There are at least a few possible causes for this problem.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-05-2018, 01:46 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,095
Posted By Tom Wesenberg
Re: 1931 Model A for Sale

I agree with Keith and Charlie.
At least keep it for at least a year, then see how you feel about it.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-04-2018, 11:58 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,127
Posted By Tom Wesenberg
Re: Easy Oil Pan Baffel Removel

Good point. I didn't even think about how "removal" could have been taken both ways.


I read once where someone forgot to reinstall the dip tray during their engine rebuild.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-03-2018, 11:04 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,846
Posted By Tom Wesenberg
Re: New guy

I never liked chopped tops and never saw any sense in it. I don't want less headroom, but in this case someone else already did the damage, so now it's best to move forward and complete what someone...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-03-2018, 10:48 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 761
Posted By Tom Wesenberg
Re: Engine installing question.

I like to have the linkage off during engine R&R. When I dial in the flywheel cover, I put grease on the shims so they don't fall out of place when the 2 bolts are removed.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-03-2018, 10:42 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,127
Posted By Tom Wesenberg
Re: Easy Oil Pan Baffel Removel

Most of the sludge is under the dipper tray, and it needs to be scraped out.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-03-2018, 10:37 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,474
Posted By Tom Wesenberg
Re: Battery

Perfect advice. I will only add that you should feel the battery once in a while as it's being slow charged for several hours. If it's getting too warm, then stop charging and turn it in for a core....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-01-2018, 11:22 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,449
Posted By Tom Wesenberg
Re: Help please

Yes, that's the first thing to do after being sure all the head nuts are torqued to 55 lbs. I only pull a head as a last resort.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-30-2018, 11:57 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,127
Posted By Tom Wesenberg
Re: Burning Out Ignition Coils

Yep, all my Studebaker 6 volt coils are oil filled and mounted upside down, and none has ever failed for me.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-30-2018, 11:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 836
Posted By Tom Wesenberg
Re: Stuck oil Pan

I agree, and even better, now you can buy plastic wedges.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-30-2018, 12:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 567
Posted By Tom Wesenberg
Re: Identifying a Model A Engine

Oil pan is 1928, but the powerhouse was used until mid 1929.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-30-2018, 12:02 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,846
Posted By Tom Wesenberg
Re: New guy

I agree with Ernie. You could even put a turbocharger on the A engine.
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