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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-05-2019, 09:27 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,270
Posted By IndyA
Re: Swapping engines, any tips?

I've taken 3 A engines out....I found you can easily use two helpers to remove the hood; 3would be better. AND you're in trouble (transmission jumping out of gear) if you didn't replace the shims...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-30-2019, 10:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,008
Posted By IndyA
Re: Spinning stud on rear wheel

Had the same problem.. took my Dremel grinder and cut a slot in the end of the stud which was wide enough for a bladed screwdriver.... then held the stud motionless while I unscrewed the nut.... Easy...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-30-2019, 07:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 608
Posted By IndyA
Re: Sooty Spark Plugs ????

Thanks for all the great responses... Yes, it idles very well; No, I only have the advance all the way down on long level roads (which are very common in Hoosier Land)... will look into increasing...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-30-2019, 12:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 608
Posted By IndyA
Sooty Spark Plugs ????

Just did a 1,000 mile compression check on my rebuilt engine... all cylinders were 70#....Which I believe is "good"... the spark plugs hall had a thin film of carbon on them, though the very tip of...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-29-2019, 03:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,062
Posted By IndyA
Re: Cast Iron Drum temperaure too high??

I too went out over the weekend @ 80 degrees +/- ; don't know what kind of drums I have but the temperature of the lug nuts after a 10 mile drive was 85 to 90 degrees on all 4 wheels... I've got a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-23-2019, 10:19 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 421
Posted By IndyA
Novel Solution for inoperative Tail Light ?

Discovered when installing LED headlights that my single tail light ('29 coup) would not light. Checked the bulb filament -good; checked the bullet connection under the back Left fender- good. Took...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-22-2019, 02:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 422
Posted By IndyA
Re: Headlight Bulb Filament Orientation

30 Clsed Cab And Others... Many thanks for the helpful responses.... As to 30 Closed Cab's response... I can rotate the sockets in my fixtures...so I arranged the LED's parallel to the ground. ...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-21-2019, 03:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 422
Posted By IndyA
Headlight Bulb Filament Orientation

Someone in the recent past answer my question, but I can't find it now..... I've ordered LED Lights for my generator-powered '29 coup from Logo Lites. My headlight circuits were "converted" to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-22-2019, 11:00 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 928
Posted By IndyA
Re: Replacing Horn Rod???

Thank you all for the Sage directions.... I was able to tighten the 7/8th" hex nut on the steering shaft & after a lot of cussing and broken fingernails... I got the e clip back on the bulb end.......
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-18-2019, 04:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 928
Posted By IndyA
Re: Replacing Horn Rod???

Bill..... Thanks for your thoughts.... I'm doing this with the gear in the car... if I remove the plate (and tube)... all the oil in the gear box will drain out as well.... uughhhh
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-18-2019, 03:08 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 928
Posted By IndyA
Re: Replacing Horn Rod???

Friends: I appreciate all the erudite responses on steering wheels etc.; but no one has given an answer to my question: " Will the horn rod find its way in to the tube of the end plate when I...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-17-2019, 04:18 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 928
Posted By IndyA
Replacing Horn Rod???

I've noticed a small amount of play (like a rocking motion) in my '29 coupe steering wheel... I don't think this a problem with the steering gear but may mean the hex nut anchoring the steering wheel...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-12-2019, 07:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 544
Posted By IndyA
Re: Disconnect Pitman Arm????

J Franklin.. you're a genius !!!... My wife at the Steering Wheel & me under the car with a hammer... it (drag link) came off......Many Many Thanks... Indy A
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-12-2019, 05:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 544
Posted By IndyA
Re: Disconnect Pitman Arm????

To Fhane & chrs I should have mentioned that I removed the cotter key, bolt, spring & pad.... I can see the ball inside the tube with lots of grease around it --- so I doubt there's rust .... I...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-12-2019, 04:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 544
Posted By IndyA
Disconnect Pitman Arm????

Friends.. I'm trying to separate the drag link from the Pitman Arm in my '29 coupe. Les Andrews says "turn the steering wheel slightly to the left.." doesn't help.... I've tried hammering at the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-11-2018, 12:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 871
Posted By IndyA
Re: Sediment Bowl Gasket

I had this same problem until I realized the "order of Materials" was important sequence is screen, gasket, glass.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-13-2018, 03:44 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,875
Posted By IndyA
Re: Homemade Motor Stand

Sorry 'bout that... 317-845-4238 Drew Boggs '29 Special Ed.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-12-2018, 03:32 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,875
Posted By IndyA
Re: Homemade Motor Stand

rally1.... the box weighs 14#.... $28.97 from Fed X.... Call me for more details..
Drew Boggs 317-844-4238
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-10-2018, 04:41 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,875
Posted By IndyA
Re: Homemade Motor Stand

100IH is correct.... the process took several hours to get the gap correct.....Indy A
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-10-2018, 09:57 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,875
Posted By IndyA
Homemade Motor Stand

About a year ago, I built a box to sit on sawhorses to hold my '29 motor while I did the dreaded "Flywheel Housing Variation Test".... That was successful.. and I need the storage space for other...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-13-2018, 07:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 876
Posted By IndyA
Camshaft Plunger !!!!

I'm trying to help a friend "reassemble" his Dad's '31 Murray sedan. The motor has been out of the car for years. He has reinstalled the engine and took the time to put a new timing gear in it. ...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-10-2018, 10:05 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,927
Posted By IndyA
Re: Coil Voltage ???

Katy... thanks for the fast response... do I put my multi-meter on the negative coil terminal and ground to test the resistance of the primary coil ???? IndyA
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-10-2018, 09:40 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,927
Posted By IndyA
Coil Voltage ???

While trying to isolate a motor problem in my '29 coupe, I dug into a box of parts that came with the car to get another coil to install... It was marked "12V"... put it on. Later resolved the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-05-2018, 11:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 954
Posted By IndyA
Re: Motor Starts Then Stops

Thanks to all of you .... especially John. Borrowed a condenser from a friend ... same stalling problem. Removed the gas line from the carburetor & that was the problem... only dripping at best...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-04-2018, 10:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 954
Posted By IndyA
Motor Starts Then Stops

Need some advice from the experts !!!.... My 29 coupe went flawlessly 5 miles two days ago. Started it in the garage today and it would run for 10-15 seconds then die. Did that 10 times. Checked the...
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