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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 09:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 257
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Ignition switch

Which distributor cable are you using ? Just curious. Either way, it sounds as though there is an insulation problem. Over the years the insulation can go bad allowing for a ground/short to the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 08:02 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 137
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Missing Water Drain Petcock

I've seen plugs in place of petcock.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-18-2018, 04:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 257
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Ignition switch

I don't see why it can't be jumped, but, it might not help. I'm one of the few that has no problem using the modern plate as long as it isn't the wireless version. They appear to have their issues....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-18-2018, 04:48 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,433
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Clutch Chatter & Flywheel run-out

Amazing, you never what you'll find. I'd feel the the same way about the engine. Nice to hear its fixed.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-18-2018, 01:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 717
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: No Going Backwards

Well, from the above info maybe the shims are not needed once things are set right.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-18-2018, 10:29 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,433
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Clutch Chatter & Flywheel run-out

Good, nice to hear about the fix. Knew you would figure it out. How far off center was the plate ?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-18-2018, 08:33 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 717
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: No Going Backwards

The hub/axle nut should be tightened to 100-125#. You may need to add an axle shim or two.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-17-2018, 07:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 486
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Re-installing U-Joint

Good. Nice to hear its back together, almost. Yep, there is a lot to learn about these old monsters.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-17-2018, 05:31 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 943
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: What's with this vendor stuff??

Hmm, are you adding the words 'auto parts' to the search ? Whichever supplier I want comes right up.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-16-2018, 04:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 717
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: No Going Backwards

I agree with Bill. Start with the parking brake assembly. Trying it while its together and on the stands may indicate which wheel has the problem. If its not that then you may have to remove the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-16-2018, 04:08 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,116
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Honing Cylinders

The thrust surface is the 'fattest' part of the piston which is the area 90 to the wrist pin. If you can find who made those pistons, give them a call to see what they like for clearance. I like to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-15-2018, 01:20 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,116
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Honing Cylinders

You have .023" clearance ?

Where were you taking the piston measurements ? It should be taken on the thrust surfaces.

Piston makers have their own clearance recommendations.

Generally...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-14-2018, 09:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 486
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Re-installing U-Joint

Did you have trouble getting the joint off ? It should go on fairly easily. Just look to see that the splines didn't get buggered [ technical term] up and take a file to them if they did. A little...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-12-2018, 06:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 286
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: No start question

With the key on do you have voltage to the open point arm ?
If so, clean the points contact.
If not, keep checking back thru to the starter connection.
The primary plate wire is famous for...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-12-2018, 12:40 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,433
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Clutch Chatter & Flywheel run-out

I don't remember ever seeing a spec for an 'A' flywheel. The number I posted is a generally accepted spec for most stuff. Some are spec'd much tighter, [I have read some specs in the past that were...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-12-2018, 10:12 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,276
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: 600w

Which one did you buy ? There are different types. I think the fellas here use the old original additive which is like honey.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-12-2018, 10:04 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,433
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Clutch Chatter & Flywheel run-out

Hmmm, interesting. My thoughts are that there is too much runout in that wheel. I've always thought that about .002" was the accepted number. How much more than that would cause your problem, I guess...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-12-2018, 07:59 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,276
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: 600w

600W is different than 80-90.

600W is about 180-240 weight. 140 or 250 work just fine. 90 is a bit light.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-11-2018, 08:25 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 10,030
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: spark plug gap model a

Hehehehe, when growing up it was said point gap was set with a match book cover. I've been wondering how we do it now since you can't find match books anymore. Hehehehehe.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-04-2018, 03:55 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,244
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: pay-pal = rip off

I buy on Ebay, but, I hate PayPal and refuse to go thru them. That does limit some things on Ebay.
PayPal has some of my money that I can't from them.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-04-2018, 02:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 478
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: distributor out of head

Make sure the retaining screw is removed.
Spray the base with penetrating oil.
Apply heat to the base.
I've been able to remove them by lightly tapping around the base [ and haven't broken one,...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-03-2018, 02:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 420
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Engine Ticking sound

Try to isolate the noise, lifters, exhaust/intake, timing cover. That'll help us.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-03-2018, 02:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 237
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Model A Generator Test

It kinda sounds to me as though you have '32 or newer gens.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-30-2018, 01:05 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,647
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: checking timing

As mentioned, but, in order
Find TDC with pin.

Lever up

Set point gap to .020" [ at highest position on cam lobe]

Turn point cam lobe to remove slop/slack [ technical term] and tighten at...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-29-2018, 12:25 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,647
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: checking timing

Wasn't that already mentioned ? :)
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