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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-19-2018, 11:14 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,072
Posted By CWPASADENA
Re: Battery??

You are correct.


I should have qualified my statement and say "conventional wet cell lead-acid batteries".


Chris W.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-18-2018, 09:34 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,072
Posted By CWPASADENA
Re: Battery??

I agree.


Optima batteries are a little more expensive BUT they have a lot more cranking power, they do not lose their charge if the car is sitting for long periods of time and they last a lot...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-17-2018, 06:51 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 761
Posted By CWPASADENA
Re: I'm a Movie Star!

Very interesting.


It is always good to see an original Model A that is just being taken care of and enjoyed.


Thanks,


Chris W.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-06-2018, 11:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 472
Posted By CWPASADENA
Re: Might have screwed up

I doubt that you hurt anything.


The crank has a lot of mass to it and the rod bearings will be fine.


If the flywheel was still attached to the crank, the rod bearings would not even know...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-05-2018, 10:24 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 960
Posted By CWPASADENA
Re: Columbia for an A

Why didn't he tell us this?


We had no way of knowing what experience the OP had with Mitchell Overdrives.


Anyway, I hope we did offer some information that was useful.


Chris W.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-04-2018, 10:46 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 960
Posted By CWPASADENA
Re: Columbia for an A

I agree,


I have Columbias in 2 of my early V-8's and a Mitchell in my Model A.


I would NOT go thru what is necessary to convert a Columbia to a Model A. I would buy another Mitchell. Less...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-04-2018, 10:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 484
Posted By CWPASADENA
Re: Model a rear end

If you have not already done so, I would purchase the Model A Mechanics Handbook by Les Andrews. There are 3 volumes. Vol 1 would be most useful but I would suggest buying all 3. These are available...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-04-2018, 10:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 670
Posted By CWPASADENA
Re: Exhaust Manifold Gasket

Just a suggestion.


I use the original type copper gaskets, as stated above, the late 31's work very well.


I put the smooth side toward the manifold. I use a thin coat of high temperature...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-21-2018, 11:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 616
Posted By CWPASADENA
Re: Starter question

The starter motor itself probably will work for a very long time with 12 volts.


There have been a few problems with the extra engagement force of 12 volts with a 6 volt starter have caused the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-01-2018, 10:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 947
Posted By CWPASADENA
Re: brake adjustment

[QUOTE=SeaSlugs;1635598]agreed, video is not the best. [QUOTE]


I also agree that this video is not correct at all.


Look at Les Andrews book. It has a very good explanation of how to adjust...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-30-2018, 12:00 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,556
Posted By CWPASADENA
Re: Are Model A coils polarity sensitive ??

The coil will provide a spark no matter how the coil is wired BUT the spark will be hotter if the polarity is correct.


It has to do with the spark jumping from the center electrode of the spark...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-29-2018, 12:13 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 475
Posted By CWPASADENA
Re: White cad plating paint

I do the same and use Eastwood's Diamond Clear over it.


I have fooled lots of "experts" with this.


Chris W.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-27-2018, 11:19 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,261
Posted By CWPASADENA
Re: 30 model A water pump ID help

I don't know about that,


It looks like to me that you may be able to get a few more miles out of it.


C.W.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-27-2018, 11:16 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 469
Posted By CWPASADENA
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-29-2018, 07:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 510
Posted By CWPASADENA
Re: Brake Lever Angle on Rear

Today, a lot of Model A owners are using replacement cast Iron drums. These, as well as the late '31 original cast iron drums can be turned to .060 without a problem. At .060 oversize you will need...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-28-2018, 09:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 510
Posted By CWPASADENA
Re: Brake Lever Angle on Rear

Ideally, the rear levers should be back from vertical.


It is very hard to correct the rear lever angle once everything is assembled, however, if everything is at spec, the levers will be toward...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-24-2018, 10:30 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,784
Posted By CWPASADENA
Re: what a disappointment

I run a stock distributor but I have had a little experience with the FSI Distributor.


Most of these have way too much mechanical advance. If you set the advance at 30 Deg. at 2000 RPM, the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-24-2018, 12:13 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,508
Posted By CWPASADENA
Re: Distributor Ignorance and HIGH Level of frustration

If the fuel system seems to be OK, check compression. All cylinders should have compression and all readings should be similar. If the engine has not run for some period of time, compression may vary...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-22-2018, 07:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 659
Posted By CWPASADENA
Re: Any experience with transmission anti-leakage plugs

These plugs will not cause hard shifting.


I have about 10,000 miles after I installed these plugs on a Model A I use for touring.


No more oil leaking and no evidence of hard shifting.

...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-16-2018, 10:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 772
Posted By CWPASADENA
Re: 31 Tudor new brake rods need to bend?

Unless you have a RHD car.


Sitting in the drivers seat and facing forward, Left side is the same as your left and right side is the same as your right.


Chris W.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-13-2018, 11:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 702
Posted By CWPASADENA
Re: Help identifying this steering column Please!!

32-34 with the mounting flange modified.


Chris W.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-14-2018, 11:09 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,505
Posted By CWPASADENA
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-14-2018, 11:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 436
Posted By CWPASADENA
Re: Upper Plate To Distributor Casting

The plate must fit the distributor with very little clearance. I would say .001 - .002 should be plenty. You just do not want the plate to bind as it is rotated.


Any slop will result in...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-04-2018, 09:33 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,419
Posted By CWPASADENA
Re: First drive after build

Driving a long time project for the first time is a great achievement, especially when it is the result of the efforts of three generations.


Just keep in mind, your Model A will get better as...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-01-2018, 09:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 554
Posted By CWPASADENA
Re: B carburetor fuel starvation

I will do that,


When I have a question, I know I can always find good information on The Barn.


Thank you and everyone else for your input.


Chris W.
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