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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-22-2019, 12:33 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,913
Posted By newshirt
Failing gas tank sealant

Question: How effective are pencil-style fuel screens when your gas tank sealant is failing and shedding flakes? (see attachment of screen)

Situation: My gas tank was boiled and sealed less than...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-13-2018, 04:48 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,012
Posted By newshirt
Re: lutch Chatter

My "clutch chatter" wasn't the clutch at all. It was a quarter inch of play in the universal joint.

But, I was a good boy and replaced the flywheel, ring gear, clutch, pressure plate, universal...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-08-2018, 10:57 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,648
Posted By newshirt
Re: It has lasted 40+years, Should I fix it?

I left all my farmer fixes in place. Fifty years from now, somebody might enjoy them.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-23-2018, 08:53 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,694
Posted By newshirt
Re: Powering a GPS with 6 volt.

A 10,000mAh cellphone charger will run the GPS on your phone all day. Google maps. Cost $20
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-15-2017, 06:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,500
Posted By newshirt
Re: Lots of smoke

Nice in sepia too!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-28-2017, 12:03 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,546
Posted By newshirt
Re: Knocking after installing new flywheel

Yep, that was it! One pressure plate adjustment bolt was nicking the clutch housing. I ground them all down, and no knock!

Thank you for all the great suggestions. I love this place!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-24-2017, 03:32 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,546
Posted By newshirt
Re: Knocking after installing new flywheel

Steve at Bert's thinks the pressure plate adjusting bolt might be clipping the clutch housing. Sure enough, there is wear on one of the bolts. (see attached)

I'll grind them all down and try...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-23-2017, 06:47 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,546
Posted By newshirt
Re: Knocking after installing new flywheel

I have the Federal Mogul throw-out bearing. I re-verified that it turns freely without clicks or drag. I also re-verified the pilot bearing.

BTW, the knock sounds like a little tack hammer on a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-23-2017, 04:38 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,546
Posted By newshirt
Re: Knocking after installing new flywheel

I took some measurements:
1. Flywheel bolt length 0.820
2. Crank shaft end-play: 0.009
3. Old flywheel dowel retainer: 0.042
4. New flywheel dowel retainer: 0.035
5. Flywheel flange to bearing...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-23-2017, 12:31 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,546
Posted By newshirt
Re: Knocking after installing new flywheel

I don't see any evidence of scraping on the flywheel bolts or clutch pad. (see attached)

The ring gear looks to be up against the flywheel stop, and appears free of obstructions.

Do you think...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-22-2017, 06:15 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,546
Posted By newshirt
Re: Knocking after installing new flywheel

I struck the ring gear about 100 times with a four pound hammer and jumbo punch (because of your earlier post from 2015). It never moved from the original measurement of 0.1400" from the edge. That...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-22-2017, 04:14 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,546
Posted By newshirt
Re: Knocking after installing new flywheel

No. I measured them to be 0.75" below the pressure plate surface, and thought that was okay. The clutch petal is adjusted to be 1" of free play before the throw-out bearing contacts the pressure...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-22-2017, 04:11 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,546
Posted By newshirt
Re: Knocking after installing new flywheel

Wouldn't I hear clicking when hand-cranking or turning the engine with the starter (with the clutch petal depressed)? It is completely clean. No bad sounds.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-22-2017, 01:55 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,546
Posted By newshirt
Re: Knocking after installing new flywheel

I looked for this. I hand-cranked and looked for ring-gear wobble. I could not see any.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-22-2017, 01:31 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,546
Posted By newshirt
Knocking after installing new flywheel

I just installed a new stock flywheel, pressure plate, and clutch. Now I get a clicking sound when depressing the clutch petal. The clicking intensifies to a full knock when I press harder. Once it...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-10-2017, 11:09 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,920
Posted By newshirt
Re: U-joint Play

Steve Becker is sending a good original.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-10-2017, 06:20 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,920
Posted By newshirt
Re: U-joint Play

Strangely, I never heard a peep out of it. I'm just going in to change the clutch, which chattered like heck.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-10-2017, 04:25 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,920
Posted By newshirt
U-joint Play

There is about 1/8 inch play in the four shaft ends of my U-joint. And, the shafts are no longer round. (see attached pic)

I'm thinking it's time to retire. Your thoughts? And don't laugh. :)
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-12-2017, 07:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,318
Posted By newshirt
Reshaping my creased fender

I started a whole new thread for reshaping my creased fender because the previous thread was a question of using MAPP gas. After reading the responses, I decided not to use heat. I got the feeling...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-03-2017, 05:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,582
Posted By newshirt
Dent and crease removal with MAPP gas?

Can you use MAPP gas to remove a nasty crease in a fender? See attachments.

My fender was bent backwards, which left a deep crease. I wondered if I could use a Berzomatic MAPP gas torch to heat it...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-30-2017, 05:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,047
Posted By newshirt
Hub seal orientation

I want to verify the rear hub seal (and rear inner axle seal) orientation before pressing them in.

I believe the seals are oriented with the metal spring toward the grease. My attached photo shows...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-23-2017, 11:42 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,523
Posted By newshirt
Re: Rear wheel bearing play

Yep. That is why I believed the two breaks occurred several weeks or months apart. But I'm just guessing.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-23-2017, 11:26 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,523
Posted By newshirt
Re: Rear wheel bearing play

I still don't know. I can only guess that the axle cracked a long time ago, but stayed partially connected, and then finally broke in two.

The photo shows a nice clean crack on the right side, and...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-22-2017, 10:40 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,523
Posted By newshirt
Re: Rear wheel bearing play

What are the consequences of not replacing the axle housing? Will it tear up the roller bearing? Tear up the rest of the bearing surface? Lock up the rear wheel?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-22-2017, 04:40 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,523
Posted By newshirt
Re: Rear wheel bearing play

The bottom of the axle housing is bright and shiny. The diameter is 2.070 at all points around the housing.

There are some lines on the top of the axle housing, but they are not grooves. I cannot...
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