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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-18-2020, 09:52 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,328
Posted By marc hildebrant
Re: Jumping a 6 volt battery

The original question regards jumping a 6 volt battery with a 12 volt battery.

I have done that with my 1933 Chev. This was a negative ground system and when I connected the two together it was a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-09-2020, 08:26 PM
Replies: 20
Oil
Views: 934
Posted By marc hildebrant
Re: Oil

Changed my oil today. Used 20-50W that I had.

When I first had the Model A I used the recommendation in the owners manual (20W Winter / 40W summer).

The 20-50W seems better.

Marc

Marc
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-02-2020, 07:14 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,010
Posted By marc hildebrant
Re: 12 volt

The key reason for the starter to always turn in the same direction is that the field winding is in series with the stator. When the direction of current changes both the field and the stator changes...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-08-2020, 07:03 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,694
Posted By marc hildebrant
Re: Ford verse Chevrolet

My first car was a 1933 Chev. master coupe.I raced my car against a Model A (on route 128 in Ma.) and won after going over 60 mph.

The 1933 Chev. was made well, had no rust and was solid. It also...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-30-2020, 07:53 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,940
Posted By marc hildebrant
Re: Ignition timing question

I use the method in the owners manual so that handle up is 0 degrees and down is about 40 degrees advance.

Marc
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-29-2020, 09:01 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,666
Posted By marc hildebrant
Re: Marvel Mystery Oil

I use the recommendations on the bottle. The side of the bottle has a handy level scale to help you pour in the correct amount.

Marc
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-29-2020, 09:34 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,397
Posted By marc hildebrant
Re: Battery Isolator switch

The battery should not be drained when not running. The disconnect switch can be a good safety device but the reason for the current drain should be found.

Marc
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-16-2020, 08:22 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,512
Posted By marc hildebrant
Re: Putting model a on lift

Nice pictures of an old car. Do you have a Model A picture ?

Marc
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-16-2020, 06:47 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,512
Posted By marc hildebrant
Re: Putting model a on lift

So, in the day that the Model A was used how did the car get lifted up for service ?

Marc
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-02-2020, 08:16 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,930
Posted By marc hildebrant
Re: 600w oil

Best to buy the correct product from the Model A suppliers. Mine came from Berts.

I would not want to mix up something and hope that its correct when the suppliers have the correct stuff.

Marc
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-26-2020, 08:52 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,009
Posted By marc hildebrant
Re: New Engine Oil Change

Chris,

What did the rebuilder suggest ?

Marc
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-24-2020, 09:26 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,151
Posted By marc hildebrant
Re: 12v wiring diagram

30AModel,

You need to check your diagram as the ammeter is not connected and the alternator connects directly to the battery.

Marc
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-10-2020, 09:00 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,659
Posted By marc hildebrant
Re: blown fuse problem

Many times I crimp and solder.

Marc
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-17-2020, 06:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 662
Posted By marc hildebrant
Re: Ammeter hookup

O.K. then....


Marc
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-16-2020, 06:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 662
Posted By marc hildebrant
Re: Ammeter hookup

rotowrench,

The amount of current in a wire is the factor that sets the needed size not the voltage.

Since power is equal to volts times amps, a 12 volt system can pass twice the amount of...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-14-2020, 06:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 650
Posted By marc hildebrant
Cleaning Underside of Car ?

Group,

Oil and grease on the underside of my Tudor. Besides a steam cleaning, any ideas for a way to clean for a homeowner ?

Marc
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-12-2019, 09:23 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 616
Posted By marc hildebrant
Re: Zenith Gas Supply to Secondary Well

I'm near the West Dennis Beach on the Cape. About 1\2 mile from the ocean.

Marc
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-12-2019, 08:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 616
Posted By marc hildebrant
Zenith Gas Supply to Secondary Well

Group,

My Model A runs fine with a Tillotson carb. When I stop the car does not stall and the GAV is out about 1/3 turn.

When I install my Zenith carb, the same car will stall after a stop and...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-13-2019, 02:17 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,565
Posted By marc hildebrant
Re: Persistent intake manifold leak

Zack,

I had a similar problem with the Zenith stalling at stops. I changed my carb to a tillotson and the stalling stopped.

I suspect that I have some blockage in the air passages of the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-24-2019, 06:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,849
Posted By marc hildebrant
Re: A Carburetor Story

Thanks for the tips. I have a Zenith that will not idle well and often stalls out from a stop. I have checked over the parts but have not check all of the passages.

By the way, a Tittotson carb on...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-10-2019, 09:38 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 492
Posted By marc hildebrant
Good Garage in New England Area

Gang,


My 1931 tudor runs but have many problems I need fixing. I'm looking for a general garage shop in the New England area that can cover many different Model A problems. For example, king...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-18-2018, 09:01 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 12,129
Posted By marc hildebrant
Re: Where Have All of The Chevrolets Gone?

I was driving on 128 in Massachusetts with my 1933 chev, when a Model A challenged me to see who had the highest speed. I passed the Model A when he max out at 60 mph.

Oh to be young again!

Marc
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-18-2018, 03:32 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 12,129
Posted By marc hildebrant
Re: Where Have All of The Chevrolets Gone?

My first car was a 1933 Chev bought in 1967.


Never had axle problem and drove well.


My picture shows me with the car.


Marc
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-08-2018, 04:46 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,226
Posted By marc hildebrant
Re: Massachusetts Registration... HELP

First Step,


Normal plates mean that you can drive the car anytime you want. Also, the insurance will be higher than an antique car rate.


Antique plates (I have) limit your driving time per...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-02-2018, 02:32 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,121
Posted By marc hildebrant
Re: Realistic Driving In High Wind

Tom,


Inland eh ? Good idea but I'm must likely here for awhile.


Marc
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