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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-05-2021, 07:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 597
Posted By doug.nichols
Re: Brakes Discoveries

Bob C. Should the brake rod be hitting the cross member?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-03-2021, 09:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 597
Posted By doug.nichols
Re: Brakes Discoveries

Thanks Bob C. In looking at past postings, I see a trend related to sagging frames and cross shaft interference. The rod from brake pedal to cross shaft must be from a newer car, mine is a 29.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-03-2021, 08:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 597
Posted By doug.nichols
Smile Brakes Discoveries

As I begin to investigate my brake linkages etc. I have found two interesting things as shown in the attached pictures...

1. The mountings for the cross shaft to the frame have two 1/4" steel...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-14-2021, 08:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 469
Posted By doug.nichols
Re: Front Backing Plate Removal

Disregard my last posting about rear backing plate removal. I found a gold mine of information via the search function. BTW I chose the removal of radius rod route.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-14-2021, 05:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 469
Posted By doug.nichols
Re: Front Backing Plate Removal

I got the front backing plates off thanks to your help. Now the rear backing plates are eating me alive. Less Andrews purple book page 1-40 indicates that one only needs to remove the axle nut,...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-14-2021, 09:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 469
Posted By doug.nichols
Thumbs up Re: Front Backing Plate Removal

Much thanks to all.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-13-2021, 09:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 469
Posted By doug.nichols
Smile Front Backing Plate Removal

Hello A' ers:

I am in the process of removing my existing steel brake drums and related backing plates etc. to exchange them for Randy Gross cast iron drums. In attempting to remove the front...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-06-2021, 12:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 446
Posted By doug.nichols
Re: Horn Redo

Steve Smith
P.O. Box 505
Morristown, IN 46161
taillight@myninestar.net
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-05-2021, 08:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 446
Posted By doug.nichols
Thumbs up Horn Redo

Just wanted to give a quick shout out to Steve Smith for a speedy, high quality, and cost effective redo of my a model a horn. Steve rewound it to 12v and did a thorough cleaning.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-25-2021, 03:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 601
Posted By doug.nichols
Re: Randy Gross

Quite the network. Randy just called. Thanks Randy!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-25-2021, 02:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 601
Posted By doug.nichols
Re: Randy Gross

Ah. I didn't know that. Thanks.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-25-2021, 02:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 601
Posted By doug.nichols
Randy Gross

Trying to connect with Randy Gross's company with no luck. Does anybody have current contact information?

Thanks
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-10-2020, 08:02 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,697
Posted By doug.nichols
Re: Starter Mechanism

Thanks Big Hammer. I am running a Zipper dis so there is no spark advance linkage from the steering column. However, another member suggested that I might want to retard the initial Zipper timing,...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-30-2020, 11:26 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,187
Posted By doug.nichols
Re: Black spark plug ooze

Not a high compression head.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-29-2020, 11:05 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,187
Posted By doug.nichols
Re: Black spark plug ooze

Chuck:

I was considering pulling the pan to see if there is any foreign matter such as babbitt pieces in the oil, and I am curious to see if there is significant sludge buildup that might be...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-29-2020, 10:45 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,187
Posted By doug.nichols
Re: Black spark plug ooze

1crosscut: I am running electronic ignition.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-29-2020, 08:40 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,187
Posted By doug.nichols
Re: Black spark plug ooze

Thanks all. The black ooze seems to have burned off and has not yet returned. I will install new plug gaskets anyway when they arrive. As for the knock, I think I will pull the pan and see what a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-29-2020, 10:56 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,187
Posted By doug.nichols
Re: Black spark plug ooze

Good advice Eagle
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-28-2020, 10:38 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,187
Posted By doug.nichols
Re: Black spark plug ooze

Jack:

I was suspecting that Trudy may need some serious engine work as you suggest, but I am not capable of doing that work. So now, I need to decide if a new motor is a simpler and faster...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-28-2020, 08:01 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,187
Posted By doug.nichols
Re: Black spark plug ooze

Thanks redmodelt. I was just looking on Snyders at copper plug gaskets as I saw your post. Probably worth the small cost to see if it is something simple.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-28-2020, 07:47 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,187
Posted By doug.nichols
Re: Black spark plug ooze

Thanks Gary. The plugs are tight and have rings on them, although I could replace the rings and see if that helps. I fear it might be rings.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-28-2020, 07:23 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,187
Posted By doug.nichols
Smile Black spark plug ooze

Well, I took "Trudy" on her first road trip since I have owned her. Just 15 miles. She did great. Lots of hills here on Orcas Island, WA, but I never went over 30 mph. When I got home I popped the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-12-2020, 07:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 433
Posted By doug.nichols
Question Horn Windings

Just opened up my horn and the windings look kind of sloppy. See attached picture. Is this normal?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-03-2020, 09:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 945
Posted By doug.nichols
Re: Which headlight wire for high/low beam

So, when the light switch is moved to the high beam position, does it just activate the second of the two filaments in the bulb, rather then there being a designated low beam filament and high beam...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-03-2020, 06:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 945
Posted By doug.nichols
Question Which headlight wire for high/low beam

There must be an obvious answer to this question because no one else seems to have asked it. I just purchased a new light harness and am connecting it to new headlight sockets (two light type, no...
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