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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-14-2019, 09:30 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 436
Posted By 1crosscut
Re: New Radiator and Losing Coolant

Loosing two gallons of coolant is alarming.
Are you absolutely sure your timing is correct? Before setting timing did you check that the advancement arm that protrudes through the distributor body...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-10-2019, 07:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 300
Posted By 1crosscut
Re: Master Cylinder & Left Hand Parking Brake on Early 28

I can't help you with the hydraulic brake questions. The early Model A's that had the handle on the left did not have emergency/parking brakes. The left side mounted handle only set the service...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-07-2019, 07:27 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 763
Posted By 1crosscut
Re: Carb Rebuild

The carburetor cleaner you get in the gallon can at auto parts stores is a very good way to go. It does not affect the brass plugs. I let carburetors soak at least overnight. Soak the jets, floats...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-29-2019, 08:30 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,997
Posted By 1crosscut
Re: Patina makes this too good to restore?

Mine started out just like that. I completely went through it and made it mechanically sound. Replaced the roof, windows and put a good interior in it. I buffed the rust with a fine grade wire...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-24-2019, 07:49 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,101
Posted By 1crosscut
Re: 6V versus 12V (stupid ques. I'm a newbie)

Adding a second tail light is a good idea. You can then add the two lights that fit between the two front bumper rails and set up your car with turn signals.
Hand signal are "okay" to use but many...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-22-2019, 07:36 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,337
Posted By 1crosscut
Re: Model A backfire, can't move

Sorry I didn't explain that too clearly.
Basically if the contact point that screws in and out of to make the adjustment can't be clamped down on hard enough to hold it in place you will need to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-22-2019, 04:47 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,337
Posted By 1crosscut
Re: Model A backfire, can't move

Had a situation like yours once. The gap in the block that holds the movable points didn't have a large enough of a gap to allow it to squeeze the movable point enough to hold it in place. I had to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-16-2019, 08:42 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,239
Posted By 1crosscut
Re: Really old gasoline question

Get a big bag (or two) of the oil absorbent material and use it to absorb the gasoline. Once it is completely absorbed into the material you can dispose of it in the landfill since it will be...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-07-2019, 09:31 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,180
Posted By 1crosscut
Re: Oil In My Water

My oldest boy was about the same age when he filled up my cassette player in my truck with the change I kept in the ash tray of my truck. Never worked again.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-06-2019, 09:10 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,180
Posted By 1crosscut
Re: Oil In My Water

Simple Green is a great product to use for getting grease and oils out. I didn't mention it in my earlier post as using it diluted may not be strong enough to clear it out. That is unless you put...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-06-2019, 08:47 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 596
Posted By 1crosscut
Re: Trans oil leaking from speedo housing

If it started to drip only after you added the oil it seems to me that you may have filled it too full and the excess is finding its way out through the rear bearing. Pull the plug on the side of the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-05-2019, 09:43 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,180
Posted By 1crosscut
Re: Oil In My Water

Good chance it is just grease from the water pump. If you don't see any water in the oil I would consider draining the coolant and putting water and a detergent in the cooling system and run it for a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-05-2019, 08:17 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,744
Posted By 1crosscut
Re: cracked cyl head

It is tempting to use putty knives and screw drivers to help in lifting heads off. Using screw drivers or similar can and often will damage the edge of your block. Resist the temptation to do that....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-22-2019, 09:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 655
Posted By 1crosscut
Re: Wood graining

Fundytides link to Grain It is a good place to start. They have several videos that have some good information. I bought my set up from them and used it on my 1948 Chrysler Traveler. It took me a bit...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-22-2019, 08:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 405
Posted By 1crosscut
Re: oil leak, B/W O/D

I don't think Dodge meant for you to put the brake cleaner inside but to use it on the outside of the joint to get it squeaky clean before putting a bead around the joint. I did the same thing to the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-09-2019, 08:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 734
Posted By 1crosscut
Re: Engine Oil consumption

I use no oil in between 500 mile oil changes but my engine is fairly fresh at around 6000 miles.

So to me that is not a good comparison to your engine that has 45,000 miles on it.

Only WHN has...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-04-2019, 10:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 539
Posted By 1crosscut
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-04-2019, 09:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 539
Posted By 1crosscut
Re: Historical use of Model A to run farm equipment

Here is a couple pictures of what I call a jack shaft that is run off the input side of a Model A transmission.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-02-2019, 09:19 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 722
Posted By 1crosscut
Re: New to the Addiction...

You might not be running hot at all. However driving the car at 63 might be pushing it a bit and causing things to warm up.

The fan belt should not be super tight. Just enough tension to turn the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-16-2019, 07:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 872
Posted By 1crosscut
Re: Rubber mounting the muffler

I've done something quite similar with my AA. No noises at all. I am pleased with it.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-13-2019, 08:45 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,646
Posted By 1crosscut
Re: '29 A Town Sedan, over heating

We still need to know if you are actually overheating??
Get a thermometer and find out for sure what the temperature of the coolant is.
To me it doesn't sound as if you are really sure the timing...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-12-2019, 07:03 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 782
Posted By 1crosscut
Re: Distributor help

Take the distributor off of your car and put it on his once you get his off. Set the timing and see if it runs. Will let you know if the problem is in the distributor or in the switch.
Talk him...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-10-2019, 07:11 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,624
Posted By 1crosscut
Re: Swapping engines, any tips?

Put a little grease on the rear motor mounts to help it slide in.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-07-2019, 10:11 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,231
Posted By 1crosscut
Re: Radiator fill question

Fill it up to just over the baffle and run it for a while. It just might be happy at the level and stay there without pushing any out the overflow tube.
Worth a try.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-03-2019, 09:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 468
Posted By 1crosscut
Re: Removing fan blade

Yes tapping on the nut works well. I take the nut off, reverse it and thread it back on 90% of the way. Be careful not to strike it too hard and off center as you can bend the shaft at the threaded...
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