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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-13-2020, 08:36 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 453
Posted By Jim/GA
Re: tail lite bulbs

The stock Model A tail light bulb was 3 cp. The stop light bulb was 20 cp. You can go to a 32 cp stop light bulb, if you want.

Better to go with LEDs, the style where you have a flat board covered...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-10-2020, 11:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 393
Posted By Jim/GA
Re: Gearshift lever bending?

Werner-
There is a difference in the angle of the shift lever between 1928-29 models and 1930-31 models measured in a plane "from front to back". I think that is what I see in your photos. It is not...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-10-2020, 11:12 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 439
Posted By Jim/GA
Re: GAV needle threads... unique to this component?

I don't know if the drawings will be in the Archives or not.

Over time the carbs were manufactured by Zenith, Holly, and Ford. I would expect to find a drawing there somewhere.

:cool:
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-10-2020, 07:09 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 439
Posted By Jim/GA
Re: GAV needle threads... unique to this component?

Yes, this is possible. I think someone needs to look at a copy of the original engineering drawings for the carb to see what is called for there. Does anyone have a copy of those drawings? Is anyone...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-09-2020, 01:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 234
Posted By Jim/GA
Re: Car died, no start

If it felt like it was starving for fuel, then I think I would investigate the fuel system more thoroughly. :confused:

Check fuel flow by removing the line that goes into carb and flowing gas...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-09-2020, 12:31 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 439
Posted By Jim/GA
Re: GAV needle threads... unique to this component?

It is not a very common thread pitch in the US.

I just looked online and McMaster-Carr sells a 1/4-24 tap for about 25 USD. So they are out there.

You can thank the French at Zenith for this...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-08-2020, 12:33 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 836
Posted By Jim/GA
Re: Do YOU single-clutch ?

I agree, John. While I don't start out in 2nd gear, I don't stay in 1st gear for very long.

And I do not shift down to 2nd gear when going around most corners. (Someone asked earlier if you should...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-08-2020, 12:24 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,593
Posted By Jim/GA
Re: Spark Question

It's not really a "ground wire".

The wire from the lower plate connects back to the wire that goes up to the ignition switch, which then goes to the coil + post (in Henry's original wiring scheme...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-08-2020, 09:37 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 363
Posted By Jim/GA
Re: Fuel Bowl Question

Yes! I love this stuff! Actually, I prefer the later version, Hylomar AF (Advanced Formula) but I have both. Get it from W.W. Grainger.

I use it on the little plug and gasket under the main jet...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-08-2020, 09:30 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 363
Posted By Jim/GA
Re: Fuel Bowl Question

I mostly advise against tape because people use the white teflon tape, and then little bits of it find their way downstream and plug things up, causing bigger problems. Most people don't even know of...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-07-2020, 08:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 363
Posted By Jim/GA
Re: Fuel Bowl Question

No! No teflon tape on the fuel system lines! :eek:

The fuel line inside the car (from fuel valve to fuel bowl) uses a tapered tubing end that mates up to a tapered fitting on the fuel bowl. Snug...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-07-2020, 02:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 299
Posted By Jim/GA
Re: Starter motor--question before I reinstall

Sounds slow to me. See this reference:

http://www.diabloas.com/daspdfgrafix/Neumann-Starter-Rebuild.pdf

Not that hard to rebuild them.

:cool:
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-07-2020, 02:29 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 836
Posted By Jim/GA
Re: Do YOU single-clutch ?

Yes. If you can count to 2, you can shift from 1st to 2nd or 2nd to 3rd gear without double-clutching and without grinding gears.

For example, running in 1st gear, ready to shift to 2nd:
Step...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-06-2020, 08:30 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,593
Posted By Jim/GA
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-27-2020, 03:22 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 931
Posted By Jim/GA
Re: Compression Test Results

No. That's not what we are talking about.

The post on the coil with the + next to it needs to be connected to the wire that goes to the points IF you have connected the battery up with the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-27-2020, 12:59 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 931
Posted By Jim/GA
Re: Compression Test Results

Those compression numbers are low.

Make sure the coil polarity matches how you have the battery ground hooked up. Positive ground battery means the post marked with the + on the coil needs to be...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-26-2020, 12:17 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,593
Posted By Jim/GA
Re: Spark Question

When checking for voltage at the points, be sure to insert a non-conductive material (a thin piece of cardboard) between the points. Then voltage will be read on the movable arm, but not on the fixed...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-24-2020, 03:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 530
Posted By Jim/GA
Re: Accessory fuse panel

That is very nice. Can you provide a link to it?

Thx.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-23-2020, 07:59 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 649
Posted By Jim/GA
Re: Adjusting the Retard/Advance on the steering column

OK, if you have the Nu-Rex Timing Wrench, then just follow the instructions that came with that wrench and forget about all the test lights and clicks of the spark lever.

Nu-Rex Timing Wrench:
...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-21-2020, 07:38 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 649
Posted By Jim/GA
Re: Adjusting the Retard/Advance on the steering column

CCW looking down column from inside the car.

:cool:
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-21-2020, 07:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 330
Posted By Jim/GA
Re: 1930 Model A - Light control

Read this:

https://www.brattons.com/files/index/download/id/1519764721/


No lube.

:cool:
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-21-2020, 09:45 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 338
Posted By Jim/GA
Re: vibrates when backing up

Sounds like clutch chatter.

If so, I would not worry about it.

:cool:
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-21-2020, 07:15 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,255
Posted By Jim/GA
Re: Model A Estate Plans

I agree with Fairview's guidance. Keep a car or two and drive them for as long as you can. It will give you an activity to get out of bed for every day. Start selling off the excess vehicles, the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-20-2020, 05:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 330
Posted By Jim/GA
Re: 1930 Model A - Light control

1. The spider at the end of the horn rod needs to be in a vertical (ears at 12 o'clock and 6 o'clock) orientation when you put the retainer on and when the light switch knob up on the steering wheel...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-17-2020, 07:12 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,313
Posted By Jim/GA
Re: Devastating Blow

It appears that the Ukrainian news web site copied the story and photos from the Facebook page of the New Kingstown (Penn.) Fire Department! That is funny.

Just goes to show that when you put...
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