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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-10-2020, 05:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 385
Posted By MAG
Re: crank shaft movement

The part Post 4 is referring to is:
Brass Replacement Rear Main With Thrust Surface . Bratton's PN 8949.
It works very well. We just set one up with.002 clearance. No oil leaks yet.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-10-2020, 10:25 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 499
Posted By MAG
Re: 12v amps gauge

Agree with Dave-in Minn. The current draw of a AC is almost constant load of 25/30 amps depending on the AC clutch cycling. That continuous load will cause the 30 amp meter to get hot because it is...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-10-2020, 10:06 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 292
Posted By MAG
Re: Carb to intake gasket

Carburetor to Intake Gasket - Copper. Bration's P/N 13750.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-03-2020, 06:57 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,045
Posted By MAG
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-03-2020, 04:41 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,178
Posted By MAG
Smile Re: Electronic ignition advise

Had one installed for years. Worked perfectly. Doing Great Race Rally in Nebraska off in the boonies at a rural intersection, i.e. a mail box, a small Post Oak tree and a lane that looked like it...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-26-2020, 04:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 431
Posted By MAG
Re: Clutch won't disengage

Remove the floorboard and the inspection plate. Rotate the engine with the crank and look for a Clutch Disc Torsion Spring out of place. If so, bummer!
Some clutch discs have "keepers" over the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-22-2020, 12:22 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,448
Posted By MAG
Re: How common a practice is this?.

Had one years ago. Couldn't keep light bulbs in it.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-16-2020, 08:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 240
Posted By MAG
Re: Door striker pocket/housing

Had that problem on a 31 slant front door. The housing had broken off (welds). Found it at the bottom of the pillar and welded it back in place. Easy fix.
Will add...before we found it in the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-15-2020, 09:38 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 245
Posted By MAG
Re: Throw out bearing

Same bearing 28 through 48.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-07-2020, 02:15 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,062
Posted By MAG
Re: King Pin Retaining Bolts

"I became aware of this when the inside of my left front tire rubbed on the brake rod during a tight turn." Firestone tires?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-29-2020, 05:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 201
Posted By MAG
Re: LeBarron Bonney Roadster Top Question

They are attached to the Top Mechanism above the door openings. They overlap the door Side Curtain to prevent rain from coming in.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-10-2020, 09:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 524
Posted By MAG
Re: Upholsterer for Cabriolet top wanted NW US?

A friend just went through this. He hired a local convertible top man to do the job. Big Mistake. Doors were open for access during the installation process. Doors were very difficult to open or...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-09-2020, 08:10 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 223
Posted By MAG
Re: Carb ID & Help

Being made out of Pot Metal they have a tendency to warp the top half along the seam where it meets the bottom half. Also they warp at the top mounting flange. That is usually caused by over...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-27-2020, 01:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 543
Posted By MAG
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-23-2020, 12:12 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 970
Posted By MAG
Re: Modern distributor cap

Just thinking,,, if electricity travels at roughly 11, 628 inches per second how long does it take for the spark to jump .025 or .035?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-06-2020, 07:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 933
Posted By MAG
Re: Lightened Flywheel

I wouldn't do it unless I was adding weights to crankshaft to balance it.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-05-2020, 03:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 717
Posted By MAG
Re: Newbe with a couple of questions

In the past I have called ahead to reserve a UHaul Car Hauler, one way. That saves fuel. UHaul equipment is usually very dependable and the correct equipment to tie down the vehicle is present. As...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-28-2020, 07:56 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,450
Posted By MAG
Re: Add on items- increase, decrease, no difference in value?

This one has all the options mentioned. 12 volts, Overdrive (F150), AC. If I did not do extended road trips I might not have done either of them.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-27-2020, 11:47 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 483
Posted By MAG
Re: Bendix Brakes Question

Agree with Purdy.. Recently bought a Victoria that had so many HD brake problems we went back to mechanicals. They work great. Problem solved
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-25-2020, 04:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 518
Posted By MAG
Re: 1930 Murray Town Sedan top molding

The JS lists R2 Roof Moulding for all 155 A,B,C,D bodies. This moulding is similar the one in Del's pic. The nails in this moulding are 2 inches apart and they are exposed and visible. I removed...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-20-2020, 10:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 625
Posted By MAG
Re: Where does the light harness switch get its power

The power to the Head Light Switch is taken from the screw on the CutOut. The Yellow/Black wire goes to the fuse. The other wire (?color) is power for lights.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-06-2020, 03:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 615
Posted By MAG
Re: Front Motor Mount with AC

I use a dual belt crank pulley (3 1/2") from SOS. Front belt standard Model A. Back belt is standard AC belt (11A1320) and 5 1/2" clutch on compressor.
Remove about 3/8" stock from original front...
Forum: Model-A 04-03-2020, 03:09 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 621
Posted By MAG
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-02-2020, 02:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 409
Posted By MAG
Re: 1931 roadster wiper shaft top bow clearance.

This may help. LB top and top bows. '30 Deluxe Roadster
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-01-2020, 09:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 546
Posted By MAG
Re: Model B Zenith carb...upgrade?

If you can find one of these you can get the benefits of the B Carb. without boring the intaking manifold. I have one in my parts somewhere but never installed it.
Following is from Vince's site.
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