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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-28-2021, 06:59 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,213
Posted By Jacksonlll
Re: overheated motor won't start now

The rubbing block on the points is probably melted. Easy to check.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-16-2021, 10:32 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 782
Posted By Jacksonlll
Re: Changing coolant for the winter

If you know an older model a owner who always ran just water in the summer, make sure they get protected from freezing up. Some people just dont feel like going out into the garage and have a lot of...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-09-2021, 09:00 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 617
Posted By Jacksonlll
Re: Seized Engine

Put the car in third and push it backwards until you hear a loud pop and it should be ok.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-01-2021, 08:43 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 693
Posted By Jacksonlll
Re: Ticking noise

Here is a video of one of our tours down into the Amish country in Ohio. One of our members had a manifold leak and this will show you how one sounds. The video is long, but the noise is shown fairly...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-01-2021, 05:39 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 693
Posted By Jacksonlll
Re: Ticking noise

Sure sounds like you need a new exhaust manifold gasket.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-30-2021, 01:30 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,530
Posted By Jacksonlll
Re: Engine sputters and dies when at high rpms and under load

Check the end of the fuel line. If it extends too far past the ferrule, it can hit the screen and restrict flow.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-30-2021, 05:45 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 968
Posted By Jacksonlll
Re: Clutch pedal play was 1", now it's 2 1/2". What happened?

Your clutch lever arm probably failed. It's common. Take a peek under.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-28-2021, 05:30 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 676
Posted By Jacksonlll
Re: Stuck gas gauge bezel stuck

Use the flat stamped steel tool. Stay with it. It will come off.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-27-2021, 05:39 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,203
Posted By Jacksonlll
Re: Radiator Rodding Out

Let us know how you make out. Most of us have or had this problem.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-26-2021, 02:17 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,203
Posted By Jacksonlll
Re: Radiator Rodding Out

Tough job. You might find a shop that would do it. The problem with the A radiator is that a lot more wants to come apart when you are taking the top tank off.
If you still want to try it yourself,...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-16-2021, 05:48 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 363
Posted By Jacksonlll
Re: overheating

Next time you get it warm, take the cap off and lug it in third gear. If you see bubbles, it is your head gasket or worse. Good luck.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-14-2021, 05:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 514
Posted By Jacksonlll
Re: Wobbling Aluminum fan blade

Your tapers don’t match. Tightening the nut does nothing. Get a new fan that fits tightly on the shaft and matches the shaft taper. Don’t run you fan belt tight. As loose as possible that will still...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-09-2021, 07:33 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 783
Posted By Jacksonlll
Re: Starting Issue - Need Ideas!

Drive a nail into the crimp between the wires of the cable and the negative battery connector. Corrosion can get in there and fool you. Either crimp it a lot more or use the nail trick.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-08-2021, 06:02 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 653
Posted By Jacksonlll
Re: Steering Gear Box

My opinion: Big job because you have to put in a new worm gear along with a new sector. The wear is on the worm, on center and you can't adjust it out. Good luck.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-03-2021, 06:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 740
Posted By Jacksonlll
Re: Rear spring and shackle bushing

A tiny piece of shim stock. You just want to keep it from rotating.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-23-2021, 05:34 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,420
Posted By Jacksonlll
Re: "It ran well when I parked it!"

Take it on longer and longer trips and your confidence will build to the point that you are ready to drive it to Chicago. Just an old saying. Have fun.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-19-2021, 10:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 437
Posted By Jacksonlll
Re: 29 coup rad

Sounds like your shell is being held high by something. The radiator fill collar, where the cap goes on, should stick up, well above the shell surface. Good luck.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-12-2021, 06:56 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,589
Posted By Jacksonlll
Re: Pressurized Radiator

You are just asking for trouble. With a free flowing radiator, you won’t hav a cooling issue.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-11-2021, 05:56 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 323
Posted By Jacksonlll
Re: Coolant level

You should not have to add coolant very often. If it keeps going away, you have a problem.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-11-2021, 05:54 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,428
Posted By Jacksonlll
Re: Over Heating

90% of cooling problems are caused by a plugged radiator. 90 % is just my number.
Don’t fight all the band aids. Buy a new core and enjoy your car.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-10-2021, 04:54 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,005
Posted By Jacksonlll
Re: missing or stumbling on acceleration

Make sure the fuel runs freely through the filter. Some need pressure to push the fuel through.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-10-2021, 10:44 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,290
Posted By Jacksonlll
Re: Model A won't move in gear

Don’t rule out a vacuum leak.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-06-2021, 11:58 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,053
Posted By Jacksonlll
Re: Starter Problem - caught on fire

Bench test the starter. I bet it’s okay. The short sounds like it was between the switch and ground.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-06-2021, 08:49 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 604
Posted By Jacksonlll
Re: Starter switch

Put it in third and push it to see if the engine rotates. If it won’t, push like hell backwards until you hear it free up. Don’t push forward. Good luck
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-29-2021, 05:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 776
Posted By Jacksonlll
Re: Exh gasket cond. Q.

They do fail fairly often, and need changing. Keep those four bolts tight.
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