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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 05:44 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 7,238
Posted By Mulletwagon
Re: Hood adjustment

Have the same issue on a 31 Tudor. Seems like the answer lies with the forward hinge rod retainer. Have looked at pictures of new ones and they seem to have an integral rod stop within the retainer...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 09:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 294
Posted By Mulletwagon
Re: Charging?? Canít say it is

Might put a volt meter on the battery before and after engine start and confirm voltage increases after the engine starts. This will confirm the battery is probably charging.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-20-2019, 04:43 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 611
Posted By Mulletwagon
Re: flywheel housing shims? late production diamond block.

Interesting !! The attached article suggests only the 0900/1200/0300 reference points need to be within .006 inch. The 0600 point will be pulled into alignment by the clutch housing is the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-20-2019, 04:00 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 729
Posted By Mulletwagon
Re: Transmission Reassembly

Something is wrong. Should be a light press fit. Merits further investigation. Hub or bearing would seem to be out of spec.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-19-2019, 06:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 332
Posted By Mulletwagon
Re: Clutch finger Adjustment

Pressure plate gets pretty hot. Nylocks might be risky. Developing a staking technique would be the safest.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-18-2019, 06:17 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 706
Posted By Mulletwagon
Re: Model A dies over 45 mph

X2 - Should be easy to rule out timing and GAV. Could be insufficient advance.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-18-2019, 06:15 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 611
Posted By Mulletwagon
Re: flywheel housing shims? late production diamond block.

Understand how the shims affect 1200/0600 tolerance, not sure how 0900/0300 is adjusted. Thinking the shims are only placed on the upper through bolts and not the side bolts. Welcome clarification...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-17-2019, 08:22 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 611
Posted By Mulletwagon
Re: flywheel housing shims? late production diamond block.

Dialing in the flywheel housing is a must. Do not omit this critical check. Clutch chatter after installing a new disk/pressure plate is very disappointing.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-16-2019, 09:35 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 491
Posted By Mulletwagon
Re: Resonant Rattle

Did find a loose tailpipe clamp and thought I had an ah ha moment, but did not fix the problem.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-16-2019, 09:30 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 384
Posted By Mulletwagon
Re: battery power loss mystery

The low cost hydrometer test is the way to go. Suspect one cell will show less floating balls than the rest which will indicate a bad cell.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-16-2019, 09:27 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 491
Posted By Mulletwagon
Resonant Rattle

At about 45 mph I get a low pitch rattle, more like a loud growl, that comes and goes. Sounds like a bad water pump bearing, but a new pump did not fix the problem. Can't find any loose panels or...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-13-2019, 06:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 508
Posted By Mulletwagon
Interesting Florida Restaurant

During the annual pilgrimage to Disney in central FL went downtown for lunch in Kissimmee to Ford's Garage. The entire restaurant was decked out in Model A memorabilia. Two As were on lifts in the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-03-2019, 06:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 761
Posted By Mulletwagon
Re: Model A I think I need another

It is right around 70 that we realize life is much like a roll of toilet paper - the less we have, the faster it goes.

I have been told the next phase of the ageing process is when we can hide our...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-03-2019, 02:31 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 761
Posted By Mulletwagon
Re: Model A I think I need another

You need another A to help you through the trauma of turning 70 - worked for me (LOL) !
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-02-2019, 03:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,270
Posted By Mulletwagon
Re: This Drives me Crazy!!

Mis-identified for a Model T and a titling challenge - something every Model Aer can relate to !!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-02-2019, 02:39 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,012
Posted By Mulletwagon
Re: Victorias

Nice ride and welcome to the community. You will notice perfect strangers will wave to you as you ride around town. In return you will give them a very satisfying AH-UH-GA !!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-02-2019, 11:28 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,036
Posted By Mulletwagon
A Matter of $$

The question of how much comes up with every Model A purchase. Here is an interesting dilemma. Assume you are a good shade tree wrench bender but not a heavy maintenance or auto body mechanic. You...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-02-2019, 11:17 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 526
Posted By Mulletwagon
Re: Equipment to polish car paint

Probably better to drop the $$ and get a low speed polisher. After a little practice and burning the paint a few times, you will find they do the job fast and effectively.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-30-2019, 07:45 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 802
Posted By Mulletwagon
Re: Windy in Florida

Yep, and Melbourne (Florida that is) lies directly in the Hurricane Dorian crosshairs. At Cat 4, this is going to be a bad one. Will be thinking about all the Barners on the Florida east coast as...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-25-2019, 08:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 398
Posted By Mulletwagon
Re: 1931 Wheel Bearings and Brakes

Shew,
You will probably need to do a total brake adjustment. Would recommend the "board" method. Might find the following helpful. Good Luck

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wMizfaKHXVQ
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-25-2019, 07:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 398
Posted By Mulletwagon
Re: 1931 Wheel Bearings and Brakes

A couple of CCW clicks on the adjusting studs should retract the shoes enough for easy removal of the drum. Fear not - just jump in after a little homework !
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-25-2019, 07:11 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,890
Posted By Mulletwagon
Re: Transmission Issues

The problem is the clutch disk is continuing to rotate while the clutch pedal is depressed. The challenge is to determine why. Normally it is the trans oil that puts sufficient drag on the gears to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-25-2019, 06:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 367
Posted By Mulletwagon
Re: 1930 Tudor Sedan

Might start by jacking up the front axle and shaking each wheel horizontally and vertically. Also try to lift each wheel while jacked to see if there is any vertical displacement. Any play in the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-23-2019, 10:01 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,087
Posted By Mulletwagon
Re: Shock Absorbers

The shaft with the square fitting on the end for the arm is very loose in the shock. The arm is securely attached to the square fitting, however, the concentric play of the shaft within the shock...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-22-2019, 04:29 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,087
Posted By Mulletwagon
Re: Shock Absorbers

ps: I still think he meant that his shock arms were loose and rattling which would indicate either loose arms on the shock or worn out shocks.[/QUOTE]

Exactly right. My 1931 original equipment...
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