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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-24-2019, 10:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 760
Posted By SteveR.
Re: Engine problem - maybe broken cam

Time to drop the pan...pulled the valve cover and all seems normal there. Piston skirt or rod sounds likely...it was a lot of bad noise, not something small.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-23-2019, 05:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 760
Posted By SteveR.
Engine problem - maybe broken cam

Just got back from a shortened drive. At idle, the engine made a sudden loud "clack", followed by severe knocking/banging. The sound eased up pretty quick, and the engine kept running. I shorted...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-06-2018, 11:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,194
Posted By SteveR.
Re: Leaking carb

Fuel Lube will also seal the threads:
https://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalog/cspages/ezturnlube.php

It doesn’t harden, is fuel proof, keeps the threads from seizing, great stuff!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-06-2018, 02:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,166
Posted By SteveR.
Re: Engine runs rough unles GAV is open 3/4 turn

Terrific, thank you Tom! I must be remembering something incorrectly about driving with 1/4 turn max on the GAV.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-06-2018, 12:24 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,166
Posted By SteveR.
Engine runs rough unles GAV is open 3/4 turn

My engine idles good, but when accelerating and at higher speeds, the GAV must be open about 3/4 turn for the engine to be smooth and have good power. I remember reading that the GAV shouldn't be...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-07-2018, 10:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 829
Posted By SteveR.
Re: Sediment Bowl Gasket

Fuel lube will seal it up easy. Coat it with a light to moderate film. Fuel lube never hardens, is a great lubricator for fuel valves, etc.
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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-01-2018, 09:19 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 484
Posted By SteveR.
Is it possible to calibrate a Rex-A-Co Gauge?

My gauge indicates 140F when the radiator is at ambient temperature (80F, etc.). Does anyone know if these can be adjusted/calibrated?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-20-2018, 10:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,400
Posted By SteveR.
Re: Engine missing at highway speeds

Thanks for all the help everyone, I finally found the problem. As Davey said, it was electrical rather than fuel related. The wire that connects to the condenser in the bottom of the distributor...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-01-2018, 12:10 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 566
Posted By SteveR.
Water leak near radiator, where should I look?

There is water dripping slowly from the "brace/tray" below my radiator, but I can't find any leaks at all from the radiator. I've attached a picture of the drip on the bottom of the brace. I can't...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-30-2018, 11:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,400
Posted By SteveR.
Engine missing at highway speeds

My 1930 Tudor runs fine at low-load and low speed. At highway speed, the engine misses amd surges noticeably. My guess is that it is not getting enough fuel...the finger strainer in the tank is...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-11-2018, 10:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 779
Posted By SteveR.
Tapping from engine when going from no throttle to throttle

When my engine is “coasting”, in gear or not, and I add throttle I get two or three sharp “clacks” from somewhere in the engine. I’m guessing slack in the valvetrain is causing the noise as the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-11-2018, 10:45 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,501
Posted By SteveR.
Re: Would leaving the ignition on cause damage to the coil?

I installed a new Petronix coil and the car is running great again. Has a huge blue spark vs. a 1/8” orange spark. Really mad at myself for ruining the old coil...it has “Made In USA” on the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-09-2018, 09:46 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,501
Posted By SteveR.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-08-2018, 11:06 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,501
Posted By SteveR.
Re: Would leaving the ignition on cause damage to the coil?

Does it burn up the insulation in the coil & cause an internal short? I ordered a new coil...may take this one apart with my daughters after I get the new one.

I normally leave the key in the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-08-2018, 10:59 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,501
Posted By SteveR.
Would leaving the ignition on cause damage to the coil?

I don't think so, as it shouldn't be any different than running the car for an extended period as far as the coil is concerned. I left my ignition on overnight (killed my two-week old 6V Optima),...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-08-2018, 02:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,127
Posted By SteveR.
Re: Speedometer broke (noisily), where should I start?

It is an oval speedometer. I pulled the cable out last night, and surprisingly it is just fine, no chewed up ends, not even a broken strand. I assume it is either the speedometer itself, or the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-06-2018, 05:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,127
Posted By SteveR.
Speedometer broke (noisily), where should I start?

Took my '30 Tudor on a 90 mile trip today, it did fine except the speedometer broke. I'll dig into it as soon as I have time, but I'd like to know where to start. I do have Les' manual and will...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-11-2018, 09:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,929
Posted By SteveR.
Re: New Eze steer for sale

Why is that? I've thought about installing one so my wife/daughters could drive my A. My daughters are 5 & 6, they sit in my lap and drive it now, but when they are 13 or 14 I'd like to teach them...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-11-2018, 09:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,330
Posted By SteveR.
What is this nut on the right side of the engine block?

Mine is dripping oil, about a drip every 10 seconds. I assume this has something to do with the distributor above, but wanted to check before I cranked down on it. I didn't see any description of...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-08-2018, 10:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 516
Posted By SteveR.
Need guidance on installing correct floor & firewall finishes

I'd like to install proper carpet or whatever flooring should be on the firewall & floor of my '30 Tudor. As you can see from the attached picture, there are holes that I need to cover somehow...I...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-23-2018, 09:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,294
Posted By SteveR.
“Clunk” when I hit the brakes

If I do more than slowly apply the brakes, I get a “clunk” sound from the brakes, like the shoes or associated parts have some play in them. This is probably something simple, any tips on where to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-19-2018, 09:28 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,203
Posted By SteveR.
Re: Newer engine internals

Greg, do you mind me asking what a full warrantied rebuild like this costs?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-15-2017, 10:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 780
Posted By SteveR.
Re: Weather stripping

How do you adhere the weatherstripping? Rubber cement?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-15-2017, 10:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 645
Posted By SteveR.
Grinding horn

I just picked up a Tudor, and one of the first things I want to fix is the horn. It sounds like a bunch of screws grinding in a coffee can. Where do I start? Just open it up and see what appears...
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