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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-19-2021, 08:36 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 687
Posted By Conaway2
Re: Squeaking near front crank pulley

How did you rule out the generator as the source of the squeak ? Original generator ?

Engine squeaks can be hard to identify unless you use a stethoscope, or funnel and piece of rubber tubing to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-15-2021, 07:28 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,198
Posted By Conaway2
Re: V8 Clutch for model A

I installed a V8 clutch and lightened flywheel with the most recent engine rebuild, and I cannot tell any difference - clutch operation or acceleration - from the stock Model A clutch and flywheel...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-09-2021, 11:36 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 766
Posted By Conaway2
Re: Full Front Suspension Rebuild

I’m just completing a full front end rebuild on my 29 Sport Coupe.

I don’t know if there’s a single thread that covers everything, but I took it in steps, and I’m sure you will find threads on...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-07-2021, 07:44 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,137
Posted By Conaway2
Re: Muffler Shield Device

Ditto here. I also added some felt carpet padding under the front carpet in my roadster. The floorboard stays nice and cool on a hot day now.

Jim
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-22-2021, 08:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 352
Posted By Conaway2
Re: Coil Question/Not starting

Sounds like there is an issue with the coil. I would swap it with a known good one.

Good luck - Jim
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-22-2021, 07:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 685
Posted By Conaway2
Re: Installing new Distributor Bushings ????

Iíve used an old upper shaft a number of times and simply tapped the new bushings in place. Itís easy to break the lower part of the distributor off, so care is needed.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-21-2021, 09:07 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 613
Posted By Conaway2
Re: Brake adjustment

This discussion got me thinking about the design of the brake system.

Since the rear brake levers are longer than the front, it would seem that the rear brakes would activate later than the front...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-16-2021, 12:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 845
Posted By Conaway2
Re: Spindle Bushings

I just installed a set of Brattons spindle bushings and used a hand reaming bit on them. There appears to be plenty of bronze material left after reaming.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-13-2021, 03:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 362
Posted By Conaway2
Re: Stewart Warner Horn Wiring

Tom - thanks for y our help - this is exactly what was looking for .

Jim
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-13-2021, 11:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 362
Posted By Conaway2
Stewart Warner Horn Wiring

I just acquired an SW horn that works, but Iím fairly sure the coils have been re-wound for 12 volts. It works quite well on 12 volts, but not nearly so well on 6 volts.

I recall reading an...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-09-2021, 07:45 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 755
Posted By Conaway2
Re: Identifying a carburetor

That looks like a Marvel Schrebler carburetor - a fairly common after-market Model A carb. Although I;ve never run one of those, I understand they can perform quite well.

Jim
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-05-2021, 07:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,350
Posted By Conaway2
Sears Rebuilt Engines

The 1929 Sport Coupe I recently bought came with an engine that has apparently been rebuilt, but never installed in the car. The original S/N has been ground off the block and the block has been...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-02-2021, 08:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 371
Posted By Conaway2
Re: Rear Wheel Bearing Question

Never mind - just found the spec on Brattonís site (2.061 to 2.063Ē). My measurement is actually 2.062Ē, so I donít need to replace the bearing surfaces at this point.

Jim
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-02-2021, 07:49 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 371
Posted By Conaway2
Rear Wheel Bearing Question

Does anyone know where I can find the factory spec for the OD of the wheel bearing surface in the rear axle housing ?

Iím trying to decide whether or not I need to have a new bearing surface...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-31-2021, 05:09 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,230
Posted By Conaway2
Re: Can't get engine started after changing timing gear

That is an odd-looking mark on the crankshaft gear - unlike any Iíve previously seen. The marks are usually deeper or more pronounced.

If you hand-crank the engine around, do any other marks...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-29-2021, 08:11 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,209
Posted By Conaway2
Re: 6 volt or 12 volt

I’ve had the original 6V positive ground system on all my Model A’s since I bought my first one in 1967, and have had no issues other than periodic battery replacement.

The main reason many...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-28-2021, 06:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 372
Posted By Conaway2
Re: spring liners

I recently tried to use the liners on a front spring after disassembling, cleaning and painting it. The liners - on even just a few of the longer leaves - made the spring too thick, so I removed...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-28-2021, 06:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 623
Posted By Conaway2
Re: 12 Leaf Front Spring ??

I believe Ursus nailed it. While cleaning the front axle today, I found it stamped ĎAAí in two places. From what Iíve read, this is a truck axle. Iím not sure what is different from a car axleÖ.....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-28-2021, 12:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 931
Posted By Conaway2
Re: Oil Leak Question

Since the flywheel housing drain hole and cotter pin is the lowest spot from the front part of the engine, an oil leak anywhere further forward on the engine can run back and appear to drain from...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-22-2021, 02:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 564
Posted By Conaway2
Re: oil leak

Visual inspection should tell you if the gasket between the rear of the engine block and flywheel housing is either installed backwards or missing. You’ll need a good light to see this.

If the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-16-2021, 11:49 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,689
Posted By Conaway2
Re: Muffler Tail Pipe Attachment

Thanks for all the comments.

I have an original style tailpipe clamp, but had to tighten it a couple of days ago to eliminate a major rattle. While the rattle is now gone, I worry about the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-15-2021, 07:29 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,689
Posted By Conaway2
Muffler Tail Pipe Attachment

Has anyone come up with a different attachment for the tailpipe of an original style muffler ?

Iím worried that the original tailpipe clamp may be too rigid when the frame flexes and cause...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-15-2021, 07:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 623
Posted By Conaway2
12 Leaf Front Spring ??

Is this original for a Ď29 Sport Coupe ? This car was apparently in a minor wreck at some point, as the passenger side frame horn was broken off.

The JS&RG say that all front springs were 10...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-11-2021, 10:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 268
Posted By Conaway2
Re: 1929 Sport Coupe Front Spring Clamp

One of the bottom plates has a hole; the other has a depression. The one with the hole looks like it was made that way - not modified.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-11-2021, 08:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 268
Posted By Conaway2
Re: 1929 Sport Coupe Front Spring Clamp

I think youíre right. One side of one of the U-bolts has been poorly cut, so I think the U-bolts may not even be for a Model A.

One bottom plate has a hole in it and the other does not. Iím...
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