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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 06:45 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 261
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Valve Lash

I agree with starting at the beginning with a compression check.

The normal Model A sound usually comes from a low idle speed and with the timing retarded until the desired sound is heard. I'm...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-20-2019, 12:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 358
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Valve lapping

Before lapping I would suggest checking the face to seat contact with pencil. 3 or 4 strokes with the pencil across the valve face then rotate a bit in the seat and look at the contact. It should be...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-08-2019, 08:40 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 385
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: time the engine

The key is the front cover as the 'B' cover timing pin hole allows for 9 advance. To set the timing to 'A' specs with the 'B' cover the timing lever would have to be set down 4 or 5 clicks and the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-06-2019, 08:22 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,855
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Barrett-Jackson

What did the valve covers on the Chevy look like ?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-06-2019, 07:48 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 746
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Manual Spark Timing

As said, voltage means nothing with timing.
Leave lever up [ 11:00] for starting.
Once running pull lever down to about 8:30-9:00 for most operations.
Very seldom does the lever need to be fully...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-02-2019, 08:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 922
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Something drifternt

I really liked the 2 stroke Detroit's, but, just walking up to one you got filthy.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-28-2019, 07:15 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,191
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Best lubrication for transmission ?

I think the 600W, 140wgt or 250 wgt will work just fine.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-27-2019, 04:27 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 766
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Model A - 12 volt question

Ooopps, glad someone caught that !
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-27-2019, 11:39 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 766
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Model A - 12 volt question

There is not much involved. I'll assume you want to switch to + grd. Just install battery as such, change bulbs to 12v, install 12v 3 ohm coil and reverse leads [ points wired as battery grd],...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-26-2019, 07:57 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 651
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Need a strong spark.

I think Purdy and Ryan have the answer. Some oxidation after a winter slumber is common.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-26-2019, 07:55 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 597
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Turn signal problems

Nope. Change the cowls to 10CP [ I can't remember the bulb number but there was a list here recently] and then it'll work. The front turns will be brighter too.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-25-2019, 02:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 597
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Turn signal problems

The 10 CP bulbs will allow the 535 to work.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-24-2019, 05:34 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 597
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Turn signal problems

I use the same setup as you [ except the electronic cutout ]with no issues.

Have had some flasher issues, old NOS unit solved the problems.

A poor connection could well be the problem too.
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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-23-2019, 09:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 597
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Turn signal problems

So it seems the turns and brakes work normal, they just don't work well together ?

I'll assume you're using a 535 flasher. Have you tried another/different one? The old ones are the best, the new...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-22-2019, 04:02 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 981
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Long term "A" Ownership

Hmm, I guess 44 yrs doesn't count. :D
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-17-2019, 07:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 575
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Spindle Conversion Reversal

Heat a spot red hot with an acetylene [sp] torch and take 2 ball pean hammers. One ball against the hot spot and hit it with the second. The ball will stretch the race when stuck.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-17-2019, 07:48 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 309
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Clutch Adjustments 31 Model A Coupe

What did you set the fingers at ? [ 5/8" or 11/16" will work] How close a tolerance did you set them to ? [.002"]

What did you set free-play at ?

Clutch chatter can be finger adjustment or...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-14-2019, 04:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 382
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Genarator

Does it motor if you jump power to it ?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-09-2019, 06:08 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,807
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Pronunciations

:d:d:d:d:d:d
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-07-2019, 07:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 869
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Question? Peened inner front wheel bearing

A previous bearing may have seized and spun on the spindle making the new bearing loose. Maybe someone thought the bearing wouldn't stay in place, who knows what happens sometimes.

A factory issue...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-07-2019, 02:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 585
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Clutch travel

Yep, good catch, forgot about that ! Thats probably it.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-07-2019, 11:19 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 845
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: SLOW starter

By 'garage floor' I'm assuming you mean the starter is not in the car. Did you test the commutator ? Its an easy test with a continuity meter but you may have to take the armature to a shop for a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-07-2019, 09:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 585
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Clutch travel

1 inch of freeplay is right and the pedal shouldn't have to travel all the way to the floorboard. It kinda seems to me the pedal shaft bushings are really worn or the pressure plate fingers are not...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-07-2019, 09:02 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,085
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Is fuel bubbling normal

If its not vapor locking I wouldn't worry about it. Will it start up after sitting for a half-hour or so ?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-06-2019, 04:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 869
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Question? Peened inner front wheel bearing

Is the bearing staked on the spindle after the bearing was slid on ? Can you see the stake marks ? If so, I would think a dremel or file would work. Also see if you can drive a chisel behind the...
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