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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-01-2020, 05:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 669
Posted By aermotor
Re: Fallow up on balance beads

It's not the number of beads but the weight of the beads. Directions as to the weight for tire size are available from their web sight. The beads are about the size of a grain of salt or sugar. ...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-31-2020, 07:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 779
Posted By aermotor
Re: King pin spacers

Little confusing for my ageing brain. Am I correct that on checking previously installed king pins with the car weight on the ground am I good with a gap above and below the spindle and axel, and...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-24-2020, 06:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 346
Posted By aermotor
Re: Brake light stays on when park brake is engaged

Was it on before the park brake was set? As I remember the park brake has nothing to do with the brake light.

John
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-20-2020, 07:46 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,896
Posted By aermotor
Re: Anyone Ever Built or Even Seen, An Original type Greasing Pit?

Not to long in the past I remember using ditches as grease pits - back then pollution was not as much concern as today. Just moved the car uphill a notch to keep from laying in the used oil. BTW,...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-19-2020, 07:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 639
Posted By aermotor
Re: Steering / Tie Rod Conundrum

You need to be pretty close - considering that the turning radius on each wheel is different in a turn the toe in/toe out can not be determined other than straight ahead. Also, would someone please...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-19-2020, 07:54 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 639
Posted By aermotor
Re: Steering / Tie Rod Conundrum

I guess I don't understand the geometry of the steering system, but I can't see any way this would make a difference. The total length of the rod changes the toe in/toe out, so it doesn't matter...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-15-2020, 06:56 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 959
Posted By aermotor
Re: Stray Bearing Shim

Different from what I have experienced in that the shims I have seen were slotted for the cap bolt.

John
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-13-2020, 07:44 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 715
Posted By aermotor
Re: Engine noise?

How is it bad? It works and starts the car, the rod sparks when it touches the firewall because of no insulation in the rod centering retainer. I am just trying to understand the currant flow to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-13-2020, 06:59 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 715
Posted By aermotor
Re: Engine noise?

I guess I stated wrong in post #7. Please explain when and how the sparks fly when the starter rod touches the firewall when the insulation in the rod retainer around the rod is missing. I don't...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-12-2020, 07:54 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 715
Posted By aermotor
Re: Engine noise?

The starter rod is negative and the firewall is positive so if they are rubbing you are probably hearing electrical arcing.

John
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-07-2020, 06:54 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 784
Posted By aermotor
Re: Timing Problem

I don't see any point in removing the timing cover if it runs good now. Must have been something else.

John
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-04-2020, 11:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 564
Posted By aermotor
Re: Rear backing plate/brake installation Les Andrews instructions

[QUOTE=. Aermotor, It would be a service to the hobby and vindication of Les Andrews if you can post an instructional video showing how to snake those two levers through the fork in the radius...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-03-2020, 04:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 564
Posted By aermotor
Re: Rear backing plate/brake installation Les Andrews instructions

The backing plate can be installed with the brake lever installed in the plate. It does take some twisting and turning along with holding your mouth right, but it will go on.

John
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-26-2020, 05:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 515
Posted By aermotor
steering adjustment

Can the 4th adjustment be made with the steering box in the car if the column clamp is loose and maybe lifting the column with the horn rod released? (Two tooth box)

John
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-21-2020, 11:27 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,348
Posted By aermotor
Re: Radial tires again

I hate to rehash this issue but Les Andrews books states - 1. Jack the front end of the car up just enough to raise the front wheels off the ground. I have no issue with the various measuring...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-19-2020, 03:15 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,348
Posted By aermotor
Re: Radial tires again

If you are getting a difference in toe in - left to right the car must be on the ground or floor. The correct procedure to check/adjust toe in will not allow a difference from one side to the other...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-08-2020, 06:23 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 406
Posted By aermotor
Re: Tie Rod End Installation

[QUOTE=Cape Codder;1896631]Bought NEW Pitman Arm because Ball end was worn and have shaking in front end. Also bought new bolt for the Pitman Arm. With approx. 225 in. of torque on bolt nut Pitman...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-17-2020, 08:14 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,447
Posted By aermotor
Re: Title

If you have the body off and the engine number matches the body number (or even if they don't match and you have a clear title) have a vin inspector issue a letter to this effect. This should ...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-17-2020, 07:27 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 746
Posted By aermotor
Re: Fly wheel ring gear

Don't do like I did. Beveled teeth on the REAR side of the flywheel as the Bendix comes from the back. Get it wrong and out comes the engine. Not fun for a simple screw up.

John
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-13-2020, 07:21 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 7,159
Posted By aermotor
Re: Locating dimple on timing gear

If you have a spare distributer, time it as the above comments - take your pick! Next remove it and toss it under the seat, when or if you have a dist. failure on the road just retrieve it from...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-22-2020, 07:25 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,372
Posted By aermotor
Re: Try this for a natural, unfinished look

(Heres a couple of bolts that I just cleaned up for a resto I am working on currently. I have a large wire wheel mounted to a bench grinder. I can hold the bolt - very carefully- with a pair of...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-03-2020, 09:16 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 575
Posted By aermotor
Re: brake light

I don't know what your switch looks like, but mine has slotted mount holes and
all I needed was to slide the switch fore or aft to get the light to come on at the proper pedal position.

John
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-26-2020, 05:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,263
Posted By aermotor
Re: Lightswitch malfunction

It is possible to put the spider on the horn rod shaft 90 degrees off, not real sure what is happening but maybe this?

John
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-03-2020, 07:52 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 800
Posted By aermotor
Re: mallory distributor

I am not sure I am on the same page. I have a Mallory with the only tag being 2301105 and could not find a cap. I discovered that the marine version of the 4 cylinder Chev works. I don't remember...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-25-2020, 08:38 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,240
Posted By aermotor
Re: King pin fit

The one's I have seen are too short to go through both bushings at once. A local machine
shop can hone them in for a couple bucks.

John
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