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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-04-2019, 10:35 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,155
Posted By MAG
Re: Mystery engine

"The Star was an automobile marque that was assembled by the Durant Motors Company between 1922 and 1928. Also known as the Star Car, Star was envisioned as a competitor against the Ford Model T. (In...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-01-2019, 06:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 367
Posted By MAG
Re: 1930 roadster rumble seat

#10-32 is correct. 5/8" oval head.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-28-2019, 12:28 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,046
Posted By MAG
Re: Alternative to anti-freeze to stop corrosion

Agree with Posts 15, 18,19 and 20. Been using Prestone LoTox and Sierra antifreeze for years in all three of my Model A's with no gasket leakage or foaming.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-19-2019, 11:15 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 923
Posted By MAG
Re: Mitchell Overdrive Technique

Just a thought...Is the Mitchel box full of oil.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-13-2019, 11:18 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,199
Posted By MAG
Re: Stearing sector problems

The 7 tooth design is not as adjustable as the 2 tooth. I have rebuilt some 7 tooth boxes and was never able to get the lash to zero at the center. That is not the case with the 2 tooth. Rebuilt...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-21-2019, 12:19 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,427
Posted By MAG
Re: 12 volt conversion

The ring gear is installed on the flywheel.. front- to- rear. Meaning, with the flywheel lying with the clutch side down, the ring is installed the top side. Pushed on until it reaches the ledge. ...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-20-2019, 02:17 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,427
Posted By MAG
Re: 12 volt conversion

From Post 42.
"The started can no way push off the gear ring as the system is designed."

Are you really sure about that?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-16-2019, 04:57 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,427
Posted By MAG
Re: 12 volt conversion

"I tried putting a 22 gauge wire across the back of the 30 amp ammeter and it pretty much zeroed out any readings on the ammeter." Yes Carl, I tried the same thing with the same results.
So, I...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-15-2019, 10:15 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,427
Posted By MAG
Re: 12 volt conversion

Agree with post 22.
Several Model A's in our tour group are equipped with AC. Consequently there is a large electrical load, approx. 30amp, constantly. That causes the alternator to charge at a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-14-2019, 10:32 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,427
Posted By MAG
Re: 12 volt conversion

Don't forget to convert the starter too. I know you will hear ...."I've been running mine for x number of years"...... But that engaging force of 12 volts on 6 volt coils can and will push the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-14-2019, 10:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 919
Posted By MAG
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-14-2019, 10:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 420
Posted By MAG
Re: what nails to fasten wood on body ?

Bratton's shows body nails with .165 head. Just slightly over 1/8". I used them on my '30 TS.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-06-2019, 01:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 328
Posted By MAG
Re: Restamped fire wall late 31 widebed

One of our club members 31 Slant has a re-stamped firewall.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-02-2019, 09:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 808
Posted By MAG
Re: Southwind Heater in a Model A Ford andy pics

My 30 Roadster used to have one installed but it was removed before I bought it. Holes are still there because I thought I might later install one. It was installed on the firewall just above the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-02-2019, 09:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 309
Posted By MAG
Re: Model A convertible top

Mine used to fold perfectly and the boot fit and snaped as it should. But age has made it less flexible causing the top material not to fold well and the boot not to fit and snap as it should.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-28-2018, 01:15 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,662
Posted By MAG
Re: Tom Endy

Prayers for the hands attending and for healing by the Lord.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-25-2018, 10:08 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,468
Posted By MAG
Smile Re: September 28 coupe surfacing

""Wish someone had not brush painted it black.""

When I was a youngster my brother-in-law bought a '36 Chxvvvvvt that was brush painted Black. He took rubbing compound and removed all the brush...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-17-2018, 07:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 947
Posted By MAG
Re: adjusting valves

If the head is off I use a dial indicator to set the tappet clearance.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-17-2018, 07:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 790
Posted By MAG
Re: Rebuilding Zenith Carburetor

File both faces flat about 1/16" up from the tip on the screwdriver. Make sure it fits the slot in the well and or jet to prevent damage. Flat tip screwdrivers have angled faces and they tend to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-17-2018, 07:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 726
Posted By MAG
Re: Flywheel housing-horseshoe engine shims

Follow what Post 3 says. Do what it takes to dial it in.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-14-2018, 09:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 680
Posted By MAG
Re: Sun Distributor Machine

This may help

[PDF]Sun Distributor operation manual
https://www.starchak.ca/tech/pdfs/sun%20manual.pdf
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-06-2018, 10:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 482
Posted By MAG
Re: Advise on rear emergency brake spring

When doing the rear brakes that is the first thing assembled. With the Backing Plate off I install the spring and actuating lever. With the Radius Rod out of the way, install the backing plate then...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-02-2018, 10:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 961
Posted By MAG
Re: Installing rear brake drums

Please buy some "How To" books if you don't have them. Repairing these brakes is not difficult but there are some things that must be absolutely correct. They are not to be taken lightly and there...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-30-2018, 08:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 634
Posted By MAG
Re: Speedo cable

The round speedo cable will attach to and work on the oval speedo.
But the Oval Speedo Dash Panel will not work on the Round Speedo gas tank. They are very different.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-20-2018, 09:28 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,754
Posted By MAG
Re: Zenith B Carburetor Diagram

Richard, can you post a picture of the drawing indicating the error? TIA
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