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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-02-2019, 08:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 432
Posted By Conaway2
Re: That "Opportunity Knocks" Engine

A JB weld repair does not last....I know.....soldering the crack is the way to go.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-25-2019, 07:54 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 442
Posted By Conaway2
Re: Trunk to luggage rack bolt or straps.

Mine is held onto the luggage rack with 4 carriage bolts.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-23-2019, 09:21 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 363
Posted By Conaway2
Re: Brake Light Switch Revisited - 1930 Model A

Mine is mounted perpendicular to yours, with the wire terminals facing the driver side.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-22-2019, 10:45 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,915
Posted By Conaway2
Re: Hinge pins

Our local club had a work day last weekend, and we removed hinge pins on a Tudor sedan. The owner had soaked the hinges with kroil for several days. When a hammer and punch didnít work, we used an...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-17-2019, 04:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 310
Posted By Conaway2
Re: Oil Pump Question

thanks everyone for your help and posts.

Jim
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-16-2019, 06:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 310
Posted By Conaway2
Oil Pump Question

Iím rebuilding 2 oil pumps and have noticed several differences. One pump, which I believe is a newer one (according to the service manual) has 4 ribs on the body, a smaller discharge hole and the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-14-2019, 05:31 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,995
Posted By Conaway2
Re: Who Remembers Model "A" Parts in the Sears Catalog?

I bought a radiator from Sears in the 60s. It was pretty cheap - only 2 rows of tubes. I bought many tires from Sears back then. My parents would usually give me a Model A tire from Sears for...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-13-2019, 06:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 363
Posted By Conaway2
Re: Driving at night - Charge and Ammeter Readin

That sounds almost normal - but what kind of headlight bulbs are you using ? The 50 cp incandescent bulbs do draw quite a bit of power. I have replaced mine with the LogoLite LED bulbs, which are...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-12-2019, 04:23 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,426
Posted By Conaway2
Re: Help me identify engine noise?

This is interesting. My car has been making a similar or the same noise for 30 years or so - I can hear it around 40 mph. I swapped a rebuilt engine into the car 6 months ago and still hear the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-11-2019, 07:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 705
Posted By Conaway2
Re: Where do I store stuff??

How about a rear mounted trunk ?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-10-2019, 06:37 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,703
Posted By Conaway2
Re: What spark plugs are you currently using?

Just installed Champion 3X’s last week - very happy so far with them.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-08-2019, 06:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 423
Posted By Conaway2
Re: Oil pump replacement gears

I just pulled the original pump gears from the degreaser bath, cleaned them up and inspected them. They are clearly machined, as the marks are very visible on both ends of each gear. There is also...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-08-2019, 04:57 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,159
Posted By Conaway2
Re: repro exhaust manifold

I’ve owned my Model A for over 50 years and never had a droopy manifold issue until this year. It really surprised me, but I learned something new. Also in realizing that the car is almost 90 years...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-08-2019, 02:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,159
Posted By Conaway2
Re: repro exhaust manifold

I installed a repro exhaust manifold 6 months ago because the original one had drooped. I had the new one planed together with the intake manifold, and all fit together beautifully - including the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-08-2019, 11:54 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 423
Posted By Conaway2
Re: Oil pump replacement gears

I believe most of the suppliers we mention in this forum sell sintered gears. I’m thinking seriously about just re-using the original gears.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-08-2019, 11:29 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 423
Posted By Conaway2
Oil pump replacement gears

Does anyone know of a supplier who offers replacement oil pump gears that are machined and not sintered ?

Thanks - Jim
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-05-2019, 03:07 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,006
Posted By Conaway2
Re: Brakes quiz!! ID the mistery system.

I had that system on my Model A over 40 years ago (have changed back to stock now). It did work quite well. I believe either Warshawsky or Ricks sold it.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-04-2019, 09:41 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 524
Posted By Conaway2
Re: Oil pump rebuild

Thanks for the responses. I did recently swap a rebuilt engine into the car (old engine ran fine but had a cracked block) and had the pan off. The pan was actually quite clean after removing the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-03-2019, 10:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 524
Posted By Conaway2
Oil pump rebuild

I rebuilt the oil pump in my A 2300 miles (and 30 years...) ago. Iím thinking that it would be a good idea to consider doing this again, even though very few miles have been driven since the last...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-02-2019, 07:03 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,426
Posted By Conaway2
Re: Must replace timing gear

I have replaced the camshaft gear without removing the radiator. It’s pretty tight, but it can be done. I second Patrick’s suggestion in post #3 - enlarge the dimple for the timing pin. I use...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-31-2019, 10:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 583
Posted By Conaway2
Air Maze Air Filter on Zenith Carb Question

íve used the Air Maze filter for almost 30 years - recently replaced the Ďscreení filter element for a real paper air filter. The rebuilt engine was installed in March, carb rebuilt a couple of...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-31-2019, 10:06 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,800
Posted By Conaway2
Re: What revs at 60MPH

With stock brakes, I wouldn’t want to drive any faster than 45 mph....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-29-2019, 09:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 621
Posted By Conaway2
Re: Fan replacement

I had no problem with the aluminum fan rubbing on the water pump housing either.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-28-2019, 05:12 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,350
Posted By Conaway2
Re: Great experience with Schwalm's!

I installed an engine (short block) and V8 flywheel/clutch rebuilt by Schwalm’s in March. The engine runs beautifully and I would use them again !
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-28-2019, 04:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 621
Posted By Conaway2
Re: Fan replacement

thanks for all the comments. I lost a radiator about 35 years ago when a blade broke off the fan, and I don’t want to experience that again ! I haven’t driven my car much in the past 25 years, so...
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