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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-17-2019, 04:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 279
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: 279
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: 36
Views: 1,186
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: 316
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: 2,361
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: 667
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: 48
Views: 1,450
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: 391
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: 1,055
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: 1,055
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: 391
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: 391
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: 15
Views: 761
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: 487
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: 487
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: 21
Views: 1,131
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: 516
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: 1,667
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: 546
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: 1,237
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: 546
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...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-28-2019, 02:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 546
Posted By Conaway2
Fan replacement

Iím running an original 2-blade fan and am getting ready to do some touring with our local club. Iím looking for opinions for the best replacement fan. I do have a new cast aluminum fan, as well as...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-28-2019, 02:31 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 984
Posted By Conaway2
Re: Logolites opinions

I recently installed a pair of the LogoLites LED bulbs - and I’m also running a 6V positive ground electrical system with a Fun Projects EVR on the original generator. As pointed out in post #4,...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-27-2019, 06:09 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,615
Posted By Conaway2
Re: Champion 3xs or other plugs?

WMS - where do theChampion3X plugs fall in the series you listed ?

Thanks - JIm
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-24-2019, 06:13 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,131
Posted By Conaway2
Re: 6V versus 12V (stupid ques. I'm a newbie)

Iíve had my Model A since I was 15 - and that was over 50 years ago - and I have no plans to change to 12 volts. With LED bulbs, absolutely no need to today.
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