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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-24-2021, 08:33 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 521
Posted By GRutter
Re: Radius rod is too long

If not done already, take the weight off of the rear spring by jacking the body up. Right now everything is working against you, including the brake springs, emergency brakes, and anti-rattlers so...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-17-2021, 12:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 877
Posted By GRutter
Re: Red Dot on New Tires

Tires go through several post production tests.

The first is done on a Tire Uniformity Machine that measures radial and lateral runout. Radial Runout measures the forces created by "less...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-26-2021, 08:33 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 329
Posted By GRutter
Re: Front brakes and king pin

Russel -
I always grease the brake operating arm at the top of the king pin where it engages with the pin. You will also get some grease there when greasing the front brake operating shaft...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-12-2021, 05:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 237
Posted By GRutter
Re: 5.50-19 Radials and Side Mount Fit

i bought the 475/500R19 American Classic Radial for my 31 CCPU, and they fit the side mount. Not sure dimensionally what the difference is in profile and width, but you can use this as a reference...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-11-2021, 10:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 681
Posted By GRutter
Re: Rear A steering stabilizer use.

I thought about the shackles - But didn't think that limited movement with the weight, speed and power of a model A would make any noticeable difference in handling. Haven't tried it though !
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-11-2021, 06:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 681
Posted By GRutter
Re: Rear A steering stabilizer use.

Can't see where it would be of any use with original suspension.
The radius rods and rear spring setup provide both longitudinal and lateral axle control.
I don't see how you could have a problem...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-09-2021, 10:18 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,017
Posted By GRutter
Re: steering gear leaking

If it was rebuilt two years ago with needle bearings and a seal on the end of the housing, then the seal has failed. If it was rebuilt with bushings, then the sector bushings have worn.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-09-2021, 10:08 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,809
Posted By GRutter
Re: Wheel Washers

Tom -

You might get lucky and find a good steel drum to replace the one that I agree "has to go", but it is doubtful. Most used drums would be too thin to turn. Turning steel drums is tough, and...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-08-2021, 09:35 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,593
Posted By GRutter
Re: missing or stumbling on acceleration

Remove and clean the carburetor jets, especially cap and main jet.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-08-2021, 09:25 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,809
Posted By GRutter
Re: Wheel Washers

Good to hear, and please report back. If nothing else, you will have peace of mind knowing what you have, and what you need to do mechanically to restore to safe operating condition.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-07-2021, 08:54 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,809
Posted By GRutter
Re: Wheel Washers

In my opinion, it's time to pull the drums and do a thorough inspection of drums, hubs, wheel studs, bearings, brakes, axle taper, key and keyway, axle nut etc.

You are already aware that...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-31-2021, 11:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 482
Posted By GRutter
Re: Two tooth steering column

Where is it dripping from. With the tube extension and new gaskets, you should not have a drip from the bottom through the light switch. If it is leaking from the sector shaft, it could be that...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-31-2021, 06:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,712
Posted By GRutter
Re: Anyone using an air/fuel meter?

How do you have the sensor mounted ?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-22-2021, 08:17 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,092
Posted By GRutter
Re: rear main , old topic but here we go.

I'm not sure what video you are referring to, but shims between the bell housing and block are added to align the bell housing to the crankshaft flange.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-18-2021, 05:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 844
Posted By GRutter
Re: Transmission and shifter

Hard to tell without some good closeup inspection. Worn gears, worn main shaft bearings, misalignment of housing (missing shims where it mounts to engine).
Did you 'replace' or 'rebuild' the shift...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-14-2021, 07:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 678
Posted By GRutter
Re: 1929 water pump packing nut

Ken -
You probably have it unscrewed all the way and it's just not sliding on the pump shaft. Polish up the shaft and give it some ooomph.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-08-2021, 01:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 662
Posted By GRutter
Re: Cross shaft interference--rear motor mounts?

Original style rear mounts or Float-A-Motor ?
Check you FRONT engine mount. Does the center of the crank pully align correctly with the front spring starter crank bearing? It could be that the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-08-2021, 01:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 702
Posted By GRutter
Re: Yet another starter problem

The starter on a Model A is a series wound motor. The field windings and armature are wound in 'opposite pairs' (two sets of two windings). Current flows through the field windings, then through...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-25-2021, 09:36 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,609
Posted By GRutter
Re: Snap-On Dwell Tach

There is a battery inside. Open it up and be sure that there isn't any corrosion
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-25-2021, 09:35 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,609
Posted By GRutter
Re: Snap-On Dwell Tach

Call Snap-On customer service at 800-424-7226 or email them. Give them the model number of the meter you have, and they will send you a pdf of the manual.
That's what I did (a couple of years ago)...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-18-2021, 09:14 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,060
Posted By GRutter
Re: My Daughter driving the Speedster

My granddaughter - LOVES the Model A
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-18-2021, 08:58 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,201
Posted By GRutter
Re: Hole in front of Engine block

That appears to be a freeze crack, not a rust-through.
For a permanent fix, stitch weld, braze, or silver solder.
Epoxy products may work, as coolant isn't under pressure, but I wouldn't recommend.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-06-2021, 10:16 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,092
Posted By GRutter
Re: Clutch Issue - Need Help Please

I suggested 3rd gear, not a low gear.
In 3rd gear, there is minimal stress on the transmission shafts / bearings, and the lowest torque in case the clutch doesn't break free. Doing this with the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-06-2021, 10:02 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,332
Posted By GRutter
Re: Dead in the road

Glad you got it solved. Just follow the wiring diagrams. Model A wiring is relatively simple even for the 'electrically challenged'. It's not a monster - you just keep nibbling at it until it you...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-06-2021, 09:56 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,515
Posted By GRutter
Re: Brake Centering Challenges

Something is not to spec or the brake shoes would be centered.

"Fixing" the problem by turning down the roller pins is just compensating for one problem while creating another, and should have...
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