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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 08:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 260
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: over running carburetor ?

The float level needs to be correct and is set with the washer[s].

Those viton valves did have a filing contamination issue at one time. Some could be cleaned by flushing.

With the carburetor...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 08:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 207
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Generator charging revisited

The generator can put out 20v and yours goes nutz probably because of the 'dirty' signal. An old analog meter will probably work.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 08:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 552
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Red Dot on New Tires

Whats a flank ?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 02:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 294
Posted By Patrick L.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 02:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 412
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: lug nut removal

Good ideas.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 11:43 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 412
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: lug nut removal

Your idea of splitting the nut is probably the best idea. Or, maybe drill out the stud.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-13-2021, 05:54 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 848
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Banger posi traction

I've welded up side gears, mostly for myself. I was only interested in going in a straight line. The whole car will argue trying to go around a corner. It was a bit of a relief when I could spring...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-13-2021, 11:01 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,821
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Consensus of opinion

Generators are simpler and usually more dependable than an alternator.

I've repaired both for 6 decades. Its usually easier to fix the generator.

Generators on old cars as what they came with...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-12-2021, 05:41 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 567
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Best choke for downdraft carb?

Yes, you'll need a choke. I've never seen a 97 without a choke. It can be manual or coil spring heat coil addition, your choice.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-12-2021, 03:37 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,821
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Consensus of opinion

The black paint would help.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-11-2021, 06:02 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,191
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Do you take your Model A to the local self serve car wash?

The old roadster doesn't like the automatic car washes. Well actually, the car doesn't care. But I do since the top is always down and I don't like getting soapy and slapped around.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-11-2021, 02:28 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,821
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Consensus of opinion

Generator with preferably an EVR. [ and 6v or 12v makes no difference]

An alternator on an 'A' just ain't right. JMHO.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-10-2021, 01:10 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,226
Posted By Patrick L.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-10-2021, 12:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 625
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: attack of electrical gremlins

Its always good to hear about the fix.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-10-2021, 08:07 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 420
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Motor does not pull properly, has no power ...

Advance. The full range should be 40*. If you are starting at 8* retarded and only going to 22* you have 22* BTDC not 30*.
While I think 40* is too much, 22* is not enough.
If the timing is set at...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-10-2021, 05:50 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 420
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Motor does not pull properly, has no power ...

How much sand got into the other carburetor ?

I too would recommend a compression test.

Is the distributor advance working correctly ? [ I know you set the base timing]

Has the camshaft...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-09-2021, 09:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 411
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: What is this carb?

You're back ! Good !
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-08-2021, 03:37 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 967
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: What can you do with a shop press?

Like Bill said, you'll find all kinds of things to do with it. You'll wonder how you ever got along without it.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-07-2021, 07:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 625
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: attack of electrical gremlins

7 amps seems pretty high to me unless you do a lot of night driving.

I think a 2nd heavy ground wire is a good thing.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-07-2021, 05:18 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 20,274
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Position of the spark lever question

You might want to check/set the base timing. It should be at TDC [ or pretty close].

Then when starting the spark lever is up [ TDC ].

Throttle lever down a few notches

Start cranking the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-06-2021, 04:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 616
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: How Fast?

Apparently something is wrong.
Where are you setting the timing and GAV ?

Does the advance linkage work its full range?
Does the throttle linkage open fully ?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-05-2021, 01:20 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 647
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Turn signal works ok when motor is off, but...

Sure thats what they would say. There are many that are in favor of the resistors.

From my responses it obvious I'm not. But, my concern seems different from yours. I want the brightness the rear...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-05-2021, 01:12 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 789
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Wheel Bearing Repacking Interval

Yep, I've seen fellas improperly pack bearings for decades, as well as adjusting.

Greases have improved drastically over the years and so have the roads. So they don't need to be done as often....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-05-2021, 01:07 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,133
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Stymied

You mentioned changing intakes, how did they line up with the exhaust ? Just thinking out loud. I'm pretty sure you checked them and looked them over for cracks.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-05-2021, 09:05 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,925
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Heavy heart

Sad news, sorry to hear this.
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