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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-12-2020, 07:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 328
Posted By doug.nichols
Question Horn Windings

Just opened up my horn and the windings look kind of sloppy. See attached picture. Is this normal?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-03-2020, 09:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 618
Posted By doug.nichols
Re: Which headlight wire for high/low beam

So, when the light switch is moved to the high beam position, does it just activate the second of the two filaments in the bulb, rather then there being a designated low beam filament and high beam...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-03-2020, 06:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 618
Posted By doug.nichols
Question Which headlight wire for high/low beam

There must be an obvious answer to this question because no one else seems to have asked it. I just purchased a new light harness and am connecting it to new headlight sockets (two light type, no...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-24-2020, 09:18 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 971
Posted By doug.nichols
Re: 28/29 Brake Light Switch

Thank Ray. I think I will go on the hunt for an original.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-22-2020, 04:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 971
Posted By doug.nichols
Question 28/29 Brake Light Switch

I have purchased a new brake light switch from Snyder's for my 29. But, after reading many threads about defective repro switches, I am reluctant to install it. Is there any consensus on what the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-17-2020, 10:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 482
Posted By doug.nichols
Re: Starter Whirring

I increased the hand throttle setting and it started. My theory is that the engine was not getting enough gas to maintain the starting process. Does that make sense?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-16-2020, 04:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 482
Posted By doug.nichols
Smile Starter Whirring

When I attempt to start the A, the starter engages for a short period and then seems to disengage and spin at a high rate without the engine starting. This is a 12V system with a new modern starter...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-16-2020, 03:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 601
Posted By doug.nichols
Re: Ammeter hookup

I"ll need to check my alternator output specs.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-16-2020, 02:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 601
Posted By doug.nichols
Smile Ammeter hookup

Can someone explain the correct ammeter connection for a 12 volt system and/or send pics? Thanks.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-08-2020, 11:06 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 361
Posted By doug.nichols
Re: Starter Mechanism

Yes, mine is 12 volt.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-08-2020, 10:23 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 361
Posted By doug.nichols
Smile Starter Mechanism

Thought you all might like to see what I found when I disassembled my starter. I have read many threads that mention the possibility of a 12 volt system breaking starter parts. Do you think this is...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-08-2020, 09:30 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 804
Posted By doug.nichols
Re: First Compression Test

Thanks all. Good advice. (Yes #4 was a typo!)
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-07-2020, 07:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 804
Posted By doug.nichols
Smile First Compression Test

Just finished my first compression test. #1=58lb; #2=35lb; #3=58lb; #4=587lb. Any thoughts?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-28-2020, 08:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 409
Posted By doug.nichols
Re: Stuck GAV

That seems to have worked.....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-28-2020, 06:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 409
Posted By doug.nichols
Question Stuck GAV

I just re-installed my zenith carburetor (new from Snyder last year) after replacing the exhaust and intake manifolds. The GAV/choke adjustment rod will now not turn. It appears to be suck at the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-10-2020, 07:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 316
Posted By doug.nichols
Cool Search Function

Is anybody else having trouble with the search function?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-18-2020, 07:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 593
Posted By doug.nichols
Question Manifold Decking

I have read numerous threads about the importance of having exhaust and intake manifolds decked as a unit to create a perfectly flat condition for mating to the engine block. I can't help but wonder...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-16-2020, 01:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 941
Posted By doug.nichols
Re: Loose Manifold Stud

Thanks, correct. I was referring to the block side thread count only as being 14. Good catch.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-15-2020, 09:18 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 941
Posted By doug.nichols
Re: Loose Manifold Stud

Thanks dpson. That looks like the ticket. I did confirm 7/16 x 14 is the correct manifold bolt.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-15-2020, 10:54 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 941
Posted By doug.nichols
Re: Loose Manifold Stud

Thanks all. Sounds like I am going to learn how to install a thread repair kit of some kind. Leaning away from heli-coil. Can anyone confirm the stud diameter and pitch/threads per inch of the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-15-2020, 10:48 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 941
Posted By doug.nichols
Re: Loose Manifold Stud

Thanks all. Sounds like I am going to learn how to install a thread repair kit of some kind. Leaning away from heli-coil. Can anyone confirm the stud diameter and pitch/threads per inch of the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-14-2020, 11:04 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 941
Posted By doug.nichols
Smile Loose Manifold Stud

I was having great difficulty getting "Trudy" to start and run for any length of time. Discovered that the exhaust manifold stud furthest to the rear was stripped, resulting in a loose fit at that...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-22-2020, 05:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,087
Posted By doug.nichols
Re: Corn Head Grease Too Fluid for Gun

Great information, as usual.

Thanks
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-21-2020, 05:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,087
Posted By doug.nichols
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-21-2020, 03:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,087
Posted By doug.nichols
Smile Corn Head Grease Too Fluid for Gun

Has anybody else had the problem of corn head grease being too fluid to be pumped by a standard grease gun? The plunger just moves through the grease tube without pushing much out the nozzle.
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