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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 12:16 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 573
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Zenith or Tillotson

It was mentioned.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 05:21 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 573
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Zenith or Tillotson

Tilly's are good carburetors. They are know for warping the body, but, thats not hard to fix. Be careful when taking them apart, especially the drain plug and nozzle. The threads are fragile.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 05:18 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 573
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Zenith or Tillotson

:D Yep, I forgot about that :D
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-10-2020, 03:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 615
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Not to say it wont happen again tomorrow

Condensers made in china are pure junk which I think most are made there. Just went thru a similar incident, it took 5 to find a good one. They worked fine for a matter of mere seconds. Drove me...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-10-2020, 01:55 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 573
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Zenith or Tillotson

Just installed another Zenith recently. Could never get one to idle like I liked and all had a decal gallop that I couldn't adjust out. Went thru a half dozen over the years.
Car had a Tillotson...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-10-2020, 11:29 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 507
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Not enough power??

Have to you tried adjusting the horn?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-10-2020, 11:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 347
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: model a does not start

Fuel on
left lever up
right lever down a few clicks
key on
clutch in or in neutral
push starter switch while pulling choke rod for about 2 revolutions
engine start, choke in, left lever down...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-10-2020, 11:21 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 149
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Starter Issue....

If the starter drive is not stuck and the engine turns freely, then it sounds like it may be a starter switch issue. Check make sure you have full battery voltage to the starter terminal.

It...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-09-2020, 03:27 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,598
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Slamming into first gear

Does the pressure plate look like its working correctly ?

Does the disk keep spinning with the pressure plate ?

Maybe some of the friction material is coming loose from the disk.

Maybe there...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-08-2020, 04:57 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 702
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: OT Human Intrest

That's great ! Kinda renews one's faith in humanity. I have a feeling your dad enjoyed the heck out of it.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-08-2020, 01:53 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 819
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Do YOU single-clutch ?

Yep, thats one thing I like about these old critters with that big heavy flywheel. They'll take off in 2nd and not blink an eye, they'll chunk along nice and slow in top gear and not care and pull...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-07-2020, 11:09 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 904
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Lightened Flywheel

Must be another myth or old wives tale, but, I've always heard that at least 12# needs to be removed when using a counter weighted crank.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-07-2020, 11:08 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 819
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Do YOU single-clutch ?

I don't double clutch on upshifts. I just take my time.

Double clutching is common on downshifts, almost mandatory. I started out that way but now I just single clutch them. Just raise the engine...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-07-2020, 05:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 296
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Noisy generator

The brushes are making noise ? Not the bearings/bushing ?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-06-2020, 12:02 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,094
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Battery Isolator switch

If you're using a standard cutout [ non regulator] then try to get an original. Repo's are junk.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-05-2020, 07:17 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,598
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Slamming into first gear

Just push the pedal, stick in a piece of 2x4 to hold it down, crawl under and take a look.

Good that you figured it out though.

Shouldn't be too hard to replace and hopefully all be well.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-05-2020, 05:13 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,343
Posted By Patrick L.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-04-2020, 11:37 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 590
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Rear brakes

A rear could.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-04-2020, 06:04 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 590
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Rear brakes

Well, if the brake pedal pulsates then thats a classic sign of warped drums. So I'm assuming you're sure its coming from the rear and not the front. I'm not sure what to tell you now.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-03-2020, 04:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 527
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: shocks

Yep.

If I remember correctly Stipe's come with 30.

Depending on the shock condition, I think I'd put in heavier.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-03-2020, 04:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 463
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: alternator

We still don't know the output even after being asked.

Why would someone stick a 6v on a 12v vehicle. Maybe its missed marked.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-03-2020, 04:51 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 590
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Rear brakes

What type of shop is doing this work ? Brake shop or machine shop ?

I'm wondering why 2 different shops are not turning them correctly.

What makes you think the work isn't correct ? If its...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-02-2020, 03:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 527
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: shocks

Hydraulic oil. It comes in different weights.

The Model A vendors also sell it.

Do not use Glycerine.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-02-2020, 12:06 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,575
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Spark Question

I didn't know/realize it was a wireless plate. As said they are known to be problematic. I was thinking there was a grounding issue, with that plate there may well be an open issue. I don't have a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-02-2020, 11:11 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 520
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: 1930 Coupe front end shimmy

I find that excessive castor can cause a shimmy, rarely, but it happens once in awhile.

Our cars come with 5* castor by design. Thats plenty, more than enough. I cut mine back to about 4* because...
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