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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-25-2018, 09:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 412
Posted By Bill Goddard
Re: Noisey tachometer cable

If it is the speedometer what is the most likely problem?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-25-2018, 11:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 412
Posted By Bill Goddard
Re: Noisey tachometer cable

I miss typed, should be speedometer cable.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-25-2018, 10:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 412
Posted By Bill Goddard
Noisey tachometer cable

I have a buzzing sound I think is coming from my speedometer cable in the armored housing. Any thoughts about a cure for this?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-26-2018, 09:02 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,088
Posted By Bill Goddard
Re: chirp, chirp, chirp - Update

Old Jenny, I am trying to remove my front motor mount to replace the leather washer and springs to improve the lineup of the crank pulley to the radiator hole. I followed Les Andrews instructions...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-13-2018, 01:36 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,830
Posted By Bill Goddard
Re: backup camera

Eagle,
I have installed a $30 backup camera in my A and I get interference on the video screen - I assume from the ignition system. It goes away when the engine is off. It is wired into the car's...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-18-2018, 04:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,212
Posted By Bill Goddard
Re: wire gages and rewinding motors

I have done some more research and it turns out wire diameters 3 ga nos apart are 2:1 areas. That is , 20 ga wire at .518mm2 is 2x the dia of 23 ga wire at .258mm2, but the dias in inches are not...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-23-2017, 05:46 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,547
Posted By Bill Goddard
Re: Is Macs under new management?

I agree. I've been ordering from Macs for years and have never had a problem. Bratton's and Snyder's are great too.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-23-2017, 11:31 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,212
Posted By Bill Goddard
wire gages and rewinding motors

I have been researching wire diameters for rewinding 6v to 12v. There have been many posts on this and they all seem to be saying we should use twice the turns and half the wire DIAMETER. A write up...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-20-2017, 01:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,144
Posted By Bill Goddard
leaks around differential bolts

I have leaks from under the heads of 5 bolts in the lower half of the bolt circle of my differential pumpkin. Is there a fix for these leaks. They are as tight as I dare make them. Bill G
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-09-2017, 10:53 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 834
Posted By Bill Goddard
Re: Manifs\d gasket

Tom is right, it is the muffler pipe to exhaust manifold. I used the sealer paste for now. We'll see how it works. I originally put the copper/asbesbestos ring in with the flange down into the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-09-2017, 09:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 834
Posted By Bill Goddard
Manifs\d gasket

Can someone tell me which way the copper gasketshould go between the exhaust manifold and exhast pipe. Should I use muffler sealing paste also?
If I can't get the gasket to seal can I use muffler...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-06-2016, 04:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 947
Posted By Bill Goddard
High compression heads and carb jet

Has anyone ever determined if jet sizes should be increased for Hi compression heads? If so, by how much for say a 5.5:1 head.

Bill G
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-08-2016, 05:19 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,482
Posted By Bill Goddard
Re: Motor dies when stopping

In your opening post you said your engine was professionally rebuilt. Could it be rough and stiff still? Are you having trouble getting the idle down low enough? Maybe you need more time on it...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-07-2016, 09:04 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,390
Posted By Bill Goddard
Re: Original vs Repo Light Switch

I had a repo switch assy that had no feel in the detents as a result the contacts were intermittant. I also had an original but unuseable switch. Measuring between the two I found the repo had .060"...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-30-2015, 03:59 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,356
Posted By Bill Goddard
Re: Radiator flushing.. Revisited.

Is it possible to remove the tank myself and resolder it? Radiator shops charge 6-7 hundred dollars for this and I could buy a new tank for that. Bill G
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-01-2015, 10:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 934
Posted By Bill Goddard
Improved steering column

I have a 7 tooth steering box in my '29 sedan and I am tired of wandering back and forth across my lane while driving. It has been overhauled with all new parts. I know the 2 tooth can be adjusted...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-12-2015, 07:53 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,939
Posted By Bill Goddard
Re: Water pump play

There should only be about .010" end play. The shaft or the boss cast in place in the head are worn away. Probably both. The teflon collar should solve your problem. I would take off the pump to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-30-2015, 06:35 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,995
Posted By Bill Goddard
Re: Coil

I ask the same question. How do we tell if it is oil filled?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-25-2015, 09:18 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 463
Posted By Bill Goddard
Rear trunk mounting

I have mounted a trunk on the car behind the spare tire using the heavy duty brackets from Snyders. My trunk weighs 98 lbs filled plus the weight of the mounting platform. I am conserned about the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-22-2015, 09:40 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,400
Posted By Bill Goddard
Re: thermostat function

I don't understand any of these answers. they remind me of the time a licensed pilot told me he always held a little right rudder to hold a course against a crosswind. The outside air temp has to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-21-2015, 08:32 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,400
Posted By Bill Goddard
Re: thermostat function

Everyone quotes numbers for operating temps but never say wether they had a hi compression head or what the ambiant air temperature was. I drove my car without a thermostat a few days ago and the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-13-2015, 09:16 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,001
Posted By Bill Goddard
Re: Radiator?

Would vinager work better? Bill G
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-12-2015, 05:52 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,942
Posted By Bill Goddard
Re: Spark advance range

I found this thread by searching for spark advance/retard. I am running hot at 185* water temp without a thermostat and 190* with a 160* thermostat. How can I tell if I have 20* timing range at...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-12-2015, 05:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 777
Posted By Bill Goddard
Thermostat or No Thermostat

I am running without a thermostat with a water temp of 185*. When I use a 160* thermostat I run at 190*. What is a normal, proper temp without a thermostat, and why would the thermostat not control...
Forum: Model-A 04-21-2015, 10:00 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,614
Posted By Bill Goddard
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