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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-23-2021, 11:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 385
Posted By Tom Wesenberg
Re: Viltage

I would say #2 nailed it.
I worked on an A with ignition problems and found the spring loaded end of the popout only had a couple stands of wire still connected.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-23-2021, 11:18 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 725
Posted By Tom Wesenberg
Re: steering

Toe-In would be my first check. It should be 1/16" and no more than 1/8".
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-23-2021, 11:15 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 688
Posted By Tom Wesenberg
Re: Gas gauge replacement Q/help.

I've had to use a pipe on the tool handle for more leverage a couple times.
I've also sprayed some penetrant onto the glass to help break the bond.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-23-2021, 11:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 561
Posted By Tom Wesenberg
Re: Gas leaking thru Sight Glass

I agree, and use a quality fuel proof float and cork gaskets.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-23-2021, 11:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 666
Posted By Tom Wesenberg
Re: The Ace Mechanic stikes again

Shouldn't be too hard to find an old 6 volt Studebaker solenoid, as most Studes had overdrive. LL MY Studebakers and parts got burned up, or I'd give you one for nothing.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-23-2021, 10:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 208
Posted By Tom Wesenberg
Re: Horn rod moves with steering wheel

That bushing fixed the problem on a car I worked on about 20 years ago.
Do what you must to make the bushing fit where it belongs.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-23-2021, 10:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 280
Posted By Tom Wesenberg
Re: Universal Connection

Also don't forget to have the gaskets in place as you slide the parts together.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-22-2021, 11:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 661
Posted By Tom Wesenberg
Re: Brake light switch

Yep, on most large purchases I like to look it over, then go home and think it over, then go back for a second look. The second look often see things missed the first time.

If the thing is a good...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-21-2021, 09:49 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 653
Posted By Tom Wesenberg
Re: Possible interest in parts

Bert's near Denver may be interested in buying the whole lot, depending on what's there.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-20-2021, 11:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 444
Posted By Tom Wesenberg
Re: Straightening front bumper

i separated the 2 bars and supported the on 4 x 4's at the outer curves, then jumped on each bar until it was straight across. This was on a nicely replated front bumper. Too bad it now went through...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-20-2021, 11:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 740
Posted By Tom Wesenberg
Re: Engine color

Studebaker engines were green because of left over WWII paint, so the same may be true for the Model A and WWI, but the mixed left overs sounds very likely.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-20-2021, 11:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 653
Posted By Tom Wesenberg
Re: Possible interest in parts

Are you buying or selling?
Not that I can do anything for quite some time, but others will need to know.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-20-2021, 11:29 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 661
Posted By Tom Wesenberg
Re: Brake light switch

Add that one to the farmer fix list.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-20-2021, 11:27 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 906
Posted By Tom Wesenberg
Re: saving a bumper

Thanks Ray.
I know years ago whenever I used gold or silver paint, it would easily come off with gasoline, even after drying a couple years. Don't know why just those colors and not others.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-19-2021, 06:15 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,780
Posted By Tom Wesenberg
Re: Safe To Drive.....?

That's not bad for a stock engine.
My 28 engine runs fine and doesn't smoke, and has 50 PSI and each of the 4.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-19-2021, 05:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 395
Posted By Tom Wesenberg
Re: Left rear wheel blocked briefly?

The same thing happened to my 29 Tudor when I first bought it. It was caused by the parking brake band binding in the forward direction, but not in reverse. After I redid the brakes and fixed missing...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-19-2021, 12:29 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 906
Posted By Tom Wesenberg
Re: saving a bumper

If money is tight and you want a quick fix, Rustoleum makes a chrome paint that would look better than black.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-17-2021, 09:17 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 918
Posted By Tom Wesenberg
Re: Nu-Rex Electronic Ignition Help

I agree.
They work well, and if they ever fail, they are easy to check and fix.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-17-2021, 09:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 383
Posted By Tom Wesenberg
Re: 1928-29 Headlight Questions

1928 had no signal bulbs, but a HI and LOW bulb only in the headlamp.
You can buy the missing parts from Bert's, Bratton's, and Snyder's.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-17-2021, 08:45 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 957
Posted By Tom Wesenberg
Re: Starter stuck in on position

I agree and have also had good results using a lube on the contacts.
I also agree with Bob that the angle on the repro covers is wrong and can cause sticking.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-17-2021, 08:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 215
Posted By Tom Wesenberg
Re: GAV housing threads

I've never had one leak there, but if I did, I'd do the same as Ed just said.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-14-2021, 10:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 893
Posted By Tom Wesenberg
Re: Tom Wesenberg Fund

Thank you all for your support. I will never be able to recover what I lost, and I can't afford to rebuild. My fiancé, Marilee and I have found a trailer house on 2 1/2 acres 150 miles north of here,...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-14-2021, 09:10 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,139
Posted By Tom Wesenberg
Re: Engine dies

No more free stuff and no more 20% coupons has left the local H/F store very empty. I don't see how they will stay in business. I have had good luck with their tools though. Someone stole my aluminum...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-14-2021, 02:46 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,222
Posted By Tom Wesenberg
Re: Stop Leak

My 28 original radiator had a small wet spot in the upper left. Wish I knew for sure what I used, but it may have been Alumaseal. Anyway it sealed it up and never leaked again, even after cleaning my...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-14-2021, 02:32 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,780
Posted By Tom Wesenberg
Re: Safe To Drive.....?

Be sure the oil cap isn't pushed on too far where it bends the 3 or 4 stop tabs and blocks off the engine breathing.

Does the engine have rod or main bearing knock? If so, I'd fix it ASAP.
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