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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-20-2020, 04:51 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 852
Posted By Gufshoz
Re: Slow turn over

The compression went from high 40’s and low 50’s to 60psi in all cylinders. I can see some difference, but people with high compression heads don’t seem to have problems. When I say “slow...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-20-2020, 03:04 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 852
Posted By Gufshoz
Re: Slow turn over

Okay. I’ll try the ground strap first. The current ground is heavy wire, but I doubt that it’s 00 or 1.
To answer the questions about rebuild and number of starts. I’ve put about 50 miles on her...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-19-2020, 01:48 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 852
Posted By Gufshoz
Slow turn over

I have an interesting issue. Twice, when Iíve stopped to refuel, the engine barely turns over to restart Itís fine when cold, or on an immediate restart. This has only happened when sheís off for...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-23-2020, 07:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 806
Posted By Gufshoz
Re: Electrical woes

HOORAY. She’s running with help from Jim, one our club members and his boxes of extra parts. We worked over the afternoon through trial and error until we figured out it it was reversed polarity of...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-23-2020, 05:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 806
Posted By Gufshoz
Re: Electrical woes

HOORAY. She's running, on borrowed parts. Thanks to my fellow club member, Jim, who brought boxes of ignition parts. Here's what we did: reversed polarity on coil and used an original distributor....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-22-2020, 07:57 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 806
Posted By Gufshoz
Re: Electrical woes

I did use gland rings, but I checked the fit first, without the gaskets. I finally got her to start...just. Saturday she started and ran, but not well. Yesterday I could barely get her to start...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-21-2020, 01:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 806
Posted By Gufshoz
Re: Electrical woes

Sorry, Patrick. I should have said lapping them with compound and a dowel with suction cup tool. Several hours of hand rotating and then checking with Prussian blue. I used a medium grit lapping...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-20-2020, 06:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 806
Posted By Gufshoz
Re: Electrical woes

Thank you gentlemen. As my brother preaches to me, “electricity is like water...just follow it down hill.” I traced it all from the start and now I think that part is ok.
Patrick, you asked what...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-20-2020, 02:03 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 806
Posted By Gufshoz
Electrical woes

Iím having difficulty getting my engine to fire, so Iím working my way down the Les Andrews trouble shooting guide. My coil checks out at 1.5 ohms from + side to - side. When I test the high...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-14-2020, 02:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 584
Posted By Gufshoz
Sealed beam headlights

I was cruising through the posts and saw where modern points and condensers are considered ďobsoleteĒ. (Do I need to stock up or horde them?)
My father converted the headlights on my Ď30 coupe to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-13-2020, 07:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 933
Posted By Gufshoz
Re: Exhaust Bracket

I drilled a hole through an old tire sidewall and placed it on the upper side of the clamp. I was concerned about a rigid clamp and using float-a-motor causing too much stress on the exhaust...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-23-2020, 08:52 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,422
Posted By Gufshoz
Re: The source of the problems?

I know absolutely where my A's problem is: ME. I keep tinkering, thinking that I can tweek her just a little bit more and bang! She's worse than before and I have to start over.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-21-2020, 08:24 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 793
Posted By Gufshoz
Re: Video walkthrough for shoulder seat belt installation in '29 coupe

Very nice and well thought out. At first I was concerned about attaching the shoulder portions to sheet metal, but I am impressed that you added the extra clips to insure the lap belts were...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-23-2019, 12:20 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 14,794
Posted By Gufshoz
Re: Misfiring and backfiring when engine is warm

Yup. I checked the gas cap. I can see daylight through the vent and easily blow through it.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-22-2019, 10:38 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 14,794
Posted By Gufshoz
Re: Misfiring and backfiring when engine is warm

I believe I have it down to a fuel issue. I just switched from a Tillitson to a rebuilt Zenith. On the Tilly I ran with the GAV turned from about 1/4 to 1/3 turn from closed. Reading the forum...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-19-2019, 10:44 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 14,794
Posted By Gufshoz
Re: Misfiring and backfiring when engine is warm

I really hate to beat this horse anymore...but I’m having the same issues as Lizard, except I’ll add that my car runs great at cruising speed. When I start from a start, she hesitates then is fine...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-14-2019, 11:06 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 10,042
Posted By Gufshoz
Re: Keeping Tailgaters Off Your Back

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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-23-2019, 08:22 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,471
Posted By Gufshoz
Re: Distributer

Thanks for all the great info. Our regular meeting of our local club, Gulf Coast Model A Club, I was able to discuss this with some of the local gurus. Consensus opinion was to pull the distributor...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-23-2019, 10:12 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,471
Posted By Gufshoz
Distributer

I need some advice. I time my '30 A according to Les Andrews book, with a test light. I set the engine at TDC and the spark lever at the top position, then I rotate the distributor cam twice...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-20-2019, 09:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 916
Posted By Gufshoz
Re: Drafty doors

Thanks Synchro. That sounds much easier than pulling the panel off again. My car is also a driver. The wife commented on the draft, so a solution is necessary. By the way, we're going to be...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-20-2019, 06:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 916
Posted By Gufshoz
Re: Drafty doors

I bought a roll of deal from Mike's A-fordable. I've been looking through all of my manuals and on the internet. The two above posts have been the most helpful. Thanks.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-20-2019, 03:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 916
Posted By Gufshoz
Drafty doors

Since installing doors panel in my Ď30 coupe, I am getting a draft from the door blowing on my butt. I purchased a strip to help but the only instructions are that it goes between the door and the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-21-2016, 09:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,107
Posted By Gufshoz
Normal temp/using water

I'm not sure why my '30 is using so much water. I just had the radiator boiled out and a leak repaired. The radiator has been pressure tested and is in good shape. I installed a new water pump and...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-20-2016, 10:27 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,604
Posted By Gufshoz
Re: Removing Rear brakes, backing plates, etc.

Don't use vicegrips to hold the springs. I have a beautiful scar through my eyebrow when one slipped off when I was 16. Duh.... Oh, the things I have learned in the last 50 years. ; )
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-04-2015, 03:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,237
Posted By Gufshoz
Re: Self inflicted electrical woes.

Ta-da,
Fixed. At least the first 5 mile test drive was ok. Did I mention that I had to replace most of the wiring because the first time I got it running, after putting the repaired radiator...
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