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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 11:59 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 132
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: What do you make of this

Thanks. Never thought of Macs. I stopped using them years ago, even though they are close, due to problems.
A new cable has been ordered.

I don't care for dealing with that fat stiff cable.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 09:10 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 201
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Patina makes this too good to restore?

I'd drive the heck out of that monster. I'd try to figure out a way to keep the tire stickers intact. [smiley face]
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 09:07 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 132
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: What do you make of this

Well thats certainly different, and 12v.
I like that primary ignition cable. Wish I had another one. I like the old small diameter flexible replacements. It seems no one sells them anymore.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 09:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 156
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Gland ring recesses

The only manifolds I have are heater type [3] and they have no droop. So I don't have a problem using rings.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 08:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 80
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Gurgling

If it is the carburetor that is gurgling, then it seems you are experiencing the dreaded vapor lock. So, how does the engine run after it has set for a half-hour or so ?

I find that installing...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-17-2019, 01:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 208
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Motor oil coming out back of motor

The angle of the motor probably allowed oil to go thru the bearing and past the slinger. Probably no oil is in the clutch assy, the flywheel is in the way.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-17-2019, 11:26 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 446
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Car has Zero Electric

When you mention NOTHING, I have to wonder what that means. Nothing to me means the starter wasn't working either.
That also leads me to the battery connections, all the connections especially the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-16-2019, 11:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 343
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Safety first . . .

I learned a lesson long ago, that screwdrivers and eye balls can't occupy the same space at the same time. The eye loses.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-16-2019, 08:50 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 743
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Fan cracked!!

A cracked blade is a real eye-opener isn't it !
I don't have a big issue with welding much of anything, but, for the price of a new blade,,,,,,, I'll stick on a new one.
Which I did recently...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-16-2019, 08:24 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 328
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Rear spring shackle

That sounds like too much 'slop' to me even though I tend to like a tad loose. I think I would spin out new bushings.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-16-2019, 05:22 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 921
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Rewiring . . . What would you do different?

I agree with the soldering/shrink tube, cutout, and stop light idea. And I like wiring things myself too. I would just stuff the wires in an 'old timey' woven loom. I also prefer to wire the ignition...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-15-2019, 02:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 328
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Rear spring shackle

It would have been nice to know just how much clearance there was. I don't think there is probably anything to worry about. They sound as though they should be loose enough to take grease easily....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-15-2019, 08:05 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,552
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: ROTELLA 15W 40 Oil

What the 'W' means is the oil flow rate at cold temps. In other words a 10W-30 flows like a 10W at cold temps but has the film strength of a 30W.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-14-2019, 11:55 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 877
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Positive Ground

The more metallic in the paint the better. :D
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-14-2019, 11:54 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 592
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Engine Noise

I think I would try to determine a bit better as to where the noise is coming from. A stethoscope, screwdriver, long dowel, hose, etc can be used. Does it sound louder from top, bottom, left or...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-11-2019, 03:34 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,779
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Max Compression Ratio

Yep, there are disadvantages in alcohol for any use. There are also some advantages.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-11-2019, 05:37 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,552
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: ROTELLA 15W 40 Oil

I figured. There are some that think the oil thickens as it warms. I don't know where that came from.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-11-2019, 05:34 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,779
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Max Compression Ratio

WOW, learn something every day.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-11-2019, 05:30 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,262
Posted By Patrick L.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-10-2019, 06:20 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,552
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: ROTELLA 15W 40 Oil

Multi-vis oil doesn't really change viscosity. A 10W-30 flows like a 10 weight/viscosity with the film strength of a 30.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-10-2019, 06:17 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,779
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Max Compression Ratio

It seems I remember the limit for a flathead is about 8.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-10-2019, 03:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 465
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Castor angle

7 of caster is quite a bit. They are originally set for 5 which is still quite a bit.
The car will still probably track well at speed, but, the steering wheel probably will not want to return very...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-10-2019, 03:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 397
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Non starter

There should be 6-8 volts at the moveable point arm when open and 0 volts when points are closed.

If you have that, then opening and closing the points should cause a good spark to ground from the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-10-2019, 03:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 221
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Tail light / Switch Issues

Resistors in headlights doesn't make sense to me either, but, I'm not familiar with those headlights.

If you are using the parks as turn signals and the cowls are incandescent then resistors for...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-10-2019, 03:05 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,262
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: update on getting dizzy after being under the A.

Getting old isn't for wimps.

I've had to stop using T's in golf. 95/55 blood pressure isn't good for standing up quickly.
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