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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 07:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 406
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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 01:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 673
Posted By nkaminar
Re: Question on New Modern Valve kit's

Neway makes a set of tools for cutting the seats. It is worthwhile to visit their site as it has some good advice. I have used their tools for cutting the seats on a Model T and it worked well. ...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 09:48 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 673
Posted By nkaminar
Re: Question on New Modern Valve kit's

If you have questions call or email Terry. Here is what the engine builder's guide says about valves:

Valves

Two-piece original, one-piece with shoulder, or press-in valve guides
with...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 09:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 523
Posted By nkaminar
Re: Weber DGV Carburetor Linkage

Try Pierce Manifolds at https://www.piercemanifolds.com/. They make the manifolds for the Model A and sell the Weber carburetor and the linkage. Give them a call or email. They have been very...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 09:37 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 754
Posted By nkaminar
Re: My first post here & just wanted to Say Hi!

Hi back. Welcome. Do not be afraid to ask questions from the Barn people. Please report your progress as you go along. It is also good to join a local club and get some first hand advice.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 07:53 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 985
Posted By nkaminar
Re: Compression Ratio

I guess one could do the test with the cam gear off so that the exhaust valve did not open at the bottom of the stroke.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-26-2022, 05:29 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 985
Posted By nkaminar
Re: Compression Ratio

I will second what Werner said. Nothing like data to answer a theoretical question. If you do the test make sure the piston is about to descend on the power stroke.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-26-2022, 07:20 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,860
Posted By nkaminar
Re: Old style distributor

Dkrahn, I am glad you got it running well. Congratulations. But I am a little bit confused by what you mean by "the plug." Please post some photos if you can.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-26-2022, 07:12 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 720
Posted By nkaminar
Re: temperature gauge

I run a thermostat in the winter but take it out in summer, or use my modified thermostat with drilled holes in the flange to increase coolant flow.

The motometer at the radiator cap seldom...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-25-2022, 06:25 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,232
Posted By nkaminar
Some people should not own a Model A

This post is not meant to be insulting to anyone, it is just something that I have observed. Some people who buy Model A’s are not qualified to repair or maintain them. I am the same way with my...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-25-2022, 06:04 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,069
Posted By nkaminar
Re: Batt. Supercharger

I have no idea if a hydrogen generator improves mileage but the principle is that the hydrogen gas improves combustion. I think that is generally true because hydrogen is very combustible and will...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-25-2022, 05:39 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,324
Posted By nkaminar
Re: What means the quail?

Not very filling but tasty. Takes a few to make a meal. Important to pick out the buckshot.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-24-2022, 11:53 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,860
Posted By nkaminar
Re: Old style distributor

The fact that there is "nothing connected to that screw" and that he is getting a shorted condensor reading makes me wonder if that is the reason that the condensor was mounted on the firewall. ...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-24-2022, 11:12 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 395
Posted By nkaminar
Re: model b intake diagnosis

Check the valves as Dave suggested. Have the intake and exhaust manifolds surfaced while bolted together. Clean up the block and check for flatness as rotorwrench suggested. Minor imperfections...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-23-2022, 04:05 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,860
Posted By nkaminar
Re: Old style distributor

see https://www.mafca.com/downloads/Seminars/2018%20Reno%20Electrical%20System%20Alex%20Janke.pdf

And https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4QjYSU5EUDs

And...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-23-2022, 07:58 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 812
Posted By nkaminar
Re: brazzing

The problem with any heat related repair is the shrinkage as the metal cools. I have not brazed any cast iron but have used nickle welding rod to make repairs. The tricks I used were to heat the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-22-2022, 03:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 599
Posted By nkaminar
Re: I want to know about the wire-on binding

I used something like that on my Model T but have never seen it used on a Model A. But I have not seen everything. I also used something like that on my boat.
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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-22-2022, 02:58 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,860
Posted By nkaminar
Re: Old style distributor

See post #11. Also see https://www.mafca.com/downloads/Seminars/2018%20Reno%20Electrical%20System%20Alex%20Janke.pdf.

Test the condensor out of the distributor. If still bad, get another...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-22-2022, 07:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 564
Posted By nkaminar
Re: Electrical issues?

As Larry said, use a multimeter to check voltages. Just trace the voltage from the post on the starter switch to where you find the fault. You can insert a needle into the wire to check voltage...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-21-2022, 08:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 268
Posted By nkaminar
Re: Iron Stains on block ???

I would try a little Bar Keeper's Friend, available in hardware and grocery stores. Make a paste and rub it on the stain. Let it sit for a few minutes then rinse it off with water. I have used...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-20-2022, 08:28 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 928
Posted By nkaminar
Re: manifolds

Stock updraft carburetor or downdraft? If updraft then the only way I know of is if the car did not start after choking it. Otherwise the intake manifold and exhaust manifold get hot enough to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-20-2022, 08:17 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,239
Posted By nkaminar
Re: Parked in the garage

If I am not going to run my car for more than a week I will run the carburetor out of gasoline. I don't use any stabilizer but don't let the car sit for more than a couple of months. If I am...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-20-2022, 06:04 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,488
Posted By nkaminar
Re: Advice needed for buying my roadster

Model A's are easy to restore because of the availability of parts but it still costs a lot of money and labor. If you count your labor you may never get the money back out when you sell the car. ...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-20-2022, 11:17 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 699
Posted By nkaminar
Re: multi or not?

For future reference, if deciding to change from the multi disk clutch to a single disk clutch, consider a lightened flywheel and the V8 pressure plate.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-20-2022, 07:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 496
Posted By nkaminar
Re: Buying my first A

Bringing along a knowledgeable Model A person is a good idea. You can also get some clues by looking at the environment where the car is kept. Are there tools and extra parts on the walls? Or is...
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