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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-09-2021, 03:36 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 836
Posted By doug.nichols
Re: How to store a carburetor

Thanks Rotor. Sounds like a good plan.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-09-2021, 01:17 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 836
Posted By doug.nichols
How to store a carburetor

I have ordered a replacement block and will be pulling my existing engine in preparation for delivery of the new unit. What is the best way to store the carburetor for a couple of months so it...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-12-2021, 01:49 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,129
Posted By doug.nichols
Re: Knock/Bearing Bits

At the risk of opening a can of worms..

If I was to consider a short or long block from one of the engine shops that get good reviews on this web site, what are the opinions out there about...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-10-2021, 06:21 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,129
Posted By doug.nichols
Re: Knock/Bearing Bits

J Franklin:

If I could find someone qualified and "local", I would go that route...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-10-2021, 10:28 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,129
Posted By doug.nichols
Re: Knock/Bearing Bits

Bob:

I had that way in the back of my mind but not sure if I am smart enough to put together all the parts and pieces...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-08-2021, 05:09 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,129
Posted By doug.nichols
Re: Knock/Bearing Bits

Thanks to all.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-07-2021, 07:19 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,129
Posted By doug.nichols
Question Knock/Bearing Bits

Hello folks,

Trudy developed an engine noise that met Les Andrew's characteristics of a rod knock. I dropped the pan to adjust bearing clearances (my first time). The good news was that there...
Forum: Model-A 07-16-2021, 05:56 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 237
Posted By doug.nichols
Model A Oil Pump Retainer Tool

Looking for the tool that is used to retain the oil pump when removing the oil pan.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-16-2021, 03:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 573
Posted By doug.nichols
Smile Battery Terminal Multiplier

I am looking for some kind of gadget that would allow me to attach multiple wires to the negative pole of my 12v battery without just stacking them on the bolt that holds the ground wire to the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-25-2021, 10:50 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 358
Posted By doug.nichols
Smile Orcas Island A'ers

As a new resident of Orcas Island, WA I am wondering if anybody knows of other A'ers on the Island.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-05-2021, 07:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 789
Posted By doug.nichols
Re: Brakes Discoveries

Bob C. Should the brake rod be hitting the cross member?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-03-2021, 09:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 789
Posted By doug.nichols
Re: Brakes Discoveries

Thanks Bob C. In looking at past postings, I see a trend related to sagging frames and cross shaft interference. The rod from brake pedal to cross shaft must be from a newer car, mine is a 29.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-03-2021, 08:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 789
Posted By doug.nichols
Smile Brakes Discoveries

As I begin to investigate my brake linkages etc. I have found two interesting things as shown in the attached pictures...

1. The mountings for the cross shaft to the frame have two 1/4" steel...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-14-2021, 08:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 593
Posted By doug.nichols
Re: Front Backing Plate Removal

Disregard my last posting about rear backing plate removal. I found a gold mine of information via the search function. BTW I chose the removal of radius rod route.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-14-2021, 05:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 593
Posted By doug.nichols
Re: Front Backing Plate Removal

I got the front backing plates off thanks to your help. Now the rear backing plates are eating me alive. Less Andrews purple book page 1-40 indicates that one only needs to remove the axle nut,...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-14-2021, 09:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 593
Posted By doug.nichols
Thumbs up Re: Front Backing Plate Removal

Much thanks to all.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-13-2021, 09:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 593
Posted By doug.nichols
Smile Front Backing Plate Removal

Hello A' ers:

I am in the process of removing my existing steel brake drums and related backing plates etc. to exchange them for Randy Gross cast iron drums. In attempting to remove the front...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-06-2021, 12:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 522
Posted By doug.nichols
Re: Horn Redo

Steve Smith
P.O. Box 505
Morristown, IN 46161
taillight@myninestar.net
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-05-2021, 08:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 522
Posted By doug.nichols
Thumbs up Horn Redo

Just wanted to give a quick shout out to Steve Smith for a speedy, high quality, and cost effective redo of my a model a horn. Steve rewound it to 12v and did a thorough cleaning.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-25-2021, 03:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 683
Posted By doug.nichols
Re: Randy Gross

Quite the network. Randy just called. Thanks Randy!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-25-2021, 02:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 683
Posted By doug.nichols
Re: Randy Gross

Ah. I didn't know that. Thanks.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-25-2021, 02:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 683
Posted By doug.nichols
Randy Gross

Trying to connect with Randy Gross's company with no luck. Does anybody have current contact information?

Thanks
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-10-2020, 08:02 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,915
Posted By doug.nichols
Re: Starter Mechanism

Thanks Big Hammer. I am running a Zipper dis so there is no spark advance linkage from the steering column. However, another member suggested that I might want to retard the initial Zipper timing,...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-30-2020, 11:26 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,416
Posted By doug.nichols
Re: Black spark plug ooze

Not a high compression head.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-29-2020, 11:05 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,416
Posted By doug.nichols
Re: Black spark plug ooze

Chuck:

I was considering pulling the pan to see if there is any foreign matter such as babbitt pieces in the oil, and I am curious to see if there is significant sludge buildup that might be...
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