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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-16-2019, 09:39 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,418
Posted By DHZIEMAN
Re: What’s this Box???

Need to start tracing wires and getting a voltmeter on them with lights on and off and horn blowing and such! It appears a relay switch was put in place due to some other problem of just someone with...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-16-2019, 09:29 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 427
Posted By DHZIEMAN
Re: Radiator overflow

Climbing a hill drives heavier load on the combustion chambers on all four cylinders. With this situation as you describe, I am leaning to a leaky head gasket, and possibly a cast crack someplace....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-09-2019, 07:27 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 975
Posted By DHZIEMAN
Re: Radiator fill question

I cut a little wood stick that I could slide in along side the baffle. But, the car cooling system will seek it's own level on its own given everything is working right. (no headgasket leaks, no...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-22-2019, 10:02 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 645
Posted By DHZIEMAN
Re: Battery Acid Recharge

Old timers would talk about the acid going into the plates when the specific gravity was down. Charging a healthy battery would bring the acid and water back together to raise the SG to 1275! When a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-17-2019, 10:53 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,409
Posted By DHZIEMAN
Re: Overheating cured by adding thermostat

First off, I don't think water pumps on model A's are pumping too fast.
Next, it appears regulating, (slowing the flow of coolant) has solved or masked another issue. (my point is the car worked...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-14-2019, 05:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 696
Posted By DHZIEMAN
Re: A little wood rot around screw holes

I use pieces of split oak firewood from my woodpile. There are always slivers of oak loose on the logs to be pulled off in various sizes or trimmed with a pocket knife for gluing into oversize holes...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-10-2019, 12:05 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 899
Posted By DHZIEMAN
Re: Sick ahooga horn

Voltage and current resistance can be a culprit! If the horn switch is not making good contact, if the wiring is sub par for the current, if the commutator is dirty, these kinds of electrical things...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-30-2019, 08:30 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,188
Posted By DHZIEMAN
Re: Shut Off Valve Leaking

Lotta discussion about your question. I understand the part about the valve not closing all the way. Had the same problem show up as a carb leak on the garage floor. And in my view, you have...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-23-2019, 10:52 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,250
Posted By DHZIEMAN
Re: Steering Damper

These "steering dampers" are normally installed due to shimmy or other steering issues. Yet the solution to fix a problem, to me, is not to add a part to hide the real problem. Since your vehicle...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-13-2019, 09:29 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 763
Posted By DHZIEMAN
Re: Black goop coming from head gasket

The black gooey stuff is a creosote kind of mix from engine gas explosions leaking out the gasket. Head gaskets replaced normally require being re-torqued after a run or so! At this point, re-torque...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-10-2019, 09:30 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,227
Posted By DHZIEMAN
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-08-2019, 09:03 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 710
Posted By DHZIEMAN
Re: Electrical

Those darn headlight connectors are the main reason I added a line fuse, and also wired around the connectors, (left them in place for looks) and no more problems!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-07-2019, 10:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 610
Posted By DHZIEMAN
Re: 1930 Model A. Runs great for about 15 minutes

Fuel flow problem from tank! as a check, remove gas line as rocket1 suggest and using air pressure, blow back in line to tank, just to see if rust gets moved away from tank outlet, and see how long...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-28-2019, 11:10 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,789
Posted By DHZIEMAN
Re: Proper way to re-torque?

Never knew the torque increases but, all nuts get 35 then 45 and then fully tighten. And this method certainly cannot hurt anything and keeps the head and block mating equally to the gasket. And, get...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-28-2019, 09:07 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,789
Posted By DHZIEMAN
Re: Proper way to re-torque?

From observing my dad, a mechanic from the era of all cast iron engines, he would start with a cold engine, loosen and then retighten in ft/lb steps to get to the proper ft/lbs. That meant he would...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-27-2019, 02:23 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,502
Posted By DHZIEMAN
Re: STP and Transmission: any negative experience ?

On the STP web page under FAQ is the following:
Can I use STP® Oil Treatment in my manual transmission?

STP® Oil Treatment has been used successfully in manual transmissions, gearboxes and...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-26-2019, 02:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 655
Posted By DHZIEMAN
Re: Trip meter question - oval speedometer

Mine jumps a bit too! Have had it apart and the problem on mine is the trip device is hitting a bad notch on the "ones" "tens" gears. It happens!It is 88 years old and lot of people have messed with...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-24-2019, 01:26 PM
Replies: 14
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Views: 789
Posted By DHZIEMAN
Re: Fmd

The old style plastic cans still can be found at garage sales and so on! They are getting harder to find, but every once in a while one pops up! Some folks price them out of reality! Not for me!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-24-2019, 12:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,004
Posted By DHZIEMAN
Re: License plates

Yup! my error!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-24-2019, 11:29 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,137
Posted By DHZIEMAN
Re: Cast-iron brake drum fit

I find as I get older, I should write a checklist of items to be done to install brake shoes properly, and in particular on my Model A Ford! I stated on this post chain, I was having the same problem...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-24-2019, 09:17 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 422
Posted By DHZIEMAN
Re: Novel Solution for inoperative Tail Light ?

Nothing hurt! A great recommendation for WD40! I use it all the time on electrical trailer hitch plugs to get good contact! Also spray it on sockets any time bulb replacements are accomplished. Good...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-24-2019, 09:12 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,013
Posted By DHZIEMAN
Re: Spark-Lever Posistion

EXACTLY!

When purchased, my car required full advance all the time. That should have tipped me off to a timing issue yet so much other stuff to do on the car. Eventually got to the proper method...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-24-2019, 08:16 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 600
Posted By DHZIEMAN
Re: Sealed beam headlight help

The 6 volt halogens (all you can get any more) have a heavy draw on current. So, if there is any extensive night driving, then for an original 3 brush Ford Generator, it has to be cranked up to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-24-2019, 08:09 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,137
Posted By DHZIEMAN
Re: Cast-iron brake drum fit

Took my drums to a local Machinist! He used is electronic caliper and came up with the same you did, 10.97! One suggestion he made, since I had the hubs swaged into new drums, was to take them to the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-23-2019, 08:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,004
Posted By DHZIEMAN
Re: License plates

Did some research............ take a look http://web01.dps.louisiana.gov/omv1.nsf/58c968bd569b099986256cdc000806eb/963c5d45c2667484862564af00634ef0?OpenDocument
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