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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-12-2019, 05:04 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 981
Posted By Chuck Sea/Tac
Re: 8 volt battery in 6 volt car

I would have to say, stick with 6 V, clean all your connections, make sure your battery cables are good, and it’ll crank over like crazy. In my opinion eight volts is just a Band-Aid fix to cover up...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-05-2019, 02:11 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,019
Posted By Chuck Sea/Tac
Re: MMO non believers

I’ve told the story before. When my engine was new I had a tick in it. The builder told me to put Marvel mystery oil in the gas. I did, and the tick went away. The next tank I didn’t put it in and...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-05-2019, 01:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 418
Posted By Chuck Sea/Tac
Re: GAV closed, car dies

Unless your high altitude, 1/4 is normal.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-02-2019, 11:44 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 536
Posted By Chuck Sea/Tac
Re: engine misses

Try running it in the dark, and watch for voltage leaking. Although, usually, if it’s intermittent spark, you’ll get backfiring. I assume your plugs are clean.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-29-2019, 03:43 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 928
Posted By Chuck Sea/Tac
Re: 28 Tudor Sedan

Mine is strapped down
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-29-2019, 01:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 429
Posted By Chuck Sea/Tac
Re: Rear Spring Perch - Welds

Yes, but a butchered job.you possibly could grind it down and redo?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-29-2019, 12:19 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 712
Posted By Chuck Sea/Tac
Re: Car won't start

Just went through this. Replaced cables and added a second round to the tranny.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-27-2019, 02:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 438
Posted By Chuck Sea/Tac
Re: Tranny/diff service

I don’t know why there’s even a quantity mentioned. Just fill them both to the fill hole!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-26-2019, 09:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 615
Posted By Chuck Sea/Tac
Talking Re: Distributor revision, 2 questions

:DIn hindsight, you could have drill a hole thru the center of the cam screw.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-26-2019, 07:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 690
Posted By Chuck Sea/Tac
Re: Front end problems

The way to check king pin bushings, is to put your hand on the backing plate and the brake drum at the top then move the wheel in and out. If just just the brake drum moves, than your wheel bearings...
Forum: Model T (1909-1927) 10-26-2019, 06:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 367
Posted By Chuck Sea/Tac
Re: The first women to circumnavigate the world in a car

Strange story: wonder where the finances came from?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-26-2019, 12:30 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 793
Posted By Chuck Sea/Tac
Re: Number 8 Exhaust Valve sticking

Refrigeration numbers on thermostats get larger as it’s turned colder. So would you say turn it up , or turn it down if you wanted colder temps?
Would you say number 4 exhaust valve or valve number...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-20-2019, 01:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 722
Posted By Chuck Sea/Tac
Re: Tough guy !

I know they’re lite, but that’s gotta do some damage!:eek:
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-19-2019, 12:35 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,013
Posted By Chuck Sea/Tac
Re: Fan cracked!!

Here’s another one from one of our club members just last year.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-13-2019, 07:07 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 840
Posted By Chuck Sea/Tac
Re: Spindle Arm Nut

So you are saying you need to tighten the nut another fraction of a turn to be able to put the cotter pin in? Is that correct?If so how much torque are you putting on that
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-13-2019, 06:49 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,021
Posted By Chuck Sea/Tac
Talking Re: Positive Ground

:DIf you painted your fiberglass fenders with a metallic paint, then you wouldn’t need a ground wire!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-12-2019, 08:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,206
Posted By Chuck Sea/Tac
Re: No nut manifold clamp

I really don’t see, or have, a problem with the original design. I can see how it’s a bugger on the RHD though.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-09-2019, 05:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 573
Posted By Chuck Sea/Tac
Re: Castor angle

Just by a angled scaled magnetic protractor from your local lumberyard and stick it to the axle and read the °’s
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-08-2019, 06:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 813
Posted By Chuck Sea/Tac
Re: I Drive A PicUp

Now that is an interesting picture. Do you think at 80 mph, it would lift the front wheels off the ground?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-08-2019, 06:30 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 852
Posted By Chuck Sea/Tac
Re: Reliability

If you want reliability, then go through everything and do it right. No shortcuts, Jerry rigging, worn out parts, ect. Then you’ll have reliability. It ain’t cheap.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-02-2019, 09:19 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,634
Posted By Chuck Sea/Tac
Re: Model A prices...going which way?

In the Seattle Tacoma area I’m seeing older owners cars coming on the market, so to me it’s seems there’s more cars than buyers.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-26-2019, 02:43 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,941
Posted By Chuck Sea/Tac
Re: Jerky Runner

Your real problem is either wrong or faulty plugs, or most likely, your running to rich and idling to much.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-24-2019, 10:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 581
Posted By Chuck Sea/Tac
Re: Front end shimmy

I would suspect the repaired wishbone is out of spec, and changing the castor.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-20-2019, 11:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 333
Posted By Chuck Sea/Tac
Re: 6 V Bull/Fog Horn Info Needed

I’m pretty sure they’re just an after market horn. Mine is red. I have it mounted on the left side of the engine on a bracket. I put a pulley that fastens onto my steering column down low, and the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-17-2019, 08:39 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 966
Posted By Chuck Sea/Tac
Re: Sticking Starter Switch

Was the rod stuck down? Then it’s binding. If the rod was loose, then the copper strip it pushes down to contact the round copper button below was “welded” together. Take it apart and file the...
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