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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 08:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 78
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) Today, 08:24 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 236
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) Today, 05:22 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 408
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) Yesterday, 02:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 236
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) Yesterday, 08:05 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,501
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: 849
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: 470
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: 43
Views: 1,538
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: 2,501
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: 43
Views: 1,538
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: 1,246
Posted By Patrick L.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-10-2019, 06:20 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,501
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: 43
Views: 1,538
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: 453
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: 391
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: 212
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: 1,246
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.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-10-2019, 10:59 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 849
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Positive Ground

Kinda as said, nothing really changes. Everything will eventually ground thru the frame to the positive battery cable and the positive battery terminal.

Checking for power is the same whether...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-09-2019, 05:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 347
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Generator Charging

'on 12 volts would have some fainting , left and right'


LOL, thats right. Experience is a good teacher.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-09-2019, 01:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 464
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: model a amp meter

There is a problem ? Someone may buy it. What was it that W C Fields said ?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-08-2019, 02:42 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 684
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Reliability

Reliability ? Just make the car as safe as can be, steering, brakes, etc.

As said, the 2 newer blade fan change and an electronic voltage regulator are good changes. But, thats it. These cars...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-08-2019, 08:12 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 996
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Working in the garage

Some of you boys seem to have shops that are entirely too neat and clean. That just ain't right. [grin]
I too use a blower or air nozzle. I'm an old barefoot boy too, but, not in the shop.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-06-2019, 05:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 559
Posted By Patrick L.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-06-2019, 10:34 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 704
Posted By Patrick L.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-05-2019, 09:06 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 847
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: New Two Blade Fan

Seems to be a common problem that I was not aware of until I recently replaced a broken 4 blade fan.
The 'new' 2 blade spun just fine until it warmed up. Had to to remove it along with the water...
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