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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-19-2019, 12:12 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 458
Posted By PC/SR
Re: Rear Hub Grease Seal Removal Tool

The dropping technique works. I slam it down on a towel laid on the the concrete shop floor. Few slams does it. The towel cushions the edges enough to avoid damage to the drum.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-22-2019, 11:50 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,079
Posted By PC/SR
Re: 29 Model A Project-Speedster?

I think I would put a fancy wooden box on the back, some bucket seats from a wrecking yard, replace the ugly step plate and drive it. IMHO it would look good and not cost much. Then decide what you...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-16-2019, 12:16 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,382
Posted By PC/SR
Re: counterbalanced crankshaft

I have a Burlington in a fairly hot hillclimb engine, stock oil except pressure center main, 3 years no problems. The supplier recommends against drilling the Burlington.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-15-2019, 09:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 875
Posted By PC/SR
Re: Advise for installing camshaft timing gear

Very little force is required to fit the gear to the camshaft. It might even just slip onto the dowels. Otherwise, gentle tapping.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-14-2019, 09:16 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 241
Posted By PC/SR
Speedo Drive Housing Plug

The little plug in the speedometer drive housing has vanished, and I have grease leaking from the U Joint. Anyone know how to replace that, or do I have to buy a new housing. Thanks
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-10-2019, 12:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 891
Posted By PC/SR
Re: Main bearing oil leak

Is the "rear seal" the stock slinger type, or an aftermarket rubber seal? Reason I ask is that stock seal should not be difficult to install.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-04-2019, 11:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 645
Posted By PC/SR
Re: Rear brakes rubbing - axle shim?

Smear a thin coat of some Prussian Blue on the parts (drums?) that are scored and slide them in place and rotate them and see if the Blue is smeared. After you work on the brakes it sometimes occurs...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-01-2019, 12:39 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,715
Posted By PC/SR
Re: Redoing Brakes

The emergency brake band has about a half inch of space between a metal stop on the band and where it contacts the carrier. This has to be taken up before the brake will hold. You can get the idea by...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-17-2018, 09:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 703
Posted By PC/SR
Re: Flywheel housing-horseshoe engine shims

I assume the throttle linkage is not tightened down. You should be able to get a screwdrive in and pry it out a touch and drop the shims over the linkage bolts.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-09-2018, 12:06 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 771
Posted By PC/SR
Re: Rear spring lubrication

Powered graphite from the little tubes used for key locks.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-21-2018, 12:17 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,284
Posted By PC/SR
Re: Cold weather driving with or without thermostat?

I initially put a thermostat at the top of the radiator hose and as you fear, it was slow to or did not open. Moved it to the bottom of the hose, hold it in place with a hose clamp and it works fine....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-16-2018, 06:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 581
Posted By PC/SR
Re: Push button Starter

I substituted in a "modern" ignition switch, one that has the ignition circuit and the spring return Starter postion, in the place of the Key Switch on the yellow wire in the above diagram. Just put...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-15-2018, 02:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 607
Posted By PC/SR
Re: sump removal

I too have had the motor move forward. I blame the float a motor mounts because they are not as rigid as the stock mounts. I used a thin wall socket to get in there.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-17-2018, 03:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 668
Posted By PC/SR
Re: Whistle sound from new timing gear

Dave is right that oil will come out of the timing pin hole if left open. Plenty of it. I proved this scientifically on a 30 mile drive.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-16-2018, 02:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 668
Posted By PC/SR
Re: Whistle sound from new timing gear

I drill a 1/16" hole in the top of the plunger housing. Did you check the camshaft to crank gear clearance. Should be around .003-4
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-12-2018, 09:55 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,090
Posted By PC/SR
Re: Clutch Chatter & Flywheel run-out

I have the same thoughts as Bill W and a couple of others to try another clutch disc. I had a flywheel from a prominent machinist that was .022 off, that a local machinist was able to get milled down...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-03-2018, 12:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 675
Posted By PC/SR
Re: Downdraft preference or Opinions?

I like the Holleys but they are more difficult to set up and tune. As Jim notes the main problem is the power valve. But they are nice once tuned in.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-03-2018, 12:29 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 900
Posted By PC/SR
Re: Engine Ticking sound

I once had an engine with a tick and no matter what I did it would not go away until I got a new block and built a new engine. Check valve clearance. The real question is performance affected. l...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-02-2018, 10:29 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,548
Posted By PC/SR
Re: Head Gasket for the 6:1 Iron head

I use the copper spray on the Best graphite gasket with a 7:1 head. Tighten to 60bls. It does seal well. I get the head off by loosening the head nuts a few turns and turn it over with the ignition...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-29-2018, 10:47 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,354
Posted By PC/SR
Re: checking timing

Grind a little off the sides of the timing pin to make the point a bit sharper. Easier to drop into the marker hole. Similiar to using a philips screw driver as above.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-04-2018, 01:20 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 814
Posted By PC/SR
Re: Dropping the oil Pan

This is getting more complicated than it needs to be. After blocking the rear wheels, First, First, jack up the front wheels, turn the wheels full right, or left, so the tie rod is out of the way for...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-02-2018, 01:33 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 759
Posted By PC/SR
Re: Timing with 6.0 Head

As you drive with the head you will start to learn how to use the spark advance. Not to much advance for cruising(say 25* for starters.). Full retard going down hills. A little less advance from...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-05-2018, 10:31 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,856
Posted By PC/SR
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-22-2018, 11:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 817
Posted By PC/SR
Re: Bill Stipe Model "B" Cam - not fitting

It could just be an error. I bought a Stipe front pulley that did not fit, it had not been honed to size. Stipe was a stand up guy, said to return it, or have it honed locally and he would reimburse...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-08-2018, 11:12 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,892
Posted By PC/SR
Re: Rear main seal options - which one?

A properly restored rear main will not leak more than the proverbial few drops. No need for an after market seal.
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