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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 06:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 278
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Engine Longevity

Thats a $64,000 question.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 02:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 148
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: 31 A brake light issue. Help please

Its a normally closed switch so like Bob said, its working correctly. Once you install it you'll see how it works.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-18-2019, 06:03 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,694
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Knocking

Since we haven't heard from Tyler in almost 7 years, I'm thinking he figured this out or sold the monster.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-18-2019, 05:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 402
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Battery Acid Recharge

Some of us used to do what Pete said when we were young and broke. The batteries would last for a while longer.

But, do not add acid to the water/electrolite in the battery.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-16-2019, 03:58 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,652
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Scary ... What the hell happened ?

Yep, the 'death wobble' can come from any looseness or improper adjustment from the steering wheel all the way down thru to the wheel bearings.

Once thats checked and fixed set the toe-in to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-15-2019, 01:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 169
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Model a Pressure Plate Finger Adjustment

The fingers can be adjusted thru the inspection hole, but, with the fingers being that far off I would recommend taking the time to remove the flywheel and set everything on the bench. I prefer to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-14-2019, 07:44 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 579
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Generator output

I agree that you probably have a bad ground or other poor connection and the generator is 'running away'.

But, the generator output can be controlled through adjustment of the third moveable brush...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-14-2019, 01:05 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,139
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Model A Improvements

1. turn signals
2. LED tail lites
3. fuse
4. cut-off switch
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-14-2019, 08:08 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 465
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Flush oil/anti-freeze mix from crankcase?

You might try dumping a couple qts of oil thru the distributor hole if you don't want to remove the pan.

That said, if the pan has not been removed in a couple decades then that may be a good...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-13-2019, 02:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 240
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Trans trouble question ?

What happened when it quit ? How did it act or what noise did it make ? Anything leading up to it ?

Just like Joe said, the transmitter top needs to come off and have a look around.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-13-2019, 10:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 364
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Sometimes forget to release Parking Brake

LOL ! I can relate ! I can't remember why all my fingers are wrapped up in those strings.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-13-2019, 08:16 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 364
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Sometimes forget to release Parking Brake

Sounds like a 'pre-flight/post-flight' check list is in order.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-11-2019, 04:28 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,348
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Flamethrower 6v coil too much power ?

I actually think that what his problem is, cracked or carbon tracked cap.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-11-2019, 03:36 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 985
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Rearching brake shoes.

That was common with Macs when they were in Lockport. I didn't think much of that idea either once the shoes were attached.

One way to set the shoes is to put a piece of sand paper inside the drum...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-11-2019, 12:48 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,348
Posted By Patrick L.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-11-2019, 05:37 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,348
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Flamethrower 6v coil too much power ?

I do read the posts, and Your point is ?

I mentioned in post #2 that the problem was not the coil. Then I Later agreed about the voltage and added another reason [epoxy and position].
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-10-2019, 06:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 460
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Model B Coil Wiring

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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-10-2019, 06:08 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,951
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Locating dimple on timing gear

Ooopps, senior moment. :eek:
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-10-2019, 10:00 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,951
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Locating dimple on timing gear

Set point opening [ .018-.022"/ preferred .020"]
Locate TDC with timing pin as you did, good.
Then use continuity meter or test light to set point opening by loosening and turning rotor. Make sure...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-09-2019, 11:52 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,348
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Flamethrower 6v coil too much power ?

It is right that these monsters do not need 45K volts to jump that gap, but, I don't think folks buy a coil like that for the voltage. I think they buy the epoxy filled coil so it can be pointed in...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-08-2019, 11:30 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 859
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Dip stick use question

Yep, and I think over all the years of use there are quite a few 'loose' main bearings.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-07-2019, 10:45 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,348
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Flamethrower 6v coil too much power ?

Well, that shouldn't happen, but, its not the coils fault.
I think its probably the cap or a bad plug.
I believe the later plug wires/strips are longer which could help.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-30-2019, 08:03 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 771
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Tillotson versus Zenith carburetor

All 3 are good carburetors when set up correctly. Why not just clean and set up your Zenith ? As far as your question though, the Tillotson likes more fuel/GAV
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-29-2019, 11:01 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,951
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Locating dimple on timing gear

Yep, practice makes perfect.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-28-2019, 08:30 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,951
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Locating dimple on timing gear

I don't understand why this seems to be a common problem and probably never will.
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