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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-24-2020, 12:33 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 414
Posted By Jim/GA
Re: Won't start

Original style pop-out switches look cool but are a reliability nightmare.

When they are pushed in (off) they are designed to ground the points. So it is possible for them to fail and keep the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-18-2020, 01:55 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 519
Posted By Jim/GA
Re: 180 Degree Thermostat "Hunting"

This may or may not be a solution for your hunting problem, but I would recommend that you switch to a 160 degree thermostat. It will help the engine warm up. The 180 may be too warm.

I have seen...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-17-2020, 06:23 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 519
Posted By Jim/GA
Re: 180 Degree Thermostat "Hunting"

No. It is a sealed unit. You will need to buy a new temperature gauge.

Sorry.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-15-2020, 09:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 487
Posted By Jim/GA
Re: Are there PDF books by Les Andrews

And Brodex watches! :D

I would never have anything manufactured in a country where the government-sponsored business model is to steal the designs from your business customers or partners, and...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-14-2020, 11:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 487
Posted By Jim/GA
Re: Are there PDF books by Les Andrews

If Les created and sold PDF file versions of his books, people would pass those files around for free to each other and his book sales would drop to near zero in no time.

Les has invested years of...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-13-2020, 08:49 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 351
Posted By Jim/GA
On this day in history 1929

Popeye the Sailor first seen:

https://www.chron.com/news/houston-texas/texas/article/Popeye-the-Sailor-Man-s-somewhat-forgotten-Texas-10862404.php

:cool:
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-17-2020, 06:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 419
Posted By Jim/GA
Re: Factory Paint Colors

The "Paint & Finish Guide" has actual paint color chips that will help you see what each color looks like. It's hard to go by just the names.

All of the Model A Parts vendors have this book.

Or...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-05-2020, 07:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 643
Posted By Jim/GA
Re: charge battery via alternator lug

Yes, you can do that, if it is a low amp charger (up to 10 amps). You are correct, it is a very easy place to connect to. You can also connect to either of the little wing nuts on the front of the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-01-2020, 11:44 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 797
Posted By Jim/GA
Re: Ways to Start With Obstructed Hand Crank

I've seldom had a starting problem in the many years of driving a Model A. Twice, I think, in 30 years. Starter bendix jammed once, starter brushes wore out the other time.

In both cases I did a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-01-2020, 11:37 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,439
Posted By Jim/GA
Re: Early 30 Pickup questions

The bulletin on page 328 is from March, 1929, when they were warning dealers not to mix the mid-1928 and later wheels (from cars that had a separate parking brake band in the rear wheels) with an...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-30-2019, 12:19 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 931
Posted By Jim/GA
Re: Oil change process

Don't worry about it. Just change the oil and drive. Have fun!

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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-18-2019, 10:37 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,439
Posted By Jim/GA
Re: Early 30 Pickup questions

Instead of painting things, the truck may look better with the patina of an unrestored vehicle. It can be mechanically very sound and reliable, but still look like an old barn find. Something to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-18-2019, 10:33 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,439
Posted By Jim/GA
Re: Early 30 Pickup questions

Neil is correct. Please listen to Neil. Trucks were treated differently in the changeover from the 28-29 model details to the 30-31 details, by about 6 months.

Priority was given to cars.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-05-2019, 04:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 846
Posted By Jim/GA
Re: Nice AAA

Labeled in Bulgarian, no less (flammable).

It does not indicate what it would be hauling, or capacity. If diesel fuel, which is heavier than gasoline (petrol), it's about 830 kg (1830 lbs.) per...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-03-2019, 08:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 835
Posted By Jim/GA
Re: High-pitch whistle when accelerating

Chris-
I have heard leaking exhaust manifold gaskets whistle, but instead of coming and going with throttle position, they usually get worse with RPM increase.

I have heard intake manifold to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-20-2019, 06:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 503
Posted By Jim/GA
Re: 1928 will not stay running

A Model A will run all day on a good battery without a working generator. That's a red herring. But a bad battery will die quickly. Have the battery checked.

If it seems like someone switched the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-17-2019, 10:47 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,247
Posted By Jim/GA
Re: Timing

Original style points require you to remove the distributor cam so that you can pop out the upper plate, to get to the wire connection and screws/nuts underneath the plate.

Modern style points do...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-16-2019, 10:43 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,247
Posted By Jim/GA
Re: Timing

It works well, especially for a quick timing check or timing set by the side of the road.

You don't really need any "base" to use it.

Turn the engine over until the timing pin drops in the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-16-2019, 10:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 827
Posted By Jim/GA
Re: USB charger socket for 6 V system

Just try a different little plug-in USB plug to put the charge cable into. I have found some that are more picky about their input voltage than others. From my limited trials, until I found one...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-09-2019, 07:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 525
Posted By Jim/GA
Re: Mafca canyon land tour

If you are interested in reading it, Doug Linden is writing a travel log of the journey:

https://canyonlandandback.blogspot.com/
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-05-2019, 10:27 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,812
Posted By Jim/GA
Re: ROTELLA 15W 40 Oil

Shell labelled the Rotella T oils as suitable for both diesel and gasoline engines for many years, using the API star system. The EPA made them stop marketing the oil to gasoline engines because the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-04-2019, 08:40 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 519
Posted By Jim/GA
Re: Ammeter Reading

Does the new generator have a voltage regulator built into it? If so, everything below is incorrect. The following only applies to a stock Model A generator which is designed to put out a constant...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-03-2019, 10:36 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 567
Posted By Jim/GA
Re: early/late steering gear swap

The 2-tooth style column was introduced in mid-1929 to work with the '28/29-style steering column. If you can find one of them, it has the better design gearbox on it and the rest of it looks like...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-30-2019, 08:08 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 587
Posted By Jim/GA
Re: WTB: Driver's seat for '31 Vicky

Thanks, Chris.

So it looks like we need a pair of front seats, the style with the rod across the front. Anyone have some?

Email me, please.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-29-2019, 10:02 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 587
Posted By Jim/GA
Re: WTB: Driver's seat for '31 Vicky

I'm helping a guy in California that plans to reupholster his early-'31 Vicky. He was told by another Model A guy that he had the wrong driver's seat. Hence the search for the wider seat.

Now it...
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