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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 05:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 144
Posted By Dirtrack49
Re: Spindle Arm Nut

So, is it safe to put shims where the nut goes on to align a cotter pin? When I found the play, I was able to snug up the castle nut and eliminate the play. Only problem, I could no longer line up...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 12:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 144
Posted By Dirtrack49
Re: Spindle Arm Nut

I probably should have said steering arm to spindle nut. Tie rod connects to the steering arm which goes through the spindle next to the king pin with the nut facing forward.
Hope my terms are...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 10:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 144
Posted By Dirtrack49
Spindle Arm Nut

Had my 30 Town Sedan jacked up in the front to check things out after driving the first 400 miles on a new to me restored car. Noticed that the nut that holds the right side steering arm to the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-02-2019, 03:32 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,105
Posted By Dirtrack49
Re: What's the most absurb advice you've received in the old car hobby?

Need to dump a 350 V8 in that A. Need to dump a 350 V8 in that T. Need to dump a 350 V8 in that F1. And so it goes. Why I don't even have a V8 in my F150 Eco-boost.
I find that any stock car that I...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-02-2019, 10:16 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 836
Posted By Dirtrack49
Re: Sticking Starter Switch

Update on starter switch and no run issue.
I took apart the starter switch and found that it had some weld marks on the copper arm and the button on the starter motor. Filed the pitted area clean....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-20-2019, 04:45 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 836
Posted By Dirtrack49
Re: Sticking Starter Switch

Took the starter switch apart and found that the contacts have been welding together.
Do I clean up the weld marks and the rod plunger and housing, put it back together and hope for the best?
The...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-19-2019, 01:27 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 836
Posted By Dirtrack49
Re: Sticking Starter Switch

Okay, thanks. I will take the switch apart and see what I have. If not repairable where is the best place to get one?
I also found this past thread which really looks like it explains the problem....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-19-2019, 12:40 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 836
Posted By Dirtrack49
Re: Sticking Starter Switch

Thanks for all the good input.

I will check the vent hole in the gas cap. I had just refueled the car before this started happening. The first 330 miles of break in I had no problems with the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-18-2019, 10:19 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 836
Posted By Dirtrack49
Re: Sticking Starter Switch

Tinkirk, kgbnut, I will check out the points and thanks for the heads up. I am also running 12v to most likely a 6v starter. It spins so fast it makes me a little crazy. Wish it were still a 6 volt...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-18-2019, 08:10 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 836
Posted By Dirtrack49
Re: Sticking Starter Switch

Ken, I really don't know if the starter switch is a repro, most likely it is.

The car going dead all of a sudden started yesterday. It has run fine for the first 330 miles of break in, after I...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-18-2019, 07:23 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 836
Posted By Dirtrack49
Re: Sticking Starter Switch

Okay, went out and tried to get the thing to run again. After several attempts it fired up when I was checking to see if I had spark. Shut it down and restarted. Car ran fine for maybe 5 minutes and...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-17-2019, 08:32 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 836
Posted By Dirtrack49
Sticking Starter Switch

So today I took the new to me "restored" 30 Town Sedan for a drive. Trying to get some break in miles on the engine. Now up to 320 plus.
After 4 miles, the engine decided it was no longer going to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-08-2019, 04:27 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,442
Posted By Dirtrack49
Re: Houdaille Shock Problem

Thanks everyone for all of your help. Looks like I will be calling Stipe and John Holland tomorrow and find out what I can do about either a new set, or rebuilds. If that goes nowhere, I will most...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-07-2019, 05:20 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,442
Posted By Dirtrack49
Re: Houdaille Shock Problem

Went and took a look again at all of the shocks. It now appears that the front right is on its way out too. Found all of the shocks to have no fluid in them.
Most likely they are all bad and I need...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-06-2019, 08:08 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,442
Posted By Dirtrack49
Re: Houdaille Shock Problem

Closed Cab, I was going to replace the front drivers shock with a reproduction original shock, not a tube shock.
I have read that people have used just about anything in their shocks over the years....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-06-2019, 04:14 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,442
Posted By Dirtrack49
Re: Houdaille Shock Problem

Okay,
I think I will get myself an aftermarket shock from Snyders for the bad one on the drivers front. May not match, but may make the car more functional.
If there is no interference with the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-06-2019, 12:06 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,442
Posted By Dirtrack49
Re: Houdaille Shock Problem

Rotorwrench, you are so right. I just need to take another step back and go over this car with a fine tooth comb. I've worked on bikes and cars that were older, and yes, things get turned around with...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-06-2019, 09:20 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,442
Posted By Dirtrack49
Re: Houdaille Shock Problem

Dan, thanks for the heads up. Below is a picture of my left side brake arm with the tubular shock link missing. Should this brake arm be on the right side? The two arms are different.
I will need to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-05-2019, 08:18 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,442
Posted By Dirtrack49
Re: Houdaille Shock Problem

Okay, after some reading, there are several if not many versions of shocks that were produced by many companies.
Now, I am thinking, that maybe any shock that is reproduced, verses no shock, may be...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-05-2019, 04:18 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,442
Posted By Dirtrack49
Re: Houdaille Shock Problem

Went into town to take a closer look at the front left shock. After removing it from the car, I opened up the fill hole and found that there was no glycerin or oil in the chamber. The only thing I...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-05-2019, 10:06 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,442
Posted By Dirtrack49
Re: Houdaille Shock Problem

Thanks for everyone's input so far.
I am now thinking that this shock might be an aftermarket item.
I thought that the original Houdaille shocks had either a needle valve pointer for adjustment for...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-04-2019, 08:10 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,442
Posted By Dirtrack49
Re: Houdaille Shock Problem

Ranchero,
Do you know why your one shock is frozen?
That might possibly be what happened to my shock also.
This car is new to me. It was so called restored over a 14 year period. All the other...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-04-2019, 04:35 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,442
Posted By Dirtrack49
Houdaille Shock Problem

Went to replace a missing shock link on the front left after hitting a manhole cover. Found that my Houdaille shock would not move up or down. Too much resistance? Maybe I am too weak? Anyways, I...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-29-2019, 03:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 391
Posted By Dirtrack49
Re: Mixture Control (GAV)

Thanks for everyone's input.
I took it all apart and I believe the problem was as John and Joe stated. There was either a burr or grit of dirt on the fuel adjusting needle threads that caused the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-29-2019, 09:11 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 391
Posted By Dirtrack49
Mixture Control (GAV)

Hi all,
My new to me 30 Town Sedan while driving yesterday had the mixture control park itself at what I believe is fully closed. I can not move the control from the closed position. It has a...
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