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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-04-2019, 07:20 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 762
Posted By Curtis in MA
Re: new 30 roadster electrical...........

What do you mean you tightened the switch?
If the last thing you did was the switch, jump it.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-03-2019, 09:36 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 981
Posted By Curtis in MA
Re: Brakes Not Stopping The Car

The brakes have a lot of pivot points that can wear slowly over time. If this happened all at once I would check all the hardware before taking the drums apart.
If you have any sandy places near you...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-01-2019, 09:53 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,153
Posted By Curtis in MA
Re: Electrical problem has me stumped

It sounds like the key has nothing to do with the problem.
Check the grounding strap, it maybe moving when you get in.
If you are getting 6 volts at the starter and it still will not turn over the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-01-2019, 09:40 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,153
Posted By Curtis in MA
Re: Electrical problem has me stumped

If you leave the key off and step on the starter does it turn over?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-01-2019, 08:38 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,153
Posted By Curtis in MA
Re: Electrical problem has me stumped

Is there a kill switch in the car that someone could have turned?
Is the wiring standard?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-29-2019, 08:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 761
Posted By Curtis in MA
Re: Can you hot wire a model A?

I put the two wires on one post of the switch.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-03-2019, 01:37 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,231
Posted By Curtis in MA
Re: backfire.

The first sentence of that seems to say that it can also be called backfire.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-03-2019, 07:08 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,231
Posted By Curtis in MA
Re: backfire.

I have never heard that term " After Firing".
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-23-2019, 01:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 322
Posted By Curtis in MA
Re: Splash apron hole size

Mine is off right now so I measured it as 1 3/4"
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-22-2019, 02:32 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 790
Posted By Curtis in MA
Re: Model a backfire

While running spray starter fluid around manifold.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-22-2019, 02:13 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 790
Posted By Curtis in MA
Re: Model a backfire

Mine was from rust in the gas tank. Put in a tank filter and it was fine.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-19-2019, 04:41 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,057
Posted By Curtis in MA
Re: Brake adjustment - Frustration

Remove the rods from the actuating levers. Spin each wheel and slowly pull the lever toward the center. See where it grabs. Then set the rods to that lenght.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-17-2019, 06:47 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 894
Posted By Curtis in MA
Re: Coolant Debris Looks Like RTV

In a near vertical radiator hose, why doesn't the junk just roll back into the engine when you shut it off?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-15-2019, 02:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 684
Posted By Curtis in MA
Re: oil springs?

On another thread they said oil attracts dirt and then acts like sandpaper. Use a dry lube.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-03-2019, 02:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 399
Posted By Curtis in MA
Re: Front Brake Issues

If the wedge is bottoming out a longer pin (or pills) will not help.
If the sides of the wedge are worn to narrow or the rollers are not round, the brakes would not expand out far enough.
If the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-24-2019, 01:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 735
Posted By Curtis in MA
Re: Additional Fuses

I ordered one of the A Plates from Brattons. It goes on the inside of the firewall.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-22-2019, 01:25 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,157
Posted By Curtis in MA
Re: Long term "A" Ownership

My father bought mine in 1954 or 55.
I was born in 56.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-06-2019, 01:16 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,289
Posted By Curtis in MA
Re: Is fuel bubbling normal

How long does it do it?
If you have a pin hole as it cools it might suck air in.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-03-2019, 03:47 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,228
Posted By Curtis in MA
Re: Poor gas mileage

Check what gear ratio you have.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-27-2019, 03:42 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,143
Posted By Curtis in MA
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-19-2019, 05:07 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 895
Posted By Curtis in MA
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-18-2019, 08:53 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 895
Posted By Curtis in MA
Re: Model A standard registration in Pa.

If the insurance company won't cover an accident because you weren't using it as it was registered it could cost you a lot!
Register for daily use.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-11-2019, 11:21 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,794
Posted By Curtis in MA
Re: Seat belts - to be or not to be?

Someone did an article on shoulder belts in a roadster. Might try it in my coupe.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-13-2018, 03:27 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 6,332
Posted By Curtis in MA
Re: What strange comments or questions have you heard about your Model A

I one time let a guy get in and try to start it, he didn't have a clue.
I had let my father-in-law start it. He had had a roadster. Did everything from memory and correctly!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-08-2018, 11:37 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,258
Posted By Curtis in MA
Re: Weld and grind roller tracks

When the brakes are at rest, the head of the roller pin rests on the track. When the brakes are activated the pin moves outward. How far does it move? 1/8 inch?
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