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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-18-2019, 09:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 254
Posted By Dick Steinkamp
Re: Rebuilt Motor

How does carbon build up result in a loss of compression?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-18-2019, 07:27 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 864
Posted By Dick Steinkamp
Re: Collector Car Insurance

Odd. I took a tour last year. 2,200 miles in my MGB. I asked Grundy if that would be OK since the car would not me in a locked garage every night. They said no problem and thanked me for calling...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-15-2019, 08:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 374
Posted By Dick Steinkamp
Re: Turning over but won’t start-slight electrical short

Can you elaborate on this statement? I'm not sure what you mean.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-14-2019, 09:58 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 277
Posted By Dick Steinkamp
Re: Ignition Advance vs Crankshaft Rotation

Distributor. 40 degrees at the crank.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-14-2019, 09:46 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 706
Posted By Dick Steinkamp
Re: 10 years a roadster!

That was a 10 year old car when the picture was taken.

A 10 year old car today is a 2009 which is newer than both my daily drivers. :eek:

Pretty cool. Thanks for posting.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-13-2019, 09:58 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,044
Posted By Dick Steinkamp
Re: Tips for brake floater kit installation?

In THEORY, a honey bee shouldn't be able to fly. ;)
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-11-2019, 08:44 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,212
Posted By Dick Steinkamp
Re: I think my exhaust valves are burnt

He says this in his initial post...

cyl #1-55psi cyl #2-63psi cyl #3-35psi cyl #4-65psi.

I don't think a different distributor will fix the compression on #3
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-11-2019, 07:11 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,044
Posted By Dick Steinkamp
Re: Tips for brake floater kit installation?

I'm not sure what you mean by "calibrate".

But...with the car on jack stands under the front and rear axles, it is the same as having the car on the ground...except you can turn the wheels. ...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-11-2019, 10:39 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,044
Posted By Dick Steinkamp
Re: Tips for brake floater kit installation?

Here are a few articles...

http://santaanitaas.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/Flathead-brakes.pdf

http://santaanitaas.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/Flathead-brakes.pdf
...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-09-2019, 10:02 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,212
Posted By Dick Steinkamp
Re: I think my exhaust valves are burnt

You could perform an abbreviated version of a leak down test. (https://repairpal.com/leakdown-test)

Get #3 to TDC on the compression stroke, then with your air compressor and the proper fitting,...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-05-2019, 09:32 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 986
Posted By Dick Steinkamp
Re: I think I killed my starter

It may be an optical illusion, but it looks like there is something stuck between the ring gear and the housing in your last picture...
...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-04-2019, 08:59 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,186
Posted By Dick Steinkamp
Re: Electrical problem has me stumped

Thanks for the update.

I would suggest you still have electrical problems. 2 dead batteries in a row suggest it may be something other than bad batteries.

Also, an external charger should...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-02-2019, 09:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,004
Posted By Dick Steinkamp
Re: Motor Rebuilding

http://antiqueenginerebuilding.com/MODELA.html
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-02-2019, 09:34 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 929
Posted By Dick Steinkamp
Re: Truck Brightwork Question

Thanks, Neil. I was looking in the truck section. I think we can assume since they don't state that bright parts for pickups were an option that none left the factory with them.

Of course...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-01-2019, 09:52 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,186
Posted By Dick Steinkamp
Re: Electrical problem has me stumped

Is the fuse blown?

Has the starter rod become unscrewed from the switch on the starter?

What do you mean by..."the other bolt across the fuse leading to the box."

Have you tried measuring...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-01-2019, 09:01 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,186
Posted By Dick Steinkamp
Re: Electrical problem has me stumped

I'm confused. (not tough to do :confused:)

Can you clarify what you mean by...

"I get 6 volts on both sides of the starter, with ignition on, I get 0"

I can't make sense out of that...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-01-2019, 05:44 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 929
Posted By Dick Steinkamp
Re: Truck Brightwork Question

The only problem is there is no answer to this in the JS. At least not one I could find. Anyone?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-31-2019, 03:34 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 929
Posted By Dick Steinkamp
Re: Truck Brightwork Question

But then I guess the friend could ask for Ford documentation to backup BadgerA's position. Can anyone link to or post that?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-29-2019, 09:40 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 961
Posted By Dick Steinkamp
Re: Lighting dims question

It's not normal. You may have two issues. One being resistance in the brake light circuit. The other being a horn that needs to be lubed and adjusted.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-25-2019, 10:46 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,364
Posted By Dick Steinkamp
Re: Tudor Value

If you try to financially justify a classic car purchase...wether it be a "finished" car (they are NEVER "finished" ;)) or a project...you will be fooling yourself.

It's a hobby...like golf,...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-24-2019, 02:30 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,599
Posted By Dick Steinkamp
Re: Spark-Lever Posistion

Those instructions from Antique Engine Rebuilding are for ALL of their engines...not just ones with HC heads.

I wonder why Henry gave us the capability of 40 degrees of advance AND says to use it...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-24-2019, 09:05 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,599
Posted By Dick Steinkamp
Re: Spark-Lever Posistion

One way to be able to get a little more advance with a high compression head (and hence a little more performance) is to use high octane gas.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-23-2019, 02:58 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,599
Posted By Dick Steinkamp
Re: Spark-Lever Posistion

If 10 people respond to your question....You'll get 11 different answers :D

The Instruction Book that came with the car says...

For average driving, the spark lever should be carried about half...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-22-2019, 08:43 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,936
Posted By Dick Steinkamp
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-22-2019, 06:47 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,936
Posted By Dick Steinkamp
Re: STP and Transmission: any negative experience ?

Daniel,
So now you drive with the left lever (spark advance) all the way down, right?
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