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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-01-2019, 05:38 PM
Replies: 217
Views: 15,745
Posted By cp5491r
Re: OK! Let's get personal!

55- Doing the speed limit.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-18-2017, 04:50 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,679
Posted By cp5491r
Re: WD40 through spark plug hole???

Thanks for the thoughts. I like the idea of having something that is aerosolized so that it get's back to all of the valves.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-18-2017, 03:35 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,679
Posted By cp5491r
WD40 through spark plug hole???

Hi all,
Life got in the way of running the model A for the last 12 months and with winter, I won't start it again until spring. What do you think of taking a spark plug out and spraying a little...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-13-2016, 12:45 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 11,512
Posted By cp5491r
Re: Mouse repellant

DeCon has been great for me. 30 years in drafty garage and storage units and no mouse damage!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-11-2016, 09:09 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,852
Posted By cp5491r
Re: Removing dents from headlight bucket

There is a great article in Volume 2, How to Restore your Model A:
I've done headlights, cowl strip, and radiator shell and found wooden dowels work well. Buy a couple feet of 3/8 inch dowel and cut...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-05-2016, 01:11 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,490
Posted By cp5491r
Re: Car died will not start

Same issue for me was a bad switch. It worked fine and then next time I tried to start it, the problem was traced back to a bad switch. Replace it and it was good to go.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-20-2016, 10:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,129
Posted By cp5491r
Re: Clutch problem

Is your idle just too fast? After starting, are you pushing the throttle lever up all the way on the steering column? It won't shift if you're idling fast. Sorry if you already know/tried this.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-28-2016, 01:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 678
Posted By cp5491r
Re: gas shut off rebuild

I've used an awl- carefully prying out the packing so that I didn't scratch the inner brass surface.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-25-2015, 02:21 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,109
Posted By cp5491r
Re: Pics of getting the tree with my daughter

What great memories you're creating!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-30-2015, 10:33 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,212
Posted By cp5491r
Re: No spark at distributor

Finally worked my way back to the switch. When I jumped the two wires at the stitch, I finally got spark at the points. I guess I'll be buying a new switch this winter and waiting for warmer...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-15-2015, 05:45 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,212
Posted By cp5491r
Re: No spark at distributor

Thanks all. I got back to it today and I think I just have a bad switch that isn't consistent. I had good voltage at coil, to ignition switch and eventually back to ignition cable. Screwed it into...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-09-2015, 08:04 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,212
Posted By cp5491r
Re: No spark at distributor

Thanks Mitch!
Work and daylight savings keeps me working on it only on the weekend (It's at a storage unit with no lights). I'll keep working at it but I may try you if I take an afternoon off to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-08-2015, 10:23 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,212
Posted By cp5491r
Re: No spark at distributor

Thanks- I had the dash hanging loose and still saw the same problem.
I just can't seem to narrow it down to the location of the short or other problem.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-08-2015, 07:40 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,212
Posted By cp5491r
Re: No spark at distributor

I am frustrated on this one. With switch off, I have voltage from starter to both sides of coil. Ampmeter discharges when I try the horn. Took distributor plates (top and bottom) out to look for...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-23-2015, 10:19 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,212
Posted By cp5491r
Re: No spark at distributor

Thanks for the additional ideas and the drawing!
I haven't had a chance to get back to the storage unit to check the lower plate wire grounding out. I wish I was retired and had more than an hour...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-20-2015, 03:40 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,212
Posted By cp5491r
Re: No spark at distributor

Thanks for the input and diagram.
There was no spark and 0.4 volts with points open. I cleaned the connections at the terminal box, and adjusted the cable into the bottom of the distributor. I...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-20-2015, 01:40 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,212
Posted By cp5491r
Re: No spark at distributor

I've got the newer distributor plate too but I guess there could be a short there. Headed to garage to check it again.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-20-2015, 12:22 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,212
Posted By cp5491r
Re: No spark at distributor

Thanks. I'll try these ideas.
It's odd. It started yesterday. I ran it for 5-10 minutes and shut it off. Then it wouldn't run again.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-20-2015, 11:47 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,212
Posted By cp5491r
No spark at distributor

Help please- I'm not good at electrical.
1930 Tudor:
I've got 6 volts at the passenger side of the coil and only 0.3 at the driver's side post of the coil with the key on. Is that correct? No...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-13-2015, 09:20 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,678
Posted By cp5491r
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-28-2015, 03:52 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 6,341
Posted By cp5491r
Re: Radiator Stone Guards???

I like the look of them and have them on my two A's.
They won't stop small rocks and bugs from hitting the radiator and it's very rare that a bird is going to hit it. So I think it's really only a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-02-2015, 11:32 AM
Replies: 160
Views: 25,340
Posted By cp5491r
Re: Got an old brain? I need to pick it!!!!

Lots of pics on internet if you look at 1930's parts stores. That might give some ideas. I wasn't around then but I bet you'd find tobacco tins and rolling papers, a hand-cranked pencil sharpener,...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-30-2015, 08:41 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 7,513
Posted By cp5491r
Re: New guy with 1931 Model A Sport Coupe

Good luck with the project. I acquired mine in a similar way. You'll find great support here.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-28-2015, 10:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,379
Posted By cp5491r
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-27-2015, 10:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,186
Posted By cp5491r
Re: $@&?!..clutch adjustment 2

Thanks for posting your answer! Good luck with the boatail.
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