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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 11:00 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 481
Posted By katy
Re: Comments on these leak-down test results

Usually means that the valve is slow in seating because the stem and/or guide are carboned up or rusty, also may be caused by a weak or broken spring. The valve may close fully during cranking but...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 10:38 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 985
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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 10:28 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 505
Posted By katy
Re: rebuilt generator

I'm wondering if maybe that is caused by wrong brushes or possibly wrong springs on the brushes?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 10:25 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,055
Posted By katy
Re: Reserve Oil Can

Does anyone make reproductions?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-04-2020, 11:20 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 725
Posted By katy
Re: Took my 30 coupe out for a spin

I'd love to take my A out for a run, but there's still too much snow around and too much salt on the roads.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-04-2020, 11:04 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 505
Posted By katy
Re: rebuilt generator

Have you tried oiling the bearings?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-04-2020, 10:58 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 546
Posted By katy
Re: Adjustable Tappets

Pots = cylinders, aka jugs
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-03-2020, 10:53 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 822
Posted By katy
Re: Installing New Head Gasket

Ditto, was taught that many, many moons ago.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-02-2020, 11:46 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 615
Posted By katy
Re: Finding TDC for leak-down test

Years ago a lot of large stationary diesel engines use air for starting, using a special valve in the head and a special lobe on the cam shaft.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-02-2020, 11:27 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 708
Posted By katy
Re: 600w leaking out of steering box

I have seen chassis grease mixed w/STP used for a flowable type grease. Don't ask me the proportions, but it seems to me it was 50/50.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-02-2020, 10:54 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,576
Posted By katy
Re: Crime Does Not Pay.

You might need to explain to the young-uns what a cream separator is.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-01-2020, 10:35 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,576
Posted By katy
Re: Crime Does Not Pay.

Dunno what they did and/or added to it, as little as possible would be my guess.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-31-2020, 11:36 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,055
Posted By katy
Re: Reserve Oil Can

There's always this:
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-31-2020, 11:33 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 533
Posted By katy
Re: grounding distributor

You could try a temporary ground wire from the screw that holds the condensor in to the body or frame somewhere.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-31-2020, 11:17 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,462
Posted By katy
Re: Loose Rod

Years ago we used what we called "check paper" under insert bearings. We went to the bank and got blank cheques and cut them up for shims. Worked good on old tired engines.

Anyone else remember...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-31-2020, 11:03 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 693
Posted By katy
Re: Continued Decussion on Murray Damper

Looks good, that segmented belt is a good idea.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-31-2020, 11:00 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,576
Posted By katy
Re: Crime Does Not Pay.

There was a company called "Reclaimo" that sold what they called re-refined oil for 25 cents a quart. It was my understanding that they heated it and put it through some kind of clay filter, it...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-31-2020, 10:50 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 623
Posted By katy
Re: Cam spring and button

"Lamented", adjective, a conventional way of describing someone who has died or something that has been lost or that has ceased to exist.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-31-2020, 10:44 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,153
Posted By katy
Re: Solo Motor Installation

Sounds good, thanks, Ken
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-31-2020, 10:43 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 566
Posted By katy
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-30-2020, 11:47 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 623
Posted By katy
Re: Cam spring and button

Never heard of them gears. who makes them?:):)
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-30-2020, 11:25 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 566
Posted By katy
Re: 6V Turn Signal Buzzer

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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-30-2020, 11:25 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 566
Posted By katy
Re: 6V Turn Signal Buzzer

I use a flasher w/built in buzzer, like this:https://www.ebay.com/itm/2Pin-6-12v-Indicator-Flasher-buzzer-Relay-motorcycle-blinker-electronic-Blue/174117145067?hash=item288a30c9eb:g:vXkAAOSwCXBd6WA5
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-30-2020, 11:00 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 563
Posted By katy
Re: Brake drum with shim

The key was probably not in quite right.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-29-2020, 12:29 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,153
Posted By katy
Re: Solo Motor Installation

So, what is the shortened length?
I am presently in the process of assembling materials to build a load leveler, so it would be nice to know how long or short would be optimal.
Tnx, Ken
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