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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-12-2020, 11:19 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,298
Posted By arnhemmer
Re: More kudos to Bert's Model A Center

Bought my very first Model A in late 2013. Didn't know anything about them. After driving for about a year and a half I found pieces of Babbitt in the oil after a change. Was told to shut it down...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-30-2020, 12:33 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 885
Posted By arnhemmer
Re: Changing engine oil...

Every 2000 with filter.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-11-2020, 01:39 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,948
Posted By arnhemmer
Re: Distributor stuck

I used two large screwdrivers wedged under the body on each side of the shaft and resting on top of the water return bulge on top of the head,(for lack of a better description). Gently tapped both...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-12-2020, 02:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 492
Posted By arnhemmer
Re: Restoring the Carburetor Inlet Filter Screen

Snyders part number A-9559 B OR S Depending if you want the brass or steel version.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-03-2020, 07:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 755
Posted By arnhemmer
Re: steering box

Don't use grease to lube the steering box. Since it is not a liquid it won't flow between the gears thus drying them out. It will just be displaced by the gears. Use the proper gear oil to lube the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-06-2020, 01:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 657
Posted By arnhemmer
Re: Stink Bug Ignition Problems

It's always good to get all the bugs out to make the car run great.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-03-2020, 01:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 588
Posted By arnhemmer
Re: Remote oil Filter Adp

Using the adapter I fill the filter with oil before installing it to shorten the pause in circulation since it holds almost a quart of oil. I don't know if this is necessary but it doesn't hurt to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-02-2020, 02:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 466
Posted By arnhemmer
Re: Happy new year

My New Year's resolution I made years ago was not to make any. So far I've kept it. Happy New everyone and enjoy your A's this year!!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-27-2019, 02:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 910
Posted By arnhemmer
Re: Mitchell OD Shift Lever Clearance

Call Mitchell and ask about the cable shift.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-23-2019, 11:58 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 998
Posted By arnhemmer
Re: Rotor Position Question

That picture is a good starting point. With the points set at .020 I tweak the rotor after the initial setting driving it with the lever about midway until it responds well and goes up my little test...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-19-2019, 11:57 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,008
Posted By arnhemmer
Re: power disconnect switch

I cut a round hole in the floor board, mounted the switch on the cross member supporting the front seat. The switch handle sits just below the floor surface allowing me to make a round sheet metal...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-18-2019, 12:15 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 681
Posted By arnhemmer
Re: Off topic vehy

In God we trust, the rest pay cash
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-14-2019, 03:47 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,192
Posted By arnhemmer
Re: GAV knob proper orientation

It doesn't really where the "fin" is located. Check where it is in the closed position and adjust it from there where it runs the best. I think that each car runs a little differently. Mine is in...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-25-2019, 10:29 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,873
Posted By arnhemmer
Re: Oil Filter Model A on timing cover

I have that kit installed on mine for the last 5 years and it works just fine. When I installed it I loosened the return tube to see if there was a restriction due to the filter and there was none. ...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-23-2019, 04:38 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,107
Posted By arnhemmer
Re: Cast-iron brake drum fit

Brent, I have always enjoyed your posts with all the info they provide. I was told awhile back that woven linings are too hard for cast iron drums and that bonded linings are recommended for them. ...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-22-2019, 10:51 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 650
Posted By arnhemmer
Re: Normal Clutch Chatter

No chatter, silky smooth.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-17-2019, 06:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 597
Posted By arnhemmer
Re: Drag link, & tie rod

The position of the cotter pin will fit snugly in the groove
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-15-2019, 09:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 625
Posted By arnhemmer
Re: Having trouble with the MAFCA website

Websites are usually temporarily suspended if there is evidence that they might have been hacked. They will probably have to check their servers if there had been a security breach. It normally...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-30-2019, 08:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 794
Posted By arnhemmer
Re: Rainy Day Thought

I call mine intermittent wipers.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-25-2019, 04:34 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,050
Posted By arnhemmer
Re: Exhaust manifold torque spec

Tight enough but not too tight, just like in the days when the car was built.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-25-2019, 03:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 813
Posted By arnhemmer
Re: motor break in

I poured the quart down the distributor hole in my rebuilt. No problems at all with this inserted motor. In the 5 yrs of running it it has not used a bit of oil between changes which is every 2000...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-23-2019, 04:35 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,583
Posted By arnhemmer
Re: Roadster getting harder to start

I'm with Bob on that one.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-16-2019, 08:29 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,468
Posted By arnhemmer
Re: Fan cracked!!

Personally I would not weld on metal that is most likely fatigued from almost 90 years of use. Other hidden cracks could be lurking and could cause a major failure resulting in a lot of damage. The...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-04-2019, 06:40 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,713
Posted By arnhemmer
Re: Bouncey Car Needs Shocks

Call them direct as they are out of stock on their website. 920-467-2895. They will put you on a waiting list if you do decide to go with them.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-04-2019, 10:00 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,713
Posted By arnhemmer
Re: Bouncey Car Needs Shocks

The Stipe shocks come adjusted pretty close to where you want them. Just a little adjustment in or out is needed depending on how your car rides.
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