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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 12:18 PM
Replies: 8
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Posted By ryanheacox
Re: Ammeter always shows discharge

I would definitely start by pulling the generator off of the car and putting on the workbench, it'll probably save time in the long run. Disassemble, inspect, clean, lube, put a new terminal on that...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-06-2020, 08:43 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,519
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: Tom Endy: Transmission Bearings (Hyatt style)

I got good new ones from Bert’s last July. You might call and see if they still have them.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-06-2020, 06:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 296
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: Installing the tie rod with new seats

Right? The spindles were a breeze compared to the tie rod. Probably spent 45 minutes getting both spindles and arms installed and another 45 just trying to get the tie rod on one side...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-06-2020, 10:21 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 296
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: Installing the tie rod with new seats

Yep, check and check. Seats were tapped into the springs and made sure they were fully seated and the tie rod ends do fit over the new balls. Just by eye it looks like the seat protrudes about 1/8"...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-06-2020, 08:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 296
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: Installing the tie rod with new seats

redmodelt, I don't have the caps installed at all, just the spring and inner seat. I hit it pretty hard with a hammer and block of wood, wouldn't even start to go on.


Bill, I'm going to have to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-05-2020, 08:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 402
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: Ammeter always shows discharge

Sounds like an easy fix to get it back on the road. That brush in the picture is connected right to the generator case, ground. The third brush is the one barely visible in the picture.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-05-2020, 08:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 296
Posted By ryanheacox
Installing the tie rod with new seats

I just got my spindles reinstalled with new kingpins and reballed steering arms. Trying to get the tie rod installed and I feel like the tie rod ends should fit over the balls easier. I'm using new...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-03-2020, 08:40 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 194
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: Resurfacing a flywheel?

Just to add, if you take .020 off of the flywheel surface you should also take the same amount off of the lip where the pressure plate bolts to. I believe the measurement you want is 1.123.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-03-2020, 08:37 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,132
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: Cracked head- pic

I had the same crack, used it as an excuse to get a 5.5 head back in 2015. 4 years later the engine needed a babbit job. Rebuilder said it would have needed it either way though. With a known good...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-03-2020, 07:38 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 511
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: rebuilt generator

Squealing could be the brushes. Does it sound like this, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8qqG_4AZUA4 ?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-31-2020, 06:59 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 538
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: grounding distributor

After reading back, it looks like you worked on everything but the ignition switch. I agree with Bill. The cheaper ignition switches are a known issue and original popouts can also get finicky.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-30-2020, 03:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 222
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: Carburetor Problem Question

With the Zenith, some say their engine will stall if the GAV is closed, some won't. Most will agree it doesn't make a big difference either way. I will say if you can kill the engine with the GAV you...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-30-2020, 03:05 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 538
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: grounding distributor

The wire between the upper and lower plates carries the power from the coil up to the point arm. The lower plate is screwed directly to the distributor body, yes but the piece where the armored cable...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-23-2020, 07:20 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 571
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: Two tooth stearing box

Just FYI, I would suggest adjusting the box before paint. I rebuilt mine last month and the eccentric stud was frozen solid, needed a torch and vice grips to get it moving... so then I had to repaint.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-19-2020, 08:04 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 268
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: Rhinebeck Car Show----CANCELLED

I haven't been the past 4 years because of rain. Watch it be a beautiful weekend this year... hope they reschedule.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-18-2020, 08:15 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,347
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: Coronavirus vs "A" Drive

I think that's about the best thing you can do at a time like this. Stay safe out there everybody.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-16-2020, 05:16 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,731
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: Who designed the Model A engine ?

What was that comment?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-15-2020, 08:29 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 505
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: Generator Operation

The quickest fix is to do what Colorado Greg suggests and adjust the 3rd brush as needed. Crank it up for night time driving and you should be okay. Just remember to turn it down even more to 2-3A...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-15-2020, 08:27 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,038
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: Late 31 with no rear shocks

You’ve probably heard this as well but oil filled shocks for a VW Beetle are supposed to give a better ride than the shocks that come in the kits.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-14-2020, 12:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 735
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: Restored Radiator Shells?

Nickle vs stainless actually
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-13-2020, 05:41 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,840
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: King pin fit

$90 seems pricey for 2 spindles but then if they charge an hour of labor minimum I guess that makes sense.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-13-2020, 05:40 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,840
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: King pin fit

Was going to get mine honed until I stopped into A&L to pick up some parts and he gave me a nice piloted reamer to use. It worked great and the surface finish looks nice. Test fit of an NOS kingpin...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-13-2020, 01:36 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,038
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: Late 31 with no rear shocks

You'll need the arms and links. Brattons sells the last style rear shock arm and I believe A&L makes the shock links so I'm sure they are high quality. I don't think they changed at all except for...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-13-2020, 12:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 748
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: Gaskets

My engine builder used the one piece steel gasket. Seems to work well, that's what was on the old engine for years, not problems. Only gaskets I've heard people have trouble with are the ones 30...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-12-2020, 12:05 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,038
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: Late 31 with no rear shocks

If you want originals correct for '31 I believe the only difference is the hex head style adjusting valve, earlier had a square head and early '28 had a pointer style. Some of the patent numbers may...
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