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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 01:55 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,402
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Condensers

Heat as an emery was mentioned. True. I think a heat shield helps.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 01:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 441
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Front hub inner bearing race

I just punch them out and then grind the outside diameter to side into the hole. Then use that to drive/press in the new one.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-19-2021, 01:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,402
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Condensers

A fully charged condenser won't pass much current ?

Just grab ahold of a charged one. Mechanics used to think that was one of the great jokes to play on new guys.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-19-2021, 12:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 431
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: model a ground cable routing

The battery ground goes to the frame, not the bell housing/engine/transmission.

Many times a 2nd ground cable is added which you may be referring to. That cable is in addition to the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-19-2021, 12:20 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,402
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Condensers

Generally a condenser is either good or bad. An ohm meter will check whether it has gone open or not. The actual capacity is harder to check as most don't have the equipment, but, the points will...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-19-2021, 05:50 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,402
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Condensers

Probably every one of those is better than the cheap new chinezium ones of today.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-18-2021, 05:20 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 714
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Power shut-off switch

The switch can be mounted either way, but, the ground cable is preferable.

I like them in a handy location, like in the seat riser.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-18-2021, 11:56 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,332
Posted By Patrick L.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-18-2021, 06:45 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 960
Posted By Patrick L.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-17-2021, 08:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 444
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: over running carburetor ?

The float level needs to be correct and is set with the washer[s].

Those viton valves did have a filing contamination issue at one time. Some could be cleaned by flushing.

With the carburetor...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-16-2021, 08:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 334
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Generator charging revisited

The generator can put out 20v and yours goes nutz probably because of the 'dirty' signal. An old analog meter will probably work.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-16-2021, 08:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 851
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Red Dot on New Tires

Whats a flank ?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-16-2021, 02:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 360
Posted By Patrick L.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-16-2021, 02:29 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 960
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: lug nut removal

Good ideas.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-16-2021, 11:43 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 960
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: lug nut removal

Your idea of splitting the nut is probably the best idea. Or, maybe drill out the stud.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-13-2021, 05:54 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 958
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Banger posi traction

I've welded up side gears, mostly for myself. I was only interested in going in a straight line. The whole car will argue trying to go around a corner. It was a bit of a relief when I could spring...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-13-2021, 11:01 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,913
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Consensus of opinion

Generators are simpler and usually more dependable than an alternator.

I've repaired both for 6 decades. Its usually easier to fix the generator.

Generators on old cars as what they came with...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-12-2021, 05:41 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 617
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Best choke for downdraft carb?

Yes, you'll need a choke. I've never seen a 97 without a choke. It can be manual or coil spring heat coil addition, your choice.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-12-2021, 03:37 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,913
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Consensus of opinion

The black paint would help.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-11-2021, 06:02 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,250
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Do you take your Model A to the local self serve car wash?

The old roadster doesn't like the automatic car washes. Well actually, the car doesn't care. But I do since the top is always down and I don't like getting soapy and slapped around.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-11-2021, 02:28 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,913
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Consensus of opinion

Generator with preferably an EVR. [ and 6v or 12v makes no difference]

An alternator on an 'A' just ain't right. JMHO.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-10-2021, 01:10 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,316
Posted By Patrick L.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-10-2021, 12:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 655
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: attack of electrical gremlins

Its always good to hear about the fix.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-10-2021, 08:07 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 447
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Motor does not pull properly, has no power ...

Advance. The full range should be 40*. If you are starting at 8* retarded and only going to 22* you have 22* BTDC not 30*.
While I think 40* is too much, 22* is not enough.
If the timing is set at...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-10-2021, 05:50 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 447
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Motor does not pull properly, has no power ...

How much sand got into the other carburetor ?

I too would recommend a compression test.

Is the distributor advance working correctly ? [ I know you set the base timing]

Has the camshaft...
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