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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-18-2020, 09:16 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 378
Posted By Standing Elk
Re: Anyone using a horn relay

Thanks fellas, I believe I will try one.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-17-2020, 08:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 378
Posted By Standing Elk
Anyone using a horn relay

I see that some of the suppliers offer a horn relay that fits inside the horn cover, claiming that it will help the performance of your horn. Has anyone used one of these? If so did it help? Thanks
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-17-2020, 09:49 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 802
Posted By Standing Elk
Re: question

It's been over 50 years since I took my last drivers test. Do the modern manuals still have hand signals in them? When I tested you had to know how to use hand signals to pass the test. I still use...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-15-2020, 10:02 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 329
Posted By Standing Elk
Re: Question on power to the light / horn switch

Thanks everyone. I found a cobbled job inside my horn. The wires were just stuffed into the connectors. I have installed new connectors and mounting blocks in the horn and am waiting on some new ends...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-13-2020, 07:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 329
Posted By Standing Elk
Question on power to the light / horn switch

Is there only one hot wire that supplies power to the light switch and horn? My lights have gotten a little dim and my horn is not working correctly. Car starts fine and the battery is staying...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-01-2020, 04:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 276
Posted By Standing Elk
Re: Slight high speed miss

Thanks I will have a look for that. What would cause the burn mark if it is there?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-01-2020, 04:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 276
Posted By Standing Elk
Re: Slight high speed miss

The GAV nor the spark lever position seem to have any effect on it. When I say "slight" miss I mean you really have to pay attention to notice it but it is there.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-01-2020, 04:12 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 943
Posted By Standing Elk
Re: Worn rear axle threads

Conaway, a good permanent fix would be to have the axle built up and re threaded. A GOOD welding shop should be able to spray the appropriate material on and then re thread your axle. Just make sure...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-01-2020, 04:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 276
Posted By Standing Elk
Slight high speed miss

Ok, so my 30 coupe starts very easily and runs smooth until I reach road speed, about 45 mph. At that time it seems to develop a slight miss.I have the more modern points set up installed, timing is...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-26-2020, 09:59 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 158
Posted By Standing Elk
Interior tacks

How do you hide the heads of the tacks when installing the strips above and to the rear of the doors on a 30 coupe. I need to install new wind lace and will need to remove these pieces to do so....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-14-2020, 06:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 214
Posted By Standing Elk
interior tacks

So, on say a coupe, when you install the tack strips above the doors and down along behind the doors to hold the wind lace in place how do you hide the heads of the tacks?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-05-2020, 09:18 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 746
Posted By Standing Elk
Re: Rear brakes

I had my hubs installed into my new drums and then the drums trued by a shop. When I checked them after I got them back I found that they were no true. One was actually pretty bad. The way I fixed...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-01-2020, 08:03 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 839
Posted By Standing Elk
Fallow up on balance beads

Sometime ago I posted a question on how effective balance were in model A tires. Several of you responded and some asked for a fallow up. I finally got around to putting them in. Kind of a slow...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-23-2020, 08:13 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,262
Posted By Standing Elk
Re: Anyone Ever Built or Even Seen, An Original type Greasing Pit?

After they did away with the steam locomotives at home I remember dad putting plank ramps over the ash pit and doing oil changes on it.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-13-2020, 02:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 989
Posted By Standing Elk
Re: Thump thump thump

Thanks everyone. No loose wheels or axle nuts. Will have a look at the inside of the rear end to see if anything is as it should be. It is kinda weird though, Say you are going about 10 - 15 mph just...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-09-2020, 08:11 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 989
Posted By Standing Elk
Thump thump thump

Wondering what the possibilities might be. At low speed 10-15 mph, with the clutch engaged I hear a thump thump thump coming from I think the rear of the car. It stops as soon as I put the clutch in....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-02-2020, 09:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 505
Posted By Standing Elk
distributor oiler how much oil?

So when you fellas fill the oilier on the outside of your distributor, typically how much does it take to fill it. Seems like mine only takes a couple - three drops.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-08-2020, 04:59 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,195
Posted By Standing Elk
Re: Front Hub Advice Needed

My 30 coupe acts the same way even after a complete rebuild on the breaks. If I spin the front wheels you can detect a slight high spot where the shoes and the drum come slightly into contact. Never...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-11-2020, 08:53 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 268
Posted By Standing Elk
Needed source for wind lace retainers

Am looking for a source for the retainers that hold the wind lace in the channel in the front of the door on a 30 coupe. I have looked at several suppliers and can't seem to find them listed. Thanks
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-28-2020, 05:52 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,939
Posted By Standing Elk
Sea-Foam

Just asking, if anybody runs a dose of Sea-Foam in their crank case occasionally to eliminate the accumulation of any sludge? I watched some clips where they did some tests doing this on a more...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-01-2020, 11:09 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,989
Posted By Standing Elk
Quick question

I am sure this has been hashed out before but I am curious as to your preference between using the (paper) Air Maze filter and the K&N cartridge that fits the Air Maze housing? Thanks
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-29-2019, 09:10 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,179
Posted By Standing Elk
Re: High Point on Cam

Since it is really easy, I just pull the distributor out of the car clamp it in some soft jaws in my vise and set the point gap using a dial indicator. Makes doing the procedure really handy in...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-23-2019, 08:51 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 416
Posted By Standing Elk
Merry Christmas

My 30 coupe, Lizzy, would like to wish all the other model A's a very merry Christmas. May God bless you all.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-05-2019, 10:58 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 423
Posted By Standing Elk
Spokane or Couerd Alene

Does anyone in the Spokane, Washington / Couerd Alene, Idaho area know of an upholstery shop that would be familiar enough with model a interiors to replace the windlace in my 30 coupe? Thanks
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-05-2019, 10:51 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 689
Posted By Standing Elk
Powder coating parts

I am thinking about investing in one of the small scale (home shop type) powder coating system for some of my smaller parts. I am curious if anyone else has done this at home and if so what kind of...
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