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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 10:00 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 87
Posted By Tom Wesenberg
Re: Happy 90 years old 6/18/29 firewall cars.

At one time a few years ago we had triplets in our club.
3 Model A Tudors all built in the Twin Cities plant and all 3 had firewall dates of 2-23-29.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 09:45 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 801
Posted By Tom Wesenberg
Re: Fuel line

7 years ago I had to fix a Model A that wouldn't go faster than 30 MPH.
His gas line at the carb was blocked off with Teflon tape.
See replies #15 and 16.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 09:39 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 107
Posted By Tom Wesenberg
Re: Mystery Missfire

The distributor body likes to short between #3 and #4 inside the Bakelite, where it can't be seen. Try another one to see if the miss goes away.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 08:47 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 516
Posted By Tom Wesenberg
Re: Ares Stud Removal Tool +1

I'm surprised the double nut would ruin the threads. I've used the double nut method a few times and never had thread problems.


Dave in our club is an engine rebuilder and has had good luck...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 01:11 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,816
Posted By Tom Wesenberg
Re: Schwalms

How many times has the engine been started, and how many minutes was each run time?

In the 70's I locked up two good running used engines because I only ran them for 10 minutes, then shut them...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-16-2019, 08:57 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,884
Posted By Tom Wesenberg
Re: STP and Transmission: any negative experience ?

After a 17 mile drive at 85* my rear axle temp was still below 100*.
I didn't shoot the tranny temp.


BTW, I like MMO, STP, and Sea Foam. They've all done good things, just as they are supposed...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-15-2019, 08:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 277
Posted By Tom Wesenberg
Re: Turning over but won’t start-slight electrical short

Points may need to be cleaned or replaced. It happened to me when it lost spark while cranking with the starter. It fired right up with the hand crank though.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-15-2019, 08:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 672
Posted By Tom Wesenberg
Re: Best way to scuff a clean head

"The water jackets looks pretty clean, no blocked ports so I should be OK there."


I've never seen blocked ports, but a lot of rusty crud settles in the rear bottom of the cooling chamber. Dig...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-15-2019, 08:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 506
Posted By Tom Wesenberg
Re: Cylinder Head Flatness

I'd want .002" or less across the width, and .004" or less along the length, and set .003" and .006" as the outer limits.
Remember, there is a lot of distance between the studs, beside the low...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-15-2019, 08:25 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 835
Posted By Tom Wesenberg
Re: Masking Carburetor

I've always greased small parts I don't want to get paint on.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-13-2019, 07:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 337
Posted By Tom Wesenberg
Re: wheel stud - thread size please

I would buy a thread restoring tool rather than use a thread file or die, which both remove metal.
The thread restoring tool pushes the deformed metal back into place.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-13-2019, 06:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 313
Posted By Tom Wesenberg
Re: Electric wiper arms

LOL, that's a good one, but may well be true.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-13-2019, 08:40 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,188
Posted By Tom Wesenberg
Re: I think my exhaust valves are burnt

Cancel the gasket order and buy the copper head gasket, so you won't have to pull the head again to replace the bad silicone gasket.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-12-2019, 09:32 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 956
Posted By Tom Wesenberg
Re: Help me identify engine noise?

Could it be the starter drive pinion moving forward and hitting the flywheel teeth?


Very unlikely, but never say never.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-11-2019, 09:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 524
Posted By Tom Wesenberg
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-11-2019, 09:30 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 915
Posted By Tom Wesenberg
Re: Kerosene

I made an air bubbler and used diesel fuel to clean the pan. I repeated this 3 times, then dropped the pan.
Don't experiment, as dropping the pan is the only way to get the sludge out.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-11-2019, 09:22 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 863
Posted By Tom Wesenberg
Re: Timing puzzle

One of my ebay timing lights is bad, and the flash is all over the place.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-11-2019, 08:32 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 773
Posted By Tom Wesenberg
Re: Battery constantly draining

The cutout should have an L bracket to connect to the generator post. No other wire should go to that side of the cutout. If it was my car I'd call Bert's and order a good restored original cutout...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-11-2019, 08:23 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 524
Posted By Tom Wesenberg
Re: Transmission removal

You did it right. I had to do the same thing, except I lowered the brake cross shaft.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-11-2019, 08:02 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 358
Posted By Tom Wesenberg
Re: Lever type latch on 28-29 open car

As Jim said, my 9-27-28 Phaeton has black arms and nickel plated knobs.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-09-2019, 02:46 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 714
Posted By Tom Wesenberg
Re: Two piece crank shaft pulley

The thin wall of the cast iron V is fragile, and I've seen them broken several times by careless handling.
The last engine I bought had a 2 piece cast aluminum pulley, which I planed to keep on the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-09-2019, 10:39 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 773
Posted By Tom Wesenberg
Re: Battery constantly draining

Yes, for sure. When you remove the wire from the cutout that goes to the terminal box, you should see a spark if the cutout is stuck closed. Most repro cutouts aren't worth the price of the scrap...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-09-2019, 07:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 504
Posted By Tom Wesenberg
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-07-2019, 08:08 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,419
Posted By Tom Wesenberg
Re: Will I fit in a Roadster??

Exactly. This past October I finally got serious about loosing fat, have dropped 25 pounds, and hope to drop 15 or 20 more. Most winters I gain 10 pounds, but this winter I lost 25, so that's a great...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-07-2019, 07:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 686
Posted By Tom Wesenberg
Re: Banjo Fracture

Yep, also spinning tires on snow, ice, or mud, then the tire suddenly grips dry pavement and something gives. I've never seen the housing that broken though.
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