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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-11-2018, 08:03 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 781
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: LED tail lights

I changed to the LED 6v rears a number of years ago. Huge difference in brightness. I was thinking from the first post that you already had the lights. As said, to get them flashing at a normal rate,...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-10-2018, 02:27 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 781
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: LED tail lights

I've been unable to get an electronic flasher to work on 6v. To use a standard thermo 535 just change the front turns to a higher Candle Power bulb.

The electronic flasher from Brattons is 2...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-06-2018, 09:52 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 998
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Stuck engine

It seems as though the oil has sat in the cylinders long enough. Have you tried rocking the vehicle in gear ?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-05-2018, 05:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 763
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Transmission oil,I searched

600W, 140 or 250 will work fine. I prefer 250.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-04-2018, 02:58 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,007
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Double Nutting advice

Well, you did what you needed to do. Heat, tapping, repeat. When double nutting, you really need to crank down on the two nuts and get them just as tight as you can. Sometimes thats not enough. ...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-04-2018, 02:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 601
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Stuck clutch -- unstuck

Hmmm, nice. Good idea. Thanks
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-03-2018, 09:07 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,083
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Honing Cylinders

If I understand your numbers, they seem good. Remember the cross-hatch should be as close to 45 [ 20-30 from horizontal] as possible. My thought is that 500 grit is getting pretty fine. I can't...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-03-2018, 05:34 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 433
Posted By Patrick L.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-02-2018, 07:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 433
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Roll Pin mod to modern upper plate

Hmmm, interesting. Haven't heard of it. I haven't found them hard to set.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-02-2018, 03:13 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 917
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: turning brake drums on conventional lathe

OK. When installed the drums should be cut with the hubs to true them up. Maybe one got forgot or some such thing, STUFF at times. An out-of-round drum can pulsate.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-02-2018, 03:10 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 917
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: turning brake drums on conventional lathe

OK. When installed the drums should be cut with the hubs to true them up. Maybe something happened, like maybe one got forgot. STUFF happens at times.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-02-2018, 01:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 775
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: dist. wire-lower plate

Hmm, must be Vince is still mad. He still doesn't post and he always has some good info.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-02-2018, 01:17 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 917
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: turning brake drums on conventional lathe

I think its fine to turn the original steel drums as long as they don't go more than .030" oversize. The steel drums are what the service bulletins refer to. I've seen some of these drums over the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-01-2018, 08:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 314
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: 31 Deluxe Roadster Cowl Lights?

Like said, the STD is a rare bird. There were far fewer of them built and most of them were deluxified over the years.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-31-2018, 05:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 516
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Radius rod ball - how tight?

It appears as though you have the spacers/sleeves installed, thats all thats needed.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-29-2018, 12:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 788
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Red hot exhaust pipe

Well, I would have thought the same about the timing, but, he said he found the problem to a hung valve and fuel burning in the manifold. Now we hear about a loose manifold. Oh well.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-28-2018, 10:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 387
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Transmission to Flywheel Housing Help!

Is the clutch linkage disconnected or backed off far enough ?
The plastic pilot tools usually work good if they are inserted far enough.
Filing the disk splines and using a slight bit of grease...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-28-2018, 08:24 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 788
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Red hot exhaust pipe

Lucky ? I think you found the problem and probably didn't cause any damage. Thats a good thing. You didn't mention how you fixed the hung valve. I think many of these old critters have had hot...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-27-2018, 08:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 993
Posted By Patrick L.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-26-2018, 01:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 560
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Transmision temoval

If you have something heavy enough to handle the engine and transmitter together then thats an easier way to do it.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-26-2018, 09:25 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 560
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Transmision temoval

I prefer to remove the rear end. Jack the rear and stand the frame ahead of the axle. I need to remove the wheels because of head room but would prefer to keep them on. I leave the spring attached to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-23-2018, 10:53 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 686
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: FlywhIeel housing

I don't like using extra shims. So I have filed the covers to get them as close as I can. [ One from .034" down to .008"]

Brent is right, the 'more better' way would be to send it out for...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-22-2018, 04:01 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,083
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Honing Cylinders

I too would recommend that the engine go to a reputable engine shop. They may want to first bore the engine just enough to true and clean the bores then hone. Like in #4, I still like to add a bit...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-20-2018, 09:35 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 477
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Ignition switch

Which distributor cable are you using ? Just curious. Either way, it sounds as though there is an insulation problem. Over the years the insulation can go bad allowing for a ground/short to the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-20-2018, 08:02 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 376
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Missing Water Drain Petcock

I've seen plugs in place of petcock.
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