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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-10-2019, 11:32 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 406
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: GAV and alcohol

I don't know about pure alcohol, but I did do testing of the difference between regular gas and 10%, to get the same mixture as I got with closed gav on regular gas it took 1/4 turn till 50, then 3/4...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-10-2019, 09:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 218
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Basic trouble shooting 32 generator

If you take the belt off and put power to the output post the generator should "motor", if it doesn't there is a internal problem

If there are 2 wires coming out of inside one is a field ground...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-10-2019, 08:53 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 244
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: LED Tail Lights for 36 6 volts

A friend has a 36 packard, it came with every type of taillight bulb--- several types led, halogen, regular, all were dim, tested the voltage at the socket and was only 4.5 volts--- kept working my...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-10-2019, 08:46 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 625
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Cold Weather Operation

The coldest I have been out driving in was -10, hadn't been run in several months, started up easy, took a bit to get in gear, drove a block in first to loosen up the stiff oil, then normal. I do...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-09-2019, 11:07 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 875
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Cracked Block

smear it with epoxy, maby in 5-10years you will have to do it again
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-09-2019, 08:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 256
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: 8BA Startup

3 brush generator needs a battery to control voltage, without a battery the voltage can go over 45 volts and it will fry, the smoke will come out of the windings This is because the third brush...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-07-2019, 09:26 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 552
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: AMP Meter Reading

The 3rd brush controls the maximum amps, in a stock system--and with just a diode cutout , the idea is it was adjusted for your use, if you just take long trips with no night driving it would be set...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-07-2019, 07:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 448
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: A-6200 Connecting Rod

There's probably other prints with more detail, this is all I have
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-06-2019, 06:11 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 518
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: 34 Radiator Leak - JB Weld

I have had a similar hole ( from deer antler though)that I glued over 20 years ago on a chevy truck, still no leak, you have to drain and clean the area, push some into the holes--- soldering is...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-06-2019, 06:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 552
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: AMP Meter Reading

If you were to read the owners instruction book you would see that a discharge with headlights on is normal
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-06-2019, 04:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 517
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Do I need this?

A few years ago we had a several day real cold spell, the A had been sitting for 4 months, no charger, the 10 year old optima, a single one was enough at -10 to start it
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-06-2019, 12:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 137
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Generator and starter field coils

There's actually special cloth tape, I also have used cut strips of bedsheets, try electric motor repair place, the local one used to get it for me
I will do some searching tonight, I have to get...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-06-2019, 12:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 448
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: A-6200 Connecting Rod

I have a drawing at home--- won't be till late when I get home
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-04-2019, 09:12 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 546
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Sandblasting sheet metal parts

I never had problems running the compresser at 45 lbs pressure for tin, I use a smiths compresser, set the governer to regulate max pressure with large enough nozzle----- the nozzles from the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-03-2019, 09:11 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,595
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: What revs at 60MPH

I work on modern cars, next time you are stopped in traffic and there are cars on each side, in front, and back one of those cars has a much more serious problem than old near bald tires ----...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-02-2019, 05:28 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,595
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: What revs at 60MPH

Anytime I try to drive 45 i end up over 50----the second day after I rebuilt it I knew it would go 67, I have original stock head, no overdrive, have driven over 65 all day ---been trying to break it...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-02-2019, 09:17 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 716
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Original coils. Can they be rebuilt?

I bought a new epoxy coil some years ago to put inside original can, the outside diameter is a little large, got the coil Xrayed , saw that there was enough thickness to cut it down to fit ----I have...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-29-2019, 10:35 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,530
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Champion 3xs or other plugs?

I used to play different spark plugs, would only put the 3X ones in for shows--- then about 30 years ago I left them in, got better fuel mileage and ran better, still using same ones, amortized over...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-27-2019, 07:55 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 851
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Make it Stop! ('46 Deluxe)

Some offshore production wheel cylinders have the holes drilled wrong, sometimes the bleeding port is not drilled to the top of the cylinder trapping air ---- just because the part is new doesn't...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-26-2019, 06:59 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,062
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: 6V versus 12V (stupid ques. I'm a newbie)

How long do you consider "a while ", since I did me first Babbitt job on my car I have been doing everything that is said to break it--- all day at 65, 3rd gear starts, lugging from low rpm, running...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-25-2019, 05:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 594
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Distributor revision, 2 questions

If you read the instruction book it says to "fill" the oil cup---most dist call for a few drops----once I realized this and filled the oil cup with a good squirt and went for a drive I saw that the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-25-2019, 01:39 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,062
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: 6V versus 12V (stupid ques. I'm a newbie)

I consider the generator more reliable, --- 45 years since it was last rebuilt, the 74 chevy with delco alternator has had it out 3 time for failure in 10 years less time--- I have halogen...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-24-2019, 01:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 341
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Starter bench test spins slow

I have made starter/ generator fabric insulation out of outer covering from shoelaces, wrapped some thread around the ends with dab of glue to prevent fraying

Look at the armature and pole pieces...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-21-2019, 07:52 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 224
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Generator question

some 35 years ago my armature threw the solder due to a fuse failure, I went to the electric motor place on the corner and was told that I could do a tempoary repair by soldering the windings back...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-19-2019, 09:14 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,415
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Clutch replacement costs...

I have a old chilton flat rate book, it lists flywheel renew at 6.2 ---states that the method is to leave the spring attached to rear---of course being "flat rate" you can't worry about chipping the...
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