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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-11-2019, 06:08 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 950
Posted By Tom Wesenberg
Re: Aussie Model A Ute

There is an aftermarket points plate that doesn't have the fine flex wire running to the lower plate. Instead it has a contact strap that rubs on the top plate to conduct voltage to the points. I...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-10-2019, 04:50 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,641
Posted By Tom Wesenberg
Re: installed a new 6:1 head now a tapping noise

I was also thinking it could be piston slap.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-08-2019, 01:33 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 950
Posted By Tom Wesenberg
Re: Stalls When Braking

450 to 500 RPM is a good idle speed.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-08-2019, 01:19 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 593
Posted By Tom Wesenberg
Re: Engine starter, revision

The parts shown in #14 is to keep the spring from being twisted inward to a smaller diameter. The parts spin on the shaft, so they don't transfer any drive power to the flywheel. The crack isn't much...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-08-2019, 12:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 387
Posted By Tom Wesenberg
Re: time the engine

If you use an A distributor, but the front timing gear cover is B, then move the spark lever to the mid position and use the timing pin as normal.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-08-2019, 12:54 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 351
Posted By Tom Wesenberg
Re: Roadster door alignment

Sounds like the tub has pushed inward, but it is usual for the body to push outward, so the bottom of the door sticks out some when the latch catches.


Is this what you are describing?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-08-2019, 12:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 462
Posted By Tom Wesenberg
Re: Cut out wire?

No, You should have a single thin wire running to the solder joint on the base. If you don't see it, then it may have burned or broken off right at the coil, where you can no long access it. Not much...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-07-2019, 08:14 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 427
Posted By Tom Wesenberg
Re: Oil on Spark Plug

Plugs don't go bad from setting, so that's the last thing I'd change when trying to start an engine. The plugs fire easier when you have a sharp edge on the center electrode, so if it's worn rounded,...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-07-2019, 08:09 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 593
Posted By Tom Wesenberg
Re: Engine starter, revision

Don't worry about the smaller diameter, as it isn't much smaller, so you still use the same thickness copper brushes. As mentioned, you should never undercut the starter armature commutator.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-07-2019, 08:00 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 402
Posted By Tom Wesenberg
Re: Generator lube

There is a small cover that needs to be pushed to the side to expose the oil hole. Look just behind the pulley on the top side of the front plate. If it's been rebuilt, then it may have a sealed...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-07-2019, 07:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 351
Posted By Tom Wesenberg
Re: 1929 window regulator

The large diameter end of the spring goes against the upholstery panel. I've had the same problem and had to push like hell to get the pin into place.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-07-2019, 07:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 462
Posted By Tom Wesenberg
Re: Cut out wire?

If you don't see the fine wire at the solder joint, then look for a fine wire close to the coil, and hopefully you can solder it to ground. When the charge circuit is open, the generator can reach up...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-05-2019, 08:19 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 653
Posted By Tom Wesenberg
Re: Mystery starting problem (or not)

If you have the MoPar dual resistor feeding the coil, then yes, it could be that the start portion of the resistor is open. Do an ohm check for both resistors in the ceramic block. The start portion...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-05-2019, 12:12 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,183
Posted By Tom Wesenberg
Re: New to Model A and Starter Question

6 volt cars generally crank a little slower than a 12 volt car, but that's fine and how it's designed.
The engine doesn't need to crank fast to start, or they could never be hand cranked.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-05-2019, 12:03 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 531
Posted By Tom Wesenberg
Re: Water Inlet Questions

To me your inlet doesn't look too bad to use. I'd file any sharp edge so it doesn't cut the rubber hose, then use it.


BTW, I like the slow set glues, such as 24 hours before you use the repaired...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-04-2019, 11:29 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,214
Posted By Tom Wesenberg
Re: Best lubrication for transmission ?

I bought a gallon of GL-1 from NAPA. They had to order it, but had it in 3 hours.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-04-2019, 08:56 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,214
Posted By Tom Wesenberg
Re: Best lubrication for transmission ?

I do the same for my Model A's and Studebakers.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-04-2019, 01:26 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,615
Posted By Tom Wesenberg
Re: New guy seeking advice

If you want to carry friends, then a Tudor, Sedan, or Phaeton fits the bill nicely.
If you like to go it alone, then any model will do, but the pickups are tight. At your size and weight, a pickup...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-04-2019, 01:18 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 578
Posted By Tom Wesenberg
Re: License Plate Clamp Orientation

Install them as Gary and Marco show, with the bolts above the headlight bar.


The 1928-9 clamps are a bit different, and have the bolts below the bar.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-04-2019, 01:14 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 531
Posted By Tom Wesenberg
Re: Water Inlet Questions

The numbers could be tracking to identify batches or locations of where the part was cast.
I had to smooth the rough parting line on the top outlet once in order to stop the top hose from dripping....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-03-2019, 11:51 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 687
Posted By Tom Wesenberg
Re: Billetproof Florida 2019

Nice looking Tudor and family.
Good to see you're still using the powerhouse generator also.
Wish my 29 Tudor looked that good.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-03-2019, 11:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 251
Posted By Tom Wesenberg
Re: generator brushes

I slip the end plate into place as I reach in with my fingers to hold back the brushes. I've also used a bent coat hanger to pull them back.


Remember, the shorter side of the brush always faces...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-03-2019, 11:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 321
Posted By Tom Wesenberg
Re: 1928/9 Roadster Muffler Replacement

I bought 2 stainless Aries exhaust for my 28 and 29 Model A's.
I've only installed the one on my 28 and it fits fine.
Aries only makes the one shape as far as I know.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-02-2019, 07:16 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,183
Posted By Tom Wesenberg
Re: New to Model A and Starter Question

If the truck has the 1928 multiplate clutch, then you need to use the 1/2" starter with the correct early drive.
The later starters have 5/8" shaft and the Bendix drive spring has a bolt head that...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-01-2019, 12:53 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 772
Posted By Tom Wesenberg
Re: Model A - 12 volt question

Cell phones and GPS run on 5 volts, so they stay charged fine on my 6 volt socket in my Model A and 1950 Studebakers with 6 volt positive ground.
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