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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-13-2019, 07:07 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 700
Posted By Chuck Sea/Tac
Re: Spindle Arm Nut

So you are saying you need to tighten the nut another fraction of a turn to be able to put the cotter pin in? Is that correct?If so how much torque are you putting on that
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-13-2019, 06:49 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 870
Posted By Chuck Sea/Tac
Talking Re: Positive Ground

:DIf you painted your fiberglass fenders with a metallic paint, then you wouldn’t need a ground wire!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-12-2019, 08:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,041
Posted By Chuck Sea/Tac
Re: No nut manifold clamp

I really don’t see, or have, a problem with the original design. I can see how it’s a bugger on the RHD though.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-09-2019, 05:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 460
Posted By Chuck Sea/Tac
Re: Castor angle

Just by a angled scaled magnetic protractor from your local lumberyard and stick it to the axle and read the °’s
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-08-2019, 06:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 718
Posted By Chuck Sea/Tac
Re: I Drive A PicUp

Now that is an interesting picture. Do you think at 80 mph, it would lift the front wheels off the ground?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-08-2019, 06:30 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 702
Posted By Chuck Sea/Tac
Re: Reliability

If you want reliability, then go through everything and do it right. No shortcuts, Jerry rigging, worn out parts, ect. Then you’ll have reliability. It ain’t cheap.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-02-2019, 09:19 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,343
Posted By Chuck Sea/Tac
Re: Model A prices...going which way?

In the Seattle Tacoma area I’m seeing older owners cars coming on the market, so to me it’s seems there’s more cars than buyers.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-26-2019, 02:43 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,718
Posted By Chuck Sea/Tac
Re: Jerky Runner

Your real problem is either wrong or faulty plugs, or most likely, your running to rich and idling to much.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-24-2019, 10:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 495
Posted By Chuck Sea/Tac
Re: Front end shimmy

I would suspect the repaired wishbone is out of spec, and changing the castor.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-20-2019, 11:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 299
Posted By Chuck Sea/Tac
Re: 6 V Bull/Fog Horn Info Needed

I’m pretty sure they’re just an after market horn. Mine is red. I have it mounted on the left side of the engine on a bracket. I put a pulley that fastens onto my steering column down low, and the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-17-2019, 08:39 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 872
Posted By Chuck Sea/Tac
Re: Sticking Starter Switch

Was the rod stuck down? Then it’s binding. If the rod was loose, then the copper strip it pushes down to contact the round copper button below was “welded” together. Take it apart and file the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-10-2019, 03:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 536
Posted By Chuck Sea/Tac
Re: Checking generator output

Sounds about right. What’s your battery voltage when off?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-25-2019, 11:19 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,133
Posted By Chuck Sea/Tac
Re: Indented Firewall

Not so much a rush, as just using up all the stock, instead of throwing it away after the change was made. This was done for all changes, that’s why the judging standards will have a “ gray” time on...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-19-2019, 05:26 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,418
Posted By Chuck Sea/Tac
Re: Coil failure ?

Well, it’s obvious the coil is trying to work, because your amp meters moving. Have you checked for spark at the coil wire to ground. Coils do fail, but not as often as people think.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-18-2019, 04:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 643
Posted By Chuck Sea/Tac
Re: "B" on top of Model A Ford cylinder head

It is a higher compression had made by Ford for the police and emergency type vehicles. I believe it’s 5.2 ratio.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-18-2019, 03:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 803
Posted By Chuck Sea/Tac
Re: Twisted cylinder head

I had my 5.5 milled because it wasn’t straight right out of the box.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-17-2019, 07:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 803
Posted By Chuck Sea/Tac
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-17-2019, 07:24 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,960
Posted By Chuck Sea/Tac
Re: Sanity check on lubing springs in place

I just jack one end of the car at a time up high, enough so that jackstands under the frame will let the wheels and spring hang as far down as it’ll go. Then I use like a motorcycle chain lube or...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-16-2019, 02:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 811
Posted By Chuck Sea/Tac
Re: Too funny

It would be interesting to know if he sells it!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-14-2019, 11:57 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 545
Posted By Chuck Sea/Tac
Re: Radiator overflow

On a plus note, with a slightly non sealing cap, you’ll know when there’s a problem. Assuming you don’t have a temp gauge.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-13-2019, 09:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 614
Posted By Chuck Sea/Tac
Re: Leakless Water Pump

There were/are several different designs of “leakless” water pumps. If you’re mechanical, take it apart and see what style it is, and you’ll most likely be able to find parts and repair it. Otherwise...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-13-2019, 03:55 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,050
Posted By Chuck Sea/Tac
Re: Flared copper washers for gaskets?

You can buy flare Gaskets already made from your local refrigeration supply house. If you’re making it by compressing a flat washer you’re already compressing the copper. The reason for the flare...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-11-2019, 04:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 750
Posted By Chuck Sea/Tac
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-09-2019, 12:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 528
Posted By Chuck Sea/Tac
Re: Tubular Shock Link

for steering, start with moving the steering wheel and watching the Pitman arm. That needs to be totally tight where it Attaches to the sector shaft. If the movement is in the steering box, then...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-08-2019, 06:03 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 737
Posted By Chuck Sea/Tac
Re: 30 Model A Zenith Carb

Sometimes the float sticks from just sitting awhile. If it keeps hanging up, then take it apart and make sure there isn’t a worn dimple where the shut of stem rides against the brass. Also some of...
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