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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-25-2020, 03:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 327
Posted By Chuck Sea/Tac
Re: No Spark--Follow Up

Good sleuthing on the ignition switch.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-25-2020, 03:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 199
Posted By Chuck Sea/Tac
Re: Question about 1930 Model A PU Truck with missing grease fittings

Something else regarding springs: hang the wheels by jack stands under the frame and squirt creeping oil or Teflon in between the leaves. You can use a tapered object to help open the leaves wider if...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-24-2020, 06:26 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,042
Posted By Chuck Sea/Tac
Re: Does tranny move forward during engine removal?

Are your rear mounts stock, mounted correctly and not cracked? They are the orientation point for the engine. Also you should check diagonal frame measurements from the mounts foreword when the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-24-2020, 06:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 545
Posted By Chuck Sea/Tac
Re: Steering turn from center

I’ve seen a V8 drag link on a model A before. They’re longer. The A is 24 5/8”.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-24-2020, 01:43 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 898
Posted By Chuck Sea/Tac
Re: The source of the problems?

You got it right. To quote Ryan the moderator, paraphrase: to build a stock model A is about as lame as it’s gets. I see most of you agree.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-19-2020, 04:53 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,091
Posted By Chuck Sea/Tac
Re: oil level

The dry engine holds 5 quarts. One quart is in the valve gallery and dipper trays in the pan. I drain out 4 quarts, and add 4 quarts per oil change. My dip stick reads F. I understand there are some...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-15-2020, 03:14 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,053
Posted By Chuck Sea/Tac
Re: Were "Suicde Doors" Really Dangerous?

I flew out twice as a3 or 4 year old when I mistakenly pulled the door handle thinking it was a window crank. I only remember the second time. We were just pulling onto the highway from a stop sign....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-15-2020, 03:03 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,211
Posted By Chuck Sea/Tac
Re: Shifting Problem

Can you slide the gears manually with the tower out?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-14-2020, 07:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 545
Posted By Chuck Sea/Tac
Re: Engine diagnosis?

Disconnect the gas line at the carb and turn on the gas, you should be able to get a quart out fairly quickly with a strong flow. You may just have some crud in the tank or filter causing fuel...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-11-2020, 05:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 827
Posted By Chuck Sea/Tac
Re: dick

What is or isn’t happening? For example clutch won’t release or clutch slips. Or is it linkage?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-11-2020, 05:10 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,779
Posted By Chuck Sea/Tac
Re: TRANSPARK UNIVERSAL Ignition System problems

It would be better if the rotor was square on the body contacts, but obviously it’s been working satisfactorily. You’re drawing didn’t show up by the way. I’d be concerned with the intermittent...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-11-2020, 12:44 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 648
Posted By Chuck Sea/Tac
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-08-2020, 02:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 587
Posted By Chuck Sea/Tac
Re: Foaming coolant

Does it really matter if the pumps not turning? Seems like you would get bubbles either way?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-06-2020, 12:04 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 940
Posted By Chuck Sea/Tac
Re: Tapping sound when Clutch pedal engaged

Jerry, it’s easy to check if your ring gear is in its proper location. Disconnect the grd from the battery, and remove the starter and look. You may have to hold the starter stud underneath the large...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-05-2020, 01:08 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 578
Posted By Chuck Sea/Tac
Re: Clutch release arm pin removal

If it doesn’t want to move, you could drill it, assuming you have the angle access.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-04-2020, 01:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 468
Posted By Chuck Sea/Tac
Re: Info about vintage A racecars wanted

I understand that under some regulations 200 cubes was too much. Donít know the size limit, but As weíre cut down to two cylinders to meet specs. They were slow coming out of the corners, but did...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-04-2020, 01:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 441
Posted By Chuck Sea/Tac
Re: Exhaust manifold problems...

Ive repaired broken wallowed ect hole for bolting manifolds together, by oversizing the hole, threading, installing a bolt, and cutting flush. Then carefully using a centering starter bit, drill and...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-04-2020, 12:55 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 921
Posted By Chuck Sea/Tac
Re: Some observations and a few more questions from a newbie.

Engine needs to be ran until it’s at full temp for a while to burn off condensation. Without a thermostat it takes a long time, or maybe never. Hence the milky residue in your draft tube. Been there,...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-01-2020, 01:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 737
Posted By Chuck Sea/Tac
Re: Identifying Year Of Model A Frame

The radiator pad height is an easy way to distinguish 28-29 from 30-31.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-28-2020, 10:02 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,583
Posted By Chuck Sea/Tac
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-25-2020, 04:24 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,457
Posted By Chuck Sea/Tac
Re: 600w leaking out of steering box

Some of the info doesnít exactly match, so itís possible penrite has added to the mix.? Probably close enough. I still have some penrite and Iíll pick up some ď00Ē from tractor supply, although I...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-24-2020, 10:41 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,457
Posted By Chuck Sea/Tac
Re: 600w leaking out of steering box

How did you come to this conclusion? I tried to figure out what it was, but got nowhere.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-21-2020, 11:20 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,068
Posted By Chuck Sea/Tac
Re: Not running

What happened?? We would like to know if you solved the problem?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-19-2020, 07:19 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,373
Posted By Chuck Sea/Tac
Re: Good time to check your fan blades

A engineer,Russell Babke(spl), in the Seattle club, who wrote several articles in the 70ísor 80ís, for mafca and I think skinned knuckles, did a data study on fan blades. He cut them down to change...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-16-2020, 03:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 573
Posted By Chuck Sea/Tac
Re: Zenith and the Gav adjustment On a 31

Good point about the throttle shaft, leaking because of wear. I also use petroleum resistant grease on the shaft.
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