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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-09-2020, 08:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 960
Posted By Dirtrack49
Re: Just a guy and his dog...

Dogs that ride.
Model T Madi.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-11-2019, 12:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 604
Posted By Dirtrack49
Re: Side Mirrors

Thanks everyone for your help.
And Benson, thanks for checking on the sizes of pins available from Bert's. I measured the pin again and I believe that the .245 pin is correct.
Duke36, if I decide...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-09-2019, 08:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 604
Posted By Dirtrack49
Side Mirrors

I bought myself a hinge pin side mirror and found that the pin is too small. It measures .233.
My car is a 1930 Briggs Town Sedan, and the current hinge pin for the door measures .250. Obviously, I...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-03-2019, 08:29 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,662
Posted By Dirtrack49
Re: Original 1929 Town Sedan company car

Like that Town Sedan. And it sounds like the logo is legit.
A little off topic, however I find it somewhat interesting. I met a man who was flying a Curtiss Pusher in 1974. That individual was in...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-26-2019, 08:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 678
Posted By Dirtrack49
Re: 1930 Pitman Arm

When I got my 30' Town Sedan, there was a lot of slop in my steering for being a so-called restored car.
What I have found in the last four months of working things out on this vehicle are:
1. No...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-21-2019, 08:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 882
Posted By Dirtrack49
Re: #1 plug question

My distributor body to rotor shows .025 on 3 cylinders, with .045 on number one. It does not seem to make a real difference.
I think you need to check how much gap you have between the distributor...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-07-2019, 08:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 779
Posted By Dirtrack49
Re: Light Switch Body

Hey, just got done figuring out what was wrong from the get go from the PO.
After several successful attempts at aligning the light switch body with the spider, and then it would fall out of...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-06-2019, 04:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 779
Posted By Dirtrack49
Re: Light Switch Body

So...I got the thing back on and aligned. Now the horn works, but the light switch body wants to move inside the wire spring hold down when I try to turn on the lights.
I guess I will need to find...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-05-2019, 05:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 779
Posted By Dirtrack49
Re: Light Switch Body

Thanks Wick for the info.
When you say horseshoe, are you referring to the item that holds the spider gear in place on the rod?
I take it that the two tangs on the spider need to be pushed outward...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-04-2019, 09:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,135
Posted By Dirtrack49
Re: Sea foam

I have a generator in my motor van (RV) that sat for a number of months. I was going to replace the carburetor in it since it would do nothing but surge.
My wife contacted a so-called RV repairman...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-04-2019, 09:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 779
Posted By Dirtrack49
Re: Light Switch Body

History, thanks for the input. I will take another look at it.
This car which is new to me, has a new harness on it. It also looks like the horn rod and all other related items are either new...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-04-2019, 08:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 779
Posted By Dirtrack49
Light Switch Body

Hi all,
Went to turn on my lights the other day and the switch in the steering wheel had no resistance. Took a look at the light switch body and found that the bail wire had fallen off which caused...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-02-2019, 07:54 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,070
Posted By Dirtrack49
Re: What revs at 60MPH

WHN, spot on.
I have a 1926 Model T Touring that I feel comfortable at 25 to 30. It will do more, but it is not a very good feeling when someone pulls in front of you and hits their brakes! You also...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-15-2019, 05:22 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 980
Posted By Dirtrack49
Re: Spindle Arm Nut

Joe K, Thanks for all of the good information on the front end.

Taking a look at the picture below, you can see that the drivers side (left side) has a straight fork. The passenger side has what...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-15-2019, 11:41 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 980
Posted By Dirtrack49
Re: Spindle Arm Nut

Marty and Joe,
The picture in #5 post is not from my car. It was taken from the internet to point out the steering arm nut. Since that post, I was able to take a picture of the right side of my car,...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-14-2019, 07:54 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 980
Posted By Dirtrack49
Re: Spindle Arm Nut

Yes, that is the nut.
Today, I took off the nut, cleaned all the paint off of it, and reinstalled it. I used a breaker bar and torqued it down until it met the next pin position. Figured if I broke...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-13-2019, 08:58 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 980
Posted By Dirtrack49
Re: Spindle Arm Nut

Guess I should have called this thread, Right steering arm nut. The back side of the nut is full flat, from the center hole to the outside. Not like a normal castle nut. Got my parts mixed up?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-13-2019, 08:54 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 980
Posted By Dirtrack49
Re: Spindle Arm Nut

redmodelt,

That pic is of some car off of the internet. I will take a look at mine and see what I have. Thanks for the heads up.
Like the avatar. Great patina! I was working on a 49 F1 before...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-13-2019, 07:35 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 980
Posted By Dirtrack49
Re: Spindle Arm Nut

Just hand tight. Maybe 40 ft. lbs. When I brought it up, I had only 1/8 inch more to go to put in the pin. Thought I should just put a thin shim in and bring it up tight.
Now I am concerned that...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-13-2019, 05:15 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 980
Posted By Dirtrack49
Re: Spindle Arm Nut

So, is it safe to put shims where the nut goes on to align a cotter pin? When I found the play, I was able to snug up the castle nut and eliminate the play. Only problem, I could no longer line up...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-13-2019, 12:37 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 980
Posted By Dirtrack49
Re: Spindle Arm Nut

I probably should have said steering arm to spindle nut. Tie rod connects to the steering arm which goes through the spindle next to the king pin with the nut facing forward.
Hope my terms are...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-13-2019, 10:23 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 980
Posted By Dirtrack49
Spindle Arm Nut

Had my 30 Town Sedan jacked up in the front to check things out after driving the first 400 miles on a new to me restored car. Noticed that the nut that holds the right side steering arm to the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-02-2019, 03:32 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,812
Posted By Dirtrack49
Re: What's the most absurb advice you've received in the old car hobby?

Need to dump a 350 V8 in that A. Need to dump a 350 V8 in that T. Need to dump a 350 V8 in that F1. And so it goes. Why I don't even have a V8 in my F150 Eco-boost.
I find that any stock car that I...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-02-2019, 10:16 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,108
Posted By Dirtrack49
Re: Sticking Starter Switch

Update on starter switch and no run issue.
I took apart the starter switch and found that it had some weld marks on the copper arm and the button on the starter motor. Filed the pitted area clean....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-20-2019, 04:45 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,108
Posted By Dirtrack49
Re: Sticking Starter Switch

Took the starter switch apart and found that the contacts have been welding together.
Do I clean up the weld marks and the rod plunger and housing, put it back together and hope for the best?
The...
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