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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-26-2020, 08:52 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 695
Posted By marc hildebrant
Re: New Engine Oil Change

Chris,

What did the rebuilder suggest ?

Marc
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-24-2020, 09:26 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,412
Posted By marc hildebrant
Re: 12v wiring diagram

30AModel,

You need to check your diagram as the ammeter is not connected and the alternator connects directly to the battery.

Marc
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-10-2020, 09:00 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,145
Posted By marc hildebrant
Re: blown fuse problem

Many times I crimp and solder.

Marc
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-17-2020, 06:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 445
Posted By marc hildebrant
Re: Ammeter hookup

O.K. then....


Marc
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-16-2020, 06:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 445
Posted By marc hildebrant
Re: Ammeter hookup

rotowrench,

The amount of current in a wire is the factor that sets the needed size not the voltage.

Since power is equal to volts times amps, a 12 volt system can pass twice the amount of...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-14-2020, 06:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 477
Posted By marc hildebrant
Cleaning Underside of Car ?

Group,

Oil and grease on the underside of my Tudor. Besides a steam cleaning, any ideas for a way to clean for a homeowner ?

Marc
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-12-2019, 09:23 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 526
Posted By marc hildebrant
Re: Zenith Gas Supply to Secondary Well

I'm near the West Dennis Beach on the Cape. About 1\2 mile from the ocean.

Marc
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-12-2019, 08:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 526
Posted By marc hildebrant
Zenith Gas Supply to Secondary Well

Group,

My Model A runs fine with a Tillotson carb. When I stop the car does not stall and the GAV is out about 1/3 turn.

When I install my Zenith carb, the same car will stall after a stop and...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-13-2019, 02:17 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,214
Posted By marc hildebrant
Re: Persistent intake manifold leak

Zack,

I had a similar problem with the Zenith stalling at stops. I changed my carb to a tillotson and the stalling stopped.

I suspect that I have some blockage in the air passages of the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-24-2019, 06:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,692
Posted By marc hildebrant
Re: A Carburetor Story

Thanks for the tips. I have a Zenith that will not idle well and often stalls out from a stop. I have checked over the parts but have not check all of the passages.

By the way, a Tittotson carb on...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-10-2019, 09:38 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 441
Posted By marc hildebrant
Good Garage in New England Area

Gang,


My 1931 tudor runs but have many problems I need fixing. I'm looking for a general garage shop in the New England area that can cover many different Model A problems. For example, king...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-18-2018, 09:01 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 11,613
Posted By marc hildebrant
Re: Where Have All of The Chevrolets Gone?

I was driving on 128 in Massachusetts with my 1933 chev, when a Model A challenged me to see who had the highest speed. I passed the Model A when he max out at 60 mph.

Oh to be young again!

Marc
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-18-2018, 03:32 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 11,613
Posted By marc hildebrant
Re: Where Have All of The Chevrolets Gone?

My first car was a 1933 Chev bought in 1967.


Never had axle problem and drove well.


My picture shows me with the car.


Marc
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-08-2018, 04:46 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,181
Posted By marc hildebrant
Re: Massachusetts Registration... HELP

First Step,


Normal plates mean that you can drive the car anytime you want. Also, the insurance will be higher than an antique car rate.


Antique plates (I have) limit your driving time per...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-02-2018, 02:32 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,013
Posted By marc hildebrant
Re: Realistic Driving In High Wind

Tom,


Inland eh ? Good idea but I'm must likely here for awhile.


Marc
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-01-2018, 04:51 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,013
Posted By marc hildebrant
Realistic Driving In High Wind

Group,


Here on Cape Cod, we are often hit with strong winds off the ocean. I drove the Model A on route 6 while the winds were strong, hitting the car broadside. The other cars were O.K. at the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-31-2017, 04:07 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,651
Posted By marc hildebrant
Re: Gas with Ethanol or Pure Gas?

You can use what ever you want, but I would use any type of gas for the Model A.

I add some Marvel Mystery Oil to the gas and I have had no troubles that are related to stale gas.

By the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-28-2017, 08:08 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 792
Posted By marc hildebrant
Re: tillotson float valves

I saw a note on my rebuild kit to stake the float valve, but nothing to lap the valve.
Did the instructions say to lap the valve seat ?

Marc
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-26-2017, 08:06 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,404
Posted By marc hildebrant
Re: head that won't budge

I would not want to damage a useful hunting knife. Hopefully that knife's were not in good shape ?

Marc
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-24-2017, 09:40 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,404
Posted By marc hildebrant
Re: head that won't budge

I would suggest that you buy the head puller from Snyder's or Bert's.

Marc
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-20-2017, 08:57 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,134
Posted By marc hildebrant
Re: Yanked the electronic ignition

1929,

No...I just made a comment that modern-day electrical components have a real challenge in a Model A due to the electrical environment.

Marc
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-20-2017, 01:25 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,134
Posted By marc hildebrant
Re: Yanked the electronic ignition

The electrical environment inside a Model A is very, very noisy. As a past electrical engineer, I can say that I'm not surprised that today's solid state components would not perform well unless...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-15-2017, 02:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,081
Posted By marc hildebrant
Teflon Tape On GAV Threads?

Group,

The GAV brass holder leaks where it screws into the Zenith carb. This is the part that the GAV needle valve screws into.

Can I use Teflon tape on the threads to stop the gas leak ? Its a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-15-2017, 10:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 875
Posted By marc hildebrant
Re: Tillotson float valve question.

I have a similar new float\needle seat with the same wording about needing a staking.

Good thing that John got an answer...

Marc
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-14-2017, 10:46 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 724
Posted By marc hildebrant
Re: Removal of Tillotson Throttle Shaft

Just got the shaft out. Liquid Wrench and using a punch with gentle blows and twisting worked.

The shaft and the bushing then received some extra fine sandpaper to help make the shaft turn better....
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