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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-28-2020, 12:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 372
Posted By JBill
Re: throttle control

Maybe get one of those "collars" to adjust the length of the rod between the ball on the throttle control and the ball on the carb? I'm not sure how bendable those control arms are, and you...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-23-2020, 12:52 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,968
Posted By JBill
Re: 1930 Roadster on ebay. Thoughts please.

That seems a little high, but it's not outrageous. Try to put one together for that price. You wouldn't even get a good start.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-09-2020, 10:36 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 735
Posted By JBill
Re: Carb identify

The fitting from the gas line to the carburetor fuel inlet is a little different from either Zenith or Tillotson.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-19-2020, 09:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 651
Posted By JBill
Re: wet floor 30 A rumble seat area

There's a gutter there but no seal (at least not on mine). Just take it easy with the hose
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-11-2020, 08:12 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,099
Posted By JBill
Re: How to Start the Model "A" shown in 45 seconds

Why doesn't mine sound like that??
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-24-2020, 09:58 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,204
Posted By JBill
Re: Marvel Schebler carb pouring gas

I had that happen with a MS carb several years ago, and could never figure out what was wrong or get it to stop. I eventually just took it off, put it on a shelf, and installed a Tillotson on my...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-09-2020, 08:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,718
Posted By JBill
Re: Hudson Wagon Works Doors

How many of our younger folks would even know what "include SASE" in an ad even meant?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-07-2020, 05:58 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,566
Posted By JBill
Re: blown fuse problem

Could be lots of things, but if your wiriing is in a metal conduit make sure the conduit has not moved and is making contact inside the terminal box with the driver's side post.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-11-2020, 09:26 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 539
Posted By JBill
Re: Differential oil leaking on on brake shoes

This is a very big and complex job. As Franklin suggests, get a shop manual. First thing, get a safe and reliable spring spreader for the rear spring. Removing and replacing the rear axle is, IMO,...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-05-2020, 12:06 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,742
Posted By JBill
Re: Nice

I'd use a double gasket before installing the water pump!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-04-2020, 09:17 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 606
Posted By JBill
Re: Need help lowering roadster top please

Just be careful not to "pinch" any of the top material in the irons as they unfold. As Hawk says, go slow.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-16-2020, 01:20 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,179
Posted By JBill
Re: Wheel Puller

As to your question, "Am I likely to need a wheel puller?" I would say, yes. Even if the hub is not stuck, you're not likely to just pull it off by hand. If it is stuck, you will wish you had the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-21-2020, 04:37 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,716
Posted By JBill
Re: It's alive!!!!!

Wow, that's so cool. Hope you either have or can find a hood to match!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-09-2020, 11:08 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,264
Posted By JBill
Re: Ricks pack

I know, I know, it's easy to make fun of Rick Packs now, but when I did my first A restoration back in the 1970s there were some other suppliers (Ernie Hemmngs in Quincy, Illinois, and Bob's Model A...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-06-2020, 01:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 665
Posted By JBill
Re: Rear-end oil fill

Tom's way is the easiest. But if your heavy differential (or trans) oil didn't come in a squeezable bottle, you can buy one at Menard's, Home Depot, etc. Fill the bottle with a funnel and you're in...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-05-2020, 08:45 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,848
Posted By JBill
Re: Driver Licneses In a Model A Lately

Once you reach a certain age, it's not the driving test it's the vision test you have to worry about!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-27-2020, 03:44 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,247
Posted By JBill
Re: Spring Perch Troubles

If the nuts are that tight, I can't imagine how tight the perches must be in the axle. I've had to drill them out before, and that of course ruins them.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-27-2020, 03:39 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,125
Posted By JBill
Re: Battery connector corroding

There are several different kinds of battery post spray/protectant on the market. Might try one. Can't hurt, might help.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-22-2020, 01:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 544
Posted By JBill
Re: Rear brakes.

Some people (like me) drill and tap the emergency brake shaft housing for a zerk fitting.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-10-2020, 09:58 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,173
Posted By JBill
Re: How much paint?

Will depend a little bit on type of sprayer. I believe HVLP guns use less paint.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-25-2020, 11:15 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,069
Posted By JBill
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-14-2020, 05:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 504
Posted By JBill
Re: Rear axle

Just fill it until it runs back out of the fill hole. Same with the transmission. I don't know exactly how much that takes, but somebody will. A fair amount starting from scratch.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-05-2020, 10:43 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,106
Posted By JBill
Re: Rumble Seat - HELP

I wonder how the heck they did this at the factory. They wouldn't have spent a lot of time on what would SEEM to be a simple installation.


PS: Many years ago there was a radio station in Del...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-29-2019, 11:33 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 8,039
Posted By JBill
Re: Looking for a Good Soul to Detail the Marvel Carburetor

I have one I don't use since the float once stuck and scared the bejeebers out of me. I recall they require a slightly different pipe fitting from gas line to carb than either the Zenith or the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-23-2019, 11:40 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,051
Posted By JBill
Re: 1930 Pitman Arm

The shorter pitman arm doesn't turn it into power steering, but it does make steering a little easier. Been a lot of debate about turning radius changing, but I've never noticed any problem there.
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