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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-18-2020, 03:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 627
Posted By jg61hawk
Re: Groaning Brakes

Done in the 60's! I would check the wheel cylinders, fuel pump, turn signals, master cylinder, electric window motors and vacuum trunk release.....if I was looking at anything but an A! Ain't the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-14-2020, 04:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 767
Posted By jg61hawk
Re: Knocking on start up

WHN hit the nail on the head....rebuild an engine for what...to drive 400 miles a year?? Is this a daily driver.... up the oil viscosity, STP added and live with it for years and years I'll bet.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-07-2020, 11:51 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,140
Posted By jg61hawk
Re: Cross country transport

I know you are completed now but here is a great source:

Todd Meyer in NJ. He is a one man show....great guy and very safe and reasonable.. 908 770 0372
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-07-2020, 11:47 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 651
Posted By jg61hawk
Re: horn blows while driving

Mine starting low "growl" as I was driving. I found if I hit the horn button it stopped for a while. That made me think it was not in the wires. I eventually got it to growl while sitting still...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-28-2020, 05:51 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,086
Posted By jg61hawk
Re: Preston “ALL VEHICLES” Antifreeze

Probably doesn't matter in these old birds but FYI Amazon sells all types of antifreeze.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-28-2020, 04:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 493
Posted By jg61hawk
Re: bad condensor symptoms

Intermittent no spark can be one big symptom especially after warming up. Another member posted here to mount one spare condenser on the firewall and use a jumper wire to the passenger side of the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-27-2020, 05:35 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 2,741
Posted By jg61hawk
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-26-2020, 03:51 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 2,741
Posted By jg61hawk
Re: Car Will Not Start--No Apparent Spark

Ref. below as you posted: I tend to think the below can't be correct. If you put the black lead on one side of the fuse holder and the red lead on the other and get a voltage reading of 6.27 that...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-26-2020, 01:06 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 2,741
Posted By jg61hawk
Re: Car Will Not Start--No Apparent Spark

What could be worse than one of our old cars not working!!!! Oh yeah all that other stuff....Relax it'll get fixed it ALWAYS DOES. It's a puzzle and at least you're HOME!!!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-26-2020, 01:02 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 2,741
Posted By jg61hawk
Re: Car Will Not Start--No Apparent Spark

Based on the below you posted I'm asking does the amp meter still discharge every time you turn on the battery (not the key...just the battery)? I am thinking if the system discharges with KEY OFF...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-26-2020, 12:45 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 2,741
Posted By jg61hawk
Re: Car Will Not Start--No Apparent Spark

Based on what you wrote (below) the first thing to do is do away with the fuse block and all. Simply put the wire on the starter switch where the battery cable is. It makes NO SENSE to have any...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-23-2020, 06:28 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 2,741
Posted By jg61hawk
Re: Car Will Not Start--No Apparent Spark

Do you have horn, and lights? At any rate if you are sure there is not 6volts on both junction box terminals stop right there. The power goes to the ampmeter before it travels on to "light up" both...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-23-2020, 04:17 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 2,741
Posted By jg61hawk
Re: Car Will Not Start--No Apparent Spark

Here is a copy of a post Mike V posted. LOOK at the junction box ...should be power on both sides. If not the Amp gauge is bad. Jump across the two lugs of the junction box to bypass meter.

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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-25-2020, 06:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 428
Posted By jg61hawk
Re: Brake light stays on when park brake is engaged

Pulling that lever hard puts a lot of stress on a lot of things. My car increases in idle very slightly!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-25-2020, 06:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 676
Posted By jg61hawk
Re: Transmission stuck

Are you sure the starter isn't stuck? What happens when you hit the starter? If nothing happens rock the car back and forth.....also could be the tower, a kind of simple fix.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-20-2020, 03:22 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,730
Posted By jg61hawk
Re: Over Fill Oil

Two observations: The cotter pin hole is to leak it's not an overflow. Second and VERY important. These engines, like a small lawn mower motor, use SPLASH to move oil. Picture your hand in a pool...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-12-2020, 06:49 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 898
Posted By jg61hawk
Re: Engine noise?

you are vague on the description... I had the starter rod just rubbing on the firewall and the noise was incredible for such a small contact...but the metal to metal was just right to sound much...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-12-2020, 03:33 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 820
Posted By jg61hawk
Re: Coil problem?

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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-12-2020, 03:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 820
Posted By jg61hawk
Re: Coil problem?

Mike V Florida has posted this and I think it's wonderful:

This is my generic no spark troubleshooting list,

No Spark
Some possibilities are:
1.Blown or defective fuse (use of a fuse is an...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-12-2020, 01:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 820
Posted By jg61hawk
Re: Coil problem?

I had new points...had to bend the arm to make them actually close. Couldn't see it with eye but test light showed they never closed.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-10-2020, 09:22 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,061
Posted By jg61hawk
Re: Model A transport

Call Todd Meyer in NJ. He is a one man show....great guy and very safe and reasonable.. 908 770 0372
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-07-2020, 09:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 587
Posted By jg61hawk
Re: Can I Safely Open Spider at Steering Column

Well here's the truth... the horn started "growling"...not blowing just an occasional low growl, that stops when I actually blow the horn. I wiggled the wires at the spider and it growls....so I was...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-07-2020, 02:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 587
Posted By jg61hawk
Can I Safely Open Spider at Steering Column

Can I just move the spring clip and the bottom of the spider opens or will "stuff" fall out and get loose. I'd like to clean in there, but if it ain't broke don't fix it" may apply.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-07-2020, 02:33 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,566
Posted By jg61hawk
Re: blown fuse problem

You'll have to disconnect circuits to stop it. Is it really as you turn the key, or do you have your foot on the brake as is a normal thing to do? Turning the key only and it blows...I'll defer to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-04-2020, 07:44 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,106
Posted By jg61hawk
Re: Misfire and backfire when hot

So did it help..................

Now Jackson111 has a good idea. putting a second condenser on the coil in parallel to the one in the dist.
That gets it away from the heat. I like it. will try it...
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