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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 06:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 406
Posted By JayJay
Re: Hot Dipstick

Well, when I was working at full-service stations during high school (in the '60's) we would always start the gas pumping, wash all the windows, and then do the underhood checks - to give the engine...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-29-2021, 05:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 891
Posted By JayJay
Re: Kudos for Bratton’s

Indeed, Bratton's does a great job of getting orders out and delivered quickly. But let's not forget the other vendors, in particular Bert's. I routinely order from Bert's because the distance from...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-28-2021, 03:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 479
Posted By JayJay
Re: Car Stalled/Went Fishing...In Gas Tank

Pencil filter (https://www.brattons.com/fuel-tank-filter-screen.html) fits in to the inlet of your tank shut-off valve. This link is to Bratton's but all the suppliers should have them.

JayJay
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-28-2021, 03:06 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 987
Posted By JayJay
Re: Snap-On Obstruction Wrench.

If you could get it from Snap-On today it would likely be well in excess of $100, and still made overseas.

JayJay
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-28-2021, 01:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 479
Posted By JayJay
Re: Car Stalled/Went Fishing...In Gas Tank

If you don't have a pencil filter on the fuel tank valve then anything flat in the gas tank can block the inlet to the valve (sounds like that's what happened here). This might be a good time to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-07-2021, 04:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 503
Posted By JayJay
Re: Anatomy of the Oil Pump, MMO

Well, you guys had it pegged as usual, and I thank you.

I removed and disassembled the oil pump. It was surprisingly tight - virtually no slop of the shaft in the bushings, no lash in the gears,...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-06-2021, 03:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 503
Posted By JayJay
Anatomy of the Oil Pump, MMO

G'day Barners.

First oil change on my new (to me) '30 Town Sedan I got quite a bit of sludge out of the hole before the oil started flowing. No obvious chunks, though. So I figured I would pull...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-02-2021, 06:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 462
Posted By JayJay
Re: robe cord

Oops, misread the post. Deleted.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-02-2021, 11:05 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 461
Posted By JayJay
Re: Windows won't roll up

I found the same issue in my Town Sedan, the driver door is problemmatic because the window is used more. Solution was to replace the felt tracks that the window rides in, wear in the tracks allows...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-01-2021, 04:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 579
Posted By JayJay
Re: Tonight's Sorting Out Episode - Lighting

If you find you have this situation all you have to do is pull the bulb out and rotate it 180 degrees. The Model A headlight bulb does not have offset pins on the base. You don't need to horse around...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-22-2021, 03:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 602
Posted By JayJay
Re: Water Pump Leak

Kursed - I had the same issue, after flushing and using a cooling system cleaner my pump started leaking that I could not fix by tightening up the nut, and then the bearings started howling and...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-22-2021, 12:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 689
Posted By JayJay
Re: English De Luxe Fordor for Dave Bockman

John - wow, full leather! How cool. Just for curiosity, those would have all been Right Hand Drive, right?

JayJay
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-18-2021, 06:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 279
Posted By JayJay
Re: Speedometer Replacement

CatMan - Over the years I've had several speedo cables get worn, bent or break (not all in Model A's). As long as you've done the speedo I'd take the opportunity to look at the whole system:



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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-16-2021, 01:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 600
Posted By JayJay
Re: Distributor won't drop in fully...

If his shaft length is off 1/4" then he's really got issues!

I took a trashed one-piece shaft out of a distributor and replaced it with a new two-piece shaft and found that the length was fine....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-16-2021, 01:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 600
Posted By JayJay
Re: Distributor won't drop in fully...

Another possibility is that you're not engaging the small locator pin on the bottom of the distributor with the corresponding hole in the head. That can be a bit of a chore. Failing to engage that...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-15-2021, 06:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 931
Posted By JayJay
Re: Zenith "B" Carb Leak

The fact that your taillights work with cowl lights and high beam, but not low beam, doesn't cry out to me to be a problem with wiring or the lights themselves. More likely with the switch.

Down...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-15-2021, 05:21 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,437
Posted By JayJay
Re: Opportunity to buy a 2nd Model A

I tried that many years ago (twice, in fact - slow learner) with a 1958 Mercedes sedan and a 1958 Triumph TR-3. Never again. Rule #1: Don't Surprise the Boss. Mislead, obfuscate perhaps, but no...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-15-2021, 10:58 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,437
Posted By JayJay
Re: Opportunity to buy a 2nd Model A

You need to tell her that while the coupe is being restored you need the pickup to drive and haul parts around. It's working for me so far...

JayJay
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-11-2021, 09:46 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 989
Posted By JayJay
Re: Exhaust leak...BADDDD!!!

ET - your friend may have been talking about this. I've used it and had success. The big trick is making sure your exhaust pipe is properly lined up to the manifold. It often takes a bit of juggling,...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-09-2021, 07:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 526
Posted By JayJay
Re: Radiator shell mounting flange distance

First pic - tear at lower center due to stress (original issue)
Second pic - welded up, I've done a lot of filing and filling to complete this
Third pic - dimension across lower mounting points...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-09-2021, 06:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 526
Posted By JayJay
Re: Radiator shell mounting flange distance

Yeah, I don't like the spacer idea either. I'm going to see if I can tease the sides in 1/2" each. Worst case I'll slit the flange at the bottom of each side to allow me to bend, then reweld the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-09-2021, 12:59 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,071
Posted By JayJay
Re: Jacking Instructions

As long as you can get underneath the car, there's plenty of room to remove the pan without jacking the car up. I'm not getting any slimmer, and I sure as heck aren't where I was 50 years ago, and I...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-09-2021, 11:13 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 826
Posted By JayJay
Re: Filler putty for aluminum intake?

You may not need the intake manifold true relative to the exhaust manifold (like the stock manifolds), but you do need the two intake ports true relative to each other (I presume the divot is on the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-09-2021, 11:05 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,071
Posted By JayJay
Re: Jacking Instructions

Ditto on keeping a bit of weight on the floor jack even with jack stands. I always put a small piece of wood in the cradle of my floor jack to help it conform to whatever I'm jacking on (the front...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-09-2021, 10:48 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 826
Posted By JayJay
Re: Filler putty for aluminum intake?

Alexiskai - silly question, I know, but have you considered having the divot filled with weld material, then having the mating surface decked? A good machine shop should be able to do both in-house....
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