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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 01:01 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 128
Posted By Tom Wesenberg
Re: NOS Generator Armature

Yes, I've seen that also. They think the emory is conductive and will pile up between the segments and make a short, but it just doesn't happen.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 12:42 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 277
Posted By Tom Wesenberg
Re: Best Way to Sell Model A's

But Mark, everyone knows that you buy high and sell low. :D
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 12:13 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 649
Posted By Tom Wesenberg
Re: Search for "oil" brings no hits?!

Jeff, you forgot the "I" after the "D". :D
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 11:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 406
Posted By Tom Wesenberg
Re: Rear Bumper Bracket - Straight or Angled?

Follow Marco's advice. To me the left is pushed forward, and the right is a little too far back.
10* isn't much.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 11:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 606
Posted By Tom Wesenberg
Re: Lots of smoke

Holy smokes! :D
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 11:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 128
Posted By Tom Wesenberg
Re: NOS Generator Armature

I spin them in my lathe and polish the commutator with a strip of 400 grit emory cloth. You can do the same without spinning it, if you don't own a lathe. Very seldom does the commutator need to be...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 10:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 383
Posted By Tom Wesenberg
Re: Generator and Tom W

You can unscrew the field wire from the adjustable brush, then if you motor the generator, it will draw about 15 amps. While the field wire is disconnected, use a 6 amp battery charger connected to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-16-2017, 12:52 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 379
Posted By Tom Wesenberg
Re: Clutch

Is this your first Model A?
Stiff compared to what?
The Model A has a stiffer clutch than any other car or truck I've owned.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-16-2017, 12:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 383
Posted By Tom Wesenberg
Re: Generator and Tom W

Correct, and when you motor it with the field disconnected, it will motor slower and draw about 15 amps. I did this test the other day.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-16-2017, 12:13 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 759
Posted By Tom Wesenberg
Re: Not Model A, but what year is this air cooled chevrolet?

Who says lying doesn't pay? Nader got rich doing it.

I read his book back in 1970, and it was clear he was against corporate America, and was clueless about automobiles. From 1965 to 1979...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-15-2017, 11:53 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 190
Posted By Tom Wesenberg
Re: Generator again---Tom W.

I wonder if someone turned the armature iron core part, thus increasing the air gap. The smaller the sir gap (armature to field), the better the output. I've come across two armature where this was...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-15-2017, 08:38 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 437
Posted By Tom Wesenberg
Re: Side timing cover question

Interesting serial number. I wonder what the RF stands for?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-14-2017, 10:09 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,926
Posted By Tom Wesenberg
Re: So far, so good on mystery engine

If the clearances are good, I'd put it back together and run it. You can get a lot of miles out of that yet. In the meantime you can save up for a babbit job when or if this gets noisy.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-14-2017, 09:43 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,064
Posted By Tom Wesenberg
Re: I've got a problem

Yes, and pictures of the top plate, distributor opening, and spark lever at retard, and full advance would also help.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-14-2017, 09:03 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,700
Posted By Tom Wesenberg
Re: Split crankshaft pulley

I've used the slotted pulley on a couple engines because they were already on the engine. Never had a problem with them.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-13-2017, 10:11 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,064
Posted By Tom Wesenberg
Re: I've got a problem

Some distributor bodies have the window cut wider by the owner. This is a mistake to do, but maybe that's what happened to your's. Anyway the Model A doesn't need all the 40* travel, as most should...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-13-2017, 08:18 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,926
Posted By Tom Wesenberg
Re: So far, so good on mystery engine

That looks good, and don't worry about lack of shims until the clearance becomes too great. Then it will be time for a rebuild, but in the meantime you can put on a lot of miles without spending your...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-13-2017, 08:02 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 465
Posted By Tom Wesenberg
Re: Original Cut Out and Gen ??? and Cutout wiring Questions

I've written everything I can think of on generators and cutouts, but the search function doesn't always find the right answer. Sometimes it's better to search through Google, say search "Wesenberg...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-13-2017, 07:46 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,064
Posted By Tom Wesenberg
Re: I've got a problem

Exactly what part is stopping the motion from going further?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-13-2017, 05:25 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,926
Posted By Tom Wesenberg
Re: So far, so good on mystery engine

Since the timing dimple is in the cam gear, it will be the correct timing mark for TDC firing on number 1 each time the pin drops into the dimple.

Those of you who time the engine off the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-13-2017, 05:17 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,232
Posted By Tom Wesenberg
Re: New owner, '28 roadster

Yep, it could have been the problem with only 1/3 the amount of gear oil it should have.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-13-2017, 01:48 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 465
Posted By Tom Wesenberg
Re: Original Cut Out and Gen ??? and Cutout wiring Questions

A couple repro cutouts are OK, but the best is the original Ford one. Bert's sells restored original cutouts. Your generator pulley looks a little bit forward from the front plate. Do not powdercoat...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-12-2017, 07:43 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 656
Posted By Tom Wesenberg
Re: shipping cost rear spring help

Fastenal, but must be dropped off and picked up store to store.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-12-2017, 02:39 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 549
Posted By Tom Wesenberg
Re: Gilmore Car Museum Location

It is the most southeastern building. East end of main street on the south side. Facing it on the north side is the Franklin building.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-12-2017, 02:30 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 829
Posted By Tom Wesenberg
Re: My condensers are making me depressed

Also make sure the thick insulating washer is under the screw head on the condenser brass post. If it's missing, the screw can bottom out and spin the brass condenser terminal before the screw is...
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