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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 11:55 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 774
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Positive Ground

The more metallic in the paint the better. :D
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 11:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 208
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Engine Noise

I think I would try to determine a bit better as to where the noise is coming from. A stethoscope, screwdriver, long dowel, hose, etc can be used. Does it sound louder from top, bottom, left or...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-11-2019, 03:34 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,074
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Max Compression Ratio

Yep, there are disadvantages in alcohol for any use. There are also some advantages.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-11-2019, 05:37 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,258
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: ROTELLA 15W 40 Oil

I figured. There are some that think the oil thickens as it warms. I don't know where that came from.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-11-2019, 05:34 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,074
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Max Compression Ratio

WOW, learn something every day.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-11-2019, 05:30 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,129
Posted By Patrick L.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-10-2019, 06:20 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,258
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: ROTELLA 15W 40 Oil

Multi-vis oil doesn't really change viscosity. A 10W-30 flows like a 10 weight/viscosity with the film strength of a 30.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-10-2019, 06:17 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,074
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Max Compression Ratio

It seems I remember the limit for a flathead is about 8.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-10-2019, 03:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 441
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Castor angle

7 of caster is quite a bit. They are originally set for 5 which is still quite a bit.
The car will still probably track well at speed, but, the steering wheel probably will not want to return very...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-10-2019, 03:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 381
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Non starter

There should be 6-8 volts at the moveable point arm when open and 0 volts when points are closed.

If you have that, then opening and closing the points should cause a good spark to ground from the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-10-2019, 03:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 203
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Tail light / Switch Issues

Resistors in headlights doesn't make sense to me either, but, I'm not familiar with those headlights.

If you are using the parks as turn signals and the cowls are incandescent then resistors for...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-10-2019, 03:05 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,129
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: update on getting dizzy after being under the A.

Getting old isn't for wimps.

I've had to stop using T's in golf. 95/55 blood pressure isn't good for standing up quickly.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-10-2019, 10:59 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 774
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Positive Ground

Kinda as said, nothing really changes. Everything will eventually ground thru the frame to the positive battery cable and the positive battery terminal.

Checking for power is the same whether...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-09-2019, 05:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 335
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Generator Charging

'on 12 volts would have some fainting , left and right'


LOL, thats right. Experience is a good teacher.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-09-2019, 01:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 450
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: model a amp meter

There is a problem ? Someone may buy it. What was it that W C Fields said ?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-08-2019, 02:42 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 675
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Reliability

Reliability ? Just make the car as safe as can be, steering, brakes, etc.

As said, the 2 newer blade fan change and an electronic voltage regulator are good changes. But, thats it. These cars...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-08-2019, 08:12 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 986
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Working in the garage

Some of you boys seem to have shops that are entirely too neat and clean. That just ain't right. [grin]
I too use a blower or air nozzle. I'm an old barefoot boy too, but, not in the shop.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-06-2019, 05:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 549
Posted By Patrick L.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-06-2019, 10:34 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 693
Posted By Patrick L.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-05-2019, 09:06 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 834
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: New Two Blade Fan

Seems to be a common problem that I was not aware of until I recently replaced a broken 4 blade fan.
The 'new' 2 blade spun just fine until it warmed up. Had to to remove it along with the water...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-04-2019, 04:49 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 983
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Bouncey Car Needs Shocks

$1240/4 as per Stipe's web site.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-04-2019, 09:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 226
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Ammeter Reading

What reading are you getting ?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-03-2019, 07:02 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 983
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Bouncey Car Needs Shocks

I have the same question as Bob. Make sure the shocks are full of the proper fluid and adjust them a bit tighter. Check to see how far out the adjuster is now set and go from there.
My preference is...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-03-2019, 10:49 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 787
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Engine Oil Analysis

I have certain oil checked, but, not from the 'A'. I can't really see any advantage for an A.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-02-2019, 02:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 372
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: generator not charging _ How come?

Its always nice to hear the results. Glad the 'rebuilder' made it right.
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