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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-10-2016, 06:46 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,923
Posted By Larry Seemann
Re: Why does engine run best with GAV almost closed

You don't say which carb you have. If it happens to be a "B" carb they are designed to run with the GAV closed after warm-up.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-11-2015, 08:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,042
Posted By Larry Seemann
a Model A poem

"Look Who's Talkin'"
by Larry Seemann

I walked out into the shop today.
After a few minutes I heard "him" say:
"Daddy, can we go for a run today?"

Who is "he"? You might say.
Why, It's...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-03-2015, 06:26 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 6,952
Posted By Larry Seemann
Re: Oil level

Like James Rogers I recommend keeping the oil level between F and L. Here's why: When running the valve galley is full of oil. When the engine is shut off the oil drains back to the oil pan and a lot...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-22-2015, 06:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,245
Posted By Larry Seemann
Re: Briggs bodied Coupes

I have a '31 Dlx coupe with Briggs body. I was not aware of any difference from a Ford body except for the Briggs tag.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-22-2015, 06:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,506
Posted By Larry Seemann
Re: 31 Coupe roof install

I use 1/8" closed cell foam
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-19-2015, 06:20 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,402
Posted By Larry Seemann
Re: 680 oil report

Chevron also sells 680. I buy it in a 5 gallon bucket from my local distributor.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-06-2015, 06:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,678
Posted By Larry Seemann
Re: cross shaft/ motor mount?

As Ian says the Canadian mounts are vastly superior because they are cast steel instead of stamped steel. Not easy to find but well worth it. This 3 part article on motormounts may help also:...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-14-2015, 06:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,048
Posted By Larry Seemann
Re: regulators

I have had one of James Peterson's regulators on my '31 Roadster for about 12 years - No Complaints! Works the way it's supposed to.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-31-2015, 07:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,083
Posted By Larry Seemann
Re: Rear axle seal

There is an axle seal inside of the axle housing that is different than the one on the wheel bearing. To change the axle seal you must remove the axle housing and punch out the seal. To install the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-01-2015, 06:12 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,780
Posted By Larry Seemann
Re: Short Pitman steering arm

I think some AA trucks came from the factory with a short arm. Several years ago I found an arm that looked just like an original but about 1.5" shorter. I asked around and someone said it was from...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-26-2015, 05:32 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,839
Posted By Larry Seemann
Re: tacomacreme

Les Schwab Tires does an excellent job of blasting and powder coating as foxfire42 mentioned. They have a color they call Fruehauf Yellow that matches the paint chips very well. If you happen to be...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-23-2015, 05:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,764
Posted By Larry Seemann
Re: differential drain plug leak

I had the same problem. Went to the hardware store and bought a new plug. Problem solved!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-23-2015, 05:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,880
Posted By Larry Seemann
Re: Ampmeter will not 'excite'

I recently had the same problem. I took the alternator to the electrical shop. It took about 2 minutes to determine that the alternator needed repairs. They fixed it the same day for $38.05 including...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-12-2015, 07:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,596
Posted By Larry Seemann
Re: 29 radiator

Maybe this will help:
www.icehouse.net/overland/framestraight.jpg
Forum: Model-A 03-26-2015, 05:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,574
Posted By Larry Seemann
Forum: Model-A 03-21-2015, 04:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,574
Posted By Larry Seemann
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-15-2015, 06:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,053
Posted By Larry Seemann
Re: Lil Deuce Coupe or a Hot Rod Lincoln????

I'm aware of the "Grapevine" being in CA. However, the hill that Charlie Ryan actually drove that car on was the Lewiston Grade - cause that's where he lived.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-14-2015, 04:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,053
Posted By Larry Seemann
Re: Lil Deuce Coupe or a Hot Rod Lincoln????

I had the fortunate experience of seeing the "Hotrod Lincoln" in person a couple of times a few years ago and even met the singer once. They used to live not far from here in Lewiston Idaho. The...
Forum: Model-A 03-14-2015, 04:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,574
Posted By Larry Seemann
Forum: Model-A 03-10-2015, 06:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,574
Posted By Larry Seemann
Forum: Model-A 03-08-2015, 04:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,574
Posted By Larry Seemann
1930 Town Sedan

Mostly original except has been repainted and the engine completely rebuilt about 300 miles ago. see craigslist for pics and details
http://spokane.craigslist.org/cto/4909093204.html

Price...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-25-2015, 04:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,410
Posted By Larry Seemann
Re: rebuilt engines

Rick Carnegie of Strong Engine in Spokane does an excellent job. 509-891-6461
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-14-2015, 04:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,346
Posted By Larry Seemann
Re: Engine hesitation 30 coupe help

Does this happen regardless of engine temp? Where do you have the GAV set?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-30-2015, 04:05 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,652
Posted By Larry Seemann
Re: Distributor questions

Is the "pigtail wire" -the wire that connects the upper and lower plates - touching the distributor casting where the wire connects to the points? There is very little room there.
Also, I've seen...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-12-2015, 06:44 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 7,764
Posted By Larry Seemann
Re: Slipping out of 3 rd on compression

Most of the times that I have encountered this problem it has been caused by a warped flywheel housing AND most of flywheel housings ARE warped. (so are some of the drivers)
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