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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 08:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 167
Posted By Chuck Sea/Tac
Re: Sticking Starter Switch

Was the rod stuck down? Then it’s binding. If the rod was loose, then the copper strip it pushes down to contact the round copper button below was “welded” together. Take it apart and file the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-10-2019, 03:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 437
Posted By Chuck Sea/Tac
Re: Checking generator output

Sounds about right. What’s your battery voltage when off?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-25-2019, 11:19 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,054
Posted By Chuck Sea/Tac
Re: Indented Firewall

Not so much a rush, as just using up all the stock, instead of throwing it away after the change was made. This was done for all changes, that’s why the judging standards will have a “ gray” time on...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-19-2019, 05:26 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,315
Posted By Chuck Sea/Tac
Re: Coil failure ?

Well, it’s obvious the coil is trying to work, because your amp meters moving. Have you checked for spark at the coil wire to ground. Coils do fail, but not as often as people think.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-18-2019, 04:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 590
Posted By Chuck Sea/Tac
Re: "B" on top of Model A Ford cylinder head

It is a higher compression had made by Ford for the police and emergency type vehicles. I believe it’s 5.2 ratio.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-18-2019, 03:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 738
Posted By Chuck Sea/Tac
Re: Twisted cylinder head

I had my 5.5 milled because it wasn’t straight right out of the box.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-17-2019, 07:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 738
Posted By Chuck Sea/Tac
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-17-2019, 07:24 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,743
Posted By Chuck Sea/Tac
Re: Sanity check on lubing springs in place

I just jack one end of the car at a time up high, enough so that jackstands under the frame will let the wheels and spring hang as far down as it’ll go. Then I use like a motorcycle chain lube or...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-16-2019, 02:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 748
Posted By Chuck Sea/Tac
Re: Too funny

It would be interesting to know if he sells it!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-14-2019, 11:57 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 483
Posted By Chuck Sea/Tac
Re: Radiator overflow

On a plus note, with a slightly non sealing cap, you’ll know when there’s a problem. Assuming you don’t have a temp gauge.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-13-2019, 09:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 565
Posted By Chuck Sea/Tac
Re: Leakless Water Pump

There were/are several different designs of “leakless” water pumps. If you’re mechanical, take it apart and see what style it is, and you’ll most likely be able to find parts and repair it. Otherwise...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-13-2019, 03:55 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 975
Posted By Chuck Sea/Tac
Re: Flared copper washers for gaskets?

You can buy flare Gaskets already made from your local refrigeration supply house. If you’re making it by compressing a flat washer you’re already compressing the copper. The reason for the flare...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-11-2019, 04:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 683
Posted By Chuck Sea/Tac
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-09-2019, 12:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 484
Posted By Chuck Sea/Tac
Re: Tubular Shock Link

for steering, start with moving the steering wheel and watching the Pitman arm. That needs to be totally tight where it Attaches to the sector shaft. If the movement is in the steering box, then...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-08-2019, 06:03 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 679
Posted By Chuck Sea/Tac
Re: 30 Model A Zenith Carb

Sometimes the float sticks from just sitting awhile. If it keeps hanging up, then take it apart and make sure there isn’t a worn dimple where the shut of stem rides against the brass. Also some of...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-07-2019, 06:56 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 836
Posted By Chuck Sea/Tac
Re: Dry Camshaft Gear

Time to pull your pan and check that oil screen. Although, I wonder how you been running it with a strict timing year :-). It would not be a bad idea to pull the pan though
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-05-2019, 02:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 514
Posted By Chuck Sea/Tac
Re: Distributor question

I just helped a club member out with this same problem. Not only was the tab not matching the contour of the spring loaded plate, but the tab was at an angle so only one little corner was rubbing...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-04-2019, 06:25 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,325
Posted By Chuck Sea/Tac
Re: Service Truck

Maybe someone has a picture of Barb’s telephone truck they could post. I can’t remember if it had a box or bed. JW Hash would know, as he’s worked on it.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-04-2019, 06:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 658
Posted By Chuck Sea/Tac
Re: oil out of the carburetor

I would say, if you have oil coming out of the carburetor and burning oil smoke, you have a cracked block, most likely in around an intake valve. Bad news. Pull the manifolds and valve cover and...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-04-2019, 02:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 563
Posted By Chuck Sea/Tac
Re: Battery Discharge

If you didn’t see a draw, then the cut out is probably OK at this point, because if it was stuck then there would be a draw . So it sounds like it’s erratic. I would hook everything back up check...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-04-2019, 02:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 771
Posted By Chuck Sea/Tac
Re: Is a gasket needed between transmission and bell housing?

He said between the bell housing and transmission. Not engine and fly housing.
Call Mitchell, since they sent the gasket.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-01-2019, 04:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 589
Posted By Chuck Sea/Tac
Re: Crankshaft pulley question

That’s what I was going to mention : the special washer/shim that the venders sell to make it work.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-29-2019, 02:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 764
Posted By Chuck Sea/Tac
Talking Re: For Minnesota guys with cars that are still 6 volt

Except for when you break down 5 miles up a backroads short cut by Petes house, with NO cell service. Then you rely on friends with you and the occasional friendly local.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-28-2019, 06:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,119
Posted By Chuck Sea/Tac
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-28-2019, 06:21 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,714
Posted By Chuck Sea/Tac
Re: Tire Dressing

I just googled this, and watched the video. Looks like good stuff— water-based. Too bad I didn’t read this on Friday, because I swung by Griots in Tacoma and picked up the car washing supplies...
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