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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 07:52 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 156
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: caution- generator problems may be contagious

Why aren't they working ? Will they motor ? Did you try polarizing them ?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 07:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 319
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: #1 plug question

Check compression, check for vacuum leak. Swap plug with another cylinder.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-18-2019, 08:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 554
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Finding a parasitic draw

Remove a battery cable [ or starter fuse if one is installed] and attach a test light or volt meter across the terminals [ from battery terminal to removed cable end or across the fuse terminals] and...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-18-2019, 12:02 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 855
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Main and Rod Shim Sequence ???

Me too.

Herm.[/QUOTE]



I think I understand what you were trying to say, but, there was still some question. I understand about the 'bow', I'm not a big fan of that 60# wheel and only 3...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-17-2019, 08:00 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 855
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Main and Rod Shim Sequence ???

I'm not quite sure what you're saying, but, thats OK. I guess we can maybe agree to disagree. I certainly don't do this as often as you, but I haven't ruined a bearing or crank yet. [ for whatever...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-16-2019, 02:01 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 855
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Main and Rod Shim Sequence ???

I've heard/read that. Makes no sense to me.
When I've done them in the car, I put slight jack pressure on the crank to seat the crank in the upper bearing. I'm one that uses plasti-gauge and set...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-12-2019, 05:57 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,082
Posted By Patrick L.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-10-2019, 08:23 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,471
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: What spark plugs are you currently using?

3077 Autolite. Been using them for probably 30 years, wish I could still find them.

There was a recent similar thread.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-05-2019, 05:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 713
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Replacing only the main leaf spring with a new one?

I think Rusty covered this pretty well.

I've been rebuilding springs on things from baby carriages to heavy trucks for decades. I have no issues with a repaired spring as long as its a quality...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-05-2019, 01:04 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,031
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: MMO non believers

:) OK. So a fair test would be to allow the car to go back to its old maladies and then try a different fuel additive and try to then make a comparison. ;)

Just kidding, couldn't resist.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-05-2019, 12:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 501
Posted By Patrick L.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-05-2019, 12:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 990
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Sea foam

LOL. Maybe Bob is just older than I am. :D

I don't keep my every day vehicles 40 years. But some of my other stuff I have, like the A, motorbikes, lawnmowers, tillers, weedeaters, chainsaws, etc....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-05-2019, 08:58 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 990
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Sea foam

Yep, certain brands of gas do have some good cleaning additives, others don't.

The RV guy with the fantastic referrals, those referrals are probably from the generator supply houses.

Sea-foam...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-05-2019, 08:52 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 330
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Torque dimension

Not that it makes any difference with a Model A , they don't care.
Torque as in fasteners is pound/feet or Newton/meters. In other words force first.
Torque as in engine output is foot/pounds. ...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-04-2019, 07:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 501
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Choke to start all the time?

Mine is old and tired and acts the same. Once warm it'll start without choke within 1/2 hour most times. More time than that and the right hand is needed. A nano-second of choke at any time is all...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-04-2019, 04:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 330
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Torque dimension

Just to make it more confusing,

Some folks, like me, just say #, lbs or pounds

The real term is pound/feet

This language is strange isn't it.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-03-2019, 01:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 473
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Rear Spring

I would think it has, or came, with a10 leaf, but, I think it would depend on what type of ride you're looking for. Do you want a soft or firm ride ? Do you have rear passengers often ?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-03-2019, 01:53 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,142
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Must replace timing gear

All the chips from that gear end up in the pan and can get in the oil pump or pump screen if there is one.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-02-2019, 06:00 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,142
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Must replace timing gear

There is room. I suggest using one of the new style cam nuts, [ Bratton # 8780] makes things easier. Check the crank gear condition, they can get pretty pitted and changing that is a whole other...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-02-2019, 08:51 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 616
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Timing? Coil? need help!

From the first post you said it once had good power, that leads me to think the problem, no offense, is the recent work. So, along with that I wouldn't think there is a problem with the timing gears....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-02-2019, 05:39 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 612
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Electronic Flasher

Superbrightled.com has flashers that make noise.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-02-2019, 05:33 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 990
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Sea foam

I've used it for 40 years in the fuel only.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-01-2019, 11:28 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,638
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Champion 3xs or other plugs?

Thanks, but. 3076 are readily available. 3077, which I prefer, don't seem to be.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-01-2019, 05:37 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 616
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Timing? Coil? need help!

Seems like your timing could still be off. If you are using 6v then you need a 1.5 ohm non-resistor coil that should be epoxy filled.

If the engine always had a tendency to overheat you may also...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-31-2019, 04:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 612
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Electronic Flasher

I've tried several of these electronic flashers and none would work because they were all for 12 volt systems. In the last couple years some have been available that claim to work with 6v, but, I...
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