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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 02:52 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 777
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Timed my roadster - now runs worse

Then read the next paragraph in the owners instruction book-- how to test that you have the timing set correctly--- as you hand crank it push in the pin, as it drops in the recess spark should occur
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 02:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 362
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: torque all head nuts

I did it different last time--- used head gasket, tightened with original tool kit wrench, about as tight as I could get it with one hand, backed off slightly, re tightened twice over 3 days, haven't...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 02:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 362
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Needle Tip Oil Bottles that Seem to Work Well on the Distributor

I just oil according to owners instruction book--- take oil can and fill factory oiler on distributor body--- when I look later there's fresh oil slight wetness at top bushing
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 02:06 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 563
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Can't separate axle shaft from carrier

You would need a real good drill , it's pretty hard,and it's real tough steel
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 08:32 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 563
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Can't separate axle shaft from carrier

Hold by taper, slam down on block of wood
Or just leave together, replace both parts, most likely ther is excessive damage that will prevent reuse
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-30-2020, 12:23 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 365
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Rear end ???

possible pinion bearing nuts loose, driving the pinion gear is pushed into the bearing, in reverse it would try to screw itself deeper into the ring gear causing binding
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-29-2020, 03:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 327
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Voltage Regulator Replacement

The regulator has to limit amperage to protect the generator
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-29-2020, 03:10 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 687
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Hi Temp damage

If the pistons are melted it probably got too hot, if the bearings didn't melt the crankshaft is probably good
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-29-2020, 12:21 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 964
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Oil Pressure - OK

The old air cooled VW pressure switch is much lower pressure--- think 1-1/2---- used to use them on cars that the oil pressure light would blink at hot idle
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-29-2020, 07:23 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 647
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Honing wheel & Master Cylinder

I only use brake fluid for on the car, if using sunnen hone that has honing oil----
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-28-2020, 04:38 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 692
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: brake problem

Take apart wheel cylinders and inspect to see if holes drilled properly--- the bleeder hole at top, the fluid hole in center---- some have bleeder hole drilled 1/2 way down, some fluid holes drilled...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-27-2020, 11:20 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 498
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: connect the capacitor outside

I put in a A&L burnout proof one 35 years ago, the first one I melted the solder off, but still works, later production ones were welded and do not fail---- why do modifications if a good stock...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-26-2020, 08:03 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 640
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: New Clutch Slipping

How thick is the disc that was used
What flywheel was used-- the 32 flywheel uses about the same clutch as model A
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-25-2020, 12:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 450
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Ignition wire falls out

Perhaps the solder bump is too large and it prevents it from seating in the groove in the coil tower
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-24-2020, 03:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 591
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Hi all. New guy. Model A engine rebuilder questions.

buy a new cam --or find a NOS(or stipe) "B" cam-not reground
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-21-2020, 09:40 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,156
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: oil level

One thing about a stock model A---if you over fill the crankcase it will adjust the level itself, and apply rustproofing to itself at the same time in some areas
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-20-2020, 10:43 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 3,346
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Jack recall, chinese junk from Harbor Freight

I have seen the saddle split too. They bought some at work, I refuse to use ones with cast saddle, too brittle, brought in old USA ones with forged parts
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-20-2020, 01:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 334
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Weber carb conversion power loss & backfire

Filter??? , debris in fuel tank???, tank venting??? Along with other posts--- similar carburetor used in 70s cars also can have screens above float valve or between fuel inlet and float valve
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-18-2020, 02:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 394
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Springtime maintenance

Don't forget to fill steering gear
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-18-2020, 12:42 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 766
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: LED headlights in a 6 volt car anyone?

I don't care much to see what is in a tree top 25 feet away, but I do want to see that curve coming 2000 feet away, I have 35 watt halogen bulbs, don't worry about over working the generator ---- it...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-17-2020, 01:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 515
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Headlight Ground

I used to have headlight ground problems---then i put new lockwashers in for headlight nuts and headlight bar nuts---no more problems, the rest of the connections are original, had some problems with...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-16-2020, 10:01 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 652
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Is this oilpan protector original or not ?

Looks a lot like a Mercedes diesel skid pan
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-15-2020, 08:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 341
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Leaf spring alloy

in the service bulletins it is called "chrome alloy steel'
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-15-2020, 05:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 154
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: ID Fuel Pump

sometimes the number on the lever can be used to id
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-15-2020, 08:33 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 899
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: High fuel consumption?!?!

The engine is stock except for "B" cam, poured the mains a week before a 3000 mile trip, finally got it together the night before we left, broke it in on the road, second night it rocked on...
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