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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 06:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 216
Posted By Mulletwagon
Re: Clutch in Noise

Clutch finger may be impacting a shock spring on the disk when the clutch pedal is fully depressed. Might try reducing the clutch pedal free travel.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-06-2020, 07:17 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,214
Posted By Mulletwagon
Re: Rear spring spreader

The rear spring is a widow maker. Definitely use a full length, quality spreader. Did not use the Eckler tool, but it looks pretty good and I would try it. Extreme caution is warranted !!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-29-2020, 08:13 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 643
Posted By Mulletwagon
Re: Noisy u-jont installed by novice ,30 coupe

Yep, must pull rear axle to get to the U Joint. Whinning second gear is pretty normal, but a thumping indicates something serious - like a missing gear tooth or object stuck between gear teeth. ...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-09-2020, 09:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 842
Posted By Mulletwagon
Re: Exhaust Bracket

Common source for tailpipe rattles.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-09-2020, 10:19 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 677
Posted By Mulletwagon
Stainless Steel Model A

Just read about the stainless steel cars made by Ford and Allegheny Technologies. Along with a Thunderbird, Lincoln, and 1936 Ford, a total of six 1931 Model As were also made. Of the six, one is...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-31-2020, 09:10 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,824
Posted By Mulletwagon
Re: Misfire and backfire when hot

Might check valve lash.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-29-2020, 07:36 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,179
Posted By Mulletwagon
Re: Oil Pressure - OK

All good info. The key question is - if driving along at 45 mph and the lube system fails (pump shaft shears, major oil leak, etc.) how would the driver know so he can immediately stop and turn off...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-26-2020, 08:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 462
Posted By Mulletwagon
Re: Rear spring eye

The bushing/spring eye fit is critical. Really need a press fit for proper performance. If keeping the car for the foreseeable future, might consider biting the bullet and getting a new spring. ...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-26-2020, 08:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 625
Posted By Mulletwagon
Re: No Spark--Follow Up

Nice troubleshooting ! Thanks for sharing.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-26-2020, 08:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 785
Posted By Mulletwagon
Re: Factory VIN - ID Numbers

It has been said cars made in Canada were not stamped - don't know. Some may disagree, but while you have it apart, and if it is titled, might stamp on the numbers. In a perfect world, the numbers...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-24-2020, 03:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 661
Posted By Mulletwagon
Re: Steering turn from center

This thread made me curious about my steering. Jacked up the '31 on the front axle and determined the wheel turns 2.4 turns lock to lock. Center to full right turn takes 1.1 turns but full left...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-23-2020, 08:30 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 661
Posted By Mulletwagon
Re: Steering turn from center

Sounds like a wheel alignment caper. Probably need to center the stearing box (equal turns both ways) then center the wheels by adjusting the linkage.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-19-2020, 07:40 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,369
Posted By Mulletwagon
Re: Title

There are warning signs that demand caution as you move forward. Just like there are barn finds with no titles, there are also titles of vehicles long since scraped out. Such actual titles can be...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-16-2020, 05:39 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,369
Posted By Mulletwagon
Re: Title

Shields Up !! You may be about to enter “Title Hell”. If the VIN on the title does not match a clearly visible number on the car, preferably on the engine block, be prepared to pass: especially if...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-15-2020, 08:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 729
Posted By Mulletwagon
Re: Steering wobbe

Jack up the front end under the axle and try to rock the wheels both 3-9, 6-12, and straight up and down. Any loose joints or king pin slop will be obvious. Also rotate the wheels to check for run...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-15-2020, 08:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 535
Posted By Mulletwagon
Re: King pin spacers

The purpose of the spacers is to shift all the load on to the thrust bearing so there is no load on the spindle between the lower pin bore and the axle. The usual practice is to add shims under the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-08-2020, 07:52 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,743
Posted By Mulletwagon
Re: Unleaded Gas

Thanks for all the responses. Much good info but never really did get the answer to the question regarding rebuild of engines up to the late 70s. If rebuilding say a 1965 289 that was all original,...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-08-2020, 07:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 389
Posted By Mulletwagon
Re: Universal Grease Cup Hole Orientation

Definitely 3-9. On the earlier version the mounting bolt pattern was not symetrical and only allowed 3-9 (you will notice the gasket will accomodate both bolt patterns). This question comes up...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-26-2020, 02:56 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,743
Posted By Mulletwagon
Unleaded Gas

When leaded gas was banned cars at the time began to suffer valve/seat erosion. The fix for the classics at the time was rebuilding engines with stainless valves and hardened seats. Seems the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-20-2020, 08:00 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 949
Posted By Mulletwagon
Re: U-Joint Clam Shell

600W gets past the rear trans bearing and mixes with the grease to form a slop that lubes the U joint bushings pretty effectively.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-19-2020, 03:34 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 949
Posted By Mulletwagon
Re: U-Joint Clam Shell

Might install a modern Zerk fitting on the forward shell to simplify pumping in grease. The usual procedure is to pull the speedo cable and pump grease until it starts to come out of the cable...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-15-2020, 07:18 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 992
Posted By Mulletwagon
Re: Wheel Puller

Likelihood is high !! I used the economy type which has a fitting which interfaces with the cut out around the hub. It worked fine but damaged (compressed) the last thread on each axle. I had to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-15-2020, 05:18 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,336
Posted By Mulletwagon
Re: Electrical Problem

Voltage to both coil terminals - switch on or off - is normal. Wiring to the ignition switch and to the distro merit further investigation.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-11-2020, 03:19 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,243
Posted By Mulletwagon
Re: Not running

Maybe the pencil filter on the shut off valve is clogged. Disconnect the fuel line at the carb and ensure there is flow. If flow is good investigate electrical. Begin by checking for a spark at...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-11-2020, 03:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 428
Posted By Mulletwagon
Re: 1931 rear spring & perch bushing

All true !! I would add that the brake backing plates must be removed to achieve direct acess to the bushing bores when hammering out the old bushings. Takes a few good wallops to get the bushings...
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