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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-25-2018, 07:17 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,321
Posted By Dave in MN
Re: what a disappointment

I have experience with the FSI self advancing distributor as I have set up a few for myself and customers.
The FSI website states their self advancing distributor has 26 to 28 degrees advance. If...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-17-2018, 11:16 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,009
Posted By Dave in MN
Re: Move Pinion forward and back per Les Andrews

I also used a thrust washer to start with as a test. I also found it too thick.
Snyder's sells shims that will stack to your needed dimension. Order part A-4221-SH. Each shim is .005". Measure...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-17-2018, 06:11 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,009
Posted By Dave in MN
Re: Move Pinion forward and back per Les Andrews

Tom,
Moving the pinion gear back also decreases the space between the meshing gears thus reduces backlash. The always dead center pinion gear is cone shaped, smaller at the rear...larger at the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-15-2018, 06:25 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 379
Posted By Dave in MN
Re: Missing slinger

We have taken about 350 engines apart over the last 8 years and have found 3 or 4 without slingers. So a missing slinger is not common but it happens. I ran an engine without one for a few years...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-12-2018, 01:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 595
Posted By Dave in MN
Re: Turn signals - thoughts please

"hoping the cabs will think I'm one of them!" Seriously, I don't think it would matter! JMO

Here is a link to what I think are the brightest of them all. The LED's are part of the lens. At...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-12-2018, 12:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 595
Posted By Dave in MN
Re: Turn signals - thoughts please

NYC! In a Model A? You are one brave soul!

We drove our Model A Phaeton close to NYC and in downtown Boston late last fall on a weekend. A cabby cut me off and missed my car by inches. The...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-12-2018, 11:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 397
Posted By Dave in MN
Re: Zenith carb HELP

If you have not already drilled...Take the advice of the previous posters. You can easily damage the idle port when you drill out the plug associated with this passage. Follow this link to Tom...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-09-2018, 08:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 242
Posted By Dave in MN
Re: Axle End Play, Thrust?

If the inside surface of the axle is worn, you may have excessive end play. It is a bit rare for this condition to exist but I had it on my 1928 Pickup. At one time, my pickup was likely used to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-06-2018, 11:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 409
Posted By Dave in MN
Re: Door question

I am sure the 28-29 roadster doors transfer over to the front of a matching year standard 4-door phaeton.
Sedan doors...no they would be to wide.
Good Day!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-06-2018, 11:21 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 533
Posted By Dave in MN
Re: Hello - From New Guy

Welcome to the forum! That little bug will help with lots of chores! Great proportions and condition. Enjoy!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-05-2018, 12:54 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,698
Posted By Dave in MN
Re: FS electronic ignition

I have an original distributor and points in my '28 CC Pickup that I maybe drive 500 miles in a rare year. Most often less...sometimes, like last year, it won't make it out of storage.

In my...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-05-2018, 12:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 467
Posted By Dave in MN
Re: Steering Column Adjustment

If it were my car, I would slightly "tweak" the end of the control arm. A small amount of bending of the ball end will not be noticeable when the hood is up but will make a change in how it indexes...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-05-2018, 12:35 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,586
Posted By Dave in MN
Re: Unfixable random cutting out

It sure acts like a failing coil. Fails when heated.

I would try cleaning all the wire connections in the junction box and under the dash panel. Little bit of emery cloth to make them shiny. ...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-05-2018, 10:45 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,231
Posted By Dave in MN
Re: Double Arm Window Riser Spring?

I omitted the original info in this post. Snyder's states they have a spring...but apparently it is not the correct one as burner31 points out in the following post.
Thanks Keith for pointing it...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-04-2018, 07:43 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 489
Posted By Dave in MN
Re: 1931 S/W Fordor Sedan Rear Crossmember

I just replaced one and took the stitches out of the original to provide a pattern for making the new. The original material was heavy canvas on the bottom side with a layer of upholstery material...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-03-2018, 04:31 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 831
Posted By Dave in MN
Re: Piston and rod weights

Daren,
There are small pins that pass through the narrow area of the weight that surrounds the machined cheek of the crankshaft. I plan to machine out the pins and then press the weights to the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-03-2018, 09:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 8,077
Posted By Dave in MN
Re: Model A Engine Weight?

Also does anyone have pics or plans for a wood frame to sit the engine on?

Thanks,
Kevin[/QUOTE]


Kevin,
Go to the DYI Help page of my website...look for the "Simple engine transport...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-03-2018, 08:45 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 831
Posted By Dave in MN
Re: Piston and rod weights

Daren,

Your comment: "I thought the counterweights were to off set the piston/rod mass. I would think the amount of counterweight for the crank was determined by the amount of piston/rod weight....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-02-2018, 08:28 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 831
Posted By Dave in MN
Re: Piston and rod weights

Daren,
I question the info given to you by AER. I have a new set of AER Model B rods on the shelf. These rods are designed for pistons with 1" wrist pins. (Not AER's rod that works with a Chevy...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-29-2018, 07:05 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 521
Posted By Dave in MN
Re: Model B fuel pump

You are correct.

I modified one of the Volvo B20 fuel pumps for a "B" based project. The actuating arm was sectioned and then welded. I used a stripped "B" block and B cam to check the actuation...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-23-2018, 08:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 497
Posted By Dave in MN
Re: I need a jack

Dodge,
It's a good thing to start your day with a good honest laugh...Thank you!
Good Day!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-23-2018, 08:02 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,067
Posted By Dave in MN
Re: Garage heat

Ed,
In the homes (living space), yes quite frequently with good results.
In the attached garage...Not on my jobs! (I repeat to them what my previous post contained.)

In Minnesota some do use...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-21-2018, 10:55 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,067
Posted By Dave in MN
Re: Garage heat

mnguy,

I have been a Minnesota Home Builder/General Contractor for 44 years. I have seen just about every type of heat people put in their garages, some are good others lead to trouble.
...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-20-2018, 12:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 405
Posted By Dave in MN
Re: differential gaskets

Yes to Indian Head.
Use between gaskets and between gasket and metal parts. Use a very light coat or the gaskets have a tendency to push out when brought up to 35# torque.
Good Day!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-16-2018, 02:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 730
Posted By Dave in MN
Re: Windshield glass installation

Rusty,
Post #9 method worked for me also. I used Dawn soap at 100% (no water). I did not need to use any tools to get it to come together.

18 years and the glass is still good in the frame....
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