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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 05:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 452
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Front end shimmy solved

Its just an opinion, but, a steering damper is a bandaid.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-07-2018, 05:35 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 515
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Occasional Hard Starting

If new cables are needed, they can usually be found at tractor/farm supply store or welding stores.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-06-2018, 09:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 557
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Motor Starts Then Stops

I have the same concern as Gary. I too think there may be another issue that may raise its ugly head again.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-06-2018, 09:47 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 515
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Occasional Hard Starting

How are all the battery connections, especially the ground ? Have they been removed and really cleaned ? Are the cables the proper size ? I'm one that likes to use a second ground cable to the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-29-2018, 05:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 188
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Stop light switch and LEDs

If the switch input shows 6v then the transformer must be mounted after the switch. How about mounting it before the switch. The switch might be able to be cleaned up. They are usually not hard to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-28-2018, 03:41 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,400
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Engine Vibration

I know this seems very simplistic, but, stuff happens. Could the flywheel be mounted 180 out ?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-27-2018, 02:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 382
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Valve Settings

It appears there a number of different lash settings floating around out there ranging from .012"- .022" depending on the year and camshaft being used. So its to know what camshaft is in the vehicle,...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-24-2018, 12:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 517
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Clutch Removal...

If thats just what you're doing, I prefer removing the rear end with the spring attached.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-15-2018, 01:32 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 890
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Modern 3 prong flasher

There is absolutely no way to make crow taste good. Nasty critters. I have a feeling thats where the term came from. [smiley face]
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-14-2018, 01:40 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,050
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Why is it hard to find 30w oil

Hmm, strange. TSC has both detergent and non-d in 30w around here. i think Walmart does too as other parts stores. I no longer use it in anything, but, I know I've seen it.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-14-2018, 11:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 415
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: crunchy tranny etc.

Yep, as said, just take your time. These monsters don't like to be 'horsed'. Double clutching works on upshifts and is good practice if you're not yet used to it, but, its not really needed. Just...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-11-2018, 07:12 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,913
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: No compression

Thats for sure.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-11-2018, 05:49 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,913
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: No compression

If every tooth on the cam gear is in good condition and each valve has some lash and things are going round and round as they should, there should be compression. Have you added a wee bit of oil to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-10-2018, 01:49 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,913
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: No compression

Pull the side cover off the timing cover and check every tooth.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-06-2018, 05:34 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 641
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Carburetor identify

As long as the Tillotson is not warped[which can usually be fixed] then both are good carburetors. The Marvel I think tends to run better though. Both are simple and easy to clean/rebuild.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-03-2018, 04:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 629
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Valve Adjustment Needed?

An engine could give some indication of a need for a valve adjustment, but, not always. If they get noisy then its time for one, but, slightly noisy/loose valves won't hurt anything. If they tighten...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-03-2018, 03:30 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,497
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Zero compression #3 Cylinder

The manifolds don't need to come off to remove the side cover.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-03-2018, 05:24 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,497
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Zero compression #3 Cylinder

I would suggest removing that sparkler and trying to spray some penetrant, such as deep Creep [ spray SeaFoam] thru the hole and over near the valves. See if that helps. If it doesn't then removing...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-02-2018, 06:54 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 890
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Modern 3 prong flasher

I assume you're talking about a 535. I'd recommend finding a new old unit on eBay or some such place. These new ones are pretty much junk.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-30-2018, 06:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 654
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Steering box oil

The 2 tooth box only takes a couple ounces. So, no biggie, it'll seek its level.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-27-2018, 05:21 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 530
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Reverse ammeter readings

I think we need a little more info.

To me it sounds right now as though there is a draw [ something is on that shouldn't be] somewhere and that the ammeter is wired backwards [ switch wires]. [ 2...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-27-2018, 05:15 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,106
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: chirp, chirp, chirp - Update

The originals were greased by the fitting under the inspection. The carrier and bearing would receive grease. Some newer replacement bearings however can't be greased.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-25-2018, 05:57 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 323
Posted By Patrick L.
Had a chat with a member

Received a call last evening from a nearby 'Barn' member I haven't yet met. Model A-ers are good folks.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-24-2018, 04:34 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 874
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Cut Out Issues?

Check to see that the generator will motor. If it does then its probably Ok.

As said the new cutouts are pretty much junk. The old originals are good.

If you want regulation then I like the EVR...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-23-2018, 03:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 638
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Strange behavior...

A digital meter will do that sometimes. Good catch on the horn circuit. You've got yourself quite a stable, nice.
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