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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-01-2018, 10:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 723
Posted By CWPASADENA
Re: brake adjustment

[QUOTE=SeaSlugs;1635598]agreed, video is not the best. [QUOTE]


I also agree that this video is not correct at all.


Look at Les Andrews book. It has a very good explanation of how to adjust...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-30-2018, 12:00 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,241
Posted By CWPASADENA
Re: Are Model A coils polarity sensitive ??

The coil will provide a spark no matter how the coil is wired BUT the spark will be hotter if the polarity is correct.


It has to do with the spark jumping from the center electrode of the spark...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-29-2018, 12:13 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 391
Posted By CWPASADENA
Re: White cad plating paint

I do the same and use Eastwood's Diamond Clear over it.


I have fooled lots of "experts" with this.


Chris W.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-27-2018, 11:19 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 923
Posted By CWPASADENA
Re: 30 model A water pump ID help

I don't know about that,


It looks like to me that you may be able to get a few more miles out of it.


C.W.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-27-2018, 11:16 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 340
Posted By CWPASADENA
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-29-2018, 07:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 414
Posted By CWPASADENA
Re: Brake Lever Angle on Rear

Today, a lot of Model A owners are using replacement cast Iron drums. These, as well as the late '31 original cast iron drums can be turned to .060 without a problem. At .060 oversize you will need...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-28-2018, 09:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 414
Posted By CWPASADENA
Re: Brake Lever Angle on Rear

Ideally, the rear levers should be back from vertical.


It is very hard to correct the rear lever angle once everything is assembled, however, if everything is at spec, the levers will be toward...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-24-2018, 10:30 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,504
Posted By CWPASADENA
Re: what a disappointment

I run a stock distributor but I have had a little experience with the FSI Distributor.


Most of these have way too much mechanical advance. If you set the advance at 30 Deg. at 2000 RPM, the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-24-2018, 12:13 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,171
Posted By CWPASADENA
Re: Distributor Ignorance and HIGH Level of frustration

If the fuel system seems to be OK, check compression. All cylinders should have compression and all readings should be similar. If the engine has not run for some period of time, compression may vary...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-22-2018, 07:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 531
Posted By CWPASADENA
Re: Any experience with transmission anti-leakage plugs

These plugs will not cause hard shifting.


I have about 10,000 miles after I installed these plugs on a Model A I use for touring.


No more oil leaking and no evidence of hard shifting.

...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-16-2018, 10:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 617
Posted By CWPASADENA
Re: 31 Tudor new brake rods need to bend?

Unless you have a RHD car.


Sitting in the drivers seat and facing forward, Left side is the same as your left and right side is the same as your right.


Chris W.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-13-2018, 11:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 607
Posted By CWPASADENA
Re: Help identifying this steering column Please!!

32-34 with the mounting flange modified.


Chris W.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-14-2018, 11:09 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,297
Posted By CWPASADENA
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-14-2018, 11:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 386
Posted By CWPASADENA
Re: Upper Plate To Distributor Casting

The plate must fit the distributor with very little clearance. I would say .001 - .002 should be plenty. You just do not want the plate to bind as it is rotated.


Any slop will result in...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-04-2018, 09:33 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,210
Posted By CWPASADENA
Re: First drive after build

Driving a long time project for the first time is a great achievement, especially when it is the result of the efforts of three generations.


Just keep in mind, your Model A will get better as...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-01-2018, 09:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 442
Posted By CWPASADENA
Re: B carburetor fuel starvation

I will do that,


When I have a question, I know I can always find good information on The Barn.


Thank you and everyone else for your input.


Chris W.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-01-2018, 09:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 442
Posted By CWPASADENA
Re: B carburetor fuel starvation

No, the B Carb did not have the auxiliary spring on the float which is necessary when using with a fuel pump.


Thanks for your input.


Chris W.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-01-2018, 09:45 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 442
Posted By CWPASADENA
Re: B carburetor fuel starvation

May be that is the problem. The ball type float valve I took out was very small in the fuel passage. I thought there was only one manufacturer of the ball type valve. May be the one I had was...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-28-2018, 07:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 442
Posted By CWPASADENA
Re: B carburetor fuel starvation

I checked Renners and only found the ball type float valves.


Chris W.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-28-2018, 09:17 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 442
Posted By CWPASADENA
Re: B carburetor fuel starvation

Hi Brian,


Thanks for the info,


I looked in all the other catalogs except Snyder's.


Chris W.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-28-2018, 12:48 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 442
Posted By CWPASADENA
B carburetor fuel starvation

A friend brought his Model A to my shop with a fuel starvation problem. His engine is a relative stock A that he installed "B" carb and intake manifold.

On level ground at about 40 MPH, the car...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-28-2018, 12:21 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 506
Posted By CWPASADENA
Re: B distributor in an A

Yes, This is probably a better way to time your engine anyway.


You need to set the timing on a relative stock A engine to about 30 deg. at 2000 RPM.


My opinion,


Chris W.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-26-2018, 09:39 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,523
Posted By CWPASADENA
Re: 31 Roadster on eBay...Looks like a scam to me

Looks like a very nice car.


I wonder what the deal is.


Chris W.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-24-2018, 10:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 547
Posted By CWPASADENA
Re: Model B condenser

It may be because of the longer dwell time with the B distributor?


I have been told the grind on the B Distributor Cam is different than the A because they were trying to get more dwell time for...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-03-2018, 12:09 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 406
Posted By CWPASADENA
Re: Pop out Ignition Lock

Contact Dick Crabtree.

He has helped me out with setting up the locks in my Model A's. He has keyed 2 of my Model A's where the Pop-out is keyed to the door handle.

605-487-7229

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