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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-11-2018, 05:55 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 479
Posted By 1crosscut
Re: HELP! I can't start my 28 roadster!

First off is the engine turning over?
If it is do you have spark?
If itís turning over put the spark plug wires about a quarter inch away from the tips of the spark plugs to see if you have spark...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-09-2018, 09:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 613
Posted By 1crosscut
Re: Idle temp

I would make sure that your radiator cap seals well like others have noted. You may need to add a thicker gasket or add a home cut gasket made from an old inner tube or similar material to your...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-08-2018, 10:11 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 801
Posted By 1crosscut
Re: Waiting for AAA :)

Pull the coil wire off of the distributor, hold it a short distance from a head bolt and crank it over to check to see if you have spark. Should give a fat blue spark about a half an inch long.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-06-2018, 10:15 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 518
Posted By 1crosscut
Re: Occasional Hard Starting

Had the same trouble with intermittent cranking issues. I'm with 62pan in suspecting your cut off switch. Mine was the one with the green plastic knob. Removed it and have not had any troubles since.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-05-2018, 09:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 390
Posted By 1crosscut
Re: Model A Tractor

I used to have one of those Thieman tractors. They were made in north central Iowa. Or at least the kit was. You added your own Model A drive train to complete it. I had plans to restore it but...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-05-2018, 11:23 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 557
Posted By 1crosscut
Re: Motor Starts Then Stops

Does it sputter and die or does it stop running suddenly.
Immediately check for spark after it dies by pulling the coil wire off the distributor, cranking the engine and seeing if spark jumps from...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-04-2018, 07:21 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 387
Posted By 1crosscut
Re: 1929 model a back fire

I agree with Gary that you need to check the points gap. While you are at it check to see that they are not burnt or pitted. Also check to see that the flat spring on the move able arm has not gotten...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-27-2018, 10:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 687
Posted By 1crosscut
Re: Lots of oil in my Head!

You've done what looks to be quite a bit of maintenance and repairs by the listing in your first post. However I don't see anything about doing any maintenance to the ignition system. The distributor...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-26-2018, 05:02 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,198
Posted By 1crosscut
Re: Storing a Model A vertically

I realize that standing something like this up has it hazards. Rest assured I'm a nut about safely securing things. Just wanted to get folks opinions on weather or not something like this could be...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-25-2018, 10:00 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,198
Posted By 1crosscut
Storing a Model A vertically

Last Sunday our club was displaying our A's at an outdoor amphitheater featuring classic music when a gent who saw our cars and trucks came over and said he had an early 31 three window Fordor with a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-16-2018, 11:00 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 479
Posted By 1crosscut
Re: best repair pin holes in oil troughs

Just for the sake of it let's say a dipper pan has a pin hole in the dipper trough(s) and the oil drains out of it or all of them after shut down would it really be a problem? I say this as after...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-16-2018, 10:49 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 614
Posted By 1crosscut
Re: Engine pans

What do you have for a fuel line to the carburetor?
If it is copper, rubber or has an inline (modern) fuel filter I would suspect that any of them could be contributing to the problem. Also does...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-14-2018, 05:38 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 631
Posted By 1crosscut
Re: Head gasket question from a newbie

When you remove the old studs use a tube type wire brush made for an electric drill and clean the holes in the block for the studs. Blow them out good and be sure to check that they are what I call...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-09-2018, 09:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 755
Posted By 1crosscut
Re: Engine removal question

You can leave that stuff on. I would remove the distributor at a minimum though.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-07-2018, 02:57 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 735
Posted By 1crosscut
Re: Radiator flow rate

Sounds like your main trouble is an ill fitting cap. I've seen some add an additional gasket made from a piece of inner tube to get a tighter fit. Keep working at getting a tight seal and the mess...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-04-2018, 10:45 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 929
Posted By 1crosscut
Re: Head Removal

Getting a head off can be quite a challenge at times. There are pullers available from the suppliers that works quite well. Give it a try before purchasing one. Perhaps you will get lucky. DON'T use...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-18-2018, 09:55 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 736
Posted By 1crosscut
Re: London to Brighton again

Was in Ireland a few years ago and put a lot of miles in driving on the left. Got used to it rather quickly and had no troubles with it. That is except for parking lots. I found my self driving on...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-11-2018, 11:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 446
Posted By 1crosscut
Re: Alexandria MN, Any Model Aers???

Spent many, many summer vacations fishing in the Alexandria area. Used to go out an night with flash lights and catch leopard frogs to use as bass bait. We would keep them in lidded 5 gallon buckets....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-03-2018, 09:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 778
Posted By 1crosscut
Re: phaeton not handling well

Have someone sit in the car and move the steering wheel back and forth each way almost moving the wheels. Have them bump it back and forth while you are under the car looking at each connection on...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-25-2018, 10:00 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,157
Posted By 1crosscut
Re: Unfixable random cutting out

Glad that you have the problem solved. You noted that you are using Shell 95 gasoline. I'm assuming that is a 95 octane fuel. Unless you have a high compression engine that needs the higher octane to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-24-2018, 08:33 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,291
Posted By 1crosscut
Re: Distributor Ignorance and HIGH Level of frustration

Since you are using an "auxiliary" tank make sure that the fuel line has only a downward slope to the carburetor. Do not let it loop low and come back up to the carburetor. Not saying that this is...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-19-2018, 12:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 434
Posted By 1crosscut
Re: 28-29 ccpu

When you get them to start to move don't be afraid to drive them backwards a bit and then forward again. Will help dislodge rust and stuff.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-19-2018, 12:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 666
Posted By 1crosscut
Re: Hose clamp orientation

Thanks for the help!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-18-2018, 05:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 666
Posted By 1crosscut
Hose clamp orientation

Some time ago someone went into detail here as to the correct orientation of the radiator hose clamps. I know (think) that I printed it out for later use (it's now later) but can not find it. I've...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-15-2018, 08:52 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,136
Posted By 1crosscut
Re: Horn Rod Lube?

Could be that the switch/lever at the center of the steering column is not square with the tube and it's rubbing on the steering wheel. That was the problem with the last one I ran across that was...
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