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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-15-2020, 02:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 451
Posted By DHZIEMAN
Re: Head Torque

For me, after a head or head gasket is replaced, I torque down to specs, then run the engine for a while, it varies, and then I re torque the head, by loosening each head bolt in the tightening...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-15-2020, 01:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 699
Posted By DHZIEMAN
Re: Burning out headlight bulbs

Possibly a bad ground someplace!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-15-2020, 01:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 952
Posted By DHZIEMAN
Re: Carb cleaner

Paint Lacquer thinner works great!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-15-2020, 01:04 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 642
Posted By DHZIEMAN
Re: Wobble On Braking

Several things in my case, Warped drums, extreme toe in worn steering parts!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-15-2020, 01:01 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 965
Posted By DHZIEMAN
Re: 6 volt horn in 12 volt vehicle

I don't know the ohms value or wattage but there are 12 volt to 6 volt drop down resistors made for this kind of purpose.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-15-2020, 12:59 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,790
Posted By DHZIEMAN
Re: “Do not use a file” to dress down breaker points

I have always used a point file made for the very purpose! And no problems! And the real solution once wear is a problem, just replace the points!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-15-2020, 12:31 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,283
Posted By DHZIEMAN
Re: Coil Tester needed

My Dad from about 1925 on to 1965 made a living as a mechanic. He built a test set of the day, to check current, and leakage current (with a milliamp meter, along with lights for just plain...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-31-2020, 11:47 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,117
Posted By DHZIEMAN
Re: Sea-Foam

I have only ever used Sea Foam in my fuel tank, But, I started looking around on the web and found a lot of info from Sea Foam on use in the oil pan! I share it here, not as an endorsement for Model...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-25-2019, 04:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,096
Posted By DHZIEMAN
Re: Water Temp Questions...

Too bad you don't have a temp reading on the gauge prior to the water pump work. the temps are somewhat High! Fixing the water pump, I venture, has nothing to do with the engine temps. If the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-16-2019, 06:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 855
Posted By DHZIEMAN
Re: Engine assessment

Clean out the pan, put in fresh oil, assure the head is torqued right, coolant in the radiator, put a little Marvel mystery in each spark plug hole, Make sure you have clean new gas, and work at...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-15-2019, 11:13 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,165
Posted By DHZIEMAN
Re: Replacing pistons

Replace all 4, while the engine is opened up! If one went bad and they appear rather new, that is not a good sign! Not sure what brand to suggest but, others will!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-15-2019, 11:08 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,012
Posted By DHZIEMAN
Re: GAV knob proper orientation

No right position for adjusting! adjust so car runs the best! There are approximations for a place to start but after that, ya gotta fiddle a bit.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-15-2019, 11:06 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,029
Posted By DHZIEMAN
Re: Air Filter

My first attempt was to purchase and filter unit off the web! The installation was simple as the one bolt to tighten, which made me nervous on my pot metal zenith that I would crack it in some way, I...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-13-2019, 06:14 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,296
Posted By DHZIEMAN
Re: Follow up to Registration Woes

Good to hear! Ya know, license bureau's in just every state I have lived, all have a reputation, to find some sheet or property receipt or some item you have forgotten. I think this plays into...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-13-2019, 03:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 800
Posted By DHZIEMAN
Re: water pump end play how to stop?

I purchase from a seller on ebay, and I believe Granger has them also that is a split collar. No removal of water pump! I am a lazy member!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-13-2019, 03:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,084
Posted By DHZIEMAN
Re: New to this, looking for advice

Welcome! And you will find a wealth of knowledge on this forum! And more than one way to arrive at resolution of fixes to the Model A.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-13-2019, 03:50 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,893
Posted By DHZIEMAN
Re: Knocking at start up?

I vote for piston slap! Rod knocking would not go away and would be more pronounced under load!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-08-2019, 03:31 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,664
Posted By DHZIEMAN
Re: Model A Registration Woes

I kinda backed into the situation, you have. Here in Missouri, I bought a car with a title from a fellow in the state. The difference is he was still alive and the title was current. But the same...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-03-2019, 08:57 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,759
Posted By DHZIEMAN
Re: Using 85 octane fuel

In town there is a self service e85 fuel station along with other grades, but I seldom see vehicles there. Don't know why. I know my old Massey zenith carb dislikes ethanol fuel and I venture it...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-02-2019, 09:59 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 379
Posted By DHZIEMAN
Re: Making new hole in firewall for heater

Rocket 1's line up for the hole is the way to go! On my model A, someone had messed up the hole and it was not where it should be, and hence, I had to make a brass plate and bolt it in place then use...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-23-2019, 08:58 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,759
Posted By DHZIEMAN
Re: Using 85 octane fuel

Something of interest, in the mid 1920's octane of fuels ranged from 40 to 60 Octane and big improvements did not show up till later and then much more during WWII.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-23-2019, 10:26 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,553
Posted By DHZIEMAN
Re: 8 volt battery in 6 volt car

I have used an 8 volt battery on an old 6 volt tractor, just because it was an easy choice to keep the tractor starting well. But on a Model A, considering, there is a reason 6 volts is not doing the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-23-2019, 10:03 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 581
Posted By DHZIEMAN
Re: Field Coil Winding Tape

Empire cloth and shellac is what I used. not sure where to get it any more, but looked on Google and this looks similar.....Carolina Narrow Fabric 92 Warp Plain Woven Cotton Tape
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-23-2019, 09:55 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 525
Posted By DHZIEMAN
Re: Normal Clutch Chatter

There are a number of causes of clutch chatter. I would venture a conversation with the previous owner about why the clutch was replaced, may lead to some answers. If the clutch was replaced to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-30-2019, 09:46 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,805
Posted By DHZIEMAN
Re: Asking for a favor

Sent U a message!
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