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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-27-2020, 06:42 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 742
Posted By David R.
Re: Solo Motor Installation

I made my fixture out of angle iron. Laid a cardboard pattern down over oily spark plug holes to locate them and drilled angle to match. I was worried about using the eye bolt thing in just one hole....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-26-2020, 07:37 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 742
Posted By David R.
Re: Solo Motor Installation

Here is how I pulled mine solo. Donít know how it will work to install. I was set to take my block to machine shop last week, but I guess thatís on hold for now.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-24-2020, 03:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 323
Posted By David R.
Re: We Have Time Now

Got time, but my income stream is gone!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-23-2020, 05:37 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 891
Posted By David R.
Re: Engine facelift

My friend used to say about his wife when she put her makeup on, any old barn looks better with a coat of paint.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-23-2020, 05:34 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 410
Posted By David R.
Re: Two tooth stearing box

Andrews book gives a pretty good description of the adjustments. It takes a little time to get it right. Trial and error. Recheck and re adjust. I had to replace just about everything in mine. It is...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-22-2020, 01:21 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,284
Posted By David R.
Re: Model A 350/350 Virus

We did the opposite here in WV.
Cass Scenic Railroad operates a fleet of geared logging locomotives over an original logging company grade on Cheat Mountain. A couple of the locomotives were from...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-22-2020, 07:52 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,284
Posted By David R.
Re: Model A 350/350 Virus

To me it is like trying to retrofit a diesel into a steam locomotive. The history is gone. No longer has any fascination for me. Preserving something operational in original condition from the past....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-21-2020, 03:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 280
Posted By David R.
Re: 6 volt starter brish install help

I used old fashioned heavy copper soldering irons heated in my forge. Hardest part was getting old brush wire out. I think I finally drilled it out. A good heavy electric iron would be handy but I...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-19-2020, 07:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 670
Posted By David R.
Re: Running out old babbit

The machine shop will be tanking block, cleaning, refacing valve seats, honing or boring cylinders, crankshaft work as needed etc.,. Another shop that specializes in babbit will do the pour and line...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-19-2020, 06:39 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 670
Posted By David R.
Re: Running out old babbit

They probably don’t have anyone in their shop who’s ever seen babbit bearings.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-18-2020, 07:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 670
Posted By David R.
Running out old babbit

Getting ready to pull crank and run out the old babbit in preparation for block going to machine shop. I havenít done this before. Any thing I need to be aware of concerning removing the old babbit?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-18-2020, 11:35 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,284
Posted By David R.
Re: Model A 350/350 Virus

Yes, it is yours to do with as you please, but the chopped up sparkly cars have zero fascination with me.
Went to an “antique” car show recently. I was very disappointed. There were rows of chopped...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-17-2020, 07:52 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,284
Posted By David R.
Re: Model A 350/350 Virus

There is nothing quite as sad as seeing A model with this terminal illness.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-16-2020, 08:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 303
Posted By David R.
Re: Steering Box

If the sector shaft housing is bolted to main casting with four bolts its 2 tooth. Seven tooth has sector shaft housing as part of main casting.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-15-2020, 08:28 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 475
Posted By David R.
Re: Generator Operation

I would echo Big Hammer. I would check all your electrical connections; including ground path. Rule for electrical connections is clean and tight. Paint is an insulator. Any poor connection adds...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-14-2020, 11:27 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,635
Posted By David R.
Re: Flywheel Housing Alignment

Herm, thanks so much for taking the time to go into such a detailed explanation and adding the excellent photos. I had to read through it a couple times, but after I got it it seems pretty simple,...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-12-2020, 08:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 896
Posted By David R.
Re: Scrap Engines

Wish I was closer. I have a guy can re-babbit.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-11-2020, 07:28 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,231
Posted By David R.
Re: Flame arrestor?

How does that work?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-11-2020, 07:10 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,231
Posted By David R.
Flame arrestor?

What is the theory behind the screen in filler neck of model A gas tank being a flame arrestor? I canít figure this one out. To keep the gasoline attendant from dropping his cigarette down there?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-11-2020, 06:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 214
Posted By David R.
Re: AA Wheels

Go to aafords.com and pull up the wheels page. Should tell you what you need to know.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-11-2020, 06:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 616
Posted By David R.
Re: removing old grease

Many moons ago when I made my living as a truck mechanic, I had a rule: when a fitting wouldn't take grease, replace the zerk. If it still didn't take grease, tear it down and repair, most often this...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-11-2020, 06:40 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 815
Posted By David R.
Re: Using Parking Lights For Signal Lights

Here is another thought, period looking fog lights on bumper wired as turn signals?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-11-2020, 06:00 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 480
Posted By David R.
Re: Setting adjustable tappets

The bottom nut is a jamb nut. The top one gives the adjustment. The bottom nut you tighten against the tappet to lock the setting. Recheck them after locking to make sure nothing moved. You need two...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-10-2020, 05:59 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 815
Posted By David R.
Re: Using Parking Lights For Signal Lights

I had thought about the parking light for signals too but figured it would not be visible with headlights on. I don’t really like the little rectangle ones in the bumper either, looks too modern I...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-10-2020, 06:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 566
Posted By David R.
Re: Zim puller, what is it used for?

Try posting on the T side?
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