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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-05-2016, 07:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,506
Posted By solidirish
Re: Emergency Brake Retracting Spring

Thanks. I did search and pics were great and Snyders Web site with link to Les Andrews article & other approaches also very helpful.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-04-2016, 10:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,506
Posted By solidirish
Re: Emergency Brake Retracting Spring

The spring on the back or the rear backing plate that's on the emergency brake actuating arm. I have tried to do this in connection with doing a complete brake rebuilding job.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-04-2016, 09:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,506
Posted By solidirish
Emergency Brake Retracting Spring

How is this installed? Pictures would also help. Thank you.
Ray in Illinous
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-01-2016, 01:31 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 969
Posted By solidirish
Re: Brake Shoe Roller Pins

Thanks so much Tom. Now I understand and with Ted's pins it makes sense to use the lining centering tool as you have a way to adjust to center if nessary. I will buy both. Should be an interesting...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-31-2016, 10:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 969
Posted By solidirish
Brake Shoe Roller Pins

Doing a complete brake job and would like to know if brake shoe roller pins are supposed to rotate on the roller track as the brake lever is activated. Mine don't rotate but the brake shoe rollers do...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-15-2016, 01:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,554
Posted By solidirish
Re: Centering Front & Rear Brake Shoes

Thank you to all who responded. A lot of very helpful advice. Also, I called Randy Gross and had a good discussion on my questions and he was also very helpful. I will be purchasing new drums from...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-14-2016, 01:05 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,554
Posted By solidirish
Centering Front & Rear Brake Shoes

I just started a complete brake job and noticed a section in Les Andrews Vol I discussing this procedure using a tool most vendors sell. I haven't seen or heard this subject discussed. Is this...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-08-2016, 08:21 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,406
Posted By solidirish
Re: Spring for Murray Town Sedan Door Latch

Thanks to everyone for responding. This forum is great! Another problem solved.
Ray in Illinois
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-07-2016, 11:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,406
Posted By solidirish
Re: Spring for Murray Town Sedan Door Latch

Chuck...here is a picture. Do you have any of these?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-06-2016, 03:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,406
Posted By solidirish
Spring for Murray Town Sedan Door Latch

Just took ulpholstery off drivers door to fix door latch. Problem is the broken coiled spring in the latch mechanism. The vendors have a kit with 3 springs and 3 rivets for $50. Does anyone know...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-12-2014, 08:08 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,938
Posted By solidirish
Re: Light switch problem.

I had the same problem after changing the steering box the distance to the spider claws must have changed. I noticed the spider no longer engaged the rotating switch. I noticed the collar was too...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-29-2014, 06:17 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 6,848
Posted By solidirish
Re: Purchasing an A...red flags

Using a friend, leaving the trailer a few blocks away and having all cash (which I forgot to say) got the deal done on a beautiful coupe for 10k instead of the 12k asking price.
Ray in Illinois
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-29-2014, 10:58 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 6,848
Posted By solidirish
Re: Purchasing an A...red flags

Be sure to trailer it home on a flat bed. I did some 40 miles and on 1st local trip it just quit moving. The clutch plates broke apart and I hat to trailer it back home. Also go with a friend so you...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-11-2014, 05:14 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,430
Posted By solidirish
Re: Antifreeze Loss Mystery

Thanks Tom. I will try your idea of back flushing with radiator upsidedown, also look at thermostat to see if stuck open but 1st I'll try Les Andrews idea of plugging radiator inlet and outlet and...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-11-2014, 04:41 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,430
Posted By solidirish
Some Coolant System Test Results

Thanks again guys and I am making some progress...it's getting exciting!
Thanks Tom, I used your idea of collecting overflow in a plastic tube to a 1-gal container.I also put pans under the radiator...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-11-2014, 12:54 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,430
Posted By solidirish
Re: Antifreeze Loss Mystery

Thank you to all who commented. I will try all suggestions and get back with results. Also, a couple of questions. Tom & Mitch...with a baffle how can you see the level of coolant relative to the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-11-2014, 08:30 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,430
Posted By solidirish
Antifreeze Loss Mystery

Looking for ideas. No collant loss before I had my engine rebuilt last year..insert bearings, counter balanced crankshaft, larger intake valves, 330 camshaft, lightened flywheel, 6.0 high compression...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-01-2014, 11:57 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 779
Posted By solidirish
Light Switch

An update on earlier posts I made on my lights and horn working intermittentlly. I tried numerous fixes but the one that fixed both issues was to grind the collar of the upper light switch body down...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-26-2014, 07:26 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 8,944
Posted By solidirish
Re: Gas leak from Zenith carb vent hole

What happened to lead you to think that a speck of dirt was on the valve needle? Did this happen while you were driving? Thanks in advance.
Ray in Illinois
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-26-2013, 09:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,797
Posted By solidirish
Re: Horn Issues

I also noticed when I had a firm connection between the horn rod tip and switch contact there was a much louder and much better "Ahooooga" sound. Great to have the horn working again because the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-26-2013, 05:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,797
Posted By solidirish
Horn Issues Solved

Thanks everyone for your replies. Issues solved. Lower spring contact end was not as original but filing it a little and adding a little black tape arround end and stretching spring a little was all...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-26-2013, 12:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,797
Posted By solidirish
Re: Horn Issues

Thanks Ray. I will do what you suggest to eliminate the grounding when shaking the the harness wire. I found that the button didn't sound the horn because contact is not being made between the lower...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-26-2013, 07:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,797
Posted By solidirish
Re: Horn Issues

Coupe thanks for your ideas. I am making some progress. I found a name on the bell base...it is a Stwart Warner....I tested the wire from the horn rod end to the button with a continuity tester and...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-24-2013, 10:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,797
Posted By solidirish
Re: Horn Issues

Thanks Bill. I will pursue both thoughts & look at Les Andrews procedure.
Ray
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-24-2013, 07:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,797
Posted By solidirish
Horn Issues

Have two horn issues.1st...the horn goes on while driving without touching the steering wheel button. It stays on for awhile and then goes off and continues to cycle on and off. It just started doing...
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