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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-24-2020, 06:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 379
Posted By diyforever
Re: RPMs increase when engage Laycock overdrive, hmmm?

Bob, I'll double check the connection on the speedocable.
Just wondering about the switch connection. Does it mean that I should switch the connection on the switch attached to the transmission...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-24-2020, 04:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 379
Posted By diyforever
Red face RPMs increase when engage Laycock overdrive, hmmm?

It's my understanding that when an overdrive is engaged, the RPMs on the engine should decrease. However, on my 1930 A I have a laycock overdrive and a tach which shows RPMs increase when I engage....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-23-2020, 09:44 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,040
Posted By diyforever
Re: Does tranny move forward during engine removal?

Thank you all for your help. I finally installed the engine and was surprised to find that it lined up on the motor mounts with some coercing. I guess it all lines back up when you put the engine...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-08-2020, 09:25 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,040
Posted By diyforever
Re: Does tranny move forward during engine removal?

Thks Jack, wondering if I should just go for the engine reinstall OR first try to move the tranny back...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-08-2020, 09:08 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,040
Posted By diyforever
Re: Does tranny move forward during engine removal?

Joe K, thks much for your suggestions. Makes me feel better knowing it's likely it moved and a solution is also there.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-08-2020, 08:49 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,040
Posted By diyforever
Re: Does tranny move forward during engine removal?

No, haven't reinstalled engine. I'm anticipating problem if tranny moved. Strange thing is that I noticed a bit of an alignment problem when mating the radius rod with the bellhousing. The ball did...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-07-2020, 09:49 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,040
Posted By diyforever
Unhappy Does tranny move forward during engine removal?

While removing engine, forgot the two lower bell housing bolts. Grrrr... Once bolts removed, engine came out. Removed bell housing to rebuild clutch and pedal shafts.
Installed rebuilt bellhousing....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-10-2017, 03:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 552
Posted By diyforever
Re: Flywheel cover missing, dropped gasket inside

I tried double sided tape but it got greased up. I'll try grease on a
Stick that might work. Good idea.....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-10-2017, 12:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 552
Posted By diyforever
Unhappy Flywheel cover missing, dropped gasket inside

Well, I was cleaning the oil pan gasket from the engine getting ready to install new gasket and didn't notice flywheel cover missing. But I did notice after the 1 inch piece of cork gasket fell in...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-24-2016, 08:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,340
Posted By diyforever
Re: changed plugs now poping

Well, I started it up and out of garage so that I could check for leaks. Then it heated up and overflowed thru the overflow tube. Lots of rusty looking liquid. So, will have to diagnose the cooling...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-24-2016, 07:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,340
Posted By diyforever
Re: changed plugs now poping

I'll try to explain. While engine is running, it idles but the engine makes popping noises. Not present with old plugs. I do the following;
1 - pull timing lever down all the way and seems to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-24-2016, 06:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,340
Posted By diyforever
Question changed plugs now poping

1930 Model A.
Well, decided to change from Motorcraft T10s to Champion W18. WHY? It was next thing on list. Gap them to .035. Engine starts but now pops like a pop corn popper. I attach pic off old...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-08-2015, 09:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,332
Posted By diyforever
Re: Oooops...do service brake cross shafts bottom out?

Thank you all. Good suggestions. Will check that out and post back. Doesn't anyone know how much clearance there should be? 1/4, 1/2 inch? My 1930 has zero. :mad:
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-08-2015, 08:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,332
Posted By diyforever
Oooops...do service brake cross shafts bottom out?

Ooops. ...is service brake cross shaft supposed to hit the back of Trans? After doing brake job, noticed pedal doesnt move much. Further inspection found that shaft won't rotate any more cause hits...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-03-2015, 05:41 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 8,342
Posted By diyforever
Re: Radiator cap not fit, anyone have similar problem?

Thank you all for sharing your experiences. This forum is awesome. I'm probably over thinking it but leaning towards cutting the $19.95 cap little at a time till fits. Shell and radiator are a little...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-03-2015, 12:44 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 8,342
Posted By diyforever
Re: Radiator cap not fit, anyone have similar problem?

Wondering if there is another type of cap that I can use while I figure out the real problem. Not sure I should run car w/o cap...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-02-2015, 10:14 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 8,342
Posted By diyforever
Re: Radiator cap not fit, anyone have similar problem?

The original cap was not the right one. It basically stayed on the neck by luck. Completely rusted and no tabs to grab the radiator neck. Reminds me of a flat gas cap. Came with the car. I had the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-02-2015, 07:22 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 8,342
Posted By diyforever
Radiator cap not fit, anyone have similar problem?

I ordered and received new radiator cap model A-8100-B. Seems that it bottoms out at the radiator shell and therefore cannot get it to grab the radiator neck. Has anyone had similar problem and if so...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-02-2014, 06:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 939
Posted By diyforever
Re: How to install rear brake camshaft pins

Thks for the reply. Since already painted, going to try cold with 4lbs hammer. Couple of blows on one side then turn handle over and couple blows on other side. Will judge success by scientific...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-02-2014, 03:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 939
Posted By diyforever
How to install rear brake camshaft pins

I read somewhere but cannot seem to find weather the rear service brake camshaft pins are to be installed cherry red hot or cold. Any tip? Should a cold hammered pin attach just as well? What is...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-14-2014, 08:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,245
Posted By diyforever
Re: hot august nights

Never too early. I've been going every year for quite some time. Always stayed at JA Nugget in Sparks. Used to stay in Reno but got too crowded.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-08-2014, 02:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,313
Posted By diyforever
Re: NO cotter pin on rear axle - ouch!

This is my first reply and fingers crossed I do it correctly. Well I had cleaned it very well but since I only have 1 working eye and getting up there in age with bi-focals, I decided to use a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-08-2014, 08:51 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,313
Posted By diyforever
NO cotter pin on rear axle - ouch!

Hello. My first post. Love this forum. Just bought 1930 ford coupe. After reviewing brakes, found out there's no cotter pin OR hole in right rear axle to hold the nut that's holding the entire drum...
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