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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-10-2021, 11:45 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 479
Posted By rivcokid
Re: Gas Shut Off Valve testing

@JayJay - thanks. This really started because I had to replace the gas shutoff valve because it was not shutting off. Therefore, the carb kept getting gas and leaking. My concern is whether I've...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-09-2021, 09:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 479
Posted By rivcokid
Re: Gas Shut Off Valve testing

@700rpm - Don't worry. I'm under no delusions that this will be the first and last time I'll do this. However, I got into trouble with the mini-storage people for the gas smell, so want to make...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-09-2021, 05:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 479
Posted By rivcokid
Re: Gas Shut Off Valve testing

Ok - I should have mentioned that I used the pipe dope on both fittings on the valve.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-09-2021, 04:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 479
Posted By rivcokid
Gas Shut Off Valve testing

Hi all - I had to replace the gas shut off valve due to it not shutting off and leaking gas through the carb. Anyway, the tank is totally empty now. I'm wondering if it would be safe to test my...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-26-2021, 02:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 757
Posted By rivcokid
Re: Difficulty moving shift lever

**UPDATE** - Well, the fordbarn comes through again. Took the roadster out today when it is 65 - 70 degrees and it shifts just fine. Before when I noticed the issue, it was 45 - 50 degrees in the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-24-2021, 11:01 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 757
Posted By rivcokid
Re: Difficulty moving shift lever

Ahhh. That could be it. I've only taken it out recently on cold (for Southern California) mornings. But yes, it's the 600w oil. I'll leave it for a bit and see if the issue gets better now that...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-24-2021, 09:23 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 757
Posted By rivcokid
Re: Difficulty moving shift lever

Practically new - and full.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-22-2021, 08:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 757
Posted By rivcokid
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-22-2021, 05:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 757
Posted By rivcokid
Difficulty moving shift lever

My 31 Roadster seems to be getting harder to shift. The gears mesh just fine - it seems like it take more effort to physically move the gear shift lever between gears, no matter which gears. There...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-14-2021, 05:41 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,581
Posted By rivcokid
Re: Cross country in a Model A preview

Nsieber - It sounds like if you're planning to end in LA, you'll be going through the Southern California desert during the hottest time of the year. If you keep us informed as to your itinerary, I...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-10-2020, 10:17 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,434
Posted By rivcokid
Re: Slamming into first gear

Ken - the ignoramus here is moi! Imagine you're at a stop. The shifter is in neutral. You clutch in to shift into 1st, and when you do, you hear quite a bit of grinding and a thunk as it goes into...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-10-2020, 07:23 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,434
Posted By rivcokid
Re: Slamming into first gear

Patrick - my friend from the club said the pressure plate seemed to be a bit soft, but this was kind of beyond his specialty.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-09-2020, 03:00 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,434
Posted By rivcokid
Re: Slamming into first gear

***UPDATE 3*** Well, crap! I've replaced the clutch shaft arm that was broken. I've adjusted the clutch to 1 inch clearance and we watched it through the removed plate, and guess what - it still...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-04-2020, 07:41 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,434
Posted By rivcokid
Re: Slamming into first gear

Mine's not cracked all the way through but pretty close. I've heard that pin is fun to get out - I can hardly wait!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-04-2020, 06:04 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,434
Posted By rivcokid
Re: Slamming into first gear

***FURTHER UPDATE*** Well, my fix lasted about 1 day. Next day, 5 inches of free-play was back and after driving it a bit, shifting became harder and harder. Drove the last mile home in 1st gear. ...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-04-2020, 05:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 382
Posted By rivcokid
Re: Clutch pedal adjustment for "play"

Psavello - I literally just went through this last week/weekend for the first time. The small arm is under tension. You won't get anything adjusted without the jack. Put the jack under the arm...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-31-2020, 10:37 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,434
Posted By rivcokid
Re: Slamming into first gear

**UPDATE** - Got the clutch adjusted this morning with only about 1 - 1.5 inches of play and it works great! Took it for a drive and not once did it slam into 1st. It did once or twice into 2nd or...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-30-2020, 12:09 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,434
Posted By rivcokid
Re: Slamming into first gear

*UPDATE* - Well, I tried doing the clutch adjustment this morning before it got hot. I ended up adjusting it to about where it was instead of improving it after fighting with the cotter pin for 50...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-29-2020, 03:31 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,434
Posted By rivcokid
Re: Slamming into first gear

Thanks Jacksoniii! I'm going to play with it tomorrow before it hits 106 degrees!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-29-2020, 11:14 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,434
Posted By rivcokid
Re: Slamming into first gear

Jim - I guess I'm not getting it. This is more than a little grinding that just started. I've tried waiting for .5 - 20 seconds at various times, and have had no real luck with making it better. ...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-29-2020, 10:51 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,434
Posted By rivcokid
Re: Slamming into first gear

Ok - I inspected the clutch and lever and they looked fine. The clutch engages about 1 inch or so off of the floor, and disengages about 3-4 inches from my foot. I am actually having the issue...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-29-2020, 07:51 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,434
Posted By rivcokid
Re: Slamming into first gear

Ok - looks like I have a few things to check/play with. First, the place I took it to is a garage here in town that only works on vintage autos - anything American from 1900 - 1970. They've been in...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-28-2020, 01:55 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,434
Posted By rivcokid
Re: Slamming into first gear

I've done nothing but double clutch the entire time I've owned the car! Now, when I stop, it grinds and slams into gear - that's the issue here.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-28-2020, 01:33 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,434
Posted By rivcokid
Re: Slamming into first gear

Well, not too far but I'm not experienced to know if it's good or bad where it engages. I don't have problems with it or getting it to go.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-28-2020, 01:14 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,434
Posted By rivcokid
Slamming into first gear

Since i bought my roadster almost 2 years ago, I've had some intermittent problems going from neutral to first at a stop. Usually, i just move the car a bit and no problem. I had a local chop do a...
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