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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 07:32 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,696
Posted By alexiskai
Re: Can't get engine started after changing timing gear

Earlier this year I changed the valves, head, carb, plugs, and distributor at the same time. Felt like winning the lottery when the engine fired up.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 07:30 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,696
Posted By alexiskai
Re: Can't get engine started after changing timing gear

Just FYI, I've seen it happen where timing the Nu-Rex upper plate with the Nu-Rex wrench produces the wrong timing. Not severely wrong, just slightly off. It happened because the plate positions the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-30-2021, 09:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 305
Posted By alexiskai
Re: Light switch bail won't stay on - ugh!

I've made a lot of minor adjustments on my bail with a vise and a pair of pliers. You should be able to tighten the loops pretty easily. You can also increase or decrease the pressure the bail puts...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-30-2021, 12:24 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,696
Posted By alexiskai
Re: Can't get engine started after changing timing gear

I'm talking about adjusting the advance lever while you're trying to start it. If the timing is off, either due to a bad gear or something else, you'll sometimes see it start easier if you put the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-30-2021, 11:32 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 170
Posted By alexiskai
Re: Steering box washers

I think those are eliminated if you're using the plate w/tube. I could be wrong. Bratton's has a diagram here (https://www.brattons.com/assemblies/two-tooth-steering-assembly.html) and I think the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-30-2021, 11:24 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,696
Posted By alexiskai
Re: Can't get engine started after changing timing gear

You want him to quadruple-check the timing gear alignment?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-30-2021, 10:34 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,696
Posted By alexiskai
Re: Can't get engine started after changing timing gear

What happens if you try setting the spark control rod at different settings while starting? Does the behavior change at all?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-28-2021, 12:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 298
Posted By alexiskai
Re: Wheels

It is "wrong" from an authenticity standpoint, but if they're working well you don't necessarily need to spend big money to replace them. The wheels are interchangeable.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-27-2021, 06:22 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,031
Posted By alexiskai
Re: Snap-On Obstruction Wrench.

I did a video showing one of these in action:
https://youtu.be/QlNYZICv8g0?t=603

(this one is the B version)
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-26-2021, 06:48 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,037
Posted By alexiskai
Re: Little Trailer behind a Model A

Was it RF interference from the unshielded high-voltage current in the ignition system?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-22-2021, 04:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 156
Posted By alexiskai
Re: 7-tooth Sector problem

What's it look like on the side where it comes out for the pitman arm?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-22-2021, 02:07 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,726
Posted By alexiskai
Re: 3rd engine failure...getting frustrated

Part of the problem is that the work we refer to as "rebuild" encompasses both what's more accurately called "repair" and what's more accurately called "restore." If I get damaged babbitt and I send...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-21-2021, 02:08 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,726
Posted By alexiskai
Re: 3rd engine failure...getting frustrated

This discussion makes me think about the rare times when I've had an engine fail in a modern car. Rebuilding the engine block from scratch wasn't even something I contemplated. I (or more accurately,...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-20-2021, 10:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 673
Posted By alexiskai
Re: Stock top crow foot head, again

Underside of my Winfield 7:1, for comparison.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-20-2021, 11:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 299
Posted By alexiskai
Re: Front timing cover

19°, according to p. 69 of the Nov. 1932 service bulletins
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-18-2021, 09:15 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,257
Posted By alexiskai
Re: Losing Power at High Speeds

I know you put in a rebuilt carb, but this still feels like a carb problem... If someone in the club will let you borrow the carb off their car, I would do that first just to see if that cures the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-18-2021, 07:59 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,234
Posted By alexiskai
Re: Question on car insurance

https://www.hagerty.com/insurance/classic-car-insurance/additional-coverages/vehicle-under-construction
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-18-2021, 06:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 724
Posted By alexiskai
Re: Model A Rear End Ratio

I believe you’re supposed to rotate the rear wheel twice and then note the drive shaft revolutions. Multiplying your current result by 2 gives 3.7, which I guess is a possible result if you have an...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-17-2021, 01:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 449
Posted By alexiskai
Re: 7 Tooth Help

Bratton’s sells metal shims, just not the original style of 3 brass ones. Is that O-ring for the sector shaft where it meets the frame?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-17-2021, 01:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 449
Posted By alexiskai
Re: 7 Tooth Help

That’s why I asked, because to my knowledge nobody supplies that set of shims anymore.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-17-2021, 12:34 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 449
Posted By alexiskai
Re: 7 Tooth Help

Where’d you get this kit from?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-16-2021, 03:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 472
Posted By alexiskai
Re: Battery Terminal Multiplier

These are pretty common, here are two (https://www.amazon.com/MNJ-Motor-Battery-Terminal-Connectors/dp/B07MZRG56F/) examples...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-16-2021, 02:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 224
Posted By alexiskai
Re: Pulls left when Braking

Adjust them toward each other – one click tighter on the right, one click looser on the left.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-15-2021, 09:14 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 319
Posted By alexiskai
Re: Lug nuts

Convention is to torque to 50-60 or to do it by feel, both seem to work equally well. The main thing to watch out for is that, if this is being done on freshly powder-coated wheels, the powder will...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-15-2021, 08:33 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 907
Posted By alexiskai
Re: Steering box grease?

I have a theory that the reason we spend so much time on it is that, unlike the motor oil or transmission or rear end, it's a PITA to change the steering box fluid and also a pain to re-do the seals...
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