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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-18-2021, 05:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 718
Posted By Ordsgt
Re: Radial tires

I have no complaints once I got over the cost. I have been looking to buy them for months and no one had them, Supposedly the factory (US made) was short about 80 workers and no one wanted to work....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-18-2021, 10:18 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 718
Posted By Ordsgt
Re: Radial tires

American classic Bias look radial whitewall 475/500R19
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-17-2021, 03:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 718
Posted By Ordsgt
Radial tires

I know this has been discussed before but wanted to give my experience. First off I drive a 1930 Tudor. It is pretty stock other than FSI ignition and an alternator (6v). I have put 4000 miles on the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-16-2021, 08:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 485
Posted By Ordsgt
Re: Light issue

I will try the ohm meter tomarrow
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-16-2021, 01:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 485
Posted By Ordsgt
Re: Light issue

Correction to post. the high beam would go on high setting but not low beam. As I drive this daily I needed headlight to at least work on low beam so i flipped the bulb so on the high setting it is...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-16-2021, 07:25 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 485
Posted By Ordsgt
Re: Light issue

The switch that used to send power to the lights came apart inside and that was why it was replaced. The current switch has the same positioning as the switch that did work. with wires disconnected...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-15-2021, 09:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 485
Posted By Ordsgt
Light issue

My 1930 Tudor was working fine and all the lights worked as they should. I installed new reflectors and my problems began. Had ground issues and then my switch came apart. A friend gave me two new...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-22-2021, 02:39 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 320
Posted By Ordsgt
1930 Tudor purchase order

This may be a little strange but I am looking for a reproduction purchase order that the dealer would provide to customer showing price , payment terms etc. I have seen these in the past but can't...
Forum: Model-A 02-23-2021, 03:36 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 376
Posted By Ordsgt
!930 headlight bar

I am in need of a 1930 model A Tudor light bar. My car was made in Aug of 1930 if that makes any difference. Would prefer original but would take aftermarket as long as it fits. Not a show car but...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-18-2021, 04:28 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,405
Posted By Ordsgt
Re: Compression test results, opinions please.

The fact that the drop you have is cancelled out after adding oil to the cylinder I agree it is the rings. If after oil in cyl and pressure remained low I would look at valves or head gasket. Since...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-14-2021, 08:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 520
Posted By Ordsgt
Re: Shock ID

Found a post on this forum from 1981 about these shocks. Also in the posts that followed was a copy of the add for the shocks. They were made By Antique Auto @ Parts by Pete. Also known as Peter...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-14-2021, 05:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 520
Posted By Ordsgt
Shock ID

Going through boxes of used model A parts in someones garage I came across these. Complete set of 4. They were very dirty and oil stained so I assumed they were good for possible rebuild. Got home...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-06-2021, 10:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 858
Posted By Ordsgt
Re: Brake adjust

I watched a number of videos but none mentioned the pill or shim as to when they were needed or how many? I didn't think I would need them as everything was brand new. Glad I had purchased some.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-06-2021, 08:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 858
Posted By Ordsgt
Re: Brake adjust

added 2 shims to right front and 1 shim to left front. There is no play in the lever now. I now have brakes. Need a little more fine tuning but able to lock up on gravel, which it wouldn't do before....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-06-2021, 02:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 858
Posted By Ordsgt
Re: Brake adjust

Everything was new. So the pill is supposed to be inserted to take away the play or slop in the operating lever?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-06-2021, 01:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 858
Posted By Ordsgt
Brake adjust

On my 1930 Tudor I had put new everything on the front brakes. Braking is not very good. Going through the linkage I found that the right front lever disconnected from the linkage has free travel...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-21-2021, 08:58 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,488
Posted By Ordsgt
Re: Directionals

some LED lights have a resister built into them so a regular flasher will work, that is the type in my A. If you have a combination of LED without resister and regular flasher it will not work. When...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-14-2021, 07:39 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,365
Posted By Ordsgt
Re: leaking head gasket?

Anything helps me. This is my first model a and has been a great education. I have only had it since September but really enjoy working on it and driving it. Put 1000 miles on it since I got it...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-13-2021, 05:58 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,365
Posted By Ordsgt
Re: leaking head gasket?

$40 for new studs and nuts is not too bad as the new head is $325. I am pulling the head off this weekend and will have it checked at the machine shop. If no issues will put back on. If,on the other...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-13-2021, 03:20 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,365
Posted By Ordsgt
Re: leaking head gasket?

Rocket1, am confused, coolant test kit to test for what?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-12-2021, 10:12 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,365
Posted By Ordsgt
Re: leaking head gasket?

Radiator replaced 3 months ago all new antifreeze.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-12-2021, 06:51 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,365
Posted By Ordsgt
Re: leaking head gasket?

Did you have to change the head studs when you changed to the 5.5 head?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-12-2021, 04:18 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,365
Posted By Ordsgt
Re: leaking head gasket?

retorqued head and found 3 at 30 ft lbs. Took car for drive of about 10 miles ran fine no boil over but after arriving home checked radiator and the coolant looks like beer froth. As to the water...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-12-2021, 10:57 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,365
Posted By Ordsgt
leaking head gasket?

I was driving down the road 3 days ago in my 30 Tudor and noticed a foam coming out of Radiator cap. I found the level down about a quart and after adding more coolant (while running), I noticed a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-10-2021, 08:47 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,490
Posted By Ordsgt
Re: AutoLite heater install

I hooked up my heater using aluminum heater tape. Most Home depot type carry it. adheres good and no rattles
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