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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-30-2021, 02:44 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,920
Posted By kawagumby
Re: Help with an engine noise...

Yep. I'm planning on doing something different with the fuel line, including possibly inserting a second shut-off valve, as the primary shut-off valve has a very slow leak...so for long-term storage...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-29-2021, 04:14 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,920
Posted By kawagumby
Re: Help with an engine noise...

So I got it running today (nice break in the weather). It runs great. No more knock and I was able to fix a lot of minor things while I had everything apart.
There is a bit more valve noise as I...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-22-2021, 11:49 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,920
Posted By kawagumby
Re: Help with an engine noise...

Ok...I put one in a vise and twisted it...and guess what? You are right...Doh! The laminations made themselves known! I'll revise my earlier post so people don't think Bratton's sells an unusable...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-22-2021, 10:51 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,920
Posted By kawagumby
Re: Help with an engine noise...

Nope, the puppies I got are solid brass.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-21-2021, 10:29 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,920
Posted By kawagumby
Re: Help with an engine noise...

I noticed the counterweights looked like add-ons! Good eye! I was amazed how smooth this engine runs for an oldie.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-21-2021, 07:41 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,920
Posted By kawagumby
Re: Help with an engine noise...

Hi,
I took some pictures that illustrate my approach to fixing the noisy rod. Number 4 rod was the culprit and was very loose, like .025 loose in places. :eek: However, I lucked out as the crank...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-16-2021, 09:12 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,920
Posted By kawagumby
Re: Help with an engine noise...

Hi all,
Just to update:

I pulled the engine and went through the rods and mains...the problem was the two rear con rods had too much clearance. As a matter of fact, the number 4 rod didn't even...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-04-2020, 11:32 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,920
Posted By kawagumby
Re: Help with an engine noise...

The u-joint wouldn't be affected by spark advance, and it is tied to engine rpm. I wish it was that simple, tho'.


This forum has a good crew.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-04-2020, 11:28 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,920
Posted By kawagumby
Re: Help with an engine noise...

LOL, isn't that the truth. I just had 3 stents put in my heart two months ago. Maybe I bought the "A" because I relate to it....:D
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-04-2020, 11:26 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,920
Posted By kawagumby
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-04-2020, 10:12 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,920
Posted By kawagumby
Unhappy Re: Help with an engine noise...

Thanks. I plan to live with mine too as I don't have a big enough shop to pull engines and I'm getting too old to deal with such an issue. I am using thinner oil than normal as I changed it to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-03-2020, 10:21 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,920
Posted By kawagumby
Re: Help with an engine noise...

That's interesting...I'll do that check. I recently installed the float-a-motor engine mounts to correct a half-inch misalignment of the hand-crank hole with the crank...the engine front was high.
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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-03-2020, 09:46 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,920
Posted By kawagumby
Re: Help with an engine noise...

I forgot to include that engine timing affects the intensity of the rapping noise...louder with more advance. Sorry 'bout that.

So, it isn't drive train related and really acts like a rod...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-03-2020, 07:20 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,920
Posted By kawagumby
Help with an engine noise...

Hi all,
I recently acquired a 1931 Model A roadster deluxe that has had a frame-up restoration a few decades ago. The odometer reads about 2500 miles which seems about right based on the car's...
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