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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 01:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 147
Posted By Conaway2
Re: Engine Oil

My engine rebuilder recommended Valvoline VR-1 high zinc racing oil, 10W-30. Given what I spent on the rebuild, I follow his recommendations.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-22-2021, 05:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 469
Posted By Conaway2
Re: Replacing Rear Drum Seal

I use a big screwdriver to remove the seal. Brattons and other suppliers sell a tool to install the new seal to exactly the correct depth.

Jim
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-17-2021, 02:53 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 954
Posted By Conaway2
Re: converting to 1970 v8 points for model a

I’ve been running a completely stock distributor in my A for 53 years. Never had an issue with points and condenser. I keep the cam lubricated and check the point gap before each club tour. Back...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-17-2021, 01:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 420
Posted By Conaway2
Re: Replacing Roadster Door Lower Seal

Thanks - Iíll check with Brookville.

Jim
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-17-2021, 11:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 420
Posted By Conaway2
Re: Replacing Roadster Door Lower Seal

The new seal slid in the channel pretty easily. However, the passenger door does not have an old seal or channel - no evidence a channel was ever present.

Was a lower seal an option, or maybe the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-16-2021, 05:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 420
Posted By Conaway2
Re: Replacing Roadster Door Lower Seal

I chipped the old seal out of the driver’s door this afternoon and cleaned the channel up. I’m ready to attempt to install the new seal in a few minutes.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-15-2021, 09:15 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 596
Posted By Conaway2
Re: "Flickering" low bean headlights

Bob - thanks for the info. I have LEDs from both sources, and will try your suggestion tomorrow.

Thanks - Jim
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-15-2021, 06:55 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,347
Posted By Conaway2
Re: whats the best & worst car to buy in 1930

Jeff - do you know where to get a copy of that article ?

Thanks - Jim
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-15-2021, 06:13 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 596
Posted By Conaway2
Re: "Flickering" low bean headlights

The LED headlights on my A flicker when the car is idling and the generator (original 6 V positive ground system) is not charging. As soon as it starts to charge, the flickering stops. I have the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-15-2021, 05:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 307
Posted By Conaway2
Re: rear brake track how do you check it

If you do need to replace them, it’s fairly easy to do. I recently replaced all roller tracks on my car using 2 kits available from the suppliers. These kits contain 2 roller tracks, 4 rivets and a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-15-2021, 02:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 420
Posted By Conaway2
Replacing Roadster Door Lower Seal

The old seals at the bottom of the Ď31 roadster doors are petrified and remnants of the original seal are still in what appears to be a shallow metal channel. Is there a better way to remove the old...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-15-2021, 01:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 307
Posted By Conaway2
Re: rear brake track how do you check it

Remove the two short brake shoe springs so you can move both brake shoes out of the way in order to inspect the roller track. It will look sort of like a ‘T’, and arms that the heads of the roller...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-14-2021, 11:06 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 596
Posted By Conaway2
Re: "Flickering" low bean headlights

Loubob - pls tell us which LEDs you installed - we would all be interested !

Many thanks - Jim
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-14-2021, 11:04 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 903
Posted By Conaway2
Re: new to the model a/forum

I and others would strongly suggest that you join your local MARC or MAFCA Model A club chapter. You will find other Model A owners who can provide lots of help and advice, if you want it. MARC -...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-07-2021, 03:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 341
Posted By Conaway2
Re: Roadster Door Hinge Screws

I just ordered another set of screws. One screw is missing on the lower hinge, and I can’t get the others out. Unfortunately, the lower hinge is loose, so I hope I can tighten it up with a new...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-07-2021, 09:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 341
Posted By Conaway2
Re: Roadster Door Hinge Screws

Steve - thanks - the car is a ‘31 roadster.
Jim
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-06-2021, 06:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 341
Posted By Conaway2
Roadster Door Hinge Screws

I need several of the screws that hold the door hinge to the car body. The screws Iíve bought from vendors donít fit. Does anyone know what size these screws are ? There are three screws on each...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-06-2021, 08:23 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 480
Posted By Conaway2
Re: Cause of Blow By

I’ve been using a Fumaze flexible metal breather tube in place of the oil filler cap for over 50 years; it does a nice job of directing the crankcase fumes away from the engine compartment so the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-05-2021, 09:16 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,367
Posted By Conaway2
Re: Sound deadening Q ?

I installed a cowl insulation kit from QuietRide Solutions on my ‘31 roadster, and also installed a firewall insulated panel available from most vendors. I also used dynamat on the underside of the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-02-2021, 11:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 284
Posted By Conaway2
Roadster door rubber bumpers

I just received a set of door bumpers for myí31 roadster, and the bumper that goes at the top rear of the door is way too big to fit. All bumper kits for Ď31 roadsters seem to be the same, so I...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-31-2020, 11:45 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,444
Posted By Conaway2
Re: How Many 2020 Miles Did You Drive

Probably about 1500 miles, starting in March. I;ve had my car since 1967, and restored it (1931 deluxe roadster) in 1985, but was working and raising a young family, so put 2300 miles on it until...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-29-2020, 08:27 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,882
Posted By Conaway2
Re: Oh oh..Where to begin..or end?!

I recently installed this transmission shaft seal kit from Bratton’s - after rebuilding the transmission 35 years ago. It always leaked since I bought the car 53 years ago, and stopped leaking 3...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-27-2020, 05:33 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 967
Posted By Conaway2
Re: Recommendation needed for add on turn signal system

I’m also very happy with he LogoLites turn signals. Easy installation, no drilling, and 100% removable if you change your mind.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-24-2020, 10:52 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 765
Posted By Conaway2
Re: How to clean radiator & engine water jackets ?

Second Thermocure mentioned in post #6. Several guys in our local club have used it with great success.

Jim
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-21-2020, 01:20 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,621
Posted By Conaway2
Re: Finding Correct Size Battery

Got my new 6V battery last fall from Tractor Supply - in stock.
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