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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-15-2020, 09:37 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,951
Posted By CT Jack
Re: Shipping a Model A

If your A is road worthy drive it. Freeport, IL to KC is 450miles. You should be able to do it easily in 10 hrs.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-09-2020, 09:34 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,423
Posted By CT Jack
Re: Zenith Carb Leak Puzzle

My experience with a leaky carburetor is on going. I think I have tried every one of the float shut off valves offered by the parts suppliers. I have not found one that works 100% of the time. The...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-15-2020, 10:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 653
Posted By CT Jack
Re: Advertisements

Look at the upper right hand corner of your google chrome browser and you will see 3 vertical dots. Left click on them and you will see a pop up of selections. Scroll down to settings and left click...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-02-2020, 08:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,187
Posted By CT Jack
Re: After Replacing the Headgasket - Update

Ed, CWPASDENA and myself agree, just drive the car and don't worry about it. If you want to use a stop leak only use it for a short period while driving and letting the engine get good and hot. I...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-27-2020, 08:56 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,514
Posted By CT Jack
Re: point gap ??

40 Deluxe the guys you are referring to are the tinkers. They can never leave things be. They are the ones who will never install electronic ignition in their cars because they would go nuts not...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-27-2020, 09:55 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,893
Posted By CT Jack
Re: Reducing Fumes and Noise

Fumes inside the vehicle is not a good thing especially if they are exhaust related. Excessive fumes coming from the oil fill pipe is a sign of engine wear. In my view it is much safer to take care...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-20-2020, 08:38 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,855
Posted By CT Jack
Re: Does anyone know this generator?

Andy, Keep it simple, buy a small rechargeable sealed 12 volt battery and use it to power your radio. I am assuming you will not be using high wattage speakers. The battery can be placed under a seat...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-18-2020, 08:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 957
Posted By CT Jack
Re: Coil Problem

Tell us that you have checked and can guarantee piston #1 timing is at tdc (top dead center) when the rotor is pointing to spark plug #1, and the point gap is .018"-.020", and the point surfaces are...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-18-2020, 06:44 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,570
Posted By CT Jack
Re: 30-31 instrument panel

Maybe the screws you are using are too long thereby, bottoming out and preventing the dash panel to properly fit snug against the tank.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-10-2020, 09:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 602
Posted By CT Jack
Re: brake light

#1 Test the switch - disconnect all wires from switch. Using an ohmmeter or multimeter place one lead on one terminal and the other lead on the 2nd terminal. The meter should indicate the switch is...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-10-2020, 08:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,601
Posted By CT Jack
Re: Cylinder Head Removal Tool

David R is right on. This is an excellent approach. Problem solved and is simple to make.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-03-2020, 07:32 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 999
Posted By CT Jack
Re: rebuilt generator

No pun intended but it sounds like a bad resource. Send it back and get a refund.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-02-2020, 07:55 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,160
Posted By CT Jack
Re: Loose Rod

Jack Shaft is right on. It seems like someone doesn't know how to use measuring gauges or measure. The crank journals should all be the same dimension within +/-.0003". The rod inserts should all be...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-31-2020, 08:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 640
Posted By CT Jack
Re: Horn Wires Polarity

The horn uses a DC motor which can run or rotate either CW or CCW depending on the connections (+ or -). The horn will work either way.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-29-2020, 07:11 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,426
Posted By CT Jack
Re: 6V Turn Signal Buzzer

Look on Ebay for a 6 volt buzzer. There are some small buzzers or annunciators that will do the job for about $5 - $8 that can be wired in parallel with your flasher.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-11-2020, 08:51 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,384
Posted By CT Jack
Re: Flywheel Housing Alignment

This method of gauging run out is confusing. Suppose the snap ring diameter in the case exceeds the .006" limit due to it being out of round in a free state? This has nothing to do with the engine...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-09-2020, 07:35 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,099
Posted By CT Jack
Re: Bearing on King Pins question

US made Timken bearings are quality bearings but not the only quality bearing manufacturer. You should continue to make a case about your poor quality experience with Brattons. They should rectify...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-08-2020, 08:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,173
Posted By CT Jack
Re: zenith carb

If you remove the top half of the carburetor and hold the lower half in your hand and fill the bowl with water it shouldn't leak. If it does something is missing like a jet, a washer or there is a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-01-2020, 10:13 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,038
Posted By CT Jack
Re: Stuck Cylinder Head Stud

Try welding the nut to the stud. Then use a battery or pneumatic power impact gun. I would not use a lever type wrench as the applied offset torque could cause the stud to yield prematurely and break.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-01-2020, 10:05 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 944
Posted By CT Jack
Re: starter motor

Synchro909 you are right on mate. The physics and the data say it all. The rule of thumb is keep your engine and system components properly maintained and it will always start with 6 volts. I have a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-01-2020, 09:43 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,162
Posted By CT Jack
Re: Has anyone converted a 12V heater to 6V?

Using a hole saw on your firewall is a whole lot easier than what you are thinking of doing. I hope you realize there is also a cover that goes over the hole when the heater is removed. When all said...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-27-2020, 09:23 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,514
Posted By CT Jack
Re: Battery connector corroding

Joe K, you seem to be very knowledgeable about electrolytic activity, corrosion, conductivity & resistivity and I was wondering wouldn't filling the battery cells too high also add to the post...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-18-2020, 10:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,073
Posted By CT Jack
Re: Switching Engine, Reusing Flywheel

Conaway is correct. Buy a new clutch & pressure plate, resurface the flywheel and have them balanced as a unit. Replace the pan gasket and the front upper and lower crank seal which is included in...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-16-2020, 09:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 910
Posted By CT Jack
Re: Head Torque

Bob Bidonde is correct about the need to completely compress the head gasket and check the torque at least annually. Someone said they 1st loosen the head nuts and then retorque them, not a good...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-15-2020, 10:37 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,203
Posted By CT Jack
Re: Teflon EZ Steer Kit what do you think?

Technically speaking Teflon in my view is not the material for this use. Teflon has very desirable properties when used in applications where reducing friction is desired. However, Teflon when placed...
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