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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-14-2021, 08:20 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 175
Posted By Ed in Maine
Steering Free Play Final Update

Thank you all for your comments. I re-adjusted the end caps on the drag link and the tie-rod. I found the drag link and tie-rod were firmly in place by screwing the caps on until they contacted ball...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-14-2021, 07:57 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,242
Posted By Ed in Maine
Re: A bad day!!

When you re-assemble things do not drop the wish bone off of the bell housing. You may have trouble getting that aligned enough to start the nuts on the studs. You might loosen things a bit but keep...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-12-2021, 02:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 277
Posted By Ed in Maine
Re: Steering Free Play Update

Marshall, thank you for your input. Ed
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-12-2021, 02:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 277
Posted By Ed in Maine
Re: Steering Free Play Update

GeneBob, that is what I did yesterday. I took it out for a test drive and after I made a turn, I had to pull the steering wheel back to the forward position. I didn't realize that those little cups...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-12-2021, 01:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 277
Posted By Ed in Maine
Re: Steering Free Play Update

Hello GeneBob, thank you for that data. However, this has just been packed with grease. Is there a cleaner way to solve this problem? Ed
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-12-2021, 01:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 277
Posted By Ed in Maine
Re: Steering Free Play Update

Thank you for the input. I am working on the drag link, the end over the front axle. I just put the end cap flush with the drag link by a 1/4 turn after contacting the ball cap. In other words, there...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-12-2021, 01:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 277
Posted By Ed in Maine
Steering Free Play Update

I have looked at the tie rod and drag link and see that the end caps in some cases are not flush with the rod. Some appear to be in too far. The Model A Service and Maintenance Guide recommends that...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-09-2021, 05:54 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 945
Posted By Ed in Maine
Reducing Steering Free Play

I have completed the steps to reduce free play in the steering box and I am confident that the steering box is not a factor. The movement at the circumference of the wheel is about 1 1/4 in. What can...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-08-2021, 04:27 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 743
Posted By Ed in Maine
Re: King pin replace

I agree with all the suggestions above. There is nothing worse than going thru a lot of work only to find that you have kings pins that are slightly loose and you haven't even used them yet. Years...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-04-2021, 12:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 435
Posted By Ed in Maine
Re: 30 Coupe running too rich

Make sure your choke is getting wide open. If the GAV is full closed and still too rich, then most likely the Main Jet is over sized. Ask your rebuilder what the flow data was on your rebuild? The...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-04-2021, 12:15 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,003
Posted By Ed in Maine
Re: 2021 plans for your Model A

Hello Ray in La Mesa, good luck with your project. Of all the body styles, the Cabriolet is the most difficult. I spent last June to October mounting the cowl, radiator, hood, doors and finished in...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-28-2020, 03:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 557
Posted By Ed in Maine
Re: Tillotson Round Bowl Carb.

I have worked on both and the Zenith is a much better made carburetor. I find that the threaded holes in the pot metal can be very iffy! You can go through all the work of rebuilding only find that...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-28-2020, 03:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 461
Posted By Ed in Maine
Re: Wood rot - wood hardener

After you have replaced to repair, what would be the best method for long term protection of the wood such as wood sills? Ed
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-27-2020, 04:46 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,415
Posted By Ed in Maine
Model A Victoria

Can anyone comment (give a book report) on the new book published for the Victoria body style? Is it a worth while read for the Victoria owner? Ed
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-27-2020, 10:08 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,921
Posted By Ed in Maine
Re: Troubleshooting advice

I would do the easy things first. Change the condenser. Short each plug in turn with the engine running and confirm it is the only cylinder that is missing. Change the distributer body, it could be...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-27-2020, 10:01 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 924
Posted By Ed in Maine
Re: Recommendation needed for add on turn signal system

I just purchased a 1931 Victoria that had the old SignalStat system. It uses the narrow lights that are mounted between the bumper bars. It works great and also has the emergency flasher feature. You...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-21-2020, 02:05 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,333
Posted By Ed in Maine
Re: Noisy Hood Hooks

Thank you for your comments but I did have the plastic tips on the hook. I think these squeaks are coming from inside the barrel of the hood hooks, the spring and internal shaft. You can pull on the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-18-2020, 01:26 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,333
Posted By Ed in Maine
Noisy Hood Hooks

I'm sure many of us work hard trying to eliminate the unnecessary noises in our Model A's. Any car is more pleasurable to drive when it doesn't squeak and rattle. There has been an annoying sound in...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-18-2020, 12:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 716
Posted By Ed in Maine
Re: 1931 cabriolet roof removal?

Hello Ray, I apologize if it looks like I hijacked this post. Thank you for your comments. What you describe is exactly what I have on my original door post, a very ugly exit hole, it appears that...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-17-2020, 09:58 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 716
Posted By Ed in Maine
Re: 1931 cabriolet roof removal?

Hello Ray, I am at the point in my restoration where I have to drill the 5/16 in. and 1/4 in. hole in the door post to fasten the triple hinge plate. How do I accurately make these two holes so that...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-17-2020, 09:50 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 716
Posted By Ed in Maine
Re: 1931 cabriolet roof removal?

Whatever you do, you should protect the belt rail wood (the wood that is bolted to the top of the body between the rumble seat and front seat). It is very difficult to make, it took most of the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-14-2020, 03:54 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,553
Posted By Ed in Maine
Re: Gland rings

I see the advantage of using the gland rings to hold the manifold in correct alignment. However, if you cannot mount the gland rings due to a sagging manifold and the manifold is not cracked and very...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-12-2020, 02:16 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,346
Posted By Ed in Maine
Re: Does Your A Start Right UP?

I liked this post because it describes my Victoria. It starts quickly, runs then stalls. But it starts again promptly. Its like the car was taking a nap and suddenly it was awakened and now it is ...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-12-2020, 02:08 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,346
Posted By Ed in Maine
Re: Does Your A Start Right UP?

I liked this post because it describes my Victoria. It starts quickly, runs then stalls. But it starts again promptly. Its like the car was taking a nap and suddenly it was awakened and now it is ...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-09-2020, 06:26 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,058
Posted By Ed in Maine
Re: turn sigtnals

I recently purchased a Model A and it had a SignalStat system. It was a mess with wires of all the same color and many disconnected. I removed everything, rewired it with the correct color codes per...
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