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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 07:29 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 837
Posted By 1crosscut
Re: Mystery leak

Being from Minnesota it could have frozen at some point in the past and not necessarily during shipping. That is a hard place to get a good look at. I'd suggest pulling the floor boards out and...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 08:14 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 837
Posted By 1crosscut
Re: Mystery leak

Was it shipped from a location that would have freezing temperatures. If so it could be a freeze crack and that could be more troublesome.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 07:44 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 837
Posted By 1crosscut
Re: Mystery leak

Might not be so bad. Someone might have put a bolt in that was too long or something along that line and knocked the back of the blind hole open into the water jacket. Pull the bolt out and clean the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-16-2021, 03:22 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 837
Posted By 1crosscut
Re: Mystery leak

If it is a gallon and a half low it could be a head gasket and it leaked down to the level of the head gasket. Sounds to be about the right amount of coolant that would have been lost.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-14-2021, 05:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 428
Posted By 1crosscut
Re: Horn problems

Pull the cover off and run jumper wires directly from the battery. If it sounds good then you're troubles are elsewhere.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-05-2021, 06:19 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,111
Posted By 1crosscut
Re: Repairing radiator puncture

Okay I'll admit to doing it.

Expose the area that is leaking and clean it well. Cut a piece of black cotton t-shirt material slightly larger than the area of the leak and saturate it with black...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-03-2021, 10:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 268
Posted By 1crosscut
Re: Installing distributor lower shaft

Yep drop it in, turn it with a screw driver until it drops into place.
With a new shaft you might have to make a few light passes with a flat file to open the slot up just a tad. Have had to do...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-03-2021, 07:19 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 658
Posted By 1crosscut
Re: Alternatives to the spring-loaded LT connection at distributor?

John I understand what you are saying. That said I've always screwed the distributor onto the armored cable three full rotations once the threads of the armored cable catch. It has never failed me.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-28-2021, 09:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,107
Posted By 1crosscut
Re: Distributor dilemma

But did you turn on the key?
Seriously I've done stuff like this. :o
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-28-2021, 07:20 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 669
Posted By 1crosscut
Re: Fuel Question

The above answers are spot on. Also use a low octane fuel. High octane is a waste of money and will give poorer performance in an A.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-27-2021, 11:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 349
Posted By 1crosscut
Re: 1930 model A Tudor

Take a few passes with some fine sandpaper through the points to make sure they are clean.
Check your ground from the battery to the frame assure a good ground.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-18-2021, 09:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,006
Posted By 1crosscut
Re: Antique Grease Fittings

I don't find them to be too much trouble to grease if you use the adapter available through the venders. I like the looks of them a lot better than the modern zerks.

If you have a zerk that wont...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-17-2021, 04:46 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 741
Posted By 1crosscut
Re: Engine Number No Stars

I'd say re-stamp and the guy that brought the stamps forgot his star that day.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-16-2021, 08:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 316
Posted By 1crosscut
Re: AA truck brake switch question

You can loosen the two bolts holding it to the transmission tower and move the body of the switch. Perhaps that will be enough to allow it to activate. If not you will most likely need to pull the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-16-2021, 08:18 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 963
Posted By 1crosscut
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-08-2021, 10:25 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,201
Posted By 1crosscut
Re: Need advise buying a 1930 model A coupe

It is difficult to give you an answer without more information and pictures.
That said the price sounds high with it having rust, rot and a bad interior.
Very respectable drivers can be had for...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-06-2021, 06:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 739
Posted By 1crosscut
Re: Choke

Leave the key off, set the choke and pull up on the hand crank a couple of times.
Push in the choke, turn the key on and pull up on the hand crank a couple times to start it.

Oh... and don't...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-03-2021, 08:57 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,116
Posted By 1crosscut
Re: 30 Coupe Cooling question

What temperature does your gauge read? What kind of gauge is it?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-28-2021, 08:50 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,339
Posted By 1crosscut
Re: O/T Explain water bucket mouse trap

Drill two holes about an eighth of an inch diameter on each side of the bucket about an inch below the rim so a straight metal rod / wire goes across the top of the bucket. Punch a hole in each end...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-23-2021, 09:09 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,328
Posted By 1crosscut
Re: Water pump "studs"

Actually Alexiskai I'm one that will remove the cadmium plating off of hardware. I do it all the time. I have a 5 gallon bucket half full of a mix of water and muratic acid just for stripping plating...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-14-2021, 10:35 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,933
Posted By 1crosscut
Re: Engine Bearings

You don't necessarily need to limit yourself to someone close by to do the work for you. Strap the block onto a small pallet and ship it. Cost of shipping is just a small part of getting a good...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-14-2021, 10:25 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,564
Posted By 1crosscut
Re: Stud removal; broken stud process Q.

When I come across a broken stud I will center punch the broken stud and drill a shallow hole (about 1/8" deep) into the stud with a 5/32" bit. Using a short burst with a mig welder (don't have tig)...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-10-2021, 08:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 699
Posted By 1crosscut
Re: Cold Outside So Do I Run, Crank, Sit or Ignore?

Oil will cling quite well for the duration of its winter rest. You probably have a lot of things with internal combustion engines that sit for the winter. Lawn mowers, roto tillers, motor cycles...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-10-2021, 01:37 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,444
Posted By 1crosscut
Re: Fatigue Cracks In Model "A" Parts

Steering column to gas tank bracket.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-07-2021, 07:50 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,323
Posted By 1crosscut
Re: Oil Pump Question

Is this a "new" oil gauge? Maybe it is defective. Try another one.

A loose timing gear will sound like a knock in the lower end.
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