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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-13-2020, 08:25 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,290
Posted By eagle
Re: Title goes with Frame or Engine?

FINALLY! Some common sense.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-10-2020, 10:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,071
Posted By eagle
Re: Pretty good car....

Now that right there's funny! I don't care who you are.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-02-2020, 09:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 513
Posted By eagle
Re: Carpet

I have no idea if they have JoAnn's Fabric where you live but that's where I got mine. 5 foot wide spools, roll off what you need. Nice quality carpet and a Model A is about the easiest car to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-24-2020, 09:25 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,894
Posted By eagle
Re: 1930 Roadster on ebay. Thoughts please.

One other thing to consider when buying a model A. Will you fit? I am 6' 4" and it is very uncomfortable and even dangerous to drive some models. My Fordor, with some seat and shifter mods is very...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-22-2020, 09:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 385
Posted By eagle
Re: Ammeter Flops to Full Discharge When Key On

Put an inline ammeter in the circuit and take an actual reading. So many of the replacement ammeters over the years have been junk. Even a good one gives a very general idea only.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-21-2020, 09:13 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 898
Posted By eagle
Re: Engine Knock at 2000 RPM

Aluminum timing gear can make a metallic rattle although I think it most likely starts at lower rpm. Is a motor mount loose or front pulley touching? Take a prybar to lift engine while running.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-20-2020, 07:29 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 727
Posted By eagle
Re: Keyed 6 volt source

If you have an original cutout, you can tie to the input side. It'll only have power when the car is running. Depending on what you plan to use the power for, filtering and conditioning may be a good...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-16-2020, 12:48 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 733
Posted By eagle
Re: Fuel pressure at the carburetor?

It's not about the weight of the volume of the tank, it's about the weight of the column of fuel. A water tower with water level at 100 feet will have the same pressure if it hold 100 gallons or 1...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-15-2020, 10:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 316
Posted By eagle
Re: Alternator over charges

You need to do a voltage check in order to help us troubleshoot the issue. Do the check directly on the battery and another right at the alternator. Get back with the data.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-11-2020, 12:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 581
Posted By eagle
Re: 12v amps gauge

Use nichrome wire to make an ammeter shunt. A good original ammeter is something you don't want to ruin. Size the shunt for the deflection you want, use an inline ammeter to give you the calibration...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-11-2020, 08:37 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,200
Posted By eagle
Re: Not enough power??

Its very simple to add a horn relay.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-08-2020, 08:52 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 945
Posted By eagle
Re: Do YOU single-clutch ?

In England an English Muffin is a Muffin
How come in America, American Fries aren't just Fries?
I very very seldom double clutch, only time is shifting down on a downhill slope where I want to use...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-08-2020, 08:46 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 447
Posted By eagle
Re: Camo woodburner

Reminds me of some of the restored army jeeps I see. Base/clear olive drab...huh? Or the restored tractors with the same. Looks great but a "RESTORATION" it is not.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-08-2020, 08:38 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 581
Posted By eagle
Re: 12v amps gauge

Yes, although if your going to run a high current alternator you may want a shunt across the ammeter to reduce its throw. Overdeflection will kill the ammeter. An original ammeter is not something...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-07-2020, 07:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 379
Posted By eagle
Re: Dificulty starting model A

Lift a spark plugs strap a good quarter inch above a spark plugs then turn over engine, should be a nice hot and regular snap. Point gap that has closed up can make weak hot starting.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-04-2020, 02:05 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,564
Posted By eagle
Re: Renumbering question

It's a simple issue, car has a serial number, new engine number is assigned to another car somewhere. Put correct number on new engine to make it match the car number. Engines don't have titles, cars...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-28-2020, 04:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 499
Posted By eagle
Re: Clutch won't disengage

As Jackson mentioned, the clutch arm can crack. It will appear to be moving the clutch as normal but won't have enough throw.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-28-2020, 04:49 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,129
Posted By eagle
Re: Radiator leaking

When you bring it into a radiator shop make sure to tell them it is unpressurized. Model A radiators can be ruined if much pressure is used in testing.
Another thing, are you sure its leaking? Model...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-20-2020, 10:28 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 829
Posted By eagle
Re: Slow turn over

According to the original post, this has happened twice. Out of how many? Twice out of 20 hot starts, 2 out of two? Anyway, I think the two most logical answers are poor ground or starter getting...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-10-2020, 06:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 857
Posted By eagle
Re: 1931 model a running rough.

LISTEN TO THIS ADVICE! Don't start throwing parts at it. You'll soon have more troubles. If you haven't checked the point gap, that will do as you've described.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-08-2020, 10:22 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,015
Posted By eagle
Re: Model A transport

Go on yesterday tractor website and post your need. Works well, I've used it.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-06-2020, 12:38 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,077
Posted By eagle
Re: Spark Question

Don't start replacing anything until you identify where the problem is. Use a voltmeter on the point arm. Should be battery voltage when open, 0V when closed. This is with the ignition switch ON....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-05-2020, 08:45 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,200
Posted By eagle
Re: Radiator Overheating

Many people still use tap water for their radiators, this is where it leads. A couple things to be aware of, you probably already know this: 1. Advance timing as much as possible until you hear it...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-17-2020, 09:22 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,184
Posted By eagle
Re: new tubes-any of them any good?

about 6 years ago I think, I bought new tires from Coker and new tubes from Macs, they both have been very good. I check the air pressure in them every spring and that does it. I don't remember where...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-06-2020, 07:36 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,133
Posted By eagle
Re: "600w" trans lube foamy.

100% Lucas oil stabilizer works VERY well. Smooth as silk.
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