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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 05:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 318
Posted By nkaminar
Re: Gone 8 miles!!! Questions? Problems.

The transmission oil smells different than the engine oil so that can be your clue.

Flush the cooling systems and use 50/50 water and antifreeze. Do not try to fill the radiator to the very...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 01:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 284
Posted By nkaminar
Re: Need A Screw Driver

https://www.mcmaster.com/screwdrivers/for-drive-style~slotted/driver-style~driver/size~3-8/

They go up to 5/8
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 06:32 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 304
Posted By nkaminar
Re: Tire Rotation

Synchro has a good point unless you are planning on changing brands or going from bias to radials. In that case let the wear be your guide. The depth measuring part of calipers can be used to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 06:09 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 661
Posted By nkaminar
Re: Cast Iron drum brakes - Restoration finish?

Regarding Rustoleum paint. I use the professional version gloss black paint for a lot of stuff, including some brackets recently. It takes two weeks for this paint to thoroughly dry and if you try...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 05:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 252
Posted By nkaminar
Re: Light Switch

Not easy for sure. The light switch at the bottom of the steering column is the most difficult part of the Model A. The only thing I can tell you is that everything has to be lined up perfectly and...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-14-2022, 01:12 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 661
Posted By nkaminar
Re: Cast Iron drum brakes - Restoration finish?

Mine are not painted. If you want to paint them what about radiator black paint that does not restrict heat flow and can take higher temperatures?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-14-2022, 07:00 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 238
Posted By nkaminar
Re: Does anyone have Macbeth headlight lens on their Model A?

https://forums.aaca.org/topic/255555-macbeththe-headlight-lens-not-the-play/
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-14-2022, 06:54 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 468
Posted By nkaminar
Re: Headlight bulb

Just wondering. Has anyone used the headlight as turn indicators? Not the parking lights but the normal headlight bulbs used for night driving. It would get people's attention. There is...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-14-2022, 06:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 356
Posted By nkaminar
Re: exhaust.........

Header and straight pipe. Or original manifold and remove the baffles in the muffler. Or original manifold and stock muffler with cutout.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-12-2022, 07:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 326
Posted By nkaminar
Re: Collateral Signal Stat problem

Try some black electrical tape.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-12-2022, 07:34 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,135
Posted By nkaminar
Re: Reflecting cylinder walls

Model A engine are considered roadworthy if they run.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-12-2022, 07:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 473
Posted By nkaminar
Re: Distributor rotation direction

Not sure but maybe Jeep. There is also an advance mechanism that works with the original Model A distributor. See...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-12-2022, 11:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 548
Posted By nkaminar
Re: T&A Show This Saturday

Big Hammer, I too had a different interpretation of T & A. Maybe its my age.

I have a hard time following the written news these days with all the abbreviations. What is wrong with writing...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-12-2022, 09:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 408
Posted By nkaminar
Re: Camshaft Bearing Journals

On the Burtz engine the cam shaft bushings are replaceable. The instructions say:

"Replacement camshaft bushings can be made from McMaster Carr
sleeve bearing 7460N22395008."

I searched...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-12-2022, 07:32 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 715
Posted By nkaminar
Re: brake adjustment

At some point point the rods were not adjustable, see page 259 of the service bulletins. The lengths of the front and rear rods were 51 1/2 to 51 7/16 inches. At some point the adjustable rods...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-12-2022, 07:27 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 844
Posted By nkaminar
Re: Strange starter noise

JRD, Thanks for the update. It is always good to learn a resolution of a problem in case any one of us gets into the same jam. Glad you got it worked out.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-11-2022, 08:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 593
Posted By nkaminar
Re: Hole in intake manifold - on purpose!

Or it could be that a manifold off a car with a vacuum windshield wiper was put on this car that has an electric windshield wiper.

To start your friend's car, I assume you have checked all the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-11-2022, 08:12 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 861
Posted By nkaminar
Re: replace old grease fittings

Katy, thanks for correcting me. I learned something today.

Model A Army, Some of the original fittings screwed in and some are pressed in. It is easy to just try and unscrew them to see if...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-11-2022, 04:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 715
Posted By nkaminar
Re: brake adjustment

Paul's video shows the rods being disconnected. You should never have to do that unless they have been changed to a wrong length by a previous person. The rods should be the right length as...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-11-2022, 09:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 320
Posted By nkaminar
Re: Generator Overcharging

What others are talking about is adjusting the 3rd brush which controls how much current is delivered to the field windings and in turn how much the generator generates. Also, if the connections to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-11-2022, 07:04 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 715
Posted By nkaminar
Re: brake adjustment

More info needed. If you referring to the 15 degree angle of the front arms then the brake rod lengths should not be changed when adjusting the brakes. They should be factory adjusted to provide...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-10-2022, 07:14 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 798
Posted By nkaminar
Re: Brake Squeal

I have a general question about brake drums and this may be the place to ask it. If the drums are warped and then the ID is machined true, does that mean that the thickness varies around the drum? ...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-10-2022, 07:11 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 850
Posted By nkaminar
Re: Oops

Monster A?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-10-2022, 03:41 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 861
Posted By nkaminar
Re: replace old grease fittings

The tapered pipe threads are all NPT (National Pipe Tread). Ford never used anything else.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-10-2022, 01:40 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,135
Posted By nkaminar
Re: Reflecting cylinder walls

Liners are propriety alloys of ductile iron. As mentioned above, cast iron has the property of taking on a smooth shiny surface. Once that surface is obtained the wear rate goes way down. Race...
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