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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 01:57 PM
Replies: 6
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Posted By Werner
Re: Marvel vs Ampco Oiler

I take the liberty to quote a post from 12.10.2017 from MikeK:

There is a HUGE DIFFERENCE in operation between the Original patented Marvel INVERSE oilers and the Ampco and other simple knockoffs...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 10:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 343
Posted By Werner
Re: Marvel vs Ampco Oiler

Yes, that's a good practical solution, of course.
But with such an ingenious dosing machine, it's very much nicer!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 07:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 343
Posted By Werner
Re: Marvel vs Ampco Oiler

Hi,

I got one. Unfortunately, I can't find a post that describes the vacuum function / scheme, how the Marvel Inverter works.
Does anyone know a functional description and sectional drawing or...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-02-2021, 04:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 343
Posted By Werner
Marvel vs Ampco Oiler

Hi MMO fans.


I have been using the Ampco vacuum dispenser for MMO for 2 years. It works very accurately when properly adjusted.

However, it bothers me that he adds MMO when the gas is...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-01-2021, 05:54 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 801
Posted By Werner
Re: Brought a diamond block home today

Dankeschoen, I understand that now.



A centrifugal governor that moves the throttle linkage to the carburetor flap for even speed / load.


What does the name 'Diamond' mean? Is that the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-30-2021, 02:14 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 801
Posted By Werner
Re: Brought a diamond block home today

N'Abend Dave,

please tell me, what is that, what is flanged next to the camshaft gear?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-10-2021, 08:02 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,048
Posted By Werner
Re: Mounting headlight bulbs

Hi,

I want to ask again about the halogen bulbs. Snyder offers it as a two-filament bulb for 6 volts. Is it correct that I can keep the previous reflector for this?
The filament position looks...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-09-2021, 05:08 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,542
Posted By Werner
Re: Demise of the Ford Tri-Motor

Fliegerfreunde,

Hugo Junkers had miscalculated with the single-engine construction; probably because the corrugated iron surface the air resistance was underestimated.
As far as I know, only...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-02-2021, 04:00 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,302
Posted By Werner
Re: vacuum gauge as diagnostics tool

Guten Abend John,


I have mounted such a vacuum gauge because it is ancient and beautiful. A stylish device of its time. Nothing more! Because the benefit for diagnosis is extremely doubtful.
...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-29-2021, 03:42 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,048
Posted By Werner
Re: Mounting headlight bulbs

Badpuppy,
thanks for the tip about the focus. I will now try this without scatter glass look.


Kurt,
thanks for your advice too!
Please tell me, what halogen bulbs are you using please? The...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-28-2021, 02:02 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,048
Posted By Werner
Re: Mounting headlight bulbs

I would like to ask again, because my light settings gave an unsatisfactory result. I've tried with a) 1 + 1 straight filament and b) 1 straight + 1 triangular tip.



With a) I have a fairly...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-23-2021, 02:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 928
Posted By Werner
Re: How to connect instrument panel light?

Guten Abend!

The ignition switch is an original version with pop function.
But I have discovered that the two sleeves of the lower part of the instrument lamp are rusted together in the "on"...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-22-2021, 03:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,358
Posted By Werner
Re: FYI - 6 Volt Bulbs

Thick praise for this diligent work!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-22-2021, 02:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 928
Posted By Werner
Re: How to connect instrument panel light?

Thank you all for the good advice and the drawing of the helpful circuit diagram!

The cable for the panel light was not connected to the ammeter (Left / Right?), but to a separate red cable from...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-21-2021, 04:49 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,084
Posted By Werner
Re: Foamy Transmission Oil

Blockhead,

there is an additional reason: If synthetic oil is mixed with mineral oil, it can cause individual components to be incompatible and cause the oil to decompose.
If I understood...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-21-2021, 03:49 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,084
Posted By Werner
Re: Foamy Transmission Oil

Blockhead,


gear oils, unlike hydraulic oils for example, do not have an extravagant anti-foam additive. (This has a technical reason).

If you have driven your car before, a foam crown is...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-21-2021, 02:13 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,048
Posted By Werner
Re: Mounting headlight bulbs

Männers,

it took me a long time to understand the slanted light on my white house wall, regardless of the switch position I or II. One of the many previous owners confused the cables of the two...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-21-2021, 01:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,048
Posted By Werner
Re: Mounting headlight bulbs

Daniel,


nicht ganz. This Bulb that you mean is a 12 V type. Ich need 6 Volt.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-21-2021, 10:25 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,048
Posted By Werner
Re: Mounting headlight bulbs

Many thanks for the hints!


Yes that's true, unfortunately. Often the quality is really bad. As an example, the light bulb shown at the end: It only had to light up for no more about 2 hours....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-20-2021, 03:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 928
Posted By Werner
How to connect instrument panel light?

Hallo und guten Abend.

The one light on my (oval speedometer) panel only lights up when the light switch is set to level 1 on the right.
Presumably I have to solder it differently to the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-20-2021, 02:44 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,048
Posted By Werner
Mounting headlight bulbs

Guten Abend A-Spezis.

I have a question about the correct installation of the headlight bulbs. There are two different bulbs. One with two straight, horizontal filaments. The other has a straight...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-18-2021, 03:17 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 759
Posted By Werner
Re: Oil Pan Gaskets

I have a note on this subject:



During my engine overhaul, I used the thick cork seals for the oil pan. After about 2000 miles, the engine got a lot of oil leakage from the rear bearing seal....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-16-2021, 01:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,044
Posted By Werner
Re: Red Dot on New Tires

The red point on the flank indicates the lightest part of the tires. Therefore it should be mounted towards the valve.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-14-2021, 05:33 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 837
Posted By Werner
Re: gas tank problems

Hi Steve,

I have (had) a similar problem. My solution is to put some large and roughened brass nuts in the tank. They slide over the ground during the ride and scrape away dirt.

At the same...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-08-2021, 05:23 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,096
Posted By Werner
Re: What can you do with a shop press?

Hi Alex,

Regarding question 1: For example, to press in the repair sleeves for the rear wheel bearings.
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