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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-19-2021, 12:20 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 869
Posted By CWPASADENA
Re: Compression test results, opinions please.

If I you were able to confirm that it was rings and everything else is OK, I would drive it a while longer before I would take it apart and re-ring it. The engine does not have that many miles and...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-19-2021, 12:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 324
Posted By CWPASADENA
Re: Assembly of steering column

A little sealer on the gaskets is fine. I like to use Gasgacinch for this particular application.

Chris W.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-19-2021, 12:08 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 513
Posted By CWPASADENA
Re: Oil Leak Troubleshooting

From the pictures, it appears that most if not all the leak is from the return pipe. I would start with removing just the return pipe and re-seal it and see what happens. There is one bolt in the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-17-2021, 10:53 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 869
Posted By CWPASADENA
Re: Compression test results, opinions please.

I would expect the numbers should be closer. You may want to do a leak down test which may give you additional information. I am a little concerned with #3 and #4 cylinders both being low and having...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-15-2021, 11:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 418
Posted By CWPASADENA
Re: Good Start!

When I was in college, I didn't have any money and my '30 Tudor was my only transportation. I broke a fan belt and needed to wait until pay day from my part time job to buy a new one. I knew the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-15-2021, 11:37 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,049
Posted By CWPASADENA
Re: Firewall welding

You can drain the gas and put dry ice in it. The CO2 from the evaporating dry ice will displace any oxygen in the tank and there will be nothing to ignite. Along with the sheet metal barrier between...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-14-2021, 11:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 586
Posted By CWPASADENA
Re: Clutch pedal question

I have seen trunions worn worse than this and still function.

Turn the trunion around so the pedal rides on the un-worn side, grease it up real good and put it back together. It will last another...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-14-2021, 11:15 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,188
Posted By CWPASADENA
Re: Temperature Gauge

Fuel pressure gauges that go from 0 to 15 psi are quite common and should not be expensive. They will work fine for oil pressure.

Chris W.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-13-2021, 11:02 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,425
Posted By CWPASADENA
Re: Failed Experiment

Charles Lindberg almost lost the Spirit of St Louis when flying from San Diego to New York to start his non stop flight to Paris. He was crossing the Rocky Mountains and flying the plane at this high...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-13-2021, 10:29 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,106
Posted By CWPASADENA
Re: penrite lube

In a lot of cases, the 600W will leak out, Penrite and other thicker lubes do not.

Chris W.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-13-2021, 12:11 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 697
Posted By CWPASADENA
Re: Head Gasket Leak - Show & Tell

I also agree that this is not the gasket to use. They have been troublesome sense they were first available.

I agree with what Nkanimar is saying, this is the gasket and procedure I use with very...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-13-2021, 12:04 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,083
Posted By CWPASADENA
Re: lincon brakes

I also agree with Chris,

However if you want even better mechanical brakes, find yourself a set of '32 -'34 front brakes, rebuild and install them in place of the Model A brakes. They bolt right...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-12-2021, 10:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 520
Posted By CWPASADENA
Re: Dash Panel question

All the gas gauges are interchangeable.

Chris W.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-10-2021, 11:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 539
Posted By CWPASADENA
Re: door pin removal

I used one of the heavy duty hinge pin removal tools I think I got from Bert's in Colorado. It has 2 heavy duty cross bars and 2 big bolts that go thru them. It is a little awkward to use but it will...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-10-2021, 11:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 381
Posted By CWPASADENA
Re: Front Brake operating pin

The late '31 Model A's had a Model A front end. The '32 was a completely different chassis and the brake rods did not run on the outside of the frame rails but went from each corner under the frame...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-10-2021, 11:05 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,204
Posted By CWPASADENA
Re: Pics for your review/ comment.

I just was looking at the how they cut the oil groves. I know the Model A blocks originally did not have the oil groves extending all the way onto the thrust surface which I always thought was to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-10-2021, 10:52 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,106
Posted By CWPASADENA
Re: penrite lube

Restoration Supply in Escondido, Ca.

Restorationstuff.com

info@RestorationStuff.com

800 306-7008

Chris W.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-09-2021, 10:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 221
Posted By CWPASADENA
Re: Horn Armature removal...

I know Stewart Warner's are Left Hand threads on the end of the armature.

Chris W.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-09-2021, 10:52 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 729
Posted By CWPASADENA
Re: How to clean our inside cast sediment bowl?

X2,

You can also use Evaporust but Rust 911 is a lot more economical.

I do not recommend sand or bead blasting. It is just about impossible to get all the sand or beads cleaned out.

My...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-09-2021, 10:48 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,204
Posted By CWPASADENA
Re: Pics for your review/ comment.

I am not very happy with the way the oil groves are cut in the bearing. it looks like you will have a big oil leak out the rear main.

I do not think I have seen a crank pitted that bad from just...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-09-2021, 12:22 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 298
Posted By CWPASADENA
Re: Removing front brake roller track

The fact that you "spot welded" them in place is a good idea.

Chris
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-09-2021, 12:13 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,071
Posted By CWPASADENA
Re: The vaunted rumble seat...

I think when our cars were new, most buyers of the standard coupes and roadsters did not opt for the optional rumble seat. It was extra money and most of the time, people were buying the cars for...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-07-2021, 11:05 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,425
Posted By CWPASADENA
Re: Failed Experiment

Several owners in this area who are running Weber carburetors have done the same thing. It really helps.

Chris W.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-06-2021, 10:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,030
Posted By CWPASADENA
Re: brake life

I have almost 17K miles on a Model A I restored and last week end, I finally took up the front brakes 2 clicks on the adjusters. The rears seem fine. I have very good pedal and the car really stops...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-03-2021, 11:02 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 818
Posted By CWPASADENA
Re: Crankshaft pulley - cast iron, steel or aluminum

I have many of tens of thousands miles driving Model A's with cast iron pulleys without a problem.

You are correct, there are currently available very good quality cast iron pulleys.

Chris W.
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