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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-24-2021, 05:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 853
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Lake Ice Saw

We have pictures from our area of horse drawn gang saws.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-22-2021, 12:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 468
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Split Pistons and Pin Clearance - need help

OK, I thought the originals were split skirted. I don't remember having one in my hand and I don't think I would ever install them.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-22-2021, 08:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 468
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Split Pistons and Pin Clearance - need help

Good. I imagine a spec sheet should be included. I'm curious as to what it has to say.
I think the original engines had split pistons and only .002" clearance. But, I've not had an original apart.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-21-2021, 11:14 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,077
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Looking for opinions - compression low on 2 & 3

For an automotive type leak tester I just use a spark plug base with an air fitting welded in. An air line connects to it with a shut off valve to control the air to the cylinder. Not much air...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-21-2021, 11:11 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 468
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Split Pistons and Pin Clearance - need help

No one has chimed in yet.So,,

I tend to run engines looser than most folks. All engines.

As for wrist pins, I like .001-.0015" which is a push fit. Much more than that though and they'll...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-20-2021, 05:12 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,424
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Model A Aircraft Kit

As far as the single drive for the magnetos, I've flown them [ only in good visual weather]. But, It was an incredibly stupid idea.

I've also flown single magneto J2. Very underpowered. 37 HP if I...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-20-2021, 04:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 432
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: two tooth steering box lubrication

Yep, its hard,,,


There is a lot of reading on this topic.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-20-2021, 11:58 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 492
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: LED Turnsignals

Yep, some/most electronic STUFF is polarity sensitive.

I've recently [ last few years] seen 6v positive grd electronic flashers from England. If they work with Lucas stuff then maybe they'll work...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-20-2021, 10:17 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 869
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Compression test results, opinions please.

I haven't had anything to add, so, I haven't.

I agree with running the monster for awhile. A few more thousand and another compression check. Maybe the rear rings just haven't set yet.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-20-2021, 08:33 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 492
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: LED Turnsignals

I don't think I have a photo, I'll have to look. I'm 1300 miles from the car until May.

I just formed a license plate bracket to the spare tire and belted it in place.

The lens even has STOP...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-19-2021, 04:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 492
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: LED Turnsignals

Yep.

Fairly easy conversion. 'A' vendors such as Brattons have the turn switch and LED rear bulbs. The LEDs make a big difference.

There may now be a 6v electronic flasher that actually works,...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-17-2021, 08:09 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,424
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Model A Aircraft Kit

A friend built one about 30 yrs or so ago and I helped him install a Continental C series engine. It took him several years to build it.

I wouldn't strap my fanny in one with the Model A engine.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-15-2021, 02:44 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,118
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Why Grease should not be used in a Steering Gearbox

LOL. I agree, this is a petty argument. Probably always will be.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-15-2021, 08:17 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,118
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Why Grease should not be used in a Steering Gearbox

Somewhat.

As said, flow rate when cold. Winter is still a misnomer. Old still gets thinner when hot.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-14-2021, 07:29 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,077
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Looking for opinions - compression low on 2 & 3

Try looking into the radiator while engine is running and look for bubbles.

Check valve lash. But, if valves are starting to leak and burn they go quickly and compression will drop to 0.

Try...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-14-2021, 12:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 538
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Angled

I think the answer to both your questions is yes.

A little excess rear main clearance can/will cause a leak if oil can get to it. Not all dipsticks are created equal along with a couple other...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-14-2021, 11:56 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,118
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Why Grease should not be used in a Steering Gearbox

I wrote a college paper on oils back in the days of antiquity.

Its my understanding that with the discovery on multi-weight oils the 'W' was the number of the fluidity weight/flow rate of cold...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-12-2021, 03:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 231
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Won't Fire Up

You have at least 2 issues.

I know nothing about the ignition system you're using, I've not played with an FS.

You set the timing while engine was running ? Was that with a light or by ear ? If...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-12-2021, 12:16 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,118
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Why Grease should not be used in a Steering Gearbox

Thanks for the response. This certainly is confusing and has been batted about for decades. Maybe I'm wrong, certainly won't be the first time. But, I thought the general consensus was 600W was a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-12-2021, 11:44 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,118
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Why Grease should not be used in a Steering Gearbox

600W is a designation not the weight. The chart shows this as about 150 weight.

I've used both 140 and 250 weights and don't notice much difference.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-11-2021, 07:16 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,106
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: penrite lube

I guess that would make sense in the Land Down Under.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-10-2021, 06:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 559
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Cold Outside So Do I Run, Crank, Sit or Ignore?

It seems you feel the need to hear this monster run, so, run it. Stick a hose on the tailpipe and tuck it under the garage door and let her sit and run at a fast idle until it dries out.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-08-2021, 07:23 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 707
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Shocks for a Model A 1930 pickup

I forgot about MG shocks. They look fairly similar to originals.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-08-2021, 04:47 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 707
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Shocks for a Model A 1930 pickup

There are many with tube shocks installed and some like them. But, my opinion is to not use them. I prefer original type stuff. New original type are expensive, but, worth it. Rebuilt or used units...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-08-2021, 01:52 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 604
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Adjust speedometer from miles to km/hour

These old speedo's are usually not very accurate, and, adjusting them to take up the 58% difference may be asking too much from it.

One of the speedo rebuilders will probably know.
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