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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-20-2022, 08:55 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 886
Posted By GRutter
Re: manifolds

Why did you remove the manifolds, and what did you do prior to pulling the manifolds?
If the engine wasn't running & up to temp, you would be pulling fuel into a cold engine when choking. What...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-18-2022, 04:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 742
Posted By GRutter
Re: Generator Question

If you have the C-clips off, support the front plate and drive the armature out of the front bearing. There is nothing else holding the armature in place except that C-Clip. Use a block of wood to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-15-2022, 04:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 742
Posted By GRutter
Re: Generator Question

Looks like you've got it. The retaining plate is loose, and the c clip - blue arrow is off.
It will come apart
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-11-2022, 10:49 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,668
Posted By GRutter
Re: Burtz Engine

I have had the same thoughts as the OP. Why not just increase the inlet opening size? The outlet side is fed by positive displacement, so the flow rate would increase, but the volume it pumps will...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-06-2022, 11:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 351
Posted By GRutter
Re: 30 cab metal ws cover

Are you referring to the sun shield over the windshield. Yes it's removable.
With the top material off, it is nailed from the top into the front header wood. There are also screws into the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-03-2022, 10:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 733
Posted By GRutter
Re: Please Identify Stop Light Switch

No brass bushings on the switch actuator would indicate it is a reproduction part.
I've not seen one with mounting flanges like that. Ford V8 thru about 38 had mounting tabs on one side. Maybe not...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-31-2021, 09:29 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,248
Posted By GRutter
Re: I challenge you synchro

:D You need help
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-31-2021, 09:26 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 787
Posted By GRutter
Re: Flathead rebuild

You didn't say where you are leaking oil from, but rear main leaking is common and could be caused by too much oil, too much crankcase pressure, blocked oil return line, or worn rear main bearing. ...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-30-2021, 10:18 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 787
Posted By GRutter
Re: Flathead rebuild

In order to do the rings, you'll have to pop the pistons out. That will give you an opportunity to examine the babbit, plastigage and adjust, or pack all the parts back into a box and take to a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-25-2021, 07:02 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,678
Posted By GRutter
Re: Shipping Charges

While everyone's shipping costs will likely be different, my shipping costs for the block kit and flywheel to Charlotte NC were $209, which I thought was reasonable.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-24-2021, 10:02 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,678
Posted By GRutter
Re: Shipping Charges

Fastenal is a great option for heavy or large parts. Just shipped a pallet of parts from Maryland to Charlotte for $105 using them. Weight, Size, and Distance (and occasionally rural area...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-23-2021, 05:23 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,051
Posted By GRutter
Re: shipping a head

Fastenal IS shipping, just not between their West and East regions.
I just used them yesterday to ship some parts to me from Maryland to NC.
Still the most cost effective way for hobbyists to move...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-20-2021, 09:14 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,265
Posted By GRutter
Re: Assembly - fan to water pump

In a lot of cases the partition in the head is worn. Is there room to put a collar behind the
fan on the front of the pump shaft when using the aluminum repro fan blade ?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-19-2021, 08:30 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,265
Posted By GRutter
Re: Assembly - fan to water pump

You didn't show the opposite (impeller) end of the shaft. Is the impeller pressed on or pinned on the pump shaft? Is it possible to move the impeller position?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-13-2021, 09:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 909
Posted By GRutter
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-12-2021, 08:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 400
Posted By GRutter
Re: Steering opinions

x2 Synchro909
I am a firm believer that the needle bearing option does not provide enough support to the sector shaft.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-10-2021, 08:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 660
Posted By GRutter
Re: Flywheel Removal

It is also necessary to change the bell housing, transmission shaft, etc.
The parts needed are spelled out in the service bulletins.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-29-2021, 07:21 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,476
Posted By GRutter
Re: wrong rotor position

it could be nothing more than play in the distributor shaft & gears. Be sure that when you set the timing and tighten the cam screw, that you are turning everything clockwise. With all of the play...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-25-2021, 12:28 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,382
Posted By GRutter
Re: starter amps

you cannot measure current with a Clamp-On Ammeter on a DC circuit. They are designed for AC circuits. In a DC Circuit, the ammeter would need to be in series with the load.

DO NOT ATTEMPT to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-23-2021, 08:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 842
Posted By GRutter
Re: Horn repair and worn commutator

As worn as that commutator is, I'd look for another if you determine the armature / commutator is your problem.
Others have mentioned spring tension on the brushes as perhaps not being adequate. I...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-30-2021, 09:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,230
Posted By GRutter
Re: Posting Copyrighted Material ?!?!?!

In the US, material remains protected by Copyright Law until 70 yrs past the authors death, at which time it moves to the public domain.

Regardless, there are allowances in Copyright law for "Fair...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-24-2021, 08:33 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,516
Posted By GRutter
Re: Radius rod is too long

If not done already, take the weight off of the rear spring by jacking the body up. Right now everything is working against you, including the brake springs, emergency brakes, and anti-rattlers so...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-17-2021, 12:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,125
Posted By GRutter
Re: Red Dot on New Tires

Tires go through several post production tests.

The first is done on a Tire Uniformity Machine that measures radial and lateral runout. Radial Runout measures the forces created by "less...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-26-2021, 08:33 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 426
Posted By GRutter
Re: Front brakes and king pin

Russel -
I always grease the brake operating arm at the top of the king pin where it engages with the pin. You will also get some grease there when greasing the front brake operating shaft...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-12-2021, 05:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 328
Posted By GRutter
Re: 5.50-19 Radials and Side Mount Fit

i bought the 475/500R19 American Classic Radial for my 31 CCPU, and they fit the side mount. Not sure dimensionally what the difference is in profile and width, but you can use this as a reference...
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