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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-09-2021, 12:42 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,529
Posted By Tom Wesenberg
Re: Heavy heart

Wow, this is such sad news, and took me by surprise. I only met Penny when Brent and Penny hosted a Model A gathering at the shop a couple years ago. Both were very gracious hosts, and I had such a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-13-2021, 10:21 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,946
Posted By Tom Wesenberg
Re: A few timing gear questions

The cam gear mark should fall in line with the right side of the keyway in your picture.
Your's right now is on the left side as you face the picture.
The cam gear should have a mark. Look behind...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-07-2021, 10:16 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,161
Posted By Tom Wesenberg
Re: Front end shimmy

Yep, my temporary front axle assembly on my 28 had very loose king pin bushings, but the correct toe in, and it never had a hint of shimmy.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-05-2021, 08:04 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 840
Posted By Tom Wesenberg
Re: The Ace Mechanic, waiting for AAA

Same here, and that's why carrying two 3 to 6 foot clip leads comes in handy.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-04-2021, 11:30 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,526
Posted By Tom Wesenberg
Re: Car Wax

I used an oily rag to wipe down the bright plated parts each fall. That kept them looking nice.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-03-2021, 05:59 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,176
Posted By Tom Wesenberg
Re: camshaft (Long)

"His collection of hit and miss engines was a real treat to see."
They are such fun to watch and to listen to them running.
I still have a few, but had more before the thieves moved in.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-03-2021, 05:51 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,162
Posted By Tom Wesenberg
Re: 28-29 repro radiator shell

Time to buy a lottery ticket. You sure got lucky!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-03-2021, 09:22 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,035
Posted By Tom Wesenberg
Re: Model A Mechanic

"I run into Model A owners all the time who are not qualified to work on their own cars."

Whoa.........Just because they aren't qualified to work on their own cars is no reason to run into them!...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-03-2021, 09:13 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,619
Posted By Tom Wesenberg
Re: Over the top rat rod

I agree. And if all the hard work is done, why didn't he finish it?

There's a reason he didn't finish it, and he only will trade for a ready to drive vehicle.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-02-2021, 09:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 725
Posted By Tom Wesenberg
Re: Surface Rust in Coolant Passages.

For sure, and it will also save many blocks from cracking during the winter months.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-31-2021, 08:30 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,959
Posted By Tom Wesenberg
Re: Clear Distributor Cap

I agree with John, and about 20 years ago I made my own clear cap by using a piece of thick Plexiglass. It makes a good diagnostic tool.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-30-2021, 09:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 725
Posted By Tom Wesenberg
Re: Surface Rust in Coolant Passages.

Turn it upside down and blow out the junk shown in the picture.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-30-2021, 08:13 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,176
Posted By Tom Wesenberg
Re: camshaft (Long)

I forgot about that pin.
The original was a solid pin, but Bratton's roll pin is a better idea.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-29-2021, 11:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 573
Posted By Tom Wesenberg
Re: Where did my compression go

When I bought my 31 Town Sedan it had no compression also. It sat in a garage for several years, and I found the teeth were stripped off part of the cam gear, so it didn't rotate.

Watch the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-29-2021, 10:11 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,176
Posted By Tom Wesenberg
Re: camshaft (Long)

I can't think of any roll pin. Where is it located?

The only pins I can think of is the two dowel pins for the cam gear.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-28-2021, 10:39 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,176
Posted By Tom Wesenberg
Re: camshaft (Long)

When I read "jump timing", I thought you meant can the gears change due to the cam gear moving forward and out of mesh with the crank gear. The answer to that is no, but the spark timing will change...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-28-2021, 06:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 653
Posted By Tom Wesenberg
Re: Bad fit elektrolock

The repro instrument panels I've seen have the lower holes wrong, so you're lucky to get 3 screws only installed.
The correct original popout switch for 28-9 does not have a seperate rear cover...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-28-2021, 06:45 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,423
Posted By Tom Wesenberg
Re: "It ran well when I parked it!"

I also like Kroil, which cost me $18 for the last can.

Gibbs is also a very good penetrating oil for about the same price.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-27-2021, 11:18 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,423
Posted By Tom Wesenberg
Re: "It ran well when I parked it!"

After soaking the stem top and bottom for a day or two, then use a thin Vice Grip to grab the bottom and see if it will turn and drop down. Slow careful back and forth motion on the vice grip might...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-24-2021, 09:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 975
Posted By Tom Wesenberg
Re: Tranny snap ring

I found one in my burn mess today, but when I squeezed it to check the temper it was soft and useless.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-24-2021, 09:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,103
Posted By Tom Wesenberg
Re: Anyone Seen the Early Model With Cowl Ventilator?

They work great on a Studebaker, but on a Model A I'd think they would suck in engine heat from the hood vents.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-23-2021, 10:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,053
Posted By Tom Wesenberg
Re: Sluggish starter

When the drive end bushing wears a bit the armature can rub on the field shoes, which will make it drag. The commutator end bushing rarely wears enough to be changed. The commutator should NOT be...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-23-2021, 10:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 572
Posted By Tom Wesenberg
Re: new shaft in old style reverse idler ???

Bert's might have a good used gear of the newer design, but I think your's will be fine, especially with the slots you mentioned making in the gear.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-23-2021, 10:20 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,767
Posted By Tom Wesenberg
Re: Voltage regulator

Ray, I haven't seen any emails or PM from you recently. I'm busy saving what I can from the fire before the city makes me clear the property. I only have computer access when I sleep at my neighbor's...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-21-2021, 08:19 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,461
Posted By Tom Wesenberg
Re: Computer on Wheels

Electronic ignition and fuel injection are great IMHO, and have given us better fuel mileage.

I just don't need a car that parallel parks, etc. for me.
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