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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 02:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 257
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: grey smoke out of exhaust - hill/slope

A grey/blue smoke is generally the sign of oil.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 01:04 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 759
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Adding turn signals

No need to ' modify ' the signalstat for LEDs. It doesn't care.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-10-2021, 02:01 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 759
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Adding turn signals

Ooopps, thanks to Tom for mentioning the third brake lite. Its a pretty good addition.

I made a bracket from a license plate bracket along with another tail lamp assembly and belted it to the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-09-2021, 02:00 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 759
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Adding turn signals

I usually have a Signalstat hanging around, install quite a few.
They are easy to install and you'll get used to looking at it pretty quick.

As far as the exterior I too like to keep it clean and...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-08-2021, 05:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 669
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Flywheel Housing Check

Ssshhh, don't let my car know that ! :)
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-08-2021, 04:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 669
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Flywheel Housing Check

To check the housing while in the vehicle I set up a dial indicator to the crank flange and measure the run out to the housing. Just keep forward pressure on the crank. The spec if I remember...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-08-2021, 01:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 669
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Flywheel Housing Check

Setting the fingers in the vehicle with a thin long feeler strip is a good thing to try and see what happens.

I know no way to set or check the housing without splitting the two. Some would prefer...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-08-2021, 01:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 313
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Carburetor leak

Where is it dripping from ?

I tmay just need a float adjustment.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-08-2021, 06:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 837
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Heard on Jeopardy tonight

https://www.thehenryford.org/collections-and-research/digital-collections/expert-sets/101417/
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-06-2021, 10:36 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 671
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Charging 6 volt Battery

I just use a quick connector with + to grd and - to starter. So I just plug the connector together and walk away.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-06-2021, 08:15 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 671
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Charging 6 volt Battery

" The sparks that will result in doing it that way should alert you to the problem. "



LOL !
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-01-2021, 11:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 355
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Clutch problem on 30 CCPU

The operating arm could also be cracked thru the pin.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-31-2021, 05:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 819
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Will this work

Sure, and it looks cleaner.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-31-2021, 10:49 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 261
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: 30-31 roadster seat adjuster

You have a seat adjuster ? Hmmm.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-31-2021, 10:48 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 854
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: tire pressure

I get a kick out of some of these threads, they take on a life of their own.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-29-2021, 01:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 457
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: tilloston gasket seepage

Have you tried putting both halves together without the gasket to see just how close the two halves are to fitting properly ?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-29-2021, 10:10 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 632
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Fuel Question

My 'A' and Studebaker will run on anything. Well, I haven't tried diesel but I think it just might run on it. I dump all my old stale fuel especially 2 stroke stuff in them and they are just as happy...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-29-2021, 10:03 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,297
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Engine stumbles on acceleration

The Tilly's are prone to warpage.
I've been able to straighten them out by sanding and filing.
Some folks have a way to do it in an oven/stove.
When you try to remove the main jet you have to be...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-28-2021, 07:13 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,297
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Engine stumbles on acceleration

You might have the idle speed a bit too high if the idle screw does nothing. Or the idle passages didn't get cleaned enough. The idle mix screw adjusts air not fuel.
These carburetors are pretty...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-28-2021, 12:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 460
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Tune ups

Tough question.
It all depends.
These old critters don't need too much.

The points do need some attention when recently replaced. The rubbing block will wear a bit until it 'settles in' meaning...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-28-2021, 07:20 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 533
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Steering Lubricant Question

Yep, try to scrape as much grease as you can then just fill with heavy oil like 600W, 140 or 250.

The grease fittings were installed back in the day to use a grease gun full of the heavy oil to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-28-2021, 07:16 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 632
Posted By Patrick L.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-27-2021, 07:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 567
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: rear axle bearing lube

Many folks don't like using the grease fitting. Those fittings do tend to plug up with 'crap' [technical term] over the years. I get concerned about pumping that 'crap' into the housing if they...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-27-2021, 07:09 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,297
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Engine stumbles on acceleration

It sounds as though you may be running a bit lean. Open the gas cap and open the GAV [ choke rod] to 1- 1.5 turns and also the idle mix screw.

I'm one of the few that uses an in-line fuel filter...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-26-2021, 09:54 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,080
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Timing Pin Dimple is not TDC?

I too am thinking that you may have a Model B front cover. There are pics on Vince Falters web site showing the difference.
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