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Forum: Model T (1909-1927) 11-20-2020, 09:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 660
Posted By Robert/Texas
Re: Water pump shaft nut

I have radiator cap gauges/motor meters on both of my Model T's, my '22 roadster and my '27 touring. I've owned both since 1988. The '22 never had a water pump but the '27 had one for about 10 years....
Forum: Model T (1909-1927) 11-19-2020, 08:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 660
Posted By Robert/Texas
Re: Water pump shaft nut

My '27 Touring had a water pump on it when I bought it. I repaired it several times. When I finally removed it, the engine ran much cooler.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-14-2020, 04:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 942
Posted By Robert/Texas
Re: Wind Wings

I got lucky today. My son-in-law stopped by on his way home from his deer lease. He is the head mechanic at one of the CarMax dealers in the Houston area and I really trust his instincts.

We stuck...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-13-2020, 01:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 942
Posted By Robert/Texas
Re: Wind Wings

Brent

The wind wings have been on the car for the 32 years that I have owned it and who knows how much longer than that. I've tightened the screws at times though. I think that the pads have dry...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-13-2020, 10:26 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 942
Posted By Robert/Texas
Re: Wind Wings

Brent

I don’t think that my brackets are the Vintique brand but might be older repros. I bought the car in the late 1980’s and it still has the brackets that were on it when I bought it. I have a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-09-2020, 10:40 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 942
Posted By Robert/Texas
Re: Wind Wings

Thanks red & jb

I'll fill the two clamp surfaces with JB Weld. I'm 86 and don't offer any warrantees.

Thanks again, Robert
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-08-2020, 03:34 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 942
Posted By Robert/Texas
Re: Wind Wings

I just ordered “3M 5952 VHB” tape from Amazon for $16.99. It's 3/4" wide and my old rubber pieces are the same width and trimmed to fit. I'd be a bit concerned with the 1/2" tape because in my case...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-08-2020, 11:16 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 942
Posted By Robert/Texas
Wind Wings

Yesterday while driving our 28 roadster one of the wind wings fell off. We found it this morning and it was undamaged.

I have a some old original and repro wind wing parts which I bought some...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-28-2020, 04:29 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,675
Posted By Robert/Texas
Re: What is a "reasonable" speed in a Model A for one to get "reasonable" engine life

Back in the 1950’s I bought a ’28 roadster from the granddaughter of the original owner for $100. It was stock except for 1932 wheels. I drove this car hard for a couple of years and one day I...
Forum: Model T (1909-1927) 10-27-2020, 10:57 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,883
Posted By Robert/Texas
Re: Dip Stick

I'm 86 and use a tool similar to the one in the Snyder's catalog for $9.50. I put a pad down for my knees and don't need to crawl under the car.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-07-2020, 10:37 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 732
Posted By Robert/Texas
Re: horn blows while driving

When mine did that it turned out to be that the c-clip/keeper had worked itself out of the light switch spider.
Forum: Model T (1909-1927) 09-21-2020, 07:42 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,133
Posted By Robert/Texas
Re: Wire Wheels, 26/27 T VS AR Model A

There should not be any confusion. I have a '27 Touring with original wire wheels and an early '28 pickup. There is no way that these wheels are interchangeable.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-05-2020, 07:30 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 660
Posted By Robert/Texas
Re: Clutch Adjustment/Transmission Oil

Y-Blockhead, Thanks for the picture of your clutch arm. I’m glad that mine was not like that.

Jb, My PU with the clutch conversion shifts smoothly and the clutch pedal takes less pressure to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-04-2020, 10:17 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 660
Posted By Robert/Texas
Re: Clutch Adjustment/Transmission Oil

Thanks, Big Hammer, I lube the car regularly, once a year and never drive over 500 miles between servicing.

I needed to put the car in my barn before we left. I had drained the Thurban 250 fluid...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-04-2020, 08:12 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 660
Posted By Robert/Texas
Re: Clutch Adjustment/Transmission Oil

Patrick, thanks for your thought. I should have done this.

I just removed the inspection cover and bumped the starter in order to see how it behaved at all positions. My wife operated the clutch...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-03-2020, 02:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 660
Posted By Robert/Texas
Re: Clutch Adjustment/Transmission Oil

I don’t believe that the arm is cracked or that there is an obstruction. I scraped the paint from the arm and while my wife operated the clutch pedal over and over again, I could not see any...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-03-2020, 10:47 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 660
Posted By Robert/Texas
Clutch Adjustment/Transmission Oil

Yesterday morning my wife and I took a ride in my 28 roadster. We drove about 25 miles on rural roads with lots of starts and stops as she likes to photograph the deer and other wild animals she...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-18-2020, 06:54 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 497
Posted By Robert/Texas
Re: Steering stablizer

Aaron, That's interesting as much the same thing happened to me. I have a '27 T and it had the death wobble for years but it only happened at low speeds on bumpy roads. I tried everything to fix it...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-11-2020, 11:07 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 754
Posted By Robert/Texas
Re: Model A Missing Badly

Many thanks.

I was thinking that it might be the condenser although I just replaced it about 6 weeks ago with a “Short Proof” one. Sure enough, that was the problem. I had 5 spares, 2 of the old...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-11-2020, 09:38 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 754
Posted By Robert/Texas
Model A Missing Badly

My 28 roadster has been running great until yesterday. I started it in the garage, and it started right up and ran smoothly for about a hundred yards. Then it started missing like crazy as it might...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-26-2020, 11:15 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 711
Posted By Robert/Texas
Re: Batt not holding charge

The 2-year-old 6-volt Optima battery went south in my ’28 roadster when the cable shorted out. The battery registered close to zero volts and I couldn’t get it to charge on my 6/12/24/48-volt...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-16-2020, 09:41 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,087
Posted By Robert/Texas
Re: Best 6V battery

I couldn't agree more about Optima batteries. My cars often sit for months without tenders and when I check their voltage they are always at 6.2 or 6.3 volts. I don't need to top them off with water...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-16-2020, 06:22 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 905
Posted By Robert/Texas
Re: Change in driving between Model T and Model A

The guy crank starting an engine with his foot must have never learned to pull up on the crank instead of pushing down. If the spark control wasn't right, the guy might get launched into the air....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-15-2020, 02:56 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 905
Posted By Robert/Texas
Re: Change in driving between Model T and Model A

Back in the 1950’s I bought a dilapidated 1926 roadster from a farmer near Cleveland, Texas. The car had a starter, but it didn’t work, and he showed me how to start it by setting the crank at 3...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-12-2020, 11:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 544
Posted By Robert/Texas
Re: Horn Installation Problem

The terminal connectors in the picture look like the ones that I have except that mine were mounted differently. My horn is probably a repro from the 1960’s or thereabouts. (I bought the car in...
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