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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-31-2021, 09:52 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,702
Posted By JCHarvey
Re: Let's see your cupholder ideas

Added some mahogany trim and woodgraining to one of the steel holders that are commercially available.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-01-2021, 04:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 947
Posted By JCHarvey
Rubber Mat Fasteners

Attached is a photo of one of the four studs above the slanted floorboard on my 1930 Coupe. Its painted green, is in the center of the photo, protrudes about 3/16 and is about 5/16 in diameter. ...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-13-2020, 08:30 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,086
Posted By JCHarvey
Re: Starter Bendix bolt broken

To followup on getting the bolt and washer out of the flywheel housing I bought a tool with a flexible spring, internal, retractable grab hook with a magnet on the end. It was $11 at the local auto...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-07-2020, 10:23 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,086
Posted By JCHarvey
Re: Starter Bendix bolt broken

Thanks for all the good advice. Although it would probably be OK left in, I'll feel better if I get it out.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-07-2020, 04:33 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,086
Posted By JCHarvey
Starter Bendix bolt broken

My starter wouldn't engage so I pulled it and found the outer bolt that holds the spring apparently broke off and the bolt and washer must be at the bottom of the flywheel housing.

Replacing the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-20-2020, 01:50 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,568
Posted By JCHarvey
Re: Fuel Adjustment

Here's what I found was the problem.
As noted above the car was running but not correctly. Found all four plugs were fouled. Cleaned the plugs and reinstalled and it drove better but still not...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-14-2020, 02:42 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,568
Posted By JCHarvey
Re: Fuel Adjustment

Thanks all for the correct direction to turn the fuel adjustment knob. It makes complete sense to turn CW to close and CCW to open.
Mine is fairly stiff to turn so may try the dielectric grease.
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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-13-2020, 02:33 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,568
Posted By JCHarvey
Fuel Adjustment

When I turn the fuel adjustment knob (inside the car) counter clockwise or clockwise it just keeps turning without coming to a stop. I wanted to turn it all the way to left (counter clockwise) then...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-28-2020, 02:10 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,995
Posted By JCHarvey
Re: What Model "A" Book Do You Read the Most?

not mentioned until Gary Karr posted 3 min. before my post...and he listed it as #1.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-28-2020, 02:08 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,995
Posted By JCHarvey
Re: What Model "A" Book Do You Read the Most?

I inherited a Model A from my Dad and about a year ago started the learning process. I have most of the books mentioned and have used them all. For me, depending on whether it's mechanical work or...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-14-2020, 09:34 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,514
Posted By JCHarvey
Re: More kudos to Bert's Model A Center

My experience with Berts began in 2015 when I began to get my Dads 1930 Coupe running. I knew nothing about Model As but always thought the car looked cool. My Dad bought it in 1976 and restored...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-09-2020, 05:54 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,435
Posted By JCHarvey
Re: Whistling sound when clutch is not engaged

Problem Solved! See solution at end of post.
Thanks for the advice on the troubleshooting. Here's what I did.

I didn't know if ronn meant it likes show tunes or doesn't so I changed the radio...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-07-2020, 11:22 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,435
Posted By JCHarvey
Re: Whistling sound when clutch is not engaged

Thanks, all for the advice on how to troubleshoot.

I pulled the inspection cover off and found the throwout bearing does not spin when the clutch isn't engaged. Also the whistling noise is loudest...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-05-2020, 10:52 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,435
Posted By JCHarvey
Whistling sound when clutch is not engaged

I have a whistling sound when the clutch is not engaged, I think it might be the throwout bearing but it's only 1000 miles since it was installed in a long block rebuild.

The sound is fairly high...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-31-2020, 05:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 784
Posted By JCHarvey
Re: Troubleshooting horn

Sorry this a a posting error. I reposted with the intended content.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-30-2020, 10:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,046
Posted By JCHarvey
Re: Horn troubleshooting

When I touched the tip of the horn rod to the center contact on the switch plate and hit the horn button the horn worked. I used emory cloth on both the tip and contact then put it back together and...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-29-2020, 01:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 784
Posted By JCHarvey
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-29-2020, 07:21 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,046
Posted By JCHarvey
Horn troubleshooting

My horn quit working after I did the 1,000 mile service. I put a couple of drops of oil on the felt pads and "jiggled" the bale on the switch at the bottom of the steering column to make sure it was...
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