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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-28-2020, 03:26 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,250
Posted By Tom Endy
Re: What is a "reasonable" speed in a Model A for one to get "reasonable" engine life

I have always been of the opinion that a Model A was designed to run all day long at 45mph with the engine turning over at 2000 rpms (with a 378 ring & pinion). With an overdrive you can travel at a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-10-2020, 01:21 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,739
Posted By Tom Endy
Re: Model A only runs 40 miles

Check that the vent hole in the gas cap is open and not plugged.

Tom Endy
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-09-2020, 12:32 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 579
Posted By Tom Endy
Re: Convert to 12 Volt ?

Six-volts works just fine. The reason the car industry converted to 12-volts in the mid-1950's was so they could reduce the cross section of the copper wire used in each car and save a bundle of...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-08-2020, 11:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 497
Posted By Tom Endy
Re: adapting a 31 steering column support to a Briggs 1929 Fordor

Attached article may be of help.

Tom Endy
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-06-2020, 03:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 385
Posted By Tom Endy
Re: Lining up UJ and Diveshaft splines, any tips?

If you are installing the engine with the transmission attached it will be at a down angle at the rear and it will allow the transmission gears to slide out of neutral and prevent you from turning...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-06-2020, 12:57 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,096
Posted By Tom Endy
Re: Bell housing

From the beginning of production to November 1928 the Model A had a multi-disk clutch and used a different design bell housing than the after that date. The pedal shaft was 3\4" diameter and the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-05-2020, 03:33 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,096
Posted By Tom Endy
Re: Bell housing

The early bell housings had a smaller diameter pedal shaft.

Tom Endy
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-01-2020, 09:53 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,311
Posted By Tom Endy
Re: throw-out bearing

The problem here is Aetna bearings are now showing up in the boxes of other quality bearing manufactures. years ago the Aetna problem was solved for me by the supplier I use almost exclusively. He...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-01-2020, 04:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 299
Posted By Tom Endy
Re: Slight high speed miss

If you have a modern wireless lower plate installed in the distributor check to see if there is a burn mark on the slider at the position you have the spark advance set to when traveling at 45 mph. ...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-28-2020, 10:50 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,362
Posted By Tom Endy
Re: Distributor Removal Tip Re Ignition Cable Clamp

I believe it was part of Henry's ant-theft design. You would have to remove the head bolt nut holding the clamp before you could remove the distributor to install a bypass cable to hot wire it....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-28-2020, 06:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 511
Posted By Tom Endy
Re: bad condensor symptoms

If the condenser is open, such as can happen with the poor quality ones caused by an overheated engine melting the solder that attaches the ground strap to the body, the car will back fire an run...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-28-2020, 02:57 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,311
Posted By Tom Endy
Re: throw-out bearing

The bearing has the word Aetna stamped on the side.

Tom Endy
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-28-2020, 12:07 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,311
Posted By Tom Endy
throw-out bearing

The Model A kingdom may recall that 10-15 years ago Aetna throw-out bearings were carried by all the suppliers and they usually failed within a hundred miles. Well, they are back, but this time they...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-28-2020, 12:00 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,362
Posted By Tom Endy
Re: Distributor Removal Tip Re Ignition Cable Clamp

There have been several times during a tour that I was able to get a stalled car back on the road by installing my spare distributor and bypass cable. The bypass cable connects direct from the coil...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-26-2020, 11:14 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,362
Posted By Tom Endy
Re: Distributor Removal Tip Re Ignition Cable Clamp

If you take the clamp off, replace it with a spacer the same thickness or replace the extra long stud with a shorter one, otherwise you can bottom out on the threads and not have that head bolt tight...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-22-2020, 03:40 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,079
Posted By Tom Endy
Re: Condenser Issues

I suspect your coil is the problem, not the condenser. The secondary windings of the coil may be shorting out at temperature, then when the engine cools down it starts working again.

Tom Endy
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-21-2020, 05:59 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,156
Posted By Tom Endy
Re: Rear Spring Installation

Make sure that the square head on the center bolt is correctly located inside the square hole in the frame section. Be careful with a rear spring attached to a rear axle assembly outside of the car...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-19-2020, 08:39 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,479
Posted By Tom Endy
Re: Loud Noise when car decellerates while i n first and second gears

I had a similar thing happen a few years ago. The noise would only occur when de-accelerating. The cause was found to be that several tabs that connect the engine splash pans to the engine pan had...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-09-2020, 12:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 597
Posted By Tom Endy
Re: Mitchell overdrive photo

Thank you for the response, it is what I was looking for.

Tom Endy
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-09-2020, 12:57 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 884
Posted By Tom Endy
Re: using a 12 volt system with the 6 volt horn

The wire has to be insulated. Wire used for winding transformers is solid and has an insulation coating applied. If you have an electronics supply in your area they will have it. otherwise you should...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-08-2020, 08:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 597
Posted By Tom Endy
Mitchell overdrive photo

Does anyone have a photo of the cut-away of a Mitchell overdrive that shows the inner workings the Mitchell folks usually have on display at swap meets and nationals. I thought I had a photo of it...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-02-2020, 07:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 459
Posted By Tom Endy
Re: Lug Nuts

A number of years ago some very dangerous lug nuts were being offered by most suppliers. Most of probably dissipated by now, but some are still around. So be aware.

Tom Endy
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-01-2020, 02:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 370
Posted By Tom Endy
Re: 28 and 30 rear end differences

Changes were made to the housings over the years, however, they are interchangeable. The consideration is blue ribbon judging. The Judging Standards describe the changes.

Many of the rear axle...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-30-2020, 06:40 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,625
Posted By Tom Endy
Re: Marvel Mystery Oil

Fifty years ago I bought this little motorcycle for my daughter who was seven then. It has a one-horse Briggs & Stratton engine. She rode it all over the place until she was eleven when I bought her...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-30-2020, 02:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 498
Posted By Tom Endy
Re: 6v coil restistance

Coil failure usually occurs at higher temperature. this is because the high voltage windings expand with temperature and if there is a break in the insulation it can short out. A number of years ago...
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