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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-04-2020, 06:44 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,234
Posted By DHZIEMAN
Re: Why do I have to keep pulling the choke out ?

Thinking back to the early 1950's, my dad was still driving a 29 Model A as a daily driver. He started having problems with a similar situation you describe. He found the problem was rust in the gas...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-02-2020, 07:09 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,688
Posted By DHZIEMAN
Re: What is a "reasonable" speed in a Model A for one to get "reasonable" engine life

On this original question, we all have a view. The safety item on these cars that varies by car and owner, are the ability of the brakes to stop the darn thing.
Now that I have redone my brakes, to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-31-2020, 12:33 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,351
Posted By DHZIEMAN
Re: New engine - intermittent backfiring - stuck valve?

It seems on our vintage A's, when something goes amuck, it just drives us nuts! I see U have tried some things. To me in reading your post, I would be taking a good look at gas flow from the fuel...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-30-2020, 03:35 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,436
Posted By DHZIEMAN
Re: Cannot get the quail back on

I put a post up on making a moto-meter cap from buying two parts from two suppliers. I have cut and pasted it here! I had a similar problem first off with pot metal caps that look great, don't quite...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-22-2020, 05:53 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,099
Posted By DHZIEMAN
Re: Patching Inner Tubes

NAPA has a kit for under $3.00. Part #: BK 7101090 made by Belkamp
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-16-2020, 11:19 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 721
Posted By DHZIEMAN
Re: 6 volt group 1 battery

It is true that many suppliers do not stock 6 volt, but, 6 volt batteries at any auto parts store or Tractor supply type store either are available close by for delivery or can be had . In fact many...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-26-2020, 05:05 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,459
Posted By DHZIEMAN
Re: JC Whitney now carparts.com?

JC Whitney along with Warshawski and Company, I remember from the 50's and 60's in Chicago located at 1917-1919 Archer Ave! They were both a junkyard and accessory parts place and carried or could...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-11-2020, 09:04 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,121
Posted By DHZIEMAN
Re: Checking 6 volt neg ground output with multi meter

From your info, you have a negative ground 6 volt alternator installed on a model A Ford that was sold as positive ground. With that said, if the battery is installed now as negative ground, and by...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-27-2020, 08:24 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,249
Posted By DHZIEMAN
Re: Generator voltage high ?

Generators run high voltage when there is a bad connection someplace in the charge circuit, normally ground but it also can be on the negative side also! Check all connections from gen to battery...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-05-2020, 06:01 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,162
Posted By DHZIEMAN
Re: Unleaded Gas

And back in the 20's and 30's Octane was in the 60's!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-05-2020, 04:20 PM
Replies: 344
Views: 36,265
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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-05-2020, 04:18 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,642
Posted By DHZIEMAN
Re: Loosen / tighten individual cylinder head nuts?

As you describe the cylinder head slight creosoting issue, I am going to suggest, you first, do a loosening and tightening of all cylinder head bolts with final FT/lb number of 55. There is sequence...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-05-2020, 01:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 853
Posted By DHZIEMAN
Re: Newbe with a couple of questions

I trailered mine safely with some strong tie downs, well located on axles and also two for side to side movements! Also I covered the entire front of my 1930 with a plastic tarp and had it tied down...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-14-2020, 12:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,254
Posted By DHZIEMAN
Re: Front Hub Advice Needed

My steel drums had rivet tracks in them! and shoes were glazed! ordered cast iron drums and got the hubs and lugs separated with a lot of force, and then the challenge of swedging the new lug bolts...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-28-2020, 10:32 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,423
Posted By DHZIEMAN
Re: Painting whitewalls black

I found a product on the web I ordered and used on two white wall tires that was done two years ago and the tires had the ww turned in and this product has been run in the rain and has been holding...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-18-2020, 01:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 916
Posted By DHZIEMAN
Re: Shredding Fan Belts Alternator conversion

Based on what is being described with the fact you have proper alignment and the alternator is the new item (and is one with the proper pulley diameter for Model A's) and is shredding the belts, the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-13-2020, 09:58 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 15,571
Posted By DHZIEMAN
Re: High Torque Starter 12v to Ford Model A

The math on using a 6 volt starter driven by 12 volts multiplies the torque by 4X! that is 4 times the torque driving the bendix gear into the ring gear. Eventually, the bendix will give or the ring...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-06-2020, 11:07 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,275
Posted By DHZIEMAN
Re: 6v generater vs 6v alternator

I switched and someplace on this blog, I will try and find the brackets I fashioned for the 6 Volt Alternator. My only reason for the change was strictly current demand changes and no real current...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-01-2020, 10:07 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 6,955
Posted By DHZIEMAN
Re: Cracked Block

JB Weld will do the job!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-01-2020, 10:04 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,183
Posted By DHZIEMAN
Re: Battery connector corroding

Back when I did telephone central office power inspections, ran across a power tech that put karo syrup on some connections to batteries causing problems. He swore it solved the problem. The only...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-01-2020, 09:59 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 904
Posted By DHZIEMAN
Re: Has anyone converted a 12V heater to 6V?

If you have the talent and the time, and just cash to spend, look at :https://www.classicparts.com/1947-54-Heater-Motor-6-Volt/productinfo/68-005/
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-15-2020, 02:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 767
Posted By DHZIEMAN
Re: Head Torque

For me, after a head or head gasket is replaced, I torque down to specs, then run the engine for a while, it varies, and then I re torque the head, by loosening each head bolt in the tightening...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-15-2020, 01:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 947
Posted By DHZIEMAN
Re: Burning out headlight bulbs

Possibly a bad ground someplace!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-15-2020, 01:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,337
Posted By DHZIEMAN
Re: Carb cleaner

Paint Lacquer thinner works great!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-15-2020, 01:04 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,072
Posted By DHZIEMAN
Re: Wobble On Braking

Several things in my case, Warped drums, extreme toe in worn steering parts!
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