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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-19-2021, 03:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 206
Posted By DHZIEMAN
Re: Looking for Allen Coil Tester Manual

Try this.

https://www.smokstak.com/forum/threads/allen-e-1403-coil-tester.56147/
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-17-2021, 02:18 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 878
Posted By DHZIEMAN
Re: Engine Stalls at Stop Signs

Thank You! I am saving it so I can find it!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-16-2021, 02:31 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,565
Posted By DHZIEMAN
Re: Loosen / tighten individual cylinder head nuts?

If you are noticing that kind of creosote look around the head gasket, it is already an indication that total retorquing of the entire head would be in order. The method given to me by this very...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-15-2021, 03:03 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,118
Posted By DHZIEMAN
Re: Why Grease should not be used in a Steering Gearbox

The 1930 Model A I purchased in 2016, I did not notice the grease fitting kind of added to the steering box, and the steering really was not right, but, got it home, got as much grease as I could out...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-15-2021, 02:19 PM
Replies: 1,004
Views: 126,999
Posted By DHZIEMAN
Re: tell a Model A related story

What comes to mind on this -5 deg F night here in Missouri, is a ritual my dad performed in the bad winter mornings in Chicago, on some days -15 deg and his model A had to start. There was no garage...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-12-2021, 11:19 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,467
Posted By DHZIEMAN
Re: I'm in deep doo-doo

For threads that are not really bad, I have taken the Castellated Nut, put it on backwards and started working it with oil turn by turn. Not as professional as can be done, but those nuts are hard...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-07-2021, 10:06 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,721
Posted By DHZIEMAN
Re: How difficult would it be to convert this water heater from 12V to 6V?

Happy to suggest! Let us know how it works out!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-06-2021, 01:54 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,625
Posted By DHZIEMAN
Re: Does Gauge of Ground Wire Matter

Basically, the ground wire needs to be the same gauge (current carrying capacity) as is the other cable on the battery! Some of the old vintage battery cable is almost as stiff as rebar, but it is...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-06-2021, 12:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 466
Posted By DHZIEMAN
Re: Laskey Trunk

Joseph B. Laskey first appeared in the Newark city directories in 1912, a partner in the firm Seaman & Laskey. By 1915, he had established his own firm, which remained in Newark until the late 1950s....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-06-2021, 12:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 466
Posted By DHZIEMAN
Re: Laskey Trunk

The two locations I contacted via email are:


hmsantiquetrunks.com
Jim Cardoza/Owner
408-691-4264

And….

Churchill Barton, Mgr
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-05-2021, 05:31 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,721
Posted By DHZIEMAN
Re: How difficult would it be to convert this water heater from 12V to 6V?

This converter may be overkill but the motors in that heater, if run on 6 volts may be just fine but if you want to do as little mod as possible, Then this item from Amazon will convert 6V dc to 12...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-05-2021, 05:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 466
Posted By DHZIEMAN
Re: Laskey Trunk

I have now received feedback from two vintage trunk web pages, that both have quite a few brands with pictures! I have also contacted the the Newark, NJ library contact, who asked for some specific...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-04-2021, 06:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 466
Posted By DHZIEMAN
Re: Laskey Trunk

Good eyes on the latch! The latch was purchased by the seller of the trunk! It is not sturdy and is sized wrong. I have found something on ebay that may work. Thank you for responding with a repro...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-04-2021, 02:34 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 959
Posted By DHZIEMAN
Re: Headlight "Load Equalizers"

If we are discussing "flicker" and not "blinking", then the device that fills the gaps in current and voltage is a capacitor. First, however, there needs to be proof and testing of circuit integrity...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-04-2021, 02:32 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 959
Posted By DHZIEMAN
Re: Headlight "Load Equalizers"

If we are discussing "flicker" and not "blinking", then the device that fills the gaps in current and voltage is a capacitor. First, however, there needs to be proof and testing of circuit integrity...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-04-2021, 10:20 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 466
Posted By DHZIEMAN
Laskey Trunk

I obtained a Laskey trunk for a real bargain, I think! I have attached some pictures! It is missing a center latch. It was manufactured in Newark, N J but the years considering cars it would fit,...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-04-2020, 06:44 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,914
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: 5,839
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: 1,690
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: 3,877
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: 1,335
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: 897
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: 1,643
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: 1,341
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: 1,428
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...
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