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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 02:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 286
Posted By Will N
Re: crank journal bolts

If I remember correctly, the square head is an uncommon size wrench, something like 25/32" I personally would not risk JB weld in the dipper tray. If it were to come free you'd risk catastrophic...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-15-2022, 11:54 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 998
Posted By Will N
Re: The Engine Assembly Line

Cool. I loved the guy who was inspecting the crank journals with gauge, and then another guy comes to check the accuracy of his gauge against a master block, and gives him a replacement gauge to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-15-2022, 11:51 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 725
Posted By Will N
Re: Timing

Once you set the point gap and the timing and tightened down the distributor cam you never have to check the timing again unless you fiddle with the distributor cam. (Assuming that you have good...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-06-2022, 12:23 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,032
Posted By Will N
Re: Bad Case of the White Smoke

Hi Marshall, I've noticed that you often post a note like this, where you send a private message to the user. That's clearly your prerogative, and it is absolutely proper when private information...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-05-2022, 12:10 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,375
Posted By Will N
Re: What has gone wrong on the road?

When we've caravanned in a group to regional and national meets, we've experienced water pump failures, a generator seize ups, blown head gaskets, a broken rear axle, mufflers falling off, connecting...
Forum: Model T (1909-1927) 01-04-2022, 11:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 268
Posted By Will N
Re: Battery hold down

In my '15 (which doesn't have electric start- battery is for powering the coils only on start up), prior owner jerry-rigged a battery box under he rear floorboards. The floorboards themselves are...
Forum: Model T (1909-1927) 12-30-2021, 10:56 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 460
Posted By Will N
Re: Oh happy day

Well done!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-21-2021, 02:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 955
Posted By Will N
Re: Car would not restart

In my mind, "would not crank" means that the starter is not turning the engine over. Is this what you meant? Or, was the engine turning over, but it was not firing? If the engine wasn't turning...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-20-2021, 11:06 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 955
Posted By Will N
Re: Car would not restart

Could be any number of things. It might be your ignition switch is on its way out, and it wasn't making good contact when it wouldn't start, but the next day when you turned it on it made good...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-16-2021, 11:13 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,147
Posted By Will N
Re: Any hope of revitalizing a Vermont A Club?

Someone has to be willing to do the legwork. Get copies of the rosters from MARC and MAFCA, and do a mailer to all members with VT addresses. Organize meetings, set up by-laws, elect officers,...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-07-2021, 11:26 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,253
Posted By Will N
Re: Hagerty Insurance

Bill, Wrong again. If you paid $220 and had no claims that doesn't mean they pocket the $220. There were other people who did have claims. Your premiums are not intended to cover your claims only....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-06-2021, 10:46 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,253
Posted By Will N
Re: Hagerty Insurance

No, not true. I worked for a time in the underwriting department, where past claim experience was evaluated to project future experience. Keep in mind that insurance companies are regulated by...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-05-2021, 11:02 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,253
Posted By Will N
Re: Hagerty Insurance

I'm not happy about this news. Now, Haggerty is going to have to answer to shareholders and Wall Street analysts, probably before it answers to its policyholders. If the analysts and...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-01-2021, 10:49 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 835
Posted By Will N
Re: Rear hub removal tool

IMHO, the knock off tool may work on a hub that isn't on too tight, but it might lead to damaging the threaded end of the axle if you pound too much. I've used the half round pullers, and they're...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-23-2021, 10:49 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,001
Posted By Will N
Re: New Front Axle

If the whole axle is moving, take a look at the ball at the end of the wishbone where it attaches to the bell housing. I'd bet it worn way way out.
Forum: Model T (1909-1927) 11-15-2021, 10:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 748
Posted By Will N
Re: New to The Model T

Popular Venders are: Langs https://www.modeltford.com/ Snyders: https://www.snydersantiqueauto.com/
Forum: Model T (1909-1927) 11-15-2021, 10:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 622
Posted By Will N
Re: Badly worn Valve guides

I do not believe that the T engine has replaceable valve guides. Venders sell valves with oversized shafts and reamers to make them fit the worn guides.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-12-2021, 10:57 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 624
Posted By Will N
Re: water in the oil

In addition to torquing the head nuts, make sure you follow the correct tightening sequence. I did a carbon job on my Model T, new gasket, and followed what I thought was the proper sequence, only...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-11-2021, 10:45 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,449
Posted By Will N
Re: Engine Rebuilder Needed

Yikes! I once helped a guy to remove and replace his engine where the old engine was missing a chunk of the block right where your hole punched through. Only the hole had been fiber glassed over...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-10-2021, 10:52 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,228
Posted By Will N
Re: 2 cent on Brake drums

Just curious about the process involved in re-manufacturing drums. I can't imagine that they could be sleeved because either the old drum would have to be turned down so much that it loses its...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-09-2021, 09:26 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,449
Posted By Will N
Re: Engine Rebuilder Needed

Bob, I know you like to go fast, which is why you use B engines. Have you considered Terry Burtz new casting? It's a 5 main bearing job with inserts and full pressure. Fully balanced crank. 5...
Forum: Model T (1909-1927) 11-08-2021, 10:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 615
Posted By Will N
Re: gas tank relocation

If you think about it, it really is the safest place for the tank to be in the event of an accident. If it were out back, a rear-ender would crush it. It's above any side impact with a modern car. ...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-08-2021, 10:23 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,449
Posted By Will N
Re: Engine Rebuilder Needed

Uh-oh Bob. Did you blow up the engine in your Vicky?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-08-2021, 10:21 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 826
Posted By Will N
Re: Coil bad?

You should have the same voltage at either low tension post of the coil. Your test with the light is telling. I suspect that the primary winding is grounding out inside the coil. Check if you get...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-26-2021, 10:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 355
Posted By Will N
Re: Spindle /king pin spacer.

There needs to be a little space there even after the felt and cup are inserted. All the weight should be born by bearing at the top of the spindle, and the steering knuckle needs the clearance at...
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