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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 07:00 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 510
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Dirty Carburetors

It was one of the first things I did. I use a filter in the line inside the car so its less noticeable. Many say that doesn't/won't work, so, just don't tell my car that. Its been running fine like...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 11:39 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 510
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Dirty Carburetors

I spent a lot of time in years past cleaning carburetors, carburetors of all sorts. I don't think its too much of an issue today.
It does seem to be a pretty big topic here though. Once a carburetor...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-22-2021, 07:35 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 463
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Directionals

There is a lot of info in the archives/search.

Plus more info is needed such as voltage and ground.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-19-2021, 08:27 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 442
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Noisy Valves

Thats the way to fix it if you stay original. Depends on camshaft/ lifter condition.

Your lash numbers don't seem bad to me, just one exhaust a tad loose.

But, the head does have to come off.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-18-2021, 02:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 442
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Noisy Valves

Since your lifters are original type my question is, just how noisy are they ? And are the ones with the most clearance exhaust ?

Looser valves are less likely to burn. Ford increased the exhaust...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-18-2021, 12:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 425
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Clutch finger adjustment in car

Its hard to set the height while still in the car, but, the fingers can be adjusted equal if the pedal height and operation seem good except for a chatter.

All I do is push the release bearing and...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-17-2021, 08:06 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 188
Posted By Patrick L.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-17-2021, 08:00 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 917
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: converting to 1970 v8 points for model a

Which points to use ? Yep, heck of a question

The originals are just fine. A good quality set will last and they are easy to adjust. There apparently was a batch of poor quality condensers...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-17-2021, 07:48 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 603
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Won't Start when Warmed Up

A lot of advice above.

Slow turning while hot. I agree with
1. cable size. The bigger the better, at least #1.
2. connections. Could well be a poor connection, especially at a ground.
3. bad...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-14-2021, 02:43 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 581
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: "Flickering" low bean headlights

I ground pretty much the same as Dave. Right from each light socket thru the conduit to a good spot on the frame.


I feel the same about the light switch possibly being the culprit.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-14-2021, 08:03 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,031
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Battery charger

I get garage sale/flea market chargers for cheap and use them for decades. Very seldom does an old charger go bad. Some of the light weight new ones don't last long, especially you happen to drop...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-12-2021, 03:16 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 994
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Reducing Steering Free Play

To check steering wheel free-play while vehicle is stopped just lightly turn wheel in one direction until resistance is felt and consider it as zero. Then turn in opposite direction lightly until...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-12-2021, 03:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 315
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Steering Free Play Update

If you tighten the springs on the tie-rods then the toe should definitely be reset.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-12-2021, 09:37 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 994
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Reducing Steering Free Play

If there is 1.25" of free-play at the steering wheel, then thats not too bad. Less than an inch is good, but, an extra .25" isn't too bad.

By now I would think everyone here would know that...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-11-2021, 08:29 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 994
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Reducing Steering Free Play

Is that 1.25" free-play in just the box or total ? If total thats not too bad. If just the box, it should be better/less.

I agree with properly setting the toe.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-07-2021, 03:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 677
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: arcing brakes

You can put sand paper in the drum and sand the shoes if you want to try it yourself.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-05-2021, 02:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,026
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Horn, for what?

Whatever they are, they're probably necessary. [smiley face]
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-05-2021, 07:44 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 779
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Why would anybody buy a car and not ask for the key?

I think I would have asked for more than just the key, like the roof or floor boards maybe. I like the fact that it has a compass though, where the fuel gauge usually is. [ smiley face]


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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-03-2021, 12:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 459
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: 30 Coupe running too rich

Check float level.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-02-2021, 07:54 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 295
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Clutch finger adjustment

I'll assume this stuff is all sitting on the bench. Then the answer is yes. The fingers should be within .002" of each other. Either 5/8 or 11/16 will work, most prefer 11/16.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-01-2021, 08:44 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,420
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: How Many 2020 Miles Did You Drive

About 1000 on the 'A' each season and a couple thousand on the motorbikes. Then they sit in the barn from Nov til May. I think they try to reproduce each winter.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-28-2020, 08:13 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 953
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Recommendation needed for add on turn signal system

You want to stay as original as possible, good.
Signal-Stat 900. Rear LEDs [turns, tail and stop]. Front turns,[ incandescent cowls and park in higher candle power [10cp] ]. NOS 535 flasher.

The...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-27-2020, 01:49 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 370
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Timing

Yep. Either is OK. Whether lever is fully up or a click or 2 down, its fine.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-26-2020, 08:21 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,533
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Spark plug socket

Box wrench just to crack loose and snug up. A little never-seize lets them spin right out and back in.

A chunk of rubber tube inside the socket should keep from breaking them.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-20-2020, 08:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 700
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Brakes

Hmmm, thats interesting.
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