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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-14-2021, 05:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 379
Posted By Mulletwagon
Re: Great Vendor Service

My #1 vendor !
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-09-2021, 07:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 533
Posted By Mulletwagon
Re: Gas Shut Off Valve testing

The best way to test a valve is to disconnect the fuel line at the carb with the valve closed. Place the fuel line in an empty water bottle and let is sit overnight. Typical leakage of a worn valve...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-09-2021, 07:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 848
Posted By Mulletwagon
Re: Model A Transmission

Definitely entertain a Model A trans rebuild as a DIY project. Replacement parts are readily available and no special tools required to do the job. Do some homework, review a few Youtubes and you...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-07-2021, 10:53 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,064
Posted By Mulletwagon
Re: Loud Thud

Also jack up the front end and see if there is any vertical play in the wheel which would check for a king pin issue.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-06-2021, 01:50 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,948
Posted By Mulletwagon
Re: Transmission bearings

The suggestion seems to be that all the primary vendors are knowingly selling bearings which will fail in 2,000 miles or so. This would probably qualify for serious legal action. There is no "be...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-04-2021, 08:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 875
Posted By Mulletwagon
Car of $10 Bill

The car on the old $10 bill has always been a little special for old car buffs. It is offically refered to as a composite of cars at the time when the plate was engraved in 1927. The question...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-03-2021, 05:58 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,948
Posted By Mulletwagon
Re: Transmission bearings

Thanks for the come back. Please share details and photos of the post mortem.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-03-2021, 03:46 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,948
Posted By Mulletwagon
Re: Transmission bearings

I put the same off shore bearings in about 1,000 miles ago. What is the first sign that they are failing ? Feel like my cherished time machine has become a time bomb.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-03-2021, 06:59 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 733
Posted By Mulletwagon
Re: Fuel shut off valve question

Back in the day we used teflon tape. It was even recommended by Holley for carb connections. Teflon tape is now considered to be gas soluble and is no longer recommended - but still used by some...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-02-2021, 02:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 733
Posted By Mulletwagon
Re: Fuel shut off valve question

You should have a pencil filter inserted into the valve. Good idea to change it while the valve is out. Be sure to use thread sealer when re-inserting the valve.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-27-2021, 01:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 383
Posted By Mulletwagon
Re: Rear spring

Suspect the ride height was also reduced.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-24-2021, 07:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 350
Posted By Mulletwagon
Re: Clutch adjustment

If there is no gear clash or chatter, and shifting is smooth - sounds like you are good to go.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-24-2021, 08:32 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 350
Posted By Mulletwagon
Re: Clutch adjustment

Clutch pedal "free travel" is a big deal. It ensures the throw out bearing is not touching the clutch fingers with foot off the pedal. As the disk wears the free travel decreases and must be...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-18-2021, 07:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 562
Posted By Mulletwagon
Re: The smell of gas

Had the exact same problem. Disconnected the fuel line at the carb and put the end in an empty water bottle. With the shut off valve off, about an ounce of gas leaked past the valve overnight. New...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-10-2021, 08:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 484
Posted By Mulletwagon
Re: Transmission Bearings

Concur with Tom. Might also consider swapping out the shafts for O Ring units since they seal really well, and maybe that aftermarket aluminum unit that seals the shift rod bores. Definitely...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-09-2021, 11:27 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,512
Posted By Mulletwagon
Re: Why do you own a Model A?

I too like the time machine factor - a great example of when cars came with power and automatic NOTHING. Also a great chick magnet.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-28-2021, 07:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 655
Posted By Mulletwagon
Re: Steering Lubricant Question

Let us know if the oil leaks out. If so, there are mods to keep the oil in. Leakage is the reason some have resorted to grease.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-21-2021, 11:36 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,567
Posted By Mulletwagon
Re: Steering Wobble Troubleshooting

My problem was the PO did not sufficiently tighten the Pittman arm to the sector shaft after a front end rebuild. Watching the sector shaft end while rocking the steering wheel clearly showed the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-17-2021, 09:19 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,597
Posted By Mulletwagon
Re: 28, 29 vs 30,31 What do you like any why?

Yep, "Model As", the continuing story of an iconic automotive design, the men who keep them running and the women who love them - the Model As that is.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-14-2021, 07:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 574
Posted By Mulletwagon
Re: high speed miss

Had a similar experience which turned out to be insufficient valve lash on one lifter. Worth checking if all else does not resolve the problem. Hopefully you have adjustable lifters.
Good Luck
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-08-2021, 09:57 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 374
Posted By Mulletwagon
Re: Friends on this site

Great info source. After 93 years on the road, nobody encounters a new Model A mechanical problem which nobody had before. I am sure that you too will become the helper to a helpee. Enjoy that 28...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-08-2021, 09:50 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,342
Posted By Mulletwagon
Re: Need advise buying a 1930 model A coupe

Square #1 - Ensure the engine block number or any state provided numbers on the firewall or elsewhere agree with the title. If not - shields up ! If numbers do not agree or there is no title be...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-07-2021, 08:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 654
Posted By Mulletwagon
Re: Sticking Valves

Yep, that's what I did on my 31 - worked great.

PS- Spent my UK time in Oxfordshire. Enjoyed it all - even the warm beer (eventually LOL).

Good Luck
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-06-2021, 10:02 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,070
Posted By Mulletwagon
Re: Changing of the Guard

This issue comes up frequently. I suspect Model As will still be running long after the Starship Enterprise is mothballed. While our rides remain constant, the human species continues to evolve....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-03-2021, 05:28 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,030
Posted By Mulletwagon
Re: Do you have any pin up girls with your Model A?

Don't know why, but I am picturing a Dagmar bumper on a Model A.

(Youngsters may have to Google "Dagmar Bumper")
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