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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 10:47 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 803
Posted By Conaway2
Re: oil leak rear main

And....when screwing a drain pipe into the rear main bearing cap, do not screw it in too far - it will stick up in the drain channel and prevent oil from draining through the tube....making the leak...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-05-2021, 08:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 324
Posted By Conaway2
Re: Speedometer help

Chuck a small dowel rod into a drill and see if you can make the speedometer register speed. I think you need to have the drill running in reverse - ‘unscrewing’
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-29-2021, 03:48 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 793
Posted By Conaway2
Re: Fender cover

I use a moving blanket which works, although slides off occasionally,
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-28-2021, 10:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,043
Posted By Conaway2
Re: Brake Roller Tracks

I recently replaced all 4 roller tracks on my car. After grinding the original rivet heads off to remove the old tracks, I used a MAPP torch to heat the new rivets and a 16 oz preening hammer to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-28-2021, 08:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 551
Posted By Conaway2
Re: Need help with speedometer/odometer

Here is the link I said I posted but forgot to....
http://www.cabriolet.modelahouse.com/tech/speedometer/index.html

Jim
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-28-2021, 03:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 551
Posted By Conaway2
Re: Need help with speedometer/odometer

Glad you got it figured out ! Sorry I forgot to post the link to Bobís page with speedo information.

Jim
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-27-2021, 07:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 551
Posted By Conaway2
Re: Need help with speedometer/odometer

This just happened to me - I managed to get the number stack apart - actually it was quite easy. My speedometer is a Waltham if that makes a difference.

Once I had the number wheels off, I used...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-22-2021, 09:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 416
Posted By Conaway2
Re: Bad Rear Axle bearing

Worn-out bearings usually result in noisy operation of the rear axle or wobbly rear wheels. However, there are 7 bearings in the rear axle/torque tube assembly, so some additional detail on what...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-13-2021, 07:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 614
Posted By Conaway2
Re: Does Anyone Restore Boyce Motometers ?

Thanks to al for the replies - the thermometer in my unit is non-existent, and the lenses are also gone. All else is in reasonable shape.

Thanks - JIm
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-12-2021, 09:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 614
Posted By Conaway2
Does Anyone Restore Boyce Motometers ?

I have an original that needs work....and would appreciate any leads for someone who can rebuild or restore one of these units.

Thanks - Jim
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-10-2021, 10:22 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,353
Posted By Conaway2
Re: Adding turn signals

Since it mounts with a magnet, it can go pretty much anywhere you want. I mounted mine on the far upper left of the gas tank, just under the dash rail. Itís easy to reach to operate turn signals...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-10-2021, 08:27 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,566
Posted By Conaway2
Re: Steering Box 7 tooth vs 2 Tooth vs F100

I have about 1/2Ē of play, if even that much.

JIm
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-09-2021, 11:38 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,353
Posted By Conaway2
Re: Adding turn signals

Iím very happy with the LogoLites LED turn signals. they were easy to install, subtle in appearance, but very visible in operation, and require no modification to the car.

Jim
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-09-2021, 11:34 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 667
Posted By Conaway2
Re: Where to get tough up paint?

Iíve had success having Sherwin Williams mix up gloss enamel by color matching paint chips.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-07-2021, 10:45 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,566
Posted By Conaway2
Re: Steering Box 7 tooth vs 2 Tooth vs F100

In the 50+ years I’ve owned my 1930 Model A, I’ve rebuilt the 2-tooth steering 3 times - most recently 9 months ago.

With this most recent rebuild, I replaced the sector, bearings and races. I...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-04-2021, 09:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 602
Posted By Conaway2
Re: Headlights bulbs

Agree with #7, whether you go with LEDs or not !
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-04-2021, 09:23 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,252
Posted By Conaway2
Re: Distributor dilemma

Sometimes I walk into a room and forgot why I did......
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-04-2021, 04:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 602
Posted By Conaway2
Re: Headlights bulbs

Before you change to 12V, try 6V LED headlights. If you’re changing to 12V to get brighter headlights, this might save you $’s and time.
Jim
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-01-2021, 08:28 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,281
Posted By Conaway2
Re: Are brake floaters worth it?

I installed a set of brake floaters on the front brakes years ago. They did work, but the stock front brake tracks were worn and new parts were not available then, so the floaters were an...
Forum: Model-A 03-31-2021, 11:16 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 281
Posted By Conaway2
Wanted - Rebuildable Distributor Body

Looking for a rebuildable original distributor body to be a spare for my Ď31 roadster driver.

Thanks - Jim
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-27-2021, 08:46 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,208
Posted By Conaway2
Re: Frame spreader

I recently replaced the passenger side rear motor mount with the engine in the car. Also replaced rubber pads at the same time.

I used a couple of blocks of wood inserted between bell housing and...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-26-2021, 09:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 650
Posted By Conaway2
Re: Horn Shorted. rebuild or repair??

Don’t forget to check the wiring in the horn rod in the steering wheel. It’s possible a poor connection is causing a problem. That turned out to be the problem with the horn on my A recently. BTW...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-21-2021, 08:23 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 857
Posted By Conaway2
Re: Missed vital step

Hereís the head bolt torque sequence from my engine rebuilder.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-19-2021, 01:49 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,253
Posted By Conaway2
Re: I know ... oil again ...

Several other things can cause oils leaks that appear to come from the rear of the engine. Any leaks from the oil return pipe, valve cover gasket or oil pan gasket will run toward the rear of the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-12-2021, 09:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 500
Posted By Conaway2
Re: Club Meetings Using Remote Media

Our club has been meeting via Zoom, and we’ve typically now have about 20 attendees out of a total membership of ~70. Zoom meeting attendance is about half of what our in-person attendance was...
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