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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-08-2022, 08:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 367
Posted By doug.nichols
Re: Starter Switch Stuck

The starter that stuck was an old unit of unknown origin. I have replaced it with a new unit from Bert's and so far so good.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-08-2022, 07:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 367
Posted By doug.nichols
Re: Starter Switch Stuck

My son reminded me of the sequence of events. I misled everyone. The negative battery connection was not removed, we freed the starter switch by tapping on it. However, we still don't understand how...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-08-2022, 04:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 367
Posted By doug.nichols
Starter Switch Stuck

I have a cut off switch in the positive wire between the battery and starter switch (12v neg ground). My starter stuck and did not respond to pulling the fuse or turning the shut off switch to the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-06-2022, 09:10 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,029
Posted By doug.nichols
Re: Bad Case of the White Smoke

I really like that idea...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-27-2021, 11:34 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 598
Posted By doug.nichols
Re: Model A Christmas

Picture attached
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-26-2021, 07:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 598
Posted By doug.nichols
Talking Model A Christmas

You know you have raised your son right when he gives you a Model no parking sign and vintage snap-on socket driver, which he restored, for Christmas. :)
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-28-2021, 03:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 502
Posted By doug.nichols
Re: Throttle Bracket Rubbing

The majority of evidence suggests that the car is a mid to late 1928.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-28-2021, 01:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 502
Posted By doug.nichols
Re: Throttle Bracket Rubbing

Old Ugly

Thanks, I came to a similar conclusion. I emailed Bert's to see what they have on the shelf, but am ok with grinding/filing if I need to.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-28-2021, 12:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 502
Posted By doug.nichols
Throttle Bracket Rubbing

Just finishing an engine swap. Got to looking at the throttle bracket. The arm that holds the pedal rubs against the upright to its left when fully depressed. See pictures attached. At close...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-23-2021, 01:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 837
Posted By doug.nichols
Re: Head Label

No markings on the lip below the water jacket. Compression is around 50. So, unlikely that this is a high compression head.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-22-2021, 03:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 837
Posted By doug.nichols
Re: Head Label

I don't actually know...never been off the engine during my ownership.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-21-2021, 08:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 837
Posted By doug.nichols
Question Head Label

Does anyone have a guess as the origin of the head shown in the attached picture? One stamping/label says "MADE N U.S.A" and the other one says "2-28-33".

Thanks:
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-31-2021, 01:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 760
Posted By doug.nichols
Smile Throttle Bracket Shims

In watching the Diablo A's DVD on removing and installing an engine, it mentions that the throttle bracket that bolts to the back of the bell housing has "shims". Can anyone tell me more about those...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-06-2021, 10:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 685
Posted By doug.nichols
Re: Oil in intake ports

old ugly, I have not opened things up far enough yet to answer your question...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-04-2021, 04:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 685
Posted By doug.nichols
Re: Oil in intake ports

thanks rodrelic
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-04-2021, 01:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 685
Posted By doug.nichols
Question Oil in intake ports

I am taking parts of my existing engine in preparation for the delivery of a new long block. Babbitt bearings took a poop. In removing the manifolds, I noticed oil in the intake ports. What might...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-09-2021, 03:36 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,539
Posted By doug.nichols
Re: How to store a carburetor

Thanks Rotor. Sounds like a good plan.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-09-2021, 01:17 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,539
Posted By doug.nichols
How to store a carburetor

I have ordered a replacement block and will be pulling my existing engine in preparation for delivery of the new unit. What is the best way to store the carburetor for a couple of months so it...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-12-2021, 01:49 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,395
Posted By doug.nichols
Re: Knock/Bearing Bits

At the risk of opening a can of worms..

If I was to consider a short or long block from one of the engine shops that get good reviews on this web site, what are the opinions out there about...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-10-2021, 06:21 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,395
Posted By doug.nichols
Re: Knock/Bearing Bits

J Franklin:

If I could find someone qualified and "local", I would go that route...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-10-2021, 10:28 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,395
Posted By doug.nichols
Re: Knock/Bearing Bits

Bob:

I had that way in the back of my mind but not sure if I am smart enough to put together all the parts and pieces...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-08-2021, 05:09 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,395
Posted By doug.nichols
Re: Knock/Bearing Bits

Thanks to all.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-07-2021, 07:19 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,395
Posted By doug.nichols
Question Knock/Bearing Bits

Hello folks,

Trudy developed an engine noise that met Les Andrew's characteristics of a rod knock. I dropped the pan to adjust bearing clearances (my first time). The good news was that there...
Forum: Model-A 07-16-2021, 05:56 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 321
Posted By doug.nichols
Model A Oil Pump Retainer Tool

Looking for the tool that is used to retain the oil pump when removing the oil pan.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-16-2021, 03:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 712
Posted By doug.nichols
Smile Battery Terminal Multiplier

I am looking for some kind of gadget that would allow me to attach multiple wires to the negative pole of my 12v battery without just stacking them on the bolt that holds the ground wire to the...
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