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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 11:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 185
Posted By CWPASADENA
Re: Fuel/air mixture and engine temperature

STINGRAY 70, You are correct. The GAV does effect the AFR at all speeds except idle.

Also, when pulling a long hill, richening the mixture slightly will increase power a little and lower the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 10:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 203
Posted By CWPASADENA
Re: Replacing typical rust areas on the 1930 Model A truck

I have both but use TIG. but what ever type of welder you are using, you need to know how to weld in panels and not cause a lot of additional problems.

Chris W.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 12:02 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 559
Posted By CWPASADENA
Re: 30 Coupe Cooling question

I think you may have a bad head gasket or a crack in the head. Combustion can find its way into the coolant without coolant leaking into the cylinders. I would check for CO in the coolant. Very quick...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-02-2021, 11:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 376
Posted By CWPASADENA
Re: Fuel pump installation suggestions

I would strongly suggest you also install an inertia switch in case you have an accident. In the case of an accident, you want the fuel pump to automatically shut off. Modern cars with electric fuel...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-01-2021, 10:53 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 703
Posted By CWPASADENA
Re: Fuel adjustment system question...

You are on the right track. The needle must be able to be screwed in to the point that the needle will seat completely in the orifice and completely shut off the fuel from passing thru the orifice. ...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-28-2021, 11:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 643
Posted By CWPASADENA
Re: Battery warmer

42 degrees is not considered really cold. I think you have other issues, either something draining the battery or a bad battery.

I drove a Model A to collage in Missouri and it always sat...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-28-2021, 11:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 599
Posted By CWPASADENA
Re: Model A Trader Magazine

I have also noticed the same thing about Hemming's. A lot fewer cars for sale. Lots of other "fluff" but fewer cars.

I wonder, are people are having better luck selling their cars elsewhere?
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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-28-2021, 11:26 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,595
Posted By CWPASADENA
Re: Mitchell Overdrive

I definitely would install another Mitchell. I like the way they work and shift and you can use them as a "Gear Splitter" which can be very helpful when driving in the mountains. I have done a lot of...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-28-2021, 11:17 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 566
Posted By CWPASADENA
Re: 29 Model A no spark on 2-4

I would replace the points with better quality.

These look as they may be of a "Foreign" manufacturer (China?). If so, they have very little to no tungsten on them and they will keep corroding and...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-19-2021, 12:20 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 899
Posted By CWPASADENA
Re: Compression test results, opinions please.

If I you were able to confirm that it was rings and everything else is OK, I would drive it a while longer before I would take it apart and re-ring it. The engine does not have that many miles and...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-19-2021, 12:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 333
Posted By CWPASADENA
Re: Assembly of steering column

A little sealer on the gaskets is fine. I like to use Gasgacinch for this particular application.

Chris W.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-19-2021, 12:08 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,042
Posted By CWPASADENA
Re: Oil Leak Troubleshooting

From the pictures, it appears that most if not all the leak is from the return pipe. I would start with removing just the return pipe and re-seal it and see what happens. There is one bolt in the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-17-2021, 10:53 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 899
Posted By CWPASADENA
Re: Compression test results, opinions please.

I would expect the numbers should be closer. You may want to do a leak down test which may give you additional information. I am a little concerned with #3 and #4 cylinders both being low and having...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-15-2021, 11:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 433
Posted By CWPASADENA
Re: Good Start!

When I was in college, I didn't have any money and my '30 Tudor was my only transportation. I broke a fan belt and needed to wait until pay day from my part time job to buy a new one. I knew the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-15-2021, 11:37 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,101
Posted By CWPASADENA
Re: Firewall welding

You can drain the gas and put dry ice in it. The CO2 from the evaporating dry ice will displace any oxygen in the tank and there will be nothing to ignite. Along with the sheet metal barrier between...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-14-2021, 11:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 614
Posted By CWPASADENA
Re: Clutch pedal question

I have seen trunions worn worse than this and still function.

Turn the trunion around so the pedal rides on the un-worn side, grease it up real good and put it back together. It will last another...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-14-2021, 11:15 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,319
Posted By CWPASADENA
Re: Temperature Gauge

Fuel pressure gauges that go from 0 to 15 psi are quite common and should not be expensive. They will work fine for oil pressure.

Chris W.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-13-2021, 11:02 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,441
Posted By CWPASADENA
Re: Failed Experiment

Charles Lindberg almost lost the Spirit of St Louis when flying from San Diego to New York to start his non stop flight to Paris. He was crossing the Rocky Mountains and flying the plane at this high...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-13-2021, 10:29 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,138
Posted By CWPASADENA
Re: penrite lube

In a lot of cases, the 600W will leak out, Penrite and other thicker lubes do not.

Chris W.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-13-2021, 12:11 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 733
Posted By CWPASADENA
Re: Head Gasket Leak - Show & Tell

I also agree that this is not the gasket to use. They have been troublesome sense they were first available.

I agree with what Nkanimar is saying, this is the gasket and procedure I use with very...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-13-2021, 12:04 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,124
Posted By CWPASADENA
Re: lincon brakes

I also agree with Chris,

However if you want even better mechanical brakes, find yourself a set of '32 -'34 front brakes, rebuild and install them in place of the Model A brakes. They bolt right...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-12-2021, 10:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 535
Posted By CWPASADENA
Re: Dash Panel question

All the gas gauges are interchangeable.

Chris W.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-10-2021, 11:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 549
Posted By CWPASADENA
Re: door pin removal

I used one of the heavy duty hinge pin removal tools I think I got from Bert's in Colorado. It has 2 heavy duty cross bars and 2 big bolts that go thru them. It is a little awkward to use but it will...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-10-2021, 11:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 403
Posted By CWPASADENA
Re: Front Brake operating pin

The late '31 Model A's had a Model A front end. The '32 was a completely different chassis and the brake rods did not run on the outside of the frame rails but went from each corner under the frame...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-10-2021, 11:05 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,244
Posted By CWPASADENA
Re: Pics for your review/ comment.

I just was looking at the how they cut the oil groves. I know the Model A blocks originally did not have the oil groves extending all the way onto the thrust surface which I always thought was to...
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