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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-06-2020, 08:56 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,357
Posted By DannL
Re: Car fails to acheave high speed

I will have to look into this accelerator throw thing. I've had this exact problem since the day I bought the car. Changed everything. I can get the 40 on a downgrade . . . sometimes.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-03-2020, 01:10 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,791
Posted By DannL
Re: timing light

lf I was avoiding work I wouldn't own a 90 year old car. Ha!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-30-2020, 08:33 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,791
Posted By DannL
Re: timing light

I prefer adjusting the timing using a timing light. I use a separate 12 volt battery for the light. I add a mark on the pully and a wire pointer taped to a c-clamp. Works great.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-14-2020, 08:18 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,368
Posted By DannL
Re: Starter . . . Rebuild or Rebuilt?

Finished my starter shortly after making the initial post. Replaced just about everything. Coils, brushes, button, and switch. Very pleased with the results.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-09-2020, 10:02 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,138
Posted By DannL
Re: Zenith Carb Leak Puzzle

I've been battling the dreaded "drip" for a year. 2 different carburetors, first a Tillotson and now a Zenith 2. Three shut-off valves. Shims in the carb, etc. Cold weather is worse than hot. When...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-06-2020, 08:13 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 857
Posted By DannL
Re: Fuel Line, Shut-Off Valve to Firewall: Why Made Of Hard Steel?

I suspect thermal exspansion was a concern when designing long tubes which will be exposed to varying temps and carrying fuel. Brass and Aluminum would not be my first choice. For a short time I used...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-29-2020, 10:35 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,371
Posted By DannL
Re: "The Eviscerator". Is this OT? Or Almost OT? Or Right On The Money?

I love it. Can't be any worse than being run over by my Model A. You would die a very very slow and agonizing death, from dripping oil and hot radiator fluid. At least with the Eviscerator you could...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-29-2020, 08:26 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 618
Posted By DannL
Re: New Cut-Out Relay . . . Not so good.

I had replaced all of the wiring in the car with modern braided copper in the spring. The curcuit the runs from the battery and ends up at the relay was beefed up to the next larger guage. Then the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-28-2020, 08:21 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 618
Posted By DannL
Re: New Cut-Out Relay . . . Not so good.

My desire to stay with an original style relay, overwhelmed my sense of safety. The shorted relay completely discharged the fully charged battery without burning it up. Having just worked on the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-27-2020, 11:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 618
Posted By DannL
New Cut-Out Relay . . . Not so good.

Learned, for the most part, why this import relay (Taiwan) stuck closed. The relay contacts are not parallel or square to each other. In fact, they're not even directly in line with one another. This...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-19-2020, 06:36 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,746
Posted By DannL
Re: Begging to be a hot rod.

Well, the culprit was not the starter after all. Although this last adventure accentuated the starter as getting ready to fail, it's now in the middle of being rebuilt. The problem was the new...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-18-2020, 10:07 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 768
Posted By DannL
Re: Model a instruction book

I carry a pdf version of a 1928 copy of the instruction manual on my phone. It is also a Form 1940.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-17-2020, 07:53 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 388
Posted By DannL
Starter Field Insulator. . . . location?

In my starter there appears to be just one field coil insulator. Is there a proper location where the insulator should reside? Or is the insulator properly installed as depicted in the picture?
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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-17-2020, 04:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 374
Posted By DannL
Starter windings . . . a Look-See

I don't know what I was expecting to see, but here's a look at the windings from a rebuild I'm attempting.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-17-2020, 10:13 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 725
Posted By DannL
Coating the armature . . .

Any thoughts on what product would be suitable to coat the amature of a starter and/or generator (excluding the commutator of course). Polyurethane? Shellac?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-17-2020, 10:03 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,368
Posted By DannL
Re: Starter . . . Rebuild or Rebuilt?

I learned my lesson with those screws. If you hit the impact screwdriver too hard the downward thrust defeats the spin. Spent about an hour learning that. Now I can beat the tar out out anything and...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-16-2020, 10:18 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,172
Posted By DannL
Re: Trying Something Different For Heat

Here's another option . . .
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-16-2020, 07:23 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,368
Posted By DannL
Re: Starter . . . Rebuild or Rebuilt?

Thanks. It took an impact screwdriver to loosen the coil screws. Never had the need for one till now. What a bear. Was ready to drill them out when they started to turn. Will try replacing coils,...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-16-2020, 02:01 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,368
Posted By DannL
Starter . . . Rebuild or Rebuilt?

Looks like it had plenty of moisture at one time. Sometimes it works . . . and somtimes she don't.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-16-2020, 12:20 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,746
Posted By DannL
Re: Begging to be a hot rod.

Sounds like a idea. Thowing good money after bad can become an addiction. I sense that 99.9 percent of the forum members agree. ;-) Did you have to cut out firewall to make her fit?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-16-2020, 10:44 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,746
Posted By DannL
Re: Begging to be a hot rod.

The actual cause of the original post was never resolved. Replaced the new distributor cable with another. Drove it maybe three times and then the starter craps out. The crank hole is not aligned...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-15-2020, 07:24 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,746
Posted By DannL
Re: Begging to be a hot rod.

The starter wouldn't start when it was in the car. Took it out and fired up on the ground and it works fine. Dismantled the contact and this is what I got. A lot of missing copper.


PS. Then it...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-15-2020, 06:53 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,746
Posted By DannL
Re: Begging to be a hot rod.

This last spring I wired the entire car with new wiring and in that process I thought about adding a big fuse block for all the different circuits in the car. But ultimately I removed the block...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-15-2020, 06:03 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,746
Posted By DannL
Re: Begging to be a hot rod.

Well I can say for certain is that the starter no workee. It must have drained the battery while I was at work. The starter is the only component in the car I haven't been able to examine thoroughly,...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-15-2020, 08:21 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,746
Posted By DannL
Re: Begging to be a hot rod.

Will AAA make the car more reliable? ;-)
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