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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-19-2022, 06:47 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 779
Posted By 1crosscut
Re: Distributor

I've got a 100% solution. Pull the distributor out once a year and wipe down the shaft with engine oil.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-17-2022, 12:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 425
Posted By 1crosscut
Re: 1928 Model A Carb and timing.

Next time when you have it set at top dead center put a small dot of white paint on the top edge of the crank pulley. In the future the dot will let you know when you are getting close to the dimple...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-13-2022, 07:59 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 867
Posted By 1crosscut
Re: Foaming coolant under heavy load, bad head gasket?

Test the coolant for combustion gases. There are simple test kits available here at auto parts stores that are pretty inexpensive. I would think that they would be available there.
It is a liquid...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-13-2022, 04:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 189
Posted By 1crosscut
Re: AA alignment and lug torque

I set my AA the same as a Model A.
As for the lug nuts snug them up good and tight and check them after a few miles of driving.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-09-2022, 05:34 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 211
Posted By 1crosscut
Re: AA Worm Drive

There is a square head plug on the rear of the worm drive just below the mid point. Fill until it just reaches the level of this hole. The action of the gears will pull the oil to the top of the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-07-2022, 06:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 345
Posted By 1crosscut
Re: Checking oil/dipstick insertion

Sort of a side note but I add a small o-ring on my dip stick. Rests up against the engine when the dip stick is fully seated. Keeps the engine a wee bit cleaner.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-07-2022, 06:52 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,473
Posted By 1crosscut
Re: Backfire, I'm running out of ideas...

I agree with Nkaminar.
Switch out the carburetor. If it gets better then the problem is there. Check to make sure that one of the old gaskets on the main jet or cap jet didn't get inadvertently left...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-05-2022, 07:26 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,412
Posted By 1crosscut
Re: Lower half of radiator stays cold while driving

I've always found the the passenger side #1 cylinder area is the quickest to warm and the heat generally soaks through the head from that point back to the rear.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-05-2022, 07:20 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,047
Posted By 1crosscut
Re: Fan Blade

Okay Lenny I'm going to put my two cents in.

Did you have a problem with your engine running too hot? Many old and original radiators that look crusty do just fine and cool well. Don't be in too...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-05-2022, 06:53 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,493
Posted By 1crosscut
Re: Laminated Timing Gear

Using the hand crank is a necessary step in the timing of a Model A. His using the hand crank will not have damaged the timing gear.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-03-2022, 12:04 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,412
Posted By 1crosscut
Re: Lower half of radiator stays cold while driving

In your first post you wrote that the timing was spot on and was checked with a timing light. However problems like this are often caused by the timing being off. How about giving it a go setting the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-31-2022, 04:48 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,412
Posted By 1crosscut
Re: Lower half of radiator stays cold while driving

I think it would be helpful for us to know that actual temperature of the coolant when you drive it. Use a thermometer like the one I posted a picture of in post #11.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-29-2022, 07:15 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,412
Posted By 1crosscut
Re: Lower half of radiator stays cold while driving

Stick a dial meat thermometer directly into the coolant to get accurate temperature readings. Let us know what you are seeing.
The I.R. units are okay for a general idea of temp but the probe in the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-27-2022, 12:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 716
Posted By 1crosscut
Re: I Need Help Please with some repair advice

Um,... if you have smoke coming out of the distributor it needs more than the timing reset. You need to pull that distributor apart to see what is going on.

A fuse block mounted at the starter...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-24-2022, 06:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 678
Posted By 1crosscut
Re: Noisy transmission

I would venture that one of the cluster gear bearings has gone bad.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-21-2022, 06:17 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 768
Posted By 1crosscut
Re: Water Inlet Leak

Sure it's not the hose leaking?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-09-2022, 04:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 635
Posted By 1crosscut
Re: Which head gasket for the standard engine?

I think that warming it up and then allowing it to cool overnight with coolant in the engine before torqueing again is an excellent way for coolant to seep in between the gasket and block/head. I...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-09-2022, 04:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 673
Posted By 1crosscut
Re: Overheating

Alan you need to know for sure if your engine is overheating or not. Get a cheap dial meat thermometer and place it directly into the coolant to get a temperature reading.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-06-2022, 08:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,969
Posted By 1crosscut
Re: Warford Information

Glad that it was helpful.
Hope you will be on the road with yours soon.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-04-2022, 09:33 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,189
Posted By 1crosscut
Re: Modern "New" Head Gasket...Opinion Please

Jim torque to 55lbs and torque often until it settles in and stays at 55lbs. Torqueing only a couple three times sets you up for a head gasket failure.

You can over torque (going over 55lbs) but...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-04-2022, 02:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 479
Posted By 1crosscut
Re: Radiator cap

You may need to cut an additional gasket out of an innertube and add it under your existing gasket to get a tight fit. You should not have any water escaping from the radiator cap.

As far as the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-03-2022, 09:08 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,788
Posted By 1crosscut
Re: Chasing a chirp

I think that you may be on the right track based on what I found recently on an engine that I was working on for a friend.
The engine was a relatively fresh rebuild with probably less than 1000...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-02-2022, 01:02 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,788
Posted By 1crosscut
Re: Chasing a chirp

Any update on finding the chirp?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-25-2022, 08:28 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,205
Posted By 1crosscut
Re: Trying to loosen a seized engine

Glad you have the paper work for it. Most times it is missing.
I didn't think it looked to be rebuilt based on the picture showing the oil grooves in the #1 rod. In the picture it looks as if it...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-25-2022, 07:05 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,205
Posted By 1crosscut
Re: Trying to loosen a seized engine

Less expensive to do it yourself if you have the tools and the knowledge.
It does need to come apart not only to clean it but to check clearances etc...
To me it doesn't look like it has been...
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