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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-16-2019, 01:00 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,241
Posted By Fred S
Re: Check your fan blades

Werner,
You need to remove the water pump and fan from the engine. Sit down, and place the fan blades on your thighs with the water pump hanging down. Screw on the tool and give it a few sharp...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-16-2018, 09:13 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,144
Posted By Fred S
Re: Slow leak

I accidentally pinched a new tube while trying to install it. I took it to an old time tire place to get it patched. While the guy was working on it, I mentioned, as a kid I remembered patches being...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-02-2018, 12:11 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 6,364
Posted By Fred S
Re: Battery??

As of now, Optima's website shows their 6 volt battery is back in stock.


https://www.optimabatteries.com/en-us/redtop-starting-battery/6v
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-01-2018, 10:16 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,959
Posted By Fred S
Re: Engine and frame numbers

Dean, I think you are not understanding the original engine was replaced with another engine. That's why there are two sets of numbers on the replacement engine.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-19-2018, 09:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,448
Posted By Fred S
Re: Engine Dies

If it's original, my money is on the pigtail wire.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-08-2018, 11:30 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,066
Posted By Fred S
Re: Waiting for AAA :)

The tube is an overflow tube.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-01-2018, 11:36 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,363
Posted By Fred S
Re: Engine quit ------ Condenser overheated

A & L is a company in CT known for quality parts. They don't have a website, but their phone number is 860-693-0112 and their e-mail address is anlel@aol.com . They will mail you a catalog.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-30-2018, 04:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,440
Posted By Fred S
Re: Headlight Switch positions Swapped?

Joe,

The ground wire needs to go on the light socket. I put a ring on a ground wire, and then ran the adjusting screw for the light socket thru the ring behind the socket. Then ran the wire thru...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-17-2017, 11:10 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,145
Posted By Fred S
Re: Mechanical Questions

I've been thinking about this, and I now think it is wrong. I think the reason for the indexing is so the camshaft is in the correct position, in relation to the timing dimple. It's been awhile since...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-17-2017, 05:53 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,145
Posted By Fred S
Re: Mechanical Questions

If you're talking about the rectangular cam nut, the vendors sell a tool that fits it. Otherwise, the vendors sell a modern nut that can be tightened with a large socket.

I believe the cam gear is...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-10-2017, 01:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,091
Posted By Fred S
Re: Dad's Birthday

My Dad bought a 1930 Model A coupe used, in 1933. He and his cousin drove it from Columbus, OH to the Chicago Worlds Fair in 1934. He passed away in 2007, before I got my 1930 coupe. I'd love to ask...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-09-2017, 10:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,091
Posted By Fred S
Re: Dad's Birthday

Cool Sears house! I grew up in Columbus, OH and my Dad was born in 1912. He once showed me a house in our neighborhood that was a Sears house. Over the years, it was expanded with an addition, and...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-04-2017, 12:40 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,967
Posted By Fred S
Re: Turn Signal Indicator Lamp

Thanks Bruce, I meant diodes and said resistors. I corrected the post. I had to use diodes to keep the circuits separate.

Fred
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-03-2017, 11:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,079
Posted By Fred S
Re: Fuel Gauge

The aluminium tool I bought around a year ago, worked fine for me and also for a friend i loaned to. I did have to hold pressure against it, towards the firewall. Possibly the nuts weren't on as...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-03-2017, 10:47 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 12,159
Posted By Fred S
Re: How much Marvel Mystery Oil per tank?

Ounce markings are on the side of the U S sold bottles. I'd expect similar markings for other countries.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-03-2017, 09:21 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 12,600
Posted By Fred S
Re: Do any of you smell a rat here?

I saw I nice Model A on Ebay. One picture showed the car with a cornfield in the background. i drove to see the car. About 3 days later, I saw the same picture on a Model A's for sale website. It had...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-03-2017, 08:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 877
Posted By Fred S
Re: 1931 Instrument panel light

This doesn't answer your question, but it will at least bring the question back to the top.

If you are running 6 volts and would like a less bright and hot instrument panel light, try a 12 volt...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-03-2017, 07:48 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,355
Posted By Fred S
Re: Car cuts off for unknown reason

[QUOTE=Jacksonlll;1560147]IF you have a fuse holder on the st
after, by pass the stupid rivets. They are bad news. Put an in-line fuse in its place.
/QUOTE]

I changed to an inline, but I hid it...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-03-2017, 07:35 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,967
Posted By Fred S
Re: Turn Signal Indicator Lamp

I tried 2 different 3 pronged flashers. Maybe not enough tries. But even though the light was out, when the beeper was added, it showed some current was still sneaking thru, even though not enough to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-03-2017, 05:58 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,355
Posted By Fred S
Re: Car cuts off for unknown reason

Shortly after I got my car, it started running roughly on my first overnight tour, on the way to our first destination. Friends thought it was a distributor problem. One offered to let me borrow his...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-03-2017, 05:17 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,967
Posted By Fred S
Re: Turn Signal Indicator Lamp

Mine is a Signal Stat also, running on 6 volts. The pilot light is on the stalk. When I wired it correctly using the P spade from the flasher, the light is off when it should be, and flashes when it...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-11-2017, 09:31 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 12,912
Posted By Fred S
Re: ford barn find

I'd take the radiator shell out of the pile and put it some place safe, so it doesn't get scratched.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-06-2017, 11:07 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,729
Posted By Fred S
Re: TZ Bridge - Last car over attempt

That is so cool! Congratulations Seth!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-31-2017, 10:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,661
Posted By Fred S
Re: Hurricane Harvey Barners

I was lucky, I didn't flood. I know several people who did.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-22-2017, 05:50 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 9,912
Posted By Fred S
Re: What did you do working on you Model A today

I charged my battery by driving the car to a car club BBQ.
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