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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-29-2020, 01:44 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 13,248
Posted By 31pickup650
Re: 1931 Pickup Journal

After a hiatus from working on the truck, I got it up on some jack stands and started looking at the brakes and front axle. There was a ton of play in the kingpins and also pretty poor wear on the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-09-2020, 03:50 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 13,248
Posted By 31pickup650
Re: 1931 Pickup Journal

While being at home a lot more now, I started doing some work on the truck for the first time since 2016 to get it running better.

I started off last month getting a new battery and draining the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-09-2020, 01:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 275
Posted By 31pickup650
Re: U-Joint Inspection for Vibration

Yeah, the nut holding the u-joint was tight. Iíll look at the torque tube bearing next. Thanks.


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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-09-2020, 01:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 275
Posted By 31pickup650
U-Joint Inspection for Vibration

https://youtu.be/KGXtCB5AoG8

This seems like way too much side to side play in the u-joint based on what Iíve seen with more modern parts. It is still pretty tight when purely twisting the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-07-2020, 12:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,212
Posted By 31pickup650
Re: Mounting new tires on freshly painted wheels

I did this and it worked great.


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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-31-2020, 07:00 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,266
Posted By 31pickup650
Re: Compression Test Results

Alright, update on the situation. I gave it a pretty thorough Seafoam treatment and that seemed to help a little. It wasn't missing driving it in second gear down my little road like it did...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-28-2020, 08:36 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,266
Posted By 31pickup650
Re: Compression Test Results

Yes, WOT. Poured some Seafoam into the gas. Hopefully that helps. Will idle it and maybe try again today.


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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-28-2020, 08:01 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,266
Posted By 31pickup650
Re: Compression Test Results

I forgot to have the other plugs out as I did the compression test. Re-did it and the results are slightly better, but still low: 46/44/36/46. Sorry about that. I guess overhaul of some kind...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-27-2020, 04:01 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,266
Posted By 31pickup650
Re: Compression Test Results

The red wire off the + side of the ignition coil runs into the cab under the dash. Battery is connected + side to the chassis ground.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-27-2020, 01:35 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,266
Posted By 31pickup650
Re: Compression Test Results

After looking at the ignition coil, the coil wire sheathing is pretty work out and breaking off in a couple spots. Maybe another issue? I will try to grab a video of the car running to maybe help...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-27-2020, 01:34 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,266
Posted By 31pickup650
Re: Compression Test Results

The car wasn't running so well when I put it away. I may need to try some of the Seaform type stuff in the fuel. Pretty sure I have a can sitting around.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-27-2020, 01:30 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,266
Posted By 31pickup650
Re: Compression Test Results

I drained out the old gas and cleaned out the carb and made sure everything was clear and didn't have any blockages. I have a 6 volt coil with a new 6 volt battery. For the coil, the side marked...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-27-2020, 12:45 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,266
Posted By 31pickup650
Compression Test Results

I have been trying to get my A going again after a few years of sitting around. It ran okay in the fall of 2015, but the following spring/summer, it was having issues going up anything but flat road...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-09-2016, 06:09 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 8,728
Posted By 31pickup650
Re: My 1929 Closed Cab Pickup Project

Nice pictures. Looks like a fun project.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-15-2016, 08:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,344
Posted By 31pickup650
Re: Sediment Bowl/Fuel Line Question

Update: Re-did the line and shortened up the first section so it looks like msmaron's and then made one large radius smooth bend to the front of the Model B carb. I drained the fuel tank while doing...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-13-2016, 12:46 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 13,248
Posted By 31pickup650
Re: 1931 Pickup Journal

John, I used used 30 weight non-detergent oil for that reason. I plan to do the pan pretty soon. It will be before I start driving it again and after getting the fuel and radiator all sorted.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-12-2016, 07:31 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 13,248
Posted By 31pickup650
Re: 1931 Pickup Journal

I gave a quick flush with just a hose and bucket while I work on another contraption. Got a lot of murky water and debris. Ran the hose through the upper hose until the water ran clear. Then...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-12-2016, 07:28 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 13,248
Posted By 31pickup650
Re: 1931 Pickup Journal

John, I changed the oil and need to replace the pan gasket and will be cleaning the pan when I do that. I have seen that video and it is crazy!






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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-11-2016, 02:53 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 13,248
Posted By 31pickup650
Re: 1931 Pickup Journal

What's the best way to flush the block? I have to imagine it's as bad in there as it was in the radiator. I was going to run distilled water with Redline Water Wetter.


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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-11-2016, 02:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,344
Posted By 31pickup650
Re: Sediment Bowl/Fuel Line Question

Thanks for the picture. I will bend up a new section with a smoother bend. Do you think that could have caused the backfiring while in third year? Carb bowl not fully refilling quickly enough?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-11-2016, 12:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,344
Posted By 31pickup650
Sediment Bowl/Fuel Line Question

Guys and gals, are the bends too tight on the fuel line I used here between the carb and the sediment bowl? I will bend a new one with a smoother bend if you guys think it is an issue. Thanks!
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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-11-2016, 12:50 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 13,248
Posted By 31pickup650
Re: 1931 Pickup Journal

I replaced the spark plugs with some hotter ones. I went with Champion W16Y I bought on
After taking it for a spin, I still had bad overheating problems. I pulled the radiator to swap the spare I...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-11-2016, 12:46 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 13,248
Posted By 31pickup650
Re: 1931 Pickup Journal

I have been doing some work on the truck recently. I replaced the tires that had a date code from 1943 with some fresh Goodyears:
...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-12-2015, 07:22 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 13,248
Posted By 31pickup650
Re: 1931 Pickup Journal

Another topic, I have been trying to flush out the radiator and it comes out looking like this:

http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/10/12/606f51560c39d740f1d8d0e9c962b91e.jpg

I have distilled...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-12-2015, 07:19 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 13,248
Posted By 31pickup650
Re: 1931 Pickup Journal

I am not sure if I have an unregulated generator or not. Should I replace the bulbs and see how it goes or is there a good way to test the connections to see if there is a bad connection? They worked...
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