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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-01-2021, 08:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 545
Posted By Jacksonlll
Re: Shorting pitman arm

Your turning radius will increase. You may not like it.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-30-2021, 01:44 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 638
Posted By Jacksonlll
Re: Hot Dipstick

Our club was on an expressway run for about 30 miles. We stopped to check our oil, and no one could touch their dipstick.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-28-2021, 02:15 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 772
Posted By Jacksonlll
Re: Blown fuse

The wiring in an A is very simple. Not much to it. Find the short and fix it. Enjoy that beautiful car.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-27-2021, 10:55 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 795
Posted By Jacksonlll
Re: Broken clutch arm

When you put on the beefed up arm, be sure you get full range and you can connect the linkage without interference. We had to grind a bit to get things to fit. Good luck. Should not be a hard job.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-26-2021, 10:35 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 772
Posted By Jacksonlll
Re: Blown fuse

It's not a lose connection, it is a short to ground.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-26-2021, 09:01 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 772
Posted By Jacksonlll
Re: Blown fuse

Find the short and fix it. A good visual check might show where it is. Wiggle everything you can reach. Could be fuse the holder, probably a wire rubbing on the edge of some metal. Try all the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-20-2021, 05:23 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 797
Posted By Jacksonlll
Re: 2 Tooth Steering Sector

Better change the worm gear also. The wear is in the center of the worm and a new sector won't fix it. When you adjust the new sector teeth down to the worn worm in the center, it will bind when...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-20-2021, 05:16 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 416
Posted By Jacksonlll
Re: Left rear wheel blocked briefly?

I assume that you arced the shoes to the drums when you put the new lining on.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-19-2021, 06:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,282
Posted By Jacksonlll
Re: Losing Power at High Speeds

Make sure the spring force is still strong on the point arm. If broken, the arm will float. We had one like this. I opened the points with my finger and there was very little spring force. Good luck.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-19-2021, 03:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 416
Posted By Jacksonlll
Re: Left rear wheel blocked briefly?

Check the wheel where it touches the drum. I had a welded wheel and when I torqued the lug nuts, it would warp the drum and cause a drag. there was a small proud bit of weld on the surface that would...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-19-2021, 03:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 416
Posted By Jacksonlll
Re: Left rear wheel blocked briefly?

Another thing to check if for witness marks on the drum and backing plate. You might find rub marks.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-19-2021, 03:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 416
Posted By Jacksonlll
Re: Left rear wheel blocked briefly?

Better make sure the hang up is not in the differential. Turn the axle without the wheel on.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-18-2021, 06:41 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,282
Posted By Jacksonlll
Re: Losing Power at High Speeds

A common problem it with the fuel line that goes into a zenith carb. If the ferrule is set back from the end of the tube, it lets the tube go in too far and press against the screen. This only lets a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-15-2021, 07:56 AM
Replies: 28
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Views: 912
Posted By Jacksonlll
Re: Hi

An 11 year old young man just joined our club. He is the neighbor of a member and is fired up about the A. His folks go along with it. He can’t wait to get one. Very nice kid and I showed him in...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-12-2021, 11:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 489
Posted By Jacksonlll
Re: Horn repair

Any voltage drop is a problem for the horn motor.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-12-2021, 11:54 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,250
Posted By Jacksonlll
Re: Engine dies

You were right to check for a manifold leak. Get it running around idle speed and spray some starter fluid around the carb flange and intake to engine.
Next time it dies, try to start it, then...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-10-2021, 05:48 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,336
Posted By Jacksonlll
Re: Head puller For the model A

I hope you have already tried using 6 putty knives of various sizes and a few screw drivers' Just drive then in from the corners and other placed you can slide them in. It will come off. The wide...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-08-2021, 09:03 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 627
Posted By Jacksonlll
Re: New tires

Call Universal Tire.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-07-2021, 06:31 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,328
Posted By Jacksonlll
Re: Clutch Issue - Need Help Please

I wonder if his actuation lever has partially failed. Did the travel of that throw out brg look right to you guys?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-07-2021, 07:42 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,328
Posted By Jacksonlll
Re: Clutch Issue - Need Help Please

Put it in third gear and with the clutch pedal to the floor, have your buddies give it a good push. Forward or backward. Good safe way to try first. Good luck and drive that car.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-07-2021, 05:38 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 473
Posted By Jacksonlll
Re: Newbie question

Just move the seat forward. That usually works. You are about to have an awful lot of fun with that car. You picked the right one.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-01-2021, 02:43 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 216
Posted By Jacksonlll
Michigan Roundup Aug 12,13,14

I think you can still sign up. Contact Oakleaf. We have cars coming from Ind, Oh, West V, V, and Wisc. Covid is over and we are all set. It's a week before the Dream Cruise and our hotel is a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-01-2021, 05:13 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 987
Posted By Jacksonlll
Re: No compression but starts and drives???

Do the old thumb trick. Take a plug out, stick your thumb in the hole and turn the engine over. Probably your gage. Have fun with that car.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-30-2021, 12:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 495
Posted By Jacksonlll
Re: Engine mounts

I like the soft mounts, but I think they might contribute to the fatigue failure between the radiator inlet and the top tank. That’s a common failure and that upper hose is very stiff. Just a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-30-2021, 05:35 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,330
Posted By Jacksonlll
Re: Can somebody shed some light as to what these people are thinking?

In south Louisiana, when I was 15 I had a '29 roadster and me and my buddies would take it out and try to get it stuck. What fun. We always made it back. Fun in 1950.
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