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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-28-2021, 10:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 262
Posted By Will N
Re: Wheel Size regarding Radials

I've read that when people started collecting and restoring Model A's in significant numbers back in the '50s, 19 and 21 inch tires were not being manufactured any longer. Restorers had no choice...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-17-2021, 11:41 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 676
Posted By Will N
Re: Can't get engine to idle down

This makes no sense. It's not possible for the throttle plate to be closed and to have the engine running at full throttle. Does your friend know which way to turn the throttle to close it versus...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-16-2021, 10:44 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 478
Posted By Will N
Re: gas gauge float replacement

Good chance of breaking the wire by working it back and forth like that.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-11-2021, 11:07 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 761
Posted By Will N
Re: Gas seepage at steering column

Thanks to all for your suggestions!
Forum: Model T (1909-1927) 02-10-2021, 11:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 213
Posted By Will N
Re: 1923 roadster running bad need help

Maybe check for a vacuum leak at the intake manifold. I imaging you remove the manifolds when the head was removed. Did you use a new manifold gasket? Did you tighten the nuts down nice a tight?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-10-2021, 11:51 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 761
Posted By Will N
Gas seepage at steering column

Anyone have any suggestions for a quick fix for some slight seepage of gas where the steering column fastens to the gas tank? I know, I shouldn't mess with a gas leak, and I should pull the tank and...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-08-2021, 12:18 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 797
Posted By Will N
Re: Front wheel bearing grease caps?

The center section of the wheel seals up tight against the brake drum, and the hubcap covers the exposed area of the outer bearing. It's not a perfect seal, but hey, nothing on the Model A is a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-08-2021, 12:11 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,431
Posted By Will N
Re: Failed Experiment

Interesting thoughts in this thread. Not to hijack it, but to add to the conversation, for the standard Zenith carb arrangement, do we really need that heat transfer feature of the exhaust/intake...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-22-2021, 11:02 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 570
Posted By Will N
Re: Replacing Rear Drum Seal

There's an inexpensive tool called a seal puller that works best.
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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-18-2021, 10:32 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 221
Posted By Will N
Re: Silly question #2: What keeps the lower seat springs in place on a roadster rise

There is a lip that runs along the edge of the riser that the seat cushion in place.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-15-2021, 10:46 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,058
Posted By Will N
Re: Scrap Drives May Have Trashed Cars, But Were the Drives Necessary?

I'm told that stores used to post signs like "Ladies, bring in your fat cans on Fridays" in their windows. Used to cause a chuckle now and then.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-10-2021, 10:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 605
Posted By Will N
Re: Off Topic Help Correct fancy wood damage

I've read that smearing mayonnaise on a white water stain on finished wood will work. Apply it and let is sit for some time. The oil in the mayo will soak in and remove the stain.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-02-2021, 10:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 407
Posted By Will N
Re: Silly question: How do you remove the gas gauge float retaining washer?

I saw no other way but to clip off the flattened section of the rod. Some creative rebending of the elbow area lengthened the rod so I was able to install a new neoprene float (which I recommend over...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-30-2020, 01:08 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,404
Posted By Will N
Re: Old sayings

The corollary to "If it aint' broke, don't fix it" is of course "If it ain't broke, fix it until it is"
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-14-2020, 11:38 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 968
Posted By Will N
Re: Anyone fitted a rear gas tank?

If you think about it, where the tank is situated is probably the safest place for a tank. It is out of harms way from all but the most sever crashes. If the crash is bad enough that it would tear...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-14-2020, 11:32 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 663
Posted By Will N
Re: AAOOGAH horn regulator

When do you generally use your horn? If its for show purposes only and you show the ahoodah off while it's parked, leave things be. If you use it while driving to warn others, adjust your horn,...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-04-2020, 12:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 822
Posted By Will N
Re: Blocked off coolant port above serial number?

I suspect that hole is there to aid in the removal of the casting core material.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-23-2020, 10:55 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 721
Posted By Will N
Re: Rear water pump grease fitting

The fact that water pump grease is very water insoluble, and it doesn't thin out under high temperature is exactly why you want to use it in this application. That rear bearing is open to the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-23-2020, 10:40 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 914
Posted By Will N
Re: Original Grease Gun Rebuild

Thanks Guys! In reading the patent and using it's terminology, I gather the only reason for the rubber piston is to keep the grease on that side of the piston toward the nipple, and that the grease...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-23-2020, 10:29 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,744
Posted By Will N
Re: Engine upgrade

Horsepower = heat. The more horsepower and engine makes the more heat it makes and the more need for cooling capacity.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-23-2020, 10:19 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,638
Posted By Will N
Re: Hard Brake Pedal - Update on Post #9

Yes, we're talking about different things. The clevis is offset toward the center, but it is also rotated slightly so that it isn't at a right angle. If you were to stick a pencil through the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-22-2020, 10:56 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,744
Posted By Will N
Re: Engine upgrade

What are you after? When you bought your Model A, did you want to experience what it was like driving a car from that era? If so, than every "upgrade" will take you further away from that original...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-22-2020, 09:53 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 721
Posted By Will N
Re: Rear water pump grease fitting

One way is by that rear grease fitting. "Leakless" pumps are usually built with a dummy grease fitting, and the cap does not unscrew. It's there as a plug for the hole in the housing and looks...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-22-2020, 09:41 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,638
Posted By Will N
Re: Hard Brake Pedal - Update on Post #9

Aha, they should angle away from the backing plate. Think about it, the brake lever at the back wheel is further out from the center line of the car than the lever on the cross shaft is. The brake...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-21-2020, 01:49 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,638
Posted By Will N
Re: Hard Brake Pedal - Update on Post #9

Are the front levers leaning forward about 15 degrees from vertical at rest, before you step on the pedal? If they are vertical, or leaning backward, that limits the amount of travel of the front...
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