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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 07:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 329
Posted By nkaminar
Re: Does Anyone Restore Boyce Motometers ?

Snyders has replacement lenses and gaskets. See part numbers A-18353, A-18354-RK, and A-18361-MM.

Years ago I located a thermometer that was close but a little too big in diameter. At that...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-12-2021, 06:17 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,420
Posted By nkaminar
Re: Motometer does not seem to register anything

My Motometer worked great on my Model T. The original motometer was designed to indicate temperature without being immersed in the coolant. The vapor would condense on the bulb to transfer...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-12-2021, 05:55 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,452
Posted By nkaminar
Re: Max Speed of a Model A in Stock Form

This is off the topic a bit. When growing up my father owned a 1937 Rolls Royce. It had mechanical brakes but had a servo clutch on the transmission. As you pushed the brake pedal the rear...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-12-2021, 09:38 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,452
Posted By nkaminar
Re: Max Speed of a Model A in Stock Form

In the 60's I drove a stock 1930 coupe and had it up to 65 mph for about half an hour. Usual cruising speed was 55. The rear end was 3.74:1 and it had the stock 19 inch tires.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-11-2021, 09:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 437
Posted By nkaminar
Re: Voltmeter install

I kept the ammeter in my car but added a voltmeter under the dash. There are voltmeters available from the suppliers that are reasonably accurate and a mount is available from the suppliers too. ...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-10-2021, 04:36 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,391
Posted By nkaminar
Re: Engine stumbles on acceleration

Neshkoro,

Welcome to the forum.

Unless there is something wrong, the fuel mixture ratio and timing can be manually adjusted on a Model A for the best engine performance. Do this when...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-09-2021, 04:39 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,081
Posted By nkaminar
Re: Why do you own a Model A?

I have always had old cars, many of them of different makes. I have always been interested in anything mechanical. My first car was a 27 Chevy (junior high), but after getting a Model A (high...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-06-2021, 04:25 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 926
Posted By nkaminar
Re: Brake Conundrum

It would be easier and cheaper to go back to mechanical in the rear and the mechanical brakes work fine if they are in good shape and adjusted correctly. However, the juice brakes are better if you...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-06-2021, 04:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 693
Posted By nkaminar
Re: ignition

Here is my take. My car came with electronic ignition. It hesitated and did not start as well as when I put the mechanical distributor in. It may have been that the advance curve was not right....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-05-2021, 09:25 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,254
Posted By nkaminar
Re: Speedometer stopped working on my 29

A speedometer shop can make up a longer cable for you. (Do speedometer shops still exist?) Or you could buy one from one of the suppliers.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-04-2021, 07:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 274
Posted By nkaminar
Re: My Zenith

There can be a little flake of rust or other crud that is stuck in the float valve. Run the carb dry as Bob said and then turn the gasoline back on. The valve will be fully open and the gasoline...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-04-2021, 09:43 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 909
Posted By nkaminar
Re: Plug connector options?

Bailing wire works.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-03-2021, 07:10 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,254
Posted By nkaminar
Re: Speedometer stopped working on my 29

Ron,



I guess the first thing to do is unhook the cable from the back of the speedometer, jack up one wheel at the rear end, run the car in the garage, and check to see if the end of the cable...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-03-2021, 06:58 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 633
Posted By nkaminar
Re: Alternatives to the spring-loaded LT connection at distributor?

All my previous Model A's have had the armored cable removed so when I bought this one I was happy to see it had the armored cable. I always wanted one because it looks more original. I don't...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-03-2021, 05:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 710
Posted By nkaminar
Re: Is some blowby normal?

Off topic: When we were cruising our sail boat, there was a boat nameed "Blew-by-U" I guess they thought is was fast. Whenever there are two sailboats in the same water going the same...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-02-2021, 07:29 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,747
Posted By nkaminar
Re: Snyder's Exhaust Manifold

Wow, I never knew an exhaust manifold had so many intricacies. With lots of used exhaust manifolds sitting around, why not use an original? Before someone tells me they are hard to find, I...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-02-2021, 07:04 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 825
Posted By nkaminar
Re: flywheel info

You can buy a lightened clutch from Snyders for $475 with the V8 clutch. It is balanced and ready to go. Probably cheaper than having a machinist turn your flywheel, buying the clutch, and having...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-02-2021, 05:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 373
Posted By nkaminar
Re: No Spark

Do you have or can you borrow a known good mechanical distributor? They are easier to trouble shoot.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-02-2021, 09:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 611
Posted By nkaminar
Re: Removal of two-piece crank pulley

Paul,

Try welding a collar on the end and using a puller. You may have to make the collar if you cannot find one in your junk drawer that will work.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-01-2021, 10:32 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,091
Posted By nkaminar
Re: Engine not starting - checked everything - no more idea

As he said, no spark. He did not change the condenser so that was not it. He said that he changed the housing, which I take to mean the distributor body with wings that distributes the spark to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-01-2021, 06:32 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,488
Posted By nkaminar
Re: Are brake floaters worth it?

Dodge,



You can do that with the stock brakes too. Ford instructions were to have the rear brakes come on first. I think it was a hold over from the Model T, which had only rear wheel...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-01-2021, 04:24 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,488
Posted By nkaminar
Re: Are brake floaters worth it?

Brent,



The stock cars worked great. I drove stock Model A's up to this year when I bought my Fordor. I loved my stock roadster which I drove all over California in the 60's and 70's. ...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-01-2021, 04:04 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,091
Posted By nkaminar
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-01-2021, 10:09 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 169
Posted By nkaminar
Re: Spring start up

Safety first. If you are sure that vibration will not shake the car off the stands, or whatever you have it jacked up with, then it is OK to run it on the stands. Don't get underneath it and make...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-01-2021, 10:04 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,091
Posted By nkaminar
Re: Engine not starting - checked everything - no more idea

Michael,



From the last photo (#15) it looks like the valves are timed correctly. As Will N and other have said, check that the timing is not 180 degrees out by using your thumb or watching...
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