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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-14-2020, 08:18 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,113
Posted By DannL
Re: Starter . . . Rebuild or Rebuilt?

Finished my starter shortly after making the initial post. Replaced just about everything. Coils, brushes, button, and switch. Very pleased with the results.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-09-2020, 10:02 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 763
Posted By DannL
Re: Zenith Carb Leak Puzzle

I've been battling the dreaded "drip" for a year. 2 different carburetors, first a Tillotson and now a Zenith 2. Three shut-off valves. Shims in the carb, etc. Cold weather is worse than hot. When...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-06-2020, 08:13 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 669
Posted By DannL
Re: Fuel Line, Shut-Off Valve to Firewall: Why Made Of Hard Steel?

I suspect thermal exspansion was a concern when designing long tubes which will be exposed to varying temps and carrying fuel. Brass and Aluminum would not be my first choice. For a short time I used...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-29-2020, 10:35 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,119
Posted By DannL
Re: "The Eviscerator". Is this OT? Or Almost OT? Or Right On The Money?

I love it. Can't be any worse than being run over by my Model A. You would die a very very slow and agonizing death, from dripping oil and hot radiator fluid. At least with the Eviscerator you could...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-29-2020, 08:26 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 509
Posted By DannL
Re: New Cut-Out Relay . . . Not so good.

I had replaced all of the wiring in the car with modern braided copper in the spring. The curcuit the runs from the battery and ends up at the relay was beefed up to the next larger guage. Then the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-28-2020, 08:21 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 509
Posted By DannL
Re: New Cut-Out Relay . . . Not so good.

My desire to stay with an original style relay, overwhelmed my sense of safety. The shorted relay completely discharged the fully charged battery without burning it up. Having just worked on the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-27-2020, 11:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 509
Posted By DannL
New Cut-Out Relay . . . Not so good.

Learned, for the most part, why this import relay (Taiwan) stuck closed. The relay contacts are not parallel or square to each other. In fact, they're not even directly in line with one another. This...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-19-2020, 06:36 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,030
Posted By DannL
Re: Begging to be a hot rod.

Well, the culprit was not the starter after all. Although this last adventure accentuated the starter as getting ready to fail, it's now in the middle of being rebuilt. The problem was the new...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-18-2020, 10:07 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 635
Posted By DannL
Re: Model a instruction book

I carry a pdf version of a 1928 copy of the instruction manual on my phone. It is also a Form 1940.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-17-2020, 07:53 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 331
Posted By DannL
Starter Field Insulator. . . . location?

In my starter there appears to be just one field coil insulator. Is there a proper location where the insulator should reside? Or is the insulator properly installed as depicted in the picture?
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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-17-2020, 04:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 266
Posted By DannL
Starter windings . . . a Look-See

I don't know what I was expecting to see, but here's a look at the windings from a rebuild I'm attempting.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-17-2020, 10:13 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 508
Posted By DannL
Coating the armature . . .

Any thoughts on what product would be suitable to coat the amature of a starter and/or generator (excluding the commutator of course). Polyurethane? Shellac?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-17-2020, 10:03 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,113
Posted By DannL
Re: Starter . . . Rebuild or Rebuilt?

I learned my lesson with those screws. If you hit the impact screwdriver too hard the downward thrust defeats the spin. Spent about an hour learning that. Now I can beat the tar out out anything and...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-16-2020, 10:18 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,039
Posted By DannL
Re: Trying Something Different For Heat

Here's another option . . .
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-16-2020, 07:23 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,113
Posted By DannL
Re: Starter . . . Rebuild or Rebuilt?

Thanks. It took an impact screwdriver to loosen the coil screws. Never had the need for one till now. What a bear. Was ready to drill them out when they started to turn. Will try replacing coils,...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-16-2020, 02:01 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,113
Posted By DannL
Starter . . . Rebuild or Rebuilt?

Looks like it had plenty of moisture at one time. Sometimes it works . . . and somtimes she don't.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-16-2020, 12:20 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,030
Posted By DannL
Re: Begging to be a hot rod.

Sounds like a idea. Thowing good money after bad can become an addiction. I sense that 99.9 percent of the forum members agree. ;-) Did you have to cut out firewall to make her fit?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-16-2020, 10:44 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,030
Posted By DannL
Re: Begging to be a hot rod.

The actual cause of the original post was never resolved. Replaced the new distributor cable with another. Drove it maybe three times and then the starter craps out. The crank hole is not aligned...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-15-2020, 07:24 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,030
Posted By DannL
Re: Begging to be a hot rod.

The starter wouldn't start when it was in the car. Took it out and fired up on the ground and it works fine. Dismantled the contact and this is what I got. A lot of missing copper.


PS. Then it...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-15-2020, 06:53 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,030
Posted By DannL
Re: Begging to be a hot rod.

This last spring I wired the entire car with new wiring and in that process I thought about adding a big fuse block for all the different circuits in the car. But ultimately I removed the block...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-15-2020, 06:03 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,030
Posted By DannL
Re: Begging to be a hot rod.

Well I can say for certain is that the starter no workee. It must have drained the battery while I was at work. The starter is the only component in the car I haven't been able to examine thoroughly,...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-15-2020, 08:21 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,030
Posted By DannL
Re: Begging to be a hot rod.

Will AAA make the car more reliable? ;-)
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-14-2020, 10:09 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,030
Posted By DannL
Re: Begging to be a hot rod.

$300 down the drain. Well not really. The tow truck driver can use it to fix the transmission leak on his tow truck.


Just when you thought you had fixed everything that could possibly go wrong....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-07-2020, 10:02 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 697
Posted By DannL
Re: Rebuild generator or move to alternator?

Replaced my cut-out. It was bad, but that didnt fix the generator. So took the generator apart last week. It hadn't worked since I bought the car. Found the wire to the field coils was bare and...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-26-2020, 08:30 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 762
Posted By DannL
Re: Fuel leaking when shut off valve is closed

We did. Crossing fingers and toes they're available. Anyhoo, I really shouldn't have hijacked this thread. :D
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