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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 09:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 209
Posted By GRutter
Re: King Pin locking pin question

The locking pins don't need to be flush with the axle. Over-tightening the locking pins does nothing except put additional force on the king pins, and can elongate the king pin bore holes.
If the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-12-2021, 09:08 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 748
Posted By GRutter
Re: Rear axle shaft thread broken

One of the benefits of staying with the imperial size is that the number of threads per inch is exactly the same. You are only removing enough material from the damaged axle threads to be able to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-12-2021, 05:02 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 748
Posted By GRutter
Re: Rear axle shaft thread broken

Relatively easy fix.
Watch this video. This works. Hardened nuts available from vendors.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lC_zIvb1Yuo&list=PLav-W1BC-Nj-T6al6Pk5bcpNJQdDfO5H8
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-27-2021, 09:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 502
Posted By GRutter
Re: starter repair

Are the field coils good, other that the wrap? The coils themselves are wound with an insulating enamel coating that can 'burn' and short if the starter overheats. With the ends of the field coils...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-27-2021, 09:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 575
Posted By GRutter
Re: Need help with speedometer/odometer

Glad to hear. Also nice to see that you attempted to repair or restore rather than replace
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-25-2021, 08:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 345
Posted By GRutter
Re: headlight adapter

I thought the headlight socket connector for 28-32 were the same as far as the headlight to wiring harness connector. Pictures would help
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-25-2021, 08:10 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,112
Posted By GRutter
Re: Oh man. Now I canít even get my A to start or make a noise.

The starter circuit is relatively simple...
Battery -> Starter Switch -> Starter -> Ground.
If the starter won't turn with a charged battery, then it's either a dud battery or there is a cable or...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-24-2021, 06:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 444
Posted By GRutter
Re: Advance/Retard rod barely touches Head Nut

Under normal conditions, the spark control rod is fairly close to the head.
It is possible that the rear of the engine is slightly high. Another place to look would be the front motor mount. How...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-18-2021, 09:42 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,161
Posted By GRutter
Re: photo on new Snyder catalog

Picture must be Photochopped. Look at the shading around the wheels and how it appears to be floating on the pavers. Look through the spokes of the front-right tire and there is greenery behind...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-17-2021, 10:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 512
Posted By GRutter
Re: Nylon Speedometer Gear

There were only 2 speedometer gear and cap assemblies originally supplied for 3.78 ratio cars, and both were 18 tooth.

Part A-17270-DR (Cap & Gear Assy) was used with the oval speedometer from...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-17-2021, 09:57 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 457
Posted By GRutter
Re: Mixed Signals

You might try taking the SignalStat wire feeding the right and left sides and swap them, that is, turn the SignalStat like you are turning Left to make the Right turn signals illuminate.
If the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-17-2021, 09:31 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 512
Posted By GRutter
Re: Nylon Speedometer Gear

There are other factors in determining which speedometer gear you need.
Are you running the standard 19 or 21" tires for your vehicle? Is your differential ratio the standard 3.78? If standard,...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-11-2021, 09:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 912
Posted By GRutter
Re: New floor boards and battery

The floorboard screws are 12/24, not 1/4-20
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-10-2021, 12:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 992
Posted By GRutter
Re: Vacuum Wiper motor removal

Original Trico screws. The parts vendors such as Snyders and Brattons offer an inexpensive tool that fits those. Otherwise needlenose pliers have always worked for me.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-10-2021, 11:51 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,532
Posted By GRutter
Re: Engine stumbles on acceleration

There have been many threads regarding inferior parts quality and issues being billed or receiving refunds from MACS / Ecklers.

Just a suggestion, but you might want to use vendors that support...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-26-2021, 10:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 799
Posted By GRutter
Re: Drag Link Replacement Question

Assuming the spring was 1" long, then it would need to be compressed 1/4" (25% of its length).
At 24 Threads per Inch, each complete rotation of the plug would move it by 0.0416".
It would require...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-26-2021, 09:46 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,532
Posted By GRutter
Re: Engine stumbles on acceleration

Hi Bill -
Please edit your profile and add your location. You may have other members close by that could help you out.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-23-2021, 10:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 667
Posted By GRutter
Re: Short Pitman Arm Question

If ALL of the play is in the steering box, then shortening the pitman arm will have no effect on the play. Regardless of the length of the pitman arm, it is stationary if you have no play in the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-27-2021, 08:47 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,008
Posted By GRutter
Re: looking for a ride

I recently used Fastenal to ship a large item half-way across the country, so they definitely ARE still doing it. My item was about 200 lbs and loaded on a pallet. Cost me $160. Fastenal's freight...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-25-2021, 10:52 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,557
Posted By GRutter
Re: Steering Wobble Troubleshooting

That steering sector shaft has a lot of play.
I would recommend a rebuild of the steering box.
I would also remove the steering damper and begin eliminating sources of play in the front end.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-20-2021, 11:08 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,051
Posted By GRutter
Re: Model A Shock

Your base has an 8-Pie design, definitely not Model A.
Also the tapered bottom edge of the cover with no lock ring.
My guess would be 32 Model B - but I'll have to defer to the experts there....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-20-2021, 08:52 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,051
Posted By GRutter
Re: Model A Shock

Please attach a picture.

From your description, this may not be a Model A shock.
I'm not aware of ANY original shock that had "Patent Applied For" stamped on the cover.

And there is no lock...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-15-2021, 10:26 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,330
Posted By GRutter
Re: Painting black insert in 30/31 instrument panel

Please 'splain it publicly. I thought it was a valid question and we can all learn from it. Most of us rely on the judging standards for guidance
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-23-2021, 10:09 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,438
Posted By GRutter
Re: Fs ignitions

This made me smile. You have good friends :)
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-15-2021, 10:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 636
Posted By GRutter
Re: Door latches

Same latches were used on Coupe & Tudor. I like the originals better than repo.
ebay is another source for originals... I see them turn up there occasionally.
Chuck Kuntz had some listed for sale...
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