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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 04:07 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 470
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Alternator Always Charging

It could be a bad battery, but, I'm thinking regulator. Its easily replaced.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 04:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 176
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Headlight Question

Like Y-Blockhead has done. I use both the cowls and parks as turn lites.

If you want to use your parks as parks too then you could just change to a double socket and 1157 bulb and get double duty...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 03:55 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 121
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Drained the radiator

Flush it from the bottom several times. Just hold a rag around the hose until the radiator fills.
Also give the block a good flushing. I usually remove the side hose housing so I can get a flex...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-13-2021, 05:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 502
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Knock Knock

The ring gear can move over the years and might not be against the flange as it should. Once the starter is out just take a look as you turn the engine over to get a good look at the full diameter of...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-13-2021, 04:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 502
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Knock Knock

Kinda sorta sounds like the stater drive is hitting the ring gear. Just remove the starter and take a look. While its out check that the ring gear hasn't walked and is in place.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-13-2021, 07:50 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 670
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Victoria with moveable stick shift

So this was done for decades, but, now it can't.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-13-2021, 06:03 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 670
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Victoria with moveable stick shift

It used to be said that everyone learned about sex in the back seat of a Buick. Heck you can learn about that in the front seat of an 'A' too !
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-12-2021, 03:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 305
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: To Fast Idle

Have you tried adjusting the idle speed screw with the linkage removed ? [ linkage bent]
Have you checked the fit of the throttle plate shaft to the bushing ?
Have you checked the fit/adjustment of...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-12-2021, 06:11 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 819
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Ignition switch question

Its nice that Ruth posted the diagram. It should help. And, its nice to learn something every day, I didn't know Ford installed electric fuel valves in any of the 'A's. [ smiley face X2 ].
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-12-2021, 06:06 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 596
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Spark plug for driver, not show car.

No adapter needed. See if your store has 3077's.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-12-2021, 06:06 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 596
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Spark plug for driver, not show car.

No adapter needed. See if your store has 3077's.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-12-2021, 06:03 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,041
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Ok, i'll poke the bear..Ethanol or Straight Gasoline ?

LOL. I don't think mine has ever made it to 50% diesel, but, it does get some at times. When it gets to 40 it's tucked away for the winter. Actually, now, so am I. :)
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-11-2021, 04:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 540
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Truck

Like Mike said, the museum will probably know the year and make of either truck. This should be interesting.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-11-2021, 04:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 458
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Reproduction Inspection and Gas Ration Stickers

Upon looking at the website for NYS I see the vehicle plate number can be printed on the sticker for either $30/$20 or $10. Kinda confusing.

We've been an inspection station since this state...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-11-2021, 04:22 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,041
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Ok, i'll poke the bear..Ethanol or Straight Gasoline ?

Model A [ or any of my old vehicles] get anything and everything thrown at them. The 'A' get run the most and gets all the old nasty stale chain saw, weedeater, lawnmower fuel along with the cheap...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-11-2021, 04:16 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 596
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Spark plug for driver, not show car.

It'll depend on what heat range the car will like.

I've run Autolite 3077 for decades, but, can no longer find them. I find that Champion in the 18 heat range run fine. 16 seems to be too cold.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-11-2021, 04:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 304
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Another question...

Total advance is 40. I see no real reason to use that much. Once started I pull the lever about 2/3 down or roughly 30. It also seems to like that the best.

As for retarding on steep climbs....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-11-2021, 07:35 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 774
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Zenith carb

When you cleaned the carburetor were the jets removed and the passages cleaned and blown out ?
It sounds as though that is your problem, to me anyway.

When you open it up and if you find debris...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-11-2021, 05:41 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 458
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Reproduction Inspection and Gas Ration Stickers

A couple of those are on the windshield.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-11-2021, 05:38 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 761
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Exhaust leak...BADDDD!!!

Yep, what the fellas said. And there are top/ bottom sides to that clamp.
Are there holes thru the firewall for a heater ? There should be a flapper on it.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-09-2021, 08:21 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 819
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Ignition switch question

As said, Most more modern cars are not wired like the Model A. Usually most folks are used to the coil being 'after' the key switch. With an aftermarket switch and the more flexible primary cable the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-09-2021, 08:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 597
Posted By Patrick L.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-09-2021, 08:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 368
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: What sealant to use on rear main bearing cap bolts and shims?

If you're removing the pan again, you might want to make sure of the rear bearing clearance. I like to run all of them at .0015" and the rear main just a bit tighter.

And, what Dan said.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-07-2021, 03:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 368
Posted By Patrick L.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-07-2021, 12:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 365
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Torque Spec

OH, I need one of those !
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