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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 04:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 252
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Flywheel alignment

When does it shake ? Sitting still at idle or higher engine speed ? Or running down the road ?

Does the clutch chatter ?

If it does shake sitting still, it might help to rotate the flywheel...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 07:49 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,252
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Some people should not own a Model A

It doesn't bother me when someone buys an old car. It can be frustrating when trying to help someone here and they don't pay attention or respond.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-23-2022, 06:18 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,747
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Old style distributor

The diagram does show everything. Taking out the distributor as previously mentioned should be done and makes this much easier/faster. It comes out in a couple minutes.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-23-2022, 04:26 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,747
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Old style distributor

Have you looked at the Bratton diagram as shown in post #6 ?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-23-2022, 07:58 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,747
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Old style distributor

What do you have now ? Old original type distributor or the new 'modern' upper
plate ?
We need a base to work from.
It makes no difference where the condenser is mounted, I think its a good idea...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-23-2022, 07:45 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 792
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: brazzing

I guess I'm too old fashioned. I'm still a driller, grinder and brazer.

But, many fellas swear by stuff like JB Weld so maybe its worth a try.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-19-2022, 06:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 743
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Generator Question

It looks like the plate is supported. Make sure there is couple inches under the end of the armature. As mentioned, install the bolt and drive the armature out.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-19-2022, 02:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 518
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Steering gear adjustment or replace?

You should have the 2 tooth box which is fairly easily adjusted. Why not try that first. There are 4 adjustments which need to done in order and the best instructions are in the Service Bulletins. Go...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-16-2022, 06:18 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 743
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Generator Question

Like GR said, looks like it should come apart.
It may help to set to set the cover on top of the vise jaws and tap down on the shaft [ put nut on shaft to end of threads]. They've been together for...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-14-2022, 08:08 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 549
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Transmission flush

Agree with a flushing with ATF and the way to do it. Then I prefer 140 or 250 oil.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-10-2022, 07:16 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,429
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: piston ring end gap spacing ?

The main reason I know of that some pistons pin the rings is so 2 cycle engine ring ends do not cross the port.

Some engines are taken apart very often. I find the rings as I installed them.

I...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-10-2022, 03:24 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 699
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Generator polarizing question

Yep, video in #6 is showing the motoring of the generator as well as showing how to jump the cutout to polarize.

Some cutouts do not want to be jumped. The old electromagnetic units can be.

...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-10-2022, 03:18 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,429
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: piston ring end gap spacing ?

I have, but, always because of a broken ring.


There shouldn't be a wear spot at the open end of a ring if the ring has been filed correctly. The other rings work/wear on the wall in that...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-10-2022, 10:59 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,429
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: piston ring end gap spacing ?

Rings can rotate in the bores, in theory. I find that they don't.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-10-2022, 10:57 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 699
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Generator polarizing question

The generator doesn't care about voltage, it'll put out over 20v and be happy doing it. It does care about polarity.
If power is applied to the generator input it should motor slowly [ with belt...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-09-2022, 05:47 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 699
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Generator polarizing question

Attach the wiring and just jump across the cutout terminals for a nano-second. That is if your using a standard cutout.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-09-2022, 01:26 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,429
Posted By Patrick L.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-08-2022, 07:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 377
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Starter Switch Stuck

I don't see how that can happen, unless, I'm not understanding something.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-07-2022, 02:02 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 922
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Model A kingpin locking bolt removal

What Katy and daren said.


But, there were I think 3 'upgrades' thru the years. And replacements are readily available.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-04-2022, 08:19 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,061
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Bad Case of the White Smoke

Is the radiator level dropping ? Is the lube oil turning milky ? Is one cylinder cleaner than the others ?

Waving a torch over all the surfaces, including the ports, will show a crack that can't...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-29-2021, 08:16 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 907
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Thought you all might like this modern tech

The alternator was kinda discovered by a Frenchman named Pixii in about 1830, but, like many things I don't think he knew what to do with it.
The first car I know of that used one was Plymouth...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-27-2021, 12:07 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 963
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Found this in the oil pan

I agree with CC. If the engine is still apart I think and if the wrist pin can be seen if the rod is pulled slightly down far enough toward the base to see the pin and not disturb the rings. I'm not...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-25-2021, 01:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 782
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Read Main Bearing

I guess its time to pull the main caps [ center and rear] and give them a look and measurement for clearance. Adjust the clearance, clean pan and screen and fix the tube. Then see where you're at.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-25-2021, 01:22 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,454
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Found in oil pan

The last pics look 'more better'

I agree with Y.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-24-2021, 08:26 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,378
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: For you electrical gurus in the audience...

Its nice to have a big-ass iron hanging around. When you plug them in you can hear the electric meter spinning and the wall its mounted to shaking.
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