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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 09:43 PM
Replies: 20
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Posted By Benson
Re: Cylinder head questions.

posted to wrong thread
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 08:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 294
Posted By Benson
Re: Oil Pump - rebuild or not

The spring fastened to the oil pan plate is very common with early oil pans.

At this point the most important thing is to remove and clean the filter screen inside the oil pump.

In the 1932 to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 09:48 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 522
Posted By Benson
Re: Starter not quite up to the task after rebuild

Some of the disconnect switches out there do not pass enough current for the starter.

You might jumper the treminals on the disconnect switch with a heavy cable like a jumper cable and see if it...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-08-2021, 08:56 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,035
Posted By Benson
Re: oil leak rear main

Another thing I have seen.

If any welding is done on the main cap remember that too much heat will melt the Babbitt in the cap!

No brazing or gas welder only tack the tube with an electric...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-08-2021, 08:12 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,035
Posted By Benson
Re: oil leak rear main

Note:

I would buy the correct tube instead of making one. The "tapered pipe threads" on tube MUST line up so that bend points forward.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-08-2021, 07:53 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,035
Posted By Benson
Re: oil leak rear main

1. Yes the tube being 1.25 inch too short is a likely reason for rear main leak.

2. Then if oil in pan is 1 quart low that makes the OIL level another one inch lower.

3. The bend in end of tube...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-07-2021, 08:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 256
Posted By Benson
Re: Zenith "B" Carb Leak

1. i ALSO VOTE FOR Dirt from gas tank ... Pencil filter in shutoff valve will stop dirt from getting into carb and shutoff valve.

Dirt in valve will damage it making it hard to turn and make it...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-07-2021, 08:28 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 3,372
Posted By Benson
Re: Anyone run a Lion Head

Gene,

Is your LSH III the head from Steve's Coupe?

If so that is the same LSH III head that I mentioned in post #37.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-06-2021, 01:04 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,035
Posted By Benson
Re: oil leak rear main

1. Total length of tube is 4 inches ( I measured one) and has a bend as shown in the link I posted in post #8 above. The tube has to be long enough to be below the level of the oil in pan to stop...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-06-2021, 10:15 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,035
Posted By Benson
Re: oil leak rear main

Ernie,

The length of the drain tube matters ... if too short crankcase pressure will blow oil out rear main. Tube is about (Correction pipe is 4 inches long end to end with a bend at lower end).
...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-06-2021, 09:56 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,035
Posted By Benson
Re: oil leak rear main

Ernie ... possible typo ? :D

Quote: " 0.015 to perhaps 0.025 "

don't you mean 0.0015 to perhaps 0.0025 ?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-05-2021, 12:32 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 3,372
Posted By Benson
Re: Anyone run a Lion Head

I see that you have a LSH I.

1. I had a BRAND NEW early LSH III that did same thing.

If I pushed it under load for a short time after the pinging started, there was a big bang and engine would...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-01-2021, 10:45 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 717
Posted By Benson
Re: Carburater

The brass extension is called the secondary well.


It sounds like there might be a misunderstanding on the name of the parts.

Also sounds like maybe some previous owner installed parts in the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-30-2021, 08:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 717
Posted By Benson
Re: Carburater

The longer idle Jet is only for the EARLY 1928 Double Venturi carburetors ( the ones without the brass secondary well insert in the lower casting).

If longer idle jet is used in newer carbs with...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-30-2021, 09:01 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 377
Posted By Benson
Re: 30-31 wheels in 28-29 Wheel Wells

I know as a general rule that many times the Goodyear tires will fit in wheel wells where Firestones are too wide to fit.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-30-2021, 08:46 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,233
Posted By Benson
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-30-2021, 08:16 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,539
Posted By Benson
Re: Stopping Distances

It was all explained in Service Bulletin Page 482.

1. Four 1/2 inch tabs were added to the outer flange as shown in fig 958.

2. Also an additional plate was riveted to reinforce the area where...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-29-2021, 04:43 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,539
Posted By Benson
Re: Stopping Distances

Here is why it is a bad idea use E brake to stop moving car:


There are several versions of the backing plate which were reinforced in an attempt to correct SERIOUS damage when folks used...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-28-2021, 09:44 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 400
Posted By Benson
Re: A & L 30-31 hub cap

Here is back of A&L 31 SS hub cap
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-28-2021, 08:33 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 426
Posted By Benson
Re: Radiator fin rust

It is possible that the rust on the fins is from a small leak in the core that is letting rusty water from inside the radiator / engine block because antifreeze is NOT being used.

Even though the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-27-2021, 04:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 651
Posted By Benson
Re: Torque spec for spark plugs?

Head types that is: C. I. vs Aluminum and thread size matters see tables here.

Following info is from this URL:

https://ricksfreeautorepairadvice.com/spark-plug-torque/
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-25-2021, 08:32 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,355
Posted By Benson
Re: 10mpg

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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-25-2021, 08:24 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,316
Posted By Benson
Re: Parts for a rebuilder

Joe,

It is good to finally hear that you are still doing well!

Thanks for posting and for all your helpful postings in the past.

Benson
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-23-2021, 04:27 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 838
Posted By Benson
Re: How do you all test for an intake manifold air leak?

Try this:

https://www.modelalongisland.com/technical
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-23-2021, 10:18 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,134
Posted By Benson
Re: Modern Ignition System Problem

My modern car beeps at me if anything is not right, like the door open or my seat belt unfastened or my fly unzipped.

From 1950's grade school joke:

"The speed limit is 45 and you are wide...
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