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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-30-2021, 08:00 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,270
Posted By Dirtrack49
Re: Can somebody shed some light as to what these people are thinking?

Very English indeed. Seems that the right hand drives have the advantage!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-23-2021, 07:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 749
Posted By Dirtrack49
Re: Starter stuck

Most likely you don't need a new switch. Simply take it apart and clean up the copper contact with some sandpaper or a fine file.
The switch will weld itself together sometimes. Happened to me the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-14-2020, 02:39 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,636
Posted By Dirtrack49
Re: Coil or condenser over heat

DNLs1930,

Had the same problem. Car started acting up just like yours. Since I was new to Model A's, I went trough the usual checks without any success until replacing the coil. The PO had an oil...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-18-2020, 10:31 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,484
Posted By Dirtrack49
Re: Bent timing pin

I also have a bent timing pin in my engine. Have no idea why. Came that way when I bought the car.
I find it makes finding the hole in the timing gear a little difficult. Hard to get the pin to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-12-2020, 07:13 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,807
Posted By Dirtrack49
Re: The Battery Game

In the last few years I have had poor luck with vehicles that are still running on 6 volt batteries. It just seems like nobody with the exception of the expensive Optima battery, make anything that...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-11-2020, 04:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 689
Posted By Dirtrack49
Re: Where to find Ethanol free gasoline in your area

I was surprised to see there were a hand full of places in Commiefornia.
You can buy a quart of non ethanol premixed 40:1 or 50:1 to keep your chainsaw from seizing up at Home Depot and WallyWorld. ...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-10-2020, 05:28 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,228
Posted By Dirtrack49
Re: Dead Pertronix Coil

Thanks Synchro for the input. My first thinking were the points gap. Ironically, I bought another Pertronix 40611 epoxy coil. Just because I was fed up with Bosch and got a good discount on the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-10-2020, 05:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 873
Posted By Dirtrack49
Re: Bosch Coil Confusion

I finally found what I believe to be the actual 12 volt 3 ohm made in Brazil Bosch Blue Coil that is filled with epoxy. The latest part number is 922008108374U.
Ironically, after all this trouble,...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-10-2020, 04:32 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,228
Posted By Dirtrack49
Re: Dead Pertronix Coil

As a final note on this thread, I believe I might have found the reason why the coil shorted out. Possibly too much heat build up from having my points gaped too close. The points block must have...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-09-2020, 08:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 873
Posted By Dirtrack49
Re: Bosch Coil Confusion

Patrick L, Thanks for the input as well as others. My problem still remains. If you look closely at what these vendors are selling, they will give part numbers that are the same but they will be...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-09-2020, 03:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 873
Posted By Dirtrack49
Re: Bosch Coil Confusion

I ran the Pertronix 40611 for the last 9 months and it shorted out. Thought I would try the Bosch blue coil epoxy filled. After dealing with Bosch and some of their suppliers I might just go ahead...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-09-2020, 12:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 873
Posted By Dirtrack49
Bosch Coil Confusion

I have been trying to get a 12 volt Bosch coil that is filled with epoxy. No one including Bosch themselves have an answer as to which coils and part numbers fit an epoxy filled coil. I want a 12...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-09-2020, 12:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 450
Posted By Dirtrack49
Re: Starter sticking

I had the same problem. Remove the switch and clean it off with some 400 grit wet and dry sandpaper. Also clean off the contact point on the starter. Once everything is cleaned up and somewhat...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-03-2020, 07:21 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,228
Posted By Dirtrack49
Re: Dead Pertronix Coil

Looked at a lot of past threads on coil problems. I am thinking I need to go through the entire electrical set up from the PO who made this a 12 volt negative ground system. Not so concerned about it...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-02-2020, 07:17 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,228
Posted By Dirtrack49
Re: Dead Pertronix Coil

Jack Shaft,
Interesting observation. Something that I had not considered.
Maybe there is something that I am overlooking which caused the coil to fail in 9 months and about 500 miles.
As I go...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-01-2020, 08:22 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,107
Posted By Dirtrack49
Re: Marvel Mystery Oil

I have used MMO in many engines with good results.
Had a Cessna 120 with a Continental 85hp engine that would stick a valve in the winter cold of the high desert. I use to use what was referred to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-01-2020, 07:42 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,228
Posted By Dirtrack49
Re: Dead Pertronix Coil

I have owned the 'prince of darkness' in many a vehicle over my lifetime of 71 years. I guess I have been real lucky that I seldom had a problem with Lucas, with the exception of making sure I had...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-01-2020, 06:38 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,228
Posted By Dirtrack49
Re: Dead Pertronix Coil

It surprises me too. Thought Pertronix was the only way to go. It lasted just under 9 months. Looked at the box, it states 90 day warranty. It's made in China. I see that if you buy one from Advance...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-01-2020, 05:02 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,228
Posted By Dirtrack49
Dead Pertronix Coil

Hello all,

Has anyone ran into a Pertronix coil that went south? I installed a Pertronix 40611 12 volt coil on my 30 Town Sedan back in November of 2019 due to the PO's oil filled coil heating up...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-23-2020, 06:58 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,877
Posted By Dirtrack49
Re: 1930 Roadster on ebay. Thoughts please.

Take your time and find another one closer to where you live.
That car is also on what appears to be someones used car lot.
I have bought cars sight unseen before. Guess I just got lucky. Not the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-23-2020, 06:30 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,040
Posted By Dirtrack49
Re: Tractor Supply Coil

goodcar,

I had a problem about a year ago where everything would be running fine and the engine would die all of a sudden.
At first, I thought it was my pigtail wire going from the points to the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-22-2020, 01:42 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,040
Posted By Dirtrack49
Re: Tractor Supply Coil

I installed a Pertronix Flame Thrower Coil back in November of last year after having problems with a coil getting hot and intermittently not putting out spark.

Now as of the other day, my car...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-12-2020, 03:34 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 10,333
Posted By Dirtrack49
Re: Take a gander at this.

Hi Gary,
Thanks for the PM. I had not been on the forum for many months. Got sidetracked working on my RV4 and other projects. Below is a pic of my Grega GN1 Aircamper. Don't know if it will ever...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-09-2020, 08:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,621
Posted By Dirtrack49
Re: Just a guy and his dog...

Dogs that ride.
Model T Madi.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-11-2019, 12:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,198
Posted By Dirtrack49
Re: Side Mirrors

Thanks everyone for your help.
And Benson, thanks for checking on the sizes of pins available from Bert's. I measured the pin again and I believe that the .245 pin is correct.
Duke36, if I decide...
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