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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 06:37 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 740
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Can I use new cast brake drums with old shoes?

Mechanical brakes are a different animal than hydraulic ones. Everything has to be just so for them to work properly. You need good solid contact, tracks, etc. Centering certainly helps. The drums...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 06:30 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 936
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: What is a "reasonable" speed in a Model A for one to get "reasonable" engine life

What Ruth says. These cars were not built for todays speeds, they are 40-45 mph vehicles. In 1930 only 6.8% of roads were 'improved'. My family went in the auto business in 1918 and salesmen taking a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-27-2020, 04:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 415
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Throw out bearing lubrication

Its always good to hear that problems are fixed, even if they don't seem to make sense.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-27-2020, 06:20 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 746
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Source for epoxy-filled 6 volt coil ?

Anything can fail at any time. Coils included.

I just went thru something similar with condensers. 5 bad ones which some said couldn't happen. The 'burn-proof' maker must have had a bad batch.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-27-2020, 06:17 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 415
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Throw out bearing lubrication

As RC mentioned, that bearing should not be spinning with the pedal all the way up/released.

If it is then adjust the free-play to 1.5", and try it again.

Most release bearings today are...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-27-2020, 06:08 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 942
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: New engine - intermittent backfiring - stuck valve?

Haven't read all the comments, sooo,,,,

Try loosening the fuel cap if it hasn't been mentioned or you haven't done it.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-25-2020, 04:39 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,140
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Help diagnosing engine knock

If you want to check the clearance between head, gasket and piston, just use some modeling clay.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-23-2020, 02:14 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 779
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Generator Charging

Charge rate shouldn't change with an original cut-out. If a regulator is installed then it will change.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-23-2020, 02:10 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 859
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: 1930 Model A Gears Grind After New Clutch Install

I'm going to say no, but, I've learned to never say never. Some folks seem to be able to do the impossible. :)
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-22-2020, 10:35 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 779
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Generator Charging

If you can't set the output low enough [ 2-4 amps lights off at fast idle/ slow cruise speed] then I'd recommend checking voltage output. These generators can produce 20+ volts if there is a poor...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-22-2020, 10:29 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 859
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: 1930 Model A Gears Grind After New Clutch Install

Why was the clutch replaced ?
Are you now able to shift from neutral into any gear without grinding ?
How much pedal free-play is there ?
Were the pressure plate fingers checked/adjusted prior to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-21-2020, 12:36 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,283
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: spark Advance

Thats fine, it doesn't make much difference, it's a couple degrees.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-21-2020, 10:59 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,283
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: spark Advance

Well I'd like to hear the reason too. They probably don't mean to do it, they just forget, or don't know. It can start from improper base timing as some seem to have trouble with that.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-20-2020, 07:04 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,283
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: spark Advance

Late timing and lean mixture.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-20-2020, 07:01 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 779
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Generator Charging

No, its not normal. When I say fast idle I mean around in the 1000-1500 RPM range.
The charge rate should not go that high.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-20-2020, 12:05 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 779
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Generator Charging

You failed to mention the fast idle charging rate after adjusting the third brush. Set it to a few amps if you drive mostly during the day, a little higher for at night. It really shouldn't be set...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-20-2020, 12:01 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 846
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Question ????

Yep, in each vehicle, motorbikes, airplane, house and shop. Have not had to use them.
This reminds to look at the dates.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-18-2020, 02:11 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 862
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Paint recommendations

There is a lot of info for you to wade thru. My preference, which is worth just what you pay for it, is single stage on an old car.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-18-2020, 02:08 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 868
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Taillight bulbs

2 bulbs per lite. 1 for tail lites. 1 for brake lites. The brake lite bulb is also used for the turn.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-18-2020, 07:07 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,283
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: spark Advance

Boy that'll warm ya up on a cool day !
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-17-2020, 04:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 543
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Distribution block for 6 volt

In addition to the Bratton fuse block, any local auto parts store should have one for about $10.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-17-2020, 03:31 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,283
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: spark Advance

Actually late timing will increase combustion temps. Advance in the mid-30's is just fine.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-17-2020, 03:28 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,046
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Compression Test

Aaah Oh, you're over the 104# numbers, something is drastically wrong ! [ smiley face]


Actually I think you're OK too. There are all within 10%. Thats fine.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-17-2020, 06:45 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 534
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: I see the light.....LED that is.

They do make a difference
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-16-2020, 03:02 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 868
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Taillight bulbs

But, how would one get out of the pits and back on the track ?
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