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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-16-2021, 05:48 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 260
Posted By Jacksonlll
Re: overheating

Next time you get it warm, take the cap off and lug it in third gear. If you see bubbles, it is your head gasket or worse. Good luck.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-14-2021, 05:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 414
Posted By Jacksonlll
Re: Wobbling Aluminum fan blade

Your tapers don’t match. Tightening the nut does nothing. Get a new fan that fits tightly on the shaft and matches the shaft taper. Don’t run you fan belt tight. As loose as possible that will still...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-09-2021, 07:33 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 603
Posted By Jacksonlll
Re: Starting Issue - Need Ideas!

Drive a nail into the crimp between the wires of the cable and the negative battery connector. Corrosion can get in there and fool you. Either crimp it a lot more or use the nail trick.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-08-2021, 06:02 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 540
Posted By Jacksonlll
Re: Steering Gear Box

My opinion: Big job because you have to put in a new worm gear along with a new sector. The wear is on the worm, on center and you can't adjust it out. Good luck.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-03-2021, 06:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 600
Posted By Jacksonlll
Re: Rear spring and shackle bushing

A tiny piece of shim stock. You just want to keep it from rotating.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-23-2021, 05:34 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,830
Posted By Jacksonlll
Re: "It ran well when I parked it!"

Take it on longer and longer trips and your confidence will build to the point that you are ready to drive it to Chicago. Just an old saying. Have fun.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-19-2021, 10:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 365
Posted By Jacksonlll
Re: 29 coup rad

Sounds like your shell is being held high by something. The radiator fill collar, where the cap goes on, should stick up, well above the shell surface. Good luck.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-12-2021, 06:56 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,284
Posted By Jacksonlll
Re: Pressurized Radiator

You are just asking for trouble. With a free flowing radiator, you won’t hav a cooling issue.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-11-2021, 05:56 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 258
Posted By Jacksonlll
Re: Coolant level

You should not have to add coolant very often. If it keeps going away, you have a problem.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-11-2021, 05:54 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,181
Posted By Jacksonlll
Re: Over Heating

90% of cooling problems are caused by a plugged radiator. 90 % is just my number.
Don’t fight all the band aids. Buy a new core and enjoy your car.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-10-2021, 04:54 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,523
Posted By Jacksonlll
Re: missing or stumbling on acceleration

Make sure the fuel runs freely through the filter. Some need pressure to push the fuel through.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-10-2021, 10:44 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,134
Posted By Jacksonlll
Re: Model A won't move in gear

Don’t rule out a vacuum leak.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-06-2021, 11:58 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 922
Posted By Jacksonlll
Re: Starter Problem - caught on fire

Bench test the starter. I bet it’s okay. The short sounds like it was between the switch and ground.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-06-2021, 08:49 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 509
Posted By Jacksonlll
Re: Starter switch

Put it in third and push it to see if the engine rotates. If it won’t, push like hell backwards until you hear it free up. Don’t push forward. Good luck
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-29-2021, 05:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 636
Posted By Jacksonlll
Re: Exh gasket cond. Q.

They do fail fairly often, and need changing. Keep those four bolts tight.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-29-2021, 05:48 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,270
Posted By Jacksonlll
Re: Need advice

Don't be afraid of it. There is not much in there. I'm sure you wil do a good job. Be sure to let us know how you make out.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-28-2021, 05:12 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,322
Posted By Jacksonlll
Re: Clear Distributor Cap

Don't bother. They don't last very long.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-25-2021, 10:24 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 924
Posted By Jacksonlll
Re: fixed till broke

Put a jumper to the passenger side of the coil and the other end to the isolated lower dist plate. Hold it against screw that attaches the original condenser to that lower plate. That will bypass the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-24-2021, 05:39 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,488
Posted By Jacksonlll
Re: Gas Gauge Installation secret?

Make sure your slip rings are where they should be.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-24-2021, 05:37 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 709
Posted By Jacksonlll
Re: Roadster Backfiring

Make sure you don’t have an intake leak at manifold and carb flange. Make sure. Sometimes hard to find.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-24-2021, 09:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 570
Posted By Jacksonlll
Re: Blocking the Firewall Heater Tube

Remove the manifold cover and clamp on a spray can top. Looks good and fits good.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-06-2021, 05:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 656
Posted By Jacksonlll
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-01-2021, 08:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 967
Posted By Jacksonlll
Re: Shorting pitman arm

Your turning radius will increase. You may not like it.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-30-2021, 01:44 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 933
Posted By Jacksonlll
Re: Hot Dipstick

Our club was on an expressway run for about 30 miles. We stopped to check our oil, and no one could touch their dipstick.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-28-2021, 02:15 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,607
Posted By Jacksonlll
Re: Blown fuse

The wiring in an A is very simple. Not much to it. Find the short and fix it. Enjoy that beautiful car.
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