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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-28-2021, 03:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 373
Posted By doug.nichols
Re: Throttle Bracket Rubbing

The majority of evidence suggests that the car is a mid to late 1928.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-28-2021, 01:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 373
Posted By doug.nichols
Re: Throttle Bracket Rubbing

Old Ugly

Thanks, I came to a similar conclusion. I emailed Bert's to see what they have on the shelf, but am ok with grinding/filing if I need to.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-28-2021, 12:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 373
Posted By doug.nichols
Throttle Bracket Rubbing

Just finishing an engine swap. Got to looking at the throttle bracket. The arm that holds the pedal rubs against the upright to its left when fully depressed. See pictures attached. At close...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-23-2021, 01:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 737
Posted By doug.nichols
Re: Head Label

No markings on the lip below the water jacket. Compression is around 50. So, unlikely that this is a high compression head.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-22-2021, 03:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 737
Posted By doug.nichols
Re: Head Label

I don't actually know...never been off the engine during my ownership.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-21-2021, 08:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 737
Posted By doug.nichols
Question Head Label

Does anyone have a guess as the origin of the head shown in the attached picture? One stamping/label says "MADE N U.S.A" and the other one says "2-28-33".

Thanks:
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-31-2021, 01:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 562
Posted By doug.nichols
Smile Throttle Bracket Shims

In watching the Diablo A's DVD on removing and installing an engine, it mentions that the throttle bracket that bolts to the back of the bell housing has "shims". Can anyone tell me more about those...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-06-2021, 10:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 614
Posted By doug.nichols
Re: Oil in intake ports

old ugly, I have not opened things up far enough yet to answer your question...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-04-2021, 04:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 614
Posted By doug.nichols
Re: Oil in intake ports

thanks rodrelic
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-04-2021, 01:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 614
Posted By doug.nichols
Question Oil in intake ports

I am taking parts of my existing engine in preparation for the delivery of a new long block. Babbitt bearings took a poop. In removing the manifolds, I noticed oil in the intake ports. What might...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-09-2021, 03:36 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,278
Posted By doug.nichols
Re: How to store a carburetor

Thanks Rotor. Sounds like a good plan.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-09-2021, 01:17 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,278
Posted By doug.nichols
How to store a carburetor

I have ordered a replacement block and will be pulling my existing engine in preparation for delivery of the new unit. What is the best way to store the carburetor for a couple of months so it...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-12-2021, 01:49 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,298
Posted By doug.nichols
Re: Knock/Bearing Bits

At the risk of opening a can of worms..

If I was to consider a short or long block from one of the engine shops that get good reviews on this web site, what are the opinions out there about...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-10-2021, 06:21 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,298
Posted By doug.nichols
Re: Knock/Bearing Bits

J Franklin:

If I could find someone qualified and "local", I would go that route...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-10-2021, 10:28 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,298
Posted By doug.nichols
Re: Knock/Bearing Bits

Bob:

I had that way in the back of my mind but not sure if I am smart enough to put together all the parts and pieces...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-08-2021, 05:09 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,298
Posted By doug.nichols
Re: Knock/Bearing Bits

Thanks to all.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-07-2021, 07:19 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,298
Posted By doug.nichols
Question Knock/Bearing Bits

Hello folks,

Trudy developed an engine noise that met Les Andrew's characteristics of a rod knock. I dropped the pan to adjust bearing clearances (my first time). The good news was that there...
Forum: Model-A 07-16-2021, 05:56 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 294
Posted By doug.nichols
Model A Oil Pump Retainer Tool

Looking for the tool that is used to retain the oil pump when removing the oil pan.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-16-2021, 03:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 683
Posted By doug.nichols
Smile Battery Terminal Multiplier

I am looking for some kind of gadget that would allow me to attach multiple wires to the negative pole of my 12v battery without just stacking them on the bolt that holds the ground wire to the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-25-2021, 10:50 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 402
Posted By doug.nichols
Smile Orcas Island A'ers

As a new resident of Orcas Island, WA I am wondering if anybody knows of other A'ers on the Island.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-05-2021, 07:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 938
Posted By doug.nichols
Re: Brakes Discoveries

Bob C. Should the brake rod be hitting the cross member?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-03-2021, 09:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 938
Posted By doug.nichols
Re: Brakes Discoveries

Thanks Bob C. In looking at past postings, I see a trend related to sagging frames and cross shaft interference. The rod from brake pedal to cross shaft must be from a newer car, mine is a 29.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-03-2021, 08:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 938
Posted By doug.nichols
Smile Brakes Discoveries

As I begin to investigate my brake linkages etc. I have found two interesting things as shown in the attached pictures...

1. The mountings for the cross shaft to the frame have two 1/4" steel...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-14-2021, 08:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 674
Posted By doug.nichols
Re: Front Backing Plate Removal

Disregard my last posting about rear backing plate removal. I found a gold mine of information via the search function. BTW I chose the removal of radius rod route.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-14-2021, 05:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 674
Posted By doug.nichols
Re: Front Backing Plate Removal

I got the front backing plates off thanks to your help. Now the rear backing plates are eating me alive. Less Andrews purple book page 1-40 indicates that one only needs to remove the axle nut,...
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