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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 06:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 182
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Choke control knob

Separate it and then remove the whole GAV from the carburetor. It can then be taken apart to see if/what is wrong.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 06:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 328
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Sticking Valves

If using the additives don't work they can usually be freed up by just removing the side cover and working the valves manually.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-06-2021, 02:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 409
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Fuel/air mixture and engine temperature

Yep, similar to aircraft engines, except for running lean of peak. [ smiley face]
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-03-2021, 09:05 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 790
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: 30 Coupe Cooling question

It kinda sounds as if you may have a bad head gasket or a crack is the cooling system somewhere and the coolant is going out the tailpipe.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-03-2021, 12:06 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,182
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: two tooth steering box lubrication

A mix of both grease and oil ? I think thats probably what most have.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-03-2021, 08:56 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 674
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Battery warmer

I agree with the others.
You have a draw or bad battery. Maybe you have both. The draw shouldn't be hard to find and fix. Also make sure the battery connections are removed and cleaned, especially...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-03-2021, 08:50 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 814
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: 28, 29 vs 30,31 What do you like any why?

I guess I'd say the 30-31 because I own one. So I know more about them than the 28-29.
If I had bought a 28-29 then I'd probably prefer them and know more about them.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-02-2021, 08:15 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 927
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: O/T Explain water bucket mouse trap

" They usually move too fast to piss on "



LOL! Ya got to lead them !
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-28-2021, 07:29 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 294
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Wheel Size regarding Radials

If and when the old 19" Sears tires ever wear out they'll be replaced with radials.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-27-2021, 03:41 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,018
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Extended warranty

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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-26-2021, 02:26 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,018
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Extended warrantee

Now thats a good idea !

As soon as they say why they called I set the phone down, walk away and let them ramble on till they figure out what happened. I'll play along next time.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-26-2021, 07:42 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,027
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Lake Ice Saw

Guards and OHSA. They don't need no stinking guards or OSHA !

Can they get badges though.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-26-2021, 07:39 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 361
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: 29 Roadster won't idle all the way down

The info about oiling all the linkage points and making sure they are free, straight and moving properly is good.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-24-2021, 05:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,027
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Lake Ice Saw

We have pictures from our area of horse drawn gang saws.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-22-2021, 12:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 495
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Split Pistons and Pin Clearance - need help

OK, I thought the originals were split skirted. I don't remember having one in my hand and I don't think I would ever install them.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-22-2021, 08:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 495
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Split Pistons and Pin Clearance - need help

Good. I imagine a spec sheet should be included. I'm curious as to what it has to say.
I think the original engines had split pistons and only .002" clearance. But, I've not had an original apart.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-21-2021, 11:14 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,163
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Looking for opinions - compression low on 2 & 3

For an automotive type leak tester I just use a spark plug base with an air fitting welded in. An air line connects to it with a shut off valve to control the air to the cylinder. Not much air...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-21-2021, 11:11 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 495
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Split Pistons and Pin Clearance - need help

No one has chimed in yet.So,,

I tend to run engines looser than most folks. All engines.

As for wrist pins, I like .001-.0015" which is a push fit. Much more than that though and they'll...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-20-2021, 05:12 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,509
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Model A Aircraft Kit

As far as the single drive for the magnetos, I've flown them [ only in good visual weather]. But, It was an incredibly stupid idea.

I've also flown single magneto J2. Very underpowered. 37 HP if I...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-20-2021, 04:58 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,182
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: two tooth steering box lubrication

Yep, its hard,,,


There is a lot of reading on this topic.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-20-2021, 11:58 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 518
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: LED Turnsignals

Yep, some/most electronic STUFF is polarity sensitive.

I've recently [ last few years] seen 6v positive grd electronic flashers from England. If they work with Lucas stuff then maybe they'll work...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-20-2021, 10:17 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 923
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Compression test results, opinions please.

I haven't had anything to add, so, I haven't.

I agree with running the monster for awhile. A few more thousand and another compression check. Maybe the rear rings just haven't set yet.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-20-2021, 08:33 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 518
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: LED Turnsignals

I don't think I have a photo, I'll have to look. I'm 1300 miles from the car until May.

I just formed a license plate bracket to the spare tire and belted it in place.

The lens even has STOP...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-19-2021, 04:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 518
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: LED Turnsignals

Yep.

Fairly easy conversion. 'A' vendors such as Brattons have the turn switch and LED rear bulbs. The LEDs make a big difference.

There may now be a 6v electronic flasher that actually works,...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-17-2021, 08:09 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,509
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Model A Aircraft Kit

A friend built one about 30 yrs or so ago and I helped him install a Continental C series engine. It took him several years to build it.

I wouldn't strap my fanny in one with the Model A engine.
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