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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-21-2020, 10:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,804
Posted By SteveR.
Re: Easy fix for carburetor fuel line leak

My mistake, I put a magnet on it and the line is steel, not aluminum.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-20-2020, 01:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,804
Posted By SteveR.
Easy fix for carburetor fuel line leak

Woke up this morning to a house that smelled like gas because I forgot to turn off the fuel valve on the "A". Decided to try to fix it right, it has been an ongoing issue for months, and didn't go...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-01-2020, 10:55 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,255
Posted By SteveR.
Theft of original license plates - is this an issue?

I have 1930 TX plates on my Tudor. It is my weekend car, so it is often at the grocery store, hardware store, or wherever else I need to go. I only have the rear plate installed as I've wondered if...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-01-2020, 10:51 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,187
Posted By SteveR.
Re: Black spark plug ooze

On my just-overhauled engine I had a plug leaking like this. I added anti-seize to the plug threads and I believe that has stopped the leaking. Now I'm wondering if I have a ring issue...guess I...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-01-2020, 10:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 838
Posted By SteveR.
Re: Steering wheel turns light switch rod

Thanks for posting this. I've had this problem for a while, but it recently/randomly got much worse. I added the bushing from Brattons, cleaned/oiled & straightened the light switch rod and it...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-08-2020, 02:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,383
Posted By SteveR.
Re: Wind Wings

Is this the right stuff? Mine are loose as well.

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07K4SFP4D/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_fabc_uQeQFbH58R8DP?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-03-2020, 10:29 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,777
Posted By SteveR.
Re: Model A's & Airplanes

I traded an airplane for my '30 Tudor. The plane was a "Pietenpol Air Camper", designed by a farmer in Minnesota in the 20s, and originally outfitted with a Ford Model A engine. Many people still...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-28-2020, 09:32 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,790
Posted By SteveR.
Re: Can I use new cast brake drums with old shoes?

Anyone know a shop in the Fort Worth area that can assemble the hubs, drums & lugs for me?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-28-2020, 04:14 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,790
Posted By SteveR.
Re: Can I use new cast brake drums with old shoes?

Ken, I have a friend in East TX I told I would come visit soon...I'll give you a call, I may bring my brakes with me.

Thanks for the input everyone!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-28-2020, 04:02 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 7,133
Posted By SteveR.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-27-2020, 10:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,790
Posted By SteveR.
Re: Can I use new cast brake drums with old shoes?

Agree with all of the thoughts above... i'd rather do it once and do it right. With that in mind, I have the drums, what else do I need to buy? How many hours to do the work for a first timer? I...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-27-2020, 09:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 835
Posted By SteveR.
Re-setting oval speedometer

I have a '30 Tudor with an oval speedometer, can I easily re-set the odometer to 0 miles? I want to do this simply because the number on the odometer number is meaningless after 90 years....I was...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-27-2020, 09:52 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 7,133
Posted By SteveR.
What is a "reasonable" speed in a Model A for one to get "reasonable" engine life?

Just installed a new stock/rebuilt engine in my A from a reputable builder. I asked him if it was OK to drive it 45 to 50 mph, or if that would hurt engine life. He suggested that it would likely...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-27-2020, 09:47 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,013
Posted By SteveR.
Re: New engine - intermittent backfiring - stuck valve?

Y'all fixed it! Carb float level was off by 1/4" or more. Set it to 1" from the gasket surface and she runs nice and strong now, which is good for a new $4,000 engine. :) Thank you all for the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-26-2020, 09:37 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,013
Posted By SteveR.
Re: New engine - intermittent backfiring - stuck valve?

According to this chart, either my float is set too low or the main orifice has trash in it:
https://www.modela.org/troubleshooting.gif
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-26-2020, 09:24 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,013
Posted By SteveR.
Re: New engine - intermittent backfiring - stuck valve?

A little more information on this...

I haven't contacted the builder until I know for sure it is a valve...don't want to waste his time if it isn't his issue, and now I don't think it is.
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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-21-2020, 05:38 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,790
Posted By SteveR.
Can I use new cast brake drums with old shoes?

The car came with new cast drums when I got it and I need to install them. Will it hurt to keep the shoes?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-18-2020, 10:26 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,013
Posted By SteveR.
New engine - intermittent backfiring - stuck valve?

I have a new engine with maybe 80 miles on it, built by a reputable manufacturer. It has started intermittent backfiring "fits" and corresponding power loss after it gets warm. I don't think it is...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-09-2019, 09:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,105
Posted By SteveR.
Re: Replacing pistons

Great information everyone, thank you.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-09-2019, 05:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,105
Posted By SteveR.
Replacing pistons

I had a piston come apart in my "A". No idea on the history of the engine or the piston source as I've only had it a couple of years. The pistons look very new, at least the parts in the bottom of...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-02-2019, 10:46 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,184
Posted By SteveR.
Re: What do I need to do to get a reliable engine?

Thank you all for the helpful information! Does anyone have experience with Lilleker Antique Auto in College Station? The price is very good and I could get the engine to them pretty easy, but I’ll...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-28-2019, 09:33 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,184
Posted By SteveR.
Re: What do I need to do to get a reliable engine?

Need some help with this, Grace and Faith are bugging me to go driving!

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48978142141_0c9c90c7f1_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2hC2Mhz)2019-05-30 20.32.25...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-28-2019, 09:08 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,184
Posted By SteveR.
What do I need to do to get a reliable engine?

Aquired my '30 Tudor about 3 years ago. Drove it mostly around town every weekend. One day, sitting at a light something came apart on the crank...still haven't pulled that pan but there are big...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-27-2019, 10:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,694
Posted By SteveR.
Re: Smoke/oil blowing out oil fill tube

Mine is spitting a lot of oil, enough that it is dripping off the oil pan after driving. I assume re-ringing the engine is inevitable, but hopefully not worse than that?

Oil is not overfilled per...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-26-2019, 10:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,694
Posted By SteveR.
Smoke/oil blowing out oil fill tube

I just swapped a used engine into my '30 Tudor. It is blowing a lot of smoke from the oil fill tube, and even spits small droplets of oil out. I assume that means bad rings, and that I'd have to...
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