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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 12:31 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 384
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: main seal leak

Here is one attempt I found on engine I bought--- it didn't work ,drilled in the wrong place, the traditional "fix" was to cut a groove near the rear thrust flange with a drain hole at the bottom ,...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-17-2021, 11:21 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 314
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Granada engine noise

change the 2 lifters
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-13-2021, 07:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 359
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Testing Starter

I have good data for 6v
cranking- 145-165A @5.1volts
spinning free-2700 rpm ,50 amps @6v
locked -- 14 ft lbs,560 amps, 3.75 volts
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-12-2021, 01:47 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,853
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Consensus of opinion

I do a lot of night driving and have higher wattage halogen bulbs, cranks fast , lights are bright, have been accused of having 12volts, and other modifications
I would like to know how many amps...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-12-2021, 12:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 393
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: changing points in an original style 1931 distributor

I believe that many points are changed just about when the rubbing block is seated to the cam.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-12-2021, 11:54 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 486
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: which bearing

To match hubs
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-11-2021, 04:19 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,884
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Hershey Haul

I sold 35$ of stuff I found in the trash Thursday, --- sold some of it for more than on the price sticker,bought this box of NOS small generator/starter parts ---- paid more than I wanted to but less...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-11-2021, 09:10 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,853
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Consensus of opinion

For me a generator is more reliable and cheaper to repair/replace I have the charge rate set at 14 amps ---first generator I rebuilt am still doing high output testing after temporary repair in 1972...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-10-2021, 10:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 340
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: How do you identify ethonol resistant carb kits?

I had a failure of a ethanol resistant power valve in the late model Holley on my chevy truck took very old one out of flathead carb it went 10 years ---so being new and labeled ethanol resistant may...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-08-2021, 06:00 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 981
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: What can you do with a shop press?

If you have any intention of putting on cast iron drums 20 tons is not quite enough, mine it was 23 -25 tons on the gauge to finish setting them.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-07-2021, 09:02 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 556
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Hershey Wednesday

I already achieved my flea market selling goal ---50% by weight or volume
Got some good deals on tools, got some NOS parts at 1/10 of reproduction parts prices
More vendors than I expected
I...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-05-2021, 06:03 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 424
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Brake light (bulb) upgrade - 6v, non halogen

Why not halogen, I have been using halogen headlights in my A for over 20 years with the generator
Have you measured the voltage at the lights?
A friend bought a 36 packard, its brake lights were...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-04-2021, 02:41 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 541
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Any thoughts on Optima 6V

16 years out of last one. So far 5 on this one. I do not use maintainer, only charged when driving, when it's whole life without getting terminals cleaned or touched
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-03-2021, 08:17 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 791
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Wheel Bearing Repacking Interval

The later cars without the grease fitting had 10000 miles as the rear wheel bearing lubrication interval
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-01-2021, 12:09 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 743
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Crank case breather spits up oil

How high do you keep the oil level
If you look in the service bulletins there were changes in the baffles to reduce oil escaping--- look to see what version you have
I overfilled my smiths...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-30-2021, 02:04 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,038
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Creating a list for what to do to winterize your A

Back into garage, turn off fuel, run till carb dry, don't forget to push in pop out---
There's a section in the owners instruction book about storing for the winter .
I will drive even in winter,...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-27-2021, 01:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 608
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Engine priming/oiling BEST ideas.

I have a pressure can, fill it with 3 quarts, hook to oil pressure port and put air in tank
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-25-2021, 08:18 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,569
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Crimp style connector/wiring question

Flag ring terminal, if you want open slip on it is flag fork terminal
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-24-2021, 03:56 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,012
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Torque wrench

Surprisingly the harbor freight torque wrenches I tested on the snap on truck were all dead on at several different torque settings
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-24-2021, 03:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 816
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Champion 3x electrode

One of the ways to change the gap is to loosen the nut holding the ceramic and rotate to less worn area of center electrode
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-23-2021, 01:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 529
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Oil filter add to 36 lb?

For a bypass type spin on filter a gram pb50, it has a built in orfice
There was a original accessory oil filter, it was a canister mounted on the head with flexible hoses, it returned through a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-22-2021, 02:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 502
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Tweaking Toe-In

In later years (36)they came out with a specification that factored in camber, it is outlined in the 1936 service bulletins,
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-16-2021, 06:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 379
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Rear Engine Mount?

one part of the mount is bolted to the frame---with the rubber attached ---your rubber is not attached anymore
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-16-2021, 08:27 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 617
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Time For Clutch Adjustment?

There is a section in the owners instruction book about adjusting the clutch---how much "free play" does the pedal have
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-14-2021, 04:34 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,030
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Torque Tube to Differential Seal

Get a tube of right stuff sealer, use it to replace gasket, clean off oil before sealing
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