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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 05:17 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,058
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Take a gander at this.

Glen Curtiss ? I see his name mentioned. My Grandfather and Mr Curtiss were friends. I've always thought he was a great man and did more for aviation then anyone of the time. His airplanes[ NC] made...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 02:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 207
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Pertonix Coil Performance

Point gap affects coil saturation time.

It takes just so much voltage to jump a [ sparkler/rotor] gap. The wider the gap the more voltage it takes. More voltage than what is needed is not...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 11:37 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 441
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: tail lite bulbs

:D:D:D:D:D:D AHHH, I misunderstood her. :D:D:D:D:D:D
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-13-2020, 03:56 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 581
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Model A Missing Badly

I'm beginning to have the problem too. :D
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-13-2020, 12:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 441
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: tail lite bulbs

LEDs will help.

But, idiots passing on the left with your arm out, signal on, vehicle sitting on the center line is common. Just happened again the other day, would have turned into her if I...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-12-2020, 06:13 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 581
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Model A Missing Badly

Happens all the time doesn't it.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-12-2020, 06:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 495
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Rear wheels upward travel limitation

between the axle and the frame.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-12-2020, 10:38 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 495
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Rear wheels upward travel limitation

I don't see why you couldn't make up a couple rubber snubbers. That would limit the axle travel. More modern vehicles have used axle and pinion snubbers for decades.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-11-2020, 12:16 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 698
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Zenith or Tillotson

It was mentioned.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-11-2020, 05:21 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 698
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Zenith or Tillotson

Tilly's are good carburetors. They are know for warping the body, but, thats not hard to fix. Be careful when taking them apart, especially the drain plug and nozzle. The threads are fragile.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-11-2020, 05:18 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 698
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Zenith or Tillotson

:D Yep, I forgot about that :D
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-10-2020, 03:11 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 822
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Not to say it wont happen again tomorrow

Condensers made in china are pure junk which I think most are made there. Just went thru a similar incident, it took 5 to find a good one. They worked fine for a matter of mere seconds. Drove me...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-10-2020, 01:55 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 698
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Zenith or Tillotson

Just installed another Zenith recently. Could never get one to idle like I liked and all had a decal gallop that I couldn't adjust out. Went thru a half dozen over the years.
Car had a Tillotson...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-10-2020, 11:29 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 959
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Not enough power??

Have to you tried adjusting the horn?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-10-2020, 11:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 377
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: model a does not start

Fuel on
left lever up
right lever down a few clicks
key on
clutch in or in neutral
push starter switch while pulling choke rod for about 2 revolutions
engine start, choke in, left lever down...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-10-2020, 11:21 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 162
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Starter Issue....

If the starter drive is not stuck and the engine turns freely, then it sounds like it may be a starter switch issue. Check make sure you have full battery voltage to the starter terminal.

It...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-09-2020, 03:27 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,622
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Slamming into first gear

Does the pressure plate look like its working correctly ?

Does the disk keep spinning with the pressure plate ?

Maybe some of the friction material is coming loose from the disk.

Maybe there...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-08-2020, 04:57 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 737
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: OT Human Intrest

That's great ! Kinda renews one's faith in humanity. I have a feeling your dad enjoyed the heck out of it.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-08-2020, 01:53 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 835
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Do YOU single-clutch ?

Yep, thats one thing I like about these old critters with that big heavy flywheel. They'll take off in 2nd and not blink an eye, they'll chunk along nice and slow in top gear and not care and pull...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-07-2020, 11:09 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 923
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Lightened Flywheel

Must be another myth or old wives tale, but, I've always heard that at least 12# needs to be removed when using a counter weighted crank.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-07-2020, 11:08 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 835
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Do YOU single-clutch ?

I don't double clutch on upshifts. I just take my time.

Double clutching is common on downshifts, almost mandatory. I started out that way but now I just single clutch them. Just raise the engine...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-07-2020, 05:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 300
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Noisy generator

The brushes are making noise ? Not the bearings/bushing ?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-06-2020, 12:02 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,114
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Battery Isolator switch

If you're using a standard cutout [ non regulator] then try to get an original. Repo's are junk.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-05-2020, 07:17 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,622
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Slamming into first gear

Just push the pedal, stick in a piece of 2x4 to hold it down, crawl under and take a look.

Good that you figured it out though.

Shouldn't be too hard to replace and hopefully all be well.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-05-2020, 05:13 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,356
Posted By Patrick L.
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