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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 10:04 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 238
Posted By KGBnut
Patching Inner Tubes

I got a flat on my motorcycle the other day. I picked up a roofing nail. I put in a new tube, but I am confident that the puncture is so tiny that tube is salvageable. I haven't patched an inner...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-18-2020, 09:06 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 360
Posted By KGBnut
Re: Anyone using a horn relay

That is that the one that I have. My system is 6 volt, positive ground, with an original generator.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-18-2020, 07:15 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 360
Posted By KGBnut
Re: Anyone using a horn relay

I have a non-standard, but period correct, horn (the Sparton was stolen long before I bought the car). I couldn't fit the relay inside the cover, so I put it inside the radiator shell. It still...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-16-2020, 07:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 523
Posted By KGBnut
Re: Coupe Glass Replacement

Once you pull the interior upholstery panels it is really just a couple of screws to pull out the inner frames of the windows. The only part that I found tricky was stretching the rubber seal around...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-16-2020, 01:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 626
Posted By KGBnut
Re: Sound deadening? Anyone done it?

I, too, used self-adhesive HVAC insulation. Not as good as Dynamat, but inexpensive. Also, I find that a lot of the squeaks come from anywhere wood meets metal. For that I used fabric, or...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-10-2020, 07:15 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,090
Posted By KGBnut
Re: The Ace Mechanic Again

Okay.... I have to ask.... What the devil is an "E-Ray."
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-10-2020, 06:51 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 856
Posted By KGBnut
Re: Andy Hardy Movies

I think if you watched some old silent movies you might see some spark adjustments or choke. I know that you would see hand cranking, but mostly for comic effect. By the '30s and '40s automatic...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-09-2020, 08:07 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 848
Posted By KGBnut
Re: Greetings all - I'm a new owner

Nice looking truck. I recognize that it is not a traditional color, but I like it. You may find that it grows on you. It is your truck, make it what you want and don't let anybody tell you...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-03-2020, 09:01 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 195
Posted By KGBnut
Re: Grease Fittings

Just out of curiosity, does your grease gun have a flexible hose. They are just about useless on the original fittings. I put my Model A end on a gun with a short metal shaft so I can push it...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-03-2020, 06:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 733
Posted By KGBnut
Re: Gas Gauge Gasket

I repaired my float about ten years ago. I didn't know any better at the time, so I used the neoprene gasket with the brass slip washers. I don't doubt the guys that say cork is better (they would...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-29-2020, 02:17 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 692
Posted By KGBnut
Re: Brake Conversion? Or not.

The only advantages to hydraulics is fewer points to introduce play in the system, and no need to balance the brakes as carefully.

When all these folks are telling you about a "properly set up...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-21-2020, 08:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 714
Posted By KGBnut
Re: Timing gear

On mine, the fiber separated from the aluminum carrier. I didn't want that to happen again so I went aluminum. I heard the warnings about noise, but did it anyway. I notice no difference in engine...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-21-2020, 07:56 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,044
Posted By KGBnut
Re: Dual Condensers?

Thanks to all of you. This forum is a wealth of information.

Ken
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-19-2020, 08:13 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 733
Posted By KGBnut
Re: Purpose of dual points?

The only dual points system I've worked on is on my 1978 Suzuki Motorcycles. Both are four cylinders. They use a lost spark system. Each time a set of points opens you get spark in two cylinders;...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-18-2020, 08:35 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,044
Posted By KGBnut
Dual Condensers?

My grandfather was mechanic from the dawn of the automotive age. He worked mostly for Buick, but could fix anything. He also had a reputation as being an absolute wiz with ignition systems.

My...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-18-2020, 08:18 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 621
Posted By KGBnut
Re: About oils

I have to admit, that was fascinating, and I learned a few things. Admittedly, he is talking about today's modern, tight-tolerance engines, and it doesn't apply so much to our 90-year-old engines.
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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-18-2020, 07:49 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 752
Posted By KGBnut
Re: Carb leak

With a good needle valve, properly adjusted float, and a good shut off valve you can still get a carb drip out of the air inlet. In my experience, it is almost always bad gaskets (fiber washer) on...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-12-2020, 06:37 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 515
Posted By KGBnut
Re: Push pedal bell ??

I've got one of those in a box somewhere. When I was a kid Pop installed it in the family station wagon. When he picked us up from school we could always find him quickly in the parking log.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-28-2020, 07:54 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,040
Posted By KGBnut
Re: convert to LED headlights

Brent, whose LED bulbs are you using?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-28-2020, 06:59 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 886
Posted By KGBnut
Re: Designing an Emergency Electrical Circuit

I maybe the oddball out there, but my daily driver still has the original wiring harness. I inspected it thoroughly before I put her on the road and recheck things now and again. I've had very few...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-24-2020, 11:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 574
Posted By KGBnut
Re: Overhaul your Gearbox - Series of 4 Videos

This video series is excellent. I'm only disappointed that he hasn't posted the final video showing re-installation. From comments on his video it sounds like he got it all back together and has...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-17-2020, 08:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 946
Posted By KGBnut
Re: Carburetor control

Werner,

I love your homemade one!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-16-2020, 06:11 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 946
Posted By KGBnut
Re: Carburetor control

I've seen those in books on Model A accessories, but I've never seen one on a car. I think it is only a label to fit around your GAV.

I'm curious, why are you looking for dimensions? Are you...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-14-2020, 08:38 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,064
Posted By KGBnut
Re: Rain

I drive in all weather, and have been in some mighty, heavy rains. I close the windshield tight and crack the windows a smidge and it is fine. The windshield wiper isn't worth a darn, but I turn it...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-14-2020, 08:33 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,364
Posted By KGBnut
Re: What is driving an A on snow/ice like? Can you add studs to A tyres?

I think you would have a hard time finding a shop that would still install studs. You can only safely (and legally) stud a brand new tire. You never stud a tire that has wear. Around here, in...
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