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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-28-2020, 03:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 545
Posted By kimlinh
Re: Thread size for Model B jets

Gary is correct. 10-34 is close to 5mmX .75. I think that's why the incorrect size of 10-34 was used. 5mm x .75 is available. Try MSC or McMaster.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-24-2020, 09:16 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,190
Posted By kimlinh
Condenser mount

Is mounting the condenser directly to the coil more reliable than mounting it to the points? What condenser is best to use for this? What side of the coil do you use (+ or-) ? If your running this...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-07-2020, 09:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 878
Posted By kimlinh
Waterless coolant

Does anyone use Evans (or any other) waterless coolant. Is it any good for a model A? How well does it work? I'm interested because of the corrosion protection it might give to the model A cooling...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-23-2020, 05:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,050
Posted By kimlinh
Condenser check

Last time out in my A the car started running a little rough on the way home. I couldn't find anything wrong. I suspect something electrical. How can I check the condenser to see if it is starting to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-19-2020, 06:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 640
Posted By kimlinh
Re: .0435 pistons

Check your bore size. A .040 piston may be able to have the skirt knurled oversize and fit just fine. My experience with Model A pistons is that they fit tight to begin with. The engines do run cold...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-09-2020, 02:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,592
Posted By kimlinh
High compression engine life.

I am still running a stock head. I'm sure the high compression heads run better, more power, cleaner burning, etc. However that also means more load on the bearings. With a stock oil system (not...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-16-2020, 09:35 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,921
Posted By kimlinh
Re: Ok, I've got a question for the Northerners....long.

Don't be in a hurry to drive your beautiful car on salty Michigan roads. (Isn't there a salt mine under the city of Detroit?). I have the same problems you do (Car, Wife, Garage). The NFL helps a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-27-2019, 08:10 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,909
Posted By kimlinh
Re: Generator vs Alternator

I tried to run a generator because I want my car to be as original as possible. I finally switched to an alternator. It works much better. No cut out problems, better battery maintenance , better...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-27-2019, 06:49 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,550
Posted By kimlinh
Re: Rotella T4 oil, dirty oil

Your oil is not getting dark because it is the wrong oil. The air and oil filters also have little to do with it. It gets dark because of the incomplete and inefficient combustion of the Model A...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-04-2019, 07:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,202
Posted By kimlinh
Re: Choke to start all the time?

Check your float level. If the fuel level is low in the float bowl it is harder for the engine to draw gas from the jets.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-08-2019, 05:41 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,383
Posted By kimlinh
Re: transmission oil

I use SAE 140 wt. gear oil and it works fine. To thick an oil can be a problem just as to thin can be.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-06-2019, 07:13 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,952
Posted By kimlinh
Re: Turn Signals . . . Your Thoughts

I don't like them. They are not original looking at all. We have hand signals. HOWEVER, after I finished my car and took it for a short drive, I put them on my car. It is better to be safe. There are...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-06-2019, 07:07 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,275
Posted By kimlinh
Re: Gas tank cap venting?

The gas cap is not high tech there is a small hole that vents pressure. Look at your cap. If there is a small hole in the inner cap(caps are made in two pieces) and the hole is not blocked, your good.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-13-2019, 09:58 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,344
Posted By kimlinh
Re: Rearching brake shoes.

I couldn't find anyone to re-arch my shoes when I did my car. I used double back tape to hold 80 grit paper to my drums and sanded them by hand. It worked well and I now have good brakes but it is...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-30-2019, 06:37 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,704
Posted By kimlinh
Re: Carburetor float hinge bracket dislodged


Tiger 1000 is right, you really do need to do a good job whatever way you go. Do you have any equipment available to you like a lathe, mill, sandblaster, and torches? I might have an...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-21-2019, 06:06 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,858
Posted By kimlinh
Re: Side Mirror Installation Tips Needed

Can you take the top hinge off the car and work "on the Bench"?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-29-2019, 06:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,016
Posted By kimlinh
Re: Cast Iron Drum temperaure too high??

When I first drove my car after installing new cast Iron drums the temperature was high like yours is. After several adjustments and a few miles, the temps came way down. Were your shoes arched to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-10-2019, 06:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 966
Posted By kimlinh
Re: Water pump

I don't know what the biggest cause is but if your pump casting cracked while the engine was running I'd check the fan out. It may be way out of balance and ready to fail.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-30-2019, 07:58 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,238
Posted By kimlinh
Re: New block interest.

I would be interested in a block with pressure oiling, an oil filter, and a modern rear main seal. I'm not going to build a race motor so the rest of the stuff, ( 3 or 5 main bearings, larger...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-06-2019, 06:10 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,570
Posted By kimlinh
Re: Stalls When Braking

I had the same problem with my car when I first put it on the road. It turns out that the Idle jet was too small (or blocked) and I could not get it to idle slow enough so my engine was using the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-01-2019, 07:47 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,008
Posted By kimlinh
Re: Scammer warning

how is the guy going to make money on a scam if he is paying you the money?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-17-2019, 07:38 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,135
Posted By kimlinh
Re: Newby with a question - Castor angle

I agree with the bent wishbone However, you are way out. Check everything. you will probably find several things that are worn/bent and need help. Also, you may want to try a rear panhard rod. I put...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-09-2019, 05:54 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,615
Posted By kimlinh
Re: Pronunciations

Its spelled Borston.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-05-2019, 10:33 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,842
Posted By kimlinh
Re: After Sandblastig...What have you found...

+2 Brent. Phosphoric acid works great. It stops the rust and gives the paint (primer) a good base. I use a product called Ospho, But there are others. Be careful some metal preps are mostly water...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-30-2018, 10:02 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,346
Posted By kimlinh
Battery- Again

I'm looking for a new battery, My old size 1 does not hold a charge. The two I'm considering are the tractor supply 6 volt and the Duracell 6 volt. Both batteries have been discussed here. The...
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