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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 01:45 PM
Replies: 8
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Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Gears 1930 model A

LOL. It does become a habit doesn't it !
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 08:14 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 281
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Engine wont start.

If you ground a plug wire there won't be a spark. The wire needs to be about 1/4" from the ground.

Start by checking for 6v volts at points open arm and 0v when arm is closed. If that isn't...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 04:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 403
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Gears 1930 model A

Good info above.
Take your time. These old monsters are not in a hurry to do anything.
As said, shift 1-2 while just moving. 2-3 at about 12-15mph. Nice and slow and feel the shifter slip along....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 07:44 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,141
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: axle key

Don't tighten that nut as it should be and the hub can be pulled off by hand. Thats why some folks think they can leave that nut loose thinking the key will do all the driving.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-26-2020, 12:48 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,141
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: axle key

I miss those old 2 stroke Detroits. I thought they were great engines but they didn't like starting in real cold weather without some type of help.


Its surprising the things one sees working on...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-25-2020, 07:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 654
Posted By Patrick L.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-25-2020, 02:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 654
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Condenser mount

Just had 5 bad ones, I think they had a bad batch. I also think they moved or sold.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-25-2020, 08:17 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 654
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Condenser mount

Points or condenser ?

Buy the expensive ones. [ or a NOS]
NAPA may have them in stock or can overnight them. Ford V8 points are the same, I don't recall any change thru the 60s-70s [except for...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-24-2020, 12:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 654
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Condenser mount

The condenser doesn't care about the system voltage, 6 or 12 is fine.
Just connect the condenser the same polarity as the points. If system polarity is positive ground as original, then points...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-24-2020, 07:27 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,141
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: axle key

LOL. Yep.

Same guy. We got a service call and I went. Super cold morning and a Detroit 71 series wouldn't start. Big surprise huh. I pull up and this clown has the mouth flipped open and is...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-23-2020, 02:24 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,141
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: axle key

We had to fire a mechanic decades ago for a similar reason. Its not the only reason he got fired, he insisted on changing valve cover gaskets, carburetors, etc. with his air gun. He would pick the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-22-2020, 05:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 570
Posted By Patrick L.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-21-2020, 10:20 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 241
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: 1930 Tudor - Rear Parking Light - whats this??

Yep, thats a light switch. The originals are good, the repro's are not. They to get full of oil/grease. Its a pretty basic simple thing.

A wiring diagram would be helpful and should be to be found...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-21-2020, 10:13 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 570
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Ignition System Question

My suspicion is that the wide plug probably caused the mis-fires and would not hurt the coil.

It does appear that some fellas have had bad luck with these coils lately. I've had good luck with...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-21-2020, 10:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 525
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: oil lube circuit

Oil is pumped from base into valve chamber. Gravity takes over from there. Oil flowing into drip tray is picked up by the con rod dippers. Simple/ basic.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-20-2020, 10:58 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 902
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Determining Model A Gas Mileage

Figuring out fuel mileage ?

Fill tank up where you're comfortable
note odometer reading
drive car
Refill tank at some time again to a point where you're comfortable which should close as to the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-20-2020, 08:48 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 535
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Maybe starter problems?

Good above info
Starter switch
Stuck stater drive
Poor battery connections/ground connection at frame
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-19-2020, 12:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 319
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Clutch finger depth

Yes. The fingers should be .002" of each other.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-19-2020, 08:27 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 781
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: new battery goin dead

Have you checked for a draw ?

If you have a draw then its either a bad ignition switch or generator cut-out.

If there is no draw then it seems like you have a bad battery.

You really...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-18-2020, 05:00 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 781
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: new battery goin dead

OK, but why not find and fix the draw. Unless you're using an alternator and thats what drawing.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-18-2020, 04:59 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 781
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: new battery goin dead

To check for the battery draw, it really makes no difference whether the test light is connected between the positive or negative leads. It'll still light the light if the draw is there.

And if...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-17-2020, 10:49 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 719
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Bent timing pin

Well, I guess that would make sense. I type this as I shake my head. But, I've pried on things I shouldn't have.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-17-2020, 07:55 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 719
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Bent timing pin

Are you talking about the actual timing pin or the distributor locating pin ?

Its surprising either would be bent. But it just goes to show that people can do about anything when they put their...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-15-2020, 04:30 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,306
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Iím wondering if my coil is going bad

I didn't think we were aware the points had been around for awhile.

Maybe something has 'slipped' or maybe the points are just poor quality.

Vaseline has been used for decades, its been a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-15-2020, 03:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 309
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Front end tollerences...

If I'm making or pulling a frame I like it to be within 1/16"


When doing alignments If the vehicle is used mostly by one person I leave the pass door open. Of course for crowned roads I set...
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