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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-09-2021, 11:11 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 319
Posted By JBill
Re: Need Advice on Emergency Brake Shoes

If they're really tight I wouldn't try number 1. Number 2 sounds like a much better plan to me. I don't know if you even have to do all the things you suggest with tape and dye. I'd just...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-26-2021, 05:14 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 693
Posted By JBill
Re: How often does a Model A have a need for a tow truck?

But not one likely to produce peace of mind for the summer driving season ahead!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-12-2021, 06:21 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,629
Posted By JBill
Re: Motometer does not seem to register anything

I dipped the sensor of my repro moto meter (from a reputable vendor) in boiling water and it registered nothing at all. Looks nice, though.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-04-2021, 02:21 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 815
Posted By JBill
Re: Alternatives to the spring-loaded LT connection at distributor?

I didn't even know it was an issue, and now it's something else to worry about!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-13-2021, 10:14 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,153
Posted By JBill
Re: First Time Tire Change

Go to Amazon and put in "Tire changing spoon" and you'll see a whole selection.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-13-2021, 09:43 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,540
Posted By JBill
Re: Itís getting harder to drive my A

I'm just about to turn 80, and am reluctant to drive my A any more because I'm no longer confident that if something went wrong on the road I'd be able to repair it.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-25-2021, 09:50 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 369
Posted By JBill
Re: '29 model A why does the light switch turn completely around in a circle

Like Purdy says. I'd guess the piece at the bottom of the rod is stripped or slipped out of place. If you loosen the bail and remove the wiring "bulb" thing at the bottom of the steering column...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-12-2021, 10:23 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 976
Posted By JBill
Re: How Many Model A's Are There Now?

Mine is the only one I've ever seen in our city of 30,000 or so. I think if I were just starting out in the antique car hobby myself I'd probably be into cars from the fifties.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-31-2021, 12:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 824
Posted By JBill
Re: Question About Inconsistent Horn Performance

My horn never worked very well until I changed to an alternator. I probably could have tinkered with the generator to improve its performance, but I'm not that well-versed with electrical stuff so I...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-25-2021, 10:44 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 965
Posted By JBill
Re: Battery/Starter Advice Needed

If it does turn out to be the bendix, make sure you get any debris (like a broken bolt, e.g.) out of the flywheel housing--if there is any debris. Might not be. Lots of advice on this board on how...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-12-2021, 09:22 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,187
Posted By JBill
Re: emergency brake backing plate removal

I'm not talking about the wedge. That's something else. I mean the housing for the toggle lever that activates the brake shoe and to which the rod is attached on the outside of the backing plate.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-11-2021, 02:52 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,187
Posted By JBill
Re: emergency brake backing plate removal

Is the emergency brake toggle lever completely out? Originally, there were no zerk fittings on the lever housing and that sucker is often corroded fast.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-06-2021, 10:02 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,326
Posted By JBill
Re: Starting Troubles

Glad I'm not the only one who's done that!!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-13-2020, 09:22 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 975
Posted By JBill
Re: Distributor question

Are these oil-lite bushings the same as graphite bushings? Or just as good? Or just as bad?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-28-2020, 12:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 602
Posted By JBill
Re: throttle control

Maybe get one of those "collars" to adjust the length of the rod between the ball on the throttle control and the ball on the carb? I'm not sure how bendable those control arms are, and you...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-23-2020, 12:52 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,647
Posted By JBill
Re: 1930 Roadster on ebay. Thoughts please.

That seems a little high, but it's not outrageous. Try to put one together for that price. You wouldn't even get a good start.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-09-2020, 10:36 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 969
Posted By JBill
Re: Carb identify

The fitting from the gas line to the carburetor fuel inlet is a little different from either Zenith or Tillotson.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-19-2020, 09:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 812
Posted By JBill
Re: wet floor 30 A rumble seat area

There's a gutter there but no seal (at least not on mine). Just take it easy with the hose
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-11-2020, 08:12 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,420
Posted By JBill
Re: How to Start the Model "A" shown in 45 seconds

Why doesn't mine sound like that??
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-24-2020, 09:58 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,777
Posted By JBill
Re: Marvel Schebler carb pouring gas

I had that happen with a MS carb several years ago, and could never figure out what was wrong or get it to stop. I eventually just took it off, put it on a shelf, and installed a Tillotson on my...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-09-2020, 08:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,300
Posted By JBill
Re: Hudson Wagon Works Doors

How many of our younger folks would even know what "include SASE" in an ad even meant?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-07-2020, 05:58 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,096
Posted By JBill
Re: blown fuse problem

Could be lots of things, but if your wiriing is in a metal conduit make sure the conduit has not moved and is making contact inside the terminal box with the driver's side post.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-11-2020, 09:26 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 754
Posted By JBill
Re: Differential oil leaking on on brake shoes

This is a very big and complex job. As Franklin suggests, get a shop manual. First thing, get a safe and reliable spring spreader for the rear spring. Removing and replacing the rear axle is, IMO,...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-05-2020, 12:06 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,311
Posted By JBill
Re: Nice

I'd use a double gasket before installing the water pump!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-04-2020, 09:17 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 811
Posted By JBill
Re: Need help lowering roadster top please

Just be careful not to "pinch" any of the top material in the irons as they unfold. As Hawk says, go slow.
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