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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-31-2021, 09:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 568
Posted By daveymc29
Re: Update from the Ace Mechanic

Snoopy in France, 1917, over a fag and coffee as I repaired his Sopworth Camel, shot up by the Red Baron.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-31-2021, 04:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 568
Posted By daveymc29
Re: Update from the Ace Mechanic

Borg Warner overdrive, built into the torque tube. The overdrive quit engaging and the owner passed away before he got around to repairing it. I'm not very good at working on these, but did try to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-30-2021, 04:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 568
Posted By daveymc29
Update from the Ace Mechanic

So friends have come to the conclusion that the solenoid is trash. When out on the bench and 6V power is applied to it the plunger just oscillates in and out. I an told it should snap in and stay...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-27-2021, 10:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 620
Posted By daveymc29
In need a hand

The Ace Mechanic took a fall. Badly pulled my hamstring just as I was undertaking a job I needed help with. Diagnosing why a BW overdrive will not shift. Our club had only one person that I knew was...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-23-2021, 07:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 790
Posted By daveymc29
Re: The Ace Mechanic stikes again

No, 6V all the way. This is the most "Like" original Model A I ahave driven. Was restored in the 70's and shows very well now. He drove it to DC the morning after he finished the restoration and...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-22-2021, 10:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 790
Posted By daveymc29
Re: The Ace Mechanic stikes again

Anyone selling 6V solenoids outright? If so I'll be interested.

daveymac1936@gmail.com
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-22-2021, 11:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 790
Posted By daveymc29
The Ace Mechanic stikes again

On the way to the Reno Bash a few years ago a friend stopped me at a turnout and asked if I was using my overdrive over the mountains. I told him I was and he asked me to slow down a bit as his BW...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-11-2021, 10:54 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,309
Posted By daveymc29
Re: FRONT model A ‘modern’ seal use.

I helped a friend put one in. He was told to not us rtv when installing it and it imediately leaked. We removed the seal and filled top and bottom with channel with rtv, pushed seal into place and it...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-26-2021, 11:05 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,108
Posted By daveymc29
Re: Unhappy with pressurised radiator

I have a 2.5 psi radiator cap on adaptor I bought on a trip to Texas. It sits down by the horn wiring and is on the overflow tube. There is an overflo tank on the radiator locating rods and I use a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-11-2021, 11:25 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,627
Posted By daveymc29
Re: Any help for a new guy?

Any vehicle new to me will get all of the fluids changed before I try to drive it. Then I will usually put a charger on the battery and slowly charge it up while I take a compression test. Depending...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-06-2021, 09:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 807
Posted By daveymc29
Re: Remove hood hinge pins?????

On a couple of 29's I have found the center pin to not be a pin at all, it is a tube formed from flat stock which means there is a spot there the two ends of the flat stock meet that is just a butt...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-06-2021, 09:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 435
Posted By daveymc29
Front crankshaft modern seal

Helping a friend stop a leak at the front of his pan. We removed the pan with new seals and gaskets in hand. Examining the new modern front seal I find it has no markings on it and the lip of the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-31-2021, 05:16 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,153
Posted By daveymc29
what now is best to prevent rust returning?

I have used three gallons of vinegar to loosen up the rust in the cooling system and then used a box of soda to neutralize the acidic reaction of the vinegar and backflushed profusely with water...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-21-2021, 10:38 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,287
Posted By daveymc29
Re: LED Headli9ghts, 6v

I seem to be okay with the LED's everywhere but the headlights. I'm going to reverse course there and stick with my 21's with Bratton's reflectors. People dip their lights at me if I forget and stay...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-17-2021, 07:54 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,287
Posted By daveymc29
Re: LED Headli9ghts, 6v

So if an 8 Volt battery, say out of a golf cart is used, I may salvage my purchase? Bet that 8V is more than I paid for two Leds. I got mine from Mikes Wacky week end special. I am guessint the came...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-14-2021, 11:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 618
Posted By daveymc29
Re: Shipping a Mitchell OD

Mitchell might. They ship the other way and surely have had people send and old one to them for "tune up" after many thousands of miles. Give them a call.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-14-2021, 11:22 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,287
Posted By daveymc29
LED Headli9ghts, 6v

So here's the Ace Mechanic with 6V LED headlight bulbs installed, pos, ground. In the garage, shining on a wall four feet away they appear very bright on high beam and a bit less so on low beam....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-06-2021, 04:56 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,203
Posted By daveymc29
Re: Hydraulic brake balancing

I had some wheel cylinders that had the drilled passage bringing fluid into the cylinder about 3/16 inch down the bore from the base of the cylinder, maybe even farther. This cylinder didn't want to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-05-2021, 05:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 574
Posted By daveymc29
The Ace Mechanic Again

So an acquaintance has a 30 Coupe that hasn't run in 30/40 years, We took it to a shop on a truck and had them change all of the fluids, I gave him a 6V battery I had charged up and we spent a bit of...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-01-2021, 02:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,174
Posted By daveymc29
Re: The Ace Mechanic Again

Terry, thanks for the personal reply. As you probably know I'm 84 years old, operating out of my garage, like so many hobbyists. I will take my order to one of you recommended builders when the time...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-31-2021, 10:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,174
Posted By daveymc29
The Ace Mechanic Again

New Engines, Tod or Burtz? Any thoughts? I don't feel that I have the ability or tools to finish one of these engines. Do we get one of the major builders to complete the project for us and if so...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-02-2021, 11:37 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,710
Posted By daveymc29
Re: Mitchell Overdrive

I have a 26% Mitchel O/D and the Mitchell tranny also in my Roadster. Did that so if I keel over the bride can drive normally to get home. It also is a bit peppier engine than stock and I run 600 X...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-11-2020, 06:00 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,072
Posted By daveymc29
Re: Does Your A Start Right UP?

The short answer is yes. They can be made quite reliable in starting with the first attempt amd will continue to run. I believe that there is probably some issue with your gas delivery from what you...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-10-2020, 06:20 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,616
Posted By daveymc29
Re: turn sigtnals

I got the same, 27 in a 25, while in my fireman uniform, just got off shift. Paid about $35 for that one in 1958. Ran a residential stop sign at 75 mph, testing the shift setting on a 55 Olds and the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-09-2020, 04:49 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,190
Posted By daveymc29
Re: Rumble Seat Risk

I have had ladies tell me of accidents in the rumble seat. But not from falling out. Seems funny to me how many old grannies will share some early memory of their youth in the rumble seat with total...
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