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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 11:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 251
Posted By CWPASADENA
Re: Battery warmer

42 degrees is not considered really cold. I think you have other issues, either something draining the battery or a bad battery.

I drove a Model A to collage in Missouri and it always sat...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 11:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 398
Posted By CWPASADENA
Re: Model A Trader Magazine

I have also noticed the same thing about Hemming's. A lot fewer cars for sale. Lots of other "fluff" but fewer cars.

I wonder, are people are having better luck selling their cars elsewhere?
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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 11:26 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 438
Posted By CWPASADENA
Re: Mitchell Overdrive

I definitely would install another Mitchell. I like the way they work and shift and you can use them as a "Gear Splitter" which can be very helpful when driving in the mountains. I have done a lot of...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 11:17 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 406
Posted By CWPASADENA
Re: 29 Model A no spark on 2-4

I would replace the points with better quality.

These look as they may be of a "Foreign" manufacturer (China?). If so, they have very little to no tungsten on them and they will keep corroding and...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-19-2021, 12:20 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 886
Posted By CWPASADENA
Re: Compression test results, opinions please.

If I you were able to confirm that it was rings and everything else is OK, I would drive it a while longer before I would take it apart and re-ring it. The engine does not have that many miles and...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-19-2021, 12:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 328
Posted By CWPASADENA
Re: Assembly of steering column

A little sealer on the gaskets is fine. I like to use Gasgacinch for this particular application.

Chris W.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-19-2021, 12:08 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 972
Posted By CWPASADENA
Re: Oil Leak Troubleshooting

From the pictures, it appears that most if not all the leak is from the return pipe. I would start with removing just the return pipe and re-seal it and see what happens. There is one bolt in the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-17-2021, 10:53 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 886
Posted By CWPASADENA
Re: Compression test results, opinions please.

I would expect the numbers should be closer. You may want to do a leak down test which may give you additional information. I am a little concerned with #3 and #4 cylinders both being low and having...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-15-2021, 11:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 423
Posted By CWPASADENA
Re: Good Start!

When I was in college, I didn't have any money and my '30 Tudor was my only transportation. I broke a fan belt and needed to wait until pay day from my part time job to buy a new one. I knew the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-15-2021, 11:37 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,061
Posted By CWPASADENA
Re: Firewall welding

You can drain the gas and put dry ice in it. The CO2 from the evaporating dry ice will displace any oxygen in the tank and there will be nothing to ignite. Along with the sheet metal barrier between...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-14-2021, 11:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 592
Posted By CWPASADENA
Re: Clutch pedal question

I have seen trunions worn worse than this and still function.

Turn the trunion around so the pedal rides on the un-worn side, grease it up real good and put it back together. It will last another...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-14-2021, 11:15 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,284
Posted By CWPASADENA
Re: Temperature Gauge

Fuel pressure gauges that go from 0 to 15 psi are quite common and should not be expensive. They will work fine for oil pressure.

Chris W.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-13-2021, 11:02 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,430
Posted By CWPASADENA
Re: Failed Experiment

Charles Lindberg almost lost the Spirit of St Louis when flying from San Diego to New York to start his non stop flight to Paris. He was crossing the Rocky Mountains and flying the plane at this high...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-13-2021, 10:29 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,119
Posted By CWPASADENA
Re: penrite lube

In a lot of cases, the 600W will leak out, Penrite and other thicker lubes do not.

Chris W.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-13-2021, 12:11 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 713
Posted By CWPASADENA
Re: Head Gasket Leak - Show & Tell

I also agree that this is not the gasket to use. They have been troublesome sense they were first available.

I agree with what Nkanimar is saying, this is the gasket and procedure I use with very...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-13-2021, 12:04 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,098
Posted By CWPASADENA
Re: lincon brakes

I also agree with Chris,

However if you want even better mechanical brakes, find yourself a set of '32 -'34 front brakes, rebuild and install them in place of the Model A brakes. They bolt right...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-12-2021, 10:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 523
Posted By CWPASADENA
Re: Dash Panel question

All the gas gauges are interchangeable.

Chris W.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-10-2021, 11:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 546
Posted By CWPASADENA
Re: door pin removal

I used one of the heavy duty hinge pin removal tools I think I got from Bert's in Colorado. It has 2 heavy duty cross bars and 2 big bolts that go thru them. It is a little awkward to use but it will...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-10-2021, 11:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 389
Posted By CWPASADENA
Re: Front Brake operating pin

The late '31 Model A's had a Model A front end. The '32 was a completely different chassis and the brake rods did not run on the outside of the frame rails but went from each corner under the frame...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-10-2021, 11:05 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,222
Posted By CWPASADENA
Re: Pics for your review/ comment.

I just was looking at the how they cut the oil groves. I know the Model A blocks originally did not have the oil groves extending all the way onto the thrust surface which I always thought was to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-10-2021, 10:52 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,119
Posted By CWPASADENA
Re: penrite lube

Restoration Supply in Escondido, Ca.

Restorationstuff.com

info@RestorationStuff.com

800 306-7008

Chris W.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-09-2021, 10:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 230
Posted By CWPASADENA
Re: Horn Armature removal...

I know Stewart Warner's are Left Hand threads on the end of the armature.

Chris W.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-09-2021, 10:52 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 755
Posted By CWPASADENA
Re: How to clean our inside cast sediment bowl?

X2,

You can also use Evaporust but Rust 911 is a lot more economical.

I do not recommend sand or bead blasting. It is just about impossible to get all the sand or beads cleaned out.

My...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-09-2021, 10:48 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,222
Posted By CWPASADENA
Re: Pics for your review/ comment.

I am not very happy with the way the oil groves are cut in the bearing. it looks like you will have a big oil leak out the rear main.

I do not think I have seen a crank pitted that bad from just...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-09-2021, 12:22 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 302
Posted By CWPASADENA
Re: Removing front brake roller track

The fact that you "spot welded" them in place is a good idea.

Chris
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