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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 04:39 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,097
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Help diagnosing engine knock

If you want to check the clearance between head, gasket and piston, just use some modeling clay.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-23-2020, 02:14 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 758
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Generator Charging

Charge rate shouldn't change with an original cut-out. If a regulator is installed then it will change.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-23-2020, 02:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 720
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: 1930 Model A Gears Grind After New Clutch Install

I'm going to say no, but, I've learned to never say never. Some folks seem to be able to do the impossible. :)
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-22-2020, 10:35 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 758
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Generator Charging

If you can't set the output low enough [ 2-4 amps lights off at fast idle/ slow cruise speed] then I'd recommend checking voltage output. These generators can produce 20+ volts if there is a poor...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-22-2020, 10:29 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 720
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: 1930 Model A Gears Grind After New Clutch Install

Why was the clutch replaced ?
Are you now able to shift from neutral into any gear without grinding ?
How much pedal free-play is there ?
Were the pressure plate fingers checked/adjusted prior to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-21-2020, 12:36 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,261
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: spark Advance

Thats fine, it doesn't make much difference, it's a couple degrees.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-21-2020, 10:59 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,261
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: spark Advance

Well I'd like to hear the reason too. They probably don't mean to do it, they just forget, or don't know. It can start from improper base timing as some seem to have trouble with that.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-20-2020, 07:04 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,261
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: spark Advance

Late timing and lean mixture.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-20-2020, 07:01 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 758
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Generator Charging

No, its not normal. When I say fast idle I mean around in the 1000-1500 RPM range.
The charge rate should not go that high.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-20-2020, 12:05 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 758
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Generator Charging

You failed to mention the fast idle charging rate after adjusting the third brush. Set it to a few amps if you drive mostly during the day, a little higher for at night. It really shouldn't be set...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-20-2020, 12:01 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 832
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Question ????

Yep, in each vehicle, motorbikes, airplane, house and shop. Have not had to use them.
This reminds to look at the dates.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-18-2020, 02:11 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 852
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Paint recommendations

There is a lot of info for you to wade thru. My preference, which is worth just what you pay for it, is single stage on an old car.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-18-2020, 02:08 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 857
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Taillight bulbs

2 bulbs per lite. 1 for tail lites. 1 for brake lites. The brake lite bulb is also used for the turn.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-18-2020, 07:07 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,261
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: spark Advance

Boy that'll warm ya up on a cool day !
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-17-2020, 04:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 535
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Distribution block for 6 volt

In addition to the Bratton fuse block, any local auto parts store should have one for about $10.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-17-2020, 03:31 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,261
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: spark Advance

Actually late timing will increase combustion temps. Advance in the mid-30's is just fine.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-17-2020, 03:28 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,029
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Compression Test

Aaah Oh, you're over the 104# numbers, something is drastically wrong ! [ smiley face]


Actually I think you're OK too. There are all within 10%. Thats fine.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-17-2020, 06:45 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 527
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: I see the light.....LED that is.

They do make a difference
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-16-2020, 03:02 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 857
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Taillight bulbs

But, how would one get out of the pits and back on the track ?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-16-2020, 09:34 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 857
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Taillight bulbs

After being rear ended I changed to LED rears along with a third stop light mounted on the spare.


The gal that rear ended me was in a nice '55 Belair. So I'm not sure if the issue was just being...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-15-2020, 06:02 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 857
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Taillight bulbs

As Jim said, there is no need to convert the rears to 2 filament bulbs.

For the fronts the parks or cowls can be used. And if they are to used as intended as well as turns then they need to be...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-15-2020, 11:32 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,064
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Extended Warranty

He hung up on you !? Imagine that ! Talk about being rude !
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-11-2020, 05:49 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,072
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: The Battery Game

Both Exide and Interstate are good batteries, so,,,,,,
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-11-2020, 05:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 586
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: U joint. How much play is acceptable?

Any rotational play that can be dealt is too much. But side to side sliding play is normal.

Usually any 'clunking' when changing gears such as park to reverse or reverse to forward in an automatic...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-11-2020, 05:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 593
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Headlight Focus Procedure

We've always adjusted them at 25 ft. A few inches down and a few inches to the right from the center of the light.
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