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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 02:11 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 448
Posted By Chuck Sea/Tac
Re: Won't Start when Warmed Up

Check your grds as well. It definitely is the cables, connections, or even tho new, the starter.
Just an after thought, your not overheating are you?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-13-2021, 06:56 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,246
Posted By Chuck Sea/Tac
Re: A bad day!!

I can’t tell from the picture, but if the spring shackle bowl is short, then you just use a spreader to make it fit. Now you have the spring on, get a magnetic carpenters angle Reader, and measure...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-13-2021, 06:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 260
Posted By Chuck Sea/Tac
Re: loose venturi

It is a drop in, so yes, it will not be a press or super tight fit.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-07-2021, 03:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 519
Posted By Chuck Sea/Tac
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-05-2021, 07:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 976
Posted By Chuck Sea/Tac
Re: Horn, for what?

Does this help?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-05-2021, 07:15 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 759
Posted By Chuck Sea/Tac
Re: Where do I go from here??

When was the last time it was started/driven?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-03-2021, 04:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 436
Posted By Chuck Sea/Tac
Re: 30 Coupe running too rich

How fast is your idle, when turning the idle air screw. It needs to be 450 rpm, or lower. Otherwise your no longer running on the idle circuit. If running low rpm and no change with idle air screw,...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-31-2020, 07:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,095
Posted By Chuck Sea/Tac
Re: Never started 55 year old rebuild

If they used a certain type of prelube, it’s probably hard as a rock. Completely disassemble , check tolerances, re lube ect. NOW, you know whatcha got! Or just if you like to gamble on a small odds...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-31-2020, 07:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 687
Posted By Chuck Sea/Tac
Re: (Yet Another) Electrical Question

It’s the opposite. The points are going from open to closed, which energizes the coil. If left like that, the coil will curl up and die from overheating.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-28-2020, 02:11 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 805
Posted By Chuck Sea/Tac
Re: Fun Projects Cutout

Exactly: get the info from the horses mouth! They made it. They would be the best to give you the correct info for that particular item!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-25-2020, 09:01 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,802
Posted By Chuck Sea/Tac
Re: Signs, back in the day

It’s pronounced “corks”, at least in western Washington. Most the loggers usually wore hard soled slippers/moccasins to and from their work bus (crummy).
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-25-2020, 08:51 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,481
Posted By Chuck Sea/Tac
Re: Spark plug socket

I use an adjustable wrench on my 3X plugs. One time, it slipped off and hit the adjacent plug, cracking it. I still use the adjustable wrench, but am very careful. At that time, 3X’s were about $25...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-24-2020, 05:32 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,802
Posted By Chuck Sea/Tac
Re: Signs, back in the day

No caulks in the bar!
Also just “no caulks “ in the entrance of grocery stores.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-24-2020, 02:10 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 846
Posted By Chuck Sea/Tac
Re: Merry Christm"A"s

Merry Christmas. All!
I’m taking it easy this year, as I had an ankle fusion surgery on the 18th.
Guess there won’t be any “ clutching” until late February!
This isn’t much of a Christmas...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-20-2020, 07:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,279
Posted By Chuck Sea/Tac
Re: 6 volt battery trickle charger & charger?

I’ve had good luck with Schumacher brand. Have two. One is manual switch between voltages, and the other is automatic.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-20-2020, 07:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,266
Posted By Chuck Sea/Tac
Re: Easy fix for carburetor fuel line leak

You can go to the parts store and buy a steel brake line, and bend it yourself. You would need an imp, and the correct carb fitting.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-19-2020, 01:20 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 590
Posted By Chuck Sea/Tac
Re: Tardell type crossmember plans?

Buy the book how to build a traditional hot rod
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-13-2020, 02:02 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 949
Posted By Chuck Sea/Tac
Re: Could a bad tachometer make a Model A hard to start?

Dwell is the time the coil is energized and saturating, meaning the points are closed. The reason the spark is “hotter” with a wider gap, is because the coil is putting out more voltage(up to its...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-11-2020, 01:52 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,516
Posted By Chuck Sea/Tac
Re: Diamond B question.

Down side is the rear flange the flywheel mounts to doesn’t have as much meat as the A crank. I suppose , because the flywheels were getting lighter as the roads got smoother. I was behind a friend...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-10-2020, 03:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 881
Posted By Chuck Sea/Tac
Re: Does this Babbitt look ok?

Egg shaped is right. I don’t remember the number, but after so many thousandth of shim removal, it gets egg shaped. I like to do bearings by feel and sometimes Prussian blue to see the percentage of...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-10-2020, 01:10 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,214
Posted By Chuck Sea/Tac
Re: Rumble Seat Risk

I believe that’s what Ford called the seat in the early model T’s!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-09-2020, 01:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 588
Posted By Chuck Sea/Tac
Re: Model A Christmas Ornaments

I have a set of the 5 body styles hanging on the tree.
Ordered them over a month ago. They are two sided.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-02-2020, 08:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,114
Posted By Chuck Sea/Tac
Re: A-18478-s manifold heater

I would think the reason there’s a gap between the firewall and heater is because of the flex between body and engine.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-29-2020, 09:59 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,607
Posted By Chuck Sea/Tac
Re: Black spark plug ooze

What are you going to do after pulling the pan? You called yourself a novice, so unless there’s a verified reason to pull the pan, don’t!!! If you’re not schooled in Babbitt bearing and assembly...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-27-2020, 07:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,340
Posted By Chuck Sea/Tac
Re: Frankenengine

If you went by that reasoning, then the only engines that are rebuildable are ones from A’s being hotrodded and the chassis is sold off.
I think some engines just needed more repair work than the...
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