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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-30-2020, 09:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 930
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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-30-2020, 09:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 930
Posted By ricconhan
Guess who's back in the kitchen?

I just got a call from John Kohnke, this would be Herm's son who learned from the best. He's back in the shop and looking for work, rebuilding and improving your Model A engine.He's finishing up some...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-11-2020, 09:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 346
Posted By ricconhan
Re: Speedo cable

Email Leonard he rebuilt my speedometer head, resealed it, new glass, new bezel, and painted it. Works great. Mine stopped and broke the cable also, no jumping, no noise, was working fine and just...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-11-2020, 09:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 426
Posted By ricconhan
Re: Knock/rattle/tap at freewheel speed

Tonight I went down to the shop and loosened the set screw on the distributor and raised it a whisker then went for a drive, it may have helped a little but she still has a little rattle at...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-10-2020, 11:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 426
Posted By ricconhan
Re: Knock/rattle/tap at freewheel speed

Synchro909, are you saying that your's does this also?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-10-2020, 10:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 426
Posted By ricconhan
Knock/rattle/tap at freewheel speed

I've got what's hard to describe, I'll call it knock/rattle/tapping at freewheeling speed, when accelerating or deceleration it's quiet, but at freewheeling speed it's there, I've tried changing the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-08-2020, 10:43 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,031
Posted By ricconhan
Re: Finding local A people

Oldforder, I've been trying to contact you the last few weeks. I'm just up the street in Wayne, NE
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-06-2020, 09:33 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,694
Posted By ricconhan
Re: Renumbering question

Oldforder, I also have shyed away from cars out of state for same reason.

Oldforder, please check your private messages. I sent you a couple, I just live north of you about 70 miles.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-04-2020, 07:24 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,995
Posted By ricconhan
Re: Slamming into first gear

Look similar to this?

The pin is tapered, larger on one end than the other, I would suggest a brass hammer or brass drift.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-02-2020, 06:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 363
Posted By ricconhan
Re: Rumble Seat Help

Thanks a million guys, just what you said, bottom of the frame there were 2 tabs hidden behind the frame and upholstery, had to make a small cut in the upholstery to allow them to pivot out,...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-01-2020, 09:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 363
Posted By ricconhan
Re: Rumble Seat Help

Sounds like a job for one of my grandson's with gramp's supervising, they're a lot more limber than this o'l guy. Thanks for the help.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-01-2020, 06:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 363
Posted By ricconhan
Rumble Seat Help

Tinkering with my Roadster while waiting for other parts. My rumble seat "back" cushion isn't fastening to the lid correctly. My lid has 2 slots towards the top on either side and the back cushion...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-25-2020, 09:19 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,600
Posted By ricconhan
Re: First time adjusting rod and mains

Synchro909, Like Licensed to kill stated, counterbalance in the shot and shadow.. when we took them out besides there being 3 different types of rods, everything looked ok, and when we get done...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-25-2020, 03:48 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,886
Posted By ricconhan
Boy, does this hit close to home

Sounds like my house.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-25-2020, 03:19 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,600
Posted By ricconhan
Re: First time adjusting rod and mains

Here's what caused me concern and motivated me to open her up for inspection.

https://youtu.be/S1HVAQsxCZ4


And here is one of my granddaughter/daughter and I tearing up the streets of Wayne,...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-25-2020, 01:42 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,600
Posted By ricconhan
Re: First time adjusting rod and mains

Patrick L, granted the babbitt and clearances so far are good, we've only completed the mains as of now, the babbitt and crank rod journals look fine also, we're still balancing the rods and pistons...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-25-2020, 11:00 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,600
Posted By ricconhan
Re: First time adjusting rod and mains

​Update on adjusting rods and mains,

Well when we dropped the pan I set it on the bench to investigate the bottom and almost had a heart attack, I pulled 3 chunks of lead ( approximately 1" X 1/2"...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-21-2020, 08:30 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,584
Posted By ricconhan
Re: We've lost another one

I've been talking with Herm's son John who worked side by side with Herm for several years. Seems he's back home in the shop, originally I think he was just going to finish and complete the jobs...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-21-2020, 06:12 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,207
Posted By ricconhan
Re: Front License Plate Hitting Radiator

Smith and Jones has these.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-18-2020, 09:11 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,600
Posted By ricconhan
Re: First time adjusting rod and mains

Thanks to you all I'll take any and all advice.
Forum: The Test Forum 07-18-2020, 03:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 372
Posted By ricconhan
Re: Test posting pictures

Only a test.test
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-18-2020, 02:22 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,600
Posted By ricconhan
First time adjusting rod and mains

Well Monday we're going to be putting the A on my neighbors two post lift (advice welcome) and pulling pan to check and adjust rods and mains also inspecting conditions of babbitt and crank, checking...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-12-2020, 08:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 959
Posted By ricconhan
Re: 1931 model a running rough.

Thanks, yep it's oil filled so not ideal for upside-down use. I'll have to get one of the solid kind.
Forum: The Test Forum 07-12-2020, 12:36 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 768
Posted By ricconhan
Test posting pictures

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Forum: The Test Forum 07-12-2020, 12:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 372
Posted By ricconhan
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