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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 01:29 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 518
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Hydraulic brake balancing

Any progress yet ?

I was thinking these were center-plain, they're not.

So, check that shoes are installed correctly. These have primary and secondary shoes. Primaries are short, secondaries...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 01:12 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 108
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Engine won't idle down ??

Just remove the linkage and see if it idles down then. With the linkage removed and it still doesn't idle down then try the idle speed screw. Make sure the throttle plate arm is contacting the speed...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-06-2021, 06:02 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 554
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Tillotson carb

Almost like talking politics isn't it ?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-06-2021, 05:58 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 518
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Hydraulic brake balancing

In addition, it may be a bad/collapsing flex line. Have you tried backing off the left side ?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-05-2021, 11:08 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 554
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Tillotson carb

Just where is it leaking ? Tilly's are good carburetors when in good shape. I think they run better than Zenith, but, not quite as nice as Marvel's.

The float can be set correctly, but, the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-04-2021, 12:49 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,615
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Seafoam

Thats how additives should be added, but, many don't do that.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-04-2021, 03:42 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 600
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Does anyone use carbon conductive grease to protect ground points?

Before this new-fangled dielectric stuff I/we used petroleum jelly wherever it was thought corrosion could happen.
Since our distributors are prone to 'sticking' themselves in the hole I give the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-03-2021, 03:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 325
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Same Condenser for 12V

Just as Bill and Katy say.

Points do care about voltage, they don't want more than 8v to them regardless of battery voltage.

Coils care about polarity even though they will work regardless of...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-03-2021, 02:14 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,615
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Seafoam

Whenever an engine is stored for a time I shut off the fuel and let it run until it quits. I try to get as much fuel as possible out of the system. Whats left still has some SeaFoam in it.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-28-2021, 01:23 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 640
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Model A generator problem

Does it motor when power is supplied or not ?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-26-2021, 01:22 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 655
Posted By Patrick L.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-26-2021, 11:57 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 530
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Some battery information

Your guy is right about a batteries storage ability with no draw. They will hold charge for a long time, but, as noted, without any draw and in cool temperatures.

To me though, battery fluid...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-26-2021, 11:46 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 632
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Torque spec for spark plugs?

Otherwise, snug plus a scoch will have to do.


I like such workable technical terms !
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-24-2021, 11:12 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 640
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Model A generator problem

Some [most or all] aftermarket diode cut-outs or EVRs are ruined by polarizing.

If the generator motors when power is applied directly to it then 99% of the time its fine.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-23-2021, 07:16 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 640
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Model A generator problem

I agree with moving the brush and reducing the charge rate, I prefer it at 3-4 amps.

I also agree with trying a different cut-out. Is yours just a diode cut-out or an EVR ?
Try to find an...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-21-2021, 12:21 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,677
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Batt. Supercharger

I doubt the 'turbine' rotates. I think its suppose to sit there and get the fuel/air charge to spin as the charge passes thru it and enhance the flow/charge into the cylinders.
The manifold design...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-21-2021, 07:23 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 255
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Plug gap TT10?

Either gap setting will work just fine.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-20-2021, 07:23 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 274
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Turn signal light

Bright element; turn/brake
Small element; running



OK, now I think I know what you mean.
Single contact bulbs,
21 or 32 Candle Power; turn and brake
6 or 10 Candle Power; tail, running
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-20-2021, 07:20 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 507
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: modern point set follow-up

:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D

You made a pun ! Actually 2 of them !
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-19-2021, 11:46 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,677
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Batt. Supercharger

Kinda reminds me of what W C Fields had to say.

But, I kinda like the design/looks of the manifold itself.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-18-2021, 07:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 978
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Leaf springs and shocks

There are CW and CCW 'tonnage' specs for these shocks. But I'm not sure which is which, can't remember, but, I'm thinking the higher poundage spec is on the rebound. I've changed fluid weight as the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-18-2021, 07:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 711
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Modern point set

The gap decreases as the rubbing block wears. Its important to keep the rubbing block lubed. Decreased gap retards the base timing. Checking/setting the point gap until the wear settles in is...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-18-2021, 03:56 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,677
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Batt. Supercharger

That thing seems pretty unique. It would nice to hear from someone if it actually works. Looks like its suppose to get the intake air spinning.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-18-2021, 03:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 978
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Leaf springs and shocks

Our shocks have a 60/40 or so bias/differential. I think the bias is on the rebound if I remember correctly. But, no matter. Good springs and shocks makes a difference.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-18-2021, 12:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 978
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Leaf springs and shocks

Grinding out the wear grooves from 9 decades of use and a good lubricant along with a good set of shocks sure helps these old monsters ride 'more better'.

I think the springs and shocks tend to...
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