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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-04-2021, 08:20 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,029
Posted By wwirz
Re: Wire vs lock washers

There is an entire discussion you can have on effectiveness of cotter pins, lockwashers, safety wire, thread lubricants and tightening torque. My experience in the compressor industry is that things...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-07-2021, 04:19 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,556
Posted By wwirz
Re: Oil grooves

DO not compromise the oil system by NOT having the grooves to spec. Believe me not having oil grooves as designed will cause issues with wear and premature failure. Oil's function is to remove heat...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-05-2021, 07:38 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 905
Posted By wwirz
Re: Mothballs

Peppermint oil. There are formulas you can get on-line. Works for me.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-05-2021, 07:35 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,556
Posted By wwirz
Re: Oil grooves

The oil grooves are necessary for the oil to remove the heat. Oil serves two purposes: Removng heat; keep the parts separated via an oil film.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-05-2021, 07:31 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,414
Posted By wwirz
Re: B block hole repair

metal - stitch or metal - lok. The company that does these repairs may need to see the piece to comment on whether it can be repaired by these methods.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-02-2021, 08:27 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,027
Posted By wwirz
Re: Snyder's Exhaust Manifold

Steve - did you post the pictures of the manifold? I looked through the entire string and could not find them. I purchased many castings for the company I worked for and can provide some guidance...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-22-2021, 07:19 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,831
Posted By wwirz
Re: Chickasha disappointment.

I am planning on going to Hershey this year as well. I have not been there since 1974.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-19-2021, 06:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 746
Posted By wwirz
Re: GAV Adjustment + Choke flood

Do you have the right size battery cables? I presume you are 6 volts. Undersize cables will cause slow cranking. Elsewhere in this forum the recommended size cables are discussed...........i just...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-12-2021, 08:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 496
Posted By wwirz
Re: Club Meetings Using Remote Media

Our Model A Club meetings are via ZOOM and are excellent for information sharing. You do not have to cancel a ZOOM meeting because of the weather and it is a way to keep in contact. Audubon Society...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-12-2021, 08:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 429
Posted By wwirz
Re: Distributor

My experience and understanding is with Charlie Stephens. Watch the Tony Hillyard video on YOUTUBE on how to set the timing on the Model A. He also talks on this.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-12-2021, 08:48 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,481
Posted By wwirz
Re: Am I allowed to win?

Let us know what you find out.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-10-2021, 08:22 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 900
Posted By wwirz
Re: Free wheeling

Lots of good reasons to not put your Model A or any car for that matter in Neutral and free wheel. A good one for me is NOT having the engine assist to slow you down. As mentioned above we want to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-23-2021, 01:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,229
Posted By wwirz
Re: Lake Ice Saw

No need...OSHA not around yet.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-19-2021, 07:26 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,534
Posted By wwirz
Re: Birthday present

Cripes.....what kind of world is this. Parked in the middle of nowhere and this kind of damage. Makes me wonder about leaving my car outside at the MAFCA tour.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-18-2021, 07:05 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,302
Posted By wwirz
Re: Engine Stalls at Stop Signs

Open the GAV a bit..............
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-17-2021, 01:56 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 825
Posted By wwirz
Re: Can't get engine to idle down

I would be checking for:

Throttle plate not closed
Linkage bent preventing the throttle plate from closing
Idle adjust screw not properly adjusted.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-11-2021, 09:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 701
Posted By wwirz
Re: Help with Throttle linkage

Glad to help. Thanks for asking the question. Better to ask then break something.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-11-2021, 09:50 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 5,930
Posted By wwirz
Re: 4 post lift

I have an EAGLE 4 post lift. My 1930 Model A is on it now raised up about 3 feet and dressed to keep the mice out (Hopefully----I spray it once each week with peppermint spray too). Wheels are...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-06-2021, 04:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 672
Posted By wwirz
Re: Brake adjust

Paul Shinn has a nice video on YOUTUBE concerning brake adjustment. Other videos are on YOUTUBE as well. Take a look at some of these.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-05-2021, 08:07 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,269
Posted By wwirz
Re: Pic of #4 rod/bearing.

Polish the journal with a scotchbrite pad...NOT emory cloth!!! Then clean with oil and mic up the journal to see if it in spec. Bearing looks good. A little surface rust on the crankwebs won't...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-05-2021, 03:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 701
Posted By wwirz
Re: Help with Throttle linkage

It is spring loaded like a ball and socket joint. Take the part of the linkage that is on the carb and slide it forward while holding the link rod with the other hand to keep the link rod from...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-05-2021, 03:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 661
Posted By wwirz
Re: New guy here..my story

Make sure you join a Model A Club in your area. There is a fellow who calls himself "Ed in Maine" and frequents this forum. The people in your club can help you with the difficult things and help...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-05-2021, 11:52 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,297
Posted By wwirz
Re: Lightened Flywheel?

I do know that lightening the flywheel will change the torsional response of the drive line. The natural frequency will increase. But where the weight is removed is also important. I would want a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-03-2021, 03:41 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,349
Posted By wwirz
Re: Noise from oil pan?

How does the alternator belt look....may be the belt. Replace that first. at very very worse you would have a spare.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-31-2021, 05:45 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,243
Posted By wwirz
Re: Max RPM's

I was told from a reliable member of my Model A club...that with a stock engine, no counterbalancing, ...driving it no more that 40 mph...it will last forever. So I do not drive mine over 40...all...
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