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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-07-2020, 10:37 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 662
Posted By Robert/Texas
Re: horn blows while driving

When mine did that it turned out to be that the c-clip/keeper had worked itself out of the light switch spider.
Forum: Model T (1909-1927) 09-21-2020, 07:42 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,982
Posted By Robert/Texas
Re: Wire Wheels, 26/27 T VS AR Model A

There should not be any confusion. I have a '27 Touring with original wire wheels and an early '28 pickup. There is no way that these wheels are interchangeable.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-05-2020, 07:30 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 624
Posted By Robert/Texas
Re: Clutch Adjustment/Transmission Oil

Y-Blockhead, Thanks for the picture of your clutch arm. I’m glad that mine was not like that.

Jb, My PU with the clutch conversion shifts smoothly and the clutch pedal takes less pressure to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-04-2020, 10:17 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 624
Posted By Robert/Texas
Re: Clutch Adjustment/Transmission Oil

Thanks, Big Hammer, I lube the car regularly, once a year and never drive over 500 miles between servicing.

I needed to put the car in my barn before we left. I had drained the Thurban 250 fluid...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-04-2020, 08:12 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 624
Posted By Robert/Texas
Re: Clutch Adjustment/Transmission Oil

Patrick, thanks for your thought. I should have done this.

I just removed the inspection cover and bumped the starter in order to see how it behaved at all positions. My wife operated the clutch...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-03-2020, 02:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 624
Posted By Robert/Texas
Re: Clutch Adjustment/Transmission Oil

I don’t believe that the arm is cracked or that there is an obstruction. I scraped the paint from the arm and while my wife operated the clutch pedal over and over again, I could not see any...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-03-2020, 10:47 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 624
Posted By Robert/Texas
Clutch Adjustment/Transmission Oil

Yesterday morning my wife and I took a ride in my 28 roadster. We drove about 25 miles on rural roads with lots of starts and stops as she likes to photograph the deer and other wild animals she...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-18-2020, 06:54 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 468
Posted By Robert/Texas
Re: Steering stablizer

Aaron, That's interesting as much the same thing happened to me. I have a '27 T and it had the death wobble for years but it only happened at low speeds on bumpy roads. I tried everything to fix it...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-11-2020, 11:07 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 712
Posted By Robert/Texas
Re: Model A Missing Badly

Many thanks.

I was thinking that it might be the condenser although I just replaced it about 6 weeks ago with a “Short Proof” one. Sure enough, that was the problem. I had 5 spares, 2 of the old...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-11-2020, 09:38 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 712
Posted By Robert/Texas
Model A Missing Badly

My 28 roadster has been running great until yesterday. I started it in the garage, and it started right up and ran smoothly for about a hundred yards. Then it started missing like crazy as it might...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-26-2020, 11:15 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 681
Posted By Robert/Texas
Re: Batt not holding charge

The 2-year-old 6-volt Optima battery went south in my ’28 roadster when the cable shorted out. The battery registered close to zero volts and I couldn’t get it to charge on my 6/12/24/48-volt...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-16-2020, 09:41 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,005
Posted By Robert/Texas
Re: Best 6V battery

I couldn't agree more about Optima batteries. My cars often sit for months without tenders and when I check their voltage they are always at 6.2 or 6.3 volts. I don't need to top them off with water...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-16-2020, 06:22 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 874
Posted By Robert/Texas
Re: Change in driving between Model T and Model A

The guy crank starting an engine with his foot must have never learned to pull up on the crank instead of pushing down. If the spark control wasn't right, the guy might get launched into the air....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-15-2020, 02:56 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 874
Posted By Robert/Texas
Re: Change in driving between Model T and Model A

Back in the 1950’s I bought a dilapidated 1926 roadster from a farmer near Cleveland, Texas. The car had a starter, but it didn’t work, and he showed me how to start it by setting the crank at 3...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-12-2020, 11:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 521
Posted By Robert/Texas
Re: Horn Installation Problem

The terminal connectors in the picture look like the ones that I have except that mine were mounted differently. My horn is probably a repro from the 1960’s or thereabouts. (I bought the car in...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-11-2020, 04:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 521
Posted By Robert/Texas
Re: Horn Installation Problem

Thanks Bob

I thought that the bullet connectors went straight in, but I see in your picture that they go in sideways. I got one in that way with the help of snap ring pliers but broke the other...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-11-2020, 12:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 521
Posted By Robert/Texas
Horn Installation Problem

Im trying to install my old Spartan horn onto my new wiring harness. How do you get the terminal connector clips open enough to push the bullet connectors in? The old bullet connectors came out of...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-11-2020, 11:54 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 233
Posted By Robert/Texas
Light Switch Problem

wrong heading
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-08-2020, 07:10 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 825
Posted By Robert/Texas
Re: Generator

The repro ammeters that the vendors have been selling for decades are pretty much junk. The one in my '28 pickup shows 12 amps when I start the engine but when I turn on the lights it goes to zero....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-07-2020, 03:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 587
Posted By Robert/Texas
Re: Can I Safely Open Spider at Steering Column

They are easy to get off but hard to get back on. My wife had to help me with this and now I owe her big. Also, some of the clips that the vendors are selling need modification to fit.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-07-2020, 09:57 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 854
Posted By Robert/Texas
Re: Light Switch Problem

I keep on learning. Browsing the Bratton’s catalog I see that they have a 25 inch taillight wire extension for drum taillights. I’ve been exercising the switch and it seems to be freeing up so I’m...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-06-2020, 05:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 854
Posted By Robert/Texas
Re: Light Switch Problem

Thanks all.

I finally got the time to continue the harness installation. I didn't get far when I discovered that the taillight wires are about 2 feet too short. I thought about splicing about 2...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-06-2020, 02:48 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,867
Posted By Robert/Texas
Re: Installing Starter motor

19Fordy

I didn't do anything but install the "stump puller" in 02/2011 so I don't know the answer to your question. It has been working fine though. I still have the old starter to use if I ever...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-05-2020, 08:34 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,867
Posted By Robert/Texas
Re: Installing Starter motor

I installed a "stump puller" starter that I bought from Speedway on my '34 roadster some years ago. My reason for this was that with 12 volts, I had broken the Bendix twice and I needed to remove the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-02-2020, 02:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 854
Posted By Robert/Texas
Re: Light Switch Problem

Thanks again. I followed the Bratton's instructions and smeared a little dielectric grease on the contacts and now the switch operates smoothly.

Robert
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