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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 01:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 443
Posted By nkaminar
Re: Third Brush Adjustment

You may be missing a thrust washer or two.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 01:14 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 779
Posted By nkaminar
Re: Hagerty Insurance

The car is one thing but the liability for damages to another car or to a person is more important. How is Hagerty and Grundy in this respect compared to the normal insurance companies? I think I...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 09:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 300
Posted By nkaminar
Re: Front brake arms

History,

As you stated, the arms should be about 15 degrees forward. SAJ has the right approach. Adjust the pull rods for the right angle. Then try adjusting the brakes for a slight drag. ...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 08:45 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,039
Posted By nkaminar
Re: Decided against Tires.....what about this idea?

As you know, the sidewalls on radials flex more than bias ply tires. One of the concerns is over heating the tubes because of the increased flexing. I just got back from a Christmas lunch for my...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 07:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 506
Posted By nkaminar
Re: Marvel vs Ampco Oiler

Werner, this is a very interesting thread and I have learned a lot. Thank you.

So maybe a combination of MMO and two cycle oil?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 06:23 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 335
Posted By nkaminar
Re: Brake adjustment

IR heat guns are inexpensive and will give you an accurate assessment.

It is likely that the shoes are not centered. Did you check the concentricity? There are a number of causes for the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-03-2021, 07:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 506
Posted By nkaminar
Re: Marvel vs Ampco Oiler

Have any of you looked at old movies of race cars in the early part of the last century. You will find a cloud of exhaust following each car. The reason is that the would run a large amount of...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-03-2021, 07:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 443
Posted By nkaminar
Re: Third Brush Adjustment

Ford recommended that the mechanics at the dealers measure the electrolyte specific gravity when the car came in for service and change the charge rate accordingly. Each driver had different...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-03-2021, 07:35 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 779
Posted By nkaminar
Re: Hagerty Insurance

We recently went to State Farm on our modern cars. They could not touch the rate that Hagerty give us for the Model A. So we stayed with Hagerty.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-03-2021, 07:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 473
Posted By nkaminar
Re: marine vs car battery?

Starting batteries are designed to provide a large amount of current for a short time. As such they should not be discharged to more than 80% of their capacity. So a 100 amp-hour starting battery...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-03-2021, 09:54 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 460
Posted By nkaminar
Re: may need temp garage space for my cars

We are looking for a house in Virginia to move to in a couple years. We have restricted our search to houses with detached shops.

Depending on whether you intend to store in California or...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-03-2021, 09:49 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,224
Posted By nkaminar
Re: Best way to sell parts

I am a very paranoid internet user and don't use Facebook or any of the other social network sites (the Barn excepted). So ads there would not reach me.

What about swap meets?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-03-2021, 08:30 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 506
Posted By nkaminar
Re: Marvel vs Ampco Oiler

Would not putting the MMO in the gasoline do the same thing: add more under load? Or, as someone suggested, using two cycle oil in the gasoline?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-02-2021, 07:03 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 697
Posted By nkaminar
Re: Vermont Model A Mechanics

Here is a good reference for the Model A electrical system: https://www.mafca.com/downloads/Seminars/2018%20Reno%20Electrical%20System%20Alex%20Janke.pdf

Courtesy Rotorwrench.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-02-2021, 06:49 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 697
Posted By nkaminar
Re: Vermont Model A Mechanics

Home Depot or Lowes or any hardware store have inexpensive multi meters that come with instructions. You don't need anything fancy. If you are going to do any electrical work you need a multi...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-02-2021, 03:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 443
Posted By nkaminar
Re: Third Brush Adjustment

Here is a video that may help: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yYlpy75GdA4
There is something funny about your generator. The bushes should all ride in the center of the commutator. Your brush...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-01-2021, 05:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 630
Posted By nkaminar
Anyone running this supercharger

A friend sent this to me. His friend has ordered one. It looks like it could be modified to use a Weber.
...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-01-2021, 05:10 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 697
Posted By nkaminar
Re: Vermont Model A Mechanics

Baba, Do you have an ohm meter? Turn the engine over so that the points are open or put a piece of cardboard between the points. Take out the fuse and measure the resistance to ground at the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-01-2021, 04:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 464
Posted By nkaminar
Re: Tillotson carb question

I like them. But, like any carburetor, they must be in good shape. The one I ran on my car was professionally rebuilt. It worked well from the getgo but I had to remove the ring on the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-01-2021, 03:01 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,039
Posted By nkaminar
Re: Decided against Tires.....what about this idea?

Discussed in depth on other threads. Search for American Classics. I will say that I installed a set on 19 inch whitewalls on my car recently and like them. I use regular innertubes but others...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-01-2021, 02:57 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 650
Posted By nkaminar
Re: Rear hub removal tool

I have had good luck with the Universal Hub Puller, see https://www.snydersantiqueauto.com/product.htm?pid=976169&cat=41753. I have tried the others without good success. I bought some nuts that...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-01-2021, 09:28 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 831
Posted By nkaminar
Re: Brought a diamond block home today

My understanding, limited as it is, is that the diamond engines were assembled by Ford for industrial applications after Model A production ended. My question would be if the engine has a balanced...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-30-2021, 03:26 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,194
Posted By nkaminar
Re: overheated motor won't start now

Unfortunately we have not heard back from the original poster. We don't know how bad the overheating was. I think Brent has a good suggestion if the engine was over heated so that the paint...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-30-2021, 03:08 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 697
Posted By nkaminar
Re: Vermont Model A Mechanics

No MAFCA chapters in Vermont but two in New Hampshire. See https://www.mafca.com/chapters/NH.html.

I saw one Model A Restorers Club in Vermont, see https://model-a-ford.org/regions/

My...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-30-2021, 02:56 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,146
Posted By nkaminar
Re: wrong rotor position

As usual, Synchro has probably hit the nail. Try turning the rotor back and forth.
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