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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-10-2020, 08:02 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,337
Posted By doug.nichols
Re: Starter Mechanism

Thanks Big Hammer. I am running a Zipper dis so there is no spark advance linkage from the steering column. However, another member suggested that I might want to retard the initial Zipper timing,...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-30-2020, 11:26 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,611
Posted By doug.nichols
Re: Black spark plug ooze

Not a high compression head.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-29-2020, 11:05 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,611
Posted By doug.nichols
Re: Black spark plug ooze

Chuck:

I was considering pulling the pan to see if there is any foreign matter such as babbitt pieces in the oil, and I am curious to see if there is significant sludge buildup that might be...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-29-2020, 10:45 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,611
Posted By doug.nichols
Re: Black spark plug ooze

1crosscut: I am running electronic ignition.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-29-2020, 08:40 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,611
Posted By doug.nichols
Re: Black spark plug ooze

Thanks all. The black ooze seems to have burned off and has not yet returned. I will install new plug gaskets anyway when they arrive. As for the knock, I think I will pull the pan and see what a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-29-2020, 10:56 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,611
Posted By doug.nichols
Re: Black spark plug ooze

Good advice Eagle
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-28-2020, 10:38 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,611
Posted By doug.nichols
Re: Black spark plug ooze

Jack:

I was suspecting that Trudy may need some serious engine work as you suggest, but I am not capable of doing that work. So now, I need to decide if a new motor is a simpler and faster...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-28-2020, 08:01 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,611
Posted By doug.nichols
Re: Black spark plug ooze

Thanks redmodelt. I was just looking on Snyders at copper plug gaskets as I saw your post. Probably worth the small cost to see if it is something simple.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-28-2020, 07:47 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,611
Posted By doug.nichols
Re: Black spark plug ooze

Thanks Gary. The plugs are tight and have rings on them, although I could replace the rings and see if that helps. I fear it might be rings.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-28-2020, 07:23 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,611
Posted By doug.nichols
Smile Black spark plug ooze

Well, I took "Trudy" on her first road trip since I have owned her. Just 15 miles. She did great. Lots of hills here on Orcas Island, WA, but I never went over 30 mph. When I got home I popped the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-12-2020, 07:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 364
Posted By doug.nichols
Question Horn Windings

Just opened up my horn and the windings look kind of sloppy. See attached picture. Is this normal?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-03-2020, 09:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 716
Posted By doug.nichols
Re: Which headlight wire for high/low beam

So, when the light switch is moved to the high beam position, does it just activate the second of the two filaments in the bulb, rather then there being a designated low beam filament and high beam...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-03-2020, 06:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 716
Posted By doug.nichols
Question Which headlight wire for high/low beam

There must be an obvious answer to this question because no one else seems to have asked it. I just purchased a new light harness and am connecting it to new headlight sockets (two light type, no...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-24-2020, 09:18 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,088
Posted By doug.nichols
Re: 28/29 Brake Light Switch

Thank Ray. I think I will go on the hunt for an original.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-22-2020, 04:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,088
Posted By doug.nichols
Question 28/29 Brake Light Switch

I have purchased a new brake light switch from Snyder's for my 29. But, after reading many threads about defective repro switches, I am reluctant to install it. Is there any consensus on what the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-17-2020, 10:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 560
Posted By doug.nichols
Re: Starter Whirring

I increased the hand throttle setting and it started. My theory is that the engine was not getting enough gas to maintain the starting process. Does that make sense?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-16-2020, 04:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 560
Posted By doug.nichols
Smile Starter Whirring

When I attempt to start the A, the starter engages for a short period and then seems to disengage and spin at a high rate without the engine starting. This is a 12V system with a new modern starter...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-16-2020, 03:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 726
Posted By doug.nichols
Re: Ammeter hookup

I"ll need to check my alternator output specs.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-16-2020, 02:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 726
Posted By doug.nichols
Smile Ammeter hookup

Can someone explain the correct ammeter connection for a 12 volt system and/or send pics? Thanks.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-08-2020, 11:06 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,337
Posted By doug.nichols
Re: Starter Mechanism

Yes, mine is 12 volt.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-08-2020, 10:23 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,337
Posted By doug.nichols
Smile Starter Mechanism

Thought you all might like to see what I found when I disassembled my starter. I have read many threads that mention the possibility of a 12 volt system breaking starter parts. Do you think this is...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-08-2020, 09:30 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 897
Posted By doug.nichols
Re: First Compression Test

Thanks all. Good advice. (Yes #4 was a typo!)
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-07-2020, 07:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 897
Posted By doug.nichols
Smile First Compression Test

Just finished my first compression test. #1=58lb; #2=35lb; #3=58lb; #4=587lb. Any thoughts?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-28-2020, 08:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 456
Posted By doug.nichols
Re: Stuck GAV

That seems to have worked.....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-28-2020, 06:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 456
Posted By doug.nichols
Question Stuck GAV

I just re-installed my zenith carburetor (new from Snyder last year) after replacing the exhaust and intake manifolds. The GAV/choke adjustment rod will now not turn. It appears to be suck at the...
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