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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-05-2021, 12:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 335
Posted By 1crosscut
Re: Rotor Height

You do not want the rotor to actually touch the contacts on the inside of the distributor body. There needs to be a gap. This thread should help.
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Forum: Model T (1909-1927) 12-02-2021, 07:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 504
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Forum: Model T (1909-1927) 11-30-2021, 11:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 504
Posted By 1crosscut
Re: Your thoughts and advice needed.

Sounds as if it is sort of a Frankenstein car with parts and pieces from many other cars / trucks. Talked with the gent a couple of days ago and let him know what folks were saying about it. It is an...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-30-2021, 11:26 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 847
Posted By 1crosscut
Re: Brought a diamond block home today

Werner here a few pictures of a governor that I had worked on a few months ago.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-30-2021, 11:23 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 847
Posted By 1crosscut
Re: Brought a diamond block home today

I spent a little time working on the engine tonight and was able to take the head off. Needed to heat each nut followed by a quenching the hot nut with spritzes of water. All of them broke loose...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-30-2021, 11:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 847
Posted By 1crosscut
Re: Brought a diamond block home today

Smart, better to leave sleeping dogs lie. I met you and your wife at Mahoney. As I recall, she seemed pretty proud of that AA. If she goes, she might want the AA as part of the settlement.[/QUOTE]...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-30-2021, 07:06 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,187
Posted By 1crosscut
Re: Trouble starting my Model A

Pull the carburetor off, take it apart and clean/blow it out. About an even chance your gaskets can be reused if your careful taking it apart. New gasket set is cheap if needed.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-30-2021, 06:48 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 847
Posted By 1crosscut
Re: Brought a diamond block home today

Well... the rancher said I could have the whole thing but I'm pretty sure I wouldn't be married anymore once I brought it home.

I actually do have an F-20 that has been in the family since...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-29-2021, 09:49 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 847
Posted By 1crosscut
Brought a diamond block home today

A couple of months ago my wife and I were visiting our oldest son about 250 miles to the west of us in a rural part of Nebraska when I spotted a Gleaner combine resting along a gravel road. Today I...
Forum: Model T (1909-1927) 11-28-2021, 07:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 504
Posted By 1crosscut
Re: Your thoughts and advice needed.

Many thanks, I appreciate all the information!
Forum: Model T (1909-1927) 11-27-2021, 09:34 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 504
Posted By 1crosscut
Re: Your thoughts and advice needed.

I was thinking that it was a pickup project in the making too. Looked at some pictures of the 1914 T's and noticed that the cowl wasn't the same. I have no idea what other parts may be stashed about...
Forum: Model T (1909-1927) 11-26-2021, 11:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 504
Posted By 1crosscut
Your thoughts and advice needed.

Hi,

I've been approached by a person that is wanting me to take a look at his deceased dads Model T in order to help him and his family get it ready to sell and also help in finding out what they...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-26-2021, 08:47 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,187
Posted By 1crosscut
Re: Trouble starting my Model A

I'm not thinking it is a fuel supply issue.
Check for spark by pulling the coil wire out of the top of the distributor and holding it a short distance away from a head stud nut and see if you have a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-24-2021, 06:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 270
Posted By 1crosscut
Re: Removing drivers window on '29 Pickup

Excellent!! Glad you got it.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-24-2021, 05:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 270
Posted By 1crosscut
Re: Removing drivers window on '29 Pickup

Nothing hidden that needs to come off other than the three screws across the top. I Believe the hidden ones referred to in an earlier post may be the ones that hold the tracks in place that the trim...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-24-2021, 03:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 270
Posted By 1crosscut
Re: Removing drivers window on '29 Pickup

Use a short section of 1"x4" hardwood placed under the lip of the horizontal piece at the top of the door. Working back and forth tap on the wood with a hammer to get it to slide up.

Once it moves...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-22-2021, 06:52 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 661
Posted By 1crosscut
Re: Horn repair and worn commutator

While pushing the horn button and with the horn motor spinning lay a small piece of fine grade sand paper against the commutator and shine it up. Often this is all that is needed.
If after doing...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-18-2021, 05:15 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,042
Posted By 1crosscut
Re: Curiosity Re Main Bearing Oil Drainage

A club member bought an A that left a trail of oil behind it. Pulled the pan and found the oil drain tube was missing. Replaced it and it leaked very little afterwards.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-17-2021, 08:53 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,367
Posted By 1crosscut
Re: newly rebuilt and a knock

As mentioned in post #16 use a mechanics stethoscope. long hardwood dowel or a long screwdriver pressed to various areas of the engine and to your ear to localize the location of the knock.
Resist...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-14-2021, 07:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 477
Posted By 1crosscut
Re: Difference between 28 and 29 pickup....

From the exterior the 28 and 29 cabs look pretty much the same. The rear window was higher on the earlier 28's.
The late 29's were switching over to the more rounded cabs and had the tab style...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-14-2021, 07:27 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,300
Posted By 1crosscut
Re: My 1st Model A (non Hotrod) - Starting....

Take a look at the carbon contact on the underside of your distributor cap to see if it is worn down. Also check your rotor to make sure the rivet is tight and the spring steel contact is making...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-13-2021, 10:12 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,300
Posted By 1crosscut
Re: My 1st Model A (non Hotrod) - Starting....

Pull the coil wire out of the top of the distributor and hold the end a short distance away from one of the head nuts. Have someone press the starter pedal and see if there is a spark that jumps from...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-08-2021, 09:31 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,558
Posted By 1crosscut
Re: Pricing for a rebuilt engine - been sitting for a time

So if and when you buy it and open it up for a look. Take the time to pull the main caps and rod caps off to look at the condition of the babbit and to measure the clearances. Take pictures and...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-08-2021, 09:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 592
Posted By 1crosscut
Re: No spark '31

With the rubbing block of the points on one of the 4 low spots on the cam so the points are closed hold the coil wire a short distance from one of the head stud nuts and snap the points open/closed...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-08-2021, 06:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 694
Posted By 1crosscut
Re: Coil bad?

Like Eagle said snap the points while holding the end of the coil wire a short distance away from a head nut to check for a nice blue spark. If you have a good spark there then check the condition of...
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