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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-03-2022, 07:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 432
Posted By CT Jack
Re: 1928 Radiator Shell Crack - Common?

The weld repair appears to be correctly done. The appearance of the weld looks like a TIG weld made with stainless filler rod. It also looks like the shell material is stainless steel which was used...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-01-2022, 10:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 400
Posted By CT Jack
Re: Interior light wiring

Consider using a 9-12volt LED lamp powered by a 9volt lithium battery. You might be able to tape or tie wrap the battery behind or next to the light fixture. The battery should last for quite a while...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-01-2022, 08:23 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 821
Posted By CT Jack
Re: How old are my tires?

Rackops, your tires are ready for the recycling bin. Remember SAFTEY FIRST!
The extent of sidewall cracks and crazing clearly indicate their age. Your question about the system used to identify the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-22-2022, 08:37 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,909
Posted By CT Jack
Re: Odd Shaped Hole in Radial Tube

It looks like a quick and dirty repair was made during manufacture. More than likely it came from Vietnam or China. I know nothing about the different types of rubber used in the manufacture of tubes...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-19-2022, 08:14 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,560
Posted By CT Jack
Re: Oil filter for KENZ oil filter kit?

It would be interesting to see how many Barners drive 500 miles per year. My guess is a high percentage don't even come close to 500 miles per year. I try to drive my A as much as possible which is...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-19-2022, 07:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 926
Posted By CT Jack
Re: Antique car and parts auction Oct 27-29 Lynchburg Va.

They are looking for serious bidders and buyers. Tire kickers take up space and usually aren't interested in buying, just curious attendees. It looks like they have a good collection of barn fresh...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-11-2022, 08:59 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,560
Posted By CT Jack
Re: Oil filter for KENZ oil filter kit?

Personally, I would remove the KENZ unit and reinstall the original came gear cover. Drain the oil and replace it with a quality oil containing zinc additives. Zinc additives help to minimize wear....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-11-2022, 08:23 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 737
Posted By CT Jack
Re: Bearing cap question

Many good suggestions being posted as solutions for the short term. My personal experience tells me, if you are seeing cracked babbitt it will not be too long before all the bearings will be in need...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-11-2022, 08:06 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 949
Posted By CT Jack
Re: Carburetor Idle Adjustment

Another potential area where an air or vacuum leak can occur is where the throttle shaft passes through the throat of the carburetor. Installing bushings and a new throttle shaft can result in...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-09-2022, 07:56 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,403
Posted By CT Jack
Re: Cup holder

I have a molded plastic dual cup holder that sits on the floor against the front of the seat and is not fastened. It was approx. $15. and works great. It also has slots for things like napkins and...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-09-2022, 07:43 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,401
Posted By CT Jack
Re: which is the best way to go

All the commonly used automotive oils both regular and synthetic have cleaning agents (detergents) in their formulations already. However, these oils do not contain zinc compound additives which were...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-01-2022, 07:36 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,135
Posted By CT Jack
Re: Removing Distributor

If you have a welder I would tack weld the top of the nut to the screw. Then use a thin wrench to loosen the screw and back it out. You should be able to back it out far enough to allow removal of...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-29-2022, 08:21 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 861
Posted By CT Jack
Re: Radial Tire Pressure

Thanks for the responses. I have a Coupe which is much lighter than a Fordor loaded with tools. However, this being my 1st experience with radials on an "A" I plan on trying different pressures to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-28-2022, 07:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 861
Posted By CT Jack
Radial Tire Pressure

I just received my first set of American Classic 19" radial tires and would like to know what tire pressure has been found to be the best to use.
Thanks
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-28-2022, 07:20 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 158
Posted By CT Jack
Radial Tire Pressure

I just received my first set of American Classic 19" radial tires and would like to know what tire pressure to use.
Thanks
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-24-2022, 07:23 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 731
Posted By CT Jack
Re: Anyone ever seen these cowl vents before?

Looks like the work of an old sea dog. Are these listed in the judging standards?
Aside from looks this isn't a bad idea. Maybe a vent door would work.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-15-2022, 07:35 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,143
Posted By CT Jack
Re: Starts with hand crank only

Synchro909 has a good point. Try starting the engine with the alternator disconnected. Charge up your battery with a battery charger and measure the voltage with a multimeter. You should have 5.5 -...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-15-2022, 08:19 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,264
Posted By CT Jack
Re: Indented Firewall

I don't understand why the indented firewall was ever implemented. It was introduced toward the end of Model A production run, it required changing the firewall stamping die, it required changing the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-14-2022, 09:00 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,154
Posted By CT Jack
Re: A will not run nice

1. Carburetor float level it could be too low. Remove washers under shut off valve or carefully adjust float end stop. GAV should be 1/4 to 1/2 turn open.
2. Replace the condenser even if it is new....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-13-2022, 08:54 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,852
Posted By CT Jack
Re: New design turn signals for Model A?

I think it's great to have new ideas and products being developed to make certain tasks perform better. I do not know how much of the market you have researched pertaining to the different turn...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-03-2022, 10:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,032
Posted By CT Jack
Re: 6 volt directional bulb

If the directional signal unit being used is designed to use older style incandescent lamps the flasher typically used will be of the thermal type. This flasher is an electro-mechanical device that...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-16-2022, 08:04 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,473
Posted By CT Jack
Re: Frustrated

It sounds like gas is not getting to carburetor.
Where is your gas shut off valve located, inside under the dash or outside out of the firewall? If it is coming out of the firewall the valve lever...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-12-2022, 10:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 603
Posted By CT Jack
Re: Tried searching, epoxy primer, red oxide tint?

I would go to an automotive paint store and have them tint the epoxy primer. They can also give you the proper hardener for the temperature you plan to apply the primer.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-12-2022, 10:20 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,037
Posted By CT Jack
Re: Ammeter At 15 a

I agree with NDNCHF. I too have converted all my lights to LED including the headlights and turn signals . I have a solid-state voltage regulator that looks like the original cut out controlling...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-12-2022, 10:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 693
Posted By CT Jack
Re: Search process

Russel Reay, You didn't indicate which model and year car you have. As an example, the roadster, Vicky, and sport coupe used a canvas cloth material and most of the closed cars used a vinyl coated...
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