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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-12-2021, 08:06 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,603
Posted By Dirtrack49
Re: Wheel Washers

Synchro909, Thanks for the heads up. And all of your input over the past few years.

Now I am thinking I better go back and take another look at my 26 Touring. Had the rears off not long ago...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-12-2021, 07:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 656
Posted By Dirtrack49
Re: Full Front Suspension Rebuild

I have spent the last two years and 1500 plus miles attempting to make my "Restored" Town Sedan safe to drive and function properly.

I too, bought a car that was very well painted with a nice new...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-12-2021, 07:10 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,603
Posted By Dirtrack49
Re: Wheel Washers

Thanks everyone for your input and guidance.

My plan of attack:
1. Attempt to clean up what I have and see if I can maintain the proper torque on the axle nuts. The DPO evidently only finger...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-09-2021, 05:43 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,603
Posted By Dirtrack49
Re: Wheel Washers

Keith, below are pictures of my left side. Are the studs swedged on it?

Mercman, thank you for the nice picture enlargements, do you see something else I might be missing?

It is obvious that...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-09-2021, 12:00 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,603
Posted By Dirtrack49
Re: Wheel Washers

Pulled the drums last night. The one with the long studs may be welded. Not sure, welded or swedged. There is some type of maybe epoxy over the heads. See picture below. The left side is swedged....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-08-2021, 04:11 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,603
Posted By Dirtrack49
Re: Wheel Washers

Grutter, katy, that is what I will be doing this afternoon. I agree, since just about everything I have found on this vehicle has been botched, I need to look further into each item before coming to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-07-2021, 08:14 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,603
Posted By Dirtrack49
Re: Wheel Washers

All wheels are in very good condition. No wollering out.
This car was cosmetically restored pretty well. Unfortunately for me at least, whoever did the mechanicals, should never had been allowed to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-07-2021, 05:47 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,603
Posted By Dirtrack49
Wheel Washers

My somewhat new to me "Restored" 1930 Town Sedan has been a multitude of mechanical problems since I purchased it in August of 2019.

Getting ever closer to the light at the end of the tunnel, I...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-26-2021, 08:28 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,269
Posted By Dirtrack49
Re: Heat Shield Removal

And as a follow up, the distributor was loose due to the set screw not being seated properly.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-26-2021, 12:40 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,269
Posted By Dirtrack49
Re: Heat Shield Removal

Thanks everyone for your help and suggestions.
When I was a kid, I always had a tendency to over torque anything and everything. Started using a torque wrench, the old handle version sometime in my...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-25-2021, 11:31 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,269
Posted By Dirtrack49
Re: Heat Shield Removal

Thanks for the information everyone.
Paul, I am more concerned with getting the distributor seated properly than removing it. However, I can't seem to find a 11/16th crows foot in my tools. I am...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-24-2021, 06:47 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,269
Posted By Dirtrack49
Heat Shield Removal

My 30 Town Sedan came with a heat shield installed.
Yesterday, I noticed that my distributor housing was moving while activating my spark advance lever.
Since the distributor set screw and lock...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-15-2021, 08:19 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 809
Posted By Dirtrack49
Re: Antifreeze yes or no?

Here are my two bad experiences with antifreeze/coolant, and plain water.
I acquired a Mercedes 230SL that had been sitting for years. When I started on the cooling system, I found holes in the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-14-2021, 08:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 707
Posted By Dirtrack49
Re: Model T Water Pump

First thing I did after purchasing my 1926 Touring, took off the after market water pump.
The Model T's were made to operate on the thermosyphon system without a pump. The aftermarket pumps were...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-30-2021, 08:00 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,836
Posted By Dirtrack49
Re: Can somebody shed some light as to what these people are thinking?

Very English indeed. Seems that the right hand drives have the advantage!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-23-2021, 07:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 798
Posted By Dirtrack49
Re: Starter stuck

Most likely you don't need a new switch. Simply take it apart and clean up the copper contact with some sandpaper or a fine file.
The switch will weld itself together sometimes. Happened to me the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-14-2020, 02:39 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,713
Posted By Dirtrack49
Re: Coil or condenser over heat

DNLs1930,

Had the same problem. Car started acting up just like yours. Since I was new to Model A's, I went trough the usual checks without any success until replacing the coil. The PO had an oil...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-18-2020, 10:31 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,533
Posted By Dirtrack49
Re: Bent timing pin

I also have a bent timing pin in my engine. Have no idea why. Came that way when I bought the car.
I find it makes finding the hole in the timing gear a little difficult. Hard to get the pin to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-12-2020, 07:13 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,871
Posted By Dirtrack49
Re: The Battery Game

In the last few years I have had poor luck with vehicles that are still running on 6 volt batteries. It just seems like nobody with the exception of the expensive Optima battery, make anything that...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-11-2020, 04:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 718
Posted By Dirtrack49
Re: Where to find Ethanol free gasoline in your area

I was surprised to see there were a hand full of places in Commiefornia.
You can buy a quart of non ethanol premixed 40:1 or 50:1 to keep your chainsaw from seizing up at Home Depot and WallyWorld. ...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-10-2020, 05:28 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,307
Posted By Dirtrack49
Re: Dead Pertronix Coil

Thanks Synchro for the input. My first thinking were the points gap. Ironically, I bought another Pertronix 40611 epoxy coil. Just because I was fed up with Bosch and got a good discount on the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-10-2020, 05:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 927
Posted By Dirtrack49
Re: Bosch Coil Confusion

I finally found what I believe to be the actual 12 volt 3 ohm made in Brazil Bosch Blue Coil that is filled with epoxy. The latest part number is 922008108374U.
Ironically, after all this trouble,...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-10-2020, 04:32 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,307
Posted By Dirtrack49
Re: Dead Pertronix Coil

As a final note on this thread, I believe I might have found the reason why the coil shorted out. Possibly too much heat build up from having my points gaped too close. The points block must have...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-09-2020, 08:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 927
Posted By Dirtrack49
Re: Bosch Coil Confusion

Patrick L, Thanks for the input as well as others. My problem still remains. If you look closely at what these vendors are selling, they will give part numbers that are the same but they will be...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-09-2020, 03:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 927
Posted By Dirtrack49
Re: Bosch Coil Confusion

I ran the Pertronix 40611 for the last 9 months and it shorted out. Thought I would try the Bosch blue coil epoxy filled. After dealing with Bosch and some of their suppliers I might just go ahead...
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