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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-22-2020, 03:54 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 859
Posted By sethkestenbaum
Re: Just had a Model A wedding

Congrats to both of you.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-18-2020, 08:17 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,803
Posted By sethkestenbaum
Re: Over Fill Oil

Why drain? When I was overfilled, I just llet it overflow out to the cotter pinned drain at the bottom of the bell housing. I just put a container under the hole to catch the dripping when I was in...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-13-2020, 08:59 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,495
Posted By sethkestenbaum
Re: Thermo Quail

It isn't the easiest to read and even harder to read at night. You can test it with water and a cooking thermometer in your kitchen.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-23-2019, 02:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,216
Posted By sethkestenbaum
Re: Making New Powerhouse Rings!!!!!

Gary, I did not know that. Seth

Kurt, I've never tried to remove/save, but have to assume that it is more efficient to do so than to try to remanufacture the brush holders themselves.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-23-2019, 02:29 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,549
Posted By sethkestenbaum
Re: My "new" 1931 Phaeton

I've said it before and I will say it again, "If you are going to buy an old car, it should be a 4-door convertible. "
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-22-2019, 06:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,216
Posted By sethkestenbaum
Re: Making New Powerhouse Rings!!!!!

Syncro, Keep your hands on the brushholders and the generators. It is only a matter of time for there to be enough interest or for the manufacturing costs to be low enough to justify the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-22-2019, 02:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,216
Posted By sethkestenbaum
Re: Making New Powerhouse Rings!!!!!

The response was lower than was anticipated but I am getting a few emails/calls. I'm going to push until it makes sense. The big challenge is going to be getting it done in a cost effective manner.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-16-2019, 02:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 804
Posted By sethkestenbaum
Re: Generator Motoring / Cutout sticking

Mike, I'll eventually get around to it. I had the back up in my garage and bought a new back up from Brattons that came within 48 hours.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-15-2019, 02:18 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,406
Posted By sethkestenbaum
Re: Removed engine; some improvements?

Don't forget to clean and repaint the firewall and engine compartment if it needs it.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-12-2019, 11:14 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 804
Posted By sethkestenbaum
Re: Generator Motoring / Cutout sticking

It wasn’t spinning well but was trying. It was pulling at the belt. Swapping the cutout “fixed” the problem.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-11-2019, 10:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 804
Posted By sethkestenbaum
Generator Motoring / Cutout sticking

I thought I would post about a non-event repair I had to do today. When I got to the garage and switched my battery disconnect switch to "on" I heard a whirrrrrrr from under the hood. You guessed...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-06-2019, 11:02 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,075
Posted By sethkestenbaum
Re: Club Thinning

Member recruitment should never be a "wait and see who knocks at the door" process. The clubs need to actively recruit high school and college kids as "student members" who aren't currently Model A...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-06-2019, 10:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 966
Posted By sethkestenbaum
Re: AMP Meter Reading

It shouldn't "return to 0" unless you are doing something that would cause this to happen. I once got confused when I was reading a lower output than I expected but then realized I was stepping on...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-04-2019, 08:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 915
Posted By sethkestenbaum
Re: Oil pump rebuild

https://oldcarroadtrip.wordpress.com/2013/04/28/dropping-the-pan-cleaning-painting/

Here is a link to my oil pan drop and clean. I used the baseball method after the other methods failed.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-03-2019, 10:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 915
Posted By sethkestenbaum
Re: Oil pump rebuild

after 30 years, why not? You will probably want to drop the pan to check how thing are looking after all this time and a pump rebuild is easy and can only help you out. More importantly, why aren't...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-27-2019, 06:23 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,371
Posted By sethkestenbaum
Re: Pan Gasket

I don't know if it add to the helpful information or will just be another in a long line of advice, but here is a link. DON'T use the level of gasket sealant I used on my first try.
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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-21-2019, 09:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 570
Posted By sethkestenbaum
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-18-2019, 07:25 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,326
Posted By sethkestenbaum
Re: Really old gasoline question

Kurt, My current "daily driver" is a Mercedes 1980 300SD. It is a slow restoration project for me. I figure once I fix it up I will be able to put a few hundred thousand miles on it and might even...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-18-2019, 04:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 570
Posted By sethkestenbaum
Re: Help needed, Backrest Phaeton 1930

The front backrest is secured (at least on the 1929) with two bolts that are accessed where your feet would kick the front seat if you were sitting in the back seat. These bolts each hold a bracket...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-18-2019, 03:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,216
Posted By sethkestenbaum
Making New Powerhouse Rings!!!!!

Who is interested in replacement brushholders for their powerhouse? These are for both the three bush and five brush powerhouses.

Jeff (from Brattons) and I are trying to figure out how many...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-11-2019, 01:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 498
Posted By sethkestenbaum
Re: Powerhouse Bakelite Rings

That is one of the questions I have out to a plastics engineer. "What alternative materials that look like the original could work better? Why would it be better? Is there a material that won't be...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-11-2019, 01:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 498
Posted By sethkestenbaum
Re: Powerhouse Bakelite Rings

Yes, I am the person who approached Jeff (at Brattons) after doing some of the legwork. I figure he is a good person to work with as I am not a parts retailer or manufacturer. I know he posted to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-11-2019, 12:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 498
Posted By sethkestenbaum
Powerhouse Bakelite Rings

After having no luck finding a quality back up powerhouse without a broken brushholder, I am researching making/manufacturing of replacement rings for the powerhouse generator. Pricing is going to be...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-02-2019, 03:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 490
Posted By sethkestenbaum
Powerhouse Generator Rebuild/Servicing

Somewhere around 2011 I took apart and put back together my Powerhouse generator. I seem to remember there being a guide book or some type of write up about how to do this correctly. Assuming that I...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-28-2019, 10:59 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,472
Posted By sethkestenbaum
Re: another project? our gas level gauge inop

Replacing the float was one of the first repairs I completed on my car -- and I have only limited skills. Don't be intimidated.
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