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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 09:45 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 207
Posted By Will N
Re: Tie rod rebuild

Use a "C" clamp to pull the tie rod end down over the ball.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 09:42 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 851
Posted By Will N
Re: this is what I drug home yesterday- not Ford

Nice car, I believe it's a 1930. The 1930's have that belt molding added where the door handle is mounted in order to harden up the look of the '29 Buicks which were known as "pregnant" Buicks...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-24-2020, 10:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 626
Posted By Will N
Re: Condenser check

In my experience, when a condenser is going, it's a lack of power, not rough running, that is a symptom. Was it hot out the last time you took her out when it ran rough? It could have been the gas...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-22-2020, 09:41 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 887
Posted By Will N
Re: 1930 Model A Gears Grind After New Clutch Install

Bingo. The first thing I would check is if the pedal free play is adjusted properly.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-19-2020, 11:06 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 986
Posted By Will N
Re: New engine - intermittent backfiring - stuck valve?

Agreed- it's a new engine and the builder should guarantee his work. But since this is happening when the engine warms up, one possible reason is that, as jetmek said, valve clearance has come out...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-18-2020, 10:02 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 397
Posted By Will N
Re: Anyone using a horn relay

I can see how this might work, depending on how the relay is wired, when the engine is off or the car is idling. When the engine is running at a speed where the generator is charging, the horn is...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-17-2020, 09:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 474
Posted By Will N
Re: Rear Brake Assembly

That's right, but you still can't get it through the fork in the radius rod if the emergency brake lever is in place. Believe me, I tried for over an hour.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-15-2020, 09:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 474
Posted By Will N
Re: Rear Brake Assembly

I had the same question a couple months ago. It probably would have been easier to just remove the radius rod, but I ended up removing the e-brake lever to get the plate on with the radius rod in...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-06-2020, 10:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 382
Posted By Will N
Re: Tips Removing slight pitting

Try rubbing the chrome with aluminum foil. http://www.slipperyrockgazette.net/index.cfm/pageId/1948
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-05-2020, 09:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 303
Posted By Will N
Re: Model a fender ID

Later '30- '31. Early '30s have the front part of the running board apron attached.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-04-2020, 10:18 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 548
Posted By Will N
Re: Bad generator?

Also try cleaning the commutator.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-02-2020, 10:36 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,786
Posted By Will N
Re: Ignition timing question

I have never seen a timing pin as shown in the first picture in post #12 slide in that deep. Even when it has seated in the dimple, there is usually an 1/8th inch or more of the shaft showing. This...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-02-2020, 10:25 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 391
Posted By Will N
Re: Radiator shroud emblem removal

What would you guys recommend if the emblem is too loose a fit in the radiator? It there a way to flare out the ring on the back of the emblem a little? Or maybe just a little silicone?
Forum: Model T (1909-1927) 09-29-2020, 09:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 787
Posted By Will N
Re: drawings

I am fairly sure about paying for viewing each drawing. But I don't know this from firsthand experience. It is my recollection of what I've read.


As for the dead sea scrolls, they were in the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-29-2020, 09:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 504
Posted By Will N
Re: bad condensor symptoms

When I had a condenser go on me, it felt as if I had pulled the choke out while the engine was running. The engine kept going- it didn't stall- but it had no power whatsoever.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-28-2020, 08:26 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,900
Posted By Will N
Re: Carlisle

There are certain kinds of people who get their information from CNN and the like who consider themselves informed. They think that if they step outside the safety of their houses, they will...
Forum: Model T (1909-1927) 09-27-2020, 11:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 787
Posted By Will N
Re: drawings

I'm assuming you mean the engineering drawings/blueprints? I know that the Benson Ford Research center at the Henry Form Museum in Dearborn has the original Model A engineering drawings available. ...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-27-2020, 10:53 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,900
Posted By Will N
Re: Carlisle

Here’s the data and the math:
Attached is vehicle death rate info from Wikipedia, source is NHTSA. 1.13 fatalities per 100 million miles traveled from chart.
Also attached is the math to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-25-2020, 09:49 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,900
Posted By Will N
Re: Carlisle

The Hershey parking lot venue is privately owned by HERCO, and large companies are risk averse and won't do anything that might expose them to liability. That is a big reason (in addition to others)...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-21-2020, 09:59 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 813
Posted By Will N
Re: Starter failure

I'd also try taking the plugs out. It should turn over with very little effort with the plugs out. If you're still feeling a lot of drag, is this a very recently rebuilt engine that might not have...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-18-2020, 10:17 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 272
Posted By Will N
Re: Starter windings . . . a Look-See

...or spend the $40 for a new set of coils that probably aren't shorted out...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-18-2020, 10:13 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,364
Posted By Will N
Re: Wisdom of Stopping Engine by Choking It Out

Yup, my father used to do the same thing. He felt it made it easier to restart with a charge of gas in the cylinders. But he stopped doing that when they started putting smog crap on the engines in...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-18-2020, 10:07 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 813
Posted By Will N
Re: Starter failure

Is there excessive drag in the engine? Try hand cranking it to see how easily it turns over.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-17-2020, 08:33 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 711
Posted By Will N
Re: PCV valve good idea?

The crankcase in the model a engine is very well vented with the large oil fill/crankcase vent tube. It should not be building up much back pressure in the crankcase that could cause a rear main...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-11-2020, 09:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 311
Posted By Will N
Re: Starter sticking

As Big hammer alluded to, the contact in the repro switches are made of copper, and are not very springy. The originals were made from a bronze alloy, and are much more springy. The original...
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