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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-24-2020, 03:40 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 982
Posted By Mulletwagon
Re: Rear Spring Installation

Sounds like the spring may not be conformally located in the saddle of the crossmember. If all else fails, might consider removing the spring from the axle and mounting it in the saddle "unsprung"...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-17-2020, 07:31 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 663
Posted By Mulletwagon
Re: Carb leak

Had the smell of gas in the garage after the 31 was parked overnight with the Shut Off valve closed. Finally disconnected the fuel line at the carb and stuck it in an empty bottle overnight. Next...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-16-2020, 04:19 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 600
Posted By Mulletwagon
Re: PCV valve good idea?

Additionally, Model As do not handle vacuum leaks very well and a PCV system is a conrolled vacuum leak designed into the system. Suspect idle quality would be impacted to some extent. Not sure...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-13-2020, 06:20 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,556
Posted By Mulletwagon
Re: Will there be any model As left?

Yep, but probably converted to a warp drive using dilithium crystals.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-10-2020, 06:33 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 949
Posted By Mulletwagon
Re: No spark has me stumped?

Good Job !! We all like a success story. Thanks for the final report.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-10-2020, 02:05 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 692
Posted By Mulletwagon
Re: Fuel Valve Leak Around Threads

Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-06-2020, 01:56 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 622
Posted By Mulletwagon
Re: Rebuild generator or move to alternator?

Alternator - lifetime of trouble free service.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-04-2020, 07:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 669
Posted By Mulletwagon
Re: Rattling noise while driving

Look close and try to determine if your throw out bearing has separated. May need a throw out bearing change. If so, need to pull back the rear axle and drop the trans to remove the bearing. ...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-03-2020, 04:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 399
Posted By Mulletwagon
Re: Transmission noise

Yep, U-Joint would be the primary suspect to investigate first. Since they are a hassle to change (must pull the rear axle) they are often past their service life. Finding a quality replacement...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-02-2020, 02:51 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,086
Posted By Mulletwagon
Re: Help!!!!

High marks for answering Mark's May Day. A compression test would be informative (valves). Interesting caper - welcome your after action assessment.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-02-2020, 01:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 290
Posted By Mulletwagon
Re: Transmission "jack" ?

Hey Del - I too know about 70+. I just changed out a clutch on my 31 by myself. I threaded in a short nipple into the drain plug hole on the trans and then lowered the assembly on to my floor jack...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-30-2020, 09:49 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,086
Posted By Mulletwagon
Re: Help!!!!

Might try some Marvel Mystery Oil in the gas and a direct shot into the carb to lube the valves.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-29-2020, 08:41 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,561
Posted By Mulletwagon
Re: Marvel Mystery Oil

Four oz. per fill up is pretty typical.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-29-2020, 10:17 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 383
Posted By Mulletwagon
Re: front tire wear

Center wear often indicates over inflation. Is the pressure around 35 psi ?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-24-2020, 12:24 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 949
Posted By Mulletwagon
Re: No spark has me stumped?

All the above ! Keep in mind that the ignition switch connects the downstream side of the coil to the points so a continuity check of the switch is in order.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-23-2020, 03:33 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 707
Posted By Mulletwagon
Re: Fuel leaking when shut off valve is closed

Hey Zaugger,
Common problem, in fact, had the exact same presentation - fumes in the garage. The quick fix is a new valve. I got mine from Bratton's two years ago and it works great.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-22-2020, 03:19 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 694
Posted By Mulletwagon
Re: What type of Fan Blade do you recommend

Aluminum 2-blade is the way to go. May have to do some minor filing on the water pump snout to eliminate slight interference - no biggie.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-18-2020, 10:58 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 890
Posted By Mulletwagon
Re: Paint prep

A Dupont product called PrepSol.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-17-2020, 04:20 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,515
Posted By Mulletwagon
Re: U-haul open trailer

Towed my 31 Tudor on a U-Haul car carrier with an Expedition and it tracked and braked great ! Went from NC to FL panhandle with no issues at all. Did not have a cover or any protection on the A and...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-12-2020, 09:15 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,242
Posted By Mulletwagon
Re: Other Model A sites

Hot Rods ...... Oh, the humanity !!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-12-2020, 08:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 579
Posted By Mulletwagon
Re: Clutch pressure plate New or Reconditioned?

I may be the exception but had a bad experience with the encapsulated style disk. The disk shown is a heavy duty disk which if normally used in truck applications. One would think it should work...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-11-2020, 02:36 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,267
Posted By Mulletwagon
Re: Save it or drive it

Yep, we are all temporary caretakers. Gives us all comfort to know Model As will be running long after the Starship Enterprise is mothballed.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-08-2020, 06:11 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 806
Posted By Mulletwagon
Re: OT Human Intrest

That was a great idea and surely much appreciated. The local senior center here in my town had been on lockdown, no guests or family visits, since March. Three local car clubs organized a parade...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-07-2020, 09:26 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 956
Posted By Mulletwagon
Do YOU single-clutch ?

Of all the quirky Model A traits, shifting must be number one. Like most, I double-clutch on upshifts. Some have mastered single-clutching on the upshifts. How do you do that ? Also wondering about...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-06-2020, 03:12 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,747
Posted By Mulletwagon
Re: Taking the plunge into Model A ownership!

From what I have seen, the price is about right for what you are getting. You can typically find a turn-key driver for $12 - 14K. There is an occasional better deal but not usually near by. Would...
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