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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-11-2021, 01:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 284
Posted By Tom Endy
Re: 1931 Victoria Mirrors

See attached article.

Tom Endy
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-11-2021, 02:40 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 698
Posted By Tom Endy
Re: pops, slips, drops out of second gear

The attached article was written a number of years ago and covers most of the reasons that a Model A transmission jumps out of gear.

The only new addition is the redesigned off-shore roller...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-05-2021, 01:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 394
Posted By Tom Endy
Re: Rewiring horn and wiper motor for 12 volts

Attached article on how to rewire the horn for 12-volts.

Tom Endy
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-25-2020, 04:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 605
Posted By Tom Endy
Re: An Ordinary Adventure

An article about this adventure also appeared in the July 2020 newsletter publication of the Victoria Association. It is attached.

Tom Endy
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-20-2020, 04:53 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,815
Posted By Tom Endy
Re: Rear Hub Torque

Over the years I have read and heard that the rear axle nuts should be torqued to anywhere between 85 ft. lbs. to 120 ft. lbs. depending on who is telling the story.

The procedure I have always...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-12-2020, 08:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 780
Posted By Tom Endy
Re: Float valve leaking

Someone may have molested the float in an attempt to adjust the fuel level. In doing so the float does not come up straight and it cocks the valve and causes it to leak. The fuel level should always...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-09-2020, 02:02 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 393
Posted By Tom Endy
Re: 12 volt negative ground tachometer wiring on 1929 model A

I installed a tac in my 6-volt positive ground Victoria. A 12-volt version would hook up the same way. The two leads from the tac go to the two primary terminals on the coil, just observe polarity.
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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-28-2020, 10:06 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,324
Posted By Tom Endy
Re: Rear Spring Removal

The center bolt on the rear spring serves two purposes:

1. It holds the spring leafs together when the spring is originally assembled. Suppliers sell them longer than need be to facilitate the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-27-2020, 01:14 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 848
Posted By Tom Endy
Re: Rebuilt transmission noise

The poor quality roller bearing design that has been on the market for the last few years will generally come apart after 300-400 miles and the transmission will become noisy. See the attached.
...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-22-2020, 06:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 798
Posted By Tom Endy
Re: Ignition System Question

The two coils I had was about ten years ago. They both failed early on. The first one was on my 6-volt Victoria. We were headed to Yellowstone from Los Angeles. Every time I stopped for gas north of...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-21-2020, 01:25 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 798
Posted By Tom Endy
Re: Ignition System Question

"Pertronix Flamethrower epoxy filled coil"

I had one of these on two different cars. Both exhibited the same failure mode. When I would stop for gas on a hot day the temp under the hood would...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-14-2020, 01:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 569
Posted By Tom Endy
Re: Gas cap 30/31 VENTED ??

Lay the cap on a flat surface bottom side up. Fill the outer rim with water and blow through the vent hole with a straw. Bubbles should appear in the outer rim. See attached article.

Tom Endy
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-02-2020, 12:47 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,663
Posted By Tom Endy
Re: Why do I have to keep pulling the choke out ?

See attached article.

Tom Endy
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-28-2020, 03:26 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 5,343
Posted By Tom Endy
Re: What is a "reasonable" speed in a Model A for one to get "reasonable" engine life

I have always been of the opinion that a Model A was designed to run all day long at 45mph with the engine turning over at 2000 rpms (with a 378 ring & pinion). With an overdrive you can travel at a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-10-2020, 01:21 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,097
Posted By Tom Endy
Re: Model A only runs 40 miles

Check that the vent hole in the gas cap is open and not plugged.

Tom Endy
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-09-2020, 12:32 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 776
Posted By Tom Endy
Re: Convert to 12 Volt ?

Six-volts works just fine. The reason the car industry converted to 12-volts in the mid-1950's was so they could reduce the cross section of the copper wire used in each car and save a bundle of...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-08-2020, 11:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 611
Posted By Tom Endy
Re: adapting a 31 steering column support to a Briggs 1929 Fordor

Attached article may be of help.

Tom Endy
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-06-2020, 03:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 475
Posted By Tom Endy
Re: Lining up UJ and Diveshaft splines, any tips?

If you are installing the engine with the transmission attached it will be at a down angle at the rear and it will allow the transmission gears to slide out of neutral and prevent you from turning...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-06-2020, 12:57 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,267
Posted By Tom Endy
Re: Bell housing

From the beginning of production to November 1928 the Model A had a multi-disk clutch and used a different design bell housing than the after that date. The pedal shaft was 3\4" diameter and the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-05-2020, 03:33 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,267
Posted By Tom Endy
Re: Bell housing

The early bell housings had a smaller diameter pedal shaft.

Tom Endy
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-01-2020, 09:53 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,187
Posted By Tom Endy
Re: throw-out bearing

The problem here is Aetna bearings are now showing up in the boxes of other quality bearing manufactures. years ago the Aetna problem was solved for me by the supplier I use almost exclusively. He...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-01-2020, 04:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 433
Posted By Tom Endy
Re: Slight high speed miss

If you have a modern wireless lower plate installed in the distributor check to see if there is a burn mark on the slider at the position you have the spark advance set to when traveling at 45 mph. ...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-28-2020, 10:50 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,762
Posted By Tom Endy
Re: Distributor Removal Tip Re Ignition Cable Clamp

I believe it was part of Henry's ant-theft design. You would have to remove the head bolt nut holding the clamp before you could remove the distributor to install a bypass cable to hot wire it....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-28-2020, 06:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 630
Posted By Tom Endy
Re: bad condensor symptoms

If the condenser is open, such as can happen with the poor quality ones caused by an overheated engine melting the solder that attaches the ground strap to the body, the car will back fire an run...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-28-2020, 02:57 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,187
Posted By Tom Endy
Re: throw-out bearing

The bearing has the word Aetna stamped on the side.

Tom Endy
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