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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-05-2021, 07:24 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,018
Posted By jquinlan
Re: blasting

After extensive research I also bought a cabinet from Skat Blast and it really is top quality. It comes all put together too PLUS they advertise in either MAFCA or MARC magazine (can't remember...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-20-2021, 05:58 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 708
Posted By jquinlan
Re: 1929 Model A Pickup HELP!! No forward or Reverse Gears

Even though you inspected the axle keys, I'll mention that No forward and reverse were symptoms I had when I sheared off a rear axle last year. It sheared just before the back of the key.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-27-2021, 03:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 584
Posted By jquinlan
Re: Need a source for good quality fitting Zenith Throttle Plates

That's exactly the information I was looking for !! Thank you
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-27-2021, 02:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 584
Posted By jquinlan
Re: Need a source for good quality fitting Zenith Throttle Plates

Yep, the originals do fit the best. That's really nice of you to offer up your extras but I have a few that I can make work. Thanks
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-27-2021, 01:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 584
Posted By jquinlan
Re: Need a source for good quality fitting Zenith Throttle Plates

I know what you mean Kurt about centering the plate and finessing it into position.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-27-2021, 01:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 584
Posted By jquinlan
Re: Need a source for good quality fitting Zenith Throttle Plates

Thanks Ernie but Dave's site is the first one I checked. He doesn't sell them.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-27-2021, 01:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 584
Posted By jquinlan
Re: Need a source for good quality fitting Zenith Throttle Plates

You're probably right about only one manufacturer Paul. But I thought I'd throw it out there.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-27-2021, 01:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 584
Posted By jquinlan
Re: Need a source for good quality fitting Zenith Throttle Plates

Patrick, the attached picture is from Rex's book on how it should look and how it shouldn't if it doesn't fit right. A nice snug fit shouldn't let any light through. It's probably not as big a deal...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-27-2021, 10:50 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 584
Posted By jquinlan
Need a source for good quality fitting Zenith Throttle Plates

In the book Restoring Model A and B Carburetors the "Rex" Reheis Way it states the throttle plate should do a good job of sealing the throttle passageway when closed. When shining a light through...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-14-2021, 06:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 316
Posted By jquinlan
Re: Gufshoz Contact

Thanks Marcus. I'm pretty sure he's still on a long vacation but should be back soon. We are planning a Nachez Trace trail Model 'A' Tour next spring.

I'll send you his email address. We...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-31-2021, 06:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 830
Posted By jquinlan
Re: Engine Stand

Here's an engine stand I have which is similar to yours but a slightly different design in the front. Mine was custom welded and I can start the engine on the stand. I still need to finish...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-31-2021, 05:47 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,676
Posted By jquinlan
Re: Can't get engine started after changing timing gear

This might sound too simple but one item that wasn't mentioned is the behavior you describe might happen if spark plugs are terribly fouled. I dealt with similar symptoms this week on one of my...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-03-2021, 04:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 576
Posted By jquinlan
Re: Educational video: How a Carburetor works (transparent carburetor in action)

That was a fascinating video. Thanks for posting this
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-30-2021, 06:19 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,541
Posted By jquinlan
Re: Visit to the Henry Ford Museum

Make sure you visit the village. Takes you back in time. The museum is also very interesting. Like others said, take two days.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-24-2021, 09:24 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 911
Posted By jquinlan
Re: GAV Question ?

Ed, the main was flow tested at 145 and the compensator was 150. What flow ranges do you use when sizing your jets? There are different flow recommendations out there (Fords, Chris Pelikan, Al...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-24-2021, 08:18 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 911
Posted By jquinlan
Re: GAV Question ?

You have to keep in mind the GAV's main purpose is to give the driver a mechanism to fine tune the car's performance by enriching the mixture. According to Steve Pargeter's book, the zenith carbs...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-23-2021, 10:59 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 911
Posted By jquinlan
Re: GAV Question ?

First thing you need to do is gently close your GAV all the way. Turn it clockwise. But very gently so you don't tighten it and harm the needle tip on the end of the GAV. Once it's closed turn it...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-06-2021, 04:21 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,583
Posted By jquinlan
Re: Zenith - 1 Carburetor

Sounds like a jet may be restricted. By opening the GAV that much I believe that's compensating for a blockage. If you want to mail me your jets I'll flow test them for you to see how far out of...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-30-2021, 09:50 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,829
Posted By jquinlan
Re: Problem adjusting one of the front brakes

BINGO !!!

The brakes now adjust ! Last night when I posted this I was completely exhausted and frustrated. Today fresh and with the tips I got from this post, I was able to fix the problem.
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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-30-2021, 06:12 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,829
Posted By jquinlan
Re: Problem adjusting one of the front brakes

I'm not above calling someone to help, I was just hoping someone here has experienced this before. I have that Les Andrews book you mentioned as well as a few others that were referenced yesterday.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-30-2021, 05:57 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,829
Posted By jquinlan
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-29-2021, 10:09 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,829
Posted By jquinlan
Re: Problem adjusting one of the front brakes

Yes, adjusting wedge is threading but it sure doesn't seem like the shoes are going in and out to follow the wedge. And I installed a new set of brake adjusting shafts today hoping to fix the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-29-2021, 10:04 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,829
Posted By jquinlan
Re: Problem adjusting one of the front brakes

Thanks for the information about the pills. Much appreciated.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-29-2021, 09:14 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,829
Posted By jquinlan
Re: Problem adjusting one of the front brakes

I don't think you understand my problem at all. One side of my front brakes is not AT ALL adjustable. I tried it both ways with the brake rods attached and also disconnected. The 15 degrees has no...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-29-2021, 08:31 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,829
Posted By jquinlan
Re: Problem adjusting one of the front brakes

The rods are new but the scenario I describe is happening with the rods disconnected so they're not a factor. I'll have to look into what a pill is under the vertical actuating rod. I'm not real...
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