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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-03-2021, 01:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 442
Posted By Ed in Maine
1931 Victoria Front Pass Window Problems

The passenger side window is hard to wind up when the window is at the mid point. I can see that the window is pushed to the right side against the soft felt track. I can hear squeaking between the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-18-2021, 10:09 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 952
Posted By Ed in Maine
Re: Engine Stalls at Stop Signs

Please note that I did not develop the flow data ranges for Zenith carbs. I highly recommend that you get a copy of Steve Pargeter's "Zenith Model A Carburetor Restoration Guidelines." I have heard a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-18-2021, 09:29 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,251
Posted By Ed in Maine
Re: Stud removal; broken stud process Q.

Hello Hardtimes, the one thing that no one has mentioned is that you are now forever traumatized when comes to cylinder head nuts and torqueing them to 55 ft-lbs. Many years ago I had an engine...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-17-2021, 11:15 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 952
Posted By Ed in Maine
Engine Stalls at Stop Signs

I was recently helping a club member with a carb issue (dripping) and I ended up creating a new problem, "stalling on stops." I had removed the carb, cleaned it and installed clean, flow tested jets....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-17-2021, 10:50 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 686
Posted By Ed in Maine
Re: Can't get engine to idle down

Hello Luke, if your engine is running to high at idle position, it means that the throttle plate at the outlet of the carb is not closed, allowing gas to flow from the main jet into the engine. The...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-14-2021, 01:41 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,013
Posted By Ed in Maine
Re: Painting black insert in 30/31 instrument panel

Some of the parts suppliers have a template just for this purpose. The painted edge is to have a soft transition not like what you get with masking tape. Use of the template allows you to spray these...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-13-2021, 10:24 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 237
Posted By Ed in Maine
Gas Adjusting Valve Seat

I am rebuilding a carburetor for a spare. After disassembling the carb I soaked it cleaner and hosed it out. It looks like a good core. Looking down the bore into the GAV I see where the casting...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-05-2021, 09:35 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 641
Posted By Ed in Maine
Re: Need Carb Cleaned or Rebuild

I like 1930artdeco's suggestion and while you are at it, clean and re-gap the points. Ed
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-05-2021, 09:31 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,024
Posted By Ed in Maine
Re: Noise from oil pan?

If you are laying on your back putting the oil pan back on, I strongly recommend you get the plastic pin guides from Snyders. I think there are four to a set. You screw these pin guides into the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-05-2021, 09:23 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,410
Posted By Ed in Maine
Re: Is there a way to determine the original color?

When I restored my 1932 Coupe, I found under the door panel some over spray of the original Washington Blue. What was really neat was that at assembly, a factory worker used a grease pencil and wrote...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-05-2021, 09:16 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 677
Posted By Ed in Maine
Re: Specific wood question

Be sure you get the thickness of the subframe correct at the doors. There is a fancy trim piece that gets tacked to this wood that should be installed before the body goes on the frame. I have...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-05-2021, 09:07 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,246
Posted By Ed in Maine
Re: Was Plywood Used

Plywood could have been used, it was invented 3500BC by the Greeks and patented in 1865 by a guy named John Mayo. I have an early set of floor boards that are made out of planks. There is a story...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-27-2021, 02:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 489
Posted By Ed in Maine
Update, Rear Brake Drum Install Over New Emergency Brake Bands

Like anything else there is a trick to getting the rear drum to go over new emergency brake bands. There is a sharp edge on the new lining. I sanded a slight 45 chamfer on the outside edge. With the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-24-2021, 07:43 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 988
Posted By Ed in Maine
Re: 32 model b engine

I have both cars, Model B and Model A. Yes the B has a bit more performance but not enough to justify all that work and expense to change out the engines. One thing that I do not like is the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-23-2021, 03:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 424
Posted By Ed in Maine
Installing Rear Drum

I am trying to install the rear brake drum after replacing the emergency brake band. The service brakes haven't been touched and are broken in. I have gotten the drum about 25% over the service brake...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-23-2021, 10:08 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 591
Posted By Ed in Maine
Re: Replacing Rear Drum Seal

Thank you for all your comments, Ed
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-22-2021, 08:46 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 591
Posted By Ed in Maine
Replacing Rear Drum Seal

I am in the process of installing new emergency brake lining and while things are apart I would like to change the grease seal in the rear drums. What is the easiest way to pull the old seal out?...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-20-2021, 02:57 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,281
Posted By Ed in Maine
Re: converting to 1970 v8 points for model a

I have had good luck with the original style of points. You have to keep the cam lubricated and the points properly adjusted. However, with points there will be a buildup on one of the contacts that...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-20-2021, 02:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 892
Posted By Ed in Maine
Re: Hood Painting Question

I would make two suggestions after painting a hood a coupe of years ago.
1. Paint the top coats on the outside last. Some over spray will go through the louvers and screw up a perfect paint job on...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-14-2021, 08:20 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 349
Posted By Ed in Maine
Steering Free Play Final Update

Thank you all for your comments. I re-adjusted the end caps on the drag link and the tie-rod. I found the drag link and tie-rod were firmly in place by screwing the caps on until they contacted ball...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-14-2021, 07:57 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,488
Posted By Ed in Maine
Re: A bad day!!

When you re-assemble things do not drop the wish bone off of the bell housing. You may have trouble getting that aligned enough to start the nuts on the studs. You might loosen things a bit but keep...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-12-2021, 02:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 406
Posted By Ed in Maine
Re: Steering Free Play Update

Marshall, thank you for your input. Ed
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-12-2021, 02:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 406
Posted By Ed in Maine
Re: Steering Free Play Update

GeneBob, that is what I did yesterday. I took it out for a test drive and after I made a turn, I had to pull the steering wheel back to the forward position. I didn't realize that those little cups...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-12-2021, 01:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 406
Posted By Ed in Maine
Re: Steering Free Play Update

Hello GeneBob, thank you for that data. However, this has just been packed with grease. Is there a cleaner way to solve this problem? Ed
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-12-2021, 01:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 406
Posted By Ed in Maine
Re: Steering Free Play Update

Thank you for the input. I am working on the drag link, the end over the front axle. I just put the end cap flush with the drag link by a 1/4 turn after contacting the ball cap. In other words, there...
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