snozkc

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About snozkc

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  1. snozkc

    Lost key

    I sure did Al. There's nothing like fresh gas, a charged battery, and the key to rectify the situation.
  2. snozkc

    Lost key

    Hey Wayne, I think it had been about 3 years since I last started it. It ran pretty well other than one really loud backfire. I think I had the low speed mixture set to rich. I leaned it out and let it warm up. Things seemed good although still rich.
  3. snozkc

    Lost key

    I found the dam key! I guess it's time to make some copies, roll it out of the garage, and fire it up!
  4. snozkc

    Lost key

    Thanks for the information. I pulled the bezel and looked all over the lock and couldn't find a number. I found a locksmith that can make a key for a reasonable price. I'm going to keep looking for the key I had for a bit. Hey fordboy. I live a little south of Kansas City.
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    Lost key

    I've lost the key to my dad's (now my) 31 Model A. I know I will eventually find it but am looking for something that can be done in the meantime. It has an original pop-out ignition. Can a typical lock smith cut a key for these ignitions? Thanks, -Ethan
  6. Hello all, I grabbed this while cleaning parts and tools out of my dad’s house. As far as I can remember, it was never installed on the car. I’m wondering if there was a reason it was never installed. It’s fairly heavy (1 – 1.5lb). It seems like a lot of weight to be attaching to the top of the radiator. What do you folks think? </SPAN> Thanks,</SPAN> -Ethan </SPAN></SPAN>
  7. snozkc

    Shift tower

    I appreciate the info. This transmission was last out of the car 40+ years ago. I'm guessing the rebulder installed that part incorrectly. Also, information was not as easily obtianed then as it is now.
  8. snozkc

    Shift tower

    While replacing my broken shift tower, the new one broke in the exact same way the old one was broken. There is a clearance issue between the projection from the shift tower and the tailshaft housing. Is it possible that this tailshaft casting is installed incorrectly and needs to be rotated? The point of interference is indicated by the arrow in the picture. Let me know what you think. Thanks, -Ethan
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    shift tower

    Thanks for all the information. I spoke with a member of the local Model A club, and they had pretty much everything I need to rebuild the shifter. I'll need to order a few small parts (pins to hold the shift levers and a gasket) but I'm about ready to go.
  10. snozkc

    shift tower

    It hard to say how he managed that. There wasn't any play up and down in the shifter. The part of shift forks where the shifter should be are very worn though. Once I pulled shift tower off, it was easy to get the shifter back in place. I'm checking on some replacement parts locally.
  11. snozkc

    shift tower

    Yeah. This doesn't look right:). I think it's time for a new shift tower.
  12. snozkc

    shift tower

    Ahh. I see what you are saying. I agree, and I'm sure there is something else wrong that has it still stuck in gear. I'm going to pull the shift tower in the next day or so to have a look.
  13. snozkc

    shift tower

    It’s kind of hard to tell from the picture. If you look at the protrusion just to the right of the top center bolt (just to the right of the arrow), that’s apparently what the left side had. It’s a fresh break. We had to push the exposed shaft back in to get it unstuck from one of the gears. <O:p</O:p
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    shift tower

    Thanks and hey Matthew, I'm located in Kansas City. I believe this is part of the tower casting that is broken. We were able to push the rod back in, and now it's only stuck in one gear.
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    shift tower

    Hello everyone, I, along with my siblings, inherited my Dad’s 30/31 Model A coupe. The car has been restored several times to varying degrees and runs well. I plan to drive the car occasionally just for fun and short trips. Now for the issue: The shifter has always been very sloppy. I’ve always had to hunt around and be really careful when trying to find a gear. Recently, one of my brothers decided to pull it out of the garage. He managed to get it stuck in two gears at the same time and then pulled so hard on the shifter he broke part of the shift tower. Now that the car is in my garage and safe from my brother, I’d like to fix the sloppy shifting and have to fix the shift tower. What is the best source for the shift tower? Thanks, -Ethan