RESTORING HISTORY ONE CAR AT A TIME

1928

Model A Engine Lubrication

((593)) For correct engine lubrication a high grade, well refined oil is absolutely essential. As a guide to the proper viscosity or body of oil for summer and winter conditions, which vary for different territories, the lubrication charts of reputable oil companies should be consulted. In general, an oil having the body of S. A. …

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Shock Absorber Adjustment

Cold weather adjustment for cars equipped with shock absorbers having square end needle valve is made as follows: Rear shock absorbers—Screw needle valve in until it seats, then back valve off 1/2 to 5/8 of a turn. Front shock absorbers—screw needle valve in until it seats, then back valve off 3/8 of a turn. Shock …

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New Flexible Front End Support

new Flexible Front End Support One of the problems which has constantly confronted automobile engineers is to prevent Engine vibration being transmitted to the chassis. The latest Model ” A ” improvement along this line is the introduction of a flexible front end support for the engine. The upper half of this support is bolted …

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Single Plate Clutch

Single Plate Clutch The new single plate clutch now standard for Model “A”cars and “AA”trucks is composed of two major units, namely, the cover plate assembly A-7563 and the clutch disc assembly A-7550 or AA-7550. The cover plate assembly consists of a cast iron outer driving plate and a stamped cover plate in which are …

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New Solid Brake Cross Shaft

New Solid Brake Cross Shaft A new service brake cross shaft assembly has been designed and is now standard on all cars and trucks. The new shaft replaces the old style cross shaft and equalizer assembly, as the old assembly is obsolete and will not be carried for service. The new shaft is unusually efficient, …

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Generator Charge Rate

Should be adjusted to suit individual requirements. For average driving during cold weather a charging rate of 10 amperes at 1500 R. P. M. will prove satisfactory.

Phaeton and Roadster Door Handles

The new inside and outside door handles which are now furnished as standard equipment on open cars can be easily installed on Phaetons and Roadsters not so equipped, by proceeding as follows: Remove old lock. Place new lock in place, fastening with two screws to locate. Drill through square hole in lock dog, using a …

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Carburetor Choke Lever

The carburetor choke lever has been redesigned to permit easy choking when cranking the engine by hand. This change consists of adding a hole at the end of the lever (see “A,” Fig. 609) so that a wire or piece of twine can be easily attached for choking. ((609))

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