Northern Ohio Model A Club

PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE CHECK LIST

by Lou Tull


EVERY FUEL STOP

Check crankcase oil level

Check radiator water level

Check water pump packing

Visual inspection of engine


MONTHLY

Check water pump for leaks and end play

Check carburetor and fuel lines for leaks

Inspect fan for cracks

Check battery water level

Check tire air pressure -34 lbs.

Check tires for breaks, cracks, and abnormal wear

Check radiator water level

Check water pump packing

Visual inspection of engine


EACH 500 MILES

Lubricate in accordance with 500 mile Lubrication Chart

Change crankcase oil

Tighten accessory mountings (windwings)

Inspect radiator hoses

Check fan belt adjustment (See Service Adjustments)

Check wiper blade rubber

Check generator charging rate, adjust as required (See Service Adjustments)

Check carburetor and fuel lines for leaks


EACH 1,000 MILES

Do all 500 mile checks

Test front wheel bearings for looseness (See Service Adjustments)

Oil generator bushings at each end of generator

Tighten spring U-bolts, front and rear.

Tighten all wheel lug nuts (64 ft. lbs torque)

Test all lights (head, tail, stop, dash, dome)

Inspect all cotter pins (See cotter pin list)

Wipe out light switch (End of steering column)

Lubricate door hinges, striker plate, dovetails

Inspect entire fuel system for leaks

Inspect exhaust system for leaks

Check steering wheel free play (2" max, See Service Adjustments)

Check specific gravity of battery, charge if needed (See service and repair, Battery)

Check for tight electrical connections at all harness connections.

Check for tight coil connections

Check for tight connections at ammeter and terminal box

Check distributor point gap (.01 6 -.018) See Service Adjustments

Clean battery posts and clamps, tighten battery ground connection

Clean horn commutator

Drain fuel sediment bowl

Check clutch pedal for free play, See Service Adjustments

Check tail light lens mounting screws


EACH 2,000 MILES

Do all 1,000 mile items

Lubricate in accordance with 2,000 mile Lubrication Chart

Inspect starter commutator and brushes

Examine tires for wear, cracks and damage

Adjust Service Brakes (See service Adjustments)

Inspect front leaf spring for sagging and cracks

Repack top end of shock links

Tighten differential banjo bolts


EACH 5,000 MILES

Do all 2,000 mile items

Test engine compression

Tighten rear wheel axle nut

Rotate tires

Lubricate in accordance with 5000 mile Lubrication Chart

Flush cooling system

Lubricate speedometer cable


EACH 10,000 MILES

Do all 5,000 mile items

Pull all brake drums, inspect brake linings, drums, and springs

Polish headlight reflectors.