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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 06:35 PM
Replies: 19
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Posted By Patrick L.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 06:34 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 494
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: 2 degree advance crank gear for model A

You can. Usually the change is made thru the cam gear, but, it can be done either.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 03:57 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 604
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Finding TDC for leak-down test

All that is needed for an 'A' engine is the 'hiss' test. Its still a leak test no matter how its looked at. You're looking to see/hear where the cylinder air is escaping and if its more than normal.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 03:46 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 494
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: 2 degree advance crank gear for model A

Post #5. Advancing valve timing increases low end power/ lower engine speeds. Retarding it helps with top end/ higher RPMs.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 07:19 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 604
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Finding TDC for leak-down test

TDC doesn't have to be perfect for this test. Close is good. Just make sure its on compression stroke. Put transmitter in gear, apply park brake. It only takes a little air pressure to perform this...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 07:09 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 393
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: rebuilt generator

Doesn't make any difference, shouldn't squeal. Sounds like at least one bearing has a problem.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-02-2020, 04:25 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,415
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Loose Rod

This just didn't add up, something was wrong. Its nice the problem was found, but, the rods and caps should have been marked.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-01-2020, 03:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 419
Posted By Patrick L.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-01-2020, 07:14 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 388
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Valve lash/lifter question

Just curious. If the valve lash has been fixed, why install adjustable lifters ? My engine was rebuilt in 1961, I've had it since 1975, and the lash has stayed at .016-.017" since I've owned it. They...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-31-2020, 06:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 419
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: LED taillights and how to wire turn signals

Not knowing what you are trying to use, it may require you getting a new/different turn switch. I happen to like Signal-stat. They are not hard to install.
There may now be electronic flashers that...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-31-2020, 02:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 419
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: LED taillights and how to wire turn signals

There should be a whole lot of info in search. This is talked a lot.

Any good turn switch will do what you want. A Signal-stat unit [ usually now a 900] looks somewhat period and they work well as...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-31-2020, 07:38 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 670
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Adding castor to the axle

Why do you think you need 'more' caster ?
Ford built them with 5+ caster which is plenty. Anything from 4-5 is just fine.
I tend to prefer the 4, steering wheel returns better.

I would...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-29-2020, 03:52 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,415
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Loose Rod

Whats the clearance ? Thats a must know.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-29-2020, 03:51 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 614
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Cam spring and button

I've shimmed the spring before.

Have you checked the lash ? It should be around .004-.006". Over .010" will make noise.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-26-2020, 07:15 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,116
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Is My Cam Going Flat?

I guess I don't understand. How are you setting the lash ? It should be set on the heel. Is this something just noticed or has this recently changed ? Are you having a tight guide issue ?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-23-2020, 05:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 317
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Ammeter needle movements

The ammeter may or may not 'wiggle' while cranking depending on how the terminal box is wired, there was a change during production [ forget what year].

The ammeter should not register when...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-22-2020, 03:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 443
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Two tooth stearing box

I would suggest a good repair manual as well as the Service Bulletins.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-21-2020, 07:54 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 500
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Very slow/no cranking

Since you say the engine turns over freely/easily then I too think there is either a battery/ starter/ connection or cable issue.
If your jumper battery and cables are good and heavy enough then I'd...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-21-2020, 07:49 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 803
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: 6v charging issue

I like the disconnect where you can just reach down and get to it easily.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-20-2020, 03:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 541
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: tie rod

Do the tie-rods need to be removed/fixed ?
The 'death wobble' is caused by something loose, anything from steering box adjustment thru to the wheel bearings and everything in between. Check to make...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-19-2020, 06:56 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 803
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: 6v charging issue

My question about charge rate [ vehicle] was not answered.
An alternator has a parasitic draw, so, letting the car sit all winter without charging the battery or disconnecting it will drain the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-18-2020, 06:20 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 803
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: 6v charging issue

At 6 amps it'll take awhile to charge.

I didn't think to ask what your vehicles charge rate is and whether it has a generator or alternator. If a stock generator then the charge rate is adjustable...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-18-2020, 04:32 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 803
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: 6v charging issue

What charging rate [charger] are you using ? Try a slow charge over night. Make sure the cells are covered as mentioned. Did you remove/ clean and reinstall the cables ? You should also hydrometer...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-18-2020, 04:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 374
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: 12 volt ignition coil

Seems to me I recommended a 1.5 ohm coil preferably epoxy filled, but, that is not what was asked. So he can either change the coil which he doesn't appear to want to do or he can check voltage to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-17-2020, 01:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 374
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: 12 volt ignition coil

Lots of experience.
It depends on the resistance, 3 ohm is fine. 1.5 ohm is not.
Install the coil, turn it on with points open, measure voltage. Anything over 8 volts will burn the points quickly....
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