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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 09:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 629
Posted By Crankster
Won't start now

Yabut, he says first thiing it has spark and fuel..

I'd try squirting some earl in all the cylinders as mentioned and hope nothing got toasted too badly.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-26-2021, 03:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 629
Posted By Crankster
overheated motor won't start now

Compression check maybe? A consequence of severe engine overheating is piston rings lose their spring tension.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-25-2021, 10:09 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 843
Posted By Crankster
Re: starter amps

"Less than 250" sounds a little too vague to me, but I don't know for sure. These sound like OHV V8 numbers. A Flathead or early Ford in stock form at least, is not a high compression engine, I would...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-24-2021, 11:13 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 773
Posted By Crankster
My next adventure

Yabut, that's what I'm trying to tell you, if it's pulling 20" vacuum you already know compression is acceptable. Don't stress over this! Try some Marvel's in both the gas and oil per the directions...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-24-2021, 07:30 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 773
Posted By Crankster
Re: My next adventure

You mentioned in the other thread the engine manifold is pulling steady 20" it can therefore probably be inferred cylinder compression is satisfactory. A vacuum test doesn't replace the compression...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-18-2021, 02:41 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,649
Posted By Crankster
Lean MisFire

The old mechanic saying went "90% of the carburetor problems are ignition related."
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-17-2021, 05:32 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 859
Posted By Crankster
Re: Surface corrosion

Yes! Your google-foo skills far exceed mine, I couldn't find anything. Or did you use an actual meatspace disctionary? Thank You!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-17-2021, 03:55 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 859
Posted By Crankster
Surface corrosion

Why is it called "Crocus" cloth? Are there little crocuses embedded in the paper or something? How about "Emery" paper? Named after some guy in Michigan at the turn of the century?

(How many here...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-15-2021, 04:56 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,912
Posted By Crankster
Positive Ground

Sounds like just the thing, if you're selling new cars! That's why I'm skeptical ... lol
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-15-2021, 11:28 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,912
Posted By Crankster
Re: Positive Ground

The way it was explained to me years ago, the condenser acts as a kind of "shock absorber" and ensures most of the energy occurs between the plug electrodes where we want it, instead of arcing at the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-15-2021, 09:37 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 720
Posted By Crankster
Tap Water

Tap water ... You mean like that stuff out of a garden hose?? Are you crazy?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-14-2021, 07:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 491
Posted By Crankster
Compression results

No, it is used at the directed rate of 4 fl. Oz per 10 gallons fuel
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-14-2021, 10:02 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,912
Posted By Crankster
Re: Positive Ground

Yeah, I was going to mention that, instead of power being generated in the coil by the relative motion of conductors and fluxes, it is produced by the modial interaction of magneto-reluctance and...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-14-2021, 09:10 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 692
Posted By Crankster
Re: Jump Starting flat 6V battery

Yeah as general rule a battery that goes completely flat below 11 volts particularly for an extended time period like this, should be thoroughly charged and then tested for defects such as a shorted...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-13-2021, 10:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 351
Posted By Crankster
Re: condensor

Picture no worky
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-13-2021, 01:15 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 720
Posted By Crankster
Re: Changing coolant for the winter

The anti-freeze protection doesn't wear out, fwiw, if that is a primary concern. The anti-corrosion additives do get used up.

Ethylene Glycol is interesting stuff, a safe bar bet to win - pure EG...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-13-2021, 01:06 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,912
Posted By Crankster
Re: Positive Ground

Or an old coil in a modern system, or .. Yeah, I was going to mention this but you explained it way better than I ever could.

Just check it with analog voltmeter and reverse the primary coil...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-12-2021, 03:08 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,912
Posted By Crankster
Re: Positive Ground

Ignition coil polarity. This is a different matter and strangely enough, it has nothing to do with whether a car is positive or negative ground. The coil will work when connected either way, but the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-11-2021, 03:59 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,912
Posted By Crankster
Positive Ground

In Shop Manuals or engineering papers what information was provided? They doubtless had to 'splain themselves or provide justification when they completely changed from one way to the other.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-11-2021, 03:54 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,875
Posted By Crankster
Talking "Tubman’ condenser

Florida for the winter, eh? I'd no idea those capacitors were so lucrative. /s
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 11-09-2021, 11:51 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,126
Posted By Crankster
Re: Y-block ‘B’ intake manifold question

Here is an older webpage (last updated way back yonder in 2004) which discussed these particular distributors and alerted me to the specific wear problems. I found he knew exactly what he was talking...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 11-09-2021, 09:13 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,126
Posted By Crankster
Re: Y-block ‘B’ intake manifold question

That one doesn't look too bad, compared to some I've seen. But that isn't saying much, considering how worn they often are. It probably depends how picky you are, how advanced your ODC might be.
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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-09-2021, 08:42 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,202
Posted By Crankster
Spring Re-arching

I drilled down a little bit into the leaf spring re-arching concept a few years ago, as it was suggested as a way to save money.

It looks to me with labor rates the way they are it isn't really...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 11-09-2021, 05:34 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,126
Posted By Crankster
That was an excellent distributor design, though...

That was an excellent distributor design, though with long use the hardened steel pins on those "comma" shaped weights often show heavy flat wear spots where they fit into the reluctor slots, and...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 11-08-2021, 03:49 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,126
Posted By Crankster
Re: Y-block ‘B’ intake manifold question

Has it ever in fact been conclusively established specifically why the streets need "avenging"? Or is it the other way around? There's a couple potholes I could get mad at I'm pretty sure.
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