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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-11-2019, 07:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 482
Posted By Sparky
Re: Start Batterie / Akkumulator (6 V)

Hello,

I'm not sure what you mean by "dry" accumulator (battery). There are batteries that are "dry charged", meaning you have to add the acid electrolyte yourself but they work just like...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-15-2019, 09:26 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,252
Posted By Sparky
Re: 12 volt conversion

The original cutout works on 6V only. You will need a solid-state cutout (diode type) or a full regulator (like the one from Fun Projects)

I have a 6V Sparton horn that is wired in series with a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-15-2019, 09:18 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,252
Posted By Sparky
Re: 12 volt conversion

Correct, and you can add an electronic regulator to it so you don't need to worry about over-charging. You can even re-polarize the generator for negative ground. (Caveat - an alternator can supply...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-29-2018, 05:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 322
Posted By Sparky
Re: B carburetor float height

The fuel level should be 5/8 inch below the gasket. This is the same as the A carb.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-28-2018, 08:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 882
Posted By Sparky
Re: Andre Hartford Shocks

I have Speedway-style friction shocks on my speedster. I found that although the mounting hole spacing was the same as the stock shocks, they fit better with some modifications. In the front I...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-09-2018, 06:48 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,110
Posted By Sparky
Re: The things we go through for our hobby.....

What did you expect? He thinks bears look like this:
https://goo.gl/images/W2W3XW

:D
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-08-2018, 09:43 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 350
Posted By Sparky
Re: Model B Carb question

Hi Paul, this was discussed recently:
https://www.fordbarn.com/forum/showthread.php?t=248944

The consensus was that the baffle is not essential.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-10-2018, 08:42 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,253
Posted By Sparky
Re: Model A rear axle and the Pythagorean theorem

If the axle moved straight up 4" the length change would be only about 1/8 inch, easily taken up by the spring shackles.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-07-2018, 01:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 526
Posted By Sparky
Re: Lock tight

On the other hand, can't hurt, eh?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-04-2018, 08:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 468
Posted By Sparky
Re: fuel pump prob

If you have an original style pop-out switch it can be tricky. The wiring on my speedster has been modified so that the coil goes hot when the ignition is switched, so it was trivial to connect the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-19-2018, 11:43 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 821
Posted By Sparky
Re: Radiator overflow leak when filling

Replaced the tube. You can remove it and solder the hole, but at that point why put the old one back?

If you have an air compressor you could try plugging the lower end and blowing air into the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-18-2018, 10:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 821
Posted By Sparky
Re: Radiator overflow leak when filling

I wonder if you have the same problem I did with an old radiator. Virbration caused a small hole in the side of the tube right where it passed through the baffle. It was very hard to see from the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-14-2018, 02:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 729
Posted By Sparky
Re: What horn size?

It's not guaranteed that a Model A bell will fit. When I rebuilt my Sparton model AU horn (the Model A version is a Sparton AF) I ordered new bell gaskets thinking they were the same size. I found...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-08-2018, 08:18 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,205
Posted By Sparky
Re: Model B carburetor

According to my Rex Reheis carburetor book, the baffle reduces fuel sloshing during cornering.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-08-2018, 08:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 478
Posted By Sparky
Re: Ford B powered РФ-8-ГАЗ-98

The Snowmobile of Doom!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-08-2018, 08:23 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,205
Posted By Sparky
Re: Model B carburetor

I think you are mixing up the baffles with the float spring. There is supposed to be a small spring in the float assembly to help seat the needle against the fuel pump pressure.

FWIW I have run...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-24-2018, 10:21 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 785
Posted By Sparky
Re: Clutch Removal...

Well, if you don't have an engine hoist it's a no-brainer, it's fairly quick to jack up the rear and pull the entire driveline from the back. However, if you want to do some engine inspection like...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-20-2018, 10:47 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,173
Posted By Sparky
Re: Any Lore About Battery Repair in Model "A" Days?

When men were men and battery cases were wood:

http://www.powerstream.com/1922-FLA.htm
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-17-2018, 08:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 474
Posted By Sparky
Re: Non-A Sparton horn id help

Interesting, thanks!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-16-2018, 10:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 736
Posted By Sparky
Re: Rebuilding a Zenith

I found the book "RESTORING THE MODEL "A" & "B" CARBURETOR THE "REX" REHEIS WAY" to be helpful; most of the parts suppliers will have it.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-15-2018, 07:40 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,029
Posted By Sparky
Re: How to lower the A.

Sure it does, look for the tab with the picture of a magnifying glass
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-15-2018, 06:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 474
Posted By Sparky
Non-A Sparton horn id help

I restored this horn over the winter. Itís a Sparton model AU dated 1923. I plan to use it on my speedster, I am curious if anyone knows which cars would have used it originally.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-17-2018, 06:27 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,940
Posted By Sparky
Re: Vortex with dual tillotson running rich

I don’t see any practical way to add filters. The carbs are spaced tight and the rear carb inlet is close to the exhaust pipe, as can be seen in the pictures.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-12-2018, 09:34 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,940
Posted By Sparky
Re: Vortex with dual tillotson running rich

I would guess you are right. I have a Vortex with dual Zenith Bs on my speedster; since the fuel tank is in back I have to run a fuel pump and haven't had any fuel starvation issues.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-03-2018, 01:02 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,899
Posted By Sparky
Re: Bad influence???

Ironically, common duct (or "duck") tape is not a good choice for sealing air ducts because it dries out over time. Use adhesive-backed aluminum tape instead.
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