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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-08-2021, 04:24 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,162
Posted By JimZ
Re: My wife is a keeper

When online shopping for parts or accessories my wife’s only question is, “do they take PayPal?”. If she goes with me to a swap meet (rarely) it’s, “get it before someone else does”.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-19-2021, 09:09 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,886
Posted By JimZ
Re: High Compression Head Review

Thanks Ron for your recommendation. Your advice has helped me decide to go with the 5.5.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-17-2021, 02:50 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,318
Posted By JimZ
Re: Model B Distributor in a Model A

New $50 timing light shows that I had the timing set at exactly 19 deg. BTDC with my Model B distributor. I knew it was running ok but didn’t realize I could get 19 deg. by ear. Too bad I had to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-16-2021, 03:21 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,318
Posted By JimZ
Re: Model B Distributor in a Model A

Well my 35 year old $15 timing light won’t work. Funny, it was fine 20 years ago! Going shopping for a new one.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-16-2021, 01:41 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,318
Posted By JimZ
Re: Model B Distributor in a Model A

I will try it with my timing light.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-16-2021, 09:46 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,318
Posted By JimZ
Re: Model B Distributor in a Model A

Best I can do for the photo.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-16-2021, 09:03 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,318
Posted By JimZ
Re: Model B Distributor in a Model A

I’ll get a better photo in a little while. Even though the advance seems to be working fine, getting it timed per a proper procedure is unachievable. The best I can do is set it so it doesn’t...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-16-2021, 08:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 699
Posted By JimZ
Re: Do I need a new distributor body?

I had no idea. I was under the impression that it had to be like a spark plug gap. Thanks for this information!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-15-2021, 09:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 699
Posted By JimZ
Re: Do I need a new distributor body?

Thanks y’all! I feel better about it now.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-15-2021, 12:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 699
Posted By JimZ
Do I need a new distributor body?

Can someone tell me what the dimension should be between the opposing contacts inside a good distributor body. Mine are measuring 2.372” and 2.382”. I am surprised at the .010” difference and since...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-11-2021, 07:07 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,318
Posted By JimZ
Re: Model B Distributor in a Model A

Any idea why my gap there is too large? Neither the rotor nor cap is burned or worn to the amount of .015. Likely poor quality aftermarket parts?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-11-2021, 04:14 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,318
Posted By JimZ
Re: Model B Distributor in a Model A

Also, gap between rotor and distributor pin is .040. This sound correct? The rotor photo is positioned just prior to points opening timed with #1 at tdc. Does this look correct.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-11-2021, 04:07 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,318
Posted By JimZ
Re: Model B Distributor in a Model A

I backed up the crank 19 deg from tdc, set timing with method using a lamp attached to hot side of points and ground. It ran terrible and with backfire upon acceleration. Reset to previous setting...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-11-2021, 02:05 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,318
Posted By JimZ
Re: Model B Distributor in a Model A

You’re right, sorry.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-11-2021, 01:21 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,318
Posted By JimZ
Re: Model B Distributor in a Model A

How can you tell if you have a Model B cam without pulling it out?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-11-2021, 08:53 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,318
Posted By JimZ
Re: Model B Distributor in a Model A

I think the cover is a Model A. I will follow your instructions. Thanks very much!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-11-2021, 12:09 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,318
Posted By JimZ
Model B Distributor in a Model A

My ‘31 coupe came to me through my dad beginning with my grandfather’s purchase of it in 1934. At some point in the past 90 years the original distributor was replaced with a model B version. As...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-07-2021, 05:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 616
Posted By JimZ
Re: Part ID

Thanks! I’m not surprised they are not Ford. I also inherited other stuff from the old garage so they are likely from some other something.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-03-2021, 12:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 616
Posted By JimZ
Part ID

My dad and I took our late ‘31 coupe apart in 1974 and I am not sure what these parts are. Could I get some help identifying them? Thanks.
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