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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-30-2021, 10:06 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 273
Posted By Ian in Mississauga
Coil test, how long?

I read about a coil test that involves getting a bright blue spark from the secondary wire, then leaving the key on and points closed and doing it again. How long do I wait between the two...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-21-2021, 07:32 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,783
Posted By Ian in Mississauga
Re: Boat Anchor

What speed are you shifting at? I get the same result as you if I shift under 20mph.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-04-2021, 06:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,493
Posted By Ian in Mississauga
Re: Distributor dilemma

The folks who offered suggestions to my dilemma deserve to know the outcome. Yesterday I read the thread “ no spark” and there it was. Would you believe I left the rotor out?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-28-2021, 07:02 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,493
Posted By Ian in Mississauga
Distributor dilemma

Spring is here and I went to start the car. I always clean the points to begin with. Next I shorted the points with a screw driver and got a bright blue 1/2Ē spark from the high voltage wire. Put...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-30-2020, 08:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 471
Posted By Ian in Mississauga
Re: 1939-55 Ford 6 Volt Voltage regulator on Modlel A

My car came with a voltage regulator when I bought it over 40 years ago. I wouldn’t dream of changing it.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-14-2020, 05:24 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,882
Posted By Ian in Mississauga
Re: headlight current tied to ignition switch?

Bruce, I never even thought of that, but I can safely say no diode, no problem. I just leave the dash light on and it only comes on when I put the lights on.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-13-2020, 09:35 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,882
Posted By Ian in Mississauga
Re: headlight current tied to ignition switch?

I hooked up my dash light to the wire going to the tail light. Now if the parking lights or headlights are still on when I turn the key off I got a visual reminder. No goofs since I did this.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-12-2020, 12:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,194
Posted By Ian in Mississauga
Silica gel desiccant

A friend saves these packages and puts them in the screen in his model a gas tank over the winter. I did a google search and found that kitty litter is the same chemical. I would appreciate any...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-30-2020, 01:36 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 674
Posted By Ian in Mississauga
Gas damage on rubber

I accidentally got gasoline on my running board and didnít notice until the next day. The rubber is now blistered or wavy. Can the damage be repaired? Itís not where it will be stepped on.
Thanks,...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-28-2020, 08:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,157
Posted By Ian in Mississauga
Re: Very dirty filter bowl

Werner, when I had a similar problem I installed a dirty leg. When the rust clears up I will install the correct valve and pencil filter. If you are not sure what Iím talking about, do a google...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-05-2020, 04:38 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,409
Posted By Ian in Mississauga
spark plug caps

Hi all, I was just looking at a Restoration Supply Co. catalog and noticed something called ďspark plug capsĒ. I must admit I like the look of 3X and other vintage brass capped spark plugs. Anybody...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-06-2019, 06:21 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,343
Posted By Ian in Mississauga
Re: Speaking of shocks . .

Donít forget about rebuilt originals. I bought a set from John Holland of Valley City Ohio and so far so good.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-02-2019, 04:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,381
Posted By Ian in Mississauga
Re: Clutch shudder and horseshoe shims

To clarify, when the clutch pedal is pushed down 1/4", the throw out bearing begins to touch at least one of the fingers on the pressure plate. The clutch pedal can easily be pressed down one inch...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-02-2019, 03:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,381
Posted By Ian in Mississauga
Clutch shudder and horseshoe shims

I recently replaced my clutch when I could no longer shift without grinding the gears. I assumed my problem was a spring slipping out of place on the clutch disk. What I found was a broken rivet. I...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-08-2019, 08:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,125
Posted By Ian in Mississauga
Transmission tower spring removal

Hello barners, a friend has loaned me a tool to remove the shifter spring. This is the one all the vendors sell and Les Andrew describes. Can it be used with the forks in place ?Iím only familiar...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-15-2019, 11:40 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 566
Posted By Ian in Mississauga
Flywheel housing to block bolt torque

I keep striking out with this specification, my searches keep giving me the flywheel to crankshaft spec instead. Any advice?
Thanks Ian
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-28-2019, 08:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,261
Posted By Ian in Mississauga
Window glass

Hi all, my local club had a vehicle inspection day today and we were unsure how to distinguish between tempered glass and plate glass. Laminated glass was no problem of course. Any suggestions?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-04-2019, 02:47 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,909
Posted By Ian in Mississauga
Re: Installed battery cutoff switch today.

A choke cable or maybe a bicycle hand brake cable will allow you to turn off power from inside the car. See the thread started by Doug Nichols on mar. 21 2018.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-25-2018, 11:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 926
Posted By Ian in Mississauga
Re: wheel size

Merry Christmas all. I should point out that pick-ups did not change all at once to the new style in 1930. I almost bought a 1930 open cab pick-up that still had the 1928/29 body style but then again...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-02-2018, 05:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,194
Posted By Ian in Mississauga
Diamond B i.d.

I know this is unimportant but I'm curious. The engine in my car is a model B. It has the small diamond in the casting but there is no date code. Is this common?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-20-2018, 06:36 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,823
Posted By Ian in Mississauga
Re: model B motor in model A chassis

No problem, that's what I'm running right now. You must make one change to your timing procedure: instead of setting the timing with the spark lever all way up(retard) put the lever 1/2 way down.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-16-2018, 06:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,055
Posted By Ian in Mississauga
Re: Canadian Model A/AA production numbers

Tom, the rad emblem on Canadian built model As was unique. The script was raised like the 1928/9s but there was no enamel. They were bronze, whether it was originally plated or not I do not know. Not...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-11-2018, 10:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,661
Posted By Ian in Mississauga
Re: Grinding gears

Thanks for your help guys. I should have added that I had the idle set barely above stall speed and of course the starter spins the motor even slower. The free play has been adjusted gradually from...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-10-2018, 09:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,661
Posted By Ian in Mississauga
Grinding gears

I've been having trouble lately shifting gears quietly. I figured a little adjustment of the clutch release arm was all that was required, it's always worked before and I had more than enough free...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-05-2018, 10:11 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 781
Posted By Ian in Mississauga
Repro Gear shift lever

I know from other members in my club and also fordbarn that not all shifters are the same quality. Who sells the best? Judging standards do not matter to me.
TIA, Ian
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