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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 05:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 67
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Slight high speed miss

Tom made a great point. The wireless plates are kinda famous for that. They tend to lose contact. A wired plate or adding a wire will correct that.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 04:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 67
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Slight high speed miss

How does it change with changes in fuel adjustment or spark lever settings ?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 11:58 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 345
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Carburetor backfire

John, with our age and what we have rolling around between our ears its easy to forget where we put all that info in that grey matter.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 11:07 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,165
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Ignition timing question

Yep, that happens. Timing doesn't get set correctly apparently and to gain more advance the body/housing gets hacked. Or, someone gets to thinking if thats all Ford wants, then, more must be ' more...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 06:58 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,165
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Ignition timing question

Just for the heck of it set the timing as Ford says. Lever up at TDC. That lever is adjustable in that you can bring it down as far or as little as you want.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 06:52 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 345
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Carburetor backfire

Good info, but, loosen the fuel cap and take it for a drive. The vents are known to plug.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 07:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 590
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: throw-out bearing

I guess I'm one of those motorbike guys. I've only been riding 60yrs. Some day I might figure it out.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 07:01 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,165
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Ignition timing question

??????

Post #3 says the same thing. I just prefer TDC at the starting point and limit the lever travel. I may use about 30. Apparently 40 doesn't hurt, I just don't go that far.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 03:24 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,165
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Ignition timing question

Yep.
At first he had 20 to 25 advance. After adjusting points and timing he now has 50. It doesn't compute.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-29-2020, 01:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 282
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: low & no spark on #3 cyl

Sounds like it could be a carbon tracked cap/housing. Take a good look at it and sometimes the tracking can be erased.

Also it could be cracked.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-29-2020, 05:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 372
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Idling high

:D Oh I never fear. We all generally say the same thing. :D
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-28-2020, 03:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 372
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Idling high

post #4
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-28-2020, 10:13 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 372
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Idling high

Which idle adjustment screw are we talking ? Mixture or speed ?

I'll assume speed, but,,,,

Have you tried disconnecting the throttle link at the throttle arm ?
Throttle shaft bushings could...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-28-2020, 05:38 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 485
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: adjustable tappets

During the summer we're in the country and can do about whatever we what.
In the winter we're in an area where 'they' don't like the look of clothes lines so 'they' prohibit them.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-27-2020, 10:09 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,114
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Hard turning with new pistons

The caps do have to go on in the correct location and orientation. Usually punch marks are used to eliminate any mistakes.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-27-2020, 08:45 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 1,863
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Car Will Not Start--No Apparent Spark

Try cleaning the contacts with a rag and alcohol.

If the contacts are making good contact then the problem should be grounding. The power thru the stationary contact has to go to ground.

So...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-26-2020, 07:02 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,022
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Distributor Removal Tip Re Ignition Cable Clamp

Thats a good idea and it looks nice.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-26-2020, 07:00 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 485
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: adjustable tappets

They work great and they feel better than the 'new' plastic ones.

We still use a clothes line. They're banned where we are in the winter, but, we cheat. They smell nice waving in the breeze.
...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-26-2020, 05:23 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 892
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Condenser Issues

Since you're using the modern upper plate, try the ECH FA82 as Jim suggests.

Its a better condenser and away from the heat. Get 2 and bolt one to the coil but don't attach the pigtail - yet.
...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-26-2020, 05:11 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 1,863
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Car Will Not Start--No Apparent Spark

OK.
If you have voltage to both point contacts when they are closed, then, there is no ground. That can come from dirty point contacts, stationary block not grounding to upper plate. upper plate...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-26-2020, 01:30 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 485
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: adjustable tappets

Wooden clothes pins ?

Purdy, you're showing your age ! :D
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-26-2020, 01:27 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 1,863
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Car Will Not Start--No Apparent Spark

Please, please answer my question. Thats part of the frustration.

Are you getting voltage at the open movable point arm ? I know you are saying you're getting 6v.

Are you getting voltage at the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-26-2020, 01:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 575
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Paint Question

Most busy/larger body shops in this area can camera and mix their own paint.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-26-2020, 12:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 389
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Model A Shift plate installation

https://www.brattons.com/media/wysiwyg/2OC-Transmission_Tower_Restoration.pdf



Is this what you're looking for ?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-26-2020, 12:20 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 1,863
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Car Will Not Start--No Apparent Spark

I'm not angry, just frustrated that I can't explain things better than I am.

It sounds that at times that your test light or volt meter ground lead isn't always grounding.

With your popsicle...
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