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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-21-2019, 05:22 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 786
Posted By sphanna
Re: New Guy

I would like to offer a suggestion: The 28/29 models have a couple of things to be aware of. First the 28/29 wheel rims are harder to find in good shape. Interior rust out is common. Second, I...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-21-2019, 05:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 612
Posted By sphanna
Re: Head light focus with out lens?

I agree Badpuppy: I focused while watching the crispness of the light spot. I went too far in one direction and too far in the other direction then balanced in the mid where I had a very nice crisp...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-19-2019, 08:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 612
Posted By sphanna
Re: Head light focus with out lens?

Jim, I'll try to post pix. It's near zero degrees and salted roads. Car on jacks now for winter storage prep. I may try with a card board about 8 ft ahead of the car. if I can figure how to fit...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-18-2019, 11:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 612
Posted By sphanna
Re: Head light focus with out lens?

Charlie Stephen ,. The bulbs were standard incadesent bulbs , not sealed beams
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-18-2019, 07:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 612
Posted By sphanna
Head light focus with out lens?

I thought if I focused my head lights without the lens to make the smallest and round spot that would be a good way to focus. I did this and with the lens replaced, I think I got a reasonably good...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-29-2018, 08:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 497
Posted By sphanna
Re: RPMs?

That is correct
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-26-2018, 06:26 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 893
Posted By sphanna
Re: 31 front pully removal replace

Use the bent box end tool as pictured in post #3. They aren't that expensive.
Rest the handle on the frame on the DRIVERS side. Tap the starter as mentioned with ignition off. Just a quick tap.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-26-2018, 09:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,066
Posted By sphanna
Re: Drive across USA

(I say a) Chap53 is really good too.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-26-2018, 09:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 642
Posted By sphanna
Re: REAR END RATIO vs MITCHELL OVERDRIVE

I have a Fordor 1930 One of the heavier cars. I have 3.78 rear end and a Mitchell 26% OD. A stock Model A with a 3.78 at 2200 rpm will give you a speed of 50 mph. With the OD 2200 rpm gives you...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-18-2018, 04:32 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,466
Posted By sphanna
Re: Quick Point Gap Setting Tool

RE: post # 8 : by KGBnut

Search " setting point gap without feeler gauge" on this forum and you will find another way to open your points to 20* but I think easier than estimating 5/8 of a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-28-2018, 05:12 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,315
Posted By sphanna
Re: checking timing

If you cannot feel the pin drop in the dimple as in my case I cannot, there is a fool proof way to determine if you are at TDC.

Use a mirror at about a 45* angle so you can see with a flashlight...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-30-2018, 03:19 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,012
Posted By sphanna
Re: GPS Help!

Go to settings : navigation : avoidances : select highways
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-17-2018, 08:16 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,412
Posted By sphanna
Re: Air Conditioning

I may not have figured it right, but my math told me the it only required about 2-3 hp to run the Ken Davis A/C. I have a 6:1 Snyder head, B carb, and the only indication I get when the compressor...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-22-2018, 07:46 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,098
Posted By sphanna
Re: Mitchell Over Drive 26% or 36%

wmws: your 3.78 rpm to mph is very correct. I do believe though that your 26% OD rpm vs speeds are incorrect. The ratio at 1.26 OD makes the equivalent of a 3.00 rear end ratio. 1000 rpm = 28.6 ...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-21-2018, 08:35 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,098
Posted By sphanna
Re: Mitchell Over Drive 26% or 36%

If your engine is "sky High" over 35 mph or even 50 rpm, something is really amiss. Your rearer end can not be the standard 3.78. At 35 mph with a 3.78 reared ratio, your rpm would only be about...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-03-2018, 07:26 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,913
Posted By sphanna
Re: To much advace on the lever

I made a stop at 28* because I have a 6:1 head. Later I read that with a 5.5:1 head it should be max of 23* and with a 6:1 it should be max 21*. So now I don't know what is best, but I normally set...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-03-2018, 07:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 10,531
Posted By sphanna
Re: spark plug gap model a

Perhaps .030 if you have a Hi Comp head.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-29-2018, 10:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 498
Posted By sphanna
Re: Radial Tires Toe In

Tom and Woody: I did drive it today with 40# instead of 35# because I detected a very slight indication of wear on the outside AND the inside of both front tire treads. It still tracked we'll and...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-29-2018, 03:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 498
Posted By sphanna
Radial Tires Toe In

I hove recently heard that there is to be 0* toe in with Radial tires. I am wondering if some of you with radial experience could clarify this form me. I have set my toe-in at 1\16th as the radial...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-16-2018, 08:17 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,260
Posted By sphanna
Re: Did I find the oil leak?

What Bill Williamson just said is very important to etch into your brain if you are not an experienced "A"er and do your own engine disassembly or assembly. Can cause a lot of grief and not always...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-28-2018, 06:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,287
Posted By sphanna
Re: trust your gut

You sound like a wise man. Things will work out for you as you continue to think responsibly. Join a local club, make new "A" friends, you will enjoy the hobby even if now is not the time to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-27-2018, 07:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 998
Posted By sphanna
Re: gas gauge in tank

sorry, I did not see that you do not have battery installed
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-27-2018, 07:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 998
Posted By sphanna
Re: gas gauge in tank

AS barnstuf just told you, disconnect the battery!!! Once again, DISCONNECT THE BATTERY.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-16-2018, 04:34 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,864
Posted By sphanna
Re: Removing an Air Maze filter

I think Hoovercw pretty much answered your question. No nee to only take out the filter element and leave the rest. The set screw is the only thing that holds the whole thing on the carburetor air...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-08-2018, 05:26 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,429
Posted By sphanna
Re: How far at 50 MPH

My thinking is that 50 mph is better for engine at cruise than 40 mph cruise. Very smooth running at 50 and you won't be lugging it. That is only 2200 rpm which is the 40 hp rpm.
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