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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-01-2019, 04:30 PM
Replies: 6
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Posted By sphanna
Re: shaking front end

I had a death wobble in my coupe. Could not stop it from occasionally happening until I replaced the rubber ball mentioned in post #6 with an original system. This affected the caster and the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-16-2019, 03:09 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 592
Posted By sphanna
Re: Fan Belt Squeak

ryanheacox. times 2 :-)
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-07-2019, 07:23 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,100
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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-19-2019, 03:30 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,045
Posted By sphanna
Re: changing to 5.50 Bias Ply = changing to 3.54 ratio

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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-02-2019, 11:52 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 368
Posted By sphanna
Re: 21,23,28 degrees timing question

40 Deluxe.

re:Question 1-- I reset the retard enough at TDC so that the desired Max advance with leaver full down, my timing light indicates the max advance on the pulley.

#2. I use Non...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-02-2019, 10:14 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 368
Posted By sphanna
21,23,28 degrees timing question

There was an excellent post by a well respected engine builder a while back that described the max timing for original and HC engines. 21* for 6;1, 23* for 5.5;1 and never above 28* for stock 4.2...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-01-2019, 06:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 612
Posted By sphanna
Re: Engine RPM per mls/h

Chuck Sea/Tac: Would you be willing to post a larger picture of your post #2 attachment? I am very interested in it. Unable to read the entire table.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-16-2019, 06:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 393
Posted By sphanna
Re: shaft play

Bratton's or Snyder's has the "fake" nuts you questioned. Bratton's # 12300 and Snyder's # A8501-MBM. Easy pump removal W/O removing radiator. I think all the venders also carry them.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-04-2019, 04:53 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,757
Posted By sphanna
Re: backfire.

Daren007 has correctly defined both events. Has always been a pet peeve of mine, because it confuses some when trying to understand a problem correctly. Back fire through the carb. after fire...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-27-2019, 05:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 328
Posted By sphanna
Re: What oil is recommended for the Mitchell Synchro gearbox

I had the same question. Called Mitchel because I have both the Mitchel OD and the Mitchel synchronized transmission. I was advised to use 85w140 gear oil in both the OD and Tranny. They emphasized...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-23-2019, 06:44 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,145
Posted By sphanna
Re: Distributer

You have gotten good advise here, but Bob C has identified your problem. You take the back lash out by turning the distributor clockwise, not counter clockwise.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-09-2019, 04:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 752
Posted By sphanna
Re: On-line Club membership

And what the cost, if any?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-09-2019, 04:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 615
Posted By sphanna
Re: 19 radial tire question

I have the 5.50 R tires and I think they are a better fit for the 19 in. wheels than the 5.00 R 19's. Close rolling distance as for my Firestone distance. Therefore The speed and odometer remain...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-21-2019, 05:22 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,255
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: 912
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: 912
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: 912
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: 912
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: 719
Posted By sphanna
Re: RPMs?

That is correct
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-26-2018, 06:26 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,474
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: 1,342
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: 918
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: 2,163
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: 47
Views: 4,550
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: 1,403
Posted By sphanna
Re: GPS Help!

Go to settings : navigation : avoidances : select highways
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