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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-27-2020, 03:22 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 880
Posted By Jim/GA
Re: Compression Test Results

No. That's not what we are talking about.

The post on the coil with the + next to it needs to be connected to the wire that goes to the points IF you have connected the battery up with the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-27-2020, 12:59 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 880
Posted By Jim/GA
Re: Compression Test Results

Those compression numbers are low.

Make sure the coil polarity matches how you have the battery ground hooked up. Positive ground battery means the post marked with the + on the coil needs to be...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-26-2020, 12:17 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,257
Posted By Jim/GA
Re: Spark Question

When checking for voltage at the points, be sure to insert a non-conductive material (a thin piece of cardboard) between the points. Then voltage will be read on the movable arm, but not on the fixed...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-24-2020, 03:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 466
Posted By Jim/GA
Re: Accessory fuse panel

That is very nice. Can you provide a link to it?

Thx.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-23-2020, 07:59 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 621
Posted By Jim/GA
Re: Adjusting the Retard/Advance on the steering column

OK, if you have the Nu-Rex Timing Wrench, then just follow the instructions that came with that wrench and forget about all the test lights and clicks of the spark lever.

Nu-Rex Timing Wrench:
...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-21-2020, 07:38 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 621
Posted By Jim/GA
Re: Adjusting the Retard/Advance on the steering column

CCW looking down column from inside the car.

:cool:
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-21-2020, 07:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 301
Posted By Jim/GA
Re: 1930 Model A - Light control

Read this:

https://www.brattons.com/files/index/download/id/1519764721/


No lube.

:cool:
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-21-2020, 09:45 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 328
Posted By Jim/GA
Re: vibrates when backing up

Sounds like clutch chatter.

If so, I would not worry about it.

:cool:
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-21-2020, 07:15 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,217
Posted By Jim/GA
Re: Model A Estate Plans

I agree with Fairview's guidance. Keep a car or two and drive them for as long as you can. It will give you an activity to get out of bed for every day. Start selling off the excess vehicles, the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-20-2020, 05:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 301
Posted By Jim/GA
Re: 1930 Model A - Light control

1. The spider at the end of the horn rod needs to be in a vertical (ears at 12 o'clock and 6 o'clock) orientation when you put the retainer on and when the light switch knob up on the steering wheel...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-17-2020, 07:12 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,265
Posted By Jim/GA
Re: Devastating Blow

It appears that the Ukrainian news web site copied the story and photos from the Facebook page of the New Kingstown (Penn.) Fire Department! That is funny.

Just goes to show that when you put...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-13-2020, 08:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 354
Posted By Jim/GA
Re: Clutch in Noise

Remove the starter motor bolt down closest to the engine block. Look at the end of the bolt. If it is ground smooth and shiny, it is rubbing against the ring gear. Remove the starter to confirm by...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-12-2020, 01:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 321
Posted By Jim/GA
Re: 31 Sport Coupe, woodgrain or no?

A '30-31 Sport Coupe was body style 50-B.

A '30-31 Standard Coupe was a 45-B.

The Standard Coupe could also have been a Coupe, Deluxe or a 45-B, Dlx. The interior trim mouldings (dash rail,...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-12-2020, 07:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 584
Posted By Jim/GA
Re: Model B Carb Issues

Try running pure gasoline without alcohol in it. Buc-ees near us sells it. Or places that cater to boats.

:cool:
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-11-2020, 05:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 253
Posted By Jim/GA
Re: Victoria Garnish Paint Color

Mahogany woodgrain. See Area 12 of the Restoration Guidelines book.

Grain-It has a Model A Kit

http://woodgraining.com/

:cool:
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-09-2020, 03:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 392
Posted By Jim/GA
Re: Zenith carb float level

Your carb might drip because the float valve is leaking or because the float level is incorrect. It sounds like you are chasing those two down.

A carb can also leak (drip) because the main jets...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-07-2020, 07:24 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 242
Posted By Jim/GA
Re: late 31 fuel bowl and valve

Everything you describe sounds incorrect for a late-31 with an indented firewall (it might just be my misunderstanding of your description).

There is a shutoff valve up on the firewall. Then a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-07-2020, 07:00 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 784
Posted By Jim/GA
Re: Timing Problem

It is possible for the screw that holds the ignition cam down to not have it locked down well. So then the cam moves and your timing is wrong.

If the cam won't tighten up, the screw may be...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-05-2020, 02:50 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,257
Posted By Jim/GA
Re: Spark Question

No. It is a very subtle dimple that the pin drops down into. Very easy to miss.

If you miss the dimple during one pass, the engine crankshaft needs to make 2 full turns to get back to where you...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-04-2020, 01:56 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,006
Posted By Jim/GA
Re: Radiator Overheating

You started out with water. Did not overheat.

You changed to 50-50 mix water and Prestone. Overheated.

Have you switched back to water and it still overheats?

Or still using 50-50 mix?
...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-04-2020, 07:26 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,485
Posted By Jim/GA
Re: 600w oil

I agree, Werner.

And when Model A owners complain to me that they cannot shift gears from 1st to 2nd and 2nd to 3rd gear without the gears grinding, unless they double-clutch, I tell them that...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-03-2020, 12:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 708
Posted By Jim/GA
Re: Firewall Insulation

IDK about rodents. I know that spray foam is hard to remove in the future if you need to. :eek:

I have had things shipped to me where they sprayed the foam inside a plastic bag pressed in between...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-03-2020, 08:31 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,485
Posted By Jim/GA
Re: 600w oil

The oil Ford used in transmission and differential was dictated by the gear tooth cut design. These are flat face spur gears (unlike modern helical or hypoid cut gears).

Flat face spur gears have...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-03-2020, 08:19 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,485
Posted By Jim/GA
Re: 600w oil

I have attached a simple chart that allows you to convert from the 680 (which is an ISO grade) to an SAE Gear Oil number. One of the things that you will notice is that an SAE 140 oil spans a very...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-03-2020, 07:54 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 501
Posted By Jim/GA
Re: 1931 Coupe Horn Wire

Look inside the frame up by the horn, down out of sight, for a horn relay that someone might have added. A black box with 3 or 4 wires coming out of it. Probably also wrapped with electrical tape.
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