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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-04-2019, 02:47 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,360
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: 439
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: 560
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: 30
Views: 2,395
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: 486
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: 857
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: 857
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: 398
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
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-28-2018, 09:31 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,122
Posted By Ian in Mississauga
Re: Has Anyone Ever Found A Use For WD-40?

Has anyone else used it to clean up a dog that's been sprayed by a skunk?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-14-2018, 02:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 440
Posted By Ian in Mississauga
Radius ball washer and caster

My high school geometry was too long ago to figure this out. How much will the special cupped washer increase the caster?
TIA, Ian
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-06-2018, 06:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 636
Posted By Ian in Mississauga
Oiling springs

I just put good rebuilt shocks on the front of my car and then oiled the spring with oil from the crankcase. A friend questioned my choice of oil. I thought I read that here on fordbarn but now I...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-10-2018, 06:35 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,108
Posted By Ian in Mississauga
Re: Would leaving the ignition on cause damage to the coil?

Some of my friends avoid this possibility by hanging the keys on the gas shut-off handle. Also avoids memory lapses with the shut-off.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-26-2018, 02:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,164
Posted By Ian in Mississauga
Re: old spark plugs

Bill, Do not limit your potential market to the 32 Ford V8. The C4 was probably the most common 7/8-18 plug in use in the 1920's and early 1930's. High end cars like Auburn, Cadillac and Packard to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-29-2018, 06:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 719
Posted By Ian in Mississauga
Vacuum gauge reading with a Model B distributor

I always hook up a vacuum gauge at the start of the season as a diagnostic tool. With a model A distributor I get a range of about 16" to 20". Recently I installed a model B distributor. What numbers...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-27-2018, 03:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 651
Posted By Ian in Mississauga
Re: B distributor in an A

Mike, do you have a model B timing gear cover? If not, do a search here on fordbarn. If you are not sure which cover you have, search Vince Falter's web site. Sorry I can't be more helpful, I am...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-24-2018, 07:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 791
Posted By Ian in Mississauga
Model B condenser

I have a model B distributor that I want to try. I already have a B timing gear cover and an ignition cable that will work. I had planned to use a model A condenser from A&L. Here's the problem: I...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-13-2018, 07:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 648
Posted By Ian in Mississauga
Re: leaking fuel guage

Disconnect the battery!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-04-2017, 08:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 608
Posted By Ian in Mississauga
Re: plug connector fit/length

Besides the right length, the connectors have to be the right material. You want bronze like in post 5 not brass. Bronze is springy for a firmer connection.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-25-2017, 07:11 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,261
Posted By Ian in Mississauga
Re: Model B starter broken

I think the only differences between an A and B are the switch itself and the case. The A switch has 4 holes and the B has 3.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-23-2017, 02:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 922
Posted By Ian in Mississauga
Re: Throttle shaft ??bush or go oversize

There is a third option: Apply a little solder to the shaft. I use lead-free solder which is harder. Not just a farmer fix, do a search here on fordbarn for Rex Reheis.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-19-2017, 09:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 574
Posted By Ian in Mississauga
Re: Model B Head on a 1931 Tudor

Google "piriano's model A engine tests", you might be pleasantly surprised.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-25-2017, 08:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 863
Posted By Ian in Mississauga
Re: Distributor Question

No, the washer is not really needed but do not use the copper plated screw without the washer otherwise the screw will be too long.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-22-2017, 07:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 722
Posted By Ian in Mississauga
Re: Oil fill pipe leak

For a permanent fix tin it with soft solder (lead/tin) then tap it in.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-22-2017, 07:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 618
Posted By Ian in Mississauga
Polishing distributor cam

What else besides crocus cloth have you used successfully for polishing old distributor cams?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-08-2017, 07:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 846
Posted By Ian in Mississauga
Re: Gas valve leak

Not all toothpaste is equal. Do a google search of " toothpaste abrasion"
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