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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-10-2019, 10:59 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 738
Posted By mike657894
Re: Confused

you need to find if its spark or fuel. put a spark tester. or leave a strap sitting on a plug contact so you can see it sparking and see if the spark stops before the engine does or does it follow it...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-06-2019, 11:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 611
Posted By mike657894
Re: New to this, looking for advice

Plan for a new set of springs. Ive tried and tried with mine ground greased rotated. pushed to one side. just get new ones. and many different shocks available. I run some tube shocks on an agle in...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-06-2019, 08:32 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,021
Posted By mike657894
Re: Model A Registration Woes

deaths. have the wife title to her name. bingo bongo fresho titlo. the dead are not authorized to sell in US markets.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-06-2019, 08:28 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,758
Posted By mike657894
Re: Cracked Block

How much care and time did the failed welders take? I once welded a firing pin. You get one zap at a time. That takes patience. Not a lot of heat in one zap. Or a continous second of welding. Im...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-05-2019, 10:49 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 799
Posted By mike657894
Re: Vacuum testing to diagnose fast idle

poor compression should be fixed. burnt or bent valve. maybe get lucky and its a bad head gasket. For worn guides you would need to take out the valves mine bent on the way out so got a new set of...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-04-2019, 09:50 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,704
Posted By mike657894
Re: Was there a 3 window Model A coupe

im going to add my 2 cents. And say that looks like a drippy fire weld on the mate above the shelf on the far side.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-03-2019, 11:00 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,508
Posted By mike657894
Re: Original 1929 Town Sedan company car

look for a diamond over the small timing cover. that would mean post production ford crate engine. later ones have b cam and hardened exhaust seats. if a diamond block it will have a year code on it....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-03-2019, 04:44 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 900
Posted By mike657894
Re: fish scale instead of torque wrench

they said that feels good and they ran it. low torque numbers are usually there to keep people from locking stuff up or breaking it. thats why the "good feel" can ride most of the time.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-03-2019, 04:41 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 900
Posted By mike657894
Re: fish scale instead of torque wrench

youre wasting your time. you will either mis calculate or leave out some varible. so you will end up as acurate as "that feels good". so you might as well just start there or go buy the correct tool.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-01-2019, 11:09 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 910
Posted By mike657894
Re: Do You Guys Constantly Re-touch Wheel Spokes?

I just bash the paint all to hell. But this has got me thinking and I will be glueing or wire tieing on a small piece of thin black rubber.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-30-2019, 04:04 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,389
Posted By mike657894
Re: Using Ford Barn as an distraction

The loss of the child is the hardest. My brother died a young man. Be there for your family it will help as much as them being there for you. Talk about it with the people around you. I found it...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-29-2019, 11:30 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,831
Posted By mike657894
Re: Newbie '29 Speedster project, the good the bad and even the ugly (maybe)

Very cool! All of your metal work looks great. the izuzu camper is very cool too!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-28-2019, 09:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 404
Posted By mike657894
Re: Bolt sizes for condenser

The one into housing, what the suppliers call it. Is a copper color. the winged part of the distributor cap is labeled as a body of distributor. I knew what you meant as I also make this mistake...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-27-2019, 11:05 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 905
Posted By mike657894
Re: spark off of the distributor.

I will be getting the standard parts. I put the distributor back together and the upper plate was tight. WHAT!?!?! Am I losing it? I had noticed but ignored this odd bend the spring had. I just...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-27-2019, 06:54 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 905
Posted By mike657894
Re: spark off of the distributor.

Berts has the best prices. I have to wait till after the holidays to spend any money on the car. I'm probably going to get a new housing from berts, a new upper plate, lower plate and screw kit. I...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-27-2019, 03:54 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 905
Posted By mike657894
Re: spark off of the distributor.

The distributor housing is very worn. https://www.fordbarn.com/forum/picture.php?albumid=5105&pictureid=42162
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-27-2019, 07:52 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 6,408
Posted By mike657894
Re: Sudden rough running, out of ideas

I really recently got lucky and found a problem that has been plaguing me. I just noticed the other day while chasing what i thought might be the problem. I find that my upper plate and maybe the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-26-2019, 08:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 362
Posted By mike657894
Re: Door Glass

berts makes the glass for fordors pretty reasonable too.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-26-2019, 04:29 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,173
Posted By mike657894
Re: Rewiring . . . What would you do different?

I would use some kind of connectors that come apart for the headlights. You may need to take off your grill shell from time to time and the wiring goes through it. for rad service or if you pull the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-26-2019, 09:42 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 905
Posted By mike657894
Re: spark off of the distributor.

I will pull it apart and give it a chance. I was thinking If I just bought a new one. This rough running one could be used as a back up. I know it works just runs a little off. It would seem timing...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-25-2019, 11:16 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 905
Posted By mike657894
Re: spark off of the distributor.

Im thinking it has too many problems for one part. It needs bushings as well and i dont know what the shaft looks like. Im going to bite the bullet and shell out the 175 for the brattons...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-25-2019, 05:32 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 905
Posted By mike657894
Re: spark off of the distributor.

the Distributor body is rust colored oiled dark and is probably not grounding. The gap is too large for the upper plate allowing movement of point gap. I will have to get a new body or new...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-25-2019, 09:06 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 905
Posted By mike657894
Re: spark off of the distributor.

old style points. I saw the spark inside that little tin rod end piece that slips over the ball that sticks out of the distributor. I had my wire from my top plate short out before. the tab of metal...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-24-2019, 11:36 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 620
Posted By mike657894
Re: CCA Cold Cranking Amps?

my air compressor wouldnt go today I usually use this old half plug half switch outlet by the door it sits by. keeps popping the breaker running too slow wont run for more than 5 seconds. plug the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-24-2019, 09:36 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 905
Posted By mike657894
spark off of the distributor.

Car is running ok. I was messing with the mixture on the carb and reving the engine. And I see a spark or the edge or end of a spark inside the end of the advance rod from the ball of the top plate....
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