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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-12-2020, 10:45 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 488
Posted By wmws
Re: 1931 Model A Coupe light switch body installation

I agree with Licensed to kill. I had the same problem last week. Once I got the slots lined up for the spider all was well.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-12-2020, 10:36 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 495
Posted By wmws
Re: Rear wheels upward travel limitation

From your picture it doesn't look like you have more than a couple inches of travel room. You could maybe put a pair of air shocks on the rear which would be adjustable for when you were carrying a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-09-2020, 04:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 284
Posted By wmws
Re: New Marvel Scheibler Carburetor?

I suppose you could make it work but there are Marvel Schebler carbs made for the Model A.
I have one on my car and they work great.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-09-2020, 10:03 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 607
Posted By wmws
Re: Carb identify

The gas line must be adjusted a little. I made up a new gas line from a length of hydraulic brake line. The GAV and throttle are OK.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-09-2020, 09:18 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 607
Posted By wmws
Re: Carb identify

A very good carburetor in my opinion. I have one on my car and I like it better in all respects over the Zenith.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-09-2020, 09:14 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 571
Posted By wmws
Re: Drag Link Spring Compression?

If your close, put a little grease on the cup and ball and press it on with a C clamp.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-02-2020, 02:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 470
Posted By wmws
Re: alternator

I just noticed that you have a 6 volt alternator and a 12 volt battery. That won't work.
Go all 6 volt or 12 volt. I would check the output of the 6 volt alternator and if it is good just put in a 6...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-02-2020, 01:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 470
Posted By wmws
Re: alternator

Have you checked the output of the alternator with a multimeter. If so what did you get for output. If the output is good you may just have a bad battery not taking a charge. If your not getting any...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-02-2020, 01:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 470
Posted By wmws
Re: alternator

Have you had trouble with the battery discharging.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-02-2020, 01:08 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,593
Posted By wmws
Re: Spark Question

The wireless plate should work although many have reported problems with them. I don't see the connector for the wireless plate in any of the pictures.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-02-2020, 08:36 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,593
Posted By wmws
Re: Spark Question

I think you can follow the path of electricity up through the distributor. The problem for someone new to model A's is seeing where that path is insulated from the body of the distributor. Those...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-26-2020, 02:08 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,593
Posted By wmws
Re: Spark Question

[QUOTE=txmike;1913244]ok i get power to lower and upper plate - but the problem is it does not appear to be going to the points (Open or closed)



With the points open you should not have power...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-26-2020, 09:10 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 631
Posted By wmws
Re: Switched Carbs: choke rod doesn't line up

Front engine mounts could be shot. Does the crank hole line up?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-24-2020, 02:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 432
Posted By wmws
Re: 6v driving lights

I think fog lights project the beam down so you don't get the glare in your eyes. If you angled them up that may work, I really don't know. LEDs usually scatter the light a good bit so maybe halogens...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-22-2020, 04:32 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 647
Posted By wmws
Re: Adjusting the Retard/Advance on the steering column

To answer your post 9. Turning the cam clock wise takes the back lash out of the system. Have just a little drag on the cam as you are doing this to be sure the back lash is taken up. Then you are...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-22-2020, 03:24 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 647
Posted By wmws
Re: Adjusting the Retard/Advance on the steering column

When it won't start are you getting fire from the coil wire to a head bolt.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-22-2020, 03:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 715
Posted By wmws
Re: Tillotson air balanced 1928-34 carb

Have you tried taking the full line off and letting at least a pint of gas run out. I'm thinking gas cap vent issue. Or possibly the feral on the gas line is letting the gas line enter too far into...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-22-2020, 03:13 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 647
Posted By wmws
Re: Adjusting the Retard/Advance on the steering column

If you followed those instructions your timing should be ok. When you adjusted the point gap to .020 are you sure the point arm was on the highest point of the cam lobe.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-19-2020, 08:03 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,968
Posted By wmws
Re: Anyone Ever Built or Even Seen, An Original type Greasing Pit?

I have a pit in my garage. I wouldn't be without it. I generally have my A parked over it. I can also put planks over it and they are the same hight as the garage floor. They are also heavy enough to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-19-2020, 09:01 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 568
Posted By wmws
Re: How to evaluate a functioning rear axle assembly

Since no one has answered you I will say I'm no expert on rear ends but if it is quiet, has no excess play in the ring and pinion, the threads on the axle ends are good, and the bearings look good, I...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-19-2020, 08:39 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,273
Posted By wmws
Re: first ride

I think he meant 1/4 turn of the wheel. Way too much.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-17-2020, 05:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 339
Posted By wmws
Re: Need immediate help with front breaks OPERATING ACUPIN.

I believe the pins are 7 1/4 inches long. I would not worry about centering you brakes. If your roller pins and roller tracks are in good shape you will be fine.
Where do you drive in Venice. I...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-17-2020, 04:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 339
Posted By wmws
Re: Need immediate help with front breaks OPERATING ACUPIN.

Your operating lever should lean forward about 15* with you foot off the brake. Then with the brakes on the lever will be closer to straight up giving you maximum leverage. If you have the wedge out...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-17-2020, 04:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 339
Posted By wmws
Re: Need immediate help with front breaks OPERATING ACUPIN.

Why do you want to replace the pin. If you are not getting enough angle on the operating lever you can just add a pill in the wedge.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-17-2020, 03:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 339
Posted By wmws
Re: Need immediate help with front breaks OPERATING ACUPIN.

I have never done it that way and the pin may not clear the lip of the backing plate, but why not try it. You have nothing to lose.
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