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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-13-2018, 08:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 748
Posted By bettlesr
Re: Thinking about upgrading my front brakes but have some ?

The 35 wire wheel mechanical brake drums are different then the hydro drums. You need the 35 Ford drums to do it right.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-13-2018, 11:56 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 748
Posted By bettlesr
Re: Thinking about upgrading my front brakes but have some ?

Yes, I had to put spacers in them . The 35 drums look similat to the 32-34 drums. You can easily tell as the 32-34 have 1 fin around them and the 35 have 3 fins. See the pictures on Vince falters...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-11-2018, 06:44 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 748
Posted By bettlesr
Re: Thinking about upgrading my front brakes but have some ?

I have the 35 front brakes on my 30 sport coupe. I run the 35 wheels with radials. Also have the Flathead Ted setup in them . They really stop the car quickly even fron 60 to 65 mph. I have the stock...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-08-2018, 12:22 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,581
Posted By bettlesr
Re: FSI distributor issue

Corley:
I finally found out why my '80 Honda distributor quit after shortening the wires. I eventually got a '79 honda distributor with points and modified that. It works great.
When I was cutting...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-09-2018, 02:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 415
Posted By bettlesr
Passing Gas Carburetor Repairs

On June 29th, Neil Franks, the owner of Passing Gas Carburetor Repairs, past away from a ongoing brain tumor.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-29-2018, 07:09 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,581
Posted By bettlesr
Re: FSI distributor issue

Gavin:
I welded up the slot that limited the amount of advance and then milled the slot shorter to get the amount of advance I wanted. I removed the upper plate and slotted the hole for the mounting...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-28-2018, 07:36 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,581
Posted By bettlesr
Re: FSI distributor issue

I think I may have found out why my car is frying the modules. I put my ocilloscope across the plus side of the coil to ground. My rotary fuel pump is also across the hot side of the coil, all other...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-21-2018, 11:18 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,581
Posted By bettlesr
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-21-2018, 08:13 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,581
Posted By bettlesr
Re: FSI distributor issue

As the detents are worn off on my spark lever, I am thinking of using it to work my wolf whistle!!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-19-2018, 10:53 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,581
Posted By bettlesr
Re: FSI distributor issue

I am going to switch my Pertronix coil for a Standard replacement Honda coil as well.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-18-2018, 02:59 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,581
Posted By bettlesr
Re: FSI distributor issue

I am running 12V Neg ground. The coil primary is a little over 5Ω. I am wondering if the fuel shutoff solenoid valve and / or the fuel pump is sending a spike back to the ignition when the key switch...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-16-2018, 06:10 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,581
Posted By bettlesr
Re: FSI distributor issue

Corley:

OK
I put the new module in and connected it up. Fired right up and ran great. I then shut it off and shortened the plug wires. The honda wires were way too long. Tried to start it again...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-13-2018, 06:56 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,581
Posted By bettlesr
Re: FSI distributor issue

I bought a rebuilt distributor and modified it as Corley said. Put it in and hooked it up only to find I got NO spark. So, now I am waiting for a new module. And, yes I did wire it up correctly....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-13-2018, 06:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 955
Posted By bettlesr
Re: Running rough when driving

I had a pertronix 12 volt coil (3 ohms),12 volt system and a resistor wire from the coil to the cap. The plugs still had the brass connectors. When I put my "B" distributor back in, it still missed...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-13-2018, 04:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 955
Posted By bettlesr
Re: Running rough when driving

I had a similar problem. Changing the coil helped!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-08-2018, 08:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 926
Posted By bettlesr
Re: 31 ford front brake locks up

Tom Endy:
You hit the nail on the head. I talked with cliffpatience and he said the mounting bolts on the right side were in backwards.
He turned them around and all is good with the world!!...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-08-2018, 05:15 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,581
Posted By bettlesr
Re: FSI distributor issue

Corley:
OK Thanks
Dick
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-08-2018, 03:15 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,581
Posted By bettlesr
Re: FSI distributor issue

Corely:
Did you do anything to lubricate the shaft?
Thanks
Dick
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-03-2018, 06:10 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,581
Posted By bettlesr
Re: FSI distributor issue

Corley:
I have a 7:1 head on a .100 over engine. The car is 12v neg ground. I had modified my FSI zipper distributor to cut down the centrifugal advance and made the plate movable so I could retard...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-12-2018, 08:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,569
Posted By bettlesr
Re: Flathead Ted brakes

I have Flathead Teds deluxe kit in my '30. I put a spring in the top, but a much lighter than the stock one.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-19-2018, 03:14 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,034
Posted By bettlesr
Re: Diaphragm Clutch

When I changed my Corvette from 3 finger to diaphragm type the throwout bearing had to be changed from flat faced to curved face as the multiy fingers of the diaphragm clutch change angle as the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-21-2018, 12:49 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,790
Posted By bettlesr
Re: '35 Ford rims on Model A's

When my father and I bought our car in 1997, one of the first things my father said was he wanted the 16" "balloon" tires like he had on his 29 cabriolet in high school. Still have them on with...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-20-2018, 02:05 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 9,440
Posted By bettlesr
Re: Ford 150 OD Transmission install in 31 Roadster

I have the kit by Tim Sheridan. It's very good and the cost was quite reasonable.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-20-2018, 11:23 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 662
Posted By bettlesr
Re: speedometer drive ratio adapter

I got mine from Clark Brothers Instruments
56680 Mound Rd
Shelby Township, MI 48316 USA
Tel: 586-781-7000
Fax:586-781-7005
Email: info@clarkbrothers.net...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-19-2018, 11:39 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 9,440
Posted By bettlesr
Re: Ford 150 OD Transmission install in 31 Roadster

In answer to John (JHN1967) from a while back, sorry for the delay, didn't see your post until today. Yes, the shift lever comes out about 2" closer to the seat. When I welded a Model A shift lever...
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