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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 04:55 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 459
Posted By wmws
Re: Cap and Comp Jet Helicoil repair

Can you find a SAE 10-34. It is only .00012 less in pitch and .007 smaller in diameter.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-02-2020, 07:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 780
Posted By wmws
Re: Line boring

Schwalms
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-01-2020, 01:55 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,356
Posted By wmws
Re: 1930 Model A. Runs great for about 15 minutes

Maybe if it was running retarded it got hot enough to effect the coil or condenser.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-31-2019, 03:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 445
Posted By wmws
Re: Zenith Carb Float Valves

I agree with Tom on the Vinton tip. But you have to be picky. I got one from Bratton's and it leaked. I took it apart but didn't see anything so put it back together. It still leaked. So I ordered...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-27-2019, 09:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 447
Posted By wmws
Re: Unusual Model A breaker plate

I have the older one made up until January 28. I would like to rebuild a distributor using this plate but you can't get points for it. McGarrett you are going to have the same problem. I was told by...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-21-2019, 11:06 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,178
Posted By wmws
Re: Generator cut out

I have had perfectly good service from a new diode style cut out. 52.95 at Bratton's.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-18-2019, 03:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 564
Posted By wmws
Re: Off topic vehy

Insist on a Cashier's Check. This means his bank is guaranteeing the funds. To be absolutely sure the check is good have your bank call his bank and ask if he recently got a Casher's check for x...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-03-2019, 12:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 692
Posted By wmws
Re: Swapping to collapsible steering column?

Synchro909. Do you have any pictures of you shoulder harness rig. It sounds like a good idea to me. I would think it would work for the passenger side too. Thanks
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-27-2019, 05:11 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,137
Posted By wmws
Re: Rotella T4 oil, dirty oil

No and I don't think it is necessary at least with a K&N. My plugs look good never fowl and I have never cleaned them.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-27-2019, 02:40 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,137
Posted By wmws
Re: Rotella T4 oil, dirty oil

I use Rotella 15-40 and change it at about 500 miles. I have a K&N air filter but no oil filter. At 500 miles my oil is a little dark but no way black. If I put a drop on my finger I can still see my...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-23-2019, 11:48 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 678
Posted By wmws
Re: 1930 Pitman Arm

It seems to me that with the shorter pitman arm you would have to turn the wheel further for the same result. It may turn easier but you have to turn the wheel further,
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-12-2019, 05:11 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,383
Posted By wmws
Re: Gear ratio

So Kurt, How many RPM is your engine turning at 65 MPH with standard 3.78 rear?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-12-2019, 12:43 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,383
Posted By wmws
Re: Gear ratio

Originally Posted by wmws View Post
I have the Mitchell and am happy with it. A little spendy but relatively easy to install.

I have the 3.78 rear. The nice thing about the Mitchell is if on a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-12-2019, 11:50 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,383
Posted By wmws
Re: Gear ratio

All good advice above. Just to give you some figures.
A standard 3.78 rear at 2000 RPM = 46 MPH
A 3.78 rear with a 26% Mitchell OD at 2000 RPM = 58 MPH
A 3.54 with no OD at 2000 RPM = 49 MPH
A...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-11-2019, 05:35 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,529
Posted By wmws
Re: Analyze this . . .

The fact that MMO helped smooth things out leads me to believe part of your trouble is sticking valves. You are running too rich also. Do you have an air cleaner on there especially a paper one?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-11-2019, 11:43 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 336
Posted By wmws
Re: FS ignition timing

A stock A system doesn't need more than 30* advance in my opinion unless maybe you are turning it 2500 RPM. I think your FS is set for 28* total advance. You might put a timing light on it and see...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-11-2019, 07:21 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,414
Posted By wmws
Re: Veterans Day

Thanks to all Veterans. U.S. Army 1960-1963
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-10-2019, 08:35 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,024
Posted By wmws
Re: Cold Weather Operation

I have a waffle manifold and a manifold heater. Even when the temp is in the teens I have to drive with the window open a little or it gets too hot inside. I have a 160* thermostat. No problem...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-04-2019, 07:46 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 425
Posted By wmws
Re: Spark Plugs

Not worth it in my opinion. Spark is spark from a plug all other things being equal. If you are building for fine point then you need the expensive 3X plugs.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-01-2019, 04:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 899
Posted By wmws
Re: Radial Tires 16 inch Kelsey Hayes

I run those 195/80-16 on my 28 Tudor. I wanted to get the tallest tire I could both for looks and gearing. They are a little shorter than the 21 inch wheels I had but not too bad a compromise. I...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-30-2019, 08:09 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,503
Posted By wmws
Re: Great experience with Schwalm's!

Nice to see a young fella so enthusiastic about his A. Engine sounds great as all Schwalms engines do.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-29-2019, 08:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 887
Posted By wmws
Re: Steering Wobble

Did you check your toe in and caster. Toe in should be about 1/16 inch and caster I believe about 5 degrees.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-29-2019, 03:41 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 291
Posted By wmws
Re: Return to the Rear Float a Motor Thread

I have no experience in doing this but I would definitely loosen the rear motor mounts before jacking and then see how far the trans will go up without forcing.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-29-2019, 01:06 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,977
Posted By wmws
Re: Champion 3xs or other plugs?

As stated in post #4 I use W16 Y and it runs very clean. I have never had to clean a spark plug in my A. That is all I know.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-29-2019, 08:58 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,977
Posted By wmws
Re: Champion 3xs or other plugs?

I would think the W89D and W95D would be too hot.
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