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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-22-2019, 10:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 373
Posted By Jim/TX/GA
Re: GPS Operation

First, you need a Garmin GPS model that supports "custom waypoints" to be downloaded into it. Not all GPSs can do it. You need an upper end model.

Once you have that, you can put a custom route...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-17-2019, 07:16 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 760
Posted By Jim/TX/GA
Re: Map software

I refer to my maps as my Analog GPS. The kids understand that.

:D
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-16-2019, 11:36 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 760
Posted By Jim/TX/GA
Lightbulb Re: Map software

I use the TripTik website offered by AAA.

https://triptik.aaa.com/

It allows you to say you want to avoid highways. It will program in rest stops at a time interval, if you want. Sometimes, to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-11-2019, 05:44 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,148
Posted By Jim/TX/GA
Re: Kerosene

It will not clean any serious sludge out. Drop the pan. Then you know what you have and know it is clean when you are done.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-10-2019, 04:30 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,276
Posted By Jim/TX/GA
Re: Preferred Speed

You may be looking at the bridge where I-10 goes over the Mississippi River. Go north a short distance and use the US-190 route. In fact, I'd stay off of I-10 whenever possible.

Look at the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-10-2019, 10:16 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,276
Posted By Jim/TX/GA
Re: Preferred Speed

Your stock Model A should be able to cruise all day at 45-50 MPH.

When estimating how many miles you will cover in a day, I use 40 MPH (to allow for frequent comfort breaks and to be able to stop...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-09-2019, 11:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 372
Posted By Jim/TX/GA
Re: Lever type latch on 28-29 open car

Prior to November, 1928, Ford did not put outside door handles on open cars (roadster, phaeton, some trucks). You reached in to open the door, and you used a lever-type handle that pointed straight...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-09-2019, 05:11 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 202
Posted By Jim/TX/GA
Re: Headlite filament

The filament that goes straight across goes on top.

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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-09-2019, 05:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 372
Posted By Jim/TX/GA
Re: Lever type latch on 28-29 open car

Can you post pictures of what you have? That would really help answer your question with some certainty.

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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-03-2019, 09:15 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 724
Posted By Jim/TX/GA
Re: Balanced Carb

Purchase a complete set of flow-tested jets from Mr. Renner and install them in your carburetor. He will tell you exactly what flow rate each jet tested at. The jets all work as a set for good power...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-02-2019, 10:57 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 724
Posted By Jim/TX/GA
Re: Balanced Carb

Let me take these one at a time:

Benefit over a standard unit?: If you install an air filter and IF there is any restriction, it automatically compensates for the restriction. It's automatic at...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-01-2019, 08:01 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,210
Posted By Jim/TX/GA
Re: Electrical problem has me stumped

Read what you wrote above again: Are you seeing 6 volts on each side of the starter? Or each side of the coil?

To clarify, the starter motor turns the engine over, but you are getting no spark?...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-01-2019, 10:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 333
Posted By Jim/TX/GA
Re: Moving the seat in a Phaeton

Moving the seat would be very difficult on this phaeton. I looked into it on mine, because I am almost 2 m tall.

You can get a bottom seat spring from Snyder's that is specially made thinner...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-23-2019, 03:33 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,635
Posted By Jim/TX/GA
Re: Spark-Lever Posistion

Dick's guidance is SPOT ON! Had he not pointed you to the original Instruction Book, I would have.

Remember that "high speed" in the Model A era was over 35 MPH! So 1/2 way down for chugging...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-22-2019, 11:48 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,322
Posted By Jim/TX/GA
Re: STP and Transmission: any negative experience ?

Lubriplate SPO 299 is ISO Grade 1000; they also classify it SAE Gear Oil 250 Heavy. That is quite thick. Probably too thick.

Lubriplate SPO 288, with ISO Grade 680, SAE Gear Oil 250, is closer...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-09-2019, 10:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 374
Posted By Jim/TX/GA
Re: Carb Inlet Valve

See if you can remove the viton tipped needle part of the valve and look at the seat with a good magnifying glass. I have taken several apart and found little machining burrs and other rough edges...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-07-2019, 09:08 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 337
Posted By Jim/TX/GA
Re: Best Florida touring drives?

Cross the state and visit the Elliott Museum (antique cars). Go through Okeechobee. Have lunch at The Crossroads Restaurant east of Okeechobee. Drive home through Clewiston on the south side of the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-06-2019, 01:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 232
Posted By Jim/TX/GA
Re: Shock arm link question

Look at a drawing of how the shock link is assembled. Here's a good one:
https://www.brattons.com/assemblies/shock-link-assembly-15.html

Look at the parts inside and the instructions for assembly...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-06-2019, 12:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 232
Posted By Jim/TX/GA
Re: Shock arm link question

YouTube says the video is unavailable. Perhaps you have not turned on sharing for it?

I think the level of sharing you need to select is called "Unlisted". If you select Private, no one else can...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-06-2019, 11:56 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,721
Posted By Jim/TX/GA
Re: I need help!! Please!!

When you converted it back from 12 volts to 6 volts, did you replace the coil? If you are using a 12 volt coil now on 6 (or 8) volts, the spark will be weak.

Or, if previous conversion to 12 volts...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-01-2019, 08:54 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 875
Posted By Jim/TX/GA
Re: 6V coil issue

Isaiah, if you want to take voltage readings on the ignition system, you need to temporarily remove the rotor and slip something that does not conduct electricity between the points. I use a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-29-2019, 09:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 786
Posted By Jim/TX/GA
Re: Can you hot wire a model A?

The short and simple answer to your question is: Not easily, not if you have wired the car per Henry's original wiring diagram and use a pop-out ignition switch.

The other answer given about...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-28-2019, 04:51 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,001
Posted By Jim/TX/GA
Re: Nurex Timing Gage

I have used that method myself. The timing pin dropping into the dimple in the timing gear, through the front timing cover, should confirm it.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-27-2019, 09:40 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,001
Posted By Jim/TX/GA
Re: Nurex Timing Gage

I will admit that I am not 100% certain exactly what you are doing.

When you say "engine running with light on" I assume you mean you are using a timing light and some form of timing indicator...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-27-2019, 05:31 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,001
Posted By Jim/TX/GA
Re: Nurex Timing Gage

Are you talking about the plastic ring that you place on top of the distributor body and align the rotor to?

http://www.nurex.com/uploads/nurex-022714-f5206-pre-timing-kit-xl.jpg
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