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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-08-2020, 09:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 688
Posted By sphanna
Re: windshield folds too far

Fundytides: I know exactly what you mean. I think perhaps my after market cap is too high. I just open the w/s until it is stopped by the cap..get plenty of air circulation. Or I remove cap & open...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-29-2020, 05:21 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,832
Posted By sphanna
Re: Slamming into first gear

Until you get this resolved as to the real problem, do as Jim Brierley suggests.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-29-2020, 05:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 355
Posted By sphanna
Re: Distributor gear

If you have the 2 piece distributor drive and you should, the shaft can only normally be installed correctly as it is mated to the drive shaft. but if you have a large amount of wear the upper shaft...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-27-2020, 02:31 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,216
Posted By sphanna
Re: point gap ??

Chris W is correct.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-26-2020, 03:33 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,216
Posted By sphanna
Re: point gap ??

Another way to get the same results is to use the heel of the cam where points just touch closed. Now use the point adjusting screw to open the points by first turning by 180 degrees and then...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-23-2020, 08:23 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,690
Posted By sphanna
Re: Spring........and electric blankets on the A

or use a light bulb of a sufficient wattage and cover the engine with any blanket . If you are worried about the bulb burning out while unattended, use 2 bulbs.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-18-2020, 05:42 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,018
Posted By sphanna
Re: Changed my steering column mount today!

I was able to find only one steering column mount but it was 3/4 inch too short. There are both sizes made for the diff between 29 & 30 & 31. I made a nice spacer from a hardwood board and painted...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-18-2020, 05:19 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,216
Posted By sphanna
Re: point gap ??

Ideal = .019 thou. Most all set at .020 because it will soon be .019 because of point block wear. Set between .018 - .022 are spec parameters. If not within these, reset at .020
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-30-2020, 08:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 686
Posted By sphanna
Re: A/B engine build info./technuque Q

The Skokie company you mentioned is not Schwalms. It is AER (antique engine restoration). Schwalms is in
Strasberg, PA. Both companies do excellent work.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-28-2020, 06:51 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,147
Posted By sphanna
Re: Spark Plug Condition

clockwise leans mix.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-02-2020, 02:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 957
Posted By sphanna
Re: Cracked Wheels ???

To answer a few questions: I do not drive aggressively and I keep the lug nuts torqued to 50 #. I have mech brakes with "Flat Head Ted" and cast iron drums. The outer edge of the center part is in...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-02-2020, 08:36 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 957
Posted By sphanna
Cracked Wheels ???

I have two wheels that have cracks in them. One is more serious because it runs from the lug nut hole almost to the hub cap. the other has a barely visible crack around a lug nut hole. A friend...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-13-2020, 05:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,152
Posted By sphanna
Re: Toe in adjustment

nick c

Response to your post in #9. I do the stick pin method I think although I don't use a pin. I make an extremely small dot anywhere near the center of the tread with a pen or ,yes even...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-17-2019, 08:32 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 865
Posted By sphanna
Re: Oil usage/loss in cold weather

I had the same problem a few years ago. Luckily some fine fellow on the Ford Barn made me aware of the blockage from the filler tube. I caught the excessive oil consumption on a 50 mile trip in time...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-22-2019, 04:21 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 6,691
Posted By sphanna
Re: Cracked Block

Werner: I am very. sorry for the troubles and disappointments you are experiencing your car. You have been getting a lot of help here and I hope you get everything taken care of. You in post #17...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-01-2019, 04:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 744
Posted By sphanna
Re: shaking front end

I had a death wobble in my coupe. Could not stop it from occasionally happening until I replaced the rubber ball mentioned in post #6 with an original system. This affected the caster and the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-16-2019, 03:09 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 994
Posted By sphanna
Re: Fan Belt Squeak

ryanheacox. times 2 :-)
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-07-2019, 07:23 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,629
Posted By sphanna
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-19-2019, 03:30 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,781
Posted By sphanna
Re: changing to 5.50 Bias Ply = changing to 3.54 ratio

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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-02-2019, 11:52 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 550
Posted By sphanna
Re: 21,23,28 degrees timing question

40 Deluxe.

re:Question 1-- I reset the retard enough at TDC so that the desired Max advance with leaver full down, my timing light indicates the max advance on the pulley.

#2. I use Non...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-02-2019, 10:14 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 550
Posted By sphanna
21,23,28 degrees timing question

There was an excellent post by a well respected engine builder a while back that described the max timing for original and HC engines. 21* for 6;1, 23* for 5.5;1 and never above 28* for stock 4.2...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-01-2019, 06:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 773
Posted By sphanna
Re: Engine RPM per mls/h

Chuck Sea/Tac: Would you be willing to post a larger picture of your post #2 attachment? I am very interested in it. Unable to read the entire table.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-16-2019, 06:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 612
Posted By sphanna
Re: shaft play

Bratton's or Snyder's has the "fake" nuts you questioned. Bratton's # 12300 and Snyder's # A8501-MBM. Easy pump removal W/O removing radiator. I think all the venders also carry them.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-04-2019, 04:53 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,753
Posted By sphanna
Re: backfire.

Daren007 has correctly defined both events. Has always been a pet peeve of mine, because it confuses some when trying to understand a problem correctly. Back fire through the carb. after fire...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-27-2019, 05:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 463
Posted By sphanna
Re: What oil is recommended for the Mitchell Synchro gearbox

I had the same question. Called Mitchel because I have both the Mitchel OD and the Mitchel synchronized transmission. I was advised to use 85w140 gear oil in both the OD and Tranny. They emphasized...
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