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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-07-2020, 06:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 795
Posted By wmws
Re: ModelA Times

If you have trouble with an electronic ignition out on the road there is no fixing it. With a points system you can 9 times out of 10 fix it on the road.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-07-2020, 06:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 241
Posted By wmws
Re: Tow in Alignment

I have a lot of years on you and I am feeling young. No problem measuring the track. If no one has done it by morning I will do it for you.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-07-2020, 06:21 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,279
Posted By wmws
Re: Annoying ads

Banned permanently.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-05-2020, 08:42 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 299
Posted By wmws
Re: tires for 1935 16" wheels

I am using Bridgestone 195x80-16 on my 28 Tudor. They are made for electric cars so have a little stiffer side wall and they roll really easily. Be aware that you are lowering your gearing some so...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-04-2020, 08:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 526
Posted By wmws
Re: Marvel Carburetors

Jim Bullock in Texas. JMACARBS.com The expert on Marvel Carbs
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-02-2020, 03:27 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,267
Posted By wmws
Re: throw-out bearing

Can you still get a throwout bearing with a grease zerk on it. One shot every 500 miles it would probably last forever.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-30-2020, 03:26 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,742
Posted By wmws
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-30-2020, 10:37 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,267
Posted By wmws
Re: throw-out bearing

What drives me crazy are the people who sit at a red light for 5 minutes with their big foot on the clutch pedal. Of course in a car you can't really tell but I see guys on motorcycles all the time...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-29-2020, 01:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 349
Posted By wmws
Re: low & no spark on #3 cyl

Try fattening up the idle mixture a bit. If that doesn't help clean all passages in the carb.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-28-2020, 04:10 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 704
Posted By wmws
Re: Brake Conversion? Or not.

My vote is don't do it. Mechanical brakes PROPERLY RESTORED will stop the car just as quick as hydraulic. The skinny tires are the limiting factor. Hydraulics won't help that.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-26-2020, 06:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 616
Posted By wmws
Re: What is the best Diode cutout

I got mine from Brattons. $ 52.95. I've had it for about 10 years now. Or they sell a kit to make your own for $ 6.95.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-26-2020, 04:39 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 2,814
Posted By wmws
Re: Car Will Not Start--No Apparent Spark

Maybe that popsicle stick has some metal in it. Just for fun try putting a piece of paper between the points and see if that makes no voltage at the stationary point. I understand your not wanting to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-26-2020, 02:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 794
Posted By wmws
Re: *** Annual MAFCA Voting for Directors ***

I'm not a member of MAFCA so I can't vote but if I was I would vote for Jim.
I am a MARC member.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-26-2020, 09:42 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 2,814
Posted By wmws
Re: Car Will Not Start--No Apparent Spark

The fuse holder looks normal in your picture but you said
"With the ignition switch on (popped out) and the fuse removed, I get 6 volts to flywheel side of fuse holder and 0 volts to the radiator...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-26-2020, 08:56 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 2,814
Posted By wmws
Re: Car Will Not Start--No Apparent Spark

Is the fuse on the starter next to the cable from the battery. Or is it a fuse for the lights.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-26-2020, 07:58 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 2,814
Posted By wmws
Re: Car Will Not Start--No Apparent Spark

Something is very wrong if you are getting voltage to the junction box and coil with the fuse removed. Are you sure your fuse is hooked up correctly.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-26-2020, 07:22 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 2,814
Posted By wmws
Re: Car Will Not Start--No Apparent Spark

You are correct. I meant to say the switch side of the coil. I will correct that in the post.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-25-2020, 06:29 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 2,814
Posted By wmws
Re: Car Will Not Start--No Apparent Spark

Are you getting 6 volts on both sides of the points with the points open. If so that is really weird. It could be that the end of the pigtail wire is grounding out on the upper plate and at the same...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-25-2020, 06:20 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 2,814
Posted By wmws
Re: Car Will Not Start--No Apparent Spark

If the points are closed and the ignition is on you will not get voltage on the switch side of the coil.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-25-2020, 06:27 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 2,814
Posted By wmws
Re: Car Will Not Start--No Apparent Spark

Well have you done anything about trying to clean the points or changing them. Lets hear what action you have taken.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-23-2020, 07:07 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 2,814
Posted By wmws
Re: Car Will Not Start--No Apparent Spark

With the points open if you have power to the movable point arm you electrical system is good up to that point. The problem is that the juice is not going through the points to ground. Either your...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-21-2020, 04:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 478
Posted By wmws
Re: Windshield repair

Great job. Thanks for the videos.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-20-2020, 06:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 329
Posted By wmws
Re: Rim spreader tools

I'm not sure what you are asking but Ford Model A wheels in 1928 and 1929 were 21 inches.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-19-2020, 08:17 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 989
Posted By wmws
Re: B Distributor Initial Timing

What is the timing at 1500-2000 RPM.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-19-2020, 08:13 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,742
Posted By wmws
Re: Ignition timing question

There should be a 40* range between full retard and full advance. I set mine from 10* ATDC to 30* BTDC. I agree 40* BTDC is way too much.
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