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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-12-2019, 05:11 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 780
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: 31
Views: 780
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: 31
Views: 780
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: 1,328
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: 214
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: 69
Views: 1,700
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: 814
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: 333
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: 779
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: 1,209
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: 688
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: 225
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: 1,567
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: 1,567
Posted By wmws
Re: Champion 3xs or other plugs?

I would think the W89D and W95D would be too hot.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-28-2019, 08:49 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,299
Posted By wmws
Re: Model A backfire, can't move

Yes you need to retime the car any time you take the points cam off. But now you have no spark? With the key on and holding the coil wire about a quarter inch from a head bolt open and close the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-28-2019, 08:32 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,567
Posted By wmws
Re: Champion 3xs or other plugs?

That listing came from The Ford Garage web site as Y-Blockhead listed. There are other plugs shown on the website. I’m sure you can list it for your new letter. Maybe just mention the website.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-27-2019, 05:15 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,567
Posted By wmws
Re: Champion 3xs or other plugs?

Here is the Champion numbers. I use the W16Y Runs very clean and not expensive.

Champion (hotter down to colder):

W95D
W89D
W16Y
W20
W18
W14
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-27-2019, 11:15 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 410
Posted By wmws
Re: Tranny/diff service

How long did you let them drain. In cool weather it takes a long time for all the oil to drain out.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-24-2019, 04:10 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 905
Posted By wmws
Re: Roadster getting harder to start

When you choke it and get gas at the carb throat are the plugs also wet? Seems like you have a lean condition on cold start up. Is the idle circuit adjusted properly. You might try screwing the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-24-2019, 03:33 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 905
Posted By wmws
Re: Roadster getting harder to start

Since it only does it when it is cold I would suspect the choke plate is not closing properly. If you crank it for a bit with the choke on do you get gas at the carb throat?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-22-2019, 01:28 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,544
Posted By wmws
Re: Failing gas tank sealant

It depends on how much is flaking off the tank. That screen is about 2 inches tall so if an inch and a half is covered it would still probably flow enough fuel to keep you going. You can see the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-21-2019, 02:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 522
Posted By wmws
Re: wireless lower distributor plate

I have used the wireless plate for about 8000 miles with no problems. I did have to trim the little connector tab so it won't ground out on the upper plate. I have not noticed it waring a grove or...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-19-2019, 04:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 478
Posted By wmws
Re: Fuel shut off

I have had the same trouble. The last three I got from the vendor leaked right out of the box. I sent them back for free replacement and finally got one that doesn't leak at least for now about 6...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-19-2019, 08:42 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 443
Posted By wmws
Re: Gland ring recesses

Do you think the waffle type manifold as used with a heater is less likely to droop?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-19-2019, 08:36 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 623
Posted By wmws
Re: Black spark plugs

Most likely you carburetor running too rich. Won't hurt to check the timing also. But make sure your GAV is closed and the choke plate is all the way open. Also be sure the plug heat range is right....
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