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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-23-2020, 09:57 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,353
Posted By Jim/GA
Re: Your most useless NOS parts

My most recent useless purchase was a 2020 calendar on which I planned activities for the year. They all got cancelled. :eek:

I have not decided if I am going to waste my money on a 2021...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-22-2020, 11:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 310
Posted By Jim/GA
Re: Differential Gear Ratio Determination

If you don't want to roll the car forward (don't have space, etc.) you can jack up one wheel in the back, mark the tire, and count how many revolutions of the crankshaft it takes to make that one...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-21-2020, 06:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 560
Posted By Jim/GA
Re: Battery Support Mystery

Dan-
I have not dealt with this personally, so I am just guessing here...

Is it possible that you need to gently bend the 2 upright pieces toward each other a bit so that the mounting bolts line...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-21-2020, 03:11 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,249
Posted By Jim/GA
Re: spark Advance

Yes. From the Ford Instruction Book:

The Spark Control
For average driving the spark lever should be carried about
half way down the quadrant. Only for high speeds should the
spark lever be...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-20-2020, 03:07 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 819
Posted By Jim/GA
Re: Question ????

No, you re correct. Halon was deemed to destroy the ozone layer, so now you buy Halotron, a slightly different gas. It works the same way. I'm in the habit of calling them all Halon. Do not use in an...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-20-2020, 10:09 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 819
Posted By Jim/GA
Re: Question ????

I carry one or two 5 lb. Halon extinguishers in my cars. This gas puts out the fire without spraying corrosive salts powder all over the car. The dry powder extinguishers create as big a mess as the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-19-2020, 01:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 602
Posted By Jim/GA
Re: Model A hot water heater installation

I see.

Is the thermostat in the upper hose up by the radiator neck? On the radiator side of where you are taking the hot water out for the heater?

My S/W Town Sedan was driven by the previous...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-18-2020, 08:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 602
Posted By Jim/GA
Re: Model A hot water heater installation

Interesting. Can you still adjust the GAV?

Are you using a thermostat?

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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-17-2020, 11:17 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,249
Posted By Jim/GA
Re: spark Advance

In general, yes.

There are other factors that will also influence combustion chamber temperature, such as fuel/air mixture, compression ratio.

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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-16-2020, 09:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 642
Posted By Jim/GA
Re: Groaning Brakes

^^^^
This!

I hear drum brakes groan pretty often, especially if there is any rust inside the drum. Greasing the bearings is a good idea. And make sure that all of the brake mechanism, springs,...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-15-2020, 08:05 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 845
Posted By Jim/GA
Re: Taillight bulbs

Yes, one of my cars was done like this before I bought it. I like that the brake lights stay lit up when I step on the brake and a separate light flashes when the turn signal is on.

It's all about...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-15-2020, 04:58 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 845
Posted By Jim/GA
Re: Taillight bulbs

You can convert the stock Model A stop lights to turn signals without having to convert to dual-filament bulbs.

Of course you need 2 tail lights on the car.

It is fairly regularly done.

For...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-14-2020, 07:51 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 589
Posted By Jim/GA
Re: Drain valve question

If you go to a coffee shop, like Starbucks, you can get some small wooden stir sticks. I keep a stack of them on my bench (in a coffee mug) for all kinds of uses.

Use a wooden stir stick as a dip...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-13-2020, 06:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 955
Posted By Jim/GA
Re: Rattling noise while driving

Does it look like the clutch that came apart was one of the clutch disks with the ring of small springs between the center hub and the rest of the clutch disc? Kind of like this:
...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-13-2020, 06:28 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 589
Posted By Jim/GA
Re: Drain valve question

Yes, we are! Just a short drive over Blood Mountain!

Come see me some time! Lunch a Jim's Smokin' Q in Blairsville, maybe?

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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-13-2020, 04:04 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 589
Posted By Jim/GA
Re: Drain valve question

I think this is a brilliant idea, Dean, just to see what you see. Please be sure to report back with some photos after you play with it a while.

At high RPM, if there is any restriction in the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-12-2020, 07:54 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 564
Posted By Jim/GA
Re: Rusty Coolant

If you want to run straight water, you need to add a bottle or two of "Anti-Rust & Water Pump Lubricant". This stuff is getting harder to find because everyone runs antifreeze in modern cars now....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-11-2020, 08:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 589
Posted By Jim/GA
Re: Headlight Focus Procedure

The January, 1928, Ford Service Bulletins have the procedure for the first type of headlights that Ford used, the ones with the vertical fluted lenses. Most guys don't use these lights and lenses on...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-09-2020, 08:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 795
Posted By Jim/GA
Re: ModelA Times

Remind me not to "loan" Carl any of my spare parts.

:D :D :D

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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-09-2020, 05:33 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 892
Posted By Jim/GA
Re: Greetings all - I'm a new owner

Welcome to a really fun hobby!

You will find lots of help here. Plus try to search the site, but good luck... the search is not that great. So just ask.

Please add a location (approximate) to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-09-2020, 07:46 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 546
Posted By Jim/GA
Re: Convert to 12 Volt ?

No strong reason to convert in your case. Search the Barn for previous discussions.

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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-04-2020, 04:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 457
Posted By Jim/GA
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-04-2020, 12:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 713
Posted By Jim/GA
Re: Modification to idle circuit in Zenith A and B carburetors

I don't know gas proof vs. gas resistant. I know it's hard to clean it off of my tools when it gets on them. I have to use spray brake cleaner solvent on a rag.

To quote a TV commercial for hot...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-04-2020, 09:31 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 713
Posted By Jim/GA
Re: Modification to idle circuit in Zenith A and B carburetors

I use Hylomar AF. The original Hylomar Blue would work.

This jet sealing surface is not submerged in gasoline all the time.

Bob, the sealing of a new jet is good. I like to use original jets...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-03-2020, 08:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 713
Posted By Jim/GA
Re: Modification to idle circuit in Zenith A and B carburetors

Instead of a gasket, I use a small bead of non-hardening gas-proof sealer on the jet where it contacts the cast iron body to ensure a good seal.

The idle jet has a tapered end that presses up...
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