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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-28-2019, 08:52 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,614
Posted By Humperhill
Re: Having Fun With it?

Enjoy the challenges of rebuilding your Model A. Sometimes I wonder why we enjoy the headaches we create for ourselves trying to solve problems and make things work or fit.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-20-2019, 07:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 735
Posted By Humperhill
Re: #1 plug question

Like the other said, but start with easiest first to rule out. Swap plug wires with one of the other cylinders. Inspect the Number one contact carefully. Play in the distributor shaft etc would seem...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-18-2019, 07:36 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,106
Posted By Humperhill
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-12-2019, 07:11 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,446
Posted By Humperhill
Re: Interesting read in Hemmings about restoration costs.

I owned a body shop for five years doing mostly higher end paint on older sports cars like Triumphs, Mg's and 240z's etc. The amount of work preparing even a body in reasonably good shape for a near...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-08-2019, 09:35 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 745
Posted By Humperhill
Re: Cooked corn in radiator

Okay, I gotta ask. How did you get corn in the radiator?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-04-2019, 04:43 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,412
Posted By Humperhill
Re: Analyze this . . .

In my opinion, if its running well maybe leave well enough alone. That last plugs look like you could end up too lean in a heart beat if you start leaning out the fuel/air mixture. However my...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-03-2019, 02:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 737
Posted By Humperhill
Re: engine misses

Best to try to eliminate electrical before you start changing carb settings. To determine if the miss is only with one cylinder try disconnecting a plug and running the motor to see if you detect a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-30-2019, 05:34 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,283
Posted By Humperhill
Re: Oil for model a+ t

I agree, if so many people are using so many different grades with positive results then I think what you use is less important than keep the level up and keeping it clean. No comparisons to today's...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-23-2019, 04:26 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,018
Posted By Humperhill
Re: Roadster getting harder to start

I am no expert for sure, but could a leak at the intake make it harder to pull the gas mixture up?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-22-2019, 05:53 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 842
Posted By Humperhill
Re: Hi compression head and stock ignition

What sort of issues did you have? Asking because I have a FSI ignition and am planning to purchase a rebuilt motor with a high compression head. I didn't expect to have issues with the higher...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-25-2019, 06:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,212
Posted By Humperhill
Re: I went and done it now.

Cool. Show us a photo.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-24-2019, 06:05 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,400
Posted By Humperhill
Re: My 1st decent drive of Model A and discussion

Let others chime in as I am far from an expert on these cars. My dealings with older cars and motorcycles is inspect, replace/repair what you are not sure about. I feel your pain as I sink more and...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-18-2019, 08:03 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 957
Posted By Humperhill
Re: No Compression in 3 & 4 Cylinders

Definitely found your problem. While the head is off take it to a machine shop and have the surface milled. Probably cost $75-$100 but no point putting a warped head back on. New head gasket and...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-09-2019, 07:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,171
Posted By Humperhill
Re: Best Model A flea markets in the country

Size-wise nothing compares to Hershey. Needless to say tons of Ford Model A & T parts. Hershey is huge? Takes two days to walk the entire swap meet.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-25-2019, 10:35 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,913
Posted By Humperhill
Re: My model A wont go faster than 40-45

Before you start fooling with carb, you should make sure the timing is correct.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-06-2019, 03:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 542
Posted By Humperhill
Re: Need help near Atlanta diagnosing motor issue

Thanks for all the input. The ignition is a new FS Ignition for 12 volt negative ground. It comes with its own coil and I purchased their wire. I cleaned and rebuilt the carb using Synder's kit. GAV...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-06-2019, 03:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 542
Posted By Humperhill
Re: Need help near Atlanta diagnosing motor issue

EHERRICK;]Contact Benny Bohannon at Bentley’s
antique Auto Maysville Georgia
He specializes in Model A’s
Good luck



Taking my car to them Friday. Sound like nice folks.
Thanks for the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-06-2019, 10:33 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 818
Posted By Humperhill
Re: no brake lights

I stand corrected. Thanks Y-Blockhead. I was just trying to deduct from the symptoms the original post said that they only worked when the headlights were on.
Eric
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-05-2019, 07:24 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,664
Posted By Humperhill
Re: Where oh where has all the gas gone?

Do you have a teenager with their own car? Or was that just me? I think as someone mentioned, fill the tank back up and see what you have. Gauge could be bad.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-05-2019, 07:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 542
Posted By Humperhill
Re: Need help near Atlanta diagnosing motor issue

With the rubber stopper and holding it by hand after the engine had warmed up I was getting 55-60 on all the cylinders. But I don't have real confidence in this method. I am going to purchase an...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-05-2019, 07:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 690
Posted By Humperhill
Re: 31 Carburetor Adjustment

We do this with our old Harleys checking for an intake leak. Spray a little WD40 near the manifold inlets while its running and see if you notice any change in rpm? Otherwise I think I would be...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-05-2019, 07:09 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 818
Posted By Humperhill
Re: no brake lights

That does sound a bit tricky. You say the brake lights work properly if the tail lights and tail lights are on, but do not work at all if headlights and tail lights are not turned on. Sounds like the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-04-2019, 04:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 542
Posted By Humperhill
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-04-2019, 01:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 542
Posted By Humperhill
Need help near Atlanta diagnosing motor issue

New to Ford Model A's and older cars in general. Picked up a '31 model A based speedster that has a miss, and I am afraid its getting beyond my experience. Have ruled out fuel delivery and...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-01-2019, 04:27 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,380
Posted By Humperhill
Re: Just bought a 1931 Model A

Great looking car/ Love the color. Enjoy. I too just purchased a '31 and am new to the whole Model A thing.
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