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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-14-2016, 09:07 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,190
Posted By alarot
Re: backfire/stalling

Yes I meant the throttle plate is wobbly. Good thing I gave an extra carb to the guy I sold my last one to!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-14-2016, 07:28 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,190
Posted By alarot
Re: backfire/stalling

funny you should mention the butterfly as I noticed today that it seems rather wobbly and worn out. Thanks for the help!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-14-2016, 07:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 939
Posted By alarot
Touchy clutch (learning curve part 2)

Solved backfiring/timing issue and now have an issue with clutch. Prior to this car I had a 1930 sedan for 16 years and had no issues with clutch and shifting. This one makes it almost impossible to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-14-2016, 11:28 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,190
Posted By alarot
Red face Re: backfire/stalling

Thanks for ideas. Watched a Les Andrews video and he reminded me that I forgot to check travel of spark lever. Adjusted steering column so it could retard all the way, reset timing and runs alot...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-14-2016, 11:16 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 8,023
Posted By alarot
Red face Re: Model A Noobie journal

I suggest you watch Les Andrews videos on Youtube. He covers lots of technical stuff in an easy-to-follow and thorough manner. Learned more about setting the timing in 15 minutes than my Dad had...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-13-2016, 05:54 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 14,366
Posted By alarot
Re: STUPID Question/what does Tudor mean?

Probably Ford trying to be classy by referencing the Royal Family of England! Kind of ironic for an "everyman" car!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-12-2016, 04:08 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,190
Posted By alarot
Question backfire/stalling

just bought another Model A and having learning curve issues compared to the one I used to have. This one starts and runs pretty good but was constantly stalling when I came to a stop. Decided to...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 07-08-2011, 05:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,076
Posted By alarot
Re: 1969 f100 360 v-8 starter

Thanks for NAPA idea. They did not have the bendix rebuild kit($22) in stock but did have a rebuilt starter for $49. After installing glad I went that route cuz what a difference! Thanks to all and...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 07-08-2011, 12:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,076
Posted By alarot
Re: 1969 f100 360 v-8 starter

Thanks for great information. As always I recieved solid facts to get me going toward a resolution to a problem!
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-07-2011, 07:30 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,662
Posted By alarot
Re: Ford assembly line photos

If anyone knows of a good web site for early assembly line photos please let us know. This stuff is so fasinating to look at! The combination of technological innovation and workers frozen in time is...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 07-07-2011, 06:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,076
Posted By alarot
1969 f100 360 v-8 starter

My `69 f100 with a 360 v-8 and standard tran. has developed a starter issue. Every once in awhile the starter spins but won`t engage. Last night I had to put in gear and rock the truck and that...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-22-2011, 01:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,614
Posted By alarot
lights on = horn blows

Took a lengthy night ride in our 1930 town sedan and unusual thing occured. With the lights on my horn would go on when making a turn and then stop when going straight. This never happened when...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 06-15-2011, 11:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 11,569
Posted By alarot
Re: points gap for 1969 f-100 with 360 v-8

Thanks for the sugestions. Went about 20 miles with it today and it ran WAY better then before I replaced points, condensor and plugs so anything I do to it I don`t want to ruin the improvement!:)
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 06-14-2011, 07:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 11,569
Posted By alarot
points gap for 1969 f-100 with 360 v-8

Just put in points in pick-up with 360 v-8 and set with .017 gap.It runs good but when starting it sometimes "grunts" like the timing might be off while other times it turns over and starts fine....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-14-2011, 08:56 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,893
Posted By alarot
Re: My new A! Waking up another Vicky

Great car! Always loved the "future looking" body style and the cool interior. Enjoy!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-13-2011, 08:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,059
Posted By alarot
Re: timing/running issues with `30 A sedan

Well I replaced points,condensor and plugs, timed it (thanks for tips) cleaned zenith carb and went for a ride. A little better but when going along on level road at 35-40 mph if I give it gas I...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-12-2011, 08:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,059
Posted By alarot
timing/running issues with `30 A sedan

Well it`s spring so for the umpteenth time I`ve tried to get my A(with original style ignition components) to run better with new plugs,points etc and still I have the same issues: it starts and...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 05-04-2011, 11:24 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 858
Posted By alarot
Re: T-18 fixed!!

Thanks for that idea. It will probably be needed in the near future.
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 05-02-2011, 07:42 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,026
Posted By alarot
Angry Re: One that got away

For me it has to be a 1934 sedan delivery with a 4 cylinder which I demanded my dad rescue from the scrap row of his friend`s junkyard in 1969. They decided to tow it to our house where my dad would...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 05-02-2011, 07:36 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 858
Posted By alarot
T-18 fixed!!

Thanks for suggestions. Took it apart and removed a very worn out pin which no local parts stores had. So I went to my local mechanic who gave me a pin of the same diameter. After a hacksaw cut and a...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 05-02-2011, 07:53 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 864
Posted By alarot
Question T 18 transmission in 1969 F100

my 4 speed warner T18 shifts fine but the shift now swings all over. Does anyone know of a quick fix or a linkage rebuild kit available??
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 04-12-2011, 03:10 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 681
Posted By alarot
Question window glass runs on `69 f 100

Am installing new runs and anti rattle kit on f 100 and had 2 questions: if I am not redoing wing window rubber can the division bar stay put or do I still have to remove it w/ wing window? 2) should...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 03-18-2011, 06:57 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 786
Posted By alarot
Smile 1969 emergency flasher solved!

When in doubt switch the switch! Thanks for ebay idea. Bought used one(hard to find) and it made all lights work+eliminated battery drain. Easy solution to a troubling issue given the nature of 40...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-14-2011, 07:29 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,887
Posted By alarot
Re: hard to start

I had my Ford 2N shortblock rebuilt and it took FOREVER(and 2starters) to get it broken in enough to start easily which it has done for 10 years. People may laugh but Marvel Mystery Oil (directly in...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 03-11-2011, 08:05 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,330
Posted By alarot
Question 1969 emergency flasher part 2

Determined I need a new flasher switch for 1969 f100. It is a toggle style which is difficult to locate. Everybody has the 1970 pull out style switch. It looks to have the same plug in pattern =...
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