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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-14-2021, 01:43 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 756
Posted By Herb Concord Ca
Re: Voltage/Amperage question?

As the engine runs longer the current should drop toward zero. Sounds like your battery isn't full charged.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-14-2021, 01:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 302
Posted By Herb Concord Ca
Re: Trunk Rack.....Help Needed

I believe you assembled it wrong. The two piece bracket circled in red, bolts from the chrome horizontal part (base) to the black vertical part. This allows the chrome base to fold up vertically...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-17-2021, 04:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 324
Posted By Herb Concord Ca
Re: Ford model a steering squeaky sound

try some light oil on the insert at the top of the column, just below the bottom of the steering wheel. That fixed my squeak.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-01-2021, 06:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 348
Posted By Herb Concord Ca
Re: New Armature Tight / Long Model A

Try pressing the bushing in the end plate more toward the flywheel. This allow more front to back free play on the armature, should have about .010" to .020" free play.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-25-2021, 09:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 781
Posted By Herb Concord Ca
Re: Snap-On Dwell Tach

A few comments. From the picture, the needle zero is off to the right of zero. To adjust first take a damp cloth or paper towel and wipe the plastic meter movement cover. Leave damp, this reduces...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-13-2021, 09:56 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,858
Posted By Herb Concord Ca
Re: Is my block dead?

Ditto what 1crosscut said. JB weld can fix that once you get to clean metal.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-22-2021, 08:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 693
Posted By Herb Concord Ca
Re: engine don't keep running after start

How old is you gas? Corn gas doesn't last like corn free gas does.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-19-2021, 01:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 467
Posted By Herb Concord Ca
Re: Cleaning a Horn Commutator question

Try using a metal dental pick or something similar. Smooth the commutator edges if needed.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-17-2021, 09:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 446
Posted By Herb Concord Ca
Re: Carb, Tillotson, Air Balanced

Try using a Viton tipped float valve.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-17-2021, 09:42 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,392
Posted By Herb Concord Ca
Re: LED Headli9ghts, 6v

McMimmcs is right! If you think you need 8 volts, you really need to find out what is wrong and fix it.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-17-2021, 09:40 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,018
Posted By Herb Concord Ca
Re: High Compression Head Review

Watch your spark rod. High compression heads don't need as much advance as a stock head.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-15-2021, 08:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 489
Posted By Herb Concord Ca
Re: Horn Help

The horn motor should be isolated from ground. You can't measure between the two horn terminals with an ohmmeter, you will always get a reading, this is normal. Either horn terminal to ground...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-12-2021, 01:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 931
Posted By Herb Concord Ca
Re: Why in the H does the muffler not line up with the exhaust manifold?

I had to do what Patrick said, placed a pipe in the the muffler inlet to give it a slight bend, in my case I had to move the pipe forward, increased the angle.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-12-2021, 01:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 738
Posted By Herb Concord Ca
Re: 31 Roadster pickup cab swap to Truck cab

Hi I did this about 5 years ago but in reverse. When from closed cab to roadster tub. Like Ronn says an easy swap. I took the bed off before setting the new roadster tub on.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-05-2021, 06:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,123
Posted By Herb Concord Ca
Re: Tillotson carb

Tilly's are good carbs. Like Patrick said what type of float needle do you have. Buy a viton tipped float valve they work better with the corn gas we have to use today.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-02-2021, 04:30 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,295
Posted By Herb Concord Ca
Re: 6.1 Head / Carburetor Choice / 600 HP V8

Brent, post #8. When I was still working we had a complete machine shop, the shop foreman was a car guy. He bored out 2 A intake manifolds to 1.25". I have used one since 1997.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-01-2021, 03:47 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,295
Posted By Herb Concord Ca
Re: 6.1 Head / Carburetor Choice

Second sentence show read, I suppose a Model B carburetor would be good also.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-01-2021, 03:45 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,295
Posted By Herb Concord Ca
Re: 6.1 Head / Carburetor Choice

With my 5.9 Brumfield head I run a Marvel. I suppose a Model B carburetor would be also.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-25-2021, 06:16 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,844
Posted By Herb Concord Ca
Re: Oh man. Now I canít even get my A to start or make a noise.

When your rebuilt the starter, did you check how it runs using jumper cables to the starter on the floor, with one foot on the starter case and just touching the jumper cable to the copper button on...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-14-2021, 01:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 739
Posted By Herb Concord Ca
Re: 6 to 12 Volt & Neg ground

You really should convert the starter to 12Volts or buy the gear reduction starter (mini starter). Before I converted mine to 12Volts, the 6Volt starter broke a barrel drive.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-13-2021, 01:33 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,039
Posted By Herb Concord Ca
Re: More kudos for Randy Gross' brake drums

Marshall, it's good to see back posting. You a great story teller. I remember your "dance card" story on your move back to Iowa!!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-02-2021, 06:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,249
Posted By Herb Concord Ca
Re: The Ace Mechanic Again

However get a firm date on completing the engine from him.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-02-2021, 06:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 738
Posted By Herb Concord Ca
Re: No Spark

with electronic ignitions, they are wired different than stock point systems, this is for both 12V and 6V. As your is 12V, the switch should connect directly to the battery, the other side connects...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-30-2021, 03:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 531
Posted By Herb Concord Ca
Re: Question about Head Marking

Police heads, has a capital B cast with the head about 1" tall. As to the -1, I don't know what that means. Maybe someone else will know. BTY a Police Head had a compression ratio of 5.2 to 1.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-29-2021, 12:27 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,430
Posted By Herb Concord Ca
Re: Opinions on tires wanted-

As to your original question, Goodyear vs Universal. There is no comparison, Goodyear wins! I barely got 20K on the Universals.
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