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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 04:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 191
Posted By Jacksonlll
Re: 1931 Ford Tudor quit running suddenly-no juice

Keep in mind that the gen was removed to do the timing gear. May be something there.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-16-2017, 09:46 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 649
Posted By Jacksonlll
Re: Search for "oil" brings no hits?!

Use anything you want, but change it every 500 mi, unless on a long trip. Just keep clean oil in there and the engine will be happy.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-15-2017, 01:40 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 968
Posted By Jacksonlll
Re: Newbie pulled the trigger! '31 Vicky now in my driveway!

You got the most interesting car out there. More history and fun with the A than any other car. Very unique. You will have a ball.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-13-2017, 08:19 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 793
Posted By Jacksonlll
Re: Storage compartments

Search YouTube for:
Model A low cost tool box.

It shows the one I built and it works great.
I tried to copy the link for you, but my I pad won't do it.

Here is the link:...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-08-2017, 06:54 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 584
Posted By Jacksonlll
Re: Manifold heater

The piece of aluminum works great. Mine is just a piece from a coke can.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-07-2017, 01:11 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 906
Posted By Jacksonlll
Re: Anyone ever succeeded?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dQFj2d1_D_o
Here is a very short video of my friend starting his.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-07-2017, 01:03 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 908
Posted By Jacksonlll
Re: engine missing ---thoughts needed

Condensers don't go bad very often, but you might hook one up externally to see if that helps. Just connect it between the point arm and ground. This can be points side of the coil.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-07-2017, 06:26 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,196
Posted By Jacksonlll
Re: Need advice before buying

Check out this video. It may help.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8xkAZil2b78
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-06-2017, 03:32 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,504
Posted By Jacksonlll
Re: things needed for the road

A simple test light to check your ignition.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-05-2017, 08:41 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,489
Posted By Jacksonlll
Re: 29 model a exhaust manifold glowing and carb vapor locking

An easy thing to check is the condenser. They don't often go bad, but take a different one and ground the body of it and connect the other end to the side of the coil that goes to the ignition key. ...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-03-2017, 03:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 389
Posted By Jacksonlll
Re: 1931 Model "A" starter pedal won't depress

Put the car in gear and push it. If the engine will not turn, your starter is jammed.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-31-2017, 06:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 777
Posted By Jacksonlll
Re: It was running ok when I parked it-------

Check your timing. Connect a test light between ground and the point arm, turn the key on, spark lever up, Light should be out. Pull spark lever down two clicks, the light should come on. If not,...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-30-2017, 08:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 300
Posted By Jacksonlll
Re: Rough Idle After Warmup

Also, make sure the flanges at the carb connection are flat and not leaking.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-28-2017, 09:00 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 687
Posted By Jacksonlll
Re: Newbie to the Model A

I sent you a private message.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-28-2017, 08:39 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 777
Posted By Jacksonlll
Re: It was running ok when I parked it-------

Look at your plugs. If black and fuzzy,, clean them. Easy to do.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-27-2017, 04:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,144
Posted By Jacksonlll
Re: Just playing with my new toy

I hope you greased the rear brake lever bushings. Very high wear area and heavily loaded every time you push on the brake pedal. Located between the radius arm fingers. Easy to miss. Big job to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-26-2017, 08:08 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 583
Posted By Jacksonlll
Re: Electrical gremlins

Make sure that cable from pos post to the switch is not grounded, or even close. Must be insulated.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-24-2017, 06:38 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,294
Posted By Jacksonlll
Re: Got it running good but..........

Getting the throttle arm to stay put is tough. Stay with it.
Make sure the brakes are not dragging.
Not too wide on that point gap. 0.017 is plenty.
Your points will float if the spring is weak...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-23-2017, 05:23 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 771
Posted By Jacksonlll
Re: Shifting, or rather not

Unless you just got the car, I bet your box is dry. You have to check it at least twice a yr.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-23-2017, 12:33 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 483
Posted By Jacksonlll
Re: Timing gear torque.

New question. I saw on a video where the guy put a big washer on before he put the nut on. Is this right? Snyder's does not offer one. Help.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-22-2017, 04:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 419
Posted By Jacksonlll
Re: Car quits

Your higher idle is covering up some extra air that is getting in somewhere.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-22-2017, 11:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 419
Posted By Jacksonlll
Re: Car quits

An air leak in the intake system could cause this. The manifold, it's gasket, or the joint between the carb and the manifold.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-21-2017, 08:08 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 648
Posted By Jacksonlll
Re: Hard brake pedal

As long as your brakes are not dragging, why do anything. You can screw up brakes if you keep playing with them.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-20-2017, 10:46 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 483
Posted By Jacksonlll
Re: Timing gear torque.

Same thing. The crank gear holds the fiber gear. No way to hold just the cam. It must be ok.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-20-2017, 10:21 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 483
Posted By Jacksonlll
Re: Timing gear torque.

Ok, I'll do it that way, but it means I load up those fibres gear teeth. They must be strong enough. Thanks
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