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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-30-2020, 08:49 AM
Replies: 4
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Posted By sphanna
Re: A/B engine build info./technuque Q

The Skokie company you mentioned is not Schwalms. It is AER (antique engine restoration). Schwalms is in
Strasberg, PA. Both companies do excellent work.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-28-2020, 06:51 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 698
Posted By sphanna
Re: Spark Plug Condition

clockwise leans mix.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-02-2020, 02:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 730
Posted By sphanna
Re: Cracked Wheels ???

To answer a few questions: I do not drive aggressively and I keep the lug nuts torqued to 50 #. I have mech brakes with "Flat Head Ted" and cast iron drums. The outer edge of the center part is in...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-02-2020, 08:36 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 730
Posted By sphanna
Cracked Wheels ???

I have two wheels that have cracks in them. One is more serious because it runs from the lug nut hole almost to the hub cap. the other has a barely visible crack around a lug nut hole. A friend...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-13-2020, 05:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 934
Posted By sphanna
Re: Toe in adjustment

nick c

Response to your post in #9. I do the stick pin method I think although I don't use a pin. I make an extremely small dot anywhere near the center of the tread with a pen or ,yes even...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-17-2019, 08:32 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 708
Posted By sphanna
Re: Oil usage/loss in cold weather

I had the same problem a few years ago. Luckily some fine fellow on the Ford Barn made me aware of the blockage from the filler tube. I caught the excessive oil consumption on a 50 mile trip in time...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-22-2019, 04:21 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,952
Posted By sphanna
Re: Cracked Block

Werner: I am very. sorry for the troubles and disappointments you are experiencing your car. You have been getting a lot of help here and I hope you get everything taken care of. You in post #17...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-01-2019, 04:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 607
Posted By sphanna
Re: shaking front end

I had a death wobble in my coupe. Could not stop it from occasionally happening until I replaced the rubber ball mentioned in post #6 with an original system. This affected the caster and the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-16-2019, 03:09 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 825
Posted By sphanna
Re: Fan Belt Squeak

ryanheacox. times 2 :-)
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-07-2019, 07:23 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,412
Posted By sphanna
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-19-2019, 03:30 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,471
Posted By sphanna
Re: changing to 5.50 Bias Ply = changing to 3.54 ratio

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Default Re: changing to 5.50 Bias Ply = changing to 3.54 ratio
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-02-2019, 11:52 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 473
Posted By sphanna
Re: 21,23,28 degrees timing question

40 Deluxe.

re:Question 1-- I reset the retard enough at TDC so that the desired Max advance with leaver full down, my timing light indicates the max advance on the pulley.

#2. I use Non...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-02-2019, 10:14 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 473
Posted By sphanna
21,23,28 degrees timing question

There was an excellent post by a well respected engine builder a while back that described the max timing for original and HC engines. 21* for 6;1, 23* for 5.5;1 and never above 28* for stock 4.2...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-01-2019, 06:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 697
Posted By sphanna
Re: Engine RPM per mls/h

Chuck Sea/Tac: Would you be willing to post a larger picture of your post #2 attachment? I am very interested in it. Unable to read the entire table.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-16-2019, 06:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 517
Posted By sphanna
Re: shaft play

Bratton's or Snyder's has the "fake" nuts you questioned. Bratton's # 12300 and Snyder's # A8501-MBM. Easy pump removal W/O removing radiator. I think all the venders also carry them.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-04-2019, 04:53 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,291
Posted By sphanna
Re: backfire.

Daren007 has correctly defined both events. Has always been a pet peeve of mine, because it confuses some when trying to understand a problem correctly. Back fire through the carb. after fire...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-27-2019, 05:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 403
Posted By sphanna
Re: What oil is recommended for the Mitchell Synchro gearbox

I had the same question. Called Mitchel because I have both the Mitchel OD and the Mitchel synchronized transmission. I was advised to use 85w140 gear oil in both the OD and Tranny. They emphasized...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-23-2019, 06:44 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,320
Posted By sphanna
Re: Distributer

You have gotten good advise here, but Bob C has identified your problem. You take the back lash out by turning the distributor clockwise, not counter clockwise.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-09-2019, 04:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 852
Posted By sphanna
Re: On-line Club membership

And what the cost, if any?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-09-2019, 04:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 705
Posted By sphanna
Re: 19 radial tire question

I have the 5.50 R tires and I think they are a better fit for the 19 in. wheels than the 5.00 R 19's. Close rolling distance as for my Firestone distance. Therefore The speed and odometer remain...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-21-2019, 05:22 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,526
Posted By sphanna
Re: New Guy

I would like to offer a suggestion: The 28/29 models have a couple of things to be aware of. First the 28/29 wheel rims are harder to find in good shape. Interior rust out is common. Second, I...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-21-2019, 05:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,029
Posted By sphanna
Re: Head light focus with out lens?

I agree Badpuppy: I focused while watching the crispness of the light spot. I went too far in one direction and too far in the other direction then balanced in the mid where I had a very nice crisp...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-19-2019, 08:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,029
Posted By sphanna
Re: Head light focus with out lens?

Jim, I'll try to post pix. It's near zero degrees and salted roads. Car on jacks now for winter storage prep. I may try with a card board about 8 ft ahead of the car. if I can figure how to fit...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-18-2019, 11:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,029
Posted By sphanna
Re: Head light focus with out lens?

Charlie Stephen ,. The bulbs were standard incadesent bulbs , not sealed beams
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-18-2019, 07:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,029
Posted By sphanna
Head light focus with out lens?

I thought if I focused my head lights without the lens to make the smallest and round spot that would be a good way to focus. I did this and with the lens replaced, I think I got a reasonably good...
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