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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-29-2015, 04:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 760
Posted By howie123
Turn signal problem

Last spring I installed a NOS DoRay FlashAll 999 turn signal unit on my Model A speedster. Unit was new in the box with instructions. Flasher was included, TungSol 535. All worked well most of the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-13-2014, 07:04 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 8,230
Posted By howie123
Re: Running very rich

I have been working on a similar problem. At 25-30 mph the engine would start to spit out the tailpipe and the plugs were always coated with black soot. Since it started after I installed a fuel...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-07-2014, 07:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,080
Posted By howie123
Ignition question

I am in the process of troubleshooting my ignition system due to a running rich condition. After setting the point gap and timing I check for spark when opening the points. I do get a spark at the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-01-2014, 06:54 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,250
Posted By howie123
Re: Who sells sealed beam conversion rings

I don't know if anyone sells parts to convert to sealed beams. I bought a set that had been converted using parts from other old cars. They work fine. They do have more of a bugeye look. They do...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-15-2014, 04:11 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,879
Posted By howie123
Re: Need help with persistent problem.

Thanks for all the suggestions. I will just make a systematic list and start checking things out. I will report back if I figure it out. It may not be real soon as car show season is just...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-14-2014, 08:45 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,879
Posted By howie123
Re: Need help with persistent problem.

No air cleaner so that's out. I'm using the Marvel carburetor so it only has the one removable jet. I've thought about the valves but just turning the engine by hand feels like good compression on...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-14-2014, 04:21 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,879
Posted By howie123
Re: Need help with persistent problem.

I just tried dialing down the regulator. It didn't seem to make any difference in how the car runs, still spitting when I get up to about 30mph. I still don't understand how the pump can cause...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-13-2014, 08:35 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,879
Posted By howie123
Re: Need help with persistent problem.

Thanks for the suggestions. How much fuel pressure is too much? I installed a pressure gauge temporarily and it showed 1psi. With the engine off and the fuel pump on there is no leakage from the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-12-2014, 07:07 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,879
Posted By howie123
Re: Need help with persistent problem.

Yes, distributor is all stock. Howie.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-12-2014, 06:23 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,879
Posted By howie123
Re: Need help with persistent problem.

The main jet is what was in the carburetor. I start the engine with GAV one turn open and dial it down. At 1/4 turn open it loses power so I have been leaving it about 1/2 turn open. Howie
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-12-2014, 05:11 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,879
Posted By howie123
Need help with persistent problem.

When driving my Model A speedster it starts easily and runs well. At about 30 mph I start to get a spitting or light popping noise from the exhaust. It blows black soot out the tailpipe and the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-12-2014, 11:00 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,430
Posted By howie123
Re: Electric fuel pump question

Vanspeed, I have the same fuel pump on my Model A speedster. I remember having the same question after reading the instructions. I even contacted the manufacturer with no response. Bottom line,...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-11-2014, 01:20 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 6,575
Posted By howie123
Re: Marvel-Schebler Carburetor Hex vs. Slotted GAV

I just tried out the Marvel carburetor for the first time. I made my own gaskets to fit the GAV needle. I made a thicker washer to hold it in place. It did leak a bit so I added a second gasket...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-19-2014, 07:59 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 6,575
Posted By howie123
Re: Marvel-Schebler Carburetor Hex vs. Slotted GAV

This is all good information. I have just installed a Marvel carburetor on my speedster and will be trying it out soon. While cleaning the carb I found a dried out fibrous gasket/packing at the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-09-2014, 07:46 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,325
Posted By howie123
Re: Marvel carburetor

Thanks for the information. I have the carburetor installed, just need to connect the fuel line. I will probably try it without the spring first and go from there. I will post an update when I get...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-05-2014, 10:25 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,325
Posted By howie123
Marvel carburetor

I am planning to try a Marvel carburetor on my speedster this spring. I made one carburetor out of two. I have a question about the GAV. One of the carburetors had a stiff spring, a brass washer...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-12-2014, 07:55 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 9,321
Posted By howie123
Re: Some toppers and/or radiator tags

I found this in my Dad's garage after he passed away. It was his vehicle ID when he was in the Army. Not sure if it's WWII or Korea vintage. He was in both. Sentimental value. HE would have...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-20-2013, 07:23 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 53,442
Posted By howie123
Re: Speedster Kit

The deck for the Rootleib kit is made of 2 layers of 3/4 inch plywood. The top layer is one large piece, the bottom layer is smaller pieces placed for reinforcement. I am not sure of the sheet...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-16-2013, 07:56 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 53,442
Posted By howie123
Re: Speedster Kit

The Ford logo was hand painted by the pinstriper. He did a beautiful job. I kept the choke and starter rods as close to original angle as I could determine. They run through the firewall with...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-15-2013, 07:25 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 53,442
Posted By howie123
Re: Speedster Kit

Q Golden, Thanks for the comments. I am attaching a few more pictures. Howie.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-13-2013, 08:12 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 53,442
Posted By howie123
Re: Speedster Kit

The color is called Cactus green. It was a Ford pick-up color from the 70's. The fenders and splash aprons are black. Hood, fenders and trunk are pinstriped in red to match the wheels. Ford...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-10-2013, 09:34 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 53,442
Posted By howie123
Re: Speedster Kit

I built a speedster using the kit from Rootlieb which I bought through Bratton's. I have had it on the road for three years. My wife and I have a great time with it. It is a crowd pleaser. Not...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-04-2013, 07:49 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,000
Posted By howie123
Re: Sealed beams for model a.

I bought a set of headlights which had been converted to sealed beam. The old guy who did it used parts from other old cars. I was able to find 6 volt sealed beam bulbs on line at a reasonable...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-01-2013, 04:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,298
Posted By howie123
Re: Persistent carburetor problem

Thanks Pat for addressing my true symptoms. I plan to install a fuel pressure gauge and will also try a different carburetor. I am committed to the fuel pump since I can't make it up much of a hill...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-29-2013, 08:20 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,298
Posted By howie123
Re: Persistent carburetor problem

No I don't. I plan to order a pressure gauge for the regulator over the winter. The car will be going into storage very soon so I am planning my winter projects. I would still like to know why the...
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