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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-26-2020, 07:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 725
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Is My Cam Going Flat?

I guess I don't understand. How are you setting the lash ? It should be set on the heel. Is this something just noticed or has this recently changed ? Are you having a tight guide issue ?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-23-2020, 05:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 298
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Ammeter needle movements

The ammeter may or may not 'wiggle' while cranking depending on how the terminal box is wired, there was a change during production [ forget what year].

The ammeter should not register when...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-22-2020, 03:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 410
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Two tooth stearing box

I would suggest a good repair manual as well as the Service Bulletins.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-21-2020, 07:54 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 481
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Very slow/no cranking

Since you say the engine turns over freely/easily then I too think there is either a battery/ starter/ connection or cable issue.
If your jumper battery and cables are good and heavy enough then I'd...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-21-2020, 07:49 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 761
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: 6v charging issue

I like the disconnect where you can just reach down and get to it easily.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-20-2020, 03:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 522
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: tie rod

Do the tie-rods need to be removed/fixed ?
The 'death wobble' is caused by something loose, anything from steering box adjustment thru to the wheel bearings and everything in between. Check to make...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-19-2020, 06:56 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 761
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: 6v charging issue

My question about charge rate [ vehicle] was not answered.
An alternator has a parasitic draw, so, letting the car sit all winter without charging the battery or disconnecting it will drain the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-18-2020, 06:20 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 761
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: 6v charging issue

At 6 amps it'll take awhile to charge.

I didn't think to ask what your vehicles charge rate is and whether it has a generator or alternator. If a stock generator then the charge rate is adjustable...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-18-2020, 04:32 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 761
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: 6v charging issue

What charging rate [charger] are you using ? Try a slow charge over night. Make sure the cells are covered as mentioned. Did you remove/ clean and reinstall the cables ? You should also hydrometer...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-18-2020, 04:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 361
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: 12 volt ignition coil

Seems to me I recommended a 1.5 ohm coil preferably epoxy filled, but, that is not what was asked. So he can either change the coil which he doesn't appear to want to do or he can check voltage to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-17-2020, 01:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 361
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: 12 volt ignition coil

Lots of experience.
It depends on the resistance, 3 ohm is fine. 1.5 ohm is not.
Install the coil, turn it on with points open, measure voltage. Anything over 8 volts will burn the points quickly....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-17-2020, 08:23 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 451
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Which wire is positive/negative for ignition coil?

I would doubt it. It is a possibility, but not likely. I would think something else may be the problem.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-17-2020, 08:21 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 451
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Which wire is positive/negative for ignition coil?

The polarity tester like 1930 coupe showed is a good thing.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-17-2020, 08:19 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 303
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Steering Box

The 2 tooth box also has 4 adjustments that can be made, but, need to be made in order. That can be found in the Service Bulletins.
That grease fitting is common, but, the box should have heavy oil...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-16-2020, 07:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 451
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Which wire is positive/negative for ignition coil?

It depends on the battery ground. The ignition system is grounded thru the points so the wire to the distributor is wired the same as the battery ground.

Yes, the car will run fine [ usually]...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-14-2020, 06:37 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,635
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Flywheel Housing Alignment

I'm pretty patient, but, maybe not as patient as you. Plus you've done a whole lot more than I have. I don't think I've tried your method, I've just muddled thru. I'm also doing them in the car. I...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-13-2020, 07:26 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,635
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Flywheel Housing Alignment

I've milled them and then have even hand filed once installed. Its a long process. Mine was the worst [ .032"] and could only get to .008", but its fine.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-12-2020, 06:33 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 720
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: New clutch: Judder from hell

The V8 clutch and the 'A' aren't the same.
There are several things that can cause the 'judder' ranging from warped flywheel and mis-adjusted pressure plate fingers and mis-aligned...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-11-2020, 08:22 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 934
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Cam Gear

AH OH, the timing marks don't line up ! :D

They look very nice.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-11-2020, 08:19 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 815
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Using Parking Lights For Signal Lights

I added them to the motorbikes. They flash 3 times before going on steady and they get your attention. I should know whether they are legal here or not, but, I don't. So far, I like them.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-10-2020, 04:15 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 815
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Using Parking Lights For Signal Lights

I like the park lites as turns. I'm not sure what CP they are, its been too long.
I also use the cowl too.
They are both incandescent.

The rears are LED and once installed couldn't find any...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-09-2020, 03:52 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 934
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Cam Gear

Oops, yup, you're right.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-09-2020, 10:18 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 934
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Cam Gear

How much lash is there ? That may help determine the size. Anything over about .009" will make noise/rattle.

Like the others said, there are many variables involved.

I think .003" is a good...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-08-2020, 01:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 536
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: brake life

Don't know how to answer that except to say it depends. Driving style, material, and how they were installed all factors.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-08-2020, 01:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 511
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Excessive right front tire wear?

If I get the old 'benders' out [ use to bend quite a few axles, especially Ford I-beams] I prefer to set most old cars like our As to,
Toe-in, 1/32 - 1/16"
camber, 1/4-1/2 left 1/2 right...
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