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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 08:47 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 225
Posted By wmws
Re: Brake linings

Yes I did mine with a file. Or sand paper will work. A hand held grinder might be a little aggressive.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 08:10 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 225
Posted By wmws
Re: Brake linings

Do as updraught said. Use a feeler gauge and see if you can slip it in anywhere. If you can file or sand down the high spots until the feeler gauge won't go in any more. Not rocket science. Easy to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 03:57 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 428
Posted By wmws
Re: 2 degree advance crank gear for model A

Post 9. Why not do that with the cam gear? Tell us M2M why use the crank gear to advance the timing?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 03:17 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 428
Posted By wmws
Re: 2 degree advance crank gear for model A

Can someone explain what an advanced crank gear is for.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-30-2020, 02:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 260
Posted By wmws
Re: Water Pump Removal

Cutting the water pump in half sounds rather drastic to me. It is a simple enough job to take the radiator off or maybe even just lean it forward to do the job.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-30-2020, 02:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 208
Posted By wmws
Re: Carburetor Problem Question

The motor should not quit with the gav turned all the way in. It will just run a little leaner.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-30-2020, 07:57 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 674
Posted By wmws
Re: Tool Box fininshed and mounted!

Looks real nice Jim. Is that a Ford sticker or hand lettered.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-29-2020, 02:06 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 675
Posted By wmws
Re: Spark Plug Condition

I have a little sand blaster like that. It works well but be sure to air blast out any residual sand so it doesn't get in the engine. I would not use a wire wheel on a spark plug. Little bits of...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-29-2020, 10:01 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 806
Posted By wmws
Re: Distributor advance problem

Set points at 20 thousands and see if that helps. 18-22 is the spec.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-28-2020, 04:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 557
Posted By wmws
Re: Surging at idle with spark where it should be

The distributor housing is supposed to be grounded. However if you also have a lot of moisture inside the distributor that could cause a grounding or short condition. Try drying out the inside real...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-28-2020, 02:56 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 806
Posted By wmws
Re: Distributor advance problem

If the upper plate is moving and the points are attached to that plate you should hear a difference in the sound when you retard the spark. I agree something is not right.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-28-2020, 09:58 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,113
Posted By wmws
Re: Is My Cam Going Flat?

To be sure you are on the heal I rotate the engine so the valve I am checking is fully open. Then rotate the crankshaft 360 degrees. That will rotate the cam 180 degrees and you will be sure you are...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-24-2020, 04:13 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 878
Posted By wmws
Re: Car Stopped Running

I would start by actually testing the fuse not just looking at it. Also check the fuse holder. Start there with you multimeter or test light and trace from there until you run out of juice.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-24-2020, 12:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 457
Posted By wmws
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-12-2020, 09:19 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 738
Posted By wmws
Re: New clutch: Judder from hell

Start with adjusting the pressure plate fingers. That would be the easiest and is probably your problem.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-11-2020, 03:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 444
Posted By wmws
Re: Tudor seat pivot pin

My pivot pins have holes and cotter pins. They sure look original to me but I'm no expert. If the originals had no holes how are they kept in place?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-11-2020, 02:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,030
Posted By wmws
Re: I'm at wits END Help

Maybe leave the castle nuts loose until you get the shackles in place.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-11-2020, 07:50 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 17,752
Posted By wmws
Re: The Terry Burtz 5 main bearing engine blocks are back on track.

How is the Corona virus going to effect your production.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-11-2020, 07:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 496
Posted By wmws
Re: Setting adjustable tappets

I just take all the plugs out so the engine is easy to turn. Then get the valve all the way open Then make exactly one revolution of the crank which is 1/2 revolution of the cam so I know the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-10-2020, 03:08 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 835
Posted By wmws
Re: Using Parking Lights For Signal Lights

I had turn signals wired into the parking light bulb in the head lite. That worked fine until I went to LED bulbs so I can run with my head lites on in the daytime. Now you can't see them with the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-10-2020, 10:38 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,403
Posted By wmws
Re: Shortened Pitman Arm

I should have said physics tells me that with a shorter arm turning the steering wheel will be easier but you will have to turn the steering wheel more to get the same result.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-10-2020, 10:31 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,403
Posted By wmws
Re: Shortened Pitman Arm

Ryan. On second thought I think you are right. I said it backwards. Sorry for my old brain fart.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-10-2020, 10:24 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,403
Posted By wmws
Re: Shortened Pitman Arm

Ryan I see your point about lifting a weight easier with a shorter arm but your not lifting a weight. You are using a fulcrum. Think crow bar. The longer the crow bar the less effort will be needed...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-10-2020, 09:58 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,403
Posted By wmws
Re: Shortened Pitman Arm

Physics tells me that the effort to turn the wheel will be greater with the shorter pitman arm but you would turn the steering wheel less to have the same effect on the wheels.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-09-2020, 03:59 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 953
Posted By wmws
Re: Cam Gear

Ever since I installed the engine there has been a LOUD KNOCKING when I take my foot off gas pedal to slow down, that is when I hear a loud knocking

You would never get knocking from too much...
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