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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-17-2020, 08:15 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,275
Posted By Bill Goddard
Re: Pacemakers and Model A ignition systems

I am reactivating this old thread to bring this subject to the attention of the group. My post #1 explains the issue. I have since had more MRI's and the Medtronic unit has made it possible. Just...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-06-2020, 09:52 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,919
Posted By Bill Goddard
Re: TDC Finder

A lot of adieu about nothing. What's wrong with watching for the rotor to come to the #1 post on the distributor housing? when it gets close slow down and use the pin on the timing gear.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-06-2020, 09:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,340
Posted By Bill Goddard
Re: Car fails to acheave high speed

Dann, There is a hard stop---no screw adjustment--- on the throttle against the carb. The accelerator rod should allow the throttle to touch the stop. Check that the hand throttle does too. Bill G
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-03-2020, 07:38 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,431
Posted By Bill Goddard
Re: Starter Bendix bolt broken

Two things to talk about: 1---try a rare earth magnet, one about the size of a quarter, put it on the ring gear, turn it around with the crank and the bolt should be attached to it when it comes...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-02-2020, 01:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,340
Posted By Bill Goddard
Car fails to acheave high speed

A friend of mine recently complained that his new car (to him) was not able to go faster than 40 mph and was unable to climb grades very fast and barely made it to the top of steep grades. He changed...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-12-2020, 09:59 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,787
Posted By Bill Goddard
Re: Dead Pertronix Coil

After reading many posts on this forum in the past months I have learned that oil-filled coils should be mounted terminals up on an A. If they are tar or epoxy-filled they can be mounted either way....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-14-2020, 10:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 424
Posted By Bill Goddard
Re: Trouble changing fan belt

Again, it doesn't matter. The space is fixed between the crank pulley rim and engine mount flange as long as the mount is attached to the engine. And the starting crank does enter the bushing -- ...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-14-2020, 09:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 424
Posted By Bill Goddard
Trouble changing fan belt

I can not change my fan belt without removing the front engine mount screws from the engine and raising the engine about 1/16" to let the belt pass through the gap between the crank pulley rim and...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-10-2020, 05:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 592
Posted By Bill Goddard
Re: Shifting problem with all new gear box parts

Problem was shifting from 1st to 2nd across the middle and occasional lockup at intersections. Poeple don't like old cars that hols up traffic.
Looked at alignment of forks on the shifting shafts...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-09-2020, 11:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 592
Posted By Bill Goddard
Re: Shifting problem with all new gear box parts

Thanks Tom and Jack. I will look into the ball/slot fit. Bill G
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-08-2020, 07:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 592
Posted By Bill Goddard
Shifting problem with all new gear box parts

Some time ago Tom Endy posted that the repo shifting forks are questionable. I don't have ready access to old parts. Could someone tell me what is wrong with the repo parts so I can get them fixed? ...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-21-2020, 12:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 444
Posted By Bill Goddard
Re: engine RPM vs MPH

Thanks, Tom. Should have known you would have it
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-21-2020, 09:24 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 444
Posted By Bill Goddard
engine RPM vs MPH

Can someone refer me to an engine rpm vs mph chart? I saw one recently that showed all three gears but can't find it now. Thanks, Bill G
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-17-2020, 08:20 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 649
Posted By Bill Goddard
Re: Coil Resistance

Thanks for all the good replies.
I am currently using a 1.5 amp coil from Bratton's with a ceramic ballast wired in series in the red line passenger side -- negative ground.
Road test...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-15-2020, 07:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 649
Posted By Bill Goddard
Coil Resistance

I have a problem with coil resistance. I think I am doing everything right by using a 1.5-ohm coil with a 1.5-ohm ballast resistor and a 12volt coil.

When I run the car up to 45mph I get...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-25-2020, 06:24 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,310
Posted By Bill Goddard
Re: Poor quality transmission roller bearings

Has anyone had a problem with new Bratton's bearing causing growling noise when first installed? There have been 2 transmission rebuilds in my club in the last week that have serious growling noise...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-14-2020, 09:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,417
Posted By Bill Goddard
Re: oil leaking friom shift tower

I'm using an SAE 140 gear oil from an auto supply store. Supposed to be the same as 600W but maybe not. There is a little oil accumulating under gear housing and a small streak of oil running down...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-14-2020, 05:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 821
Posted By Bill Goddard
Re: Distributor Oiling

I use the tube of lube oil from A suppliers. Also, I have started to remove the dist housing from the head once a year and look for rust in the hole at the interface of the dist shafts. They cake up...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-13-2019, 03:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,492
Posted By Bill Goddard
Re: Modern Shocks any good?

Reducing the tire pressure might work but what would it tell me. I can't run with reduced press all time but would it indicate I need softer springs? I like the idea of removing the front springs too.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-13-2019, 12:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,492
Posted By Bill Goddard
Re: Modern Shocks any good?

I'm getting information from home here and one idea is to soften the springs. IF that is the solution what would you recommend -- taking out the top short spring or a longer inner spring leaf. Both...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-11-2019, 08:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,492
Posted By Bill Goddard
Modern Shocks any good?

I have modern hydraulic shocks from Bratton's and I think they are not tuned for my 4 door sedan. The ride is bouncy. That is while driving down a relatively smooth road there is a low amplitude...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-23-2019, 10:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,865
Posted By Bill Goddard
Re: Sticky starter switch plunger

One thing no one mentioned. I had a sticking problem too and I fixed it by bending the copper strip up against the plug giving it a heavy force to pull away from the starter stud. It has worked for...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-23-2019, 09:15 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,888
Posted By Bill Goddard
AvGas in the ford

Can you use 100 octane Avgas in a model A? Bill G
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-09-2019, 11:03 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,417
Posted By Bill Goddard
Re: oil leaking friom shift tower

The oil level is at the bottom of the fill hole. The little hole in the tower is open. The assembly of the shift stick to the tower is a naturally vented assembly. That is, the parts are not...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-08-2019, 09:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,417
Posted By Bill Goddard
oil leaking friom shift tower

I have 600w oil leaking from the little hole in my shift tower. As I recall when I assembled the tower 5 yrs ago the tower is vented under the silver half sphere which is pressed to the shifter. Why...
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