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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-24-2021, 04:36 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,781
Posted By sphanna
Re: Snap-On Dwell Tach

I think the 31 dwell is for the original A. And the 42 is for the B cam which is what all the venders sell now.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-11-2021, 02:56 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,537
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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-10-2021, 04:38 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,537
Posted By sphanna
Re: Ignition switch question

psimet:I hope someone makes a wiring diagram for you. I would like to see that too.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-14-2021, 10:46 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 6,666
Posted By sphanna
Re: Max Speed of a Model A in Stock Form

Ok, I guess we all do stupid. I surely did. I have a 6:1 head and everything else was stock. Wanted to see what my 1930 fordor would do with a new engine. 3.78 gearing. on a rural pavement, level...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-20-2021, 08:25 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,218
Posted By sphanna
Re: Missed vital step

It doesn't. It is coolant.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-05-2020, 08:48 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,352
Posted By sphanna
Re: Marvel Carburetors

Jim Bullock. x3. vey satisfied with my marvel for him.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-08-2020, 09:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,347
Posted By sphanna
Re: windshield folds too far

Fundytides: I know exactly what you mean. I think perhaps my after market cap is too high. I just open the w/s until it is stopped by the cap..get plenty of air circulation. Or I remove cap & open...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-29-2020, 05:21 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,069
Posted By sphanna
Re: Slamming into first gear

Until you get this resolved as to the real problem, do as Jim Brierley suggests.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-29-2020, 05:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 819
Posted By sphanna
Re: Distributor gear

If you have the 2 piece distributor drive and you should, the shaft can only normally be installed correctly as it is mated to the drive shaft. but if you have a large amount of wear the upper shaft...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-27-2020, 02:31 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,779
Posted By sphanna
Re: point gap ??

Chris W is correct.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-26-2020, 03:33 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,779
Posted By sphanna
Re: point gap ??

Another way to get the same results is to use the heel of the cam where points just touch closed. Now use the point adjusting screw to open the points by first turning by 180 degrees and then...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-23-2020, 08:23 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,310
Posted By sphanna
Re: Spring........and electric blankets on the A

or use a light bulb of a sufficient wattage and cover the engine with any blanket . If you are worried about the bulb burning out while unattended, use 2 bulbs.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-18-2020, 05:42 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,295
Posted By sphanna
Re: Changed my steering column mount today!

I was able to find only one steering column mount but it was 3/4 inch too short. There are both sizes made for the diff between 29 & 30 & 31. I made a nice spacer from a hardwood board and painted...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-18-2020, 05:19 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,779
Posted By sphanna
Re: point gap ??

Ideal = .019 thou. Most all set at .020 because it will soon be .019 because of point block wear. Set between .018 - .022 are spec parameters. If not within these, reset at .020
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-30-2020, 08:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,031
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: 2,708
Posted By sphanna
Re: Spark Plug Condition

clockwise leans mix.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-02-2020, 02:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,342
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: 1,342
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: 1,635
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: 1,176
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: 9,152
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: 1,147
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: 1,627
Posted By sphanna
Re: Fan Belt Squeak

ryanheacox. times 2 :-)
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-07-2019, 07:23 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,098
Posted By sphanna
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-19-2019, 03:30 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,878
Posted By sphanna
Re: changing to 5.50 Bias Ply = changing to 3.54 ratio

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