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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 01:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 410
Posted By Jim/GA
Re: Model A hot water heater installation

I see.

Is the thermostat in the upper hose up by the radiator neck? On the radiator side of where you are taking the hot water out for the heater?

My S/W Town Sedan was driven by the previous...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-18-2020, 08:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 410
Posted By Jim/GA
Re: Model A hot water heater installation

Interesting. Can you still adjust the GAV?

Are you using a thermostat?

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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-17-2020, 11:17 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 635
Posted By Jim/GA
Re: spark Advance

In general, yes.

There are other factors that will also influence combustion chamber temperature, such as fuel/air mixture, compression ratio.

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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-16-2020, 09:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 576
Posted By Jim/GA
Re: Groaning Brakes

^^^^
This!

I hear drum brakes groan pretty often, especially if there is any rust inside the drum. Greasing the bearings is a good idea. And make sure that all of the brake mechanism, springs,...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-15-2020, 08:05 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 780
Posted By Jim/GA
Re: Taillight bulbs

Yes, one of my cars was done like this before I bought it. I like that the brake lights stay lit up when I step on the brake and a separate light flashes when the turn signal is on.

It's all about...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-15-2020, 04:58 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 780
Posted By Jim/GA
Re: Taillight bulbs

You can convert the stock Model A stop lights to turn signals without having to convert to dual-filament bulbs.

Of course you need 2 tail lights on the car.

It is fairly regularly done.

For...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-14-2020, 07:51 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 574
Posted By Jim/GA
Re: Drain valve question

If you go to a coffee shop, like Starbucks, you can get some small wooden stir sticks. I keep a stack of them on my bench (in a coffee mug) for all kinds of uses.

Use a wooden stir stick as a dip...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-13-2020, 06:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 940
Posted By Jim/GA
Re: Rattling noise while driving

Does it look like the clutch that came apart was one of the clutch disks with the ring of small springs between the center hub and the rest of the clutch disc? Kind of like this:
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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-13-2020, 06:28 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 574
Posted By Jim/GA
Re: Drain valve question

Yes, we are! Just a short drive over Blood Mountain!

Come see me some time! Lunch a Jim's Smokin' Q in Blairsville, maybe?

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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-13-2020, 04:04 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 574
Posted By Jim/GA
Re: Drain valve question

I think this is a brilliant idea, Dean, just to see what you see. Please be sure to report back with some photos after you play with it a while.

At high RPM, if there is any restriction in the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-12-2020, 07:54 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 542
Posted By Jim/GA
Re: Rusty Coolant

If you want to run straight water, you need to add a bottle or two of "Anti-Rust & Water Pump Lubricant". This stuff is getting harder to find because everyone runs antifreeze in modern cars now....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-11-2020, 08:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 566
Posted By Jim/GA
Re: Headlight Focus Procedure

The January, 1928, Ford Service Bulletins have the procedure for the first type of headlights that Ford used, the ones with the vertical fluted lenses. Most guys don't use these lights and lenses on...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-09-2020, 08:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 781
Posted By Jim/GA
Re: ModelA Times

Remind me not to "loan" Carl any of my spare parts.

:D :D :D

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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-09-2020, 05:33 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 849
Posted By Jim/GA
Re: Greetings all - I'm a new owner

Welcome to a really fun hobby!

You will find lots of help here. Plus try to search the site, but good luck... the search is not that great. So just ask.

Please add a location (approximate) to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-09-2020, 07:46 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 534
Posted By Jim/GA
Re: Convert to 12 Volt ?

No strong reason to convert in your case. Search the Barn for previous discussions.

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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-04-2020, 04:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 453
Posted By Jim/GA
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-04-2020, 12:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 696
Posted By Jim/GA
Re: Modification to idle circuit in Zenith A and B carburetors

I don't know gas proof vs. gas resistant. I know it's hard to clean it off of my tools when it gets on them. I have to use spray brake cleaner solvent on a rag.

To quote a TV commercial for hot...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-04-2020, 09:31 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 696
Posted By Jim/GA
Re: Modification to idle circuit in Zenith A and B carburetors

I use Hylomar AF. The original Hylomar Blue would work.

This jet sealing surface is not submerged in gasoline all the time.

Bob, the sealing of a new jet is good. I like to use original jets...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-03-2020, 08:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 696
Posted By Jim/GA
Re: Modification to idle circuit in Zenith A and B carburetors

Instead of a gasket, I use a small bead of non-hardening gas-proof sealer on the jet where it contacts the cast iron body to ensure a good seal.

The idle jet has a tapered end that presses up...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-03-2020, 07:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 437
Posted By Jim/GA
Re: Is This Balsam Green?

Balsam Green and Valley Green. Various outdoor lighting conditions.

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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-03-2020, 12:26 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,696
Posted By Jim/GA
Re: Ignition timing question

35* is a bit much, but as the points cam follower wears, and the point gap closes, that 35* will go down.

BTW, Ford's May, 1928, Service bulletins says to gap the points 0.018"-0.022". Your 0.018"...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-03-2020, 06:00 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,696
Posted By Jim/GA
Re: Ignition timing question

He took the measurements with a flashing timing light with the engine running. So it had to have a body in place.

I like your stop with a set screw. Very good, simple solution. I will be making me...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-01-2020, 08:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 437
Posted By Jim/GA
Re: Is This Balsam Green?

John-
Go inside the car and look up at the space between the firewall and the gas tank. Take a rag, dampened in a cleaner, and wipe a spot down to get to the original paint. Get a good light on it....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-01-2020, 10:37 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,696
Posted By Jim/GA
Re: Ignition timing question

Look at his distributor body. Look at the slot where the upper plate arm swings back and forth as you advance/retard the spark lever. Compare it to another known good body. It is this slot that...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-30-2020, 02:38 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,696
Posted By Jim/GA
Re: Ignition timing question

Fred-
The stock Model A distributor spark lever is *supposed* provide a total of 40 crank degrees of timing change (20 degrees of rotor change). So if you are starting at 5* AFTER TDC at the top,...
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