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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-30-2022, 07:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 362
Posted By Ian in Mississauga
Re: Oil Filler

When I had that problem I tinned the tube with soft solder (tin and lead).
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-13-2022, 08:32 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 862
Posted By Ian in Mississauga
Re: Model B Engine timing advice in Model A

I had the same problem a few years ago and Fordbarn came to rescue. Time it the usual way with the timing pin only set the spark level half way down not full retard.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-23-2022, 07:19 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,753
Posted By Ian in Mississauga
Re: condenser fiber washer

The screw that goes into the condenser may be too long if you leave out the washer.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-16-2022, 02:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 554
Posted By Ian in Mississauga
Marvel schebler carb (aka Allstate)

How do you attach the choke driver on this carb?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-14-2021, 01:53 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,334
Posted By Ian in Mississauga
Re: Consensus of opinion

The p.o. of my car installed a generator from a late model flat head. The voltage regulator is mounted on the firewall. Iíve had over 40 years of trouble free driving. I have never seen this set up...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-17-2021, 07:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,201
Posted By Ian in Mississauga
Re: Radiator shell bronze emblem ID.

That bronze rad emblem is correct for Ford of Canada cars for 1930 only. Iíve seen lots including on winners in fine point judging
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-30-2021, 10:06 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 439
Posted By Ian in Mississauga
Coil test, how long?

I read about a coil test that involves getting a bright blue spark from the secondary wire, then leaving the key on and points closed and doing it again. How long do I wait between the two...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-21-2021, 07:32 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,841
Posted By Ian in Mississauga
Re: Boat Anchor

What speed are you shifting at? I get the same result as you if I shift under 20mph.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-04-2021, 06:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,165
Posted By Ian in Mississauga
Re: Distributor dilemma

The folks who offered suggestions to my dilemma deserve to know the outcome. Yesterday I read the thread “ no spark” and there it was. Would you believe I left the rotor out?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-28-2021, 07:02 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,165
Posted By Ian in Mississauga
Distributor dilemma

Spring is here and I went to start the car. I always clean the points to begin with. Next I shorted the points with a screw driver and got a bright blue 1/2Ē spark from the high voltage wire. Put...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-30-2020, 08:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 767
Posted By Ian in Mississauga
Re: 1939-55 Ford 6 Volt Voltage regulator on Modlel A

My car came with a voltage regulator when I bought it over 40 years ago. I wouldn’t dream of changing it.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-14-2020, 05:24 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,819
Posted By Ian in Mississauga
Re: headlight current tied to ignition switch?

Bruce, I never even thought of that, but I can safely say no diode, no problem. I just leave the dash light on and it only comes on when I put the lights on.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-13-2020, 09:35 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,819
Posted By Ian in Mississauga
Re: headlight current tied to ignition switch?

I hooked up my dash light to the wire going to the tail light. Now if the parking lights or headlights are still on when I turn the key off I got a visual reminder. No goofs since I did this.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-12-2020, 12:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,477
Posted By Ian in Mississauga
Silica gel desiccant

A friend saves these packages and puts them in the screen in his model a gas tank over the winter. I did a google search and found that kitty litter is the same chemical. I would appreciate any...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-30-2020, 01:36 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 909
Posted By Ian in Mississauga
Gas damage on rubber

I accidentally got gasoline on my running board and didnít notice until the next day. The rubber is now blistered or wavy. Can the damage be repaired? Itís not where it will be stepped on.
Thanks,...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-28-2020, 08:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,469
Posted By Ian in Mississauga
Re: Very dirty filter bowl

Werner, when I had a similar problem I installed a dirty leg. When the rust clears up I will install the correct valve and pencil filter. If you are not sure what Iím talking about, do a google...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-05-2020, 04:38 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 6,987
Posted By Ian in Mississauga
spark plug caps

Hi all, I was just looking at a Restoration Supply Co. catalog and noticed something called ďspark plug capsĒ. I must admit I like the look of 3X and other vintage brass capped spark plugs. Anybody...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-06-2019, 06:21 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,907
Posted By Ian in Mississauga
Re: Speaking of shocks . .

Donít forget about rebuilt originals. I bought a set from John Holland of Valley City Ohio and so far so good.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-02-2019, 04:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,642
Posted By Ian in Mississauga
Re: Clutch shudder and horseshoe shims

To clarify, when the clutch pedal is pushed down 1/4", the throw out bearing begins to touch at least one of the fingers on the pressure plate. The clutch pedal can easily be pressed down one inch...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-02-2019, 03:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,642
Posted By Ian in Mississauga
Clutch shudder and horseshoe shims

I recently replaced my clutch when I could no longer shift without grinding the gears. I assumed my problem was a spring slipping out of place on the clutch disk. What I found was a broken rivet. I...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-08-2019, 08:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,371
Posted By Ian in Mississauga
Transmission tower spring removal

Hello barners, a friend has loaned me a tool to remove the shifter spring. This is the one all the vendors sell and Les Andrew describes. Can it be used with the forks in place ?Iím only familiar...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-15-2019, 11:40 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 800
Posted By Ian in Mississauga
Flywheel housing to block bolt torque

I keep striking out with this specification, my searches keep giving me the flywheel to crankshaft spec instead. Any advice?
Thanks Ian
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-28-2019, 08:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,550
Posted By Ian in Mississauga
Window glass

Hi all, my local club had a vehicle inspection day today and we were unsure how to distinguish between tempered glass and plate glass. Laminated glass was no problem of course. Any suggestions?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-04-2019, 02:47 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,510
Posted By Ian in Mississauga
Re: Installed battery cutoff switch today.

A choke cable or maybe a bicycle hand brake cable will allow you to turn off power from inside the car. See the thread started by Doug Nichols on mar. 21 2018.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-25-2018, 11:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,058
Posted By Ian in Mississauga
Re: wheel size

Merry Christmas all. I should point out that pick-ups did not change all at once to the new style in 1930. I almost bought a 1930 open cab pick-up that still had the 1928/29 body style but then again...
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