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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 04:40 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 428
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Hard turning with new pistons

I'd recommend measuring the crank [ each surface in 4 places] to make sure its round.

The rod clearance should be checked before installing the pistons or at least before sticking them in the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 02:07 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 757
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Dual Condensers?

Yep, as said, those electrons are quick little buggers. They don't much care. :D
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 02:05 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 428
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Hard turning with new pistons

Measure twice, fit once.

Remember the similar Measure twice, cut once. Heck I can cut something 3 times and its still too short.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 01:59 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 588
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Purpose of dual points?

Someone here actually measured it once and posted it, but, I don't remember what it was. I've never checked it or set Model A points by it. Most other more modern distributors I set the points by...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 01:06 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 428
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Hard turning with new pistons

You added more shims to the crank bearings when the pistons were installed and the engine turned hard ?

The crank bearings shouldn't have more than .002" as far as I'm concerned. I've seen to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 06:32 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 588
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Purpose of dual points?

Any dual point system I've worked on had the 2 sets of points set about 10 apart/overlap which increased dwell which then increased coil saturation time.
Now this was for older 6 and 8 cylinder...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 06:25 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 455
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Ignition timing question

Base timing should be [ or about] at TDC [ 0 ]. Full advance timing is 40 as designed by Ford.

I'm in agreement that these monsters don't need 40, but, thats what that left lever is for.

Now...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 06:17 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 373
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: B Distributor Initial Timing

I would not recommend setting base timing more than 12. Any more than that and the engine could kick back while starting.

A distributor advance putting out 12 equals 24 at the crank. So 36...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-19-2020, 04:55 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 455
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Ignition timing question

That was the reason for my question. He mentioned timing light and not test light. Two different animals, as we know. It seems many folks here try to use timing lights, so I thought that is what he...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-19-2020, 03:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 455
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Ignition timing question

Timing light ?

It would depend on the type of timing light or if you have a timing strip and pointer set up somewhere.

But, timing should be 0 to close to 40.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-19-2020, 06:03 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 350
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Roadster Deluxe or Standard ?

Yep, windshield height , STD is 15", DLX is 13"
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-19-2020, 01:47 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 588
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Purpose of dual points?

Its all about increased dwell and coil saturation.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-18-2020, 05:53 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 757
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Dual Condensers?

You should be able to use the same condenser on 6v or 12v. The points shouldn't get more than 8v regardless of battery voltage.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-18-2020, 05:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 549
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: About oils

Rotella 15-40 in the A and some other stuff.

Mobil 1 5-20 in the everyday vehicles.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-18-2020, 10:27 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,182
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Wisdom of Stopping Engine by Choking It Out

I don't have much of an issue with shutting down by choking, but, I have to ask why.

That doesn't make sense to me. On a cold start the choke is pulled anyway, so why pull it twice. To shut the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-18-2020, 10:19 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 606
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: 600w vs 90w

600W is anywhere from 150-250 weight.

When young we used 140 in everything. It'll get below zero here at times and that oil seems to work fine. For really cold weather I would think 90 would work...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-18-2020, 10:14 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 757
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Dual Condensers?

.22-.27 microfarads is capacity for auto use.


The points really don't care where the condenser is as long as its installed correctly. As quick as those little electrons are the distance between...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-16-2020, 07:15 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 695
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Radius ball cap

The washer is a good temporary fix until the ball can be fixed. Its size is 1.5".

The rubber sleeve was used by Ford after the A. I think it started in '32 but not quite sure of the year.

The...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-14-2020, 06:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 422
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Bearing adjustments

Yep, those dippers pick up a lot of lube and make a lot of pressure .
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-14-2020, 04:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 251
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: speed error

These speedos are notorious for being off. The problem can be the speedo, drive gears, for the rear end ratio.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-14-2020, 04:02 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 695
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Radius ball cap

That ball should be oily/greasy. Is it an original type or the rubber sleeve style ?
There is a 'shim' that the vendors sell, but, another old way is too install large washer under the ball.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-14-2020, 03:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 350
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Lack of power/rpm

I'm not sure what you are expecting. Model As are in no hurry to do anything.

The compression numbers are Ok and if the engine idles and runs smooth it should be ok.

If there is a real problem...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-14-2020, 03:52 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 523
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Engine quit running help

Hmmm, another one of life's little wonderments.

My thought was a frozen distributor shaft, but, apparently its OK. It'll probably keep right on agoin'.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-14-2020, 11:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 422
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Bearing adjustments

My engine was last done in 1961. I checked/adjusted the bearings about 10 years ago. The rods were fine [ .0015"]. Front main good [ .0017]. The center and rear main needed some snugging up to get...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-13-2020, 04:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 348
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Four-Ways Work, Turn Signals Don't !!!

Good. Glad you figured it out. Your problem didn't make sense until now.


The indicator bulb is/should be 12v. It should still work but very dimly. Some of the Signal Stat units are full of...
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