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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-14-2020, 07:28 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,005
Posted By Sparky
Re: Scammers are out in force

It works with Edge. Google just doesn't want to promote it.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-14-2020, 06:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 411
Posted By Sparky
Re: Lack of power/rpm

Is this a sudden problem, or has it always run badly?

I had similar symptoms appear suddenly a few weeks ago. After some investigating it wound up being a loose compensator jet in the carburetor....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-06-2020, 12:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 646
Posted By Sparky
Re: Ever have a distributor rotor wear out?

No, the little nub that fits in the slot of the cam was tight, so the timing was unaffected. It was actually running fine, I just noticed it while checking other things.

I got the new one from...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-05-2020, 10:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 646
Posted By Sparky
Ever have a distributor rotor wear out?

I was doing a routine check of my points a couple weeks back and I noticed the rotor was wobbling on the cam. It looked like the shallow molded ribs on the ID that made it fit snugly on the cam had...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-25-2020, 12:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 879
Posted By Sparky
Re: 12 volt conversion question

Do you mean to add a 12V regulator (or cutout) to the stock generator? Yes, it works fine.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-30-2020, 10:04 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 549
Posted By Sparky
Re: Dual updraft intake manifold install

I have the vortex with dual Zenith B carbs. In my experience synching was not a big deal, you just have to get the idle stops to match. I made no changes to the jet sizes.

My butt dyno says...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-26-2020, 04:30 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,319
Posted By Sparky
Re: 6 volt horn in 12 volt vehicle

Since the cost is low I would suggest getting a couple different values so you can fine tune the sound you want. For example you can get a 1/2, a 1, and a 2, and using them singly or in series you...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-22-2020, 01:30 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,319
Posted By Sparky
Re: 6 volt horn in 12 volt vehicle

I got good results from a 1-ohm, 100 watt wirewound resistor from eBay.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-12-2019, 09:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 801
Posted By Sparky
Re: Advertisements

I don't see ads on the PC but do get some when using the Tapatalk phone app.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-01-2019, 09:27 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 466
Posted By Sparky
Re: 6 Volt Bermuda Bell on 12 Volt Car

FYI, eBay is a good source for 100-watt power resistors. They are cheap enough that you can get a few different values and experiment. For example if you got a couple .5 ohm resistors you could hook...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-27-2019, 03:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 977
Posted By Sparky
Re: Still hangin in there

They makes sense. I didnít notice the gun!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-27-2019, 02:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 977
Posted By Sparky
Re: Still hangin in there

Whatís up with that odd motorcycle in the bed? It looks like it has solid steel wheels.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-31-2019, 10:47 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,631
Posted By Sparky
Re: Offenhauser Friction Shocks on rear . . .

No it is not welded, a long bolt passes thought it into the frame.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-30-2019, 09:14 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,631
Posted By Sparky
Re: Offenhauser Friction Shocks on rear . . .

Here's the best picture I could get. It's hard to get a good angle. You can see the forward standoff, it's 1 inch outside diameter and 1.5 inches long. I made the rear standoff 1.25 inches long to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-30-2019, 01:13 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,631
Posted By Sparky
Re: Offenhauser Friction Shocks on rear . . .

Right but much thicker walls. I'll try to take a picture tonight.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-30-2019, 08:35 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,631
Posted By Sparky
Re: Offenhauser Friction Shocks on rear . . .

I don't have a picture right now, but I used homemade unequal-length round standoffs.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-20-2019, 05:23 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,179
Posted By Sparky
Re: Need Help with Model B Carb

One of my B carbs had a clogged idle passage, you may want to check it.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-17-2019, 05:17 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,369
Posted By Sparky
Re: how much assembly did Assembly Plants do?

Just finished reading that. It is also interesting that Hicks was one of the engineers that flew through the windshield during a test drive of the Model A, which convinced Henry to use safety glass...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-09-2019, 05:11 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,371
Posted By Sparky
Re: Why can't my generator move?

Thanks for the picture Bob, I think that pipe will solve my problem. Very nice looking engine, is it yours?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-09-2019, 11:23 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,371
Posted By Sparky
Re: Why can't my generator move?

That would help with the clearance but then the drain would be in the wrong spot.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-09-2019, 09:11 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,164
Posted By Sparky
Re: LED Head Lamp Upgrade

I'm giving these a try, from Ledlight.com. (Actually I have the 12V, neg. ground version). No, they don't focus like the original bulb; it makes your headlights act more like a floodlight than a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-09-2019, 08:40 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,371
Posted By Sparky
Re: Why can't my generator move?

I don't know if anyone started a "rumor", but that seems to be the way the suppliers describe them. For example here is the description from Snyders:
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-07-2019, 04:39 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,371
Posted By Sparky
Re: Why can't my generator move?

That’s what I wondered, but the suppliers seem to sell only the ‘28 powerhouse version and a “one size fits all” 29-31 version.
I’ll try twisting and sliding it and see if that helps.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-07-2019, 02:14 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,371
Posted By Sparky
Re: Why can't my generator move?

Nope, stock generator.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-07-2019, 12:11 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,371
Posted By Sparky
Re: Why can't my generator move?

I think my pipe most resembles the A-8291-B which is second from the top.
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