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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-16-2021, 02:17 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 644
Posted By Ruth
Re: converting to 1970 v8 points for model a

The V-8 points are from any Ford V-8 from 1957 until Ford stopped using points except those with dual point distributors.

I find the original type easier to adjust, otherwise not much difference.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-16-2021, 12:41 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,467
Posted By Ruth
Re: Adding Guages

I wonder if low oil pressure switches for indicator lights are set low enough for the Model A or would the light be on all the time. Mine only shows ~2-3 psig at idle
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-15-2021, 08:55 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 935
Posted By Ruth
Re: if you could go back in time, what Model "A" parts would you bring back?

Parts?? I would bring back at least a couple of cars, straight off the showroom floor.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-15-2021, 07:37 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 885
Posted By Ruth
Re: Grab handle

Haha, good one! :p :p
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-15-2021, 12:03 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 734
Posted By Ruth
Re: Headlight Help

How does that work? The sealed beam lense is fluted and the original lense is fluted. Seems the light beam would be, for the lack of a better word, confused??
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-14-2021, 12:26 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,258
Posted By Ruth
Re: received my deluxe flathead ted brake kit today concerned

Kevin, please get intimate with the stock braking system and the condition of your brakes before you start adding the FHT kit. Everything must be in top shape and you need to understand the workings...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-12-2021, 11:47 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,013
Posted By Ruth
Re: leaking head gasket?

Try re-torquing your head and see if it stops. Easy enouph, can't hurt, might help.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-09-2021, 11:52 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 823
Posted By Ruth
Re: Shopping list for new A

Buy direct from Mitchell or Bratton's carries them https://www.brattons.com/universal-hub-puller.html
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-09-2021, 11:50 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 823
Posted By Ruth
Re: Shopping list for new A

Well as long as we are recommending hub pullers, I think I would go with the Mitchell hub puller. It is designed to work on both types of Model A hubs....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-09-2021, 02:10 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 987
Posted By Ruth
Re: Battery charger

Never had a problem with any of the Battery Tender products. The have numerous chargers and maintainers, both 6v and 12v.

I have tried the other brand with varying success.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-07-2021, 06:40 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 572
Posted By Ruth
Re: posting a pic

Probably too big of a file. I have to email JPEGs to myself to make them small enough. Then I follow what dave said.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-07-2021, 02:04 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 897
Posted By Ruth
Re: Need help from Old school A hotrod guys, Jim Brierley, Ken Parker...and more

In the past I thought about using a VW Bug distributor hold down clamp but never followed up on it. Not sure if it would work or could be modified.

https://www.jbugs.com/product/8909.html
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-05-2021, 05:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 461
Posted By Ruth
Re: Cause of Blow By

Cape, To answer your question, It is all in the name, 'Blow by' the rings. There will always be a certain amount of blow-by, the rings can not seal 100%. If it is excessive, sorry to say the only...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-05-2021, 12:24 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,127
Posted By Ruth
Re: Float-A-Motor Questions

Yea, well the picture from Bert's doesn't even show all the parts you should get with the kit, the rubber piece for the "transmission mount" for example.

It is good to see Bratton's includes the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-05-2021, 11:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 329
Posted By Ruth
Re: 1929 Murray Rear Dome Light

I don't think you can even buy reproduction Town Sedan (oval type) dome lights as I don't think they make them.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-05-2021, 11:43 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,127
Posted By Ruth
Re: Float-A-Motor Questions

Does anyone know why they countersink the holes on the rear mount? The bolts they provide are not countersunk. I installed the countersunk holes facing down.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-04-2021, 04:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 329
Posted By Ruth
Re: 1929 Murray Rear Dome Light

My August '30 Town Sedan has the oval light above the rear window also but has a different bezel than the '29. So do the Delux Fordors I believe.

Same thing with the straps
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-03-2021, 02:49 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,386
Posted By Ruth
Re: How Many 2020 Miles Did You Drive

I don't see where the Title mentions "Model A". It states "How Many 2020 Miles Did You Drive".
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-03-2021, 12:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 476
Posted By Ruth
Re: Zenith Carb Questions

As I mentioned, you can paint Zeniths. I was referring to Tilloson and Marvel carb bodies. Bead blasting ruins the finish on pot metal castings, throttle and choke plate and shafts.

No thanks, I...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-03-2021, 12:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 476
Posted By Ruth
Re: Zenith Carb Questions

Good tips on cleaning carburetors Dave. Chemical cleaning is best. Please don't bead blast carburetors to clean them like a lot of "rebuilders" do. I realize this thread is about Zeniths that will be...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-29-2020, 05:07 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 690
Posted By Ruth
Re: Does anyone actively maintain an index to Model A technical articles?

Why would you expect that? People on here can't even post a link to part they are talking about and save everyone who is interested some time searching.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-28-2020, 02:47 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,412
Posted By Ruth
Re: Ford Model A Camshaft Inspection and Evaluation

I usually just put the offending party on my "ignore list". That makes it easy to skip over.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-28-2020, 12:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 638
Posted By Ruth
Re: Starting dormant engine

I agree with 31Tudor. Since the Model A does not have a pressurized oil system, turning the oil pump (if you could) would not accomplish much. Better to pour oil down the distributor hole. I would...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-27-2020, 03:53 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,952
Posted By Ruth
Re: Troubleshooting advice

maybe it is #2 that isn't firing?? Have you checked to exhaust manifold to see which cylinder is cold?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-27-2020, 01:56 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,952
Posted By Ruth
Re: Troubleshooting advice

So it sounds like you have the valve cover off and all valves are moving? What are the numbers on your compression test?

Have you checked for carbon arcing as suggested in post #13.
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