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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 12:21 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 920
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Batt. Supercharger

I doubt the 'turbine' rotates. I think its suppose to sit there and get the fuel/air charge to spin as the charge passes thru it and enhance the flow/charge into the cylinders.
The manifold design...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 07:23 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 160
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Plug gap TT10?

Either gap setting will work just fine.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 07:23 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 138
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Turn signal light

Bright element; turn/brake
Small element; running



OK, now I think I know what you mean.
Single contact bulbs,
21 or 32 Candle Power; turn and brake
6 or 10 Candle Power; tail, running
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 07:20 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 449
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: modern point set follow-up

:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D

You made a pun ! Actually 2 of them !
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-19-2021, 11:46 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 920
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Batt. Supercharger

Kinda reminds me of what W C Fields had to say.

But, I kinda like the design/looks of the manifold itself.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-18-2021, 07:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 422
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Leaf springs and shocks

There are CW and CCW 'tonnage' specs for these shocks. But I'm not sure which is which, can't remember, but, I'm thinking the higher poundage spec is on the rebound. I've changed fluid weight as the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-18-2021, 07:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 639
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Modern point set

The gap decreases as the rubbing block wears. Its important to keep the rubbing block lubed. Decreased gap retards the base timing. Checking/setting the point gap until the wear settles in is...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-18-2021, 03:56 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 920
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Batt. Supercharger

That thing seems pretty unique. It would nice to hear from someone if it actually works. Looks like its suppose to get the intake air spinning.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-18-2021, 03:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 422
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Leaf springs and shocks

Our shocks have a 60/40 or so bias/differential. I think the bias is on the rebound if I remember correctly. But, no matter. Good springs and shocks makes a difference.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-18-2021, 12:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 422
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Leaf springs and shocks

Grinding out the wear grooves from 9 decades of use and a good lubricant along with a good set of shocks sure helps these old monsters ride 'more better'.

I think the springs and shocks tend to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-18-2021, 12:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 639
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Modern point set

I don't think the problem is the point set itself as long as a quality set is purchased.

The main problem is the 'modern' upper wireless plate which are pretty much a PITA. A wired plate is pretty...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-18-2021, 12:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 639
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Modern point set

Yep, me too. Needs to said kinda tongue in cheek huh.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-18-2021, 12:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 627
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: 20 or 30 Amp Fuse?

Well, now you know it works as intended ! :)

I keep spares in the vehicle, just in case.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-17-2021, 06:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 639
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Modern point set

A good modern point set can be bought at any NAPA store, just get the expensive one. They are a Ford V8 set.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-17-2021, 02:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 627
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: 20 or 30 Amp Fuse?

How many 20 amp fuses have you blown ?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-17-2021, 08:26 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 423
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: How to ground a tail light?

What J says is correct.

Depending on the amount surgery sometimes needed to get a good ground without removing paint where you don't want paint removed I've resorted to adding a ground wire...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-17-2021, 08:22 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 374
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Mixed Signals

I've not had an issue with the Signalstats.

You might need/want to cut the wire in question coming from the switch just to try and locate the problem. If that wire is cut from the switch and the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-16-2021, 11:06 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,830
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Starving for gas at highway speed

That was said ' tongue in cheek ' since he didn't bother to let us know what he found.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-15-2021, 10:14 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,830
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Starving for gas at highway speed

Since he hasn't answered must be he got disgusted and sold the monster !

I still think he just had a gas cap issue.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-13-2021, 08:39 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 468
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Speedometer Cable Good or Bad

Looks good to me too. Does it fit OK ?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-13-2021, 07:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 293
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: GPS speedo

Speedo's in these old monsters are notoriously inaccurate, so, I've checked them with my plain ole Garmin. Just remember the numbers.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-12-2021, 02:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 454
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: grey smoke out of exhaust - hill/slope

A grey/blue smoke is generally the sign of oil.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-11-2021, 01:04 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,148
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Adding turn signals

No need to ' modify ' the signalstat for LEDs. It doesn't care.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-10-2021, 02:01 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,148
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Adding turn signals

Ooopps, thanks to Tom for mentioning the third brake lite. Its a pretty good addition.

I made a bracket from a license plate bracket along with another tail lamp assembly and belted it to the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-09-2021, 02:00 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,148
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Adding turn signals

I usually have a Signalstat hanging around, install quite a few.
They are easy to install and you'll get used to looking at it pretty quick.

As far as the exterior I too like to keep it clean and...
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