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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-26-2021, 02:11 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 947
Posted By Rob Doe
Re: steering

Bob, you removed the front end, built a jig and cut off and replaced the ball entirely or installed a kit that tightens things up on the old ball?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-26-2021, 01:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 539
Posted By Rob Doe
Re: Snap-On Dwell Tach

But what is the correct dwell for the 'A', guys? I thought I heard Les Andrews say in a YouTube video that 31 degrees was right for a 4 cylinder engine???? A curious mind wants to know the correct...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-16-2021, 07:27 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,174
Posted By Rob Doe
Re: Engine dies

The best friend I ever had was nicknamed Skeezix. I think I may have burned my coil out the same way recently.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-16-2021, 07:20 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,174
Posted By Rob Doe
Re: Engine dies

Woodie,

I just reread all that is here. Where do we stand?

Paul Shinn on YouTube has a video on clearing the fuel line.

How to drain a Ford Model A fuel tank & clear the fuel line

Paul...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-15-2021, 12:54 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 971
Posted By Rob Doe
Re: Starter stuck in on position

perhaps use carbon conductive grease??? Kopr Shield???
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-14-2021, 05:07 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,174
Posted By Rob Doe
Re: Engine dies

Woodie,


I thought of another quick check, if you have safety fuse wired next to the starter, put a new fuse in it. And the fuse holder can also work loose at the rivets to create an intermittent...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-14-2021, 01:14 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,174
Posted By Rob Doe
Re: Engine dies

A couple quick things that came to mind reading your current post:

In chasing down my recent issues, I found one of the studs in my terminal box was loose.

I found old splices in the shielded...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-14-2021, 01:09 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,174
Posted By Rob Doe
Re: Engine dies

Woodie,

You'll be right there in the terminal/junction box. I strongly suggest that you apply the November 1929 service bulletin (page 390 of the service bulletins). If you have never seen your...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-13-2021, 01:45 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,174
Posted By Rob Doe
Re: Engine dies

Woodie, I edited my comments to you. I woke up in the night and didn't like what I had written.

The telltale flicker in the ammeter during startup did not show up in early cars. There was a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-12-2021, 04:29 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,101
Posted By Rob Doe
Re: Mystery Engine Knock

I read recently where a few guys get their timing gear improperly aligned on installation. But you said the engine had 1000 miles on it. It surely ran and drove okay for that many miles? Or were they...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-12-2021, 04:26 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,101
Posted By Rob Doe
Re: Mystery Engine Knock

Chris, I just got here and didn't read from the start, just page 3. It seems to me that just one missing cylinder would not create the start problem that you describe. It wouldn't run well, but it...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-12-2021, 04:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 763
Posted By Rob Doe
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-12-2021, 03:38 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,174
Posted By Rob Doe
Re: Engine dies

You must test the car immediately upon it's having died. Waiting clouds the issue as there are things that change as the car sets and cools, i.e. coils and condensers, frayed wires under the top...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-12-2021, 03:27 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,174
Posted By Rob Doe
Re: Engine dies

As for fuel? Post #2 is a simple test. Another that tests at the ultimate point is to carry a spark plug wrench with you. When the car dies, turn the ignition key off and choke the carb while turning...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-12-2021, 03:20 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,174
Posted By Rob Doe
Re: Engine dies

Fuel or spark. That's the big question. I had a run and die issue a couple months ago. I too had a freshly rebuilt engine. But the car was new to me and it had several issues that I ran into before...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-05-2021, 06:53 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 841
Posted By Rob Doe
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-05-2021, 06:37 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,520
Posted By Rob Doe
Re: 1930 Pickup Backfiring/misfiring out carburetor

Thanks for coming back with an answer. I too study here daily.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-27-2021, 11:58 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,751
Posted By Rob Doe
Re: Model A Nightmare Fire

We're praying for you.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-24-2021, 05:23 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,520
Posted By Rob Doe
Re: 1930 Pickup Backfiring/misfiring out carburetor

I used a paper clip to push through the passages as per Tom Endy as I recall.

I put slight bends on the probe end and a 90 to help me turn it with my hand. It took patience, but I managed to work...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-24-2021, 05:15 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,520
Posted By Rob Doe
Re: 1930 Pickup Backfiring/misfiring out carburetor

Sven, I've used a short piece of welding rod for that level test. I cut it close and ground it 'til it fit across the shelf in the lower carb body at its maximum diameter. (The shelf where the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-23-2021, 08:40 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,258
Posted By Rob Doe
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-23-2021, 08:20 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,520
Posted By Rob Doe
Re: 1930 Pickup Backfiring/misfiring out carburetor

Are you still using a known good carburetor?

The ferrule at either end of the fuel line should be no more than 1/8" from the end of the line. (I believe 700rpm mentioned this above.) Everything...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-21-2021, 01:19 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,520
Posted By Rob Doe
Re: 1930 Pickup Backfiring/misfiring out carburetor

I've read that a leak where the muffler meets the manifold can put enough exhaust out to foul the carb intake at higher speed???

On my car, I jumpered across the terminal box with a short wire to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-21-2021, 12:13 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 914
Posted By Rob Doe
Re: New Carb

Dick, does the Marvel mate with the throttle, choke, and GAV without customization?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-12-2021, 08:13 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,164
Posted By Rob Doe
Re: Ignition switch question

I have just reviewed the link in post 13 from the ford garage. The diagram is of the entire car and therefore rather complex, but the ignition is wired IMO correctly. It shows the face of the ammeter...
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