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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-15-2022, 07:35 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 715
Posted By CT Jack
Re: Starts with hand crank only

Synchro909 has a good point. Try starting the engine with the alternator disconnected. Charge up your battery with a battery charger and measure the voltage with a multimeter. You should have 5.5 -...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-15-2022, 08:19 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 922
Posted By CT Jack
Re: Indented Firewall

I don't understand why the indented firewall was ever implemented. It was introduced toward the end of Model A production run, it required changing the firewall stamping die, it required changing the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-14-2022, 09:00 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 565
Posted By CT Jack
Re: A will not run nice

1. Carburetor float level it could be too low. Remove washers under shut off valve or carefully adjust float end stop. GAV should be 1/4 to 1/2 turn open.
2. Replace the condenser even if it is new....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-13-2022, 08:54 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,411
Posted By CT Jack
Re: New design turn signals for Model A?

I think it's great to have new ideas and products being developed to make certain tasks perform better. I do not know how much of the market you have researched pertaining to the different turn...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-03-2022, 10:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 679
Posted By CT Jack
Re: 6 volt directional bulb

If the directional signal unit being used is designed to use older style incandescent lamps the flasher typically used will be of the thermal type. This flasher is an electro-mechanical device that...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-16-2022, 08:04 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,844
Posted By CT Jack
Re: Frustrated

It sounds like gas is not getting to carburetor.
Where is your gas shut off valve located, inside under the dash or outside out of the firewall? If it is coming out of the firewall the valve lever...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-12-2022, 10:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 451
Posted By CT Jack
Re: Tried searching, epoxy primer, red oxide tint?

I would go to an automotive paint store and have them tint the epoxy primer. They can also give you the proper hardener for the temperature you plan to apply the primer.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-12-2022, 10:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,127
Posted By CT Jack
Re: Ammeter At 15 a

I agree with NDNCHF. I too have converted all my lights to LED including the headlights and turn signals . I have a solid-state voltage regulator that looks like the original cut out controlling...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-12-2022, 10:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 445
Posted By CT Jack
Re: Search process

Russel Reay, You didn't indicate which model and year car you have. As an example, the roadster, Vicky, and sport coupe used a canvas cloth material and most of the closed cars used a vinyl coated...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-03-2022, 08:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 818
Posted By CT Jack
Re: Replacement SS 28-29 hubcaps not fitting

Does the word in the center of the cap say Bord instead of Ford? If so this could be the direct cause of your problem. As a last resort I agree with using a light bead of clear RTV silicone.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-02-2022, 07:06 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,892
Posted By CT Jack
Re: Engine sputters and dies when at high rpms and under load

Please explain what you mean when you say you have a split fuel. I have one line exiting my fuel tank that feeds directly into the carburetor.
Do you have access to a Zenith carburetor that is...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-21-2022, 08:05 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 950
Posted By CT Jack
Re: What would cause this spark issue at the plugs?

Hey guys he is telling us he has an electrical problem with plugs 1 & 2. They are not firing.
Ernie Vitucci and shew01 have good suggestions that I would follow through with.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-21-2022, 07:49 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 455
Posted By CT Jack
Re: Brake Rod Lengths

Maybe a wood wedge with a 15 degree angle can be somehow taped to the lever and vertically referenced to something like the king pin C/L. This would allow adjusting the brake rods very precisely and...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-21-2022, 07:35 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 529
Posted By CT Jack
Re: Model B distributor rebuild

I agree with Jack Backer's suggestion to consider using FS Ignition's all in one distributor. I have one in my "A" and it has made driving a joy. The distributor they offer is caller a "Zipper",...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-20-2022, 07:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 453
Posted By CT Jack
Re: Does the cowl need to be grounded?

The main items for good electrical grounding on the Model A is to install a heavy gauge ground cable from the battery to the frame. A 2nd cable should electrically connect the engine assembly with...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-17-2022, 09:25 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,132
Posted By CT Jack
Re: Rusty instrument panel

Your panel looks to be original. If you would like to retain this condition I would recommend not using any abrasive cleaner such compounds containing fine abrasives or steel wool. An original panel...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-17-2022, 08:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 411
Posted By CT Jack
Re: starts after started button is released

I would check out the starter switch for starters, no pun intended. The contacts might be badly pitted such that the release spring cannot immediately respond. This might cause a slight delay before...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-16-2022, 07:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 833
Posted By CT Jack
Re: Engine tempture

The boiling point for a 50/50 water/antifreeze coolant mixture at atmospheric pressure (non-pressurized radiator) is 223 degrees F / 106 degrees C. If you are using a 50/50 antifreeze mixture this...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-13-2022, 07:17 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 645
Posted By CT Jack
Re: In line fuel filter

Maybe you installed the filter backwards with the flow going into the out port. Some filters will not flow correctly if installed backwards especially without a pump.
I think your last connection...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-13-2022, 07:08 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 807
Posted By CT Jack
Re: How to pack the old style water pump

The best way to pack your pump and enjoy driving your "A" is to hang it up on your garage wall for display, or rebuild it with leakless seals, or buy a leakless pump. No one will know the difference...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-10-2022, 08:58 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,922
Posted By CT Jack
Re: Backfire, I'm running out of ideas...

In my opinion you have 2 main component issues to resolve, carburation and ignition.
Carburation:
With the engine idling you should be able to change the smoothness of the idle when turning the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-06-2022, 07:13 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,182
Posted By CT Jack
Re: Lower half of radiator stays cold while driving

Based on what you are reporting it sounds you definitely have a plugged radiator. I submitted a post #31 that suggests you remove the radiator and have a radiator repair mechanic clean it. If you...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-05-2022, 08:59 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 735
Posted By CT Jack
Re: Alternator

My "A" has the original 6 volt generator fitted with a solid state voltage regulator. I converted all my lights to LED's including the headlights. The headlight lamps are the more recent Logo lights...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-04-2022, 09:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 433
Posted By CT Jack
Re: Spark color

A number of conditions can affect the color the plug spark or discharge. The normal color of a spark plug arc should be bluish white. A yellow colored arc could be the result of one or more of the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-04-2022, 07:46 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 797
Posted By CT Jack
Re: New season starts with a loud knocking noise

I agree with Herb. Slow you idle speed down and carefully insert the pin backwards. I experienced a similar problem and when I inserted the pin the knocking sound almost disappeared as I forced it...
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