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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 05:33 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 288
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: LED Tail Lights - Adding Resistors

If you are still using incandescent front lights for the turns, then just replace them with higher candle power bulbs. They'll be available locally or from the vendors. When the 3 cp are replaced...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 06:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 412
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Points (ignition) file

Yep, go them. Common in mechanics boxes in the day.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 12:42 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 698
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Car wanders

How would you bend the radius arms to change the camber ? :D
Just kidding.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 11:38 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 698
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Car wanders

Well, it could use more caster than 1. I would also recommend taking it to a good local alignment shop. An old truck repair shop may be the best choice. They can give you all the numbers.

I like...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 11:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 374
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Do I need a new distributor body?

The distributor bushing will have some wear causing a difference in the distance/clearance. The body isn't going to be or fit perfectly.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-15-2021, 05:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 374
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Do I need a new distributor body?

With only a .005" difference rotor/body I think you're good to go.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-15-2021, 12:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 300
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Starting issues when warm

It also sounds to me like a bad grd connection somewhere, small wire size or bad starter.
I'm one that likes a second #1 or #0 grd lead.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-15-2021, 12:23 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 698
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Car wanders

What steering box do you have ? If its a 2 tooth then try and go thru the 4 adjustments. You can do the first 3 quite easily in the car, the 4th rarely needs to be done. Go thru them a second time...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-15-2021, 10:20 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 439
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Amp guage not working, battery not charging

Model A wiring.jpg



There is another wiring diagram that more clearly shows the connections, but, for some reason I can't get it post


Model A wiring.jpg
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-15-2021, 08:42 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 439
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Amp guage not working, battery not charging

One wire from starter to one connection in terminal box.
One wire from cut-out to other connection in terminal box.
The ammeter is connected across the terminal box. The starter wire to one ammeter...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-15-2021, 05:56 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 439
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Amp guage not working, battery not charging

[QUOTE=bobmc;2016745]Bob That is true. But there is also a yellow and black wire that comes from the amp meter to the same connection in the terminal box, and the black wire for the coil all connect...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-13-2021, 04:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 675
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Now onto a new issue!!

What kind of carburetor ?
Where is GAV set ?
Where is idle mix screw set ?
Where is idle speed screw set ? How fast ?

Timing ? Where is it set ? Base should be set at 0/TDC. Lever up for...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-13-2021, 04:30 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,082
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Battery Issue for a new owner

post-flight check list:
fuel off
levers up
switches off
key off
ammeter check
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-12-2021, 09:23 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 542
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Oil interval

There has been almost as much discussion on this as what oil to use. You'll get a lot of opinions.
I go about a thousand or once a year.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-12-2021, 05:44 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,082
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Battery Issue for a new owner

If you just replace the switch it'll be wired the same. The switch is between the coil and points. Its not too hard to rewire so it is more like a modern vehicle. I prefer to do that, I don't like...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-12-2021, 05:40 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 458
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Why in the H does the muffler not line up with the exhaust manifold?

To add to the above, I've stuck a pipe in the pipe to 'warp' it a bit to make that angle a little more better.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-11-2021, 12:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 235
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: starter

Sounds like a switch issue. Its not hard to remove to take a look at it.

At times the starter drive will jam in the flywheel, but, that doesn't sound like thats your problem.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-11-2021, 12:01 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,082
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Battery Issue for a new owner

Yep, these old Fords are wired differently than a more modern vehicle. The coil is hot and the key/ ignition switch is what controls current to the distributor.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-11-2021, 04:06 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,131
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Model B Distributor in a Model A

It'll depend on the timing cover, they are different. If you could post a pic of the timing pin boss. If it's a B cover then set it just like an A. The timing should be advanced more.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-10-2021, 07:18 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,082
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Battery Issue for a new owner

Like Bob said, is the stop/brake light on ?

Check for power at the switch and thru the switch. Or, remove a wire from it and see if the light[s] go out.

If the light is always on and the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-10-2021, 04:41 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,082
Posted By Patrick L.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-10-2021, 03:35 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,082
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Battery Issue for a new owner

Disconnect one lead from the battery, preferably the ground. From cable end to battery terminal attach a test light or volt meter. If there is a draw the light will light or the meter will show...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-10-2021, 08:03 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,061
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: dropping the pan

I just use a wobble socket. Its easy enough to grind the wall thinner if needed. After awhile the tool box gets full of stuff that has been specially 'adjusted'.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-10-2021, 03:52 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,226
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Pump Gas for a Model A

Local marina's may have real gas also. They do here.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-09-2021, 10:05 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 807
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Do You Guys Have to Let the Engine Warm Up Before Driving Away?

Keeping the throttle lever down a bit for a short period is normal as is opening the GAV a 1/2-1 turn or so. Keeping the spark lever retarded a bit helps with warm up.
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