My 1931 Model A would not start. The sound was the
Your note was cut off, so I could not read all that you were trying to tell me. If the cable was sparking when you tried to start the car, that means the cable is not connect properly and is loose. Try cleaning your battery terminals and battery cables. Reinstall everything and make sure your cables are tight at both ends. Where the ground cable is bolted to the cross member, the cross member needs to be cleaned down to bare metal.