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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 07:26 AM
Replies: 9
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Posted By Kevin in NJ
Re: Refitting Rods- Sunnen Hone

A little aside.....

South bend made a rod holder for the smaller lathes to bore the babbitt end.

You can see it in this brochure:...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-25-2020, 06:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 239
Posted By Kevin in NJ
Re: Finishing the Belt Rail on 68C Cabriolet

belt rail was counter sunk for all the screws. There would have been a washer, lock washer split type and square nut on the bottom.

The wood would have been painted the dull black wood...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-19-2020, 07:57 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 703
Posted By Kevin in NJ
Re: 600w vs 90w

There are 2 points that need to be understood.

600W was a type of oil and not the viscosity.

600W and the modern equivalents carefully research by knowledgeable A people was a heavy steam oil....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-18-2020, 02:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 703
Posted By Kevin in NJ
Re: 600w vs 90w

There is a lot of mis-information about the gear oil. Here is what has come out in the past as far a correct information. I need to add this is incomplete as others have located oils by other...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-18-2020, 01:14 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 915
Posted By Kevin in NJ
Re: Dual Condensers?

As an electrical engineer lets talk about capacitors.

Putting 2 capacitors in parallel will add the values of the capacitance. So you would go from .22 to .44mfd. That means it will absorb more...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-11-2020, 04:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 406
Posted By Kevin in NJ
Re: Shock fluid test results

Here are some pictures from the last I was working on shocks.

The first one is an example of one that is might not work so good.

Next is a picture of all the parts from one shock laid out.
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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-11-2020, 03:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 406
Posted By Kevin in NJ
Re: Shock fluid test results

I have attached the fluid type documents from Ford.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-11-2020, 03:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 381
Posted By Kevin in NJ
Re: Condensers

They are not going to be reliable. Do not use them unless you like replacing them on the road.

From experience. Back 40 years ago I was testing all sorts of 'new' old condensers for the A. They...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-09-2020, 06:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 595
Posted By Kevin in NJ
Re: Shock tester

No guesstimates. We have the information to properly test the shocks for factory correct function. You can read about this in the Service Bulletins where they tell you how to rebuild and test the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-09-2020, 06:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 373
Posted By Kevin in NJ
Re: model a shocks

I can tell you with certainty they MUST be on the front.

Something to understand. If you can drive a Model A without shocks over 20-25 MPH then you have a car that needs the suspension rebuilt.
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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-09-2020, 12:07 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,377
Posted By Kevin in NJ
Re: Title goes with Frame or Engine?

For me the engine is legally the vin of the car based on Ford's statements.

BUT

What do the states think because they are the ones to decide to prosecute when they find an violation of the law....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-09-2020, 11:55 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 595
Posted By Kevin in NJ
Re: Shock tester

The bends are for on the car testing as it seems to get around everything with those bends.

Of course, you will want to read the service bulletins as they specify the distance traveled by degrees...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-09-2020, 08:28 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 250
Posted By Kevin in NJ
Re: 1931 68C Cabriolet Fitting Quarter Body Panels

The turnbuckles are not for body adjustment. They are structural as the top connection to the cowl will exert a lot of force at the triple hinge as the body flexes.

The adjustments for the cowl...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-09-2020, 08:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 298
Posted By Kevin in NJ
Re: Brake Cross Shaft Diameter

I have like 4 or 5 brake cross shafts with no wear on the bushing area.

The original bushings were a fiber material in the steel or pot metal ball.

The fiber material was so it would never...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-09-2020, 08:18 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 629
Posted By Kevin in NJ
Re: Rebuild generator or move to alternator?

I never understood the alt people.

Please go look up how you have to have the belt on a car with an alternator. The belt is expected to be very very tight and have a 2/3 wrap.

Never can happen...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-09-2020, 08:07 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 257
Posted By Kevin in NJ
Re: Cabriolet 68C Belt Line Wood

I do not think it matters much.

As pointed out the cast brackets are going to connect them together in any event.

It is important to remember to slant the wood more then 4 degrees forward so...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-09-2020, 08:00 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 595
Posted By Kevin in NJ
Re: Shock tester

I think you want to look at this previous thread:

https://www.fordbarn.com/forum/showthread.php?t=150635&highlight=adjusting+rebuilt+shocks

I always like exact information.

My experience has...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-29-2020, 12:28 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,118
Posted By Kevin in NJ
Re: Purchased a K R Wilson combination machine

The only catch is it was all designed to use new Ford parts. So you needed a new crank and new rods. Things we do not have today.

The mains can be done by modifying the boring bar to an adjustable...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-29-2020, 12:19 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,943
Posted By Kevin in NJ
Re: convert to LED headlights

What is not brought out is where the light goes. It gets glossed over.

The point to focusing the lamp is to put the light where it needs to go and not into the trees or the eyes of the oncoming...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-25-2020, 07:12 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 502
Posted By Kevin in NJ
Re: Info Request: 30-31 Sport Coupe

It has been my experience that the numbers from another car are not important.

You set the cowl on a straight frame and make the quarters fit the doors with even gaps. The wheel wells will likely...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-22-2020, 08:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 193
Posted By Kevin in NJ
Re: 68C Cabriolet Door Pillar Screws

The modern oval head screws are not quite right.

They are too thick. You need to be sure they have clearance for the use.

They do not look right. If you look at the originals they come down to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-22-2020, 11:17 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 409
Posted By Kevin in NJ
Re: Ratchet Seat Adjuster

I have attached some picts that I could find real quick. This is from a 68C so it mounts to wood not steel, but they are the same pieces. The big difference is the bracket that mounts to the sill I...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-08-2020, 04:48 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 561
Posted By Kevin in NJ
Re: Torque Tube Bolts

I am pretty sure if the wires are not set up to pull them tight, then they can loosen some.

Pretty sure you dont want them pretty, you want them safety tied.
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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-07-2020, 02:45 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,748
Posted By Kevin in NJ
Re: Taking the plunge into Model A ownership!

My perspective.

If the wood work and paint work and interior are decent and everything fits well together then it is likely not that bad a deal.

My assumption is that most A's are not restored....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-07-2020, 02:33 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 561
Posted By Kevin in NJ
Re: Torque Tube Bolts

No lock washers.

Like most of the chassis threading they are tight tolerance so they should have limited play.

Also no gasket. The tube is also the bearing stop for the pinion bearing shell.
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