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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 02:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 168
Posted By Joe K
Re: 1930 Coupe Acquired 2/22/41, 79 Years ago

You were wise to keep yours.

About 1937 Dad bought a 1929 RPU from the junkman for $15. He drove it a couple of years before leaving for college fall of 1939 when he sold it back to the junkman...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 09:21 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,664
Posted By Joe K
Re: Spinning stud on rear wheel

Answer of the day!


Joe K
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 09:01 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 190
Posted By Joe K
Re: Rear hub bolts

1) Taper between A-B IS part of the swedging process. But only the outer fraction of the ramp A-B. After swedging the top part A of the ramp still exists, but the bottom part B has been pushed...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-18-2020, 03:41 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 906
Posted By Joe K
Re: Harbor Freight tape measures come up short

Ask for a "combination square" and see what they hand you.

It ain't this.
https://sawdustmaking.com/Squares/squarepatent.jpg
How much we've lost in 140 years.

Joe K
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-18-2020, 11:58 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 805
Posted By Joe K
Re: The Diamond Mark Challenge

I think for a while everyone thought that a diamond mark somehow affirmed "better quality?"

Now perhaps not so? I have seen diamond blocks sell for premium over a regular block. Well, I...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-18-2020, 11:16 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 906
Posted By Joe K
Re: Harbor Freight tape measures come up short

I think its safe to say with Harbor Freight - your mileage may vary.

I was at the new HF store in Portsmouth (the same one mentioned by Keith) and bought a "carport shelter" in the 10x20...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-17-2020, 08:49 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 420
Posted By Joe K
Re: Is it possible to repair the upper radiator tank without radiator removal?

Actually, removing the radiator is among the easiest things to do on a Model A.

Remove the headlights by unbuttoning the connections on the ferrules below the lamp, removing the horn wire, and...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-16-2020, 08:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 395
Posted By Joe K
Re: Simmons carb

Simmons also made speed manifolds for the Model A.



https://photos7.motorcar.com/used-1930-ford-model_a-touringsedan-8031-16880579-92-1024.jpg


Found also in "Those Unauthorized...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-15-2020, 06:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 636
Posted By Joe K
Re: Ford Licensing Article in Model "A" News

I agree that some trademark/copyright stuff is ridiculous so this kind of stuff can be negated if challenged in court under certain circumstances but it can lead to drawn out feuds that only better...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-15-2020, 06:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 424
Posted By Joe K
Re: Motor with no serial number

Be interesting to know if this a counterweight crank engine. Also the pattern of that combustion chamber.

With the oil pump cover off, you might look in and get a peek at that crank.

Joe K
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-15-2020, 06:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 395
Posted By Joe K
Re: Simmons carb

I bought a Simmons Cast Iron off of Ebay for small money.

It's painted red.

Of course anything painted red goes faster - doesn't that go to reason?

Joe K
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-14-2020, 08:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 636
Posted By Joe K
Re: Ford Licensing Article in Model "A" News

I would agree to licensing if it were to support preservation.

While Ford is in the business to make money for investors, part of the attraction to investors is the "marketplace image" of Ford...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-14-2020, 02:42 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 559
Posted By Joe K
Re: Half of a cotter pin in oil pan?

Not to confuse but slightly after the Model A era was the development of "hammerlock" cotter pins. The head and far end are made such that they can be hit with a hammer while in place, and the act...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-14-2020, 02:31 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 559
Posted By Joe K
Re: Half of a cotter pin in oil pan?

My engine rebuilder chose "Nylock" type nuts. Plus he says "You can use a standard wrench on these."


Joe K
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-14-2020, 11:01 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,588
Posted By Joe K
Re: Paint Code for Rock Moss Green?

Keep in mind the Paint Chip Charts ARE the standard. While you may have a code and it may be correct (or close) the BEST standard is the paint chip and have it scanned. Then verify by eye.

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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-13-2020, 05:49 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 559
Posted By Joe K
Re: Half of a cotter pin in oil pan?

Um. Cotter pins are the belt to go along with your nut suspenders.

And new cars generally don't use cotter pins but they do use various other "retention" schemes including Loctite, inserts,...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-11-2020, 09:30 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 967
Posted By Joe K
Re: GAS TANK un SEALER

You might try setting up an electrolytic bath using the INSIDE of the gas tank. The tank is the part to be cleaned, and the other electrode could be put in through the gas fill.

MANY...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-08-2020, 11:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 293
Posted By Joe K
Re: Horn Wiring

And gets you past any grounding issues with the headlight bar, yielding a horn that works regardless of the state of the ground.

Unlike the headlights which DO take a ground through the headlight...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-06-2020, 06:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 538
Posted By Joe K
Re: Fuel level 5/8 inch where did this figure originate?

I can't say positively, but I think it is driven by the height of the jet(s) in the venturi.

Jets appearing below this level will leak, and jets appearing above this level require an inrush of...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-06-2020, 06:11 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 702
Posted By Joe K
Re: brand new idle jet seperated

Sorry. I have seen the "flow testing kit" advertised. But for those who intend to save the money of a kit, here is the setup commonly used. http://www.model-a.org/jet_flow_testing.html

It...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-06-2020, 03:08 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 702
Posted By Joe K
Re: brand new idle jet seperated

As above, soldered. Could be repaired. If you return it for credit/replacement, it probably will be - and re-sold.

Meanwhile you could take the opportunity to "fine tune" this and re-solder...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-06-2020, 03:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 515
Posted By Joe K
Re: Wanted 28/29 drum tail light

Nickel plated brass or steel painted?

There were some "cross-overs" on the painted.

Nickel go with the car.
Painted go with the truck.

A&L in Connecticut makes a "can't tell from original"...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-04-2020, 08:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 518
Posted By Joe K
Re: Radiator emblem

And this is one of those "mechanical connections" like Pal-nuts which work GREAT the first time they are assembled and not so good any time after that.

Hence the availability of the "backing...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-04-2020, 10:25 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 556
Posted By Joe K
Re: Freeze plug or ? on my NOV 1929 motor

Many of the books show use of a "blanking plate" cut from 3/4" steel plate. Think the head gasket WITHOUT the annular slots connecting the head water jacket to the cylinder water jacket.

One...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-03-2020, 09:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 556
Posted By Joe K
Re: Freeze plug or ? on my NOV 1929 motor

May be "chappets" (I think I have this term correctly spelled) which are steel or cast iron "spacers" which hold the core in place during pouring of cast iron. VERY commonly used on intricate or...
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