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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-16-2012, 12:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,901
Posted By 28 Special Coupe
Re: 6 Volt Batteries

I bought a group 1 battery from O'Reilly Auto Parts a few years ago and have been perfectly happy with it. I just started up my Model A a few weeks ago after sitting dormant since early December and...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-23-2012, 09:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,577
Posted By 28 Special Coupe
Re: Threaded 2-piece crankshaft pulley

Thanks for your response, fordfixer. I didn't think of that. I can see where that would be a problem with left-hand threads on the pulley and right-hand threads on the ratchet nut. Maybe that's...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-23-2012, 01:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,577
Posted By 28 Special Coupe
Threaded 2-piece crankshaft pulley

I've read several posts on the pros and cons of two piece crankshaft pulleys so I'm aware of the potential problems related to the notched type that Snyder's and Bratton's sells. My question...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-21-2011, 12:55 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,028
Posted By 28 Special Coupe
Re: Horn - New vs Original

I recently bought a new A&L horn to replace my old worn out Stewart Warner. Now, I'm no expert on ahooga horns, but to my ears the A&L has a beautiful sound. It appears to have top-notch construction...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-01-2011, 09:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,429
Posted By 28 Special Coupe
Re: "Ford Model A Standard Hardware", "Parts Price List", and "Body Parts List" books

I'll check out the publication reference. I've been to your website a few times, Steve and I'm amazed at the wealth of information there. Thanks for sharing all of your hard work.



It would...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-31-2011, 09:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,429
Posted By 28 Special Coupe
"Ford Model A Standard Hardware", "Parts Price List", and "Body Parts List" books

I'm slowly trying to build up my reference library of Model A books and I'm curious about the books sold by the usual vendors called "Ford Model A Standard Hardware", "Parts Price List", and "Body...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-27-2011, 04:32 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 10,769
Posted By 28 Special Coupe
Re: Anyone tried a Nu-Rex timing wrench?

I agree that a tool like this is a waste of money for some folks. But I didn't start this thread for the benefit of experienced mechanics. I asked about this tool for the benefit of those, like...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-26-2011, 03:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,472
Posted By 28 Special Coupe
Re: Model A,,, a transition car??

One of the things I got along with my Model A was a fairly sizeable collection of back issues of The Restorer magazine.

The Mar-Apr 1977 issue has a photo on the front cover of Henry's '29...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-26-2011, 12:52 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 10,769
Posted By 28 Special Coupe
Re: Anyone tried a Nu-Rex timing wrench?

Wow, I didn't quite expect this many replies. So based on all the positive responses by those who've actually used the tool, I'm concluding that it does a pretty good job, quickly and easily. Those...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-25-2011, 01:15 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 10,769
Posted By 28 Special Coupe
Anyone tried a Nu-Rex timing wrench?

I'm just curious about that Nu-Rex timing wrench that the vendors sell.

Supposedly you use the timing pin to find TDC, loosen the cam screw, rotate the tool a few times, stop when it touches the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-24-2011, 12:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,380
Posted By 28 Special Coupe
Re: Oklahoma City & Tulsa Model A Ford Club Picnic

Arlen, keep me posted as you finalize your plans. I'll spread the word and hopefully a bunch of us can meet up somewhere. Sounds like fun!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-23-2011, 12:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,380
Posted By 28 Special Coupe
Re: Oklahoma City & Tulsa Model A Ford Club Picnic

Hey TinCup,

Glad you enjoyed the picnic. As a member of the Tulsa club, I was there too. Our joint activities with the Sooner club, such as the picnic and fall tour, are always a guaranteed great...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-21-2011, 05:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,715
Posted By 28 Special Coupe
Re: Loose Distributer Body

Cape Codder, thanks for taking the time to measure your distributer bodies. However, I'm not sure what it is that you measured. My upper body has a machined area where it mates to the base. When I...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-19-2011, 01:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,715
Posted By 28 Special Coupe
Re: Loose Distributer Body

Thanks for your replies, guys. I'm hoping it's just the body that's out of tolerance. Once I can verify that's the case then I'll probably replace it, assuming I can find one that's snug. The tape...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-18-2011, 11:55 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,715
Posted By 28 Special Coupe
Loose Distributer Body

I was working on my distributer a few days ago and I noticed that there was some electrical tape wrapped around the inside perimeter of the upper body where it mates with the base. I removed the tape...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-17-2011, 12:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 775
Posted By 28 Special Coupe
Re: Brass GAV Seat Question

Well, I figured I was being too nit picky, but I like things to look right if at all possible. I guess I better screw the seat back in tight and not worry about how it looks.

Thanks for your...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-17-2011, 12:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,606
Posted By 28 Special Coupe
Re: USA or Import Steering Gears?

Wow, that is suprising. I'll give it a try and see if it makes a difference.



That's basically why I started this thread. I saw they were having the sale and thought it might be good to take...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-16-2011, 08:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 775
Posted By 28 Special Coupe
Brass GAV Seat Question

I have an older Zenith carb with the brass GAV seat. When I first got the car, the GAV dial inside the car would point straight up when it was fully closed. After I had a fellow club member rebuild...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-16-2011, 07:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,606
Posted By 28 Special Coupe
Re: USA or Import Steering Gears?

Thanks for your comments, guys. You've convinced me that I'm putting the cart before the horse. I'm going to take a step back and spend some time looking everything over before I go any further.
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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-15-2011, 01:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,606
Posted By 28 Special Coupe
USA or Import Steering Gears?

I've been thinking about rebuilding my 7-tooth gearbox lately due to the fact that I have about 5 or 6 inches of play in my wheel. It makes it really exciting to drive on a windy day.

Anyhow, I...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-15-2011, 12:48 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,910
Posted By 28 Special Coupe
Re: Am I asking for trouble

I replaced my 4 studs with the new bolts without any problems at all. I applied some liquid wrench on them and let it soak in for a few hours. The studs came out easily with vise grips.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-12-2011, 12:47 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,885
Posted By 28 Special Coupe
Re: cast iron drums

Check out Brattons. They carry ductile iron hubs and drums that are made in the USA. They claim they're 2 times stronger than standard cast iron.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-08-2011, 12:42 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,246
Posted By 28 Special Coupe
Re: Looking for a new radiator at a reasonable price. Any ideas?

I have a Brassworks 10 fin per inch in my '28 Special Coupe. It's definitely been worth the money. I've been driving around in 100+ degree heat the past few weeks and it's performed beautifully. ...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-29-2011, 11:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 980
Posted By 28 Special Coupe
Re: Stewart Warner Armature Threads

Sounds like a great plan. Unfortunately that exceeds my skill set. Please let us know how it turns out.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-28-2011, 01:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 980
Posted By 28 Special Coupe
Re: Stewart Warner Armature Threads

Make it 39! I found out that they were left hand threads after I broke mine. :mad: I had to glue the ratchet wheel on with JB Weld. It worked for a while until the windings started shorting out due...
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