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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-23-2019, 09:07 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,764
Posted By John S
Re: Clutch pedal

Even if you installed the wrong shaft, the release bearing should contact the pressure plate fingers squarely all at the same time. I'm really starting to think the pressure plate is at fault causing...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-23-2019, 02:32 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,764
Posted By John S
Re: Clutch pedal

Just remove the inspection cover on the bell housing and see how much the release bearing and fork move when the pedal is pushed to the floor. This should tell you whether the pressure plate and disc...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-16-2019, 11:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 837
Posted By John S
Re: Transmission oil shields

If you use the original style bearings with no seal be sure to install the baffle facing the correct way. If they are installed backward the transmission will leak more oil than the Exxon Valdez.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-12-2019, 09:15 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,788
Posted By John S
Re: What roadside repairs have you made to keep your A going

We just got back from a 1000+ mile tour in Utah and Arizona and the only problem we had was a failed generator cut out. I keep a spare in my bag of tricks so this was no big deal to fix in the Bryce...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-19-2014, 11:00 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 15,529
Posted By John S
Re: New car surprises . . .

Good thing you tore it down, that loose seat would have been a killer. I've seen them come out and it ain't pretty. From my somewhat limited knowledge your head is a stock style replacement sold by...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-18-2014, 03:01 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,791
Posted By John S
Re: Why so many "Coupe" body styles?

A "leather" covered roof instead of steel, otherwise it's the same as a '28-9 standard coupe.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-18-2014, 12:57 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 8,928
Posted By John S
Re: Old cars in cuba

The question is, how many "good" cars were put away 30 or 40 years ago for lack of parts or money to keep them on the road?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-18-2014, 12:18 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 8,928
Posted By John S
Re: Old cars in cuba

Private ownership of computers in Cuba is zero without permit. I was reading about that this morning. A lot of things could change for the Cubans, but it's going to take time.


V8 COOPMAN beat...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-17-2014, 11:33 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 6,624
Posted By John S
Re: cleaning out pieces of oil

I used a shop vac to clean crap like that out of the lifter valley in my '68 Mustang. The engine is original and the intake had never been off.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-16-2014, 08:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,703
Posted By John S
Re: lead repair

There used to be a shop in Dallas, Chief Radiator, and they did their gas tank patching with a large forge-heated copper iron and sheet copper. It took longer to clean and bead blast the area to be...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-16-2014, 08:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,238
Posted By John S
Re: New car warranty in 1930?

90 days parts and 1500 miles labor if I'm reading it right. That's not very long.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-16-2014, 06:23 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,922
Posted By John S
Re: home made cylinder pressure tester

Here is a pretty good explanation of both a compression check and a leakdown test and what each one does:
Every decent maintenance schedule will have you doing a compression check every 15,000 or...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-16-2014, 09:19 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,140
Posted By John S
Re: pickup

Maybe the AA express term came from the Railway Express Agency using that body style.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-15-2014, 04:31 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,600
Posted By John S
Re: Points Gap

One thing that happened to me once was that the upper bushing in the distributor got dry and the friction made a lot of heat. The points closed up twice in less than 100 miles. I guess the rubbing...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-15-2014, 01:40 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,058
Posted By John S
Re: 1929 Special Coupe leg room

I moved the seatback on my special coupe as per the service bulletins and it helped a good deal, but leg room is still tight for me. As for the deal with the seat bottom and the door opening, I know...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-15-2014, 01:30 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,600
Posted By John S
Re: Points Gap

Here's a link for distributor cam lube. This small tube will last almost forever:

http://www.summitracing.com/parts/MAA-26015/
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-15-2014, 11:43 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,173
Posted By John S
Re: On dodlebugs

I had ideas of making a bug or tractor out of the AAs in my avitar but never did do it. I wish that I had.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-15-2014, 09:33 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,173
Posted By John S
Re: On dodlebugs

That's a good looking tractor. What did you use for rear wheels? With those wheels and lug tires it almost looks as large as a Ford 9N.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-12-2014, 10:19 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,607
Posted By John S
Re: Siera antifreeze

I run Prestone Low-Tox too. No foam, no problems.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-09-2014, 10:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,186
Posted By John S
Re: We lost a great one: Ron Davis

The Dallas Model A Ford Club will not be the same without him.
Rest In Peace Ron. See ya down the road.....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-05-2014, 06:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,477
Posted By John S
Re: OT: Check this out to see if you see the Model-A parts used....

The tea bag dippers are nice.:)

Does this thing meet OSHA specs?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-04-2014, 10:03 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,253
Posted By John S
Re: 7 tooth steering box lube

Here's a place with the Corn Head grease and cheap enough:
http://www.greenfarmparts.com/John-Deere-Corn-Head-Grease-AN102562-p/an102562.htm
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-29-2014, 09:48 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,429
Posted By John S
Re: "Rust is my favorite color" (not entirely Model A)

I didn't see much A stuff, but there is one heck of a lot of model T.

Looks like this is in Canada someplace.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-26-2014, 10:50 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 10,314
Posted By John S
Re: car hauler trailer

Really nice rig, first class for sure.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-24-2014, 01:52 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,530
Posted By John S
Re: Books about FORD

If I can get a copy, I want to read this one too. Sorensen was the main manufacturing force behind Henry, the guy that put his ideas into mass production.
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