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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 11:04 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 473
Posted By jb-ob
Re: 1929 tailpipe clamp picture

If one was to throw away the Service Bulletins, would the car be restored or just another hamstered hot rod ?

Fifty plus years in the Model A hobby, I realize we grossly over estimate our own...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 07:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 473
Posted By jb-ob
Re: 1929 tailpipe clamp picture

ERRR ? Read the first line in the Service Bulletins on p.327 regarding the tail pipe clamp....."To hold the muffler outlet pipe more rigidly and insure a tighter clamp on the pipe".

I've...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-14-2020, 10:49 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 802
Posted By jb-ob
Re: Knocking on start up

WHN 2X

I'll add to WHN, with the ignition key off, step on the starter for 10 - 15 seconds. Listen carefully as the engine sound will change as the oil from the pan is pumped up to bearings etc.....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-09-2020, 09:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 610
Posted By jb-ob
Re: It was the Condenser

You must have learned the rule by now, 'It's always the part you don't have with you that fails'.

I never leave home without a spare timing gear....a roadside adventure I can do without !
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-19-2020, 07:07 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 799
Posted By jb-ob
Re: 600w vs 90w

Now that the usual lectures and chest thumping are over, back to the man's question.

Can he use 90 w while living in Alaska..... if you shift carefully and don't mind possible additional leakage...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-13-2020, 10:30 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 543
Posted By jb-ob
Re: Early 60-A 2-window Fordor Sedans

I believe you will find the left side cowl vent was eliminated from production some time late August - early September 1928. (Late Service Letters)

Interesting at the same time the inner belt rail...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-11-2020, 10:35 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 633
Posted By jb-ob
Re: thoughts of(for) Medford, OR

Medford, Or is the home of Aries Mufflers ...earlier this week their shipments where delayed because of local fires.

Best wishes for them & others.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-11-2020, 09:01 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 537
Posted By jb-ob
Re: Early Model A Right Front Fender required

Yes 'AR' but which version of two ??
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-05-2020, 02:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 625
Posted By jb-ob
Re: Clutch Adjustment/Transmission Oil

Robert,

The clutch release arm is longer on a '28 multi-disc transmission giving better leverage than later style Model A. That & a bowl of 'Wheaties' in the AM and you'll be pulling thru them...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-04-2020, 08:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 625
Posted By jb-ob
Re: Clutch Adjustment/Transmission Oil

Robert,

I might have suggested that over rated 250 gear lube might be the problem, but in 'warm' Texas ??

My '28 with it's multi-disc clutch is not forgiving about missing shift points unlike...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-19-2020, 07:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 634
Posted By jb-ob
Re: Good bearing?

'Art',

If you don't have a radio in the car, that cluster gear will certainly sing to you.

jb
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-05-2020, 03:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 452
Posted By jb-ob
Re: Installation of parking brake coil spring ?

I just completed this exercise Sunday, not fun.

First thought was these repo springs must vary in resistance from original. It's one of those projects having you wonder "How did they do this on...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-03-2020, 06:03 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,790
Posted By jb-ob
Re: Taking the plunge into Model A ownership!

An old New York advertising slogan, "An educated consumer is our best customer".

Take your time & enjoy doing your home work about all the different body styles. I would narrow the the field by...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-02-2020, 07:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 496
Posted By jb-ob
Re: 20th June 1941

'Strong like bull, smart like truck'.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-30-2020, 01:17 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,511
Posted By jb-ob
Re: When is a "Model A" no longer a "Model A"

Has white walls ?? No longer a Model A.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-20-2020, 07:20 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,418
Posted By jb-ob
Re: Model A Estate Plans

"Not wanting to be a burden to your kids", wife, attorney, or fellow car buddies to dispose of your garage 'assets', MAYBE it's time you do it.

One of my cars I bought from a gentleman who was 86...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-19-2020, 08:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 655
Posted By jb-ob
Re: wet floor 30 A rumble seat area

A small kid & a flash light to tell Poppa where the water comes in.....and before Mom sees what the two of you are doing !
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-12-2020, 10:00 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,142
Posted By jb-ob
Re: 1930 Model A roadster on Ebay,original?

Original ... not hot rodded.

Definitely has all late '31 features.

More likely Grandpa lost the correct paper work, heirs are clueless other than the property is sold & the barn has to cleared...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-06-2020, 08:25 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 949
Posted By jb-ob
Re: Ford Script Distributor Body

Steve,

Easy enough to check the clearance between the rotor tip & contacts in the body, .025 - .035.

jb
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-22-2020, 07:55 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,153
Posted By jb-ob
Re: Low braking phenomena

Get Out & Under.....Check to see the service Brake Cross Shaft has full clear rotation not hitting the tranny, u-joint area.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-20-2020, 08:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 387
Posted By jb-ob
Re: Multiple Disk Clutch

Check with 'Ft. Wayne Clutch'...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-20-2020, 12:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 332
Posted By jb-ob
Re: stationwagon

Glen,

I friend of mine had a set made at a local auto top shop for about 1/2 of what he was quoted from L&B. If you have old curtains for patterns, better still.

Cliff says 'Hello'. jb
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-19-2020, 08:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 867
Posted By jb-ob
Re: 1928 Multi disc clutch transmission advice

Josh,

Some swear by them, others swear at them.

Hardest piece will be an identical flywheel (two types, one for the Abel starter and second post Oct.'28 Bendix style) that has the least...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-14-2020, 07:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 566
Posted By jb-ob
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-14-2020, 12:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 566
Posted By jb-ob
Re: 31 model A rear end question

Jim Brierly,

" ...modern 90 wt" ???

Not a challenge, respect where & how you've driven your Model A's, so you probably have a good thoughtful answer. Appreciate it if you share.

Thanks, jb
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