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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-25-2020, 07:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 364
Posted By larrys40
Re: Sport Coupe Top - Need Help

Bob
They are a difficult top , but the key is patience and analyze all you are doing BEFORE you make any cuts. The key is pulling the material tight to pull any buckled areas smooth .
I have a 30...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-30-2020, 08:29 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 940
Posted By larrys40
Re: Throw out bearing spring replacement

Make sure your pedals and hub are free . If thereís lots of old grease and or gardeners grease take a little brake clean and spray around the clutch hub ( pedal depress) toward the back end. Do what...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-29-2020, 06:56 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 940
Posted By larrys40
Re: Throw out bearing spring replacement

The reproduction springs have too long a tail on them.
Do yourself a favor and cut the tails shorter before you try to install. Otherwise you will be fighting it tremendously . I use a heavy...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-25-2020, 11:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 783
Posted By larrys40
Re: Rear axle questions

Conaway,
Like Tom I have done many rear axles. My experience and setup is exactly Tom's. After doing many you get a feel for it, although so I can relay my setup to the customer I like to check...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-07-2020, 09:14 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 738
Posted By larrys40
Re: Carb identify

It is a marvel scheibler sold by western auto, sears, etc back in the aftermarket replacement days. Decent carbs but not typically any parts available for them .
Larry
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-07-2020, 06:36 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 182
Posted By larrys40
Heading back from Gilmore to St Louis

Dropped off an A at Gilmore and heading back to St. Louis tomorrow. Let me know if anyone needs a haul near St Louis.
Larry shepard
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-03-2020, 07:52 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 556
Posted By larrys40
Re: alternator

Duke,
Yes tom Wagner has without question the best alternator and bracket out there.
Tom is part of our st Louis Model A club and is not only a great knowledgeable guy on auto electrics but has the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-14-2020, 08:13 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,876
Posted By larrys40
Re: Model A Day at Gilmore Cancelled!!!

With sadness but it is the wise decision. There will be another year.
I’m still on for my seminar if they wish for next year.
Everyone’s health is paramount .
Larry shepard
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-08-2020, 11:37 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,508
Posted By larrys40
Re: Water Pump Removal

I have done many, countless pumps and in my opinion after doing several hundred and more the newfake bolts really donít effect if the head clears or not as the pump needs to come out to clear the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-06-2020, 09:44 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 949
Posted By larrys40
Re: Ford Script Distributor Body

Steve
The 2 pin notch was universal to be used on b as well. You will notice if you look at the slot opening there is probably a step. It should be filed down to work on an A otherwise it will force...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-28-2020, 08:10 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 743
Posted By larrys40
Re: Zenith Carb. Issue

Ok that is good to know... I spoke to him last year and he said he didnít do any of them any more when we spoke last year. It sounds like I misunderstood . Good to hear heís still supplying flow...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-28-2020, 01:12 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 743
Posted By larrys40
Re: Zenith Carb. Issue

Correcting my post to say Dave Renner is still supplying flowxtested jets, just not rebuilding carbs any longer. It’s amazing by flow testing you can realize not even all jets point the stream of...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-26-2020, 08:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 743
Posted By larrys40
Re: Zenith Carb. Issue

Look for a plugged cap and/or main jet.
Today’s fuels will gel fairly quickly if not run now and then.
They are the two jets that are in the Venturi opening when you separate the halves
Larry...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-24-2020, 02:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,153
Posted By larrys40
Re: Low braking phenomena

Phred

Not sure if you have located the trouble yet but as hinted above
There are several key things to check out I would look at first.
I’ve done much A brake work and comprehensive restores ...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-22-2020, 08:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,247
Posted By larrys40
Re: Zenith carb

Are you sure It’s the drain plug?
Put a finger in the carb throat and see if it’s wet on the bottom . If it is wet , it is not your drain plug. It is your float valve or float level.
Larry shepard
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-20-2020, 02:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 387
Posted By larrys40
Re: Multiple Disk Clutch

If you don’t find anyone near you let me know . I do them on occasion as I have the Krw compressor but parts are limited.
Larry shepard
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-13-2020, 01:01 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,062
Posted By larrys40
Re: Engine is rough when accelerating

Dave
I think Brent gave you the correct advise. Unless you have a sticking valve the marvel oil won’t do anything. It sounds like you need more from the gav carb adjustment which is the dash Choke...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-13-2020, 12:53 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,122
Posted By larrys40
Re: Which Car-Like Vehicles Can Tow a Model A?

Truly vintage gave good advice . Tow with a Pickuo and get fix ( get the wife to flex) no pun intended. The weight ratio and not just power is he issue. Much safer with a pickup. Buy a good used one...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-10-2020, 10:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 657
Posted By larrys40
Re: Replacing rear motor mount

Doing the mounts with engine in is a significant job. Remove muffler, floorboards etc to gain access.
As was said in above post and is good advice you will need to support the engine with a JS k...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-08-2020, 07:15 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 738
Posted By larrys40
Re: Rear End Questions

No I know if no one who has rebuilts on hand.
They are done on an as needed basis.
I tore one down last week for a guy and he was present when I tore it down. His friend said to run it. It had...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-07-2020, 10:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 738
Posted By larrys40
Re: Rear End Questions

Brett
I have rebuilt hundreds of them... first of all he inner seals even if shot aren’t going to hurt anything in the meantime. Your rear axle lube typically doesn’t travel up that far, and if it...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-03-2020, 09:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 500
Posted By larrys40
Re: 30 Tudor vacuum wiper

Tom
You are welcome and thanks ... it is ficken wiper service. Not sure what their number is but my suggestion is to try and find a trico kcx1 wiper motor. They are the later manufactured trico...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-02-2020, 07:10 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 916
Posted By larrys40
Re: Difficult time getting gas gauge bezel off

You can try a heat gun ( no flame!) to heat the outer ring a little. Should be safe as long as tank isn’t leaking fuel. Best if it’s an old tank that hasn’t had fuel in it for a while. fuel weeping...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-02-2020, 07:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 500
Posted By larrys40
Re: 30 Tudor vacuum wiper

Tom, it attaches with two screws to the windshield frame and the slot in the header filler is where the control falls so it can open and close with the opening of the windshield . The hole for the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-27-2020, 08:07 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,162
Posted By larrys40
Re: Rear Hub Assembly

Your axle key now reversed of what it was looks worn as I can see a previous ridge line in the side of the key. Check to see if you can feel one or if it’s just the photo. It must fit tight in...
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