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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-02-2014, 04:27 AM
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Views: 842
Posted By Rubatoguy
Still trying to get front seat out

Here are some photos of the front bottom seat cushion in my '30-'31 coupe. As you can see it is missing the adjusting knob. It looks like it may have somehow been bolted through the sides. I can't...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-02-2014, 04:22 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,206
Posted By Rubatoguy
Running board mount does not line up

I was looking at my Dad's model a ('30-'31 coupe) and noticed that the running board does not line up with the frame bracket. It looks like my Dad made a hole where the body had one but the frame...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-07-2014, 10:54 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 7,241
Posted By Rubatoguy
Re: JB Weld on crank end housing?

It does look like a large steel half-washer that is JBWelded to the end of the cap. I didn't know if that was a real factory part, or something that was creatively improvised. When my Dad got this...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-07-2014, 03:45 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 7,241
Posted By Rubatoguy
Re: JB Weld on crank end housing?

So perhaps someone can clue me in, since I have never seen a B rear main bearing cap - the JBWeld looks like it is holding a section of the cap on - but I don't know if this is part of the casting,...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-06-2014, 11:03 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 840
Posted By Rubatoguy
For the life of me I can't get the seat out!

I have a '31 coupe that I want to remove the front seat. There is no adjuster at the center underside of the seat. It looks like it has tracks, but no amount of budging can move the seat. I have...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-06-2014, 10:55 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,990
Posted By Rubatoguy
Re: Expected Piston wear?

The story is that when the engine was received from the rebuilder - back in the 1980's it had a knock. Taken to a local shop who found the main bearings too loose and a rag in one of the oil...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-06-2014, 10:49 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 7,241
Posted By Rubatoguy
Re: JB Weld on crank end housing?

So for the mystery of the studs, those are engine studs that I used to support the flywheel as I screwed a long cap screw though the starter mount to walk it off the crankshaft. If you look at my...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-06-2014, 02:10 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,990
Posted By Rubatoguy
Re: Expected Piston wear?

Sorry - the photo did not post on the first try.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-06-2014, 02:08 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,990
Posted By Rubatoguy
Expected Piston wear?

This piston probably has about 4 hours of use. Are the marks that look like scratches on the piston a normal wear pattern? The engine had been overheating to the point the starter could not turn it...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-06-2014, 02:02 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 7,241
Posted By Rubatoguy
JB Weld on crank end housing?

I pulled the flywheel on my model A engine and found this - It looks like the rebuilder used JB Weld to form half of the end of the crank end bearing housing. Is this done very often and an accepted...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-05-2013, 08:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,934
Posted By Rubatoguy
Re: Oil pump drive

Is the Ford works still in business? If you search the web it says they are not in business and the google photo of the location has a big sign that says "For Lease." If they are not out of business,...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-05-2013, 08:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,934
Posted By Rubatoguy
Re: Oil pump drive

I've posted other photos of the engine - search for Rubatoguy as the poster. When received the engine had a knock and was taken to a local bay area shop - Mal's A sales, who discovered the oil pump...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-05-2013, 08:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,108
Posted By Rubatoguy
Re: cotter pin in flywheel housing

What a clever solution. Thanks for solving the mystery!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-05-2013, 09:55 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,108
Posted By Rubatoguy
cotter pin in flywheel housing

Can anyone tell me why you would do this?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-05-2013, 09:45 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,676
Posted By Rubatoguy
Timing gear nut

Is it common practice to use a screwdriver and hammer to secure the timing gear nut? Or is there a proper tool to use? Seems the rebuilder got a little lazy maybe?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-05-2013, 09:43 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,934
Posted By Rubatoguy
Oil pump drive

The teardown of the newly rebuilt engine (30 years ago) continues. Take a look at the oil pump drive. Can anyone tell me the clearance reccomended in the photo below, and if the top piece should have...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-28-2013, 01:45 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,935
Posted By Rubatoguy
Re: Babbit woes

Okay, for the curious, I dug through my papers and found my Dad's correspondence. (The re-builder was in LA not Portland.) It seems that when he got the engine, he heard a knock and took it to a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-27-2013, 02:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,742
Posted By Rubatoguy
Reccomendation for scale to balance engine parts

Can someone give me a reccomendaton for a scale with low margin of error to verify the weight of engine parts?

THanks
Todd
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-27-2013, 11:21 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,935
Posted By Rubatoguy
Babbit woes

Taking apart my Dad's B engine that was rebuilt by a very large antique engine rebuilder in the early 80's, never ran correctly, (overheating & bad oil pump install) then sat for 20 years. The engine...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-21-2013, 04:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,976
Posted By Rubatoguy
Re: Is this normal? (Piston rod)

Here are the rod caps. The closer one is the one from the off-center piston rod. Note the wear patterns. Also, if you look on the side photo, you can see the babbit is not smooth - don't know if that...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-21-2013, 04:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,976
Posted By Rubatoguy
Re: Is this normal? (Piston rod)

Two are off center.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-20-2013, 10:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,976
Posted By Rubatoguy
Is this normal? (Piston rod)

Is this normal for a piston rod to be so far offset like this?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-06-2013, 09:05 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,386
Posted By Rubatoguy
Re: Correct way to fit Engine stand adapter

Thanks for all the great replies! I'll try them out and post the results. I had gone to HD looking for some grade 8 bolts. We have a WILCO farm supply store here that has a better selection, I will...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-05-2013, 02:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,386
Posted By Rubatoguy
Correct way to fit Engine stand adapter

I purchased an engine stand adapter - Ford part number, but am having trouble figuring out how to correctly attach it. It looks like it bolts to the water return outlet on the left side of the block,...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-02-2013, 02:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,518
Posted By Rubatoguy
Tool suggestion needed - micrometers

I am looking for suggestions for a dial indicator and cylinder bore micrometer.
Anyone have any suggestions?

thanks,
Todd
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