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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 01:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 122
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Powerhouse generator armature restoration

I used to have access to a winding machine, I have been thinking of making an adapter for the sunnen hone, it works similar to the winding machine, it's still cheaper to buy a core for me, the past...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 11:56 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 122
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Powerhouse generator armature restoration

Do you mean rewinding--- or just turning commutator/resoldering connections
In the past I have rewound several---- it would cost too much today, --- even then(early80s)it was easier to buy another...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 11:34 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 660
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Really old gasoline question

It was a Mercedes diesel--- I panicked when it happened, quickly drains tank and filters and it was already gone, the car would run on bacon grease too--- used cooking oil, one of the best cars I...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 07:49 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 660
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Really old gasoline question

I did some experiments with old gas, first in the lawnmower--- it would spark knock in heavy grass--- the model A was empty, I put that gas in the A wet to the steepest hill around, the ocean city...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-14-2019, 01:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 481
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Spark plug insert came out with the plug

There are different styles--- take it with you to match it
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-09-2019, 09:44 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,564
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: 8ba rod bearing problem

The grinder has a hook opposite the grinding wheel, there was a motor to turn the rear wheel, or fit in the place of the starter to rotate the crankshaft , the grinder moves with the rod journal. It...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-09-2019, 07:52 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 650
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: rumble seat ins & outs

Cut out a piece of carpet to go around the step on the fender
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-08-2019, 06:42 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 622
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Gear Tooth Pitting

It will make the car move but 2nd will be quite loud
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-08-2019, 06:37 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 700
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Reliability

There's a different kind of reliability in a properly restored To original A, when you have a problem usually it is something simple that can be fixed alongside the road---- a modern car has...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-07-2019, 06:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 764
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: I found this in my Carburetor today

Looks like home made--- or possibly war time made with what they could get----- it's part of I'd plate from something
I used to cut apart oil filters to see what is inside, some were made with used...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-06-2019, 04:50 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 835
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: 36 Ford drag link orientation question

Does the crank hole line up with the crankshaft ratchet?--- perhaps the engine is too low in the chassis--- some later engine conversion need motor mounts with spacers
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-06-2019, 04:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 327
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Rear main tube?

The pan has baffles that would make it harder to see
Does it leak--?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-06-2019, 07:31 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 150
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: 47 1-ton wheel cylinder kits

cups can be bought by size
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-06-2019, 07:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 350
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: First 2 speed axles

I have seen a 34 big truck chassis with lever shift 2 speed rear
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-05-2019, 10:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 270
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Looking for suppliers of Piston Rings for aftermarket Split Skirt pistons

your pictures don't blow up too good, the single piece oil ring I have seen in some sets of "grant" brand rings (usually the cheapest set you can buy), original Ford replacement ring sets wit the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-05-2019, 07:26 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 835
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: 36 Ford drag link orientation question

show picture of pan---later merc pans have fit problems in early cars
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-05-2019, 07:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 270
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Looking for suppliers of Piston Rings for aftermarket Split Skirt pistons

original Ford pistons look like that, I have used the regular rings sold by vendors, if you want old style rings look in the swap for nos rings ----what size do you need
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-04-2019, 11:44 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 409
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: 36 Ford steering box question

is it leaking out the light switch or the sector shaft?, different fixes
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-04-2019, 04:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 211
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: 1947 shock dogbones

Recheck it after a while of driving, I have always used original NOS, find them in the 1$ boxes under the tables at flea markets----
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-04-2019, 11:41 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 548
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Gordon Smith Model A compressor value

A construction company paid me 1000$ for the use of it for a week, plus lunch for me to tend it
There's value in what it can do, and all the little hard to find parts like carb throttle bracket---...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-04-2019, 11:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 396
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Tricks to remove cutout cover?

I can see them in the picture, about 1 and 5 figuring as hands of clock, you can see the splatter on the seam between the base and cover
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-04-2019, 07:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 396
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Tricks to remove cutout cover?

I have taken dremel and and removed some metal from the inside of the base to weaken the spot weld to make it easier to break
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-04-2019, 06:46 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 743
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: WWII gas ration sticker placement?

The original 39 had the original sticker still on the back window on the side with the gas filler---
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-03-2019, 04:56 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,262
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: 8BA compression issues

I have used regular "shop air"--160 lbs or so
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-03-2019, 04:54 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,005
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Bouncey Car Needs Shocks

Have you checked the fluid levels in the shocks?
I pre set mine with long arm and weight like in the service bulletins---
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