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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-22-2019, 06:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 344
Posted By Tom Wesenberg
Re: Help disassembling rear left brake for 1929 Model A

Since the arms are upside down, they most likely are also on the wrong side.
The clevis has an angle to match the brake rod.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-22-2019, 05:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 450
Posted By Tom Wesenberg
Re: Weep hole Muffler

I don't start my antique cars unless they will be driven for at least 30 minutes, and that should be enough time and heat to get rid of condensation.
Besides that, I have a stainless Aires, which...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-20-2019, 08:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 496
Posted By Tom Wesenberg
Re: Battery price

Yep, that's a good price these days, and my Fleet Farm 6 volt batteries last more than 10 years.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-20-2019, 08:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 289
Posted By Tom Wesenberg
Re: interior handle sleeve nut fit?

There might be a lock washer stuck inside the pocket of the handle.
If not, then I'd trim the inner edge for a flush fit.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-20-2019, 08:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 295
Posted By Tom Wesenberg
Re: Carb problims

I wouldn't pay $200, but I agree with Joe that the separate ferrule is the way to go.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-19-2019, 10:20 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,099
Posted By Tom Wesenberg
Re: Sanity check on lubing springs in place

Just squirt ATF or oil on the springs and go for a drive. The oil will migrate between the leaves. When I first bought my 29 Tudor, the springs were bone dry and lightly rusted, so the car rode like...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-19-2019, 09:46 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 517
Posted By Tom Wesenberg
Re: shavings found in light switch body

Bert's might have the original early switch plate. I bought my light wiring harness from Sacramento Vintage Ford, as they have a harness machine and make their own harness, and make it the correct...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-17-2019, 12:33 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 178
Posted By Tom Wesenberg
Re: 29 coupe running boards

Original boards are made that way.
Most of the repro boards cheap out and just have a flat outer edge lip.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-16-2019, 11:24 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,198
Posted By Tom Wesenberg
Re: Engine Blow By or Not

As soon as I removed the flex pipe, then the left side of the engine got a light coating of oil mist.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-16-2019, 11:19 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,191
Posted By Tom Wesenberg
Re: '29 A Town Sedan, over heating

There aren't a lot of GOOD radiator shops left, and it sounds like you got a fair deal on the price. Where is this shop?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-15-2019, 08:26 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 555
Posted By Tom Wesenberg
Re: steering column removal

By removing the 4 bolts on the side of the steering box, you have messed with some of the steering adjustments, so be sure to follow the correct setup procedure in the SERVICE BULLETINS.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-14-2019, 01:51 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,379
Posted By Tom Wesenberg
Re: fun day with un expected bonus

The bad thing about the honeycomb radiator is that it can't be rodded out.
It may be the right fit for a 28, but Model A's never came new with honeycomb radiators.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-14-2019, 01:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 566
Posted By Tom Wesenberg
Re: Rear Spring

In addition to what Tom just posted, be sure you use quality C-clamps, NOT Harbor Freight clamps.
Some H/F tools are OK, but not the C-clamps, which have the strength of a dried cow pie.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-13-2019, 10:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 430
Posted By Tom Wesenberg
Re: Radiator overflow

Radiator caps are NOT vented, and should not loose antifreeze anywhere except out the overflow tube.
Someone may have used a gas cap on the radiator.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-13-2019, 10:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 506
Posted By Tom Wesenberg
Re: Leakless Water Pump

I agree.
I rebuilt my pump as original, and it's been leakless for over 20 years. I now use the double lip seal in the rear bushing, to better keep the grease and antifreeze separate, but otherwise...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-12-2019, 09:36 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 573
Posted By Tom Wesenberg
Re: Distributor help

Remove the lock nut and screw on the side of the head, so you can spray penetrating oil onto the shaft through that hole. Distributor puller is a must. I have pried with two screw drives and had...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-11-2019, 10:57 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 457
Posted By Tom Wesenberg
Re: Generator question

Same with me. My 28 has all stock original lights, and it shines down the road just fine. My reflectors are original and have good silver plating.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-11-2019, 10:35 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 776
Posted By Tom Wesenberg
Re: Smaller wheels for transport?

Perfect solution, and you may find parts there that you need.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-11-2019, 10:29 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 674
Posted By Tom Wesenberg
Re: Is a gasket needed between transmission and bell housing?

I was wondering the same thing, and never heard of doing this before.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-11-2019, 10:15 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 457
Posted By Tom Wesenberg
Re: Generator question

Any pictures of the generator and cutout? You mentioned 2 coils, so it sounds like a 1932 or later generator with a cutout coil and voltage regulator coil. These were used on early Fords with a radio...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-11-2019, 10:06 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,428
Posted By Tom Wesenberg
Re: What’s this Box???

I agree with Ernie, and the wiring isn't too expensive.
Don't eat out a few times, and it's paid for.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-11-2019, 10:02 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 504
Posted By Tom Wesenberg
Re: Engine no run

The only problem here is the points will measure battery voltage when they are open, and they will be 0 volts when they are closed. You'd have to measure the voltage at the coil points terminal if...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-11-2019, 09:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 240
Posted By Tom Wesenberg
Re: Uploading Files

I have an Olympus 4.1 megapixel camera set on medium JPEG resolution, and the pictures are very clear and load easily without any resizing. I can even have them printed into 8 x 10 photos, and they...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-09-2019, 09:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 166
Posted By Tom Wesenberg
Re: radiator for doodlebug

My 1928 all stock and original fan, radiator, and shroud has a 1" space from the water pump shaft to the radiator core.
I've seen as little as 1/2", but wouldn't want less than that.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-09-2019, 12:45 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 517
Posted By Tom Wesenberg
Re: Cylinder temperature

I checked my block a few years ago and my readings were just as Kurt found.
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