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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-04-2019, 11:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 301
Posted By duke36
Re: Rear spring shackles

Just did it with rear spreader and clamps for added security. There are a couple of repro shackles made; get the latest ones that look like originals with grease grooves irrespective of country...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-03-2019, 04:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 463
Posted By duke36
Re: Alternator Replacement 12V

Try Wagner Products Company; 6 and 12 volt 1 wire alternators for Model A's.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-01-2019, 01:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 358
Posted By duke36
Re: F150 overdrive

I have the setup from the early '90's by Dave Delmue in Cal. Not sure what the ratios are but an RTS T170FT (which I think Dave uses) tranny is set up for D18 or D20 alum cases. Ratios are 1st 3.25...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-18-2019, 05:36 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,693
Posted By duke36
Re: I am so happy......With my 1500W gear oil...

I've tried the vendors' 600 in the rear end which looks and feels like modern Chevron SAE 140 I have in a pail. Am now trying 1500w (modern non synthetic SAE 250) from Summit racing which doesn't...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-18-2019, 05:28 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 787
Posted By duke36
Re: Is a Horn Relay Necessary?

My original Ford 6 volt horn has a relay for the 12 volt wiring system.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-17-2019, 10:51 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 884
Posted By duke36
Re: Sound deadening suggestions

Yup; had an original that had an asphalt looking material only inside the doors. I used solvent based roof patch to complement it.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-15-2019, 09:07 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 884
Posted By duke36
Re: Sound deadening suggestions

Be reminded of insulation in doors and window quarters that can get wet
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-13-2019, 01:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 845
Posted By duke36
Re: Modern Shocks any good?

Are the Brattons shocks black color? The are probably gas assist, not pure hydraulics (softer rebound)which are usually only available for some foreign cars. A couple of suggestions: remove the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-11-2019, 10:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 845
Posted By duke36
Re: Modern Shocks any good?

Pete is correct; the vendors' tube offerings were too stiff for my sedan. Some say 60's VW shocks are softer.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-10-2019, 11:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 491
Posted By duke36
Re: Bud vases and brackets

Go to Modeltford.com. (Langs car parts) They have them , $50 set. I have original period brackets like those shown to fit the hex vases.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-10-2019, 11:28 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 505
Posted By duke36
Re: GAV and alcohol

I can relate a short story about an A I had back in the 1960's. A friend who was a master welder during WW2. etc. brazed a fitting on the '30 gas tank firewall while in the car. We drained the fuel,...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-05-2019, 07:05 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 14,778
Posted By duke36
Re: U-Joint Prepacking

Bought a few tubes of John Deere thinking it would solve the issue with some vendors' 600wt which is modern SAE 140 oil, too thin. Using the cornehad in the ujoint became liquified and tended to drip...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-04-2019, 09:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 354
Posted By duke36
Re: Front spring

Wonder if the top leaf can be removed or shaved if the stock ride height is altered (raised) by the repro springs?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-01-2019, 12:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 697
Posted By duke36
Re: Electronic Flasher

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Same experience though with 12 volt system. Never quite figured out why but went with non-electronic flasher and good grounds at flasher and switch.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-29-2019, 04:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 263
Posted By duke36
Re: Return to the Rear Float a Motor Thread

With FAMs on a larger and heavier F150 tranny, the rear adapter can't be used so we use an angle and approx 1/8" pad on the cross member so as not to stress the rear mounts, etc. With your tranny,...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-22-2019, 09:44 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 842
Posted By duke36
Re: Hi compression head and stock ignition

Same here with h.c.head, very sensitive to spark adjustments; also the stock ignition gives more ability to retard on steep hills to prevent knocking which may happen with the Zippers, etc.
Does...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-21-2019, 10:47 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 244
Posted By duke36
Re: Problem with a SignalStat turn signal switch

Had a light issue also. Mine is hot all the time, not wired to the switch. Took the lever cover off and checked the bulb and contacts which were gummed up with grease and misaligned. Be careful as...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-19-2019, 10:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 535
Posted By duke36
Re: Fuel shut off

I get my 90 deg from Ace Hardware, Amazon, MSC DIRECT, or similar with viton seal. Recollection it's 1/8" MINI with compression and assorted brass fittings to connect after the filter. Check on line.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-19-2019, 04:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 535
Posted By duke36
Re: Fuel shut off

Yup; not for show, but get rid of the orig. style and use a new modern lever ball valve cut into the gas line with compression fittings. If inside valve, don't want fuel inside the car. Suggest also...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-19-2019, 03:56 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,565
Posted By duke36
Re: Help! Tie rod end install

What length are the springs, approx 1" ?? Maybe too stiff? I have to use a plastic hammer to knock the rods over the balls sometimes. The springs should compress approx. 25% , so if 1 " long, approx....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-19-2019, 03:49 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,094
Posted By duke36
Re: What do you make of this

Head leaking, extra clamp for thermostat at upper gooseneck? 4 blade fan to be changed to 2 blade for safety?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-18-2019, 10:31 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 351
Posted By duke36
Re: 1931 steering column brace bracket installation in......

Did you try to see if it fits or can be adapted somehow under the dash rail on your '29 ? That style is used as you state on later cars with 2 tooth steering and bolts to the cross rail mating...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-17-2019, 09:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 617
Posted By duke36
Re: Returning member, changing priorities

The De Angles ,Henry, Francis Ford Model A book has good pictures of the wood body structures. If possible , look for a Slant window sedan, has virtually no wood in it , Murray and Briggs made the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-17-2019, 09:51 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 652
Posted By duke36
Re: USB charger socket for 6 V system

Ditto: and one can mount the angle bracket under the gas tank with professional grade 2 sided moulding tape
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-17-2019, 09:44 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 946
Posted By duke36
Re: Timing

That wrench only found by me to be approximate..Use Marco Tahtaras method or the Service Bulletins and a bulb (with 2 pigtails/alligator clips soldered to it) on the points arm to ground to check...
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