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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 02:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 120
Posted By Joe K
Re: 1928 Model A Truck

As it stands unless somebody has further knowledge of the passage of engines from the production line to the truck line (IIRC, there was some delay) then I would guess this engine is early - but a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 02:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 51
Posted By Joe K
Re: Head value

Two weeks ago I bought a standard head at Epping, NH Antique auto flea market for $20. It looks good and sounds uncracked.

About two months ago I responded to an ad on Craigslist for "Model A...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 11:17 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 247
Posted By Joe K
Re: Fan cracked!!

The problem with original fans is one of "rust" - well besides cracks.

Hold the blade between your fingers and feel if there is any "thickened" portions of the blade - a "bubble" if you will. ...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 07:53 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 682
Posted By Joe K
Re: Spindle Arm Nut

The only thing I could think of is the horizontal rods are not perpendicular to the brake fork shaft. As they're not perhaps it introduces ANOTHER lost motion to be made up each time on application...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 07:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 147
Posted By Joe K
Re: Gemmer or Ford two tooth steering box?

The original "Gemmer" boxes had the straight rollers on conical seats. Today to rebuild one of these fully requires using the now available later A-3550-C parts including replacement of the worm,...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 02:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 147
Posted By Joe K
Re: Gemmer or Ford two tooth steering box?

The Judging Standards indicated 5 different two-tooth steering boxes.

The three styles marked Gemmer go to June 1930 and incorporate the "straight roller" design which was outmoded by those...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 01:28 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 682
Posted By Joe K
Re: Spindle Arm Nut

The brake arms should be installed to tilt "away" from the centerline of the car January 1930 through end of production. There is a right and a left arm and the ends of the arms where the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 01:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 274
Posted By Joe K
Re: Rear spring shackle

Normal bushing reamers are 0.570 (A 14.5mm drill is commonly used for this as the fit is not precise) 37/64 (0.578) is close but if you're running small on the shackle 9/16 (0.5625) is the next...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 10:04 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 274
Posted By Joe K
Re: Rear spring shackle

You don't tell us which car you have.

On the truck the 10 leaf spring is "tensioned" to the shackles. You have to somehow "compress" (and thereby extend the eyes) of the spring somehow (Victor...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 09:26 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 682
Posted By Joe K
Re: Spindle Arm Nut

If you mean the king-pin lock pin - then yes.

Two reasons.

One: the hole for the lock-pin in the axle is "straight" - and can be chased with a reamer to clean up rust. However, the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 08:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 387
Posted By Joe K
Re: AUTOLITE heater

Around here $20 to $40 EACH. I passed on one which was $15 and willing to dicker, but the connection end had a crack out of it and why bother when another $10 would buy me the undamaged part.
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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 08:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 364
Posted By Joe K
Re: And the parts come rolling out . . .

Bottom of the light switch rod. Holds the light switch "spider" in place.

Spider is BEFORE the entire light switch "bulb" is placed. The light switch rod should be sticking out at the center...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 08:29 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 364
Posted By Joe K
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-14-2019, 02:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 368
Posted By Joe K
Re: adjustable tappets

My rebuilder recommended the single nut.

My first opinion was double nut - but never having any experience with either I asked him why for his preference.

"The double nut version relies on...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-14-2019, 09:40 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 481
Posted By Joe K
Re: Hub puller question

With the generous thread on the thumb-nut, it may work on either the "raised ridge" version hub AND the groove style.


Joe K
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-13-2019, 08:25 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 682
Posted By Joe K
Re: Spindle Arm Nut

And 400 miles is not that much in the scheme of things.

Were it mine, I would take the parts apart, clean up the seats (both pieces) and you'll be able to tell if it has been "hammered." And...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-13-2019, 01:44 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 682
Posted By Joe K
Re: Spindle Arm Nut

Yes.

The arm(s) (both sides actually) are on the BACKSIDE of the axle - and each is landed and oriented by a "square" portion which matches the "female square" built into the steering spindles. ...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-13-2019, 10:48 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 682
Posted By Joe K
Re: Spindle Arm Nut

Best would be a shim on the "nut" side under the nut. But be sure to "clean" the paint off of the spindle seat and spindle arm before installing - you may find the nut will now pull up and allow the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-10-2019, 07:52 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,487
Posted By Joe K
Re: What have you found working on your A?

I have mentioned putting sawdust into the transmission - I found the tranny in the truck shown as my avatar filled thusly - and the gears much as shown in another thread.

Funny, the seller of the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-09-2019, 02:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 464
Posted By Joe K
Re: model a amp meter

Same pix as the $17.38 meter, and like its picture brethren it includes FREE SHIPPING.

And - who can resist. Marked down from $10,000 to $9,500. And 63 sold!

What's to worry about? Its...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-08-2019, 07:14 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 616
Posted By Joe K
Re: Gear Tooth Pitting

Sawdust in the transmission will quiet it down.


Joe K
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-06-2019, 12:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 324
Posted By Joe K
Re: Rear main tube?

I had one break off. I know this because I found the tube in the bottom of the oil pan when it was down and apart for other reasons.

I think if your rear main gasketing/cork is all in place and...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-05-2019, 05:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 847
Posted By Joe K
Re: New Two Blade Fan

Also this can be caused by the "bridge" inside the cylinder head can be worn down and when the shaft/impeller is fitted to the pump with a proper 0.010 clearance/free motion, too much of the pump...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-04-2019, 08:03 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 542
Posted By Joe K
Re: Gordon Smith Model A compressor value

I paid $400 for my running one - but that was in 1981.

Old expression: You didn't pay too much, you just bought too soon.

Joe K
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-04-2019, 07:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 348
Posted By Joe K
Re: The Ford Century

Google Vision? I was on an airplane where someone in front of me had one of those devices on his glasses. He was sighted, I believe, but what little conversation I could hear indicated it was the...
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