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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 05:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 133
Posted By Joe K
Re: Brake/Stop light switch or ground issue?

Wiring Diagram


https://lesmodela.files.wordpress.com/2017/10/wiring-diagram.pdf


You need the right tools to do diagnosis. A roadmap is essential with wiring.


Joe K
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 09:54 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 469
Posted By Joe K
Re: 1940 or today?

Interesting. One imagines that in 1940 that view/scene was open fields.

Dad used to bring us as kids "over the meadow and through the woods" cutting diagonally in the backwoods of Bridgewater,...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-03-2020, 08:58 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 186
Posted By Joe K
Re: Resurfacing a flywheel?

And doing it this way removes any necessity for re-adjustment of the fingers/positions. You will have to adjust the throwout bearing - but that happens as the clutch wears also and would normally...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-03-2020, 08:15 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 186
Posted By Joe K
Re: Resurfacing a flywheel?

You will notice at the perimeter of the flywheel friction surface a "recess." You may cut back the flywheel friction surface not to exceed this depth.

Of course cutting back will require...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-02-2020, 10:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 512
Posted By Joe K
Re: Hair-Line Crack

Usually just blasting clean will make a crack visible. If not you can dip the carburetor body in paint thinner (mineral spirits) wipe it off quick and find any cracks.

Magnaflux would be the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-02-2020, 10:41 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 408
Posted By Joe K
Re: Carburator Update

It is possible to remove the circlip and "bend" the fingers by pushing an awl down the GAV housing throat. One has to be careful not to push too far lest one break off a finger.

The GAV housing...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-02-2020, 07:28 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 355
Posted By Joe K
Re: 29 Tudor front floor board question

An original floor board (Linderman Construction) is 0.656 thickness.

Linderman construction is written up (along with floorboards dimension) in "How to Restore Your Model A" Volume 6 (p.36) and...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-01-2020, 08:23 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 178
Posted By Joe K
Re: 21 rim hub flange

My "B" style wheels (the later Model A wheels which became standard after the brake system changes/hubs were complete) measure 1-1/2 from the point where they meet the hub to the "turn" of the wheel...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-01-2020, 07:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 408
Posted By Joe K
Re: Carburator Update

I think what has happened is someone set the GAV overly tight, the needle has now "galled" to its seat, and preventing relative motion.

The GAV needle passes through the housing part you see. ...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-31-2020, 01:02 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,559
Posted By Joe K
Re: Crime Does Not Pay.

I am reminded of parking my pickup truck in the company lot in the center of Cambridge, MA. Lot unmonitored - although the company DID charge employees to park there. (explanation being EVERY...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-31-2020, 11:15 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 12,157
Posted By Joe K
Re: 1929, model a pickup bed sill plates?

The "bed boards" (those hardwood boards which make up the rear bed surface and are held by unusual metal "keeper strips" and unusual square bolts and washers) are shown in "The Ford Model A as Henry...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-31-2020, 10:22 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 682
Posted By Joe K
Re: Adding castor to the axle

Classic bent axle for the Model A front is right king-pin "pushed back" from co-linear with the other kingpin/spring perch/spring perch. Its what happens when you hit a pot-hole at the right side of...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-30-2020, 04:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 264
Posted By Joe K
Re: Water Pump Removal

28-29 shroud CAN come off but doesn't have to.

Removing the upper hose (this can be a challenge all by itself) allows one to "tilt" the radiator forward once the radiator/hood rods are removed,...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-30-2020, 04:28 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 682
Posted By Joe K
Re: Adding castor to the axle

https://static.speedwaymotors.com/images/charts/How-CasterAngle.gif
Looks like adding blocks between the wishbone ball mount and the transmission might do it.

Alternatively heat & bend the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-29-2020, 07:13 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 946
Posted By Joe K
Re: who did this diagram?

"We see so far because we stand on the shoulders of giants."


I have jested and substituted "toes" for "shoulders" but it may be more accurate.


Joe K
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-29-2020, 08:47 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 376
Posted By Joe K
Re: Carb issue - 29 CCPU

Or gas flow problems. Attach an "alternate temporary supply" first and see if it will keep running.

Those 80 year old gas tanks attract (and generate) all sorts of foreign objects which like...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-28-2020, 09:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 222
Posted By Joe K
Re: Stuck GAV

The "fingers" can be adjusted. I used an ice pick pushed down into where the GAV needle fits to bend slightly the fingers and the "c-clip."

Alternatively you can remove the c-clip and try...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-26-2020, 01:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 564
Posted By Joe K
Re: Surging at idle with spark where it should be

So where is spark where it should be for you?

Vince Falter indicates it should be fully retarded at start, then advanced slightly at idle. Then proportionately advanced to perhaps a little more...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-25-2020, 02:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 554
Posted By Joe K
Re: Thrust bearings from Boston Gear?

When you approach the bearing page starting from bostongear.com, I come to the same issue with their web page. This looks like some kind of InternetVirus - isn't this the time?

I will venture an...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-25-2020, 09:22 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 598
Posted By Joe K
Re: Manifolds

I have drilled out and threaded several in my experience. Most, in fact.

Best done using the head twisted off and then grind the stub down so it's nearly level with the exhaust manifold...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-24-2020, 05:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 544
Posted By Joe K
Re: Kewanee Green, cant find it anywhere.

That would be the standard to which all Kewanee Green cars are painted. But alas time and the local matcher originally may conspire together to make your car a different Kewanee Green.

Paint...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-23-2020, 08:49 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 507
Posted By Joe K
Re: Two tooth stearing box

I believe that is Victor Page's book. One of the first "do it yourself" books.

I have the same book. My binding has deteriorated, pages loose, so I took it all apart, cleaned the cement off...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-22-2020, 09:09 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 609
Posted By Joe K
Re: Rootlieb vs quality

Plus 1 on the Rootlieb reinforcement. Obviously put there for a reason "back in the day." My original boards WERE sway backed a bit on the driver's side. So I will be leaving the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-21-2020, 08:57 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,317
Posted By Joe K
Re: Tom Endy: Transmission Bearings (Hyatt style)

When you install the cluster gear DON'T use the spacer between the short bearing (large end gear) and the long bearing (small end gear)

Instead choose three bearings that will fit the space. ...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-19-2020, 02:28 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,159
Posted By Joe K
Re: float valve

The tractor now has a viton tip valve. Unfortunately the alcohol in the gas seems to cause the valve to "hang up" certainly for first start in the spring - and rarely thereafter if I miss mowing...
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