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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 02:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 203
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) Today, 09:40 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 374
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) Yesterday, 08:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 405
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) Yesterday, 01:44 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 405
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) Yesterday, 10:48 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 405
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: 1,428
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: 450
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: 605
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: 318
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: 835
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: 530
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: 340
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...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-03-2019, 08:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 396
Posted By Joe K
Re: early/late steering gear swap

ALL 2 Tooth steering are KEYED. Your spline wheel WILL NOT WORK with 2 tooth.

You have a couple of outs to get 2-Tooth steering.

1. Purchase a complete 1929 "Gemmer" 2-tooth steering...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-03-2019, 08:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 340
Posted By Joe K
The Ford Century

I had the pleasure of having my Ford Ranger Airbag Module being replaced in a recall yesterday. One hour scheduled to do the work and the truck is back in service with no hitches.

While waiting...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-03-2019, 07:32 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 734
Posted By Joe K
Re: Hi-Lo with internal gears - the dream AA accessory

I think anyone mechanically minded knows what they're getting into when they fit an overdrive into a (essentially) low powered car. However it may be done - and there is more than one way.
...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-02-2019, 02:35 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 734
Posted By Joe K
Re: Hi-Lo with internal gears - the dream AA accessory

Jim Schild's "AA Truck Supplement to the Restorer's Model A Shop Manual" phrases it this way (apparently a reprint of period literature):

These numbers are more consistent as the ratio of speed...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-02-2019, 12:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 387
Posted By Joe K
Re: Steering box help

Box needs to be "set up" according to directions shown online.

Check out http://modelabasics.com/twoTooth.pdf. Pick it up at step 3 as Dad probably already went over the initial.
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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-02-2019, 10:05 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 390
Posted By Joe K
Re: Timing a B engine with A Distributor

This would work too, except loose motion in your connecting rod bearings might make the actual TDC a little "dicey."

I could see as much as 10 degrees of fudge here depending.

You time using...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-02-2019, 09:01 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 390
Posted By Joe K
Re: Timing a B engine with A Distributor

I can see this would work and is akin to the "timing light" method I gave earlier except no timing light required.

How about removing the timing gear cover, and marking and drilling the timing...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-01-2019, 08:54 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 198
Posted By Joe K
Re: Dual Duty Unit

Vince Falter somewhere talks about the "Sextette" which was a Dual Duty axle coupled with a Warford Dual High (and maybe even used against the Ruxstell High-Low Intermediate Transmission.)

These...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-01-2019, 08:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 530
Posted By Joe K
Re: Gordon Smith Model A compressor value

Gordon Smith can be looked at two ways:

One as a sum of the objective parts to assemble one. In this case perhaps about $1700 of which the largest sum is the motor ($600) and the sheet-metal...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-01-2019, 05:09 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 734
Posted By Joe K
Re: Hi-Lo with internal gears - the dream AA accessory

The Ford Dual-High (two pedals on the floor and fitted after a three speed Model A Transmission) was reported in the period literature as a "30 Percent Increase in torque" or conversely a 30 percent...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-01-2019, 04:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 390
Posted By Joe K
Re: Timing a B engine with A Distributor

You either need to get the correct Model A timing gear cover, re-drill your present cover at the other end of that boss (possibly inexactly) or time using an indicator kit and a timing light. ...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-01-2019, 09:18 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 734
Posted By Joe K
Re: Hi-Lo with internal gears - the dream AA accessory

Neil, it looks to be a pretty well thought out setup. Unlike the Ruxtell which requires trimming of the AA truck cross-member to fit.

As to Model A, I have often thought a "dual high" of AA...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-01-2019, 08:57 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 246
Posted By Joe K
Re: 1929 CCPU Tail Light

This could be a standard "teacup" painted black (nickel frame) depending on your date range.

My March '29 CC pickup was originally fitted with "type H" headlights, and the drum tail-light. The...
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