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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-20-2018, 12:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 435
Posted By Tom Endy
Re: Block Flush

The attached article may be of help.


Tom Endy
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-19-2018, 04:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 199
Posted By Tom Endy
Re: Removing speedometer drive gear

They are pot-metal and will crack easy if you don't have the gears lined up when you tighten the two mounting bolts.


Tom Endy
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-19-2018, 12:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 199
Posted By Tom Endy
Re: Removing speedometer drive gear

The retaining cap at the threaded end is already partly out as seen in your photo. You should be able to work it the rest of the way out with a screwdriver blade. Once the cap is out the shaft will...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-18-2018, 07:47 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 595
Posted By Tom Endy
Re: Interference between transmission and brake cross-shaft

Your rear motor mounts may be cracked and out of shape if they are the original style. If they are the after market motor mounts with the rubber pucks, the pucks may need replacing.


Tom Endy
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-05-2018, 01:15 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,509
Posted By Tom Endy
Re: Starter problems

With the starter removed check to see if the ring gear on the flywheel has moved forward away from the stop. If it has a temporary fix is to take a drift and tap it back against the stop while...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-29-2018, 08:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 212
Posted By Tom Endy
Re: Clutch and flywheel specs

I have always heard that the dimension is 1.123 (easy to remember), so your value of 1.125 is within the tolerance. When ever you have the clutch surface machined have the shop take the same amount...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-27-2018, 11:09 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 540
Posted By Tom Endy
Re: What's up with this driveshaft?

Attached article describes the ring & pinion used in the early cars that also used a different drive shaft. The one in the right side photo shown in the question post is an early drive shaft.

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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-26-2018, 11:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 378
Posted By Tom Endy
Re: Rear Axle Cart

Attached photo of a roll around cradle for removing a rear axle assembly from a Model A. Note some of the features. The U-shaped section is so a floor jack can be placed under the banjo. Counter...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-24-2018, 11:25 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 829
Posted By Tom Endy
Re: Ordering a Distributor Cap/Rotor, best one?

They are all probably made at the same place no matter who you buy it from. The secret is to make sure and adjust, the tip of the rotor spacing from each of the four contacts. They should be between...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-23-2018, 11:23 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,005
Posted By Tom Endy
Re: Distributor Ignorance and HIGH Level of frustration

I suspect your problem may be a partially plugged fuel Line. If this car sat around for years and gas had been left in the tank it went sour and moisture created rust. Blow air from the carburetor...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-23-2018, 03:26 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 997
Posted By Tom Endy
Re: What is safest way to remove a rear end that has a broken rear spring center bolt

Neal:


Go to the post below "removing the spring...." The answer I provided is the way you should handle the broken center bolt. As long as the spring is attached to the frame with the two...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-23-2018, 01:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 621
Posted By Tom Endy
Re: Dumb question! I just can't recall!

I believe the correct way to install these bolts is to put the head of the bolt between the two tunnel ears on the transmission tower with the nut on the back side. This way you can get a wrench on...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-23-2018, 12:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 472
Posted By Tom Endy
Re: Any experience with transmission anti-leakage plugs

The small amount of oil leakage that will occur with a standard transmission using 600W oil, I believe was part of Henry's design. The oil runs down to the base of the bell housing and saturates the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-23-2018, 12:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 231
Posted By Tom Endy
Re: removing and separating the rear spring pack

Be sure to use a proper spring spreader. The one shown in the photo can be purchased from Snyder's for less than $100. A more deluxe one goes for $135. Both are safe to use. This is very important as...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-17-2018, 09:31 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,012
Posted By Tom Endy
Re: Move Pinion forward and back per Les Andrews

I have disassembled literally hundreds of Model A rear axle assemblies in the last 30 years and I have never found a shim under the rear bearing on the pinion gear.


If it is necessary to move...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-17-2018, 02:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 593
Posted By Tom Endy
Re: Failing transmission roller/needle bearings

This subject has been reported before on this forum. These poor quality bearings will fail in short order. This had me concerned as I rebuild transmissions for a restoration shop. I checked my...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-16-2018, 08:26 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,012
Posted By Tom Endy
Re: Move Pinion forward and back per Les Andrews

In order to reduce the backlash you need to move the pinion gear closer to the ring gear. The pinion gear is attached to the drive shaft and is located dead center of the car. You cannot move it, but...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-16-2018, 08:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 431
Posted By Tom Endy
Re: Rear end rebuild/using new bearings with old brg

The race is the other half of the bearing. Replace them both. It is always prudent to replace all bearings, races, seals, and gaskets.


Over the years I have people bring a rebuild job to me and...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-13-2018, 10:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 645
Posted By Tom Endy
Re: Fuel proof paint

See attached article.


Tom Endy
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-05-2018, 02:03 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,591
Posted By Tom Endy
Re: Unfixable random cutting out

Loose connection or corroded connection on the two wires to your ammeter could be a problem.


Same if any of the connections on the terminal block on the firewall are loose or corroded.


As...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-23-2018, 11:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 655
Posted By Tom Endy
Re: “Clunk” when I hit the brakes

It is very common to find that the four nuts and bolts on the rear backing plates have bottomed out on their threads without holding the backing plate tight against the axle housing flange. The force...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-23-2018, 10:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 579
Posted By Tom Endy
Re: Ahoog horn

You might want to contact the repair person identified in the attached article. He may have a solution for the repair. What you are describing occurs quite often as the nut on the end is an opposite...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-18-2018, 10:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 609
Posted By Tom Endy
Re: Radius Rod to Backing Plate Bolts not tight

As a follow up to my post above, the attached article explains how I address the problem of loose rear backing plate bolts.


Tom Endy
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-18-2018, 10:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 609
Posted By Tom Endy
Re: Radius Rod to Backing Plate Bolts not tight

In the 30 years that I have been involved with Model A's I have seen this problem since day one. No one has ever been able to answer the question why. The first Model A I had all the rear backing...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-17-2018, 11:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 287
Posted By Tom Endy
Re: Shift tower fork rivet tool

I use a short pointed drift. I insert it into the hole in the fork and the shaft. When the tubular rivet is inserted in the hole on the opposite side the drift guides the rivet into place. All I do...
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