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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-15-2020, 04:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 356
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: steering sector

How was the sector fitted to the bushings -- how much clearance--- can you see it wiggling or moving side to side or in- out
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-15-2020, 12:31 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 647
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Cracked Head

Glue it with jb weld and fill system to look for other problems, it froze in the past
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-15-2020, 01:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 283
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Front generator bearing screeching.....

Have you ever lubricated the bearings as specified in the owners instruction book?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-13-2020, 05:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 387
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Simple DIY distributor/ignition bench tester

The article talks about building a tester for under a 100$, at Hershey I was looking for a vacuum gauge for a friend, stopped to look at Allen syncrograph, has a really nice vacuum gauge, was asked...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-07-2020, 02:22 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 458
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: 47 pickup tranny

A60hp with 4:44 rear I had would do 74mph, either your brakes are dragging or the engine is low on power
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-07-2020, 01:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 555
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Remove sector needle bearings

They should press straight through
Aftermarket 36 steering sectors usually had bushings to replace the needle bearings ---- they are the needle bearings used to replace bushings on the A
I also...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-06-2020, 11:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 555
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Remove sector needle bearings

If they are good now most likely they will be damaged in removing them, the seal should be able to be changed without disturbing the bearings--- what did the shaft on the old sector look like
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-02-2020, 10:55 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,991
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Generator vs Alternator

Motoring it polarizes it
Make sure the field poles are not dragging on the armature--- that will burn it out,
What kind of bushing did you use, properly fitting one usually fits perfectly without...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-02-2020, 05:54 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,547
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Bellhousing indexing

I reality the bell housing doesn't matter, what matters is that the transmission centerline matches the crankshaft centerline
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-02-2020, 05:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 290
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Air Filters

The K&Nfilters don't stop much, I always cringe when it is called a upgrade to rip out the innerds of a oil bath and put in a k&n

Another filter to look at is the capture size of a full flow...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-01-2020, 03:51 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 687
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Making your own gaskets

for something like that I would trace with sharp pencil, then cut with scalpel or new xacto knife, have leather punch pliers with assorted sizes along with gasket punches both homemade and factory
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-31-2019, 01:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 313
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Radio repair

Tune it to the antenna--- usually near where the antenna wire goes in is a small adjustment screw in a hole--- antenna trimmer capacitor--- makes all the difference in reception-- I forget if best at...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-31-2019, 01:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 686
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Ways to Start With Obstructed Hand Crank

This would work, get a V8 crank
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-31-2019, 11:36 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 686
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-31-2019, 07:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 465
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Speedometer Cable Lube

I have used cv joint lube, it comes in small packages , and I have leftovers
Before you lube roll the cable on a table, if it rolls smooth it's straight, if a spot jumps work the bend out so the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-30-2019, 09:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 406
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Fuel filter placement

pumps push trough a filter much better than they suck through a filter
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-30-2019, 01:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 440
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Is there such a thing as columbia clutch ?

There's a friction clutch in the Columbia --- sorta like a synchronizer in a transmission to prevent clashing
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-30-2019, 01:41 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 764
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Intake port repair

I was doing a valve job on a different flathead, there's evidence of "porting"attempts, in the #1 intake there's epoxy, didn't have coolant leaking problems ---- been glued for at least 15 years, I...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-28-2019, 09:30 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,140
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Broken stud removal. It's ugly. Really ugly.

I have used the torch to blow out bolts, studs in cast iron, when it works it's wonderful, but there's a risk of making the cast iron very hard if it is hot enough and gets supercooled by a blast of...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-28-2019, 09:24 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,991
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Generator vs Alternator

In later 1931 Ford came out with optional high output generator, actually several versions, one for passenge bus, one for cars with radios, and one for standrive delivery
The previous post shows a...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 12-27-2019, 09:28 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,434
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Replace any tire over 6 years old.

bought a 46 truck, big truck, had 6 bald original tires, went to local tire place, he took a look at the tires , said S4, nylon cord, no problem, got full credit for the recappable cores, those tires...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-27-2019, 03:09 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 282
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Wiring

its simple, make a 3 wire harness for generator to regulator (arm, fld, ground), take the 35 generator wire and connect to "bat" terminal on the regulator
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-25-2019, 08:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 772
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: distributor shaft

I oiled mine like the instruction book says, the oil gets the top of the bushing wet---most dist oiling instructions call for a few drops, the Ford instructions say to fill it so I take the oil can...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-25-2019, 05:46 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 810
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: 3 blades verses 6

That 6 blade fan looks a lot like the crankshaft mounted fan from like a 40 would have
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-24-2019, 02:20 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,924
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Over Drive

It depends on your use of the car---- do you drive long distance over 50mph?--- if the car won't go over 50 easily it may not have the power to use overdrive also
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