Go Back   The Ford Barn > Search Forums

Sponsored Links (Register now to hide all advertisements)

Showing results 1 to 25 of 500
Search took 0.07 seconds.
Search: Posts Made By: Tom Endy
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 01:10 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 756
Posted By Tom Endy
Re: Resonance

if you have engine splash pans installed, check to see if the mounting taps that attach to the engine have broken. They are prone to breaking due to vibration and will create a loud noise, especially...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-14-2018, 03:41 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,373
Posted By Tom Endy
Re: NEW parts That Are Junk!!!

The Model A suppliers in the US deal everyday with poor quality parts coming from foreign countries. Most of these countries are very well capable of making excellent reproduction parts. The problem...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-14-2018, 02:38 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,373
Posted By Tom Endy
Re: NEW parts That Are Junk!!!

None of the suppliers that I am aware of offer these bushings with holes in them. These same part number bushings are used in both the pedals and the bell housing. Only the 31's had grease fittings...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-13-2018, 01:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 605
Posted By Tom Endy
Re: Youngest Person to Rebuild a Transmission?

Transmission seminar:

See attached.

Tom Endy
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-10-2018, 10:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 333
Posted By Tom Endy
Re: Rear axle carrier bearing source

See attached.

Tom Endy
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-10-2018, 01:46 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 567
Posted By Tom Endy
Re: Transmission bearings question

Attached photo is a pair of transmission roller bearing from Bratton's. Note there is a hole for each roller element in the end cage that a small axle protrudes through. You can just see the axle on...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-09-2018, 11:51 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 567
Posted By Tom Endy
Re: Transmission bearings question

Which bearings were shot, the three roller bearings or the two ball bearings that are at the front and rear of the transmission?

If it was the three roller bearings, did each roller element...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-09-2018, 08:43 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 567
Posted By Tom Endy
Re: Transmission bearings question

I have been buying and using transmission bearings from Bratton's for many years. They are foreign made. I have never had a problem with them and I have rebuilt hundreds of transmission using these...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-09-2018, 04:51 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,842
Posted By Tom Endy
Re: Zenith carburetor paint

My thanks again to D. J. Moordigan, post #12. I ordered a can of black fuel proof paint from Brodak. It is a dull black and is certainly fuel proof. I dipped the head of a bead blasted bolt in the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-07-2018, 05:04 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,842
Posted By Tom Endy
Re: Zenith carburetor paint

My thanks to all that responded to this post with suggestions. In particular, D.J. Moordigan who suggested a company called Brodak. I contacted then and have ordered a small container of their fuel...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-03-2018, 04:44 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,842
Posted By Tom Endy
Zenith carburetor paint

Does anyone know of an available paint that can be used on a Zenith carburetor that is impervious to fuel?

For years I have been using Top Flite LustreKote. It was available on line and at most...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-02-2018, 12:22 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,172
Posted By Tom Endy
Re: Carb Help needed please!

attached article may be of help.

Tom Endy
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-31-2017, 02:33 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 855
Posted By Tom Endy
Re: Roofs

The late 31 Model A pick ups with the steel roof are known as a Budd cab. See attached article.

Tom Endy
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-29-2017, 01:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 717
Posted By Tom Endy
Re: Front wheel bearing issue

if you replaced the A1190 dust seals with reproductions that could be your problem. A number of years ago suppliers began offering reproduction A1190 dust seals that were made in India that had...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-29-2017, 12:13 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 288
Posted By Tom Endy
Re: bearing number

See attached pdf file.

Tom Endy
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-29-2017, 12:02 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 206
Posted By Tom Endy
Re: valves

Glenn:

Those are the settings you advised me to use years ago. All the engines in my Model A's have been set to those values and they have all run just fine. I don't think a thousandth either...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-28-2017, 01:20 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,114
Posted By Tom Endy
Re: noisy Mitchell transmission.

The link to this post appeared several weeks ago on fordbarn and is very disturbing. I immediately checked my stock of transmission roller bearings I obtain from Bratton's. Since I rebuild...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-26-2017, 06:30 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,008
Posted By Tom Endy
Re: Starter won't engage flywheel

Another thought: Make sure you have the correct starter mounting bolts. They should be 3\8-16X1. If they are longer than one inch the one in the top corner between the starter and the engine can...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-23-2017, 09:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 351
Posted By Tom Endy
Re: 31 slant window rear fender question

Attached photo is of the dimple on the right rear fender skirt of a 31 Victoria, which is a slant window car. It is behind the rear wheel at about the 11 o-clock position. The dimple on the left side...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-23-2017, 01:33 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,008
Posted By Tom Endy
Re: Starter won't engage flywheel

With the starter removed, look closely at the ring gear on the flywheel. It should be tight up against the stop. Repo ring gears are known to fit loose on the flywheel. Each time the starter engages...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-20-2017, 02:12 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 974
Posted By Tom Endy
Re: Electrical mystery

Good idea to also check the ground strap where it connects to the frame. It is out of sight and out of mind. If it is corroded it can cause the same fault.

Tom Endy
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-14-2017, 03:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 510
Posted By Tom Endy
Re: Multidisc clutch housing ID?

Quite often the early pedal shafts in the multi-clutch bell housings have been replaced with a later pedal shaft. This is done by machining the end of the shaft to fit into the bell housing. The...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-13-2017, 01:49 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 786
Posted By Tom Endy
Re: First transmission rebuild

This string of posts appears to be more about the restoration of the bell housing than the transmission. The attached article appeared in the Restorer a number of years ago and may be of help.

...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-12-2017, 03:15 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 996
Posted By Tom Endy
Re: pitman arm

This is the process A&L uses. I believe this to be the safe way to go. This is what is on the front of my car. I question if the ones that are called new are the same as the originals. The originals...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-11-2017, 10:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 570
Posted By Tom Endy
Re: Now is the time to interview our parents, friends and relatives!

If you are up in your years the one thing you can do is to document your life in a series of articles that describe the various aspects of your life. It is very easy to do in todays computer world....
Showing results 1 to 25 of 500

 
Forum Jump
Sponsored Links (Register now to hide all advertisements)


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:45 PM.