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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-30-2020, 09:05 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,266
Posted By Ranchero50
Re: Logical Decision Thought

Ditto, depends on what you start with.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-30-2020, 09:02 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,231
Posted By Ranchero50
Re: I need help to overhaul 7-tooth steering

Getting the levers to fit the shaft was miserable, one of the most difficult jobs I've done to the car. If I'd known that they wouldn't fit I would have fit them out of the column. Needed a 8mm...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-30-2020, 08:52 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,957
Posted By Ranchero50
Re: Garage heat

Oil fired 150k btu hot air furnace. It'll run up to 10% waste oil without too much grief.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-30-2020, 08:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 296
Posted By Ranchero50
Lightbulb Re: 7 tooth steering box

Your axial clearance is too large on the steering shaft between #14 and #30. The worm is moving in that clearance and that's why the steering wheel is moving in and out.

On mine I put it together...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-28-2020, 02:29 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 974
Posted By Ranchero50
Re: Bad steering new shaft

That looks like an old repair that was run for quite a while. Weird...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-28-2020, 02:21 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,105
Posted By Ranchero50
Re: Do you look at the parts wanted forum?

I'm looking for the '39ish speedometer for my speedster so yes although early ford versus A... :)
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-26-2020, 11:21 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 533
Posted By Ranchero50
Re: wiring

OP really needs to define which harnesses he needs. The firewall harnesses will make the car run and charge for @ $50. The basic light harness is @ $80 The deluxe with integrated turn signals is @...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-20-2020, 10:26 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 637
Posted By Ranchero50
Re: Head light focusing procedure

That was the problem I found with LED's. The light emitter wasn't at the same spot as the Halogens so the focus was way off.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-18-2020, 10:17 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,695
Posted By Ranchero50
Thumbs up Re: Newbie '29 Speedster project, the good the bad and even the ugly (maybe)

It was hard and I got too aggressive at the breaks for the bends and it cracked. I have one sheet of 3003 down in the shed and need at least one more. I'm using scraps of 6061 for the flat areas.
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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-17-2020, 10:21 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 999
Posted By Ranchero50
Re: steering sector

I agree with the other about the axial looseness of the worm versus looseness between the worm and sector. On mine I was able to fix the looseness by using RTV versus the paper gasket on the worm...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-17-2020, 10:16 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 637
Posted By Ranchero50
Re: Head light focusing procedure

Ultimately take the car out to a dark section of abandoned road and adjust them there so you can see stop signs and the road in front of you. I do it at industrial areas.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-17-2020, 10:14 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,695
Posted By Ranchero50
Lightbulb Re: Newbie '29 Speedster project, the good the bad and even the ugly (maybe)

Last week or so I decided to tackle the E brake and get it working while waiting to run to Bratton's for steering box bits.

Body out of the way ;) Notice where the handle is in relation to the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-17-2020, 09:59 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,695
Posted By Ranchero50
Lightbulb Re: Newbie '29 Speedster project, the good the bad and even the ugly (maybe)

Steering column redo... As I mentioned before, the steering column was cracked and the lever detents were worn smooth. I lucked into a good tube from an early car at Hershey so I decided to graft...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-17-2020, 09:38 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,695
Posted By Ranchero50
Re: Newbie '29 Speedster project, the good the bad and even the ugly (maybe)

OK, time for an update. This is a little out of sequence but it'll be ok. Spent a couple days getting the steering box sorted out and I'll post that in the next post.

I picked up a couple...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-16-2020, 04:28 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,124
Posted By Ranchero50
Re: Ok, I've got a question for the Northerners....long.

Put a shed roof over the front of the garage so you can protect both yours and her cars while keeping the garage clear for emergencies. :)
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-16-2020, 04:26 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,598
Posted By Ranchero50
Re: Removed engine; some improvements?

Looks correct. Mine splayed the rubber out more when I tightened the nuts enough to get the cotter pins installed.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-12-2020, 10:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 498
Posted By Ranchero50
Re: Steering box

I did a mix of grease and gear oil in mine yesterday. Installed the light rod tube versus seal as well.

Had to replace the column as it was cracked. Good times.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-06-2020, 01:30 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,625
Posted By Ranchero50
Re: U. S. Mail

I guess you don't need shocks when you run 25 leaves in the springs...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-06-2020, 01:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,047
Posted By Ranchero50
Re: Just a guy and his dog...

I have a build thread but it's moving at a glacial pace. :)



Mine does too more or less. He's always excited but doesn't like longer than 20 minute rides. Gets to farting and oh my does he...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-05-2020, 10:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,047
Posted By Ranchero50
Re: Just a guy and his dog...

It was funny, I was just checking the seat heights and ergonomics and he hopped up beside me. Offhand does anyone know how high the top of front seat edge is above the floor? At 9" it feels good...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-05-2020, 02:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,047
Posted By Ranchero50
Talking Just a guy and his dog...

https://i.ibb.co/VChgQ7W/IMG-20200104-151257.jpg (https://ibb.co/94fbVF9)

Doing some body mockups last night and the dog wanted to join in. He's ready and having me thinking about adding doors......
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-28-2019, 09:58 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,415
Posted By Ranchero50
Thumbs up Re: Pilot Bearing Question

Mine has a bushing, wasn't aware that they had bearings at one time.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-26-2019, 10:32 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 520
Posted By Ranchero50
Re: doodlebug

On a doodlebug? Triangle sign and a bale of hay should get you out of most troubles. :)
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-26-2019, 10:26 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,415
Posted By Ranchero50
Re: Pilot Bearing Question

Gotta have some clearance or the input to bushing fit will seize while sitting at a stop light with the trans in gear and the clutch held.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-15-2019, 04:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 890
Posted By Ranchero50
Re: Model A, body to subframe, to frame

I was in the same boat because I wanted to replicate the construction style on my speedster build. Bought the bottom half of a A and am building the rest. Google image search is your friend as is...
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