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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-02-2019, 02:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 517
Posted By Tom Wesenberg
Re: Install generator

If you remove the generator pulley bolt, be sure it's real tight when you finish the job.
I saw one come loose at the national meet about 10 years ago, and it broke the water pump, tore up the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-02-2019, 01:42 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 932
Posted By Tom Wesenberg
Re: Shift Tower & shift lever

Not mine, and I never saw those pictures before. Wish I owned the vertical mill though.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-02-2019, 01:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 226
Posted By Tom Wesenberg
Re: Generator Brush Adjustment

The ground brush is the one with the short bare ground wire, and the closer you move the adjustable brush to the ground brush, the more you LOWER the output. For normal driving, about 2 to 3 amps...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-29-2019, 01:16 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 504
Posted By Tom Wesenberg
Re: Rebuilt Powerhouse will not motor

I have one of those "smart" chargers, and only bought it because it was so cheap at a swap meet. I consider it a stupid charger, and never use it. My Sears 6 amp 6/12 volt with an ammeter is by far...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-29-2019, 12:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 382
Posted By Tom Wesenberg
Re: Bolt sizes for condenser

Be sure you use the thick insulating washer, which fits directly against the screw head, or the condenser terminal screw will bottom out before the metal strap is tight, and you may twist the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-29-2019, 12:39 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 658
Posted By Tom Wesenberg
Re: U Joint Service

Maybe I'm thinking in the wrong terms, but I always think of radial play as the side to side movement, which is how a Model A U joint works.


I think of rotational play as the slop you can feel...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-29-2019, 12:12 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 303
Posted By Tom Wesenberg
Re: Model A generators

What Mike said Kurt said. LOL


Too bad Ford didn't use the powerhouse for all the years.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-28-2019, 11:44 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 932
Posted By Tom Wesenberg
Re: Shift Tower & shift lever

Be sure the flywheel cover is dialed in, and be make sure the input shaft bearings are good, as well as the bushing or bearing in the end of the crankshaft (pilot bearing).
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-24-2019, 12:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 813
Posted By Tom Wesenberg
Re: Making New Powerhouse Rings!!!!!

Yes, the 3 brush and 5 brush holders do use different size brushes.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-24-2019, 12:05 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 517
Posted By Tom Wesenberg
Re: AA 4 speed transmission question .

Also make sure the flywheel cover is dialed in to .006" or less at the 9, 12, and 3 o'clock positions.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-23-2019, 01:15 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 367
Posted By Tom Wesenberg
Re: Brake Light Switch Revisited - 1930 Model A

Switch mounting looks correct.
Need to see the other side to find the problem.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-23-2019, 12:18 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 584
Posted By Tom Wesenberg
Re: 1928 Oil Pan

The dipper tray has baffles, so the pan needs to be removed to clean ALL the sludge, no matter which pan you use.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-23-2019, 12:09 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 787
Posted By Tom Wesenberg
Re: Is a Horn Relay Necessary?

If the horn draws 5 amps, then make sure the switch, wire, and relay (if used) are rated for at least 10 amps. If you use a relay, then the switch and wire to the relay can be rated for less amps...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-22-2019, 11:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 410
Posted By Tom Wesenberg
Re: Phaeton top clamping bracket - which way is up?

Did your 29 Phaeton happen to come from New Brighton, Minnesota, USA about 12 years ago?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-15-2019, 01:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 778
Posted By Tom Wesenberg
Re: Why wire up brake "dog bone"?

I agree. My 28 is also working fine.
Maybe someone was trying to fix a problem that didn't exist. Seems to happen quite often.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-15-2019, 12:59 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,162
Posted By Tom Wesenberg
Re: Gear ratio

I put a 5.5 head and a 3.27 ring and pinion on my friend's 31 wide bed pickup, and it's the perfect driving machine.
The rest of the engine and pickup is all stock.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-07-2019, 08:55 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 14,778
Posted By Tom Wesenberg
Re: U-Joint Prepacking

I thought that worthless Photobucket stopped holding people's pictures hostage, but I guess they are back at it again.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-03-2019, 10:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 931
Posted By Tom Wesenberg
Re: DId Model "A"s Come With a Spare Tire?

Yep, even in the 70's, the new Chevy pickups only came with a bare wheel, and I installed the tire as part of the dealer prep.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-03-2019, 10:25 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,479
Posted By Tom Wesenberg
Re: Mysterious chips in the oil

Probably junk from the rebuild, but at this point the safest thing to do is pull the pan, oil pump, and crankshaft, then thoroughly clean the engine.


Adding a valve cover oil filter would be...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-03-2019, 09:34 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,807
Posted By Tom Wesenberg
Re: What revs at 60MPH

I would say yes, and for more speed, I'd install 3.27 gears or overdrive.
40 to 45 is an enjoyable speed, but you need to find some good Wisconsin roads for that. Too many fool drivers in Minnesota.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-03-2019, 09:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 484
Posted By Tom Wesenberg
Re: Distributor Part Fits

Yes, and that's one reason I balance my distributor rotors.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-02-2019, 03:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 470
Posted By Tom Wesenberg
Re: adjustable lifters

I do the same as Jim and Bob. Never remove the head unless there is a REAL need to.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-31-2019, 04:00 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 690
Posted By Tom Wesenberg
Re: radiator question

1" on my 1928 with solid motor mount and original pump and radiator.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-31-2019, 02:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 615
Posted By Tom Wesenberg
Re: Generator problems

I like to adjust the cutout to close at 6 to 7 volts.
A car battery connected to the cutout case and input will close at this voltage, but many won't close until a higher voltage is reached.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-28-2019, 12:52 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 999
Posted By Tom Wesenberg
Re: 28 Tudor Sedan

Smart move to keep everything original. That'll make it much easier to fix, and keep the value up. I'd forget the rear luggage rack, as they bounce a lot. Tudor's can carry a lot on the rear floor if...
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