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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 10:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 278
Posted By duke36
Re: Fuel shut off

I get my 90 deg from Ace Hardware, Amazon, MSC DIRECT, or similar with viton seal. Recollection it's 1/8" MINI with compression and assorted brass fittings to connect after the filter. Check on line.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 04:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 278
Posted By duke36
Re: Fuel shut off

Yup; not for show, but get rid of the orig. style and use a new modern lever ball valve cut into the gas line with compression fittings. If inside valve, don't want fuel inside the car. Suggest also...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 03:56 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 350
Posted By duke36
Re: Help! Tie rod end install

What length are the springs, approx 1" ?? Maybe too stiff? I have to use a plastic hammer to knock the rods over the balls sometimes. The springs should compress approx. 25% , so if 1 " long, approx....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 03:49 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 445
Posted By duke36
Re: What do you make of this

Head leaking, extra clamp for thermostat at upper gooseneck? 4 blade fan to be changed to 2 blade for safety?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-18-2019, 10:31 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 242
Posted By duke36
Re: 1931 steering column brace bracket installation in......

Did you try to see if it fits or can be adapted somehow under the dash rail on your '29 ? That style is used as you state on later cars with 2 tooth steering and bolts to the cross rail mating...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-17-2019, 09:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 506
Posted By duke36
Re: Returning member, changing priorities

The De Angles ,Henry, Francis Ford Model A book has good pictures of the wood body structures. If possible , look for a Slant window sedan, has virtually no wood in it , Murray and Briggs made the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-17-2019, 09:51 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 425
Posted By duke36
Re: USB charger socket for 6 V system

Ditto: and one can mount the angle bracket under the gas tank with professional grade 2 sided moulding tape
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-17-2019, 09:44 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 725
Posted By duke36
Re: Timing

That wrench only found by me to be approximate..Use Marco Tahtaras method or the Service Bulletins and a bulb (with 2 pigtails/alligator clips soldered to it) on the points arm to ground to check...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-14-2019, 12:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 648
Posted By duke36
Re: 600w leaking out of steering box

Lot's of forum threads about 600 wt. the vendors sell which is equivalent to approx. modern SAE 140 , imho too thin. The corn head can liquify some and leak a little also with heat and settlement....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-12-2019, 04:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 466
Posted By duke36
Re: Castor angle

5 deg.measured per post 4 at the axle ends next to the king pins. The axle in the middle may be different due to age, etc.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-25-2019, 10:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 337
Posted By duke36
Re: Mitchell cable control

Have had both; sit in your cockpit (depending on your seat configuration and position) and contemplate where the cable bracket would be attached vs. the extra shift lever on the floor. You may want...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-22-2019, 07:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 421
Posted By duke36
Re: Modern Style Grease Fittings

Sometimes the threaded fittings will fit by screwing them in without a tap. Sometimes locktitie on the press in types may be required because grease pressure may force them out.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-21-2019, 04:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 652
Posted By duke36
Re: How to measure front wheels to straight ahead

One method is to take a straight 2 x4 or metal tube, etc. and place next to tires front to back. Visually check both sides similar to the assembly line conveyor tracks.. Then place the wheel...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-19-2019, 11:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 412
Posted By duke36
Re: Help, Paint Application Problems

Did you call TCP and present the problem? Perhaps the DX330 is not compatible ?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-17-2019, 03:09 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 725
Posted By duke36
Re: Interior Door Panels on Deluxe Closed Cars

Classtique Interiors can make them
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-17-2019, 03:05 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 725
Posted By duke36
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-17-2019, 03:00 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 725
Posted By duke36
Re: Interior Door Panels on Deluxe Closed Cars

Answer to your question, according to the De Angeles/Henry Ford book photos, the deluxe coupe did not appear to have bottom carpet on the doors, only on the floor. By the way, original cars seen, the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-17-2019, 11:10 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 446
Posted By duke36
Re: 30-31 Model A Wheels

The spoke connection profiles at the outer rim are different on the repro's from the originals.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-15-2019, 10:36 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 952
Posted By duke36
Re: Ever have your engine die at a stop light?

Sometimes hot weather can cause a lot of issues, as expressed in other threads. Gas line not sloping downward to carb to help prevent vapor lock, failing coil or condenser, debris in gas plugging...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-09-2019, 02:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 459
Posted By duke36
Re: Timing/Spark control arm

Timely question, ETA. I've contacted numerous vendors (some of the A ones) including metal stamping companies, etc. The A vendors indicated not enough demand to warrant the tooling costs for an...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-06-2019, 05:41 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,176
Posted By duke36
Re: New Tires...going just a little crazy...

Note these are Nylon bias ply tires, which may exhibit flat spots when sitting. The Lucas Tires are similar nylon at $99 ea. You may want to find out where they are made.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-03-2019, 04:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 635
Posted By duke36
Re: Turn-Signals

1939 Buick 1st production car in US with t.s. After Jan 1956, all cars in US required to have them by law. Some European makes had the semiphore signals early on. Check out the article also.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-02-2019, 10:12 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 453
Posted By duke36
Re: Loosening front spring bracket . . .

You may have to pull it. The radiator( and shell) can slide laterally a small amount also in the elongated holes to help attain proper hood to shell gaps, but as stated the top bearing can't slide...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-01-2019, 03:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 453
Posted By duke36
Re: Loosening front spring bracket . . .

Make sure first your spring is centered between the frame rails before doing anything. This will hopefully indicate the spring (middle) square bolt head is in the cross member recess . Then loosen...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-01-2019, 11:17 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 590
Posted By duke36
Re: Float a motors

You brought up a good question and in the process, suggest installing new FAM donuts from the reputable vendors. They will help maintain proper front end caster and starter crank hole alignment.
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