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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 09:05 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 445
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: Help Re-Wooding the inside of 29 Tudor

To my knowledge all wood parts were made to be identical. Maybe once in a while a part needed to be custom fit but I imagine it didn't happen often. The closest practical tolerance for woodworking is...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 09:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 252
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: Front Main Spring

Boots keep the grease/oil inside and the dust and road grime outside. Ford did offer them as an original accessory. I think the ones from Ford were leather or pleather. I wish my car had them. I'm...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 09:32 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 445
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: 1929 Model A-Wood

Maybe that's why it took me so long when I did it :D
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 09:28 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 385
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: grease gun adapter

Can new grease get in where it needs to go? More than a few grease points on my car were full of rock hard ancient grease that needed to be removed with a pick.



I have the same adapter and it...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-20-2020, 07:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 515
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: Motor Paint color ?

I knew there was going to be something I missed :D Good catch. I see the can from Bratton's comes from Bill Hirsch. I've heard nothing but good things about that paint.



The only reason I buy...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-20-2020, 03:01 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,856
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: Cracked Block

I believe this is also the reason behind the failure rate of the modern head gasket.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-20-2020, 09:20 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 548
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: Head light focusing procedure

Great! I was in the same boat as you, bought new Brattons reflectors and was blown away by the difference.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-20-2020, 09:04 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 515
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: Motor Paint color ?

That would be Ford engine green. There is some variation to the color depending on which vendor you go through. There is also debate as to which vendor is the closest to correct. My advice would be...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-17-2020, 11:04 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 548
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: Head light focusing procedure

I don't think anyone has asked what reflectors you have? If they are the chromed ones then you may not be able to properly focus the bulbs no matter what you do.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-17-2020, 12:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 368
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: Brake light problem

I was watching a youtube vid the other day and when the guy stepped on the brakes the stop light came on and tail light turned off. Foot off the brakes and the tail light would come back on. Not sure...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-17-2020, 10:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 346
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: Factory Paint Colors

Here is one place. https://model-a-ford.org/resources/technical-reference/general-information/19281929-closed/
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-14-2020, 07:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 212
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: Electric Lighting

1915 was the first year of electric lights for Fords. Most T’s with gas lights I’ve seen have been converted to electric.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-08-2020, 07:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 563
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: Remove sector needle bearings

I may take you up on that. You are talking about a sector housing that has not been converted to needles correct? I am going to put new needles in the housing I have but if the fit isn't satisfactory...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-07-2020, 08:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 563
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: Remove sector needle bearings

Well, this sector housing had each end bored and material was left in the middle for each bearing to sit against. I punched them out, the bearings were loose on the sector shaft, I’ll have to see how...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-07-2020, 02:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 563
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: Remove sector needle bearings

Well then I'll stick it in the press tonight and see if anything pops loose.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-07-2020, 01:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 563
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: Remove sector needle bearings

I would do that but this sector housing was converted to needle bearings so I can't use the bushings.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-07-2020, 07:41 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 563
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: Remove sector needle bearings

It was pitted in the areas of the needle bearings, looked okay in the space in between. It was an original Ford part. Giving it some more thought, I should just change the bearings. The kit is $15...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-06-2020, 09:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 563
Posted By ryanheacox
Remove sector needle bearings

Iíve been tearing my steering box/column apart over the last few days and to my surprise it had already been converted to needle bearings. The sector, worm and races were shot but everything else was...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-06-2020, 09:42 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,154
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: Early 30 Pickup questions

Nice! Sounds like you've got a good runner there. That engine in the truck now is actually post A production, March '32 according to the serial number....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-06-2020, 06:46 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,397
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: steering column removal

Whether absolutely necessary or not I’m not sure but the starter isn’t hard to remove and it gives you much more working room.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-05-2020, 09:47 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,397
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: steering column removal

It was for me by far. Ended up pulling the box off and then putting the wheel and column in my press, took a lot of force and popped pretty violently but the wheel came out undamaged.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-05-2020, 09:24 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,233
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: Revising gear box

From that picture those sliding gears look great, better than the ones I reused. That dipstick is a nice add on, might have to get one. Do you have the car all back together now?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-05-2020, 09:18 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,397
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: steering column removal

Just pulled mine yesterday. Pulled the floor and toe boards, starter and pedals to make it easy. Took about an hour and a half.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-02-2020, 03:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 556
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: Greetings and a Question

+1 for driving it. Those rings might start sealing a little better after some use.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-02-2020, 03:30 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,225
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: Clutch slipping.

https://www.oneillvintageford.co.uk/acatalog/Ford_Model_A_Clutch.html


At ~$250 for a new pressure plate I'd probably try to refurbish the one I have. I will suggest getting a new disc though....
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