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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-14-2019, 05:35 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 626
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Coupe versus Tudor survival rates

tudors were considered "donor" cars too ----cut up to get subframes, or compete drivetrains to fix a open car or coupe
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-14-2019, 09:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 368
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Model A, body to subframe, to frame

some bodys have wood framing and subframe, the tin is nailed on --fordors, cabriolet etc
tudors, coupes, roadsters have steel subframes,most body structure and the wood is mostly to nail the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-11-2019, 01:59 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 686
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: 33 Rear Main Leak

The original tube was metal and larger in diameter, the fitting in there now looks like coarse pipe thread, the hole has been retapped so original probably won't fit
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-10-2019, 05:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 487
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-10-2019, 02:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 725
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: bmw woes

Much better than working on cheap cars--- when you say it's going to 6000$ to fix a benz usually the bigger question is " can I pick it up tonight "
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-09-2019, 10:58 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 938
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Batter Tender

never used one, always have good battery life with what I do now---nothing
when I asked what a battery tender would do for me at the booth selling them i was told it would double my battery life...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-09-2019, 07:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 893
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Babbit woes

The front, center caps are Steel in all years, the rear cap is Steel early, cast later, the steel caps are tinned, the iron rear cap is done the same as the block, and has to be peined---
The...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-09-2019, 05:33 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 725
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: bmw woes

They like to leak, and the plastic fans like to break, I have seen the plastic blades come through the hood, many cars now have snap together hoses too---- and yes, the electric computer controlled...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-08-2019, 03:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 878
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: KRW shock absorber wrench

Way back when I did my shocks I used a strap wrench to remove the covers, only had a propane torch for heat, had just built a garage, when pouring the floor I sunk 2 anchor bolts for a metal plate...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-07-2019, 10:09 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 659
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: New to this, looking for advice

take oil can fill with thin oil--automatic trans fluid works --squirt way up into the area of the upper leaves, pretty much drench the whole spring, go for a drive, do it again

before you drive...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-05-2019, 10:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 278
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Gas and ways to seal

I have tinned the sealing part with solder
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-05-2019, 05:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 235
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: 31 Wide Bed PU Tail light mounting

A long time ago my father had a widebed, with the original bed sills,there were only 2 holes, across from each other, the bracket with the triangle mounting didn't match, but a station wagon bracket...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-04-2019, 02:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 381
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Sp. Plug thread cleaning

Hook shop vac on blow to tailpipe, rotate engine so ex valve open fully, then all the chips will blow out
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-03-2019, 05:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 657
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Gas-Per-Mile

Yes, if you look in the service bulletins there's a picture, it's a glass bottle and electric fuel pump to fill it in a metal case along with a valves
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-03-2019, 05:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 411
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: 1953 Ford Sunliner with power steering problem

Did it work properly before?
Could you have reversed the hoses
Did you have the control valve apart ( the part attached to pitman arm)
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-03-2019, 04:01 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 3,135
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Do You Carry a Container of Gas in your Trunk?

Friend at work went to get gas for lawn mower, also has subwoofer in trunk--- turned the radio on, then got smoke from trunk, the front plate survived
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-03-2019, 03:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 469
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: '38 rear brake spring - how to? @*&%^!!

Vice grips work pretty good
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-03-2019, 12:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 492
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Valve Grinding

Are they original Ford stainless valves?---- they have a pretty thin margin to begin with
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-03-2019, 12:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 600
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: water pump end play how to stop?

I drilled the head for a stainless pan head screw---- this way stock parts fit , no modifications needed
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-02-2019, 04:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 247
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: 37 temperature dash unit

Cold pulls the fluid back into the tubing, may take a few cycles, I had some nos 36 ones that had your problem and I set them so the bulb was lower, the dash part with the top up a little from the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-02-2019, 01:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 537
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Alternator Replacement 12V

Most likely your "nu- Rex" can be converted to 12v by changing the regulator
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-01-2019, 11:23 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 242
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: B headgasket

shape of combustion chamber and 2 more holes between #2,#3
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-29-2019, 09:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 288
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: V 60 shifter

it depends on year and chassis, truck 4 speed should be same, 1940 with large trans --same, 37-39 passenger --different
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-28-2019, 09:27 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 524
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Rebuilt Powerhouse will not motor

My generator notes call for 2.5-3.0 amps to motor
Field draw 2 amps at 6 v

What did you do to the fields? I know you were asking about field coil tape--- did you have them all out, or just loosen...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-28-2019, 03:11 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 330
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Model A generators

28-34 4 cylinder will all interchange as assembly including powerhouse though the powerhouse needs it's own bolt
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