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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-31-2019, 06:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,057
Posted By Geo.T
Re: Laycock overdrive - Speedo drive

Bratton's sells both 89" and 113" speedometer cables for AA trucks both keyed end and square end. This is what I used on the output end of my home-constructed Volvo overdrive.
George
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-16-2019, 03:44 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,018
Posted By Geo.T
Re: Electric Gas cut off

About eight years ago I filled my Roadster gas tank, then hurried home to park it in my three car garage before going for dinner. I always shut off the fuel valve when parking but was in a hurry this...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-13-2019, 03:44 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,300
Posted By Geo.T
Re: Rear End Pressure

I am very happy to see this thread. I installed a Volvo OD a few years back and have had a continued problem of oil being pushed out into the torque tube.
Re post #9:
1. The right side is passenger...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-07-2019, 10:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 924
Posted By Geo.T
Tight Bearings

I haven't posted a question for several years but this is now my third post in as many weeks.Have received some good help from the members. My 1930 roadster was getting a wee bit noisy so I pulled...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-07-2019, 02:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 335
Posted By Geo.T
Pan gaskets

Just getting ready to put the oil pan back on after bearing "tune-up". I am using the rope type crank pulley gaskets. Three questions:
a) Which is best - paper or cork side gaskets?
b) Are the side...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-02-2019, 10:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 857
Posted By Geo.T
Front crank seal

Just getting my car re-assembled after adjusting main and conn rod bearings. Was considering replacing the original rope type front crank seal with a modern neoprene seal from Snyders. Your comments...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-23-2019, 01:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 843
Posted By Geo.T
Restoring crank and rod bearings

In the past I recollect restorers using two kinds of powder (one course and the other finer for finishing) which when mixed with oil were used to restore bearing journals. Prussian Blue was used to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-14-2019, 09:45 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 989
Posted By Geo.T
Re: Torque Tube Question

Tom, Thank you for your prompt reply.
The OD has run perfectly and has not lost a drop of oil in 10 years.
Oil is leaking past the pinion gears into the torque tube. This creates a bit of a mess...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-14-2019, 01:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 989
Posted By Geo.T
Re: Torque Tube Question - need advice

Hello Tom
First of all let me sayhow much I appreciated your article on rebuilding of the rear end, andespecially all the great photos. I had not seen this article before.
About ten years ago...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-13-2019, 12:46 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,779
Posted By Geo.T
Main bearing bolts

I will soon be replacing the main bearing bolts in my model A. I see that the grade 8 bolt set sold by Snyders comes with cushioned washers. Can I still torque up to 90 lb. without problems ? Any...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-09-2019, 04:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 481
Posted By Geo.T
Wrist pin check

I am experiencing some knocking in the engine. I am going to drop the pan and check mains and rod bearing clearances etc. Can I just wiggle the rods to get a feel for wrist pin clearances with the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-11-2015, 01:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,770
Posted By Geo.T
Re: Volvo overdrive question

I have been using a Volvo OD for 5 years that I made up from parts. Works like a dream on 6V. I have heard others who have small oil leaks from the OD say that they have to top-up the oil for it to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-09-2015, 01:13 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,180
Posted By Geo.T
Re: Differential oil leaks to drive shaft torque tube

Thank you gentlemen. I am going to try a small vent to drain off any air pressure build up, possibly caused by foaming in the lube.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-07-2015, 12:11 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,180
Posted By Geo.T
Differential oil leaks to drive shaft torque tube

I am adding 600w oil to the differential regularly which is apparently leaking into the drive shaft torque tube. From my knowledge and review of literature, there is no seal for stopping leakage...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-11-2014, 01:28 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 7,789
Posted By Geo.T
Re: Seat belts (AGAIN!)

I also have a 1930 Roadster that I would like to install shoulder belts in. Is there a quick way to find your March posting?
This would be very much appreciated.
ajijicy@yahoo.com
Thank...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-24-2014, 01:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,373
Posted By Geo.T
Re: Electricity source for Water Temp. Gauge light ?

Doug: What type of gauge are you using and where can I get onr?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-24-2014, 11:56 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,067
Posted By Geo.T
Re: Pertronix coil

Thank you gentlemen - looking forward to the results.
George
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-23-2014, 11:27 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,067
Posted By Geo.T
Pertronix coil

I read somewhere that the Pertronix 4011 (1.5 ohms) Flame-Thrower coil was the best coil available for the model A. I ordered one for my 6v positive ground "A" which arrived today.
On the box it...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-02-2011, 07:34 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 892
Posted By Geo.T
Lower dist. shaft problem

While in a parade yesterday my electronic ignition failed (don't know why yet). I carry a fully timed original type spare dist. in my tool kit but couldn't install it for more than 3/4 of an hour due...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-11-2011, 11:10 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,268
Posted By Geo.T
Re: Difficult Oil Pan Removal

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I also have had a difficult time removing pans. The one "sure-fire" method I have used without damaging anything is...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-11-2011, 11:06 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,268
Posted By Geo.T
Re: Difficult Oil Pan Removal

I also have had a difficult time removing pans. The one "sure-fire" method I have used without damaging anything is to:
a) Remove all bolts
b) Insert a sharpened putty knife between the pan and the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-09-2011, 12:00 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,248
Posted By Geo.T
Re: Cylinder Head Nut Wrench

The post you were looking for was on the James Mason site. I merely cut a 9/16" impact socket in half horizontally and welded about a 6" bolt to the outside surface of each of them to "straddle" the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-13-2010, 11:26 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,746
Posted By Geo.T
Re: Tire Skates Don't Work

I have had the same problem with a cheap set but found that if I first line up the casters for the direction I want to go, I can easily move my roadster around.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-03-2010, 11:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,601
Posted By Geo.T
Re: rear main seal

If it is the same as the ones that I have used, it comes in two pieces (upper and lower) and has a "lug" or "ear" on each side at the split to prevent it turning. It is necessary to cut (file) a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-30-2010, 12:53 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,749
Posted By Geo.T
Re: Gasoline Flood

Filled my tank but forgot to turn off the shut-off valve before going into the house for dinner. Came back out and had at least half the tank of gas spread over my three car garage floor. The float...
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