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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 04:46 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,050
Posted By Tom Wesenberg
Re: 1928 multi disc starter motor

Bert's likely has parts or a complete 1/2" drive starter. I bought one from them a year ago.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 04:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 466
Posted By Tom Wesenberg
Re: Sealing wax on condenser?

Sealing wax melts at much too low a temperature to be used on the distributor.
I melted some of it years ago, and took the temp when it melted.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 04:29 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 814
Posted By Tom Wesenberg
Re: Missing Valve seat

I agree, and it's amazing the number of people that think they know how to install valve seats, but don't do it correctly. In the 80's I worked in a shop doing engine work, and I always used a liquid...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 04:12 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 895
Posted By Tom Wesenberg
Re: new B motor running issue

Try increasing the fuel pump pressure to 3 or 4 PSI and see if it runs.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 04:07 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 566
Posted By Tom Wesenberg
Re: grease gun adapter

I like my original fittings and original grease gun.
Try a heat gun on the old hard grease, to see if it will soften up to allow new grease in.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 04:04 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 342
Posted By Tom Wesenberg
Re: Distributor cap hold down spring clips

I use gun blueing on my original clamps, but the parts vendors have very nice repro clips also.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 03:46 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 570
Posted By Tom Wesenberg
Re: 6 volt horn in 12 volt vehicle

Exactly what I was going to recommend.
It worked fine for the 6 volt horn I sold to someone to use on a 12 volt system.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-19-2020, 02:41 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,364
Posted By Tom Wesenberg
Re: Engine Machining

By "inserts" I hope you don't mean you want to install valve seats. I would only do that if it is REALLY needed to correct excess recess of the original seat.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-19-2020, 02:38 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,050
Posted By Tom Wesenberg
Re: 1928 multi disc starter motor

I agree, and have all the parts to put my 28 Phaeton back to the original multiplate.
I don't like to modify good original parts, but the first style multiplate flywheel can be turned for clearance....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-19-2020, 02:31 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,779
Posted By Tom Wesenberg
Re: Ok, I've got a question for the Northerners....long.

A winter home in the dry southwest would be ideal, but finding an affordable one is the problem. Lots of people want to get out of the miserable long cold winters, and that sure drives up the prices,...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-07-2019, 06:47 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,050
Posted By Tom Wesenberg
Re: 1928 multi disc starter motor

Yes, I was thinking he wanted to change the clutch also. The only way to use a 5/8" drive with a multiplate flywheel is to make sure the outside diameter of the flywheel has the clearance cut for the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-06-2019, 10:07 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,630
Posted By Tom Wesenberg
Re: Using 85 octane fuel

Anyone with a new flex fuel vehicle that wants to use E-85 take note that the engine life will be cut to only about 65,000 miles. So, there is no savings. It's a waste any way you look at it.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-06-2019, 09:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 539
Posted By Tom Wesenberg
Re: model a ford wire ga

Not that heavy for the wire.
Bratton's might list the gauge on the wiring picture in their parts catalog.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-06-2019, 09:34 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,050
Posted By Tom Wesenberg
Re: 1928 multi disc starter motor

You'll need the 5/8" starter, and everything from the flywheel to the U-joint, including the clutch and brake pedals.
Someone changed my 28 to the 5/8" starter, but someday I'll change it back to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-06-2019, 09:26 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,853
Posted By Tom Wesenberg
Re: Something is not right!

Too much tow-in means the fronts of the tires need to be spread apart, so since the tie rods are on the rear side of the axle, they need to be made shorter.
I'd try Bert's @ 800-321-1931 or...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-02-2019, 02:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 651
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: 1,127
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: 344
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: 643
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: 493
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: 860
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: 398
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: 1,127
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: 905
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: 628
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.
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