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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 01:59 PM
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Posted By GRutter
Spammers at it, AGAIN

I know this is not a new subject - but here we are again.

I posted on the Wanted section of this board that I am looking for the Book by Gordon Bigger titled "RESTORING THE MODEL A & B CARBURETOR...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-22-2020, 11:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 421
Posted By GRutter
Re: Engine knock

I would think if the tolerances were that close, you wouldn't have a noticeable bearing knock. If engine was sleeved, it was also decked. I would also look carefully for any indication of piston...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-22-2020, 11:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 616
Posted By GRutter
Re: Original Grease Gun Rebuild

See attached ZERK Patent, which explains operation.

The plunger forces grease past the ball check-valve and into the fitting.

When the plunger is retracted, the ball check-valve seals, and a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-22-2020, 10:59 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 960
Posted By GRutter
Re: Bone Stock or Modified?

Like myself, many of us do not own or aspire to have a fine-point restored vehicle.
I like to drive mine. It's fun, it looks great from a few feet away, and it's "mostly original".

As several...
Forum: Model-A 11-22-2020, 10:22 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 50
Posted By GRutter
Rex Reheis Carburetor Book

I am looking for the Book by Gordon Bigger titled
"RESTORING THE MODEL A & B CARBURETOR THE REX REHEIS WAY"
Please PM me if you have a spare copy
Thank You
GRutter
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-18-2020, 11:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 317
Posted By GRutter
Re: Clutch finger depth

The same. 11/16 should be the nominal measurement for both
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-17-2020, 11:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 617
Posted By GRutter
Re: First "Legal" Ride

Mine has had squeaks and noises I've promised myself to locate for years... but as soon as I pull it out of the garage it's so fun to drive I just forget about all the little things wrong with it...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-16-2020, 06:06 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,884
Posted By GRutter
Re: What am I missing? 1930 Model A

If you keep guessing or start replacing things, you'll go nuts trying to figure this out.

You originally said "new spark plugs are firing", but then you immediately said "it seems to me we are not...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-11-2020, 10:44 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 736
Posted By GRutter
Re: '31 Budd Cab

I am soooo confused.
How can a thread titled 31 Budd Cab begin by talking about how fast there car can go and wind up talking about the Wright Flyer.
Did I miss something. Can we end this ?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-11-2020, 10:35 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 578
Posted By GRutter
Re: Have " A" Great Veterans Day

USN 1968-1971
USS Bon Homme Richard CVA-31, Vietnam
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-10-2020, 11:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 645
Posted By GRutter
Re: Rear axle ratio and car speed

jbwthree has it right, except his post should say 3.78 / 3.54 = 1.07
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-08-2020, 07:47 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 882
Posted By GRutter
Re: New to Barn 1930 Model A

Please edit your profile and add your location. This is a truly amazing forum and you will be surprised at the number of responses you can receive to answer your questions.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-08-2020, 07:36 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,884
Posted By GRutter
Re: What am I missing? 1930 Model A

I'm going out on a limb here... but I'm going to assume the car was running when grandpa had it, and has been sitting for a while. Don't create more problems than you started with by changing a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-19-2020, 05:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 990
Posted By GRutter
Re: Heated Seats In The Model "A"

No... the resistance of the elements in the heating pads doesn't change. The voltage would be reduced from 12v to 6v, so the current would also be reduced from 11a to 5.5a... and they wouldn't get...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-18-2020, 01:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 428
Posted By GRutter
Re: King pin felt washer orientation

If rotorwrench is correct in the orientation of the felt and washer, my apologies.

I have always placed the cupped washer facing down and the felt against the spindle, so it could not collect...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-18-2020, 12:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 428
Posted By GRutter
Re: King pin felt washer orientation

Open side faces down on the thrust bearing and on the cupped washer.

The bottom bushings in the new spindle bolt kits are too long, as you discovered.
If it extends out of the bottom of the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-15-2020, 02:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 578
Posted By GRutter
Re: Help! Brakes!

The adjusting wedge is on one end of the brake shoes, and the operating wedge on the other.

There is no telling how the brakes may have been adjusted in the past to compensate for brake pad wear,...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-14-2020, 05:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 796
Posted By GRutter
Re: rebuilding model a shocks

Shocks that are loose and the arms wobbly aren't good candidates for a rebuild.
As stated above.. getting them apart can be a challenge.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-14-2020, 05:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 665
Posted By GRutter
Re: Gap at wishbone to bell housing

The gap means that the bottom clamp is under spring pressure to hold the wishbone ball in place, which is normal.
If you didn't have any gap remaining... that's when you start having a problem.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-13-2020, 08:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 395
Posted By GRutter
Re: Question on power to the light / horn switch

Lights and Horn are powered slightly differently.

Lights are powered from the light switch at the bottom of the steering column, and are grounded at the lamp.

The horn is powered directly, and...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-12-2020, 09:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 584
Posted By GRutter
Re: Rear brake assembly diagram

I believe the vendors carry the parts you need.

https://www.snydersantiqueauto.com/Products/model-a/brakes-emergency

https://www.brattons.com/catalog.html?cat=185
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-12-2020, 09:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 385
Posted By GRutter
Re: Generator rebuild question

Look at the attached wiring diagram. It is one of the best I've found showing how everything is connected, including such things as field windings.

Herb gave the correct answer (post 3).
...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-10-2020, 11:23 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,059
Posted By GRutter
Re: Greetings all - I'm a new owner

Great Color :)
and Welcome to the Ford Barn
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-10-2020, 10:21 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,910
Posted By GRutter
Re: Model A only runs 40 miles

You may want to start with some simple diagnostics. By installing your carburetor on his car you have probably eliminated the carburetor as the cause of the problem.

1. Is timing set correctly ?...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-06-2020, 08:54 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 3,351
Posted By GRutter
Re: Car Will Not Start--No Apparent Spark

See my post #86 above and look at the Ford Parts Price List.
There is no fiber washer that I have seen documented, nor does it make sense to put an insulator at that location. The head of the...
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