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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-13-2019, 08:30 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,684
Posted By ursus
Re: Interesting read in Hemmings about restoration costs.

When did the price go up? in 1970, Earl painted my '49 Chevy for $29.99, including some overspray on the tires. When I complained, they told me the overspray was a bonus. Scheib always gave you a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-07-2019, 01:32 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 919
Posted By ursus
Re: Nice German Brunette

Only 77 amp/hours? I never met a German brunette with less that 500.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-03-2019, 07:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 461
Posted By ursus
Re: Rear Spring

Good idea! Henry Ford put 10 leaves under the rear of the Tudor for a reason.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-01-2019, 01:35 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,139
Posted By ursus
Re: Oil for model a+ t

Also the same as slidivity.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-27-2019, 06:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 421
Posted By ursus
Re: Tranny/diff service

I recall that his refill capacity listed for the Gemmer steering gear is likewise incorrect on the high side. There are some other errors in both Volumes I and Volume II books. One would think that...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-23-2019, 03:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,114
Posted By ursus
Re: IL-2 and AA collison

I find your postings of GAZ car and truck photos to be interesting. My father took part in a number of US Army reconnaissance ventures into Czechoslovakia and Hungary during the few weeks of...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-22-2019, 08:21 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 779
Posted By ursus
Re: Drain plug

This sounds all too familiar to me. A previous owner had cross-threaded the drain plug and responded to the resulting leak by twisting the plug so tight that he cracked the case, which allowed for...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-20-2019, 12:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 545
Posted By ursus
Re: Early V8 axle under Model A front end

Chris Haynes: How did you get your tie rod to cross over above the wishbone? On a Model-A axle mounted with '37-'41 spindles the tie rod will pass below the wishbone. Did you have to bend the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-20-2019, 12:22 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,223
Posted By ursus
Re: Why did my axle break?

I have some axle shafts that are in nice shape except for an annular groove worn into the shaft where it rides in the seal inside the housing. Is this a potential site for breakage or not a concern...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-19-2019, 12:48 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,016
Posted By ursus
Re: What do you make of this

This engine is sporting one of those High Corrosion Heads recommended by Ferrous Buehler for a fine rustoration. With the accessory acorn nuts it provides a horsepower boost you can feel in the seat...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-18-2019, 09:49 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 271
Posted By ursus
Re: 1930 bumpers

And, there are a various alloys regarded as stainless steel and some will attract a magnet.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-18-2019, 11:17 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 394
Posted By ursus
Re: Front Axle Fasteners

Randy, I am aware of the requirements for the conversion as detailed in Les Andrews "Model A Mechanics Handbook, Vol II".

Of note is an error in Les Andrews directions: he states that the "Long...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-17-2019, 10:01 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 977
Posted By ursus
Re: Any AA trucks running 55mph?

One good thing about high speed in an "AA" is that the massive brakes make for a quick stop. Fasten your seatbelt!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-17-2019, 09:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 394
Posted By ursus
Re: Front Axle Fasteners

Joe K, thanks much for your sound thoughts regarding '40 Ford hydraulics on a Model-A. The '40 backing plate bolts are indeed 1/2 inch versus 3/8 inch for the "A". Strange that the Model-A rear 7/16...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-16-2019, 11:28 PM
Replies: 792
Views: 71,938
Posted By ursus
Re: tell a Model A related story

Your mention of the use of humans to help orient crop duster pilots in the application of various pesticides reminds me of the potential risks involved. Back in the '60's and '70's the work as a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-16-2019, 11:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 394
Posted By ursus
Front Axle Fasteners

I'm in the process of rebuilding a front end on a car that was converted to 1940 Ford hydraulics back in the 1960's, including the use of 1940 Ford spindles. The '40 Ford spindles utilize a tie rod...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-16-2019, 11:31 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,007
Posted By ursus
Re: Fan cracked!!

I could see a real market for an original appearing fan made with a steel pulley to which a plastic blade is molded. The fan blades would flex to lower drag at higher speeds and unit would be less...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-12-2019, 05:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 418
Posted By ursus
Re: Identify steering arm?

The spindles and brakes on my Model A were taken from a '40 Ford. These are the typical roundback spindles common to '37-'41 cars and mine have a raised "78" next to a "P" inside of a circle.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-11-2019, 07:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 695
Posted By ursus
Re: Need to move front spring across

An accumulation of hardened grease and road dust over the years can leave the spring locked in the cross member. Mine was stuck firmly and it too a fair bit of effort to lever it out.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-09-2019, 09:42 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,749
Posted By ursus
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-08-2019, 10:45 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,383
Posted By ursus
Re: UPS loses Package !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

And yet one can order a bar of soap via Amazon for next day delivery 3000 miles away...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-08-2019, 08:42 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 708
Posted By ursus
Re: Gear Tooth Pitting

You have the makings of a real howler and hardly a worthwhile candidate for a "spare".
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-08-2019, 03:34 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 787
Posted By ursus
Re: Just a little nostalgia

Growing up in the 1950's, the neighbor boys always had several hot rod projects going at any one time. Old cars were towed home on the end of a rope, the torches and hammers came out, and amazing...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-08-2019, 03:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,110
Posted By ursus
Re: Working in the garage

Metal slivers are a big risk! A friend suffered an amputation of most of his right foot after a metal sliver found its way in while he was puttering around barefoot in his shop. Started out as a...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-06-2019, 11:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 314
Posted By ursus
Re: Front Wheel Cylinders

Thanks for the heads-up on cylinders from China. As I recall, Chairman Mao's Great Leap Forward did not come with a braking system.

Is there an alternative source to the product from China?
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