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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 05:13 PM
Replies: 2
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Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Bendix Spring bolts

If they are tight, and fit the threads tight rarely will they come loose or break--- when they are run loose the threads wear and there's more bending motions to fatigue the bolts----
I don't run...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-14-2019, 07:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 585
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Late gears in 39 Transmission

When I had my 46 first was missing most of 2 teeth, this was in the 70 s, took apart several correct transmissions, all bad, then laying on the ground was a later transmission, partly...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-14-2019, 06:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 562
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Snyder’s Inserted Rod Size?

I am interested in the specs too, curious if a stock rod can be bored /side clearanced to fit---
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-14-2019, 04:19 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 174
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Original spindle bolt bushings steel?

Some were brass, some were brass coated steel, some wartime service parts had sintered steel bushings--- by observation only, don't have any documentation
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-14-2019, 09:57 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 307
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Driving at night - Charge and Ammeter Readin

The dimming pretty much went away when i put in halogen bulbs ---
when I had 50 cp regular bulbs I would crank the 3rd brush to 18 amps when driving at night, when the generator went 'off charge" at...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-12-2019, 04:49 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 934
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Gear ratio

So I have been trying to break my engine, it's been over 30 years--- speeds over 60 all day, 3rd gear starts, long parade in first at very slow idle, constantly using full throttle, -- the next day...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-12-2019, 04:40 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 934
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Gear ratio

I think Ford did a good job with stock rear ratio, if you start doing modifications it has to match--- put in a cam that raises the torque peak and then change the rear to make the engine run below...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-12-2019, 02:24 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 934
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Gear ratio

At work many of the customers know about my A, they would tell stories of the A they had in college, driving several hundred miles home and to girl friends places, they all said they drove over 55,...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-12-2019, 10:48 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 186
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: 35 Ford Columbia Speedometer?

No vacuum ports for the speedometer, it uses linkage for the original system, perhaps you have later control
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-12-2019, 07:09 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 768
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Modern Shocks any good?

How well lubed are the springs, if you stand on a running board and get off does the car return to the same position-- is there red dust coming out between the spring leaves?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-12-2019, 07:02 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 655
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Where do I store stuff??

A lot fits under the seat, I have the jack, tools, grease gun, fan, water pump, light bulbs, gasket set, coat hangers, and much more, about all I access is the grease gun, it is on top
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-10-2019, 11:32 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 473
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: GAV and alcohol

I don't know about pure alcohol, but I did do testing of the difference between regular gas and 10%, to get the same mixture as I got with closed gav on regular gas it took 1/4 turn till 50, then 3/4...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-10-2019, 09:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 233
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Basic trouble shooting 32 generator

If you take the belt off and put power to the output post the generator should "motor", if it doesn't there is a internal problem

If there are 2 wires coming out of inside one is a field ground...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-10-2019, 08:53 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 271
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: LED Tail Lights for 36 6 volts

A friend has a 36 packard, it came with every type of taillight bulb--- several types led, halogen, regular, all were dim, tested the voltage at the socket and was only 4.5 volts--- kept working my...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-10-2019, 08:46 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 826
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Cold Weather Operation

The coldest I have been out driving in was -10, hadn't been run in several months, started up easy, took a bit to get in gear, drove a block in first to loosen up the stiff oil, then normal. I do...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-09-2019, 11:07 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,665
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Cracked Block

smear it with epoxy, maby in 5-10years you will have to do it again
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-09-2019, 08:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 275
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: 8BA Startup

3 brush generator needs a battery to control voltage, without a battery the voltage can go over 45 volts and it will fry, the smoke will come out of the windings This is because the third brush...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-07-2019, 09:26 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 566
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: AMP Meter Reading

The 3rd brush controls the maximum amps, in a stock system--and with just a diode cutout , the idea is it was adjusted for your use, if you just take long trips with no night driving it would be set...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-07-2019, 07:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 466
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: A-6200 Connecting Rod

There's probably other prints with more detail, this is all I have
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-06-2019, 06:11 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 537
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: 34 Radiator Leak - JB Weld

I have had a similar hole ( from deer antler though)that I glued over 20 years ago on a chevy truck, still no leak, you have to drain and clean the area, push some into the holes--- soldering is...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-06-2019, 06:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 566
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: AMP Meter Reading

If you were to read the owners instruction book you would see that a discharge with headlights on is normal
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-06-2019, 04:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 533
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Do I need this?

A few years ago we had a several day real cold spell, the A had been sitting for 4 months, no charger, the 10 year old optima, a single one was enough at -10 to start it
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-06-2019, 12:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 145
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Generator and starter field coils

There's actually special cloth tape, I also have used cut strips of bedsheets, try electric motor repair place, the local one used to get it for me
I will do some searching tonight, I have to get...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-06-2019, 12:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 466
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: A-6200 Connecting Rod

I have a drawing at home--- won't be till late when I get home
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-04-2019, 09:12 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 557
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Sandblasting sheet metal parts

I never had problems running the compresser at 45 lbs pressure for tin, I use a smiths compresser, set the governer to regulate max pressure with large enough nozzle----- the nozzles from the...
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