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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 02:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 324
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Model A Winter Storage Battery Protection

I use the neglect system, park it, do nothing and it always gave great battery life

I have stored fully charged battery in the freezer to slow the chemical reaction and get longer lifespan, but...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-19-2017, 09:29 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,288
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Mechanical Brakes

I have driven 1930 hydraulic brakes on a Chrysler, wouldn't want it behind the A in a panic stop
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-18-2017, 05:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 681
Posted By Kurt in NJ

they had a sign up $$ to take picture, I was busy looking at other things, didn't try for picture
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-18-2017, 05:27 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 999
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: V-8 is supposed to leak ?

I rarely see a drop on the ground under my A when i park in driveway or parking lot, but there is some seepage and oil wetness on the bottom-----
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-15-2017, 02:50 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,197
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Early ford trans case: Rear thrust face. Repairable?

I once took old cluster gear--not on a Ford---ground a groove to hold cutter bit, advance cutter with feeler gauge at other end, kept adding .001, make a revolution, clean shavings, add another .001
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-13-2017, 01:03 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,965
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Optima battery that will not hold a charge

I have always used a old(40s) stupid charger, didn't care if the optima was totally dead----- same for the stock A generator charging system, hand cranked it from totally dead, went for a drive,...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-11-2017, 05:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 550
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Comprehensive hardware inventory list

Ford parts book
Ford trim and hardware book
Ford body parts book
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-10-2017, 07:07 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 802
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Model A Radio

The chicken wire in the roof was used

the spare tire/rim/mount was insulated and used

there were antenns that the headliner was dropped and installed above

Wires were stretched under the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-10-2017, 06:40 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,891
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: hershey

I like the search, every year I find something I couldn't find any other way , many times at prices 1/3 of what I would have to pay online, I'll sleep in the back seat of my car if I have to to be...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-09-2017, 09:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 856
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Hershey treasures

There is a place for a screw to pull a narrow band tight to clamp it

all I got was the switch. at another booth I got a dual light reley 6V with 2 internal fuses like new for 1$ ---something I...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-09-2017, 11:22 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 856
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Hershey treasures

I was looking for era turn signal switch, found this one, the patent date is 1924, and better yet it was only 5$, has indicator light and a clicker relay inside
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-08-2017, 09:01 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 495
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: '40 Ford Conv. door latch springs

The springs can be found in assortments, but most times not by listings, I solved my problems on my 36 ----will Dennis Carpenter solved them, in their "NOS" sales tent at Hershey I found NOS latches...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-05-2017, 10:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 173
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: 36 Starter Thrust Washer

I used to make them out of leather salvaged from old shoes
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-04-2017, 10:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 396
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Flathead v8 rear seal leak

Have you checked that the seal surface is concentric with the mains,
By "scroll" do you mean spiral groove like a screw thread?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-04-2017, 10:32 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,161
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Hill Climbing Technique

I had some old gas I was using in the lawnmower but when it got into heavy grass it pinged--- so I put it into the A and went to the steepest hill around here- the Ocean city bridge, started at the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-04-2017, 09:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 439
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: leaking rear end grease onto brake shoes????

Have you checked to see if the vent in the transmission tower clogged?---- that is the vent for the rear too
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-04-2017, 09:35 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,303
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Hershey day 1

I had trouble getting to the other end to start working my way back--- kept buying things too heavy to carry any length of time, had to keep going back to unload
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-03-2017, 08:32 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 561
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Is there a replacement for Ford shock fluid?

I was looking too and found a test of motorcycle fork oil, atf tested as good or better as most fork oils, but is thin, depending on the wear in your shock thicker oil may be needed, I put atf in my...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-03-2017, 08:24 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,190
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: 6 volt or 12 volt

With a diode cutout the generator can make close to 4 volts into the system , not have to get over 6 volts to close a reley cutout, I have hand crank started the car with the battery dissconnected,...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-02-2017, 06:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 213
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Three brush generator

It doesn't look like our "USA" kind, many time a setup like that has a small spring plate to steady the bearing
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-02-2017, 06:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 742
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Top Wrench

I have one for my 36 conv sedan --- stamped steel, painted top bow color, can't get pictures till after Hershey though, it's just for 35-36 conv sedan in the parts book
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-02-2017, 06:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 445
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Battery Group Size

Golf cart batteries won't fit, but they will start the cer--- I use one in my smiths compresser--- I can get free golf cart batteries
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-02-2017, 11:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 445
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-01-2017, 03:35 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,608
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Not showing our cars anymore?

I only go to shows that don't charge to display the car ---when I started the shows would usually have a meal, plaque and other goodies---
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-01-2017, 03:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 538
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Generator Armatures

I have rewound generator armatures, only did 2, there ismore to it than just replacing thewire, the end insulator has to be replaced many times---i did it by hand, good 6-8 hours for me then, found...
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