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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 02:27 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 339
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Dim Headlights on 40:

So you are loosing voltage in the headlight switch, is it reproduction, or original ford--- the cheating cure is to put heavy power wire to relay as feed, and use weak headlight switch to work relay
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-06-2020, 02:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 461
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Generator or alternator ?

My reliability experience--- generator 50 years no problem, alternator 3 times failed in 35 years
The rebuilding shop I used to get parts from said the 10 si gm alternator was the best ever made,...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-06-2020, 07:16 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 10,504
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Model A tool kits

In 36 they added a hubcap removal spoon to the end
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-05-2020, 11:26 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 282
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-04-2020, 11:18 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 608
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: 21 stud flathead

The earliest ones had nuts in the valley for the mains, no crankcase vent tube, then studs for mains, no vent tube, 35 started the vent tube, these were all Babbitt mains, then more or less in 36...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-03-2020, 05:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 518
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: shocks

Multi viscosity tractor hydraulic oil
Motorcycle fork oil--- many weights to choose from
Auto transmission fluid can work if the shocks have no wear--- it's in my oil can, gets used for many...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-27-2020, 06:32 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 930
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: starter not engaging

not all have that spring/plunger, there are several different designs, to complicate the differences more I have used parts of Citroen drives in flatheads and A, and used "A" drive in Citroen
there...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-26-2020, 05:17 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 930
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: starter not engaging

A weak battery can also be the cause---the gear is on a screw thread attached to the shaft with a cushion spring, that spring is attached with bolts with special locking washers

if the battery is...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-24-2020, 01:44 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 669
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Help diagnosing engine knock

Perhaps it has a larger bore and pistons hitting edges of head gasket, how did old head gasket compare to old one
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-20-2020, 01:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 546
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Trans install help

Remember the bolt and washer holding the ujoint on, the upset key has to rest in a spline so the washer won't turn
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-19-2020, 10:10 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 363
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Cabriolet window channel

It's hard to see what style rails you have, on my brtothers model A cab we made a wood form and glued felt in the channel with "right stuff", using the wood made slightly thicker than the window...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-17-2020, 02:50 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,071
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Rear Block Babbitt

Post a picture of the cap too, the oil groove is not done like factory, but will function, how much bearing clearance?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-17-2020, 02:48 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 513
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Clutch Adjustment Rod

Looks like the hole, and or clevis pin is worn
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-16-2020, 12:49 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 861
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Best 6V battery

I got 16 years out of optima, replaced it with another, was 120$ shipped, a friend has been using a optima that I found in the trunk of a junk car--- it's over 20 years old by the date code
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-14-2020, 02:20 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 732
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Rear Main Bearing Drain

What do you consider "hardly any leakage "--- my car is stock, hardly leaks,to me hardly any leakage means it won't leave its mark on your friends new driveway even if pointed uphill some, that the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-14-2020, 07:08 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 975
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Stray Bearing Shim

If it fell out the rod nut should be loose,
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-13-2020, 06:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 400
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Electrical issue

ground problem would be a good place to look
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-13-2020, 09:09 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 603
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Modern one piece valve guide removal

Another option is bronze liners put in the guides
unless the leak you talk about is leaking between the guide and the block
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-09-2020, 07:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 190
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: '38 fuel gauge

if the gauge moves it is most likely good

there is a good chance the float arm is sticking

the float can be checked by dipping it in boiling water and looking for bubbles
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-09-2020, 03:07 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,142
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Speedometer error

If it is tire size or gearing issues the odometer will be off, if the odometer is correct it is in the unit itself
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-09-2020, 08:43 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 480
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Colors of original tool kit

I found another never used original paint A tool, dip painted gloss with runs
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-09-2020, 08:15 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 480
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Colors of original tool kit

I have original tool kit from later 30s in original pouch(not in pictures), look to have been dip painted in coal tar paint, not quite dry when put in pouch, somewhat stuck together,

The picture...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-08-2020, 10:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 380
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: 1931 Generator needs rebuilt ?

What is the beginning battery voltage?--- before starting the engine
What reading are you getting from the ammeter?
Are there modifications from stock in the wiring?

If the battery is low on...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-07-2020, 03:48 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 975
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Timing and hand throttle levers

I have drilled a small dimple in the end and used ice pick for guide
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-04-2020, 10:26 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 408
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: 39 generator

on later field housings that post is a ground wire to connect to the regulator to eliminate weak ground errors in voltage
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