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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 10:06 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 391
Posted By Joe K
Re: 29' RPU doors

I would not presume to give advice to anyone. Rather I can speculate - and said so.

Others can speculate likewise - until the "type study" of the Model A is completed based on Benson level...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-28-2020, 07:22 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 391
Posted By Joe K
Re: 29' RPU doors

And yes I had a thought that this might be an "offshore" truck aimed at a market outside of the US - and possibly sent over in a box and "for assembly" and likely "more complete" in a parts sort of...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-28-2020, 04:51 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 570
Posted By Joe K
Re: Brake Conversion? Or not.

Ditto on that. Problem with hydraulics is that everyone uses the 1940ish hydraulic brake backing plates, drums, shoes, and "conversion kit." Which if you started with the rightly proportioned...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-28-2020, 02:35 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 391
Posted By Joe K
Re: 29' RPU doors

I just spent 10 minutes scanning pix of the search term IMAGES: Model A 76A Roadster Pickup, and found only one with door handles, shown below.

(The pix is not amenable to being brought directly...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-27-2020, 08:54 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 232
Posted By Joe K
Re: Epping (NH) Swap Meet Sept 27

Show IS on until noonish - or a bit beyond if the market supports it.

Newly returned. Got there at 7:15 am to parking lot half full. Masks ARE required sign at the entrance. Inside "masks...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-26-2020, 06:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 232
Posted By Joe K
Re: Epping (NH) Swap Meet Sept 27

Hard to imagine an issue with the field - unless it has dried up and blown away.

It has not really rained for a month...

Joe K
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-25-2020, 08:47 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 232
Posted By Joe K
Epping (NH) Swap Meet Sept 27

Seems like it is still on.

August got cancelled seemingly due to "condition of the field." I didn't hear the 5 am cancellation that day, went, and found the day sunny and the field dry. I...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-25-2020, 08:32 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 684
Posted By Joe K
Re: Zenith 2405N replacement carburetor

I have one simply to "own" one. I haven't used it or even disassembled it.

However, I have used "card stock" and a copy machine to make an outline of a mating surface from which a new gasket...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-23-2020, 01:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 267
Posted By Joe K
Re: 28/29 aa cab door glass question

Almost ALL cab doors have a mismatch between the door and the strike plate. The cab is (in a way) a "compromised" design with all the cantilever loading from the door occurring on the front...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-23-2020, 10:07 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 267
Posted By Joe K
Re: 28/29 aa cab door glass question

The service bulletins "glass" page is seen at http://jmodela.coffeecup.com/glass/glass_lg.jpg. I think I can reproduce it below.

http://jmodela.coffeecup.com/glass/glass_lg.jpg


The...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-22-2020, 06:57 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 439
Posted By Joe K
Re: Original seamed fuel line - Bundy Tube

And what an improvement everyone thought "seamless" tube was/is. The engineer who first pulled a seamless tube over a caul thought he was pretty hot stuff.

"I'll make millions" - and he even...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-21-2020, 03:08 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,297
Posted By Joe K
Re: Posting this for a chuckle, unless you're grumpy, in which case you may hate it

A lot of sellers follow the rationale "I'm not sure what its worth so I'll price it high to be sure I don't get taken."

Problem with this is as soon as someone offers a more reasonable amount -...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-21-2020, 12:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 412
Posted By Joe K
Re: Parts Identification & Description

The book is now received. And just what I need to figure out what is in the buckets from a disassembly in 2010.

I'll note for those who do not have the book, the listing is done first by...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-20-2020, 08:38 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 828
Posted By Joe K
Re: B Distributor Initial Timing

This description is closest to Vince Falter's description at http://www.fordgarage.com/pages/bdistributoradvance.htm

Joe K
Who is currently going through converting a Model A block for use as a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-19-2020, 09:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 396
Posted By Joe K
Re: Coating the armature . . .

X4 on the Glyptol.

The power plant I worked at used Glyptol on EVERY motor, both exposed armature windings and the field coils. They claimed it prevented "working" of the wires under magnetic...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-18-2020, 04:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 213
Posted By Joe K
Re: Water pump core differences

Your next challenge will be in finding a replacement shaft of the proper diameter.

There USED to be oem shafts - these were 0.625 diameter. One is shown at Vince Falter's MOST EXCELLENT site. ...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-17-2020, 12:24 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,127
Posted By Joe K
Re: Wheel interchange

26-27 Model T wire wheels LOOK like the 28-29 Model A wheels - but the bolt circle is different and won't fit.


Joe K
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-14-2020, 08:24 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 730
Posted By Joe K
Re: Radius ball cap

The usual issue with "wandering" is not so much with the radius rods/ball as with the shaft for the steering sector having worn. Steering sector shaft "shucks" back and forth. This can also cause...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-12-2020, 07:59 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,155
Posted By Joe K
Re: I went picking today.........

Most librarians I know don't read a lot. For them the Dewey Decimal System is where it's at I guess.

Truly, I have the same problem. 100 percent of the first Model A, 60 percent of the second,...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-11-2020, 08:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 412
Posted By Joe K
Re: Parts Identification & Description

Now bought. The best buy is from MARC or Restorers. The Model A parts houses have it, but charge more to ship it than the value of the book. At MARC price is lowest - and shipping more in this...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-11-2020, 07:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 412
Posted By Joe K
Re: Parts Identification & Description

Sounds like time for an order.


Thanks for the input!


Joe K
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-11-2020, 06:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 412
Posted By Joe K
Parts Identification & Description

For years I've been working on my Model A (see avatar.) Most of this work I've done using the usual demolition and reconstruction guides including Rick Freeman's Shop Manual, Victor Page's "The...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-21-2020, 08:29 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,053
Posted By Joe K
Re: Rich Bell passed away

We grow too soon old and too late smart.

He verified the first, but was a walking rebuttal to the second.

At age 25 when I lived in Sandwich, I would get on my bike and ride all the way out...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-23-2020, 04:58 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,044
Posted By Joe K
Re: Modern distributor cap

Someone made up a Model A distributor body (the bakelite part) entire. A one-off I think. I'd like one of those.

Sort of like painting the engine red - proven to make the car go faster.
...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-22-2020, 07:09 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,209
Posted By Joe K
Re: Rebuilt Engine Tag - Thought I'd Share

My 29 CC pickup had a RED engine with ABSOLUTELY no number. Never had and the number pad shows the sand graining of the casting process.

As the truck came to me with 143K miles on the odometer...
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