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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-07-2020, 06:18 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 977
Posted By Tom Wesenberg
Re: transmission noise while in neutral, goes away when clutch is depressed.

My clutch is never depressed. I keep it happy by not riding it when stopped at red lights. LOL
If the throw out bearing isn't touching the clutch fingers, then it should be not moving, so it can't...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-07-2020, 06:04 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,658
Posted By Tom Wesenberg
Re: Generator Brushes and Adjustment and How It Works

The grease shown in the first picture was excessive, so I removed some of it before I assembled it. You don't want excess grease coming out and getting on the brushes. I put a drop of oil on the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-07-2020, 06:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 489
Posted By Tom Wesenberg
Re: Generator noise, '30 Tudor

The front end plate has a narrow strap riveted to the plate, and this strap needs to be pushed to the side to expose the oil hole. Many original exposed ball bearings have been replaced by a sealed...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-09-2020, 10:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 575
Posted By Tom Wesenberg
Re: Powerhouse Generators, 5 Brush vs. 3 Brush

Both have the same output, but the original 5 brush used more wire in the field windings, so it took a tiny bit less power away from the output. I always wished Ford had used the powerhouse for all...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-05-2020, 11:09 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,334
Posted By Tom Wesenberg
Re: Rear Motor Mount Rubber Issue

I buy parts mostly from Bert's, Bratton's, and Snyder's. The last 2 sets or rear motor mount rubbers, just by chance, came from Snyder's, and both sets fit perfectly. Others have reported that the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-18-2020, 01:18 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,472
Posted By Tom Wesenberg
Re: Head gasket

If you need more clearance, you can also use 2 head gaskets. I bought an engine at a swap meet, and when I cleaned it and took it apart I found someone had used 2 head gaskets for some reason, but it...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-01-2020, 08:04 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,011
Posted By Tom Wesenberg
Re: Sea-Foam

I use 4 ounces of MMO to each 10 gallons of good gas without the corn crap, and it really does help.


I'm also a believer in SEA FOAM as it freed up stuck hydraulic lifters in an Olds. I poured a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-26-2020, 11:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 635
Posted By Tom Wesenberg
Re: Generator cutout wiring hookup pictures.

Both wire terminals connect to the front of the cutout on early 1930 (about March) and later generators.
The earlier generators had the generator stud on the front side of the cutout, so both wire...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-26-2020, 10:56 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,605
Posted By Tom Wesenberg
Re: Missing Valve seat

I have a diamond A block with a B cam and no valve seats other than the block.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-26-2020, 10:17 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,746
Posted By Tom Wesenberg
Re: Brake Light Switch Backwards

With no pull on the switch rod, the switch should be spring loaded to be OPEN. If it isn't, then remove the cover and see if the contacts are mounted incorrectly. I've seen it happen on the 28-9...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-25-2020, 04:46 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,451
Posted By Tom Wesenberg
Re: 1928 multi disc starter motor

Bert's likely has parts or a complete 1/2" drive starter. I bought one from them a year ago.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-25-2020, 04:43 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,123
Posted By Tom Wesenberg
Re: Sealing wax on condenser?

Sealing wax melts at much too low a temperature to be used on the distributor.
I melted some of it years ago, and took the temp when it melted.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-25-2020, 04:29 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,605
Posted By Tom Wesenberg
Re: Missing Valve seat

I agree, and it's amazing the number of people that think they know how to install valve seats, but don't do it correctly. In the 80's I worked in a shop doing engine work, and I always used a liquid...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-25-2020, 04:12 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,356
Posted By Tom Wesenberg
Re: new B motor running issue

Try increasing the fuel pump pressure to 3 or 4 PSI and see if it runs.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-25-2020, 04:07 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 876
Posted By Tom Wesenberg
Re: grease gun adapter

I like my original fittings and original grease gun.
Try a heat gun on the old hard grease, to see if it will soften up to allow new grease in.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-25-2020, 04:04 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 594
Posted By Tom Wesenberg
Re: Distributor cap hold down spring clips

I use gun blueing on my original clamps, but the parts vendors have very nice repro clips also.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-25-2020, 03:46 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,352
Posted By Tom Wesenberg
Re: 6 volt horn in 12 volt vehicle

Exactly what I was going to recommend.
It worked fine for the 6 volt horn I sold to someone to use on a 12 volt system.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-19-2020, 02:41 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,264
Posted By Tom Wesenberg
Re: Engine Machining

By "inserts" I hope you don't mean you want to install valve seats. I would only do that if it is REALLY needed to correct excess recess of the original seat.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-19-2020, 02:38 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,451
Posted By Tom Wesenberg
Re: 1928 multi disc starter motor

I agree, and have all the parts to put my 28 Phaeton back to the original multiplate.
I don't like to modify good original parts, but the first style multiplate flywheel can be turned for clearance....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-19-2020, 02:31 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,138
Posted By Tom Wesenberg
Re: Ok, I've got a question for the Northerners....long.

A winter home in the dry southwest would be ideal, but finding an affordable one is the problem. Lots of people want to get out of the miserable long cold winters, and that sure drives up the prices,...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-07-2019, 06:47 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,451
Posted By Tom Wesenberg
Re: 1928 multi disc starter motor

Yes, I was thinking he wanted to change the clutch also. The only way to use a 5/8" drive with a multiplate flywheel is to make sure the outside diameter of the flywheel has the clearance cut for the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-06-2019, 10:07 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,180
Posted By Tom Wesenberg
Re: Using 85 octane fuel

Anyone with a new flex fuel vehicle that wants to use E-85 take note that the engine life will be cut to only about 65,000 miles. So, there is no savings. It's a waste any way you look at it.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-06-2019, 09:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 720
Posted By Tom Wesenberg
Re: model a ford wire ga

Not that heavy for the wire.
Bratton's might list the gauge on the wiring picture in their parts catalog.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-06-2019, 09:34 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,451
Posted By Tom Wesenberg
Re: 1928 multi disc starter motor

You'll need the 5/8" starter, and everything from the flywheel to the U-joint, including the clutch and brake pedals.
Someone changed my 28 to the 5/8" starter, but someday I'll change it back to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-06-2019, 09:26 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,687
Posted By Tom Wesenberg
Re: Something is not right!

Too much tow-in means the fronts of the tires need to be spread apart, so since the tie rods are on the rear side of the axle, they need to be made shorter.
I'd try Bert's @ 800-321-1931 or...
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