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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 07:16 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 887
Posted By Russ/40
Re: Low Compression - keep trying or rebuild?

I have to agree. When I got my '40, 40 years ago. It seemed tired. I built a new motor, and before I made the change over, it got better and better. That motor sits on a stand still waiting for the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-12-2019, 06:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 470
Posted By Russ/40
Re: Start Batterie / Akkumulator (6 V)

Are you sure about the optima batteries? The one many of us car guys use has the capacity to crank at 1000amps, and are the one shown in Sparky's link above.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-07-2019, 11:52 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 628
Posted By Russ/40
Re: SLOW starter

Been there done that! Brushes in the wrong holders! I had the same exact problem. Corrected the brush locations, problem solved.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-07-2019, 11:41 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,329
Posted By Russ/40
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-05-2019, 09:17 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 932
Posted By Russ/40
Re: Rear wheel bearings

Are the tight ones tight without lubrication? You will not be able to feel the fit very well when they are greased. Try the fit with oil, no grease. You will better be able to perceive the fit.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-04-2019, 04:32 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,329
Posted By Russ/40
Re: Installed battery cutoff switch today.

Not familiar with seat mounting in a sedan, I don't know if you have a seat riser like in the trucks, rdstrs etc. The front of the seat riser just below your left leg would be ideal, as it is close...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-04-2019, 04:26 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,329
Posted By Russ/40
Re: Installed battery cutoff switch today.

I don't think that would be an issue. The use of 4 gauge wire is perfect for 12 volts, but becomes current limiting at 6 volts when cranking an engine to start. Beyond starting, the 4 gauge is OK for...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-04-2019, 02:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 323
Posted By Russ/40
Re: 37 tailight paint question

My Forty is brighter with white.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-04-2019, 01:54 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,329
Posted By Russ/40
Re: Installed battery cutoff switch today.

The amount and length of your cabling makes the gauge of 4, potentially more problematic. In the end, you will do it your way, but, you did ask for opinions.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-03-2019, 07:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 481
Posted By Russ/40
Re: gen/water pump/fan belt

You need to do the pencil test. The shoulder immediately at the top of the front cover will support a pencil even without the cover, if it is the correct block.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-02-2019, 09:50 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,088
Posted By Russ/40
Re: Rear axle shaft nut, how to turn on

Werner, I have used that repair kit, and it works very well. What does the bottom of the axle housing look like? The surface the inside of the new bearing turns on.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-01-2019, 01:48 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,662
Posted By Russ/40
Re: Hairline Crack

Eagle43, please take a photo series and share with the rest of us. Id love to be there to watch. Id like to try it sometime.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-01-2019, 11:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 544
Posted By Russ/40
Re: Painting question

Wire wheel first, blast second, then phosphate treatment. Can't do it any better than that. Probably skip the wire wheel.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-26-2019, 06:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 405
Posted By Russ/40
Re: Republic cluster gear

In the past, when I overlooked a flaw like that, it made an amazing amount of noise.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-24-2019, 11:42 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 707
Posted By Russ/40
Re: Body Shudder - Rear Motor Mounts

Pete, I suspect your correct. The engine was a rebuilt short block I received when I purchased the truck as a basket case some 30 years ago. I disassembled it and checked tolerances, but did not get...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-21-2019, 07:13 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,287
Posted By Russ/40
Re: How Much is it Worth Updated

Bill, that thought is misleading and does not help anyone who is thinking of buying or selling. Respectfully, some standard range is most helpful for newbies making a purchase, or sellers coming...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-21-2019, 06:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 707
Posted By Russ/40
Body Shudder - Rear Motor Mounts

My '29 RPU has an annoying shudder throughout the sheet metal when down shifting down, or on deceleration. I'm not speaking about clutch chatter, but a vibration throughout the entire chassis. In my...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-20-2019, 01:28 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 860
Posted By Russ/40
Re: piston ring tool

Yup, that's the one I like.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-14-2019, 04:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 568
Posted By Russ/40
Re: M T Lincoln Backing Plates

Thanks 51woodie and 19Fordy. I'll be going with a pair on the fronts of my '40.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-14-2019, 01:16 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,578
Posted By Russ/40
Re: Ignition, way of

Werner, Hello and welcome. Please confirm what you have as to the steering column and steering box. Do you have the 7 tooth worm where the steering box and column are one assembly? Or do you have a...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-13-2019, 07:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 568
Posted By Russ/40
Re: M T Lincoln Backing Plates

We're you able to use the original drums?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-13-2019, 07:24 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 860
Posted By Russ/40
Re: piston ring tool

Much better solution I agree. Breaks far fewer rings.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-09-2019, 12:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 581
Posted By Russ/40
Re: Gas and Spark Rods

I inspected a 30/31 steering column I have to see what could be going on, and was surprised to see that when the bushing is in place, the path of the rods just kisses the top of the tube. There is no...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-08-2019, 08:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 581
Posted By Russ/40
Re: Gas and Spark Rods

I'm out of ideas, will think about it. Good Luck
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-08-2019, 06:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 581
Posted By Russ/40
Re: Gas and Spark Rods

Sounds to me your rods are forced into a twist by a misplaced upper bushing. You should be able to get a straight sight top to bottom. Have you moved the upper bushing?
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