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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 08:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 401
Posted By Joe K
Re: Proper crankshaft grinding

Not mad and it appears you have taken almost all I have said and added to it. THIS is the purpose of the board.

And it has been um, (gosh) 40 years since I went through my little trial by...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 12:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 401
Posted By Joe K
Re: Proper crankshaft grinding

A couple of things of my experience.

1. Modern crank grinders "squeeze" the crank too hard between centers. This bows the crank and makes for an offset center. I discovered this when I found...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 09:39 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 363
Posted By Joe K
Re: Remove/Replace Headlight Reflector

If your socket is corroded to the reflector, you can undo and remove the "focus screw" at the back of the bucket. This will at least allow you to access the back side of the bucket, potentially...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-19-2019, 09:56 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 657
Posted By Joe K
Re: Battery charger????

In a different application, (battery powered back-up sump pump) I have found that "smart" chargers/battery tenders are not so (smart.) One can tell if the battery is overcharged using the charger...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-18-2019, 12:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 510
Posted By Joe K
Re: Exploded view of light switch

Hence my descriptor of "Type H" - which are characterized externally with the vertical fluted lens, and "Twolite" (sic TwoLight) which are characterized by the more common "arc curve" lens.

I...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-18-2019, 10:36 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 592
Posted By Joe K
Re: Spark Control . . .

Vince Falter's take on use of the advance lever (which mirrors my own experience.)
http://www.fordgarage.com/pages/bdistributoradvance.htm

(bolding mine)

The Model A generally has more...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-18-2019, 08:18 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 1,387
Posted By Joe K
Re: Model A with T mods or Model T with A mods ??

Can't say for sure, but this does look like someone tried to "upgrade" a Model T into a Model A. There are some later parts (tail-light, wheels) as well as a good copy of a Model A radiator cover...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-17-2019, 10:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 510
Posted By Joe K
Re: Exploded view of light switch

Another issue that many find is that ALL the reproduction parts for Headlights & Wiring are of the "twolight" variety. The earlier "Type H" Model A headlights & supporting switches (until about...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-17-2019, 09:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 510
Posted By Joe K
Re: Exploded view of light switch

As you assemble the switch, you want to be sure the switch upper housing "indent" meets a similar recess on the bottom of the switch body "receiver" on the bottom of the steering column. (It is...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-16-2019, 08:34 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,313
Posted By Joe K
Re: Who Remembers Model "A" Parts in the Sears Catalog?

What color was that Allstate engine as you got it. And was the block marked with any markings at the VIN Code square?

I've always suspected my original 29CC pickup engine was an Allstate. ...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-16-2019, 01:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 507
Posted By Joe K
Re: South Africa muffler.

I rather liked Rick's "Model A Shop Manual." This along with Victor Page's "Model A Ford" was all we had to work with back in the 1970s.

I see Rick's book is on Ebay in a couple of places. ...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-16-2019, 12:53 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,145
Posted By Joe K
Re: I am so happy......With my 1500W gear oil...

Well, being "synthetic" possibly the original synthetic oil, STP will be more "consistent" in its viscosity relative to temperature.

As to EP additives in STP, the modern oils are (added to). ...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-16-2019, 09:10 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 895
Posted By Joe K
Re: B model distributor question

PB Blaster is your friend. So is vibration - tap gently and repeatedly.

I'm trying to buy a Model B distributor right now on ebay and the relative scarcity compared to Model A units is...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-14-2019, 08:06 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,313
Posted By Joe K
Re: Who Remembers Model "A" Parts in the Sears Catalog?

The Model A ads were my "must see" on going to Grandma's house in the late 1960s. Her catalogs were in an upstairs room ("The Boy's Room) which originally housed my father growing up - but by the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-14-2019, 09:05 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,573
Posted By Joe K
Re: Couldn't Resist It

The former owner seems to have ground valves "out of block" and never checked for "valve recession" - a phenomenon in the day more of the block than the valve (and reason for creation of leaded gas...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-12-2019, 01:30 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,082
Posted By Joe K
Re: Gear ratio

Stock everything except for the Tillotson X.

I have no positive verification of the speed so part of this may be my Dad's parental exaggeration.

But I drove the same 3.54 rear end with a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-12-2019, 12:21 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,082
Posted By Joe K
Re: Gear ratio

I converted my 29 CC pickup to 3.54. Driving it from my parents house in mid-Massachusetts to my new house in Seacoast NH I was followed on the way by my father with "tools, spare parts" and his...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-10-2019, 09:34 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 985
Posted By Joe K
Re: 8 volt battery in 6 volt car

Unrestrained by a battery, a Model A generator will put out up to 32 volts.

Of course many who have issues with the battery connection and find it goes "open circuit" frequently find their...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-10-2019, 09:17 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,573
Posted By Joe K
Re: Couldn't Resist It

Just remember - it was set aside for a reason.

You'll enjoy the action of finding out that reason - the reason not so much.

Have fun. I have one I recently opened (busted up rear main in an...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-08-2019, 03:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 396
Posted By Joe K
Re: Oil pump replacement gears

And on the Model A, a lot less chance of catching it. As in no oil pump pressure indication.

One positive check would be to remove the side oil pipe and see if oil leaks out.

Joe K
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-06-2019, 07:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 671
Posted By Joe K
Re: Light Switch Body

As my 29 CC Pickup came to me there was a hole drilled in the dash, and a pushbutton switch which was set to "bypass" the center of the column horn switch.

The simplicity of the car lends...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-06-2019, 05:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 671
Posted By Joe K
Re: Light Switch Body

The light switch body has an "outdent" on it which matches a notch on the light switch "bracket" attached with two bolts to the bottom of your column. The outdent and notch should be on the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-05-2019, 09:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 671
Posted By Joe K
Re: Light Switch Body

Yes, "horseshoe" as in a "c-clip" of sorts which keeps the spider in place against the compressed spring.

IIRC, when your light switch lever is "down" (i.e. "off"), your spider fingers are "Up &...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-05-2019, 04:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 241
Posted By Joe K
Re: How does the drum tail light mount on a 1928 model a pickup?

My March 29 CC pickup was assembled in Somerville, MA and it has the 3rd version with the block. The hole in the bed rails are punched with "square" hole to contain the carriage type bolts which...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-03-2019, 08:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 473
Posted By Joe K
Re: Rear Spring

We'll need to find you a complete chart then, so you'll be able to measure up what you see and get the CORRECT 10-Leaf.

Right now Marco Tahtaras' most excellent site www.abarnyard.com...
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