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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 01:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 205
Posted By J Franklin
Re: Rear Spring Removal

Yes you will definitely need a new one if the old one is damaged.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 11:56 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 205
Posted By J Franklin
Re: Rear Spring Removal

It can be done without special tools, but you should try the longer bolt first.
Forum: Model T (1909-1927) Today, 11:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 221
Posted By J Franklin
Re: 23 T oil change suprise

You will need whatever tools it takes to pull things apart, and you will need soldering skills. It will become apparent what else you might need once you can see and assess the damage.
Forum: Model T (1909-1927) Yesterday, 02:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 115
Posted By J Franklin
Re: Distributer

I think we both were asking for more info. Location is sometimes a factor also.
Forum: Model T (1909-1927) Yesterday, 02:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 115
Posted By J Franklin
Re: Distributer

I'd give that much! I think if we were betting blindly I still would win.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 12:54 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 665
Posted By J Franklin
Re: Charging System Will Not Work Under A Load

As I said before try some LED lighting for daytime running lights.
Forum: Model T (1909-1927) Yesterday, 12:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 115
Posted By J Franklin
Forum: Model T (1909-1927) Yesterday, 01:22 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 221
Posted By J Franklin
Re: 23 T oil change suprise

It is time to pull things apart and do a proper repair. The mag won't be working now anyway.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-26-2020, 11:07 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 578
Posted By J Franklin
Re: Rebuilt transmission noise

Unavailable video, but the only thing turning is the input shaft, cluster, and its bearings.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-26-2020, 06:39 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 665
Posted By J Franklin
Re: Charging System Will Not Work Under A Load

There have been voltage regulators built into cut-out cans. You might check for something similar. Or just keep the lights off for some of your driving.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-26-2020, 02:20 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 665
Posted By J Franklin
Re: Charging System Will Not Work Under A Load

It sounds like your generator is performing as intended. You shouldn't show any charge with lights on. Maybe just change the fog light bulbs to LEDs.
Forum: Model T (1909-1927) 11-26-2020, 11:38 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 221
Posted By J Franklin
Re: 23 T oil change suprise

That damage can happen if some nut or other ferrous metal gets dropped in the transmission and hangs onto the magnets, or if the magnets get too close to the coils.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-23-2020, 11:52 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 788
Posted By J Franklin
Re: Remove sludge from bottom of gas tank

Flushing it with gasoline usually means discarding it as waste (toxic & Flammable). Normally the gas in your tank gets turned into power, heat, water, and carbon in the engine. Water is a good...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-23-2020, 12:00 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 788
Posted By J Franklin
Re: Remove sludge from bottom of gas tank

Don't flush with gasoline it is a fairly hazardous solvent. Use water and dry completely.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-22-2020, 10:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 322
Posted By J Franklin
Re: 1928 Touring Seats

Do any of them fit anywhere? The bottom of the front should have a wooden bottom.The backseat back would be the longest. the bottoms will be stiffer sprung. Go look again. Maybe they aren't for...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-22-2020, 07:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 322
Posted By J Franklin
Re: 1928 Touring Seats

Have you attempted to set them in place and see how they fit? I think each spring will fit best in its respective area. Look up Snyder's Ford parts, maybe you can see some drawings of their spring...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-22-2020, 04:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 441
Posted By J Franklin
Re: Rear water pump grease fitting

You can give it a shot of chassis grease with a regular gun, just push it tight while doing it. I have been told not to use water pump grease because it might migrate to the radiator and it can clog...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-22-2020, 03:56 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 788
Posted By J Franklin
Re: Remove sludge from bottom of gas tank

How do you get around the baffles?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-22-2020, 03:48 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 788
Posted By J Franklin
Re: Remove sludge from bottom of gas tank

What does the sludge consist of?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-22-2020, 01:47 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 441
Posted By J Franklin
Re: Rear water pump grease fitting

I think if you unscrew the knurled cover, you can see the rest of the story.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-21-2020, 01:45 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,212
Posted By J Franklin
Re: Leather main bearing

I think there was a similar reference in the book "The Grapes of Wrath"
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-21-2020, 12:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 656
Posted By J Franklin
Re: Original Grease Gun Rebuild

Did that gun work before it was taken apart? Mine is full of grease so maybe someone else knows your answer.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-20-2020, 02:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 656
Posted By J Franklin
Re: Original Grease Gun Rebuild

I think there is some material that could simulate the plunger material and could be worked into a suitable part. maybe cork or soft plastic.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-20-2020, 12:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 656
Posted By J Franklin
Re: Original Grease Gun Rebuild

Don't know what the paper wad is, but everything else looks good. put it back together and see iff it will work sans the wad.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-18-2020, 08:41 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 781
Posted By J Franklin
Re: new battery goin dead

I think the concern with 12V is the starter drive.
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