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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-06-2019, 06:21 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,048
Posted By Ian in Mississauga
Re: Speaking of shocks . .

Donít forget about rebuilt originals. I bought a set from John Holland of Valley City Ohio and so far so good.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-02-2019, 04:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 558
Posted By Ian in Mississauga
Re: Clutch shudder and horseshoe shims

To clarify, when the clutch pedal is pushed down 1/4", the throw out bearing begins to touch at least one of the fingers on the pressure plate. The clutch pedal can easily be pressed down one inch...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-02-2019, 03:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 558
Posted By Ian in Mississauga
Clutch shudder and horseshoe shims

I recently replaced my clutch when I could no longer shift without grinding the gears. I assumed my problem was a spring slipping out of place on the clutch disk. What I found was a broken rivet. I...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-08-2019, 08:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 546
Posted By Ian in Mississauga
Transmission tower spring removal

Hello barners, a friend has loaned me a tool to remove the shifter spring. This is the one all the vendors sell and Les Andrew describes. Can it be used with the forks in place ?Iím only familiar...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-15-2019, 11:40 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 261
Posted By Ian in Mississauga
Flywheel housing to block bolt torque

I keep striking out with this specification, my searches keep giving me the flywheel to crankshaft spec instead. Any advice?
Thanks Ian
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-28-2019, 08:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 652
Posted By Ian in Mississauga
Window glass

Hi all, my local club had a vehicle inspection day today and we were unsure how to distinguish between tempered glass and plate glass. Laminated glass was no problem of course. Any suggestions?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-04-2019, 02:47 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,744
Posted By Ian in Mississauga
Re: Installed battery cutoff switch today.

A choke cable or maybe a bicycle hand brake cable will allow you to turn off power from inside the car. See the thread started by Doug Nichols on mar. 21 2018.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-25-2018, 11:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 581
Posted By Ian in Mississauga
Re: wheel size

Merry Christmas all. I should point out that pick-ups did not change all at once to the new style in 1930. I almost bought a 1930 open cab pick-up that still had the 1928/29 body style but then again...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-02-2018, 05:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 788
Posted By Ian in Mississauga
Diamond B i.d.

I know this is unimportant but I'm curious. The engine in my car is a model B. It has the small diamond in the casting but there is no date code. Is this common?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-20-2018, 06:36 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,053
Posted By Ian in Mississauga
Re: model B motor in model A chassis

No problem, that's what I'm running right now. You must make one change to your timing procedure: instead of setting the timing with the spark lever all way up(retard) put the lever 1/2 way down.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-16-2018, 06:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 727
Posted By Ian in Mississauga
Re: Canadian Model A/AA production numbers

Tom, the rad emblem on Canadian built model As was unique. The script was raised like the 1928/9s but there was no enamel. They were bronze, whether it was originally plated or not I do not know. Not...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-11-2018, 10:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,119
Posted By Ian in Mississauga
Re: Grinding gears

Thanks for your help guys. I should have added that I had the idle set barely above stall speed and of course the starter spins the motor even slower. The free play has been adjusted gradually from...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-10-2018, 09:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,119
Posted By Ian in Mississauga
Grinding gears

I've been having trouble lately shifting gears quietly. I figured a little adjustment of the clutch release arm was all that was required, it's always worked before and I had more than enough free...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-05-2018, 10:11 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 531
Posted By Ian in Mississauga
Repro Gear shift lever

I know from other members in my club and also fordbarn that not all shifters are the same quality. Who sells the best? Judging standards do not matter to me.
TIA, Ian
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-28-2018, 09:31 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,247
Posted By Ian in Mississauga
Re: Has Anyone Ever Found A Use For WD-40?

Has anyone else used it to clean up a dog that's been sprayed by a skunk?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-14-2018, 02:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 578
Posted By Ian in Mississauga
Radius ball washer and caster

My high school geometry was too long ago to figure this out. How much will the special cupped washer increase the caster?
TIA, Ian
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-06-2018, 06:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 798
Posted By Ian in Mississauga
Oiling springs

I just put good rebuilt shocks on the front of my car and then oiled the spring with oil from the crankcase. A friend questioned my choice of oil. I thought I read that here on fordbarn but now I...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-10-2018, 06:35 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,648
Posted By Ian in Mississauga
Re: Would leaving the ignition on cause damage to the coil?

Some of my friends avoid this possibility by hanging the keys on the gas shut-off handle. Also avoids memory lapses with the shut-off.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-26-2018, 02:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,396
Posted By Ian in Mississauga
Re: old spark plugs

Bill, Do not limit your potential market to the 32 Ford V8. The C4 was probably the most common 7/8-18 plug in use in the 1920's and early 1930's. High end cars like Auburn, Cadillac and Packard to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-29-2018, 06:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 932
Posted By Ian in Mississauga
Vacuum gauge reading with a Model B distributor

I always hook up a vacuum gauge at the start of the season as a diagnostic tool. With a model A distributor I get a range of about 16" to 20". Recently I installed a model B distributor. What numbers...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-27-2018, 03:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 736
Posted By Ian in Mississauga
Re: B distributor in an A

Mike, do you have a model B timing gear cover? If not, do a search here on fordbarn. If you are not sure which cover you have, search Vince Falter's web site. Sorry I can't be more helpful, I am...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-24-2018, 07:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,078
Posted By Ian in Mississauga
Model B condenser

I have a model B distributor that I want to try. I already have a B timing gear cover and an ignition cable that will work. I had planned to use a model A condenser from A&L. Here's the problem: I...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-13-2018, 07:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 751
Posted By Ian in Mississauga
Re: leaking fuel guage

Disconnect the battery!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-04-2017, 08:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 739
Posted By Ian in Mississauga
Re: plug connector fit/length

Besides the right length, the connectors have to be the right material. You want bronze like in post 5 not brass. Bronze is springy for a firmer connection.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-25-2017, 07:11 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,487
Posted By Ian in Mississauga
Re: Model B starter broken

I think the only differences between an A and B are the switch itself and the case. The A switch has 4 holes and the B has 3.
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