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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 12:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 266
Posted By ursus
Re: Rear Axle Fastener Torque

I suspect that the threads may have been "screwed up" by the Grade 5 non-Ford bolts and will continue to use them in this situation. I will remove the torque tube, clean up the mess, and replace the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 07:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 266
Posted By ursus
Rear Axle Fastener Torque

I'm helping a guy whose rear axle has a leak somewhere around the torque tube / banjo junction. The previous owner rebuilt the rear end using non-Ford bolts with lock washers all around the banjo,...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-13-2019, 03:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 357
Posted By ursus
Re: Model B engine

Many a Model B engine has been stamped with a Model A or AA engine number by individuals that installed such an engine in their car or truck.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-13-2019, 11:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 429
Posted By ursus
Re: Flush oil/anti-freeze mix from crankcase?

Your antifreeze may well contain silicate compounds that are included as a stop-leak additive. Silicates are abrasive and will damage the rod and crankshaft bearings in the engine. Running the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-11-2019, 12:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 370
Posted By ursus
Hutchin's Horn Adjust

I need to adjust the sound on an older 6-volt Hutchin's Horn. I was told to do this by turning the screw on the vibrator and that this is accessed via the flared horn in front. Mine has a mesh...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-11-2019, 12:52 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 846
Posted By ursus
Re: crank shaft housing stripped can't align nut to dimple to time car

Do what I do: put the car in high gear with the parking brake off and turn the right front wheel with one hand while feeling with the pin for the dimple with the other hand. If you pull the spark...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-04-2019, 02:11 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 764
Posted By ursus
Re: Engine Swap

QUOTE: "It is a bad idea to have people email the answers. If they are wrong no one will see the answers and correct them. Also the idea of a forum is that everyone can share their knowledge and...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-30-2019, 12:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 626
Posted By ursus
Re: 30/31 cowl lace

What a revelation! I have agonized over this detail after having been told by an "expert" that I would have to partially remove the gas tank in order to install the cowl welting!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-28-2019, 06:11 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,603
Posted By ursus
Re: Has Anyone Ever Found an Abandoned Model "A"

Years ago I bought parts from a guy that had several outbuildings stuffed with A and T parts. He acquired this trove, along with several cars that he had restored, as abandoned vehicles scattered...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-26-2019, 11:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,045
Posted By ursus
Re: very rare body style

This was a common modification for parade use by Shriner's fraternal orders around the country. A local group had a push me-pull you vehicle formed from a couple of 1936 Chevrolets. As usual, the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-23-2019, 05:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 424
Posted By ursus
Re: BB truck distributor quesstion

The most vulnerable part of the B distributor is the advance mechanism. Even small amounts of rust, grease, or dirt may impede the advance.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-22-2019, 05:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 492
Posted By ursus
Re: Spark Plugs C-4 Take Apart With Green # and letters

Champion C-4 plugs were the replacement for the original 3-X plugs and for the Model-B. They were made over many years and in many iterations: black take-apart, non-take-apart, zinc coated, etc. I...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-18-2019, 10:14 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,045
Posted By ursus
Re: Checking rod and main bearings

My childhood neighbor had been a mechanic going back to the Model T era. He once showed me how he tested rod bearings without taking off the caps. He used a small copper-headed "sounding hammer" to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-06-2019, 01:53 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,873
Posted By ursus
Re: It ran when parked ..... at the bottom of the lake

Fine point rustoration in progress.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-04-2019, 01:51 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,654
Posted By ursus
Re: So what is an AR?

A good example is the spare tire carrier to which a gusset was added to the casting as reinforcement for an area prone to cracks/breaking. These carry the AR prefix and were made for both 28-29 and...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-03-2019, 07:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 453
Posted By ursus
Re: Copper Clad Head Gasket on a Brumfield 5.9 Head

Per the consensus, it seems seams go up.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-02-2019, 05:46 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,023
Posted By ursus
Re: Stash of flathead's in PA.?

Old Ford parts on the ground under tarps isn't the best storage plan. I recall an old guy who had gathered an immense collection that he covered with a vast spread of tarps that advanced for almost...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-26-2019, 01:09 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,174
Posted By ursus
Re: Need Help with Model B Carb

Remove the shaft, clean it well, then measure it with a micrometer. They tend to wear oval, with most wear on the side bearing the most tension from the accelerator spring. Apply flux and butter on...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-24-2019, 07:27 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,174
Posted By ursus
Re: Need Help with Model B Carb

Chuck is right. It is usually the front (throttle arm) side that has the wear. Solder it up for a tighter fit as is often done on Model A shafts and be done with it.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-23-2019, 12:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 601
Posted By ursus
Re: Yellow metals in Ford A transmission

I agree. The accumulated metallic debris thrown off from clashing gears is the primary source of wear on the bearing surfaces in a straight gear transmission.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-19-2019, 04:30 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 735
Posted By ursus
Re: Oil Pump Rebuild Question

Brent's suggestion also can be employed in removing the bushings from a Model A or B distributor.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-17-2019, 11:15 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 778
Posted By ursus
Re: Prohibition and Canadian A's

During the 1920's a family member was quite busy hauling whiskey from Alberta into Montana. The residents of Butte and Missoula were very thirsty back then. He preferred large sedans and avoided the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-15-2019, 05:29 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,705
Posted By ursus
Re: Exaust Manifold

Have to wonder about the origin of brass manifold nuts. The dealers sell them but I have yet to remove a manifold from an old engine that wasn't secured with steel nuts. What did Ford use at the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-15-2019, 04:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 423
Posted By ursus
Re: Late 1931 Model A Ford standard coupe

The TC refers to the Twin Cities - Minneapolis-St. Paul assembly plant.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-15-2019, 02:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 728
Posted By ursus
Re: Master Cylinder Gift Horse

The MC in revkev6's photo resembles the one I was considering. Interesting comment by JSeery regarding the effect of using one with a reduced the bore size - it makes sense from my limited...
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