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Forum: Model T (1909-1927) 08-04-2020, 09:58 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,244
Posted By Will N
Re: The First Modern Production Ford Motor

It was a Ford design that was used only by Ford.
Forum: Model T (1909-1927) 08-04-2020, 09:55 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,244
Posted By Will N
Re: The First Modern Production Ford Motor

Actually, the post that started this thread said that the model B was the first FOUR CYLINDER production motor, which is in fact true, and not misinformation. Ford's first production car was the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-04-2020, 09:49 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 627
Posted By Will N
Re: Annoying rattle.

If you have engine pans, take a look at where they mount to the oil pan. I once found that one of the ears had cracked from the vibrations, and it caused a rattle.
Forum: Model T (1909-1927) 08-03-2020, 09:00 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,244
Posted By Will N
Re: The First Modern Production Ford Motor

It's true that Ford contracted with outside suppliers for most of the parts. Dodge Brothers was a respected foundry and machine shop, and they built the engines, frames and transmissions. But these...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-30-2020, 09:22 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,667
Posted By Will N
Re: When is a "Model A" no longer a "Model A"

I don't profess that my opinion is the only true belief, as variety is the spice of life. If more people felt that way, we'd have less strife in this country now. But here goes: I got into Model...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-30-2020, 09:06 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,179
Posted By Will N
Re: Manifold Gland Rings

Over time, the rear of the exhaust manifold tends to droop downward due to the weight of the muffler pulling down on it while the manifold is near red-hot. The holes in the manifold and the exhaust...
Forum: Model T (1909-1927) 07-29-2020, 08:30 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 622
Posted By Will N
Re: Horn bracket

You should drain all the water from the radiator first. Then, when retightening, loosen all the head bolts and re-torque them following the correct sequence.
Forum: Model T (1909-1927) 07-28-2020, 08:54 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,244
Posted By Will N
Re: The First Modern Production Ford Motor

On the Model B, the water pump is down low on the front of the engine, driven directly by the camshaft.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-26-2020, 12:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 559
Posted By Will N
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-26-2020, 12:08 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 918
Posted By Will N
Re: starter not engaging

More than likely it is a broken bendix spring, or perhaps a bolt holding the bendix spring is broken or has backed itself out. I had that happen to me once. A tab on the lock washer broke and the...
Forum: Model T (1909-1927) 07-22-2020, 08:14 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,244
Posted By Will N
Re: The First Modern Production Ford Motor

Model B. Not only the first production Ford 4, but the first with a torque tube/drive shaft and rear radius rods. Set the pattern for the Model T.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-20-2020, 09:23 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 462
Posted By Will N
Re: Frame to front and rear end alignment

A slight bend in the front axle, or a slight misalignment of the spring eyes, will magnify over the length of the radius rods. I don't think 3/4 inch is too bad, so long as you can move it into the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-18-2020, 09:41 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,211
Posted By Will N
Re: first ride

In addition to the things WHN mentioned, bake sure the wheel bearings are properly pre-loaded. Make sure the tie rod ends and drag link are snugged up. Make sure the toe-in is set correctly.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-14-2020, 08:24 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 223
Posted By Will N
Re: Horn rod in a 30 deluxe sedan

You will have to loosen the steering box from the frame and remove the column support under the dash to allow the column to drop down in order to remove the horn rod.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-14-2020, 08:18 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 964
Posted By Will N
Re: Stray Bearing Shim

Ditto this. Check the rod nuts. If they are all snug, then my guess is that whoever built your engine let a stray shim fall into the oil pan, and it's been there all along until you dropped the pan...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-12-2020, 09:21 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 362
Posted By Will N
Re: stock brakes

Brattons's has some videos online, here's one on the rear brakes: https://youtu.be/Pd5RnwT4asE


... and some assembly drawings https://www.brattons.com/assemblies/rear-brake-assembly-16.html...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-07-2020, 08:50 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 328
Posted By Will N
Re: ground fault on upper distributor plate

Are you referring to the post that the point arm pivots on, or the post that the spring is anchored to? The pivot post is riveted onto the insulation pad, and if you look on the underside there...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-07-2020, 08:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 448
Posted By Will N
Re: ID this part?

This might be from a Model T Kingston carb adjusting rod.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-04-2020, 07:03 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 568
Posted By Will N
Re: Rear backing plate/brake installation Les Andrews instructions

That might make sense if you are building a chassis up from scratch, and it might be what Les had in mind when he wrote those instructions. But for doing a brake job on an assembled car, it makes...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-03-2020, 03:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 568
Posted By Will N
Rear backing plate/brake installation Les Andrews instructions

Is it just me, or is it impossible to install the assembled rear brake backing plate onto the axle the way that Les Andrews describes in his red manual? Les calls for installing the parking brake...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-01-2020, 08:44 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 588
Posted By Will N
Re: odd rear brake drum 30 coupe

This is not an early "AR" rear brake set up. The picture shows a separate parking brake band. The "AR"s did not have a separate parking brake band. The parking brake lever on the "AR" set the rear...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-28-2020, 10:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 448
Posted By Will N
Re: Running boards, 1930 Tudor

Interesting that there are a lot available. I would have thought that such a specialty item as Model A sheet metal might be produced by one or two manufactures at the most. For example, Brattons...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-28-2020, 10:12 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 245
Posted By Will N
Re: Emergency brake handle

I've never had to change those parts, and I've had my car for 23 years now. Maybe try changing the vendor you are buying them from? They might use a different supplier. You might also try heat...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-18-2020, 08:51 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 548
Posted By Will N
Re: removing distrubutor shaft

IMHO, if you are up to tackling replacing a head gasket, the least of your worries should be disturbing the timing. So many people fret over the timing for no good reason. Resetting the timing is so...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-17-2020, 08:17 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 489
Posted By Will N
Re: Emergency Brake Boot

FYI, although you probably know this, the Model A originally came with no boot on either the parking brake or the gearshift lever.
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