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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-02-2020, 03:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 694
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Re: Fallow up on balance beads

I recall a posting that described the addition of a certain volume of antifreeze into the tube, with the same result as the use of Dynabeads. I have lost track of the posting.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-30-2020, 01:02 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,500
Posted By ursus
Re: Anybody else quit Ebay because of fees and tax?

I couldn't have said it better!

[quote] per gz:

Call me old fashion, but I really miss the days of the Good Ol' Swapmeet. Nothing like clutching a cup of coffee on a chilly morning while...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-29-2020, 10:14 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 178
Posted By ursus
Fuel Gauge Assembly

What is the order of parts assembly for the fuel gauge? I have the gauge body, brass spacers, and cork gasket. There is some conflicting information about this on the web and I found a YouTube...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-28-2020, 10:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 643
Posted By ursus
Re: Steering / Tie Rod Conundrum

Well, as some surmised here, I was probably overthinking this question or
conundrum. The reality is that the rebuilt front axle is sitting in a car without the engine, transmission, or steering...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-19-2020, 07:53 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,914
Posted By ursus
Re: Anyone Ever Built or Even Seen, An Original type Greasing Pit?

Back in the '70's I had a car with a U-joint that was getting noisy and threatening to give out. A neighbor had a pit that he had installed 20 years earlier when he extended his garage. It sure...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-19-2020, 05:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 643
Posted By ursus
Re: Steering / Tie Rod Conundrum

Bob, I'm still confused. If the tracking relationship of the wheels is cattywampus after the tie rod is installed and each rotation of the rod moves the wheels in or out equally, then how can the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-19-2020, 12:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 643
Posted By ursus
Re: Steering / Tie Rod Conundrum

To clarify, I started screwing in the tie rod with 2 turns on the left hand threaded end on the passenger side then screwed in the right hand threaded end into the driver side. Tom Endy says to turn...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-18-2020, 11:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 643
Posted By ursus
Steering / Tie Rod Conundrum

After rebuilding the spindle pins and steering arms I am struggling with getting the two wheels in alignment for setting the toe-in. Following Tom Endy's instructions for installing the tie rod, I...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-15-2020, 11:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 356
Posted By ursus
Re: Tie rod end drag link gasket

Unfortunately, the currently available parts are well designed but poorly sized. I just went through this and found that the metal cap needs some grinding to enlarge the hole to clear the 1 inch...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-15-2020, 08:39 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 723
Posted By ursus
Re: Rear Main Bearing Drain

Note that the OP's modification is on a B engine which, unlike the Model A, has pressure to the mains. The B engine also has several 1/2 inch holes in the floor of the valve chamber so there isn't a...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-11-2020, 03:11 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 862
Posted By ursus
Re: dumb questions

A fellow that had a stock '34 Ford coupe with a Model B engine told me that he has people ask him if it still has the original flathead V8. When he shows them the stock 4-cylinder engine they often...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-11-2020, 01:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 417
Posted By ursus
Re: Mart's Update: 1932 Ford Sedan Project Pt3. Frame paint. Crossmember fit. Rich's

Interesting bit of work from Mart! I am doing much the same with an earlier crossmember that had been installed by a previous owner using carriage bolts (coach bolts in UK?) that were modified in...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-10-2020, 05:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 581
Posted By ursus
Front Wheel Cylinders

I'm replacing my older mechanical brakes with hydraulics from a 1940 Ford. The original front wheel cylinders are rusted out and are of the '39 -'42 type with 1.25 inch bores. I was told that I...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-08-2020, 11:02 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,026
Posted By ursus
Re: King Pin Retaining Bolts

That is what I have read here on the Fordbarn going back a number of years. Can anybody provide documentation as to the fact of a tapered bore in the axle?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-25-2020, 08:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 689
Posted By ursus
Re: Lateral Movement in Transmission Input Shaft

After rereading my answer I thing I misinterpreted your reference to "lateral movement".
There are two possible movements: 1) axial (back and forth, i.e., in and out) movement along the axis of the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-18-2020, 12:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 548
Posted By ursus
Re: removing distrubutor shaft

Yes, same cam and screw arrangement on top and same shafts down below. The '33 would have the Model-B distributor cam.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-18-2020, 12:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 539
Posted By ursus
Re: USA made valve guides...

Original type split valve guides or what?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-17-2020, 10:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 812
Posted By ursus
Re: Ring/Pinion Question

Years ago I helped a guy with a rear axle that we assembled with a ring gear from one axle and a pinion gear from another. I wasn't too confident about the outcome but that is what we had to work...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-15-2020, 11:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 846
Posted By ursus
Re: Rear leaf spring questions

My 1930 coupe had a 10-leaf spring that must have been transplanted from a sedan or pickup sometime in the past. It was so encrusted with grease that it was nearly glued into the cross member. It...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-05-2020, 05:52 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,051
Posted By ursus
Re: "600w" trans lube foamy.

Foam is entrained air and air has none of the properties one looks for in a lubricant, period.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-02-2020, 11:41 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 784
Posted By ursus
Re: Difficult time getting gas gauge bezel off

They are actually useful for installation but doubtful for removal. My experience is to chisel the bezel off, use the aluminium tool for installation, then throw it away.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-02-2020, 11:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 794
Posted By ursus
Re: Gas Valve Installation - thread sealant recommended?

In another life, I assembled many VW bug engines and the two block halves were sealed with Permatex #3 and,upon disasembly, we used ethanol to wash away the stuff. My concern with Permatex #3 is...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-01-2020, 03:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 326
Posted By ursus
Re: Strange speedo drive gear

These were for one of the early V-8 cars and can be used on a Model A if one has a 3.54 ratio rear end.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-29-2020, 12:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 604
Posted By ursus
Re: Who sells larger size intake valves?

Thanks, Jim. I was hoping that somebody with extensive knowledge of this area would respond. One would think that use of such oversize valves would have been more widespread, especially with engines...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-28-2020, 10:32 PM
Replies: 904
Views: 102,725
Posted By ursus
Re: tell a Model A related story

It get even more ridiculous. In some parts of the U.S. there is a thriving business in mobile dog exercise services. An air-conditioned van that is outfitted with a running belt goes to the dog's...
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