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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 11:21 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 387
Posted By Ranchero50
Re: wiring

OP really needs to define which harnesses he needs. The firewall harnesses will make the car run and charge for @ $50. The basic light harness is @ $80 The deluxe with integrated turn signals is @...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-20-2020, 10:26 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 566
Posted By Ranchero50
Re: Head light focusing procedure

That was the problem I found with LED's. The light emitter wasn't at the same spot as the Halogens so the focus was way off.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-18-2020, 10:17 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,535
Posted By Ranchero50
Thumbs up Re: Newbie '29 Speedster project, the good the bad and even the ugly (maybe)

It was hard and I got too aggressive at the breaks for the bends and it cracked. I have one sheet of 3003 down in the shed and need at least one more. I'm using scraps of 6061 for the flat areas.
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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-17-2020, 10:21 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 779
Posted By Ranchero50
Re: steering sector

I agree with the other about the axial looseness of the worm versus looseness between the worm and sector. On mine I was able to fix the looseness by using RTV versus the paper gasket on the worm...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-17-2020, 10:16 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 566
Posted By Ranchero50
Re: Head light focusing procedure

Ultimately take the car out to a dark section of abandoned road and adjust them there so you can see stop signs and the road in front of you. I do it at industrial areas.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-17-2020, 10:14 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,535
Posted By Ranchero50
Lightbulb Re: Newbie '29 Speedster project, the good the bad and even the ugly (maybe)

Last week or so I decided to tackle the E brake and get it working while waiting to run to Bratton's for steering box bits.

Body out of the way ;) Notice where the handle is in relation to the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-17-2020, 09:59 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,535
Posted By Ranchero50
Lightbulb Re: Newbie '29 Speedster project, the good the bad and even the ugly (maybe)

Steering column redo... As I mentioned before, the steering column was cracked and the lever detents were worn smooth. I lucked into a good tube from an early car at Hershey so I decided to graft...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-17-2020, 09:38 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,535
Posted By Ranchero50
Re: Newbie '29 Speedster project, the good the bad and even the ugly (maybe)

OK, time for an update. This is a little out of sequence but it'll be ok. Spent a couple days getting the steering box sorted out and I'll post that in the next post.

I picked up a couple...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-16-2020, 04:28 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,800
Posted By Ranchero50
Re: Ok, I've got a question for the Northerners....long.

Put a shed roof over the front of the garage so you can protect both yours and her cars while keeping the garage clear for emergencies. :)
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-16-2020, 04:26 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,798
Posted By Ranchero50
Re: Removed engine; some improvements?

Looks correct. Mine splayed the rubber out more when I tightened the nuts enough to get the cotter pins installed.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-12-2020, 10:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 439
Posted By Ranchero50
Re: Steering box

I did a mix of grease and gear oil in mine yesterday. Installed the light rod tube versus seal as well.

Had to replace the column as it was cracked. Good times.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-06-2020, 01:30 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,432
Posted By Ranchero50
Re: U. S. Mail

I guess you don't need shocks when you run 25 leaves in the springs...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-06-2020, 01:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 986
Posted By Ranchero50
Re: Just a guy and his dog...

I have a build thread but it's moving at a glacial pace. :)



Mine does too more or less. He's always excited but doesn't like longer than 20 minute rides. Gets to farting and oh my does he...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-05-2020, 10:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 986
Posted By Ranchero50
Re: Just a guy and his dog...

It was funny, I was just checking the seat heights and ergonomics and he hopped up beside me. Offhand does anyone know how high the top of front seat edge is above the floor? At 9" it feels good...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-05-2020, 02:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 986
Posted By Ranchero50
Talking Just a guy and his dog...

https://i.ibb.co/VChgQ7W/IMG-20200104-151257.jpg (https://ibb.co/94fbVF9)

Doing some body mockups last night and the dog wanted to join in. He's ready and having me thinking about adding doors......
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-28-2019, 09:58 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,290
Posted By Ranchero50
Thumbs up Re: Pilot Bearing Question

Mine has a bushing, wasn't aware that they had bearings at one time.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-26-2019, 10:32 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 470
Posted By Ranchero50
Re: doodlebug

On a doodlebug? Triangle sign and a bale of hay should get you out of most troubles. :)
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-26-2019, 10:26 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,290
Posted By Ranchero50
Re: Pilot Bearing Question

Gotta have some clearance or the input to bushing fit will seize while sitting at a stop light with the trans in gear and the clutch held.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-15-2019, 04:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 808
Posted By Ranchero50
Re: Model A, body to subframe, to frame

I was in the same boat because I wanted to replicate the construction style on my speedster build. Bought the bottom half of a A and am building the rest. Google image search is your friend as is...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-06-2019, 12:58 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,944
Posted By Ranchero50
Re: Cracked Block

Make sure you knock the weld spalls off the springs and clean everything really well.

Only real problem I ever had with cast was cooking the oils and contaminates out of the metal before striking...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-03-2019, 12:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 731
Posted By Ranchero50
Re: water pump end play how to stop?

Mine does the same thing, moves forward about 3/8".
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-30-2019, 06:01 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,821
Posted By Ranchero50
Re: Using Ford Barn as an distraction

So sorry for your loss. That is always my greatest fear in watching loved ones leave, that they may not make it back. Being prior military it is one blessing that we never had a loss of life injury...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-29-2019, 09:34 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,317
Posted By Ranchero50
Re: 12 volt coil with resistor

I always thought the resistor was more for having the ignition on and the points closed to dissipate the current through heat that would otherwise be dissipated through the coil. It's interesting...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-29-2019, 09:17 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,535
Posted By Ranchero50
Re: Newbie '29 Speedster project, the good the bad and even the ugly (maybe)

Gentlemen, thanks for the compliments. It's been a fun little project to bring together. And no, I don't know what I'm doing but I figure it out as I go and try to stay a bunch of steps ahead in...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-28-2019, 11:15 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,535
Posted By Ranchero50
Re: Newbie '29 Speedster project, the good the bad and even the ugly (maybe)

Sorry for the delayed update, been busy with the car and life. Got the camper out of my hair and was able to get the E brake handle installed and have been working on the rear subframe and wood...
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