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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-26-2019, 09:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 589
Posted By braol
Re: Help! Mystery Clevis Pin

SOLVED!!! It is, indeed, the pin for the pedal shaft collar! I replaced it with a new pin and had forgotten.

Ford Barn to the rescue!!!!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-26-2019, 08:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 589
Posted By braol
Help! Mystery Clevis Pin

So I am finishing up my solo clutch job and I get to the interior floorboards... Inside my bag with the floorboard screws I find this extra long clevis pin and cotter key. I do not know for the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-08-2019, 05:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 356
Posted By braol
Re: Missing Cap, Inner Universal Joint Housing

That article was very informative. Thanks. Now if I could just find that part!
Forum: Model-A 01-08-2019, 01:33 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 195
Posted By braol
Inner U-Joint Cap Part # A-4513-A

Part # A-4513-A (it is the equally spaced-type spacer)

1931 Model A
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-08-2019, 12:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 356
Posted By braol
Missing Cap, Inner Universal Joint Housing

Here's a good one for everybody: My car is missing the Inner Universal Joint Housing!! I am wrapping up my clutch install and I was pondering the TWO universal housing gaskets... I've been driving...
Forum: Model T (1909-1927) 12-29-2018, 12:18 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 363
Posted By braol
Jno. W. Brown til light seal available?

Hello! I have a Jno. W. Brown kerosene tail lamp. I'm in the process of finishing the restoration of the lamp but I needed a replacement rubber seal that goes under the burner. Are these available...
Forum: Model T (1909-1927) 12-28-2018, 01:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 979
Posted By braol
Old A owner with a T question...

Hello!
I've been into A's forever and am now itching for a T. I had a question for the professional's though: Does the A traditional style transmission and rear driveline easily adapt to the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-21-2018, 10:05 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 781
Posted By braol
Re: Clutch Fingers 1/2" Off!!!

Oh no...it really was that much off. No, I have the "thick" end of the disc facing out. :rolleyes:

All the fingers are to spec now except for one which has it's adjustment nut soaking in Power...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-20-2018, 04:11 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 6,346
Posted By braol
Re: What strange comments or questions have you heard about your Model A

1) When are you going to make it into a hotrod?
2) Is it for sale?
3) Where's the rumble seat? (It's a Tudor.)
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-20-2018, 04:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 781
Posted By braol
Clutch Fingers 1/2" Off!!!

So I go to measure/adjust my pressure plate fingers on my '31 Tudor and for a moment I thought I was holding the wrong tool. My fingers were a whole 1/2-inch out of adjustment (low)! Needless to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-06-2018, 04:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,098
Posted By braol
Re: Great Story from my Uncles' 1957 Model A trip...

Ok...just got off the phone with my uncle Bob...it was $175. The number 7 must have gotten stuck in my brain. $175 makes sense...even if highway robbery because a LOT of beer had been consumed from...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-06-2018, 03:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,203
Posted By braol
Re: Huge Barn Find

My wife keeps warning me that if i put one more thing in the garage that this will happen...I always used to laugh at her, no more!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-06-2018, 02:45 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 5,294
Posted By braol
Re: Do you drive your A in the snow or stormy weather?

I'm trying to get my clutch and trans in here before Christmas so I can drive around in the snow with my wreath hanging off the front!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-06-2018, 02:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,098
Posted By braol
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-06-2018, 01:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,137
Posted By braol
Re: Engine runs rough unles GAV is open 3/4 turn

I have the same problem...but I have to keep the GAV opened about 2 full turns open while cruising. (Oddly, if I turn the GAV back to 1/4 open the car idles higher and smoother.) Regardless...I too...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-06-2018, 01:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,098
Posted By braol
Re: Great Story from my Uncles' 1957 Model A trip...

More Model A lore: It turns out that my Grandfather, who had consumed a fair amount of beer at Wrigley Field watching a Cubs game, stopped at a service station on the way home where the Model A was...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-06-2018, 01:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 827
Posted By braol
Re: Main Shaft in Trans is worn...

All put together now. New main shaft from Brattons was overspec and my gears wouldn't slide on. I am sending it back for a refund.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-06-2018, 01:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,310
Posted By braol
Re: My Clutch Job Observations

Update:
I got my pressure plate and flywheel resurfaced and inspected by a very reputable machine shop nearby. (They also build and race Top Fuel dragsters so they know what they are doing.) ...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-16-2018, 10:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 827
Posted By braol
Re: Main Shaft in Trans is worn...

Turns out that my ball bearings were installed with the open faces facing OUT of the transmission! https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10216915754827840&set=a.1369541280290&type=3&theater

I...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-15-2018, 11:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 827
Posted By braol
Main Shaft in Trans is worn...

Hello!
So, I started taking my transmission apart and the main shaft seems to be worn. Where it slides into the Main Drive Gear it is worn around the edge of the roller bearing (see next to tip of...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-08-2018, 09:26 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 739
Posted By braol
Re: New Member

In my (jaded) opinion I think the 289 Shelby mustang from 1965/66 are the most fun to drive cars out there. My 'stang is a standard V-8 car but I've bolted on all the Shelby-spec stuff (715 CFM...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-07-2018, 02:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 739
Posted By braol
Re: New Member

Once you get an "A" you'll have a wonderful, basic engine to learn on and be able to consider yourself a shade-tree engine mechanic. You're right in the wheelhouse as far as age goes. I've wanted...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-07-2018, 12:53 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,801
Posted By braol
Re: Membership dropping, interest too???

Today's 20 year olds like "retro" things but only if they can wear it or look at it in their house. A lot of others just see a Model A as a potential hotrod. The rest of us are just eccentric (me)...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-07-2018, 11:55 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,291
Posted By braol
Re: GAV Newbie question

My main jet probably needs a good cleaning because, while my car starts fine with about 3/4 turn open it really doesn't run smooth on the road or under acceleration unless it is about 1.5 to 2 turns...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-07-2018, 08:41 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,310
Posted By braol
Re: My Clutch Job Observations

Should I use the old pressure plate or spring for a new one????
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