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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 12:56 PM
Replies: 19
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Posted By Tom Endy
Re: Masking Carburetor

See attached article about carburetor paint,

Tom Endy
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-14-2019, 06:02 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 607
Posted By Tom Endy
Re: Masking Carburetor

I just paint over the brass plugs. After the paint has dried and while in the process of removing masking tape and pieces of paper towel I used to plug open orifices, I use the blade of a box cutter...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-13-2019, 02:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 333
Posted By Tom Endy
Re: wheel stud - thread size please

Attached article appeared in the Restorer years ago about some poor quality lug nuts that were being sold. I encountered some and found that they could also do damage to the threads on the lugs.
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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-13-2019, 12:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 460
Posted By Tom Endy
Re: overdrive

Here is another link to a Borg Warner manuel.

Tom Endy


http://www.santaanitaas.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/Borg-Warner-manual.pdf
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-13-2019, 12:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 460
Posted By Tom Endy
Re: overdrive

Hopefully this is a link to an article on the Santa Anita A's web site about Borg Warner overdrives.

Tom Endy


http://www.santaanitaas.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/Borg-Warner-Repair.pdf
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-10-2019, 11:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 530
Posted By Tom Endy
Re: OD power

It has been my understanding that the Model A was designed to run all day long at 45 mph with the engine turning over at a nominal 2000 rpm. With an overdrive you can increase the speed of the car...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-09-2019, 12:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 371
Posted By Tom Endy
Re: Transmission tower spring removal

The seminar:

See attached articles.

Tom Endy
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-08-2019, 09:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 371
Posted By Tom Endy
Re: Transmission tower spring removal

One of my colleagues made a tool to remove and replace the tower spring for a seminar we conducted for our local club. The tool clamped onto a bench vice and was easy to use.

During the seminar we...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-08-2019, 01:29 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 681
Posted By Tom Endy
Re: Banjo Fracture

The area of the two cracks in your photo is where the early banjos that did not have support gussets would crack. Most every early banjo I have seen had a hairline crack at all four banjo holes, two...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-07-2019, 09:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 633
Posted By Tom Endy
Re: 1932 drive shaft

They can be used in a Model A. The 32 rear axle assembly they came out of is about 85% Model A. The carrier, spider gears, and axles are the same as a Model A.

A 411:1 gear ratio is too low for a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-07-2019, 09:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 681
Posted By Tom Endy
Re: Banjo Fracture

That usually cleans the teeth off the pinion gear. Happened to a friend when we were teenagers.

Tom Endy
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-07-2019, 12:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 681
Posted By Tom Endy
Re: Banjo Fracture

One possibility is if the car had just come off a rear axle assembly overhaul where the two nuts on the pinion sleeve were not adjusted for a pinion bearing pre-load and were way over tightened....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-06-2019, 05:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 633
Posted By Tom Endy
Re: 1932 drive shaft

I was not able to use my Model A pinion puller because of the large diameter drive shaft. I had to improvise. I used a large bearing puller and a couple of bolts. I was able to get the puller up...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-06-2019, 11:47 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 633
Posted By Tom Endy
Re: 1932 drive shaft

Many thanks to those that responded. The ring & pinion found in this rear axle assembly is a 433:1 ratio, 39 teeth on the ring, 9 on the pinion. It will be replaced with a 354:1 gear set. Photo shows...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-06-2019, 12:07 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 633
Posted By Tom Endy
1932 drive shaft

I am in the process of rebuilding a rear axle assembly removed from a 1932 V8 Ford Tudor. When I got it apart I discovered the drive shaft in the photo. It has a hollow 1 & 3\4" tube welded over a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-02-2019, 07:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 855
Posted By Tom Endy
Re: Diff assembly coming soon

When you go to set the pre-load on the two pinion bearings, you will do it by adjusting the first nut to establish the pre-load, the second nut has to jam very tightly against the first nut to lock...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-02-2019, 12:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 855
Posted By Tom Endy
Re: Diff assembly coming soon

Looking at your photo I think you will find that you will need two of the large wrenches that fit the two large nuts on the pinion sleeve when it comes time to set the pre-load there.

Another tip:...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-29-2019, 11:48 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 950
Posted By Tom Endy
Re: Lighting dims question

It is probable that the ground cable connection where it attaches to the frame is corroded and not making a good electrical connection. It is out of sight and may have been years since it was...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-28-2019, 07:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 362
Posted By Tom Endy
Re: How to remove blasted carrier bearings without ruining them

Mount the carrier in a vice and take a putty knife and hammer and see if you can tap it into where the bearing seats. If you can move it off the seat a little you might be able to get a screw driver...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-28-2019, 12:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 362
Posted By Tom Endy
Re: How to remove blasted carrier bearings without ruining them

I had the same problem early on. I had a friend make a small bearing puller for me that had sharp edges I could slide under a bearing hub so as to pull it of without damage if I had to remove a new...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-20-2019, 07:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 474
Posted By Tom Endy
Re: Distributor Problem

The connection where the lug on the wire connects to the threaded stud on the moveable points is probably what is shorting out. When you install the lug and tighten the nut the lug should be facing...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-20-2019, 02:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 222
Posted By Tom Endy
Re: Idle jet

Keep in mind that the idle jet is a small pipe thread, so don't run a straight tap into the threads.


Tom Endy
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-12-2019, 06:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 298
Posted By Tom Endy
Re: Rear diff rebuild process question

In the differential rebuild tutorial I wrote I indicated that the first attempt at determining carrier bearing pre-load was to see if the axle housings could be bolted up to the banjo without gaskets...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-01-2019, 01:15 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,633
Posted By Tom Endy
Re: Sudden rough running, out of ideas

Inspect the modern lower plate you installed. You are likely to find a burn arc where the contactor was rubbing the flat plate. The arc is caused every time you move the spark handle though its...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-30-2019, 07:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 468
Posted By Tom Endy
Re: Engine RPM per mls/h

The attached article has some information about speed vs RPM.


Tom Endy
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