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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 05:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 309
Posted By Tom Wesenberg
Re: Steering Wheel coming off black

You were smart to leave. If I was smarter in 1971, I would have stayed in Texas.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 04:53 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,473
Posted By Tom Wesenberg
Re: Terriable backfiring

My stock engine has only 50 PSI on all 4 cylinders, but runs strong and smooth.
10 years ago all the bad backfiring was caused by poor contacts in the repro switch.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 04:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 309
Posted By Tom Wesenberg
Re: Steering Wheel coming off black

Semi-gloss clear should do the trick.
In 1965 I painted a steering wheel with spray cans, and it never wore off.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 01:49 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,118
Posted By Tom Wesenberg
Re: Honing Cylinders

I'd start by using a sharp knife to see if you can peel away that aluminum from the walls, then rigid hone it to size. Be sure to turn the crank throw down for each cylinder, so you don't catch the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-18-2018, 08:40 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 717
Posted By Tom Wesenberg
Re: No Going Backwards

That C shaped connecting link appears to be stamped steel, which I'd think is aftermarket. All the originals I've seen appear to be forged. Also I see a wavy washer under the head of the toggle pin....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-18-2018, 08:25 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,506
Posted By Tom Wesenberg
Re: Drinking Problem

About 10 years ago I bought a perfect running Model A engine with no blowby, and no smoke. When I removed the head I found all 4 cylinders had wrist pin grooves on both ends. Sure would have expected...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-18-2018, 12:22 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 737
Posted By Tom Wesenberg
Re: Long distance buying

That guy was a scumbag. I had something similar happen to me back in the 80's. I found a good buy on an antique car, but didn't have all the cash to buy it. I asked a friend to go half, and we'd...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-17-2018, 11:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 664
Posted By Tom Wesenberg
Re: Houdaille Shock

I wish I had a mill, but I had to use a drill bit to rough out a hex, then used a milling bit in my drill press and slowly and carefully milled out the hex. I then put the drill press head at a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-16-2018, 11:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 664
Posted By Tom Wesenberg
Re: Houdaille Shock

See reply #6.


https://www.fordbarn.com/forum/showthread.php?t=187628&highlight=homemade+tools+shock
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-16-2018, 04:51 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,142
Posted By Tom Wesenberg
Re: Why would you waste your money on that Model A

Just tell your neighbor he needs to sell his cars and buy a real car, a Studebaker.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-16-2018, 04:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 464
Posted By Tom Wesenberg
Re: Whistle sound from new timing gear

The timing gear plunger MUST be greased when it's installed. One guy didn't lube it during installation, and it took several heat/cool run cycles before the squeal finally stopped for good.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-16-2018, 04:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 786
Posted By Tom Wesenberg
Re: Tips to select good Model A wheels

Yep!
And even "junk" wheels are still good for making chairs or yard art. I've seen nice chairs made from junk wheels, and that's why I have saved a few that aren't good for a car.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-16-2018, 04:38 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 581
Posted By Tom Wesenberg
Re: Timber bolts

Would elevator bolts work?
I never heard of timer bolts until today. Maybe FASTENAL has them.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-15-2018, 06:23 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,118
Posted By Tom Wesenberg
Re: Honing Cylinders

The top of the piston runs the hottest, and has the least amount of oil, so I'm not surprised at your piston scuffing.
Did the engine ping?
Did the engine overheat?
I saw a good running engine...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-15-2018, 05:25 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,433
Posted By Tom Wesenberg
Re: Clutch Chatter & Flywheel run-out

I did this about 25 years ago. My newly purchased 29 Tudor shook like a paint mixer, and no amount of easy engagement or slipping the clutch would help. I didn't want to do the job twice, so I...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-15-2018, 12:36 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 958
Posted By Tom Wesenberg
Re: A Model A Thinking out Loud.

Right on! That 55 MPH speed limit sure made driving a lot more pleasurable. Today the roads are filled with speeders, tailgaters, and distracted drivers, and it sucks just being around them.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-14-2018, 02:11 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,417
Posted By Tom Wesenberg
Re: coils question

Studebaker used oil filled coil upside down for many years with no problems.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-13-2018, 10:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 671
Posted By Tom Wesenberg
Re: Can someone tell me the name of this seal and where to fine it?

Lots of grease goes on the bell, as it moves with every bump.


Lots of grease goes inside the bell to lube the U joint.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-13-2018, 10:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 349
Posted By Tom Wesenberg
Re: driver's door squeaks due to rubber inserts top and bottom and in the latch

Lubricate door rubber and latches with bee's wax, the same thing toilet setting wax rings are made from.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-11-2018, 12:48 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,266
Posted By Tom Wesenberg
Re: best place and part number for stock style points?

That ground side of the points is adjustable. Remove the points cam and then rotate the top plate until it comes out. Loosen the 2 screws and see if the block can be lined up with the movable contact.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-10-2018, 10:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 376
Posted By Tom Wesenberg
Re: Radius Rod Ball Cap Bolts

The pockets for the bolts often get worn, which lets the bolts drop down too far. I make small diameter spacers as needed to lift the bolts to the correct height.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-10-2018, 07:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 317
Posted By Tom Wesenberg
Re: water pump

Dig out the old stuff, grease the lead packing rings, and stagger the gaps. Snug the nut, run the engine, and snug it again just enough to stop any dripping.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-10-2018, 01:31 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,122
Posted By Tom Wesenberg
Re: Diff leaking around the bolts

It comes in a small tube, like toothpaste, and comes out like brown tar. It's a good sealer. There is also Pematex #1, which is the hardening type.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-09-2018, 04:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 589
Posted By Tom Wesenberg
Re: Trouble shifting into 2nd or 3rd- BUT.. Unique situation

I like to shift to 2nd at about 5 MPH.


Shift lever in neutral, move lever to left and check fore and aft freeplay.
Shift lever in neutral, move lever to right and check fore and aft freeplay. ...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-09-2018, 04:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 497
Posted By Tom Wesenberg
Re: Valve stems

Some adjustable lifters have too small a diameter foot, so be sure to check the diameter.
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