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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-15-2021, 04:24 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 971
Posted By bettlesr
Re: Car wanders

It's between 0 and 1 on both sides.I get the same readings on the center of the axle and just behind the king pins. Possibly the radius arms are bent?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-15-2021, 03:20 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 971
Posted By bettlesr
Re: Car wanders

I have a F1 box and before that I had a 2 tooth box. Both of them wandered. There was less than 3/4 inch play in either box.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-14-2021, 05:24 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 971
Posted By bettlesr
Re: Car wanders

Ronn
It just seems to wander around, around, .....

Already changed front and back tires.

I think it got worse when I changed the holder for the rear of the radius rods from the rubber ball...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-14-2021, 01:13 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 971
Posted By bettlesr
Car wanders

Lately I have been having the front end wander as if in a strong side wind. I have checked the toe-in, camber, tire pressure and snugged up the adjustment on the steering box to no avail. I just...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-07-2021, 04:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 480
Posted By bettlesr
Re: What length serpentine belt?

The belt on mine is a 5K435AP or 5PK1108. 21/32" wide by 44-1/8" long
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-05-2021, 05:08 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,930
Posted By bettlesr
Re: Tremec T170 Transmission Troubles (this issue may be a puzzle)

The picture of the whole setup looks like the one I have in my car. I got mine from Tim Sheridan in Nunca, MI. His number is 616-837-6477 and his prices were good. His setup uses the stock bell...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-19-2021, 03:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 990
Posted By bettlesr
Re: upgrade to 1932 brakes?

I have mine converted to '35's. Not only is it 12" but the shoes are wider than the '32 to '34. Don't know what you can do if you need new drums.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-14-2021, 09:48 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 507
Posted By bettlesr
Re: Drag link hits the tie rod

tinkirk
I had a shorter pitman arm on it from my 2 tooth box but it didn't go far enough on a left turn with the wheels straight ahead at the center of boxes travel. I now have an F100 box in it.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-13-2021, 03:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 507
Posted By bettlesr
Drag link hits the tie rod

I changed the front string with one that is 1" lower than the stock spring. Now the tie rod and drag link rub each other. Has any one else have this problem and how did you solve it?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-10-2021, 11:07 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,102
Posted By bettlesr
Re: Who makes F 150 T 170 transmission kits?

I like my 4 speed OD F150 transmission.
I got mine from Tim Sheridan in Nunca, MI. His number is 616-837-6477 and his prices were good. His setup uses the stock bell housing, and doesn't have...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-27-2021, 01:00 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,687
Posted By bettlesr
Re: ARP head studs

I use the ARP studs in my engine. The thing I like is the allen head socket in the top end. It's a lot easier to pull the head of you remove the nuts and then unscrew the studs. With this setup, I...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-04-2021, 02:53 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,100
Posted By bettlesr
Re: How Many 2020 Miles Did You Drive

MARC mileage for 2020, 4810. Roads were quite empty during the Summer and Fall!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-21-2020, 06:15 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,874
Posted By bettlesr
Re: Most Difficult Restoration Tasks

I agree with many others. Replacing the Sport Coupe top was the hardest job. On top of that the instructions for tacking on the front were actually for a Cabriolet not a Sport Coupe.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-30-2020, 10:10 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,252
Posted By bettlesr
Re: What color to paint repro Winfield 7:1 head?

Benson & Ruth
The distributor is from a 1979 Honda Civic. I had to machined the bottom of the body slightly to fit into the head. The shaft was then cut to length and the tab machined on the end....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-29-2020, 11:49 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 8,503
Posted By bettlesr
Re: 16" Wheels

P215/70R16. I have been using this size tires since I rebuilt the car neatly 20 years ago.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-29-2020, 11:14 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,252
Posted By bettlesr
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-30-2020, 05:23 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,416
Posted By bettlesr
Re: What Model "A" Book Do You Read the Most?

I have the latest copy and that is my favorite Model A book!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-27-2020, 11:06 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,886
Posted By bettlesr
Re: JC Whitney now carparts.com?

Many years ago I had a 1956 Corvette. They managed to get a pair of Hooker side pipe headers for the car. I never saw them for sale or even listed anywhere else. It did take about 3 months to get...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-15-2020, 06:43 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 952
Posted By bettlesr
Re: Modern one piece valve guide removal

I removed the guides as Brent suggested. They came out with no problems. Before I installed the new guides, I machined the reduced diameter from the the end back until I was close to where the old...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-13-2020, 09:48 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 952
Posted By bettlesr
Re: Modern one piece valve guide removal

As the engine is still in the car, I don't want to pull the cam & lifters out. So, I think Brent's advice will be the best way to go. Thanks to all for your inputs.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-12-2020, 01:01 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 952
Posted By bettlesr
Modern one piece valve guide removal

My engine has the one piece straight valve guides. A couple of the intakes are leaking oil up to the intake valves. Can these be removed by pressing/driving them down without removing the cam and...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-26-2020, 11:41 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,879
Posted By bettlesr
Re: Solution for audio system in model A?

I have the Subaru sub woofer under the front seat in my Sport Coupe. It's about 9 x 12 x 2". The speaker is a metal cone about 6" in diameter. There is a gain control as well as crossover frequency...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-25-2020, 04:31 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,879
Posted By bettlesr
Re: Solution for audio system in model A?

I used a 2000-2004 Subaru Outback under seat subwoofer. It uses speaker level inputs and a 12v supply. It turns on when the signal comes in the inputs.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-16-2020, 03:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,401
Posted By bettlesr
Re: Hidden Safety Features

I got two pair of high power LEDs in a "bolt type " housing. They really light up whats behind the car. As I have an F150 trans it has a backup light switch built in. I used the threaded end to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-28-2020, 05:42 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,490
Posted By bettlesr
Re: Hot water heat?

That is an adjustable thermostat that was on my car when I bought it. It has since bit the dust.
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