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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 10:36 PM
Replies: 10
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Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Water is not supposed to be there...

looks like the head gasket has problem at the rear water passage, the black areas usually are suspect places for leaks on that type of gasket

where is the suspected crack? ---is it the lower stud?...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 05:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 209
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: 59 Camshaft oiling

The one with the journals not worn, I went through some cams and found 1/2 of them had undersized journals, , as much as .010 difference between the center and end journals
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 05:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 348
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: wind wings

A place that makes vinyl sign letters can make you a mask, then glass bead or sandblast
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 04:17 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 561
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: O/T Explain water bucket mouse trap

They usually move too fast to piss on
Carb cleaner gets them high, they pass out for a while, then get back up
Brake clean will kill them. --- I don't use brake Kleen anymore
Once bought a whole...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 01:20 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 561
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: O/T Explain water bucket mouse trap

I found this one already made, still works, no need getting fancy
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-26-2021, 01:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 610
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Distributer timing fixture

The wood box ones won't do later distributors unless it was sent back for updating, it is in the service bulletins about the difference
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-26-2021, 01:20 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 929
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Extended warrantee

They call me too, once even about my "Ford", the only one I have registered, then they say they can't give me coverage because it is too old
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-21-2021, 02:50 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 675
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Model A Shock

35-36 had covers crimped on, perhaps they are that era replacement--- that crimp has to be cut off then the cover is removed , under it is a removable cover over the innards
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-21-2021, 02:47 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,712
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Synthetic Oil for Model A

I have seen modern synthetic oil all its life engines sludge up too, short trips, bad thermostat,mixture problems, do you use a thermostat? , drive till oil is up to temperature to boil off...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-21-2021, 02:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 431
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Brake shoe repair

The lining has to be tight to the shoe between the rivits too
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-18-2021, 05:15 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,526
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Radius ball cap

From looking at your pictures it look that the upper cup is missing, even the rubber ball setup used a upper and lower cup, if the upper cup fits securely in the bell housing you could get away with...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-18-2021, 02:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 682
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Fuele Mileage question....

I never checked the 46 Tudor I had, the 39 with 60 hp got 25 if I kept it under 60, fell to 20 at 70, for quite a few years I drove a 1-1/2 ton truck with 2 ton loads to area flea markets , it could...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-17-2021, 05:50 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 893
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Engine Stalls at Stop Signs

Another issue can be wear of the side of the butterfly valve along with throttle shaft wear, the throttle valve has to be closed more to have reasonable idle speed, this causes less airflow over the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-16-2021, 02:55 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 643
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Not using an ignition resistor on my 48 mercury

I think by 48 it was moved out to the top of the coil
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-14-2021, 09:50 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,187
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Stud removal; broken stud process Q.

The easiest way I have found is to use tig welder to weld washer to flush remains, it won't care about the broke off but, then after the washer is welded weld a nut to the washer
Mig welder can...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-12-2021, 05:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 713
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Head Gasket Leak - Show & Tell

While all of the gasket is not pictured it is easy to see the bad area there between 4-3,use a straight edge in that area on both head and block
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-11-2021, 06:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 874
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Clayborne Update !!!

What price range is ok ?? I can think of 2 methods to make it ---possibly 3 depending on metal availble
Are you looking for exact reproductions, or functional reproductions

i have thought of...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-11-2021, 05:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 270
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: How to use KR Wilson pinion depth setting tool 4610-P?

Look in the service bulletins, I don't have them handy to give a page # though
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-11-2021, 04:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 165
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Need help ID'ing this synchronizer

There's balls and springs in there, I think some versions had more, 32-38ish had the integral blocker rings
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-11-2021, 01:46 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 823
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: How Many Model A's Are There Now?

There's no club in my area, but there's at least 5 within a mile of my house
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-10-2021, 06:07 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 752
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Gas seepage at steering column

My car had signs of seeping there when I got it, saw that the bracket was sweat soldered around the edges , re did the solder job some 50 years ago , still good, didn't use flame, have a large...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-10-2021, 06:03 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 854
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Rear axle housing grease zerk question

If you have good internal seals it should mostly go to the wheel bearing, otherwise it just fills the axle housings, later v8 cars the fitting was gone, with a 10000 mile regreasing by pulling the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-10-2021, 05:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 567
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Cold Outside So Do I Run, Crank, Sit or Ignore?

Why do you think you need to crank it?
Had mine out last weekend, I don't charge the battery except by driving, even it has sat for 6 months I expect it to start, I do run the carburetor dry before...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-10-2021, 09:54 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,222
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Pics for your review/ comment.

those oil grooves curving around the front thrust surface are factory, they are cast in when the bearing was poured, I have both finished and unfinished NOS caps showing that detail
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-08-2021, 03:36 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 617
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Adjust speedometer from miles to km/hour

At one time a km speedo was advertised in the swap section, perhaps try searching there
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