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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 08:34 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 968
Posted By Joe K
Re: Who Remembers Model "A" Parts in the Sears Catalog?

What color was that Allstate engine as you got it. And was the block marked with any markings at the VIN Code square?

I've always suspected my original 29CC pickup engine was an Allstate. ...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 01:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 379
Posted By Joe K
Re: South Africa muffler.

I rather liked Rick's "Model A Shop Manual." This along with Victor Page's "Model A Ford" was all we had to work with back in the 1970s.

I see Rick's book is on Ebay in a couple of places. ...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 12:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 632
Posted By Joe K
Re: I am so happy......With my 1500W gear oil...

Well, being "synthetic" possibly the original synthetic oil, STP will be more "consistent" in its viscosity relative to temperature.

As to EP additives in STP, the modern oils are (added to). ...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 09:10 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 257
Posted By Joe K
Re: B model distributor question

PB Blaster is your friend. So is vibration - tap gently and repeatedly.

I'm trying to buy a Model B distributor right now on ebay and the relative scarcity compared to Model A units is...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-14-2019, 08:06 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 968
Posted By Joe K
Re: Who Remembers Model "A" Parts in the Sears Catalog?

The Model A ads were my "must see" on going to Grandma's house in the late 1960s. Her catalogs were in an upstairs room ("The Boy's Room) which originally housed my father growing up - but by the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-14-2019, 09:05 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,391
Posted By Joe K
Re: Couldn't Resist It

The former owner seems to have ground valves "out of block" and never checked for "valve recession" - a phenomenon in the day more of the block than the valve (and reason for creation of leaded gas...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-12-2019, 01:30 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 934
Posted By Joe K
Re: Gear ratio

Stock everything except for the Tillotson X.

I have no positive verification of the speed so part of this may be my Dad's parental exaggeration.

But I drove the same 3.54 rear end with a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-12-2019, 12:21 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 934
Posted By Joe K
Re: Gear ratio

I converted my 29 CC pickup to 3.54. Driving it from my parents house in mid-Massachusetts to my new house in Seacoast NH I was followed on the way by my father with "tools, spare parts" and his...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-10-2019, 09:34 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 962
Posted By Joe K
Re: 8 volt battery in 6 volt car

Unrestrained by a battery, a Model A generator will put out up to 32 volts.

Of course many who have issues with the battery connection and find it goes "open circuit" frequently find their...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-10-2019, 09:17 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,391
Posted By Joe K
Re: Couldn't Resist It

Just remember - it was set aside for a reason.

You'll enjoy the action of finding out that reason - the reason not so much.

Have fun. I have one I recently opened (busted up rear main in an...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-08-2019, 03:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 389
Posted By Joe K
Re: Oil pump replacement gears

And on the Model A, a lot less chance of catching it. As in no oil pump pressure indication.

One positive check would be to remove the side oil pipe and see if oil leaks out.

Joe K
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-06-2019, 07:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 659
Posted By Joe K
Re: Light Switch Body

As my 29 CC Pickup came to me there was a hole drilled in the dash, and a pushbutton switch which was set to "bypass" the center of the column horn switch.

The simplicity of the car lends...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-06-2019, 05:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 659
Posted By Joe K
Re: Light Switch Body

The light switch body has an "outdent" on it which matches a notch on the light switch "bracket" attached with two bolts to the bottom of your column. The outdent and notch should be on the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-05-2019, 09:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 659
Posted By Joe K
Re: Light Switch Body

Yes, "horseshoe" as in a "c-clip" of sorts which keeps the spider in place against the compressed spring.

IIRC, when your light switch lever is "down" (i.e. "off"), your spider fingers are "Up &...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-05-2019, 04:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 236
Posted By Joe K
Re: How does the drum tail light mount on a 1928 model a pickup?

My March 29 CC pickup was assembled in Somerville, MA and it has the 3rd version with the block. The hole in the bed rails are punched with "square" hole to contain the carriage type bolts which...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-03-2019, 08:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 461
Posted By Joe K
Re: Rear Spring

We'll need to find you a complete chart then, so you'll be able to measure up what you see and get the CORRECT 10-Leaf.

Right now Marco Tahtaras' most excellent site www.abarnyard.com...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-02-2019, 07:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 322
Posted By Joe K
Re: Front spring

I'm not aware that a front spring diagram has been published yet.

It certainly exists, probably in the Ford Engineering Drawings - which are available.

Still, your need may be slight as ALL...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-02-2019, 06:06 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,124
Posted By Joe K
Re: Must replace timing gear

If the old timing gear has been replaced once already, you may find the original nut which retains it (the one which is "oval) has been "buggered up" by removal using a punch and hammer.

Punch and...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-02-2019, 05:54 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,325
Posted By Joe K
Re: Cotter pins

The diamond shaped head is part of the "hammer lock" of modern pins. As you say, one of the things judges look for in "Fine point" as the hammer locks were not available until the mid-30s.


Joe K
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-02-2019, 05:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 461
Posted By Joe K
Re: Rear Spring

Tom Wesenberg has brought us Marco's "Spring Chart" before. The link is https://fordbarn.com/forum/showthread.php?t=62383 but unfortunately the picture is blurry being sourced at one of the no...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-02-2019, 07:14 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,023
Posted By Joe K
Re: Look what I found in my parts box

I purchased what was reported as 1928-29 Closed Cab hinges from a Model A'er on the left coast.

"No actually" he says. "They're from a 1926-27 Model T coupe - so they may not be exactly the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-01-2019, 09:56 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 959
Posted By Joe K
Re: Mysterious hole in valve chamber?

Steve Plucker's "type study" of Model A Engine Blocks is "ongoing."

Joe K

http://www.plucks329s.org/studies/studies.htm
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-01-2019, 04:25 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,325
Posted By Joe K
Re: Cotter pins

How about hammer lock cotter-pins? I don't think they were available - at least in the US.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Split_pin

Joe K
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-01-2019, 04:19 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 959
Posted By Joe K
Re: Mysterious hole in valve chamber?

Normal. Ford did vary the positioning of the hole to vary with a change in valve chamber oil "level." This occurred about the time the timing cover oil return pipe was lowered - ostensibly a move...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-01-2019, 07:57 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 595
Posted By Joe K
Re: Perch Pin Play...

Some -run out of the hole is normal. If you put the retaining pin in place and tighten the nut, it should drive the kingpin to the outside and "pin it" against movement.

How much is tolerable...
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