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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-15-2019, 09:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 566
Posted By Rich in Tucson
Re: I need help to overhaul 7-tooth steering

The new worm should be a press fit. I use a 20 ton press that is barely adequate to remove old gears but has no problem installing new ones. The gear is pressed on beyond the groove in the splines...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-21-2019, 08:42 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,251
Posted By Rich in Tucson
Re: Fuel Gauge

Sounds like you need the steel tools, I was involved in removing one by which we had to use a cheater pipe out the passenger window; I put my weight on the pipe while the owner put his weight on...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-12-2019, 08:55 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,988
Posted By Rich in Tucson
Re: Is this bearing reusable

I would reuse that or every original I found like that in a nanosecond. That goes for original rear wheel bearings too. Keep water out of your grease (for example, don't use original Mobil 600w steam...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-12-2019, 08:45 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,485
Posted By Rich in Tucson
Re: best way to dry gas tank that is in car

Gas gauge - use cork not neoprene (black) gaskets. If it were mine, I could set it outside and it would be dry in a day but you might not be having 107-113 weather so I would suggest avoiding all...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-12-2019, 08:34 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,437
Posted By Rich in Tucson
Re: Start up w/o coolant, REALLY !

I believe this type of advice arose with the advent of easily postable videos such as youtube. I saw one in which a guy had just finished installing his crate chevy motor in his rust-bucket street...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-08-2019, 08:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 395
Posted By Rich in Tucson
Re: New door glass question.

I needed and purchased 1/64" setting tape for an original Model A windshield frame (new safety glass ~.250 thick as I recall) and it was a tight fit.

For Model A, 1926 Model T, and 1937 Hudson...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-30-2019, 10:31 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,585
Posted By Rich in Tucson
Re: Reaming Bushings

I have them honed by a machinist whose primary job is building racing engines. With the bushings supplied today (I always get them from the same source, a Model A vendor) he has never had to ream...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-27-2019, 07:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,158
Posted By Rich in Tucson
Re: Rear window wood in my 28 Tudor

Just got a new Snyder's catalog today and they are selling the corner blocks made out of Delron (sic) also known as Delrin; $10.75 ea. They say originals were made of Bakelite so I am not sure how...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-17-2019, 09:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 807
Posted By Rich in Tucson
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-08-2019, 10:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,013
Posted By Rich in Tucson
Re: Running board anti squeak.

Great point, all of the anti-squeak that I have encountered (frequently between metal and wood) was friction-tape consistency BUT was saturated with some tar-like substance. I may experiment with...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-28-2019, 10:00 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,469
Posted By Rich in Tucson
Re: Acts like it's starving for fuel.

Have run into 3 of these in a week! While standing at the carb and with the engine idling, slowly close the choke plate almost all the way but keep it running, then start opening the throttle - if it...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-11-2019, 10:19 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,211
Posted By Rich in Tucson
Re: LeBaron Bonney Co.

I would second this and suggest everyone shopping for Model A and Model T parts wherever you are contact Sammy Guthrie of Arizona Model A (480)782-0266 because his service is second to none.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-11-2019, 10:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 587
Posted By Rich in Tucson
Re: Zenith mystery again.

I think what you are experiencing is not a feature of the Zenith carb, but of modern gasoline. Your modern gasoline may have more or less alcohol in it than mine and behave differently in Zenith...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-10-2018, 09:02 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,751
Posted By Rich in Tucson
Re: Rear Axle removal to inspect gears

Just remember with old Ford Banjo rear ends, and ONLY old Ford rear ends, "Left is right, and right is wrong".
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-26-2018, 09:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 964
Posted By Rich in Tucson
Re: Proper Head Installation

Not necessarily germane but I acquired a rebuilt and maybe never run engine with perfect 2-thread exposure of all of the studs which were not originals. I removed the head to install a new Brumfield...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-26-2018, 08:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 960
Posted By Rich in Tucson
Re: Pencil filter

Just be aware that the pencil filter is a maintenance item. I am replacing a lot of them that went in during the first wave of 7 - 10 years ago (? not sure when they first appeared)... most are...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-15-2018, 10:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 879
Posted By Rich in Tucson
Re: Noise in Flywheel area

There were bad throwout bearings on the market for many years and you may have wound up with one. I have a tranny installed with new gears, shafts and bearings that shifts like a dream however the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-14-2018, 10:59 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 7,810
Posted By Rich in Tucson
Re: Terriable backfiring

Just fixed one like yours. Idled great, would run several quarters of a mile then sputter and backfire. Then start right up and repeat as you waited to get back into traffic.

Gas flow to carb was...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-14-2018, 10:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,377
Posted By Rich in Tucson
Re: Tips to select good Model A wheels

Jack up a front wheel, remove it. Mount a prospective wheel. Place gauges to show runout on front of rim and on outside of rim. For gauges all you need are rods mounted in a base so that you can...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-06-2018, 10:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 858
Posted By Rich in Tucson
Re: Transmission Work Stand

I do the same, with a hole in the 2 X 12 sose I can direct solvent used to preliminarily clean the gearbox (before disassembly) into a metal pan below for waste removal.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-26-2018, 08:51 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,505
Posted By Rich in Tucson
Re: Has Anyone Ever Found A Use For WD-40?

Used to use it to displace salt water from fishing reels and tackle when fresh water was not immediately available or after rinsing with fresh water. Now use it as a cleaner to tidy up under the hood.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-27-2018, 10:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 783
Posted By Rich in Tucson
Re: Just FYI

Whatever you can pull to with about an 18" lever (wrench, crank cheater, etc.) in gear with the parking brake on so she don't run over Mom and you should be good!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-26-2018, 11:34 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,275
Posted By Rich in Tucson
Re: Split New Inner Tubes

Do your split tubes say "Made in DenmarK"? If so, they were not new when you bought them and were made for tractors years ago. They were dumped in the USA and as far as I know have a 100% failure...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-26-2018, 11:26 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,170
Posted By Rich in Tucson
Re: Install gas/spark lever

Every original column that I have disassembled had pieces of rubber tubing on the rods, definitely not felt and many of these are 7 toofuss columns so the bulletins may say felt but felt was not used...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-26-2018, 11:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,031
Posted By Rich in Tucson
Re: "Waffled" rivets?????

I suspect that all waffle head rivets were set cold with a pneumatic or hydraulic squeezer, nothing hand held or bucked like the tools we must use today. Perhaps the waffle aided in providing the...
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