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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-11-2019, 04:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 907
Posted By larrys40
Re: Black fender paint

I like and use a lot of sherwin Williams 2nd dimension single stage. Color sands and buffs great now and 10 years from now.
You have to get from sherwin Williams auto paint store or jobber.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-22-2019, 07:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 402
Posted By larrys40
Re: brake adjustment

Has it been moveable before? Try backing it off rather than tightening . Try some penetrant and then moving it back and forth. If you can get some movement you should feel the detent of the actuating...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-22-2019, 07:33 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,875
Posted By larrys40
Re: No comment

I believe I chatted with you when you had it at Natchez in the Natchez trace tour. I like the car as it is something different and thereís nothing wrong with the ole miss theme .
Folks can do their...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-19-2019, 07:16 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,021
Posted By larrys40
Re: What do you make of this

Someone put in a new head and didn’t paint it for one ....
Then, unknown if it’s 12 volt with a ballast resistor and someone doesn’t know how to not do they understand the model a wiring . Fix it to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-19-2019, 07:09 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,384
Posted By larrys40
Re: Help! Tie rod end install

First of all I do these on the bench as an assembly. I noticed your tie rod is in which is fine. It’s juat more difficult if backing plates are in the way. Again you can do the entire...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-19-2019, 03:30 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,227
Posted By larrys40
Re: Why did my axle break?

I have had one break as well. I think metal fatigue is probably most likely. I was lucky they line failed in a parking lot albeit 500 miles from home. I changed it out the next morning .
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-22-2019, 07:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 406
Posted By larrys40
Re: oil leak, B/W O/D

There’s no magical cure. I have done a number of those overdrives for the later model ford or Mercury’s and Lincoln’s as they were intended for and you have to seal them up well with etc and he...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-19-2019, 08:09 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 572
Posted By larrys40
Re: 1930 Front brakes

As Jackson said the roller head must ride on the Track. If the wedge stud and outer washer and the tracks are good and correct at 1 5/16 the shoe will have to be lifted slightly into place on the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-15-2019, 08:06 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 877
Posted By larrys40
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-20-2019, 01:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,944
Posted By larrys40
Re: Brake Service Cross Shaft Reviews

Good synopsis review of pricing . If you don’t want to or can’t those prices are a bargain.
It can be difficult to get the coins and levers off and more time involved than what you think.
I gave...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-25-2019, 06:47 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,365
Posted By larrys40
Re: Brake feel . . .

Glad to hear you bought a Model A but not on your brakes. Unless the rest of the car is top notch know that brakes on them to be done right and well can be expensive.
I’m giving the brake...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-22-2019, 04:50 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,595
Posted By larrys40
Re: Hole in water jacket

I would carefully measure the depth of the hole vs the depth of the stud . Was a helicoil used? You could do a couple things.
One , use a small plug ( like a hardened threaded set screw) on the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-13-2019, 06:55 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,318
Posted By larrys40
Re: Rearching brake shoes.

Isn’t breathing illegal in California?

I do re-arching on all my brake jobs. Some say it isn’t necessary but I’ll err in the side it’s part of the details to making my brake jobs too notch and...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-23-2019, 10:04 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,251
Posted By larrys40
Re: Fuel Gauge

I would try a heat gun to see if you can soften the old gas varnish that is probably still king the outer nut. At the point you donít care about the inner. Just the outer. I use an original 5z gas...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-22-2019, 07:03 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 984
Posted By larrys40
Re: Dies at idle... Help

I agree it is most probable. Check carb bolts and intake exhaust gasket. Replacement is probably in order. Surface manifold if possible. Check rubber vacuum line for wiper . Plug manifold with 1/8...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-14-2019, 07:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 830
Posted By larrys40
Re: How do I use this puller?

Rotowrench have a great description. Know that it will help break it loose but you will still have to pry it up and off the studs. It had alimited travel of the distance the studs are exposed till...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-12-2019, 04:26 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 745
Posted By larrys40
Re: Transmission removal

I usually just remove the ujoint and there’s no need to remove the cross shaft. If you want to put the trans back in with u joint already installed then remove the cross shaft.

Larry shepard
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-09-2019, 02:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 413
Posted By larrys40
Re: 1931 slant windshield townsedan

Yes, Briggs . Ford had instructed both body manufactures to build them the same, unlike the previous models where Briggs and Murray had their own uniqueness .
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-07-2019, 11:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 919
Posted By larrys40
Re: 1932 drive shaft

I just did one and am in the process of wrapping it up.
I concur witj the guys on the driveshaft. There were different varieties up to 36 with the 37 using the intermediate bearing.

If you...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-07-2019, 11:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 945
Posted By larrys40
Re: block cleaning

You can physically remove it fairly easily and pry it out.Drill out what’s left where the journal Babbitt anchor holes are. They will be obvious .
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-02-2019, 07:10 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,052
Posted By larrys40
Re: Front brake repair on 31

As said above you will mess up threads if you don’t rotate the king pin /spindle bolt alittlw while moving the threaded stud end out of the spring perch. Looks like you need a full front end rebuild...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-31-2019, 10:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 844
Posted By larrys40
Re: differential assembly

Glad you found the issue. As said above it needs to be fully seated . If you take and old race or driver that can safely be used drive the bearing all the way down . You should not be able to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-31-2019, 10:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 482
Posted By larrys40
Re: Wagner Alternator Belt

I’ll add that usually tom Wagner’s alternators use a standard belt but I know there are some issues with some of the belts in the market fitting he pulleys and he says that. I will check with him...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-30-2019, 10:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 629
Posted By larrys40
Re: Need electrical help

I agree with Brent on the intermittent short. A problem area that is very common is the reproduction terminal boxes. I always say they come with a potential built in short because the studs...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-30-2019, 10:23 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,143
Posted By larrys40
Re: Paint for wheels

I generally use Sherwin williams 2nd dimension automotive paint. 4- coats.... is preferred but sometimes a good solid 3 will do it. paint jobbers in your area should be able to get a match or...
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