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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-21-2019, 12:05 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,833
Posted By Joe K
Re: Repop Ammeter Junk

There are those who have said the "shunt" in the ammeter (the D'arsonval movement is VERY sensitive) acts as the fuse in the event of a short circuit.

So if you see a blue flash in your ammeter...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-21-2019, 09:28 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 632
Posted By Joe K
Re: Which tap and die set

While Whitworth generally follows the UNC/UNF thread TPI convention, the taps/dies themselves have a 55 degree included angle.

In my basement I have a circa 1860 Wood turning lathe made by one...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-20-2019, 08:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 291
Posted By Joe K
Re: Carb problims

I might put this one to the compression fitting where the gas line ties into the carb. This one is adjacent to the fuel filter and the fittings as being provided by the parts people are...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-20-2019, 08:22 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 715
Posted By Joe K
Re: Help: Reverse eye leaf spring problem 34 Ford

Very much a manual process. You heat up the eye, unroll it while trying to keep it straight, heat up again, and re-roll in a bender - and finish off manually to get the proper eye size.

One...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-20-2019, 06:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 252
Posted By Joe K
Re: Observation: sediment bowl seal

Fuel can't come in until the air can get out.



Joe K
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-17-2019, 08:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 281
Posted By Joe K
Re: crank gear

The one crankshaft gear I can get to quickly shows the match dimple in the same "offset from the key" location as shown in the pix.

The one timing gear I can get to quickly shows the timing dimple...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-17-2019, 07:33 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 426
Posted By Joe K
Re: shavings found in light switch body

The wiring harnesses for the Type H (early) differs from the later "Twolight (later) harness. If you buy the Twolight harness, it should have the plate attached.

The earlier Type H did not have...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-17-2019, 05:02 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 426
Posted By Joe K
Re: shavings found in light switch body

I agree and if he chooses to sell the "type H" upper body, he'll probably have enough swap material to swap outright for TWO of the later Twolight bodies.

The Type H upper body is not...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-17-2019, 03:56 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 426
Posted By Joe K
Re: shavings found in light switch body

I'm not sure how you got to that information with the picture given: I have an early 4 contact switch body in front of me and externally I believe they all look the same.

HOWEVER, look at the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-17-2019, 03:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 426
Posted By Joe K
Re: shavings found in light switch body

The issues with plates have been wrong thickness (newer tends to be thicker?) And the buttons are either too indented, or stand too proud for transfer of the switch contactor.

Check your old...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-17-2019, 07:35 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,374
Posted By Joe K
Re: fun day with un expected bonus

IIRC, the Honeycomb is made up of "strips" which are soldered together to make full tubes and then formed in a press to the zig-zag shape of the honeycomb.

A rod will not pass from one end to the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-16-2019, 06:27 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,013
Posted By Joe K
Re: Rear wheel bearings - Timken part number

Steve is associated with Bert's Model A. Doubtless he has the hubs too.

Steve, I have a PM to you.

Joe K
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-16-2019, 11:53 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 754
Posted By Joe K
Re: Carburetor leak . . .

Gasoline is formulated "seasonally" now. Different gas in hot weather. You don't say how old the gas is or whether your issue is being caused with "old gas" from the cooler months. Perhaps try...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-16-2019, 10:45 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 190
Posted By Joe K
Re: Throttle linkage

At last count, there were like 6 different constructional variants of the throttle shaft linkage. Each one somehow "simplifying" the previous construction.

All "back fit" earlier cars.
...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-16-2019, 09:56 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 427
Posted By Joe K
Re: Radiator overflow

Plus 1 on the coolant test.

Did a great job on a 1995 Windstar which was "burning coolant" but in which there was an obvious exchange between cylinders and jacket. A Ford issue of that era...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-16-2019, 07:59 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 754
Posted By Joe K
Re: Carburetor leak . . .

Actually, the fuel bowl of ALL carburetors have a vent - otherwise they might have difficulty in filling with gas from the fuel tank.

One of the modifications that is frequently done for those...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-15-2019, 08:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 565
Posted By Joe K
Re: Rear Spring

Heh. Your method of bolt substitution.

Before seeing this it came to me after writing my spring adventure what I did wrong with the welder's c-clamp.

The error I made was in using the clamp...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-15-2019, 11:31 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 565
Posted By Joe K
Re: Rear Spring

Reports on this forum generally agree - but be careful of those 10 leaf "E" springs which are under the pickup trucks and certain commercial 103" wheelbase.

My own spring was being held in the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-15-2019, 10:08 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 565
Posted By Joe K
Re: Rear Spring

MUCH easier to deal with the spring as part of the rear axle unit. Probably safer too.

When I took the spring off my axle, I used 3x3 oak section "strongbacks" around the pumpkin. Blocked...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-15-2019, 08:40 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,264
Posted By Joe K
Re: Model A's and Woodstock...

They say if you can remember Woodstock - you obviously were not there.

Joe K
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-15-2019, 08:18 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 704
Posted By Joe K
Re: Lighting issues

When you say "directional" you mean the smaller, off-center bulb of a Twolight headlight?

These were originally "parking lights." And are not normally lit when the main bulbs are on.
...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-15-2019, 08:10 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 704
Posted By Joe K
Re: Lighting issues

The bulbs are (or were) "omni-directional" meaning they could be turned 180 degrees.

And you have a condition where low beam is the filament on top - and high beam is the filament on the bottom -...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-15-2019, 06:32 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 550
Posted By Joe K
Re: steering column removal

There are only four bolts TOTAL that hold the steering column in place.

Two at the frame which hold the sector shaft housing to the frame. You'll see the nuts for these on either side of the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-14-2019, 06:06 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,833
Posted By Joe K
Re: Repop Ammeter Junk

This ammeter, at $9500 is definitely NOT junk.
...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-14-2019, 05:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 363
Posted By Joe K
Re: Water pump with no grease fittings

Carefully examine that packing nut and the threaded bushing - it may be hiding a later rubber lip seal (these were available "loose" for installation by a dedicated restorer and solder might have...
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