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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 01:11 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 854
Posted By Joe K
Re: Why did my axle break?

Hard to say.

Use of shocks may actually INCREASE cyclic loading - best shock restraint is called "critical damping" - a skosh more damping (technical term) results in almost impact, while a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 01:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 230
Posted By Joe K
Re: Gasification

Has anyone see a "LOWER" compression head for the Model A Ford stateside?

And when he says "low" he may be meaning a "standard" head rather than the Model B head which others have said were fitted...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-19-2019, 09:44 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,134
Posted By Joe K
Re: Patina makes this too good to restore?

Note the Gas Cap. This is one of those "transitional" trucks with the Borg Warner 4 speed, a BW rear end, and made between Jan '30 and June '30.

VERY desirable if it has a high speed rear end. ...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-19-2019, 09:34 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,134
Posted By Joe K
Re: Patina makes this too good to restore?

MANY "barn finds" come into this category - "seasoned veterans."

Rather than a complete do-over, "original" is prized above all else . Do the minimum necessary to make it safe and inspectable...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-19-2019, 08:33 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 353
Posted By Joe K
Re: Gland ring recesses

Gland rings are good as they prevent the "4th port droop" caused by the weight of the exhaust pipe on the back end of the manifold. (i.e. a misalignment of the 4th port in the manifold relative to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-18-2019, 03:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 255
Posted By Joe K
Re: Model AA High Speed Rear Axel

Even though the transmissions SORT OF do. Many Model A were fitted with the Borg Warner 4 speed simply to get a power take-off for various onboard and off-board uses.

It is a big heavy clunker...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-17-2019, 03:15 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 819
Posted By Joe K
Re: Frame serial number to obtain a title?

Um. NJ is looking like THEY get that Sales Tax too.

https://www.nj.gov/mvc/pdf/vehicles/GU30.pdf

Like Cow Hampshire, it seems NJ allows you to apply for title of ANY vehicle you already own?
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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-17-2019, 09:15 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 322
Posted By Joe K
Re: Front Axle Fasteners

Um. Ford bolting as found is slightly less than Grade 5. Grade 8 bolts are head and shoulders above much else.

Ford used quality materials. Vanadium Steel is common but not universal. The...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-16-2019, 08:22 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 819
Posted By Joe K
Re: Frame serial number to obtain a title?

Cow Hampshire will issue a title for a vehicle after a "title confirmation." One of the local men or women in blue come to your house and "verify" the number you put on the title application to the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-16-2019, 02:31 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 583
Posted By Joe K
Re: 1928 Model A Truck

As it stands unless somebody has further knowledge of the passage of engines from the production line to the truck line (IIRC, there was some delay) then I would guess this engine is early - but a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-16-2019, 02:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 439
Posted By Joe K
Re: Head value

Two weeks ago I bought a standard head at Epping, NH Antique auto flea market for $20. It looks good and sounds uncracked.

About two months ago I responded to an ad on Craigslist for "Model A...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-16-2019, 11:17 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 824
Posted By Joe K
Re: Fan cracked!!

The problem with original fans is one of "rust" - well besides cracks.

Hold the blade between your fingers and feel if there is any "thickened" portions of the blade - a "bubble" if you will. ...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-15-2019, 07:53 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 713
Posted By Joe K
Re: Spindle Arm Nut

The only thing I could think of is the horizontal rods are not perpendicular to the brake fork shaft. As they're not perhaps it introduces ANOTHER lost motion to be made up each time on application...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-15-2019, 07:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 165
Posted By Joe K
Re: Gemmer or Ford two tooth steering box?

The original "Gemmer" boxes had the straight rollers on conical seats. Today to rebuild one of these fully requires using the now available later A-3550-C parts including replacement of the worm,...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-15-2019, 02:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 165
Posted By Joe K
Re: Gemmer or Ford two tooth steering box?

The Judging Standards indicated 5 different two-tooth steering boxes.

The three styles marked Gemmer go to June 1930 and incorporate the "straight roller" design which was outmoded by those...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-15-2019, 01:28 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 713
Posted By Joe K
Re: Spindle Arm Nut

The brake arms should be installed to tilt "away" from the centerline of the car January 1930 through end of production. There is a right and a left arm and the ends of the arms where the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-15-2019, 01:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 334
Posted By Joe K
Re: Rear spring shackle

Normal bushing reamers are 0.570 (A 14.5mm drill is commonly used for this as the fit is not precise) 37/64 (0.578) is close but if you're running small on the shackle 9/16 (0.5625) is the next...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-15-2019, 10:04 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 334
Posted By Joe K
Re: Rear spring shackle

You don't tell us which car you have.

On the truck the 10 leaf spring is "tensioned" to the shackles. You have to somehow "compress" (and thereby extend the eyes) of the spring somehow (Victor...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-15-2019, 09:26 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 713
Posted By Joe K
Re: Spindle Arm Nut

If you mean the king-pin lock pin - then yes.

Two reasons.

One: the hole for the lock-pin in the axle is "straight" - and can be chased with a reamer to clean up rust. However, the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-15-2019, 08:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 431
Posted By Joe K
Re: AUTOLITE heater

Around here $20 to $40 EACH. I passed on one which was $15 and willing to dicker, but the connection end had a crack out of it and why bother when another $10 would buy me the undamaged part.
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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-15-2019, 08:50 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 610
Posted By Joe K
Re: And the parts come rolling out . . .

Bottom of the light switch rod. Holds the light switch "spider" in place.

Spider is BEFORE the entire light switch "bulb" is placed. The light switch rod should be sticking out at the center...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-15-2019, 08:29 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 610
Posted By Joe K
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-14-2019, 02:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 389
Posted By Joe K
Re: adjustable tappets

My rebuilder recommended the single nut.

My first opinion was double nut - but never having any experience with either I asked him why for his preference.

"The double nut version relies on...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-14-2019, 09:40 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 495
Posted By Joe K
Re: Hub puller question

With the generous thread on the thumb-nut, it may work on either the "raised ridge" version hub AND the groove style.


Joe K
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-13-2019, 08:25 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 713
Posted By Joe K
Re: Spindle Arm Nut

And 400 miles is not that much in the scheme of things.

Were it mine, I would take the parts apart, clean up the seats (both pieces) and you'll be able to tell if it has been "hammered." And...
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