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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 11:03 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 386
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Which service brake cross shaft bushing?

I put in woven bushings over 40 years ago, still fine, but they were constructed like original, not a metal piece with a chunk of frame welt glued in
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-19-2019, 05:49 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 513
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: What bore for Ford steele sleeves?

----from Ford engine recon book
block bore sleeve dia sleeve flange dia counterbore dia counterbore depth
0.040 sleeve
3.2684 -3.2687 3.2684-3.2693 3.725 3.775 ...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-19-2019, 02:28 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 513
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: What bore for Ford steele sleeves?

I have a book at home that should have it, but you need to know which sleeves you have --- how thick is the sleeve---.040,---.060,----.080
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-19-2019, 11:17 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 513
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: What bore for Ford steele sleeves?

There are several different "steel"sleeves, different thicknesses, requiring different bore sizes, which sleeves do you have, do you have the Ford part number
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-19-2019, 10:08 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 580
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: cooling system

I had 2 radiators "checked over", told good flow, but when the tank was removed more than 25% of the tubes were clogged,
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-18-2019, 04:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 264
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Flathead starters

They have a different drive too,
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-16-2019, 08:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 233
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Tappet replacement

There is a hole in the side of most original tappets intended to be used to hold them up for camshaft change ---I think it is mentioned in service bulletins
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-15-2019, 04:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 500
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Ford Script on Plug Connectors

I think "Ricks" back in the late 70s, 80s put scrip on everything and called it show quality
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-11-2019, 04:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 514
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Oil Pan baffle

Baseball bat --- handle end into oil pump hole, other side of pan under overhang of stair tread, dropping it makes a splashing mess of sludge, bat spreads pan some and lifts tray-- pipe works too
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-11-2019, 02:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 570
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Capacitor testing

When the welder at work got weak I found connections at the transformer had corrosion, aluminum windings to copper connections
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-11-2019, 02:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 396
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Couple questions on water pumps

I got a used shaft left over from a leak less conversion---- 30 years ago, still fine, the guy with the leak less pump has replaced it 2 times in the same time, I found a "Toledo " brand kit at...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-11-2019, 07:18 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 982
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Kwik Way Boring Bar Fixtures

I have found that there isn't much you can do to "save" bad babbitt job, and there isn't much you can do to hurt a good job ---I have seen a lot of original babbitt in engines with enough cylinder...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-07-2019, 10:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 588
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Engine starter, revision

Ford sold it, part #B11357A

The grey car is a 57 Citroen AZU van
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-07-2019, 01:50 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,456
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: .100 or .125 bore without sonic testing the block? How Safe?

Post some pictures of what the bore looks like
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-07-2019, 01:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 588
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Engine starter, revision

Tom, he mentioned he was using Citroen traction duccellier brushes and they are soft, the starter that uses them is undercut
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-06-2019, 07:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 588
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Engine starter, revision

The Ford brushes are hard copper, this will wear the mica at mostly the same rate as the commutator bars
Many European starters have soft copper/carbon brushes---they get undercut

It's a 1953 11B...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-06-2019, 10:36 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 588
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Engine starter, revision

I went and looked in my papers on starter-generator, I don't have any specs, ---I don't even have original new diameter (I can get that from NOS armature I have)
A lot can be taken and still work,...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-05-2019, 12:01 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 661
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: muffler or mufflers

When I converted the 46 truck to duals I had a new mustang 302 muffler for single exhaust, had problems overheating on that bank --- the muffler was too restricted for the one bank of the flathead---...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-05-2019, 10:58 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 820
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: How much brake line does it take to do an old Ford?

At work we us a lot of the cupronickel pipes, nice to work with
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-26-2019, 11:12 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,060
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Alternative to anti-freeze to stop corrosion

I have used antifreeze for the last 40 years--- what gasket leakage??
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-25-2019, 10:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 572
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Help with vibration

was the new pressure plate balanced
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-25-2019, 10:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 344
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Spindle Kits

try ebay for old stock---or flea market, I got a toledo set that the pins had the "ford" script ground off
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-25-2019, 06:15 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 231
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Door Fit Problem

work back and add shims---or has the frame been checked,
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-23-2019, 09:06 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 953
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Putting oil in distributor shaft.

A thermostat will help prevent condensation rust in the dist shaft hole by getting the engine up to temperature and boiling it off
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-13-2019, 12:00 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,207
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Newby with a question - Castor angle

The other end also changes caster, worn sagging spring can lower front end several inches , change caster too
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