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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 05:16 PM
Replies: 9
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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 02:36 PM
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Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: bmw woes

Much better than working on cheap cars--- when you say it's going to 6000$ to fix a benz usually the bigger question is " can I pick it up tonight "
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-09-2019, 10:58 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 577
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Batter Tender

never used one, always have good battery life with what I do now---nothing
when I asked what a battery tender would do for me at the booth selling them i was told it would double my battery life...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-09-2019, 07:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 860
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Babbit woes

The front, center caps are Steel in all years, the rear cap is Steel early, cast later, the steel caps are tinned, the iron rear cap is done the same as the block, and has to be peined---
The...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-09-2019, 05:33 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 647
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: bmw woes

They like to leak, and the plastic fans like to break, I have seen the plastic blades come through the hood, many cars now have snap together hoses too---- and yes, the electric computer controlled...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-08-2019, 03:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 625
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: KRW shock absorber wrench

Way back when I did my shocks I used a strap wrench to remove the covers, only had a propane torch for heat, had just built a garage, when pouring the floor I sunk 2 anchor bolts for a metal plate...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-07-2019, 10:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 450
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: New to this, looking for advice

take oil can fill with thin oil--automatic trans fluid works --squirt way up into the area of the upper leaves, pretty much drench the whole spring, go for a drive, do it again

before you drive...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-05-2019, 10:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 267
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Gas and ways to seal

I have tinned the sealing part with solder
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-05-2019, 05:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 225
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: 31 Wide Bed PU Tail light mounting

A long time ago my father had a widebed, with the original bed sills,there were only 2 holes, across from each other, the bracket with the triangle mounting didn't match, but a station wagon bracket...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-04-2019, 02:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 353
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Sp. Plug thread cleaning

Hook shop vac on blow to tailpipe, rotate engine so ex valve open fully, then all the chips will blow out
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-03-2019, 05:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 409
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Gas-Per-Mile

Yes, if you look in the service bulletins there's a picture, it's a glass bottle and electric fuel pump to fill it in a metal case along with a valves
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-03-2019, 05:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 389
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: 1953 Ford Sunliner with power steering problem

Did it work properly before?
Could you have reversed the hoses
Did you have the control valve apart ( the part attached to pitman arm)
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-03-2019, 04:01 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 2,787
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Do You Carry a Container of Gas in your Trunk?

Friend at work went to get gas for lawn mower, also has subwoofer in trunk--- turned the radio on, then got smoke from trunk, the front plate survived
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-03-2019, 03:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 456
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: '38 rear brake spring - how to? @*&%^!!

Vice grips work pretty good
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-03-2019, 12:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 473
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Valve Grinding

Are they original Ford stainless valves?---- they have a pretty thin margin to begin with
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-03-2019, 12:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 449
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: water pump end play how to stop?

I drilled the head for a stainless pan head screw---- this way stock parts fit , no modifications needed
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-02-2019, 04:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 227
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: 37 temperature dash unit

Cold pulls the fluid back into the tubing, may take a few cycles, I had some nos 36 ones that had your problem and I set them so the bulb was lower, the dash part with the top up a little from the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-02-2019, 01:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 506
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Alternator Replacement 12V

Most likely your "nu- Rex" can be converted to 12v by changing the regulator
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-01-2019, 11:23 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 219
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: B headgasket

shape of combustion chamber and 2 more holes between #2,#3
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-29-2019, 09:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 266
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: V 60 shifter

it depends on year and chassis, truck 4 speed should be same, 1940 with large trans --same, 37-39 passenger --different
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-28-2019, 09:27 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 510
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Rebuilt Powerhouse will not motor

My generator notes call for 2.5-3.0 amps to motor
Field draw 2 amps at 6 v

What did you do to the fields? I know you were asking about field coil tape--- did you have them all out, or just loosen...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-28-2019, 03:11 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 310
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Model A generators

28-34 4 cylinder will all interchange as assembly including powerhouse though the powerhouse needs it's own bolt
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-27-2019, 12:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 537
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Waterpump rebuilt - Leakless of not?

30 years on regular pump made out of used parts, stock--- got the used parts removed to make a leak less pump, that pump has been changed 2 more times since then---- mine leaked a little and had the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-27-2019, 11:34 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 180
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Powerhouse generator wire size

It's seems too small--- I think it is 16 gauge, high strand count, might even be 18-- I have a nos one I could check over the weekend
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-27-2019, 09:26 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 669
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: U Joint Service

Look close at the rivits to see if they are loose, if loose look for later style, they were used up till 48
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