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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-30-2019, 08:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 457
Posted By Joe K
Re: Wishbone/Trans Connection

The original setup DOES have a lot of "give." Maybe even enough to allow one to put a rubber ball on it and get the nuts over the threaded posts - maybe even with springs?

Could be a shadetree...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-24-2019, 02:01 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 716
Posted By Joe K
Re: Model "B" Distributor

I'm kind of following the same trail - but mine for the Gordon-Smith compressor No. 2 I'm currently sourcing parts for.

Generally I have found that Model B distributors are not quite as scarce...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-23-2019, 10:12 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,131
Posted By Joe K
Re: Using 85 octane fuel

I don't know if Jack White (John D. White) of East Sandwich was among your buddies but he was my uncle and running a Model A on kerosene during WWII oil rationing. The memory was high on his memory...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-22-2019, 08:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 556
Posted By Joe K
Re: K R Wilson Combination Machine

The KR Wilson machines are good for what they can do, but without a replacement full size crank, you're forced into boring using a modern boring setup. The KRW system was made when new parts could...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-20-2019, 08:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 690
Posted By Joe K
Re: Proper crankshaft grinding

Not mad and it appears you have taken almost all I have said and added to it. THIS is the purpose of the board.

And it has been um, (gosh) 40 years since I went through my little trial by...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-20-2019, 12:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 690
Posted By Joe K
Re: Proper crankshaft grinding

A couple of things of my experience.

1. Modern crank grinders "squeeze" the crank too hard between centers. This bows the crank and makes for an offset center. I discovered this when I found...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-20-2019, 09:39 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 435
Posted By Joe K
Re: Remove/Replace Headlight Reflector

If your socket is corroded to the reflector, you can undo and remove the "focus screw" at the back of the bucket. This will at least allow you to access the back side of the bucket, potentially...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-19-2019, 09:56 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 706
Posted By Joe K
Re: Battery charger????

In a different application, (battery powered back-up sump pump) I have found that "smart" chargers/battery tenders are not so (smart.) One can tell if the battery is overcharged using the charger...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-18-2019, 12:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 574
Posted By Joe K
Re: Exploded view of light switch

Hence my descriptor of "Type H" - which are characterized externally with the vertical fluted lens, and "Twolite" (sic TwoLight) which are characterized by the more common "arc curve" lens.

I...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-18-2019, 10:36 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 651
Posted By Joe K
Re: Spark Control . . .

Vince Falter's take on use of the advance lever (which mirrors my own experience.)
http://www.fordgarage.com/pages/bdistributoradvance.htm

(bolding mine)

The Model A generally has more...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-18-2019, 08:18 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 1,545
Posted By Joe K
Re: Model A with T mods or Model T with A mods ??

Can't say for sure, but this does look like someone tried to "upgrade" a Model T into a Model A. There are some later parts (tail-light, wheels) as well as a good copy of a Model A radiator cover...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-17-2019, 10:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 574
Posted By Joe K
Re: Exploded view of light switch

Another issue that many find is that ALL the reproduction parts for Headlights & Wiring are of the "twolight" variety. The earlier "Type H" Model A headlights & supporting switches (until about...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-17-2019, 09:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 574
Posted By Joe K
Re: Exploded view of light switch

As you assemble the switch, you want to be sure the switch upper housing "indent" meets a similar recess on the bottom of the switch body "receiver" on the bottom of the steering column. (It is...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-16-2019, 08:34 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,007
Posted By Joe K
Re: Who Remembers Model "A" Parts in the Sears Catalog?

What color was that Allstate engine as you got it. And was the block marked with any markings at the VIN Code square?

I've always suspected my original 29CC pickup engine was an Allstate. ...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-16-2019, 01:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 540
Posted By Joe K
Re: South Africa muffler.

I rather liked Rick's "Model A Shop Manual." This along with Victor Page's "Model A Ford" was all we had to work with back in the 1970s.

I see Rick's book is on Ebay in a couple of places. ...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-16-2019, 12:53 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,712
Posted By Joe K
Re: I am so happy......With my 1500W gear oil...

Well, being "synthetic" possibly the original synthetic oil, STP will be more "consistent" in its viscosity relative to temperature.

As to EP additives in STP, the modern oils are (added to). ...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-16-2019, 09:10 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 968
Posted By Joe K
Re: B model distributor question

PB Blaster is your friend. So is vibration - tap gently and repeatedly.

I'm trying to buy a Model B distributor right now on ebay and the relative scarcity compared to Model A units is...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-14-2019, 08:06 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,007
Posted By Joe K
Re: Who Remembers Model "A" Parts in the Sears Catalog?

The Model A ads were my "must see" on going to Grandma's house in the late 1960s. Her catalogs were in an upstairs room ("The Boy's Room) which originally housed my father growing up - but by the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-14-2019, 09:05 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,645
Posted By Joe K
Re: Couldn't Resist It

The former owner seems to have ground valves "out of block" and never checked for "valve recession" - a phenomenon in the day more of the block than the valve (and reason for creation of leaded gas...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-12-2019, 01:30 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,165
Posted By Joe K
Re: Gear ratio

Stock everything except for the Tillotson X.

I have no positive verification of the speed so part of this may be my Dad's parental exaggeration.

But I drove the same 3.54 rear end with a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-12-2019, 12:21 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,165
Posted By Joe K
Re: Gear ratio

I converted my 29 CC pickup to 3.54. Driving it from my parents house in mid-Massachusetts to my new house in Seacoast NH I was followed on the way by my father with "tools, spare parts" and his...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-10-2019, 09:34 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,239
Posted By Joe K
Re: 8 volt battery in 6 volt car

Unrestrained by a battery, a Model A generator will put out up to 32 volts.

Of course many who have issues with the battery connection and find it goes "open circuit" frequently find their...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-10-2019, 09:17 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,645
Posted By Joe K
Re: Couldn't Resist It

Just remember - it was set aside for a reason.

You'll enjoy the action of finding out that reason - the reason not so much.

Have fun. I have one I recently opened (busted up rear main in an...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-08-2019, 03:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 424
Posted By Joe K
Re: Oil pump replacement gears

And on the Model A, a lot less chance of catching it. As in no oil pump pressure indication.

One positive check would be to remove the side oil pipe and see if oil leaks out.

Joe K
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-06-2019, 07:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 713
Posted By Joe K
Re: Light Switch Body

As my 29 CC Pickup came to me there was a hole drilled in the dash, and a pushbutton switch which was set to "bypass" the center of the column horn switch.

The simplicity of the car lends...
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