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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-10-2021, 08:00 PM
Replies: 3
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Posted By 1930 coupe
Re: Cut code for lock cylinder?

The cut code for A1213 is 23542 this tells him how deep to make each cut, he will also need to know how much space between the cuts or spacing. Use Briggs & Stratton Gas Cap spacing. Most door locks...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-09-2021, 06:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 261
Posted By 1930 coupe
Re: Speeedometer

Sometimes you can get the magnet loosened up without taking everything apart. But it will usually stick again and break something when the odometer tries to turn over a big number. For it to work...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-07-2021, 11:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 404
Posted By 1930 coupe
Re: Pop out key

A 28-29 and early 30 with a oval speedometer uses a B1 blank.
A late 30 and 31 with a round speedometer uses a blank that is only available from Model A parts vendors, and very pricey.
However ...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-07-2021, 10:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 404
Posted By 1930 coupe
Re: Pop out key

Go to any locksmith that can cut keys from code and tell him the cut code for A1042 is 33155. Tell him to use Briggs & Stratton Gas Cap spacing on a B1 blank.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-07-2020, 10:40 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,040
Posted By 1930 coupe
Re: OT: Do any of you have a good source for Hammer Handles?

Did the same thing about 2 years ago, went all over town looking for handles, the only place that had handles was Ace Hardware. Good handles don't rember the cost. I used J B Weld in addition to the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-20-2020, 11:32 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,909
Posted By 1930 coupe
Re: help needed w/steering wheel problem

Before you put the spider and clip on the bottom of the horn rod it should spin easy without rubbing on the steering wheel. If it is tight in the bushing keep sanding until it spins easy. They...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-19-2020, 03:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 958
Posted By 1930 coupe
Re: Instrument Panel Lamp

It looks like your car originally had the early 30 gas tank with the oval speedometer, and someone replaced the gas tank with a late 30 tank that uses a round speedometer. To make everything fit...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-17-2020, 11:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,078
Posted By 1930 coupe
Re: Instrument Panel Light

Sounds like your lite has been replaced with a replacement of some sort.
This is a original lamp with one contact.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-16-2020, 12:21 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 660
Posted By 1930 coupe
Re: KR Wilson Combination Machine Raising Block

I have, it bores from the bottom up and leaves a very rough finish. You have to bore it out about .005 th undersize then smooth and bring out to final size with a precision cylinder hone I use a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-15-2020, 09:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 660
Posted By 1930 coupe
Re: KR Wilson Combination Machine Raising Block

You use it when boring cylinders, it raises the block up slightly to make the boring bar and drive bar line up properly
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-13-2020, 01:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,119
Posted By 1930 coupe
Re: Speedometer Calibration

Are you speaking from actual hands on experience from calibrating speedometers, or theory.
Yes springs are not linear, however the effect of the magnetic field from the rotating magnet on the cup...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-08-2020, 01:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,119
Posted By 1930 coupe
Re: Speedometer Calibration

Kept playing with it and Googleing and it seems that spring tension affects the slow speeds more and the magnetism affects the fast speeds more.
With that in mind I was able to get it calibrated to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-07-2020, 07:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,119
Posted By 1930 coupe
Re: Speedometer Calibration

Thanks for the information.
I can charge the magnets, they usually jump up 10 or 15 MPH after charging, I can also remove some or all of the charge with coils, but have never had to do that.
If the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-07-2020, 06:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,119
Posted By 1930 coupe
Re: Speedometer Calibration

That is true for a lot of speedometers but some of them are reading low at slow speeds and high at fast speeds, or they are not liner. That is what I am trying to learn how to correct.
If they are...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-07-2020, 06:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,119
Posted By 1930 coupe
Re: Speedometer Calibration

I am not a speedometer repairman, just a hobby guy that likes to do most of my own work instead of sending stuff out and paying other people to do my hobby.
I am not a speedometer expert I am trying...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-06-2020, 07:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,119
Posted By 1930 coupe
Speedometer Calibration

I have a box full of spare speedometers that I have been working on.
I have got most of them working and calibrated, I have built tools to calibrate them on the bench using cable rpm's versus MPH it...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-31-2020, 04:23 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,342
Posted By 1930 coupe
Re: how to loosen stuck motor

If all the suggestions above do not work, you sometimes have to take it apart. And sometimes if it is really stuck, you might have to use a BFH hammer to get the pistons out.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-28-2020, 11:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 626
Posted By 1930 coupe
Re: Re-setting oval speedometer

I have heard several times on more than one forum (never reset the trip on the move) I opened up a speedometer to take a look and I cannot see anything that would cause damage or any other issues...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-25-2020, 08:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 496
Posted By 1930 coupe
Re: KEM Condenser

Those old condensers are made with two long ribbons of tinfoil separated with a paper ribbon that is soaked in grease. The grease will dry out after 20 or 25 years and the condenser will no longer...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-11-2020, 09:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 817
Posted By 1930 coupe
Re: Headlight Focus Procedure

The instructions above are for original type bulbs with filaments of original shape and location.
Most replacement bulbs sold today have filaments that are shaped different, and at a different...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-06-2020, 09:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 373
Posted By 1930 coupe
Re: Headlight Lens Difference

The lens on the left is a parts store replacement. I think the one on the right is a original Ford lens. Most original Ford lens have a very small mold number about 1 inch below the word Top, none...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-28-2020, 03:51 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,375
Posted By 1930 coupe
Re: Helpful Tips: Removing Perch Bolts From The Front Axle, Model A

Has anyone actually seen a Model A axle failure due to heat being applied to remove perch bolts.
What was the failure, and what were the conditions that caused it.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-11-2020, 07:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 657
Posted By 1930 coupe
Re: Can rods be checked for straightness without special equipment?

There are several different brands of testers to check for bent rods, this one is a K R Wilson. There are three checks that must be made, Offset, Twist and Parallel. Rods bend very easy, you can put...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-06-2020, 09:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 623
Posted By 1930 coupe
Re: Stubborn Tight 2-Piece Valve Guide Won't Come Out

This is very extreme and used only as a last resort if all else fails, but it does work. Remove the cam and lifters, push the valve all the way up and cut the head off. Push the vale steam down and...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-05-2020, 08:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 325
Posted By 1930 coupe
Re: Help with coupe seat

Will this help
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