Go Back   The Ford Barn > Search Forums

Sponsored Links (Register now to hide all advertisements)

Showing results 1 to 25 of 500
Search took 0.06 seconds.
Search: Posts Made By: Tom Endy
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 03:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 821
Posted By Tom Endy
Re: King pin fit

years ago I bought a king pin reamer from Bratton's that is long enough to ream both bushings in line. I have rebuilt six or seven front ends and used the reamer. I have never used a hone. I seem to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 03:21 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 586
Posted By Tom Endy
Re: Intake manifold getting hot

I was going to suggest a timing problem. If you go out on the road with the timing retarded for a length of time the exhaust manifold will not only get hot, it will turn cherry red. Years ago a high...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-22-2020, 01:56 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 681
Posted By Tom Endy
Re: 6 volt horn in 12 volt vehicle

The resisters sold by the suppliers is what I was referring to. They work fine as long as you do not blow the horn a lot. There is a photo of one burned out in the article I attached.

Tom Endy
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-21-2020, 06:02 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 681
Posted By Tom Endy
Re: 6 volt horn in 12 volt vehicle

The Ahooguh horn draws a lot of current and the dropping resisters on the market do not handle it well, they burn out. The best option is to rewind the field windings. It is not difficult to do. The...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-19-2020, 01:55 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,326
Posted By Tom Endy
Re: Revising gear box

Attached article about jumping out of gear may be of help.

Tom Endy

http://www.santaanitaas.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/2OC-Tranny-Jumps-Out-of-Gear.pdf
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-18-2020, 06:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 524
Posted By Tom Endy
Re: Steering Column Bracket

The attached article may be of help. If you are installing a bracket that attches to the dash rail on a 30-31 car it will bolt right up. If you are installing it on a 28-29 car you have to make an...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-17-2020, 02:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 257
Posted By Tom Endy
Re: Rear axle bells

The early cars had the rear axle housings with the seams on opposite sides. The cars were delivered with both seams facing forward. They are dimensionally the same and if you reversed them it will...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-13-2020, 03:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 760
Posted By Tom Endy
Re: Simple DIY distributor/ignition bench tester

One of the common problems with a newly restored distributor is the connection of the internal wire to the point stud. If not installed correctly it can short out to the housing, especially when...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-07-2020, 11:00 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,326
Posted By Tom Endy
Re: Revising gear box

Attached is a link to an article that may be of help overhauling a Model A transmission.

Tom Endy

...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-02-2020, 03:20 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 957
Posted By Tom Endy
Re: Proper License Plate??

In California if you go to the DMV to register a Model A pick up for the first time chances are that an uniformed DMV employee will tell you that you need to get the vehicle weighed and must have...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-01-2020, 03:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 414
Posted By Tom Endy
Re: Spring shackle bushings: Rubber or original?

I have encountered the rubber bushing type rear shackles several times while installing Mitchell overdrives. I believe they were from the J. C. Whitney era. The rubber was always found torn up. I...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-31-2019, 02:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 463
Posted By Tom Endy
Re: Zenith Carb Float Valves

I have had good results using the Viton tip float valves from Bratton's. A word of caution though, Bratton's like any retailer, is at the mercy of their supplier. Before using them I take them apart...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-28-2019, 04:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 895
Posted By Tom Endy
Re: 31 model a differential drive shaft removal technique

The banjo can easily become distorted by mishandling. I learned that the hard way years ago when I went to press a new double race into a banjo. I placed the banjo on the platform of the press and...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-24-2019, 02:58 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,298
Posted By Tom Endy
Re: Pilot Bearing Question

During a transmission overhaul it is common to find most input shafts with the nose end worn. I take them to a local repair shop where they machine the nose down and press on a drill bushing of the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-24-2019, 02:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 554
Posted By Tom Endy
Re: Repair Rear Shackle Mounts

A local Model A restoration shop here in Southern California repairs them by inserting a bronze rod the same diameter as the OD of the bushing into the worn boss. He then applies weld to the worn...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-23-2019, 07:54 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,088
Posted By Tom Endy
Re: Generator vs Alternator

When I got my first Model A as an adult more that 30 years ago the previous owner had installed halogen headlight bulbs. The car was a 30 town sedan with a 6-volt battery and generator. When I drove...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-23-2019, 02:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 711
Posted By Tom Endy
Re: Transmission Assembly

If you are going to overhaul the transmission my recommendation is that you replace the two ball bearings, the three roller bearings, the idler shaft, the cluster shaft, and the spacer on the front...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-21-2019, 11:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 582
Posted By Tom Endy
front timing cover

Note the timing cover on the right does not have a generator mounting pad and is missing the engine front mounting bolt hole on the right. This came off an engine that appears to have been in service...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-21-2019, 01:26 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,222
Posted By Tom Endy
Re: Generator cut out

The attached article may help explain how the cut-out works.

I agree that the repos are junk. There is little or no tungsten on the contacts and they tend to weld shut. The diode modification...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-18-2019, 03:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 547
Posted By Tom Endy
Re: Oil Pump Question

Attached are two articles about the oil that may be of help.

Tom Endy
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-17-2019, 05:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 893
Posted By Tom Endy
Re: No Spark . . . not going!

If you still do not have spark, the two attached articles may be of help in trouble shooting.

Tom Endy
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-16-2019, 04:13 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 906
Posted By Tom Endy
Re: Transmission gear/shaft question

See attached article.

Tom Endy
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-16-2019, 01:58 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 906
Posted By Tom Endy
Re: Transmission gear/shaft question

There is a Ford service bulletin that states there should be .002 clearance between the shaft and the two slider gears. The bulletin went on to say that when replacing any one of the three parts,...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-15-2019, 05:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 539
Posted By Tom Endy
Re: U Joint Housing

Before you install the rear axle assembly make sure that the U-joint housing bolt pattern matches the bolt pattern of the rear bearing retainer on the transmission. There is an early and a late. The...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-13-2019, 04:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 711
Posted By Tom Endy
Re: Transmission Assembly

I suspect your problem is more likely to be failure of one or both roller bearings inside the cluster gear. These two roller bearings are under load when in low and second gear. When in high gear...
Showing results 1 to 25 of 500

 
Forum Jump
Sponsored Links (Register now to hide all advertisements)


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:24 PM.