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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 10:41 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 253
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Aftermarket head?

If you looked at a Pep Boys, sears, etc ad in the era you would be amazed at the non Ford parts you could buy for your "T", "A" --and other makes, both higher claimed quality, and lower price...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-20-2019, 07:28 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 810
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Interesting Comments about you Ride

"Is that one of them cars you have to hand crank?"

I proceeded to hand the crank out the window to him!!

He jumps back 2 steps holding both hands up--- NNOOO

I had the car prepared to start,...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-20-2019, 07:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 346
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: How to measure front wheels to straight ahead

When you go for a drive make note of the steering wheel position

If you can't drive it take someone long and straight and lay it against the side of the tires, get so both fronts are equal
...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-20-2019, 02:07 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 400
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Full advance from 28/29

If the lever on the column is bent over closer to the column the movement of the rod will be less
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-19-2019, 03:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 346
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Any visual difference between cut out and electronic regulator?

With a meter on regular cutout "B" terminal should be open to the case, and other terminal
The "A"should have resistance to the case, open to B

A diode cutout should be open to the case from...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-19-2019, 11:13 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 433
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Starter armature, is it good?

That's why I like using the 110volt test light, usually the problem area will smoke and can be found, on starters it is usually fixable with cleaning and some insulating paper/ varnish

The bar to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-19-2019, 08:07 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 433
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Starter armature, is it good?

Whem using a growler there is another test that is rarely mentioned, a output test, it's not as dramatic on a starter as a generator, the growler induces a alternating magnetic field, it can be...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-18-2019, 04:03 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 664
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Model A dies over 45 mph

What if you leave the gas cap loose

Is the fuel system stock, or does it have modifications--- xtra filters, valves
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-17-2019, 11:55 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 855
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Building a Travel Toolkit

I only carry a few wrenches ,couple pair vice grips over the factory tools, not too worried, usually someone stops by and wants to help, going to get tools gives them something to do

Whenever I...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-16-2019, 06:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 202
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Looking for 7" tail light trim ring

I have some lights I will look at, but I think more like in the range of 5-6"
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-16-2019, 04:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 202
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Looking for 7" tail light trim ring

At 7" look at some headlight trim rings
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-16-2019, 04:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 365
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Need info on adapting Model A engine to Model B pickup.

Find someone that removed the rear part of the "B" oil pan to put it in an A, weld it to the a oil pan , use all the external parts from the original engine for the rest--- sort of simplified
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-15-2019, 05:46 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 724
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: 3 brush generator ????

With the 3 brush stock generator/ cutout the charging voltage will be whatever voltage the battery ends up at for the amperage the generator is charging
A reley cutout turns "on" at the voltage it...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-15-2019, 05:34 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 724
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: 3 brush generator ????

The Ford one that includes a regulator is oval,
Is the round "cutout" you have original or reproduction, --- perhaps if you take it off and post a picture of the bottom
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-15-2019, 04:45 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 724
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: 3 brush generator ????

with the 3 brush the amps are set by the 3rd brush, the voltage is set by the battery and it's willingness to accept charge, if the battery is low on charge the charging voltage will be lower
what...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-15-2019, 03:45 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 724
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: 3 brush generator ????

the wire that is attached to the cutout mounting screw is in essence "full fielding" it, that wire was intended for use with the oval cutout that has a voltage regulator in it.
if your battery is...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-15-2019, 12:24 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 3,612
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: babbit tolerance? .000?

Here's some pictures of fresh caps,the peining marks are visible on the rear cap, the front and center cap have the circular surfacing marks, and it was done after the cap was poured, the rear cap...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-14-2019, 10:07 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 126
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: 39 radio antenna

I am pretty sure that the wire is clipped to the shaft in the middle
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-13-2019, 07:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 571
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Diving Horses

Not Atlantic City, that was on a pier over the ocean
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-13-2019, 08:02 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 921
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: 6V generator

many times brushes will squeak when the generator is turned backwards
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-12-2019, 11:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 498
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: To X-hatch ot not to X-hatch?

11A parts series sleeves were honed, the hardened "tin"sleeves were honed
For over 20 years I haven't honed bores on "in chassis " re- ring jobs , never had ring seating problems -- I started this...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-11-2019, 11:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 290
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Sudden Drop in Gas Mileage

Fuel pump leaking internally usually raises the engine oil level and makes it smell like gasoline

Perhaps the power valve in the carburetor--- that also would cause long cranking time because the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-11-2019, 08:16 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 540
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Jumper wire

perhaps the lower plate shorts when the popout is screwed in, many repros are made with thinner metal that distorts easy
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-09-2019, 01:45 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 3,612
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: babbit tolerance? .000?

I see evidence of the brinell test on crankshafts, steering arms, front axles, haven't seen it on blocks, rods, main caps, I think it was just done on heat treated parts
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-09-2019, 12:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 498
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Let me ask another way

Some turn signals get the brake light wire to the turn signal switch, when in turn mode the brake light wire is disconnected in the switch to that bulb so the signal will flash--- many times a xtra...
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