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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 09:20 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 464
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: Head light focusing procedure

Great! I was in the same boat as you, bought new Brattons reflectors and was blown away by the difference.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 09:04 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 79
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: Motor Paint color ?

That would be Ford engine green. There is some variation to the color depending on which vendor you go through. There is also debate as to which vendor is the closest to correct. My advice would be...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-17-2020, 11:04 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 464
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: Head light focusing procedure

I don't think anyone has asked what reflectors you have? If they are the chromed ones then you may not be able to properly focus the bulbs no matter what you do.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-17-2020, 12:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 356
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: Brake light problem

I was watching a youtube vid the other day and when the guy stepped on the brakes the stop light came on and tail light turned off. Foot off the brakes and the tail light would come back on. Not sure...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-17-2020, 10:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 336
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: Factory Paint Colors

Here is one place. https://model-a-ford.org/resources/technical-reference/general-information/19281929-closed/
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-14-2020, 07:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 206
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: Electric Lighting

1915 was the first year of electric lights for Fords. Most T’s with gas lights I’ve seen have been converted to electric.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-08-2020, 07:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 559
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: Remove sector needle bearings

I may take you up on that. You are talking about a sector housing that has not been converted to needles correct? I am going to put new needles in the housing I have but if the fit isn't satisfactory...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-07-2020, 08:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 559
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: Remove sector needle bearings

Well, this sector housing had each end bored and material was left in the middle for each bearing to sit against. I punched them out, the bearings were loose on the sector shaft, I’ll have to see how...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-07-2020, 02:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 559
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: Remove sector needle bearings

Well then I'll stick it in the press tonight and see if anything pops loose.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-07-2020, 01:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 559
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: Remove sector needle bearings

I would do that but this sector housing was converted to needle bearings so I can't use the bushings.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-07-2020, 07:41 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 559
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: Remove sector needle bearings

It was pitted in the areas of the needle bearings, looked okay in the space in between. It was an original Ford part. Giving it some more thought, I should just change the bearings. The kit is $15...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-06-2020, 09:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 559
Posted By ryanheacox
Remove sector needle bearings

Iíve been tearing my steering box/column apart over the last few days and to my surprise it had already been converted to needle bearings. The sector, worm and races were shot but everything else was...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-06-2020, 09:42 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,119
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: Early 30 Pickup questions

Nice! Sounds like you've got a good runner there. That engine in the truck now is actually post A production, March '32 according to the serial number....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-06-2020, 06:46 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,383
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: steering column removal

Whether absolutely necessary or not I’m not sure but the starter isn’t hard to remove and it gives you much more working room.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-05-2020, 09:47 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,383
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: steering column removal

It was for me by far. Ended up pulling the box off and then putting the wheel and column in my press, took a lot of force and popped pretty violently but the wheel came out undamaged.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-05-2020, 09:24 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,171
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: Revising gear box

From that picture those sliding gears look great, better than the ones I reused. That dipstick is a nice add on, might have to get one. Do you have the car all back together now?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-05-2020, 09:18 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,383
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: steering column removal

Just pulled mine yesterday. Pulled the floor and toe boards, starter and pedals to make it easy. Took about an hour and a half.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-02-2020, 03:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 545
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: Greetings and a Question

+1 for driving it. Those rings might start sealing a little better after some use.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-02-2020, 03:30 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,214
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: Clutch slipping.

https://www.oneillvintageford.co.uk/acatalog/Ford_Model_A_Clutch.html


At ~$250 for a new pressure plate I'd probably try to refurbish the one I have. I will suggest getting a new disc though....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-02-2020, 07:40 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 751
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: Stuck side cover for timing gear

Rubber hammer or dead blow should pop it free.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-02-2020, 07:38 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 656
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: antifreeze type

I would suggest sticking with the standard green stuff (ethylene glycol). I usually go with the Walmart brand but Prestone or Peak should be the same.


Some say Sierra (propylene glycol) works...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-01-2020, 02:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 393
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: Spring shackle bushings: Rubber or original?

I think when I rehab my front end I’m going to make some oil-lite bushings for the shackles rather than use the steel ones. I wasn’t impressed with the quality when I replaced the rears in June. I...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-01-2020, 02:00 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,171
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: Revising gear box

Looks like a good accessory. Do you have a cutout in the floorboard to access the dipstick?

Also, I can see some spalling on the cluster gear. Might not be a huge deal but worth pointing out.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-31-2019, 07:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 470
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: Speedometer Cable Lube

I've lubed mine once, used chassis grease. Pulled the cable out of the housing and through my palm full of grease. Put it all back together. Works great. If you keep your universal joint well greased...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-29-2019, 11:17 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,214
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: Clutch slipping.

I don’t think adjusting the clutch linkage will gain you anything given you already have free play. You might be able to adjust the pressure plate though to buy you some time. Where does the pedal...
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