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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 02:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 928
Posted By Joe K
Re: Donít Laugh, cam nut removal

I actually removed mine with a hammer and punch recently. Of course the already buggered up nut was even MORE buggered up afterwards.

Resolve me - buy a new nut AND buy the wrench from the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-24-2019, 03:19 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,255
Posted By Joe K
Re: Pilot Bearing Question

I would say 0.002 IS worth worrying about. One of the reasons for "jerky" engagement and walking the 3rd gear internal gear "off" the input shaft. (i.e. slipping out of 3rd back to neutral)
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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-21-2019, 10:13 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,119
Posted By Joe K
Re: Early 30 Pickup questions

I'm not sure it is documented, but check all the trucks you see henceforth and ask the owner if they have found blem under the paint, or to their knowledge are the paint parts I mention "original."
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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-19-2019, 02:59 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,677
Posted By Joe K
Re: A pic from the time

I think it was Henry Ford himself possibly after re-establishing himself as President of Ford Motor Company after the death of Edsel Ford who commissioned a survey of "American Junk Yards" to find...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-18-2019, 10:48 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,119
Posted By Joe K
Re: Early 30 Pickup questions

Plus 1 on Jim/GA.

Another aspect is that the truck line is where Ford frequently "used up" parts which were "blems" or non-acceptable to the car line. It is thought the black radiator shell are...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-18-2019, 10:21 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,119
Posted By Joe K
Re: Early 30 Pickup questions

The paint codes are referenced at any of the paint sources commonly used for automobiles - but accuracy may be better served by getting a paint chip chart from the Model A suppliers and having it...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-17-2019, 09:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,015
Posted By Joe K
Re: Welding question

Gosh I love my MIG (Lincoln SP135) The sound when you get it "right" (frying eggs) is like music to my ears.


Want to re-learn use of a MIG? Try welding aluminum using the special "kit" and...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-16-2019, 09:19 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 935
Posted By Joe K
Re: GAV knob proper orientation

Mine closed is at 4 o'clock. Run about 1:30.


But that is with a Tillotson X. Another carburetor would be completely different.


Joe K
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-11-2019, 04:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,079
Posted By Joe K
Re: Replacing pistons

Ring ridge reamer might be good to start with.

If not a big ridge, the hone might take care of it, otherwise you'll be there forever and increase the cylinder taper to boot.

Joe K
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-30-2019, 08:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 606
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: 855
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: 23
Views: 1,606
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: 714
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: 833
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: 833
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: 504
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: 819
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: 674
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: 740
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: 1,837
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: 674
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: 674
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: 2,298
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: 608
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: 1,934
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). ...
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