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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 07:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 278
Posted By Tom Endy
Re: Rear wheels upward travel limitation

A word of caution:

When rolling down the highway and you encounter speed bumps, railroad tracks, or a badly rutted road and the car bounces on the rear spring, immediately take your foot off the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-10-2020, 05:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 429
Posted By Tom Endy
Re: Shifting problem with all new gear box parts

Tower forks can become bent and cause shifting problems. it is often difficult to tell they are bent. I made a jig to check them. See attached article.

Tom Endy
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-09-2020, 10:43 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 588
Posted By Tom Endy
Re: ALT Fuse

The traditional installation of a fuse for a Model A is to mount it on top of the starter. It is then electrically located between the battery and the generator (or alternator). Should the fuse blow...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-09-2020, 10:26 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 541
Posted By Tom Endy
Re: Shift Lever Drawing

The original shift levers were made from one piece and bent to the correct angle. There were two angles, one for 28-29 cars, and one for 30-31 cars. The repos are all bent to one angle that is in the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-08-2020, 10:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 429
Posted By Tom Endy
Re: Shifting problem with all new gear box parts

The repo forks that I have seen have the slots too narrow for the ball on the end of the repo shift lever to fit into.

Tom Endy
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-08-2020, 11:40 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 487
Posted By Tom Endy
Re: Torque Tube Bolts

Since you are rebuilding a rear axle assembly, the attached link may be of help.

Tom Endy
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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-08-2020, 12:11 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 487
Posted By Tom Endy
Re: Torque Tube Bolts

Over the past 35 years while rebuilding rear axle assemblies I noticed that the safety wire applied to the six torque tube bolts was all kinds of ugly. None were ever found done like an aircraft...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-07-2020, 11:55 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 487
Posted By Tom Endy
Re: Torque Tube Bolts

From what I have read Ford did not originally put a gasket there. However, it is a source of an oil leak, so a lot of people put one there. The Mitchell overdrive company provides one with their...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-07-2020, 12:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 409
Posted By Tom Endy
Re: How do I

The ferrule is what seals off any fuel leak. it is tapered on each end and is made of brass. When the nut is tightened the ferrule will crush to match the taper in the nut and in the boss of the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-04-2020, 01:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 949
Posted By Tom Endy
Re: Mounting new tires on freshly painted wheels

See attached article.

Tom Endy
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-02-2020, 09:44 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 870
Posted By Tom Endy
Re: Model A horn.

See attached article.

Tom Endy
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-02-2020, 11:57 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 410
Posted By Tom Endy
Re: using a 12 volt system with the 6 volt horn

My preference has been to rewire the two field windings. Easily done. See attached article.

Tom Endy
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-30-2020, 09:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 243
Posted By Tom Endy
gearshift knob

I welcome comments from the old timers. During the restoration of my grandson's 1930 Tudor we found that the gearshift lever had an extension with a mushroom knob attached to a short extension. I...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-27-2020, 12:14 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,179
Posted By Tom Endy
Re: oil pump shield

Attached article about oil pump shield.

Tom Endy
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-25-2020, 08:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 573
Posted By Tom Endy
Re: Transmission stuck

I suspect your tower has some worn parts in it that need attention. The 1\2" ball on the end of the shift lever may be worn square. The slots in in the shifting forks may also be worn.

The...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-24-2020, 09:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 523
Posted By Tom Endy
Re: Rear Axle Housing Question

The attached article may be of some help to you with your overhaul project.

Tom Endy

http://www.santaanitaas.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/Differential-Rear-End-Restoration-Revised-2014.pdf
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-23-2020, 03:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 523
Posted By Tom Endy
Re: Rear Axle Housing Question

Sometime in the past someone replaced the housings on your car. The housing with the seam on the side is from a 1928 car. Both seams on a 1928 were on the side and are a mirror image. They both...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-23-2020, 01:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 449
Posted By Tom Endy
Re: Electrical Issue

Small hairline cracks in the upper composite section can also be a possibility. I experienced such a problem years ago. I discovered the problem one day after it was dark when I noticed sparks...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-21-2020, 12:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 337
Posted By Tom Endy
Re: engine RPM vs MPH

The attached article may be of help.

Tom Endy
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-20-2020, 09:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 700
Posted By Tom Endy
Re: Pressure plate adjustment

Attached article is how it can be done. I prefer to make the adjustment with the flywheel laying on a work bench. A second choice is with the flywheel attached to the engine and with the transmission...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-15-2020, 07:55 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 900
Posted By Tom Endy
Re: Shifter spring compressor

While wearing a pair of gloves and wearing safety glasses place the spring in a bench vice at the corner with part of it out of the vice and compress the spring all the way down. It will be difficult...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-15-2020, 01:41 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,718
Posted By Tom Endy
Re: Rear spring spreader

All the spring spreaders on the market shown in the posts above I consider a proper spring spreader. They are all equally safe. The only difference is the ease of using them. The ones for under $100...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-12-2020, 03:22 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,718
Posted By Tom Endy
Re: Rear spring spreader

The subject of the rear spring comes up often on this forum and from some of the responses posted it becomes apparent there are still people in the Model A hobby that do not believe the rear spring...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-12-2020, 12:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 263
Posted By Tom Endy
Re: Another rear wheel bearing question

I have had the surfaces sleeved on the axle housings a number of times for customers without a problem. Never had the drum hubs sleeved. I recommended that you locate a pair of original rear wheel...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-11-2020, 01:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 609
Posted By Tom Endy
Re: Question about distributor/condenser for Ford Model A - 1930

My recommendation is that the ignition on a Model A Ford be retained as Henry designed it. Over five million Model A's roamed the planet with it and it worked just fine. The condensers developed by...
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