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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-30-2020, 04:10 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,845
Posted By Kevin in NJ
Re: When is a "Model A" no longer a "Model A"

I talked to the title person in NJ DMV at one point and asked that question. I did not get a solid answer, but when the chassis parts are mostly not original.

This is important because people...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-29-2020, 02:10 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 828
Posted By Kevin in NJ
Re: What Model "A" Book Do You Read the Most?

It is not about a single material. The following comments are for building the car for driving everyday and able to run the 60 MPH like they could from the factory. Show car correct is a different...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-26-2020, 08:04 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,191
Posted By Kevin in NJ
Re: Vintique

I got the vintique kit for the door rubbers and such for my 68C. That was a few years ago not sure what is available today.

Nothing was even close to correct.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-07-2020, 02:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 469
Posted By Kevin in NJ
Re: Rear wheel bearing question

What is wrong with yours?
How do you plan on driving your car?

If they are not pitted or have the surface coming off and have the spiral grooves they may be fine. Measure them with a micrometer....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-02-2020, 06:35 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,486
Posted By Kevin in NJ
Re: Any electronic experts out there

In reading instructions for installing 1930's car radios in cars they recommend a much tighter gap between the rotor and the dist cap to reduce interference.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-21-2020, 03:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 738
Posted By Kevin in NJ
Re: Dsitributor Sight Glass Drip Oiler

Whatever happened to following directions.

The manual is very clear. Fill the dist to the top of the oiler. This makes sure the upper bushing is lubricated.

If you just drip oil then you may...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-16-2020, 10:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 529
Posted By Kevin in NJ
Re: Sealed beam headlights

Some thoughts based on experience and knowledge.

A good set of original style points should last for decades unless you are driving thousands of miles a year. Point only need to be changed when...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-05-2020, 06:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 871
Posted By Kevin in NJ
Re: Steel balls in brake cross shaft

As pointed out there are 2 versions. They have a brass and fiber woven bushing that appears graphite impregnated, at least the NOS one I have looks that way.

The were made with the fiber bushing...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-31-2020, 07:09 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,229
Posted By Kevin in NJ
Re: Shock Absorber Fluid

It is common for the shocks to leak. I am still trying to get a handle on the seals as there are at least 2 types when I was looking a while ago. Even more if they were rebuilt a while ago.

Here...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-17-2020, 10:25 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,456
Posted By Kevin in NJ
Re: Title

Call you DMV and find out what you will be required to do. You need to find out what both states will need just in case. You do not want any surprises. Plus things change so you want current info. I...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-10-2020, 09:23 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,238
Posted By Kevin in NJ
Re: What Defines Over-Revving The Model A's Engine

Some comments.

First off you all need to do some historical reading and not just guesses and opinions not based on facts.

If you read period magazines and newspaper articles you will find that...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-07-2020, 05:02 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 855
Posted By Kevin in NJ
Re: Balancing tires/wheels

So to expand more on my brothers comments.

A few years back I mounted new Goodyear tires to my rims.
I set up a spindle with lightly oiled bearings.
I put the mounted tire on it and saw how fast...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-04-2020, 06:17 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 482
Posted By Kevin in NJ
Re: Replacement Patch Panels

Stipe makes panels.

I made my own as I found none of the repro panel at the time had the shape and details. The beads are just not close and the panels are flat. The problem is A panels are all...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-02-2020, 01:30 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 287
Posted By Kevin in NJ
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-29-2020, 10:30 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,765
Posted By Kevin in NJ
Re: Poor quality transmission roller bearings

Sometimes replacing parts might not be the best thing. Going through a pile of roller bearings I found a bunch that were original and measured with no wear. The face of the bearings were all good....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-19-2020, 07:06 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,819
Posted By Kevin in NJ
Re: Can I run my A on White Lightning Moonshine?

As I recall alcohol carbs do not have a choke and they have larger jets.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-12-2020, 08:23 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,092
Posted By Kevin in NJ
Re: Front Hub Advice Needed

So first off Ford switched to molded brake lining before the end of the A production.

Not related to the problem at hand.

Judging by the rusty backing plates I am going to make a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-06-2020, 09:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 329
Posted By Kevin in NJ
Re: Which repro qtr panel patches best for Cabriolet?

It appears you are asking about the wheel well area?

Don't matter, still easier to make your own.

Use a slot the width of the bead and some thing to beat the bead down. Start in the middle and...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-06-2020, 04:44 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,553
Posted By Kevin in NJ
Re: Adding castor to the axle

Is the axle straight?

I made up a set of rods and checked the few axles I have. I found they were all bent at the perch point outward. Some had twist.

The 2 'good' axles I have came back into...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-06-2020, 04:43 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,553
Posted By Kevin in NJ
Re: Adding castor to the axle

Is the axle straight?

I made up a set of rods and checked the few axles I have. I found they were all bent at the perch point outward. Some had twist.

The 2 'good' axles I have came back into...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-06-2020, 04:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 329
Posted By Kevin in NJ
Re: Which repro qtr panel patches best for Cabriolet?

They are unique to cabriolet and there are no other patch panels will work.

Honestly, all the patch panels for the A's aside from the Stipe ones are not very good for the A. I made all my patches...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-06-2020, 06:38 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,509
Posted By Kevin in NJ
Re: 30 - 31 Coupe Spare Tire Support Bracket

Dmaxweb

You have a early repo inner curved panel. You can tell by the wavy edges. None of its shape is correct.

Your rumble lid catch should be held in by countersunk screws so they wont...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-01-2020, 01:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 868
Posted By Kevin in NJ
Re: 68B Cabriolet Front Folding Irons - Angeled or Straight ?

I know for fact the fronts are straight and the rears areoffset for the 68C.

I was trying to verify from my very limited 68B archives.

But then I remembered Bob's website has lots of pictures....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-30-2020, 01:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 580
Posted By Kevin in NJ
Re: Shock oil

I have attached a PDF of an article in one of the Model A magazines.

The article explains the fluids used over time. That should answer some questions.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-29-2020, 06:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 868
Posted By Kevin in NJ
Re: 68B Cabriolet Front Folding Irons - Angeled or Straight ?

I was pretty sure I had helped you out before.

From a historical point of view:
Ford bodies were put together with pretty tight specs. I have learned that assuming Ford did anything sloppy is...
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