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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 12:33 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 135
Posted By Tom Wesenberg
Re: 29 coupe running boards

Original boards are made that way.
Most of the repro boards cheap out and just have a flat outer edge lip.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 11:24 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,105
Posted By Tom Wesenberg
Re: Engine Blow By or Not

X2
As soon as I removed the flex pipe, then the left side of the engine got a light coating of oil mist.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 11:19 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,045
Posted By Tom Wesenberg
Re: '29 A Town Sedan, over heating

There aren't a lot of GOOD radiator shops left, and it sounds like you got a fair deal on the price. Where is this shop?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-15-2019, 08:26 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 512
Posted By Tom Wesenberg
Re: steering column removal

By removing the 4 bolts on the side of the steering box, you have messed with some of the steering adjustments, so be sure to follow the correct setup procedure in the SERVICE BULLETINS.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-14-2019, 01:51 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,269
Posted By Tom Wesenberg
Re: fun day with un expected bonus

The bad thing about the honeycomb radiator is that it can't be rodded out.
It may be the right fit for a 28, but Model A's never came new with honeycomb radiators.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-14-2019, 01:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 547
Posted By Tom Wesenberg
Re: Rear Spring

In addition to what Tom just posted, be sure you use quality C-clamps, NOT Harbor Freight clamps.
Some H/F tools are OK, but not the C-clamps, which have the strength of a dried cow pie.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-13-2019, 10:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 397
Posted By Tom Wesenberg
Re: Radiator overflow

Radiator caps are NOT vented, and should not loose antifreeze anywhere except out the overflow tube.
Someone may have used a gas cap on the radiator.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-13-2019, 10:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 474
Posted By Tom Wesenberg
Re: Leakless Water Pump

I agree.
I rebuilt my pump as original, and it's been leakless for over 20 years. I now use the double lip seal in the rear bushing, to better keep the grease and antifreeze separate, but otherwise...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-12-2019, 09:36 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 550
Posted By Tom Wesenberg
Re: Distributor help

Remove the lock nut and screw on the side of the head, so you can spray penetrating oil onto the shaft through that hole. Distributor puller is a must. I have pried with two screw drives and had...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-11-2019, 10:57 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 431
Posted By Tom Wesenberg
Re: Generator question

Same with me. My 28 has all stock original lights, and it shines down the road just fine. My reflectors are original and have good silver plating.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-11-2019, 10:35 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 657
Posted By Tom Wesenberg
Re: Smaller wheels for transport?

Perfect solution, and you may find parts there that you need.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-11-2019, 10:29 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 650
Posted By Tom Wesenberg
Re: Is a gasket needed between transmission and bell housing?

I was wondering the same thing, and never heard of doing this before.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-11-2019, 10:15 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 431
Posted By Tom Wesenberg
Re: Generator question

Any pictures of the generator and cutout? You mentioned 2 coils, so it sounds like a 1932 or later generator with a cutout coil and voltage regulator coil. These were used on early Fords with a radio...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-11-2019, 10:06 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,359
Posted By Tom Wesenberg
Re: What’s this Box???

I agree with Ernie, and the wiring isn't too expensive.
Don't eat out a few times, and it's paid for.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-11-2019, 10:02 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 472
Posted By Tom Wesenberg
Re: Engine no run

The only problem here is the points will measure battery voltage when they are open, and they will be 0 volts when they are closed. You'd have to measure the voltage at the coil points terminal if...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-11-2019, 09:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 229
Posted By Tom Wesenberg
Re: Uploading Files

I have an Olympus 4.1 megapixel camera set on medium JPEG resolution, and the pictures are very clear and load easily without any resizing. I can even have them printed into 8 x 10 photos, and they...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-09-2019, 09:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 142
Posted By Tom Wesenberg
Re: radiator for doodlebug

My 1928 all stock and original fan, radiator, and shroud has a 1" space from the water pump shaft to the radiator core.
I've seen as little as 1/2", but wouldn't want less than that.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-09-2019, 12:45 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 487
Posted By Tom Wesenberg
Re: Cylinder temperature

I checked my block a few years ago and my readings were just as Kurt found.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-07-2019, 04:19 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,202
Posted By Tom Wesenberg
Re: Shop lighting

Yes, I just bought one this morning to try it out, and that light really puts out a nice bright white light.
I'll go back and buy some more while the sale lasts.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-07-2019, 04:03 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 487
Posted By Tom Wesenberg
Re: Battery Discharge

If you killed or nearly killed the battery, then an hour isn't enough charge.
I'd use a 6 amp charger and leave it on for at least 8 hours.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-07-2019, 03:43 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,047
Posted By Tom Wesenberg
Re: Where oh where has all the gas gone?

Both my tank valve and carb needle has a slight seep when I first bought my 29 Tudor, so over the first winter I lost a full tank of gas with no driving. I lapped both vales with toothpaste, and they...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-05-2019, 03:05 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 762
Posted By Tom Wesenberg
Re: Water Pump ID and Questions

By the way, this is what happens when the thrust washer falls out of place and cuts the shaft.
Then the fan can move forward into the radiator.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-05-2019, 03:00 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 762
Posted By Tom Wesenberg
Re: Water Pump ID and Questions

The pump needs to come off because with 1/4" play the thrust washer between the impellor and water pump housing in most likely out of place. The impellor has two pockets for it to fit into. I like...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-04-2019, 09:51 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,192
Posted By Tom Wesenberg
Re: Service Truck

LOL, good one!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-04-2019, 12:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 572
Posted By Tom Wesenberg
Re: stumped

I agree that it could well be a cracked release arm.
If not that, then maybe a spring popped out of place in the clutch disc.
Some discs don't have captive springs, and they can fall out of place.
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