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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-12-2021, 01:20 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,174
Posted By Benson
Re: throw-out bearing

As KR500 mentioned in post 17 above He took a noisy bearing to the Aetna plant and they found it was a junk made in India bearing.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-12-2021, 01:00 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,174
Posted By Benson
Re: throw-out bearing

I have seen 10 or 12 noisy Aetna bearings in different cars (ie not all in one car) in the last 15 years.

Every bad bearing was stamped "AETNA" just one word. so maybe these are the junk "INDIA"...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-10-2021, 11:36 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 874
Posted By Benson
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-10-2021, 11:00 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 874
Posted By Benson
Re: AutoLite heater install

I have had Otwell heaters since 1962. Recently I tried to fit an Autolite waffle manifold and found same same problem.

The original Autolite cover for the waffle heater locates the hole in same...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-05-2021, 09:38 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 985
Posted By Benson
Re: Bendix Drive Question??

Who supplies the Weldon USA Barrel Drive with the strange looking gear?

I made this correction to original post:
Bendix above should have read Barrel Drive

I have 55,000 miles on a used...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-30-2020, 11:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 362
Posted By Benson
Re: Looking for vintage Model A Hot Rod magazine annual

Is the magazine new enough to have an ISBN number?

Usually on back cover or in front couple of pages where Publication data is located..

ISBN would make finding one on internet easier!

I...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-30-2020, 12:10 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,758
Posted By Benson
Re: 600w vs 90w

Average temperatures for Wainwright U. S. Army Airfield, which is 3 miles from Fairbanks.

https://www.timeanddate.com/weather/usa/fairbanks/climate

These temperatures are similar to those we...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-26-2020, 09:45 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 787
Posted By Benson
Re: Length Limit for Priority Mail Shipping

guess I should have read post #1 closer
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-22-2020, 02:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,024
Posted By Benson
Re: Rutherford Head

Says he put ad about the head in newspapers in 1938.

https://www.nwitimes.com/uncategorized/slim-was-rare-breed-of-racing-champion/article_1317c6d6-fa5e-5959-b47b-fd4a39c9f4a8.html

Now all of...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-21-2020, 05:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 582
Posted By Benson
Re: Windshield Rattles

A word of caution:

I would not drive this car until this is fixed.

My coupe in the 60's had a windshield where the glass rattled in the frame from the time that we bought it.

I drove it for...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-18-2020, 05:45 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,356
Posted By Benson
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-18-2020, 04:36 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,356
Posted By Benson
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-18-2020, 09:05 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,384
Posted By Benson
Re: Does Your A Start Right UP?

Humidity is very low here.

But used a scraper on inside and outside of windows at times.

Used to hold a hand against windshield occasionally to melt frost while driving.

Also would crack a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-18-2020, 08:30 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,384
Posted By Benson
Re: Does Your A Start Right UP?

Yes many TIMES from 1962 until 1967 with 40,000 miles as a daily driver.

Started at 8000 feet and drove down to 5200 feet, 25 miles one way trip to town.

Used Otwell manifold heater.

Also...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-18-2020, 06:53 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,384
Posted By Benson
Re: Does Your A Start Right UP?

See post #43


Instruction manual says open GAV one turn on cold start,

On My car

1. Open GAV one turn on cold start.

1a. set throttle to slightly open (one or two clicks after floor...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-17-2020, 11:49 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,384
Posted By Benson
Re: Does Your A Start Right UP?

delete PDF will not post
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-15-2020, 02:39 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,189
Posted By Benson
Re: Generator question

The Fun Projects regulator will be destroyed it you jumper the regulator/"cutout" or polarize the generator. Says so right in the installation instructions.

Same thing if battery polarity is...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-12-2020, 08:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 615
Posted By Benson
Re: Automatic in A

Click here to view a post from 2015 about STEVE BECKER's personal experience with installing the 904 automatic.

https://fordbarn.com/forum/showpost.php?p=1020498&postcount=22

I think one reason...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-19-2020, 08:06 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 441
Posted By Benson
Re: Crank guide model A

Berts in Denver has thousands of original parts that are not listed at their website.

Call Steve or Tim

1-800-321-1931

https://modelastore.com/

That part will fit in a small Post office...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-17-2020, 01:59 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,161
Posted By Benson
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-17-2020, 11:13 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,920
Posted By Benson
Re: help needed w/steering wheel problem

On second thought.

Maybe "Three In One" oil is not so good of an idea ...

It most likely has a little too much smell to it and would be detected by the wife!

Years ago I knew a sewing...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-17-2020, 06:34 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,920
Posted By Benson
Re: help needed w/steering wheel problem

1. Agreed ON BENT ROD.

2. Also dried up grease/dirt on the rod and/or inside the hollow steering shaft that the rod goes through.

Even new and clean grease on the rod gets hard when cold...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-10-2020, 05:03 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,142
Posted By Benson
Re: Reproduction Shock Absorbers

I spoke to Steve Becker.


Pete Busiac made shocks from the late 70s until 1988.


They say Chicago, ILL as opposed to originals which say Buffalo NY.


Steve said some of these had brass...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-09-2020, 07:01 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 11,499
Posted By Benson
Re: Bill Williamson

Sorry to hear about Bill.



Hang in there Cindy.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-09-2020, 06:48 AM
Replies: 20
Oil
Views: 1,154
Posted By Benson
Re: Oil

Search for the term "oil survey" (or similar) that several folks have done on FB.


These give many opinions in one posting.
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