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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-27-2020, 04:36 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,047
Posted By john in illinois
Re: Radial sway

A friend in our Model A club has had Coker American A tires for 2 or so years and really likes them. I have driven for years with coker 16” American Classic tires on my Tudor and have had good...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-24-2020, 04:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 561
Posted By john in illinois
Re: Tie Rod & Drag Link Cups: Steel v. Teflon v. Bronze

I have had teflon seats in my Tudor for 12 years and 27K miles. The balls need to be in good shape for any cups. I never have had to adjust mine and they steer easier.

John
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-17-2020, 04:50 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,269
Posted By john in illinois
Re: Hydraulic Brake Blunder

You do not use the crass shaft. The pedal is hooked to a bell crank at the side of the box by a clevis rod. The bell crank actuates the master cylinder mounted on the box.

John
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-15-2020, 01:07 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 980
Posted By john in illinois
Re: Head skimming: Any tips?

The machine shop that I use has a dedicated head mill. They thread the holes and attach it to a fixture that tilts to perfectly index the head. they told me that clamping the head down distorts the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-12-2020, 05:12 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,532
Posted By john in illinois
Re: throttle linkage Q..

I just fabbed up a flat arm and put different spaced holes on each end. It is just a ratio you are looking for.

John
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-10-2020, 04:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,479
Posted By john in illinois
Re: Model A parts Suppliers.

Hey,700 I hope you are safe from the fires.

John
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-04-2020, 04:31 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,269
Posted By john in illinois
Re: Hydraulic Brake Blunder

Carl is right.
I have had one of these for 12 years. Bolts right in and you never have to adjust it or think about it.

John
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-04-2020, 04:16 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,287
Posted By john in illinois
Re: Model A Distributor with Centrifugal Advance

A friend got a Nurex advance with his new rebuilt engine and he likes it.
Had it a couple of years.

John
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-30-2020, 08:25 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 599
Posted By john in illinois
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-28-2020, 04:38 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,197
Posted By john in illinois
Re: Helpful Tips: Removing Perch Bolts From The Front Axle, Model A

The way I remove the bolts is to use an air hammer on the bottom of the perch.
Grind a bit or buy a hammer bit like a flat punch. With the nut to center it,hit it with the air hammer. Iusually have...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-28-2020, 04:30 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,197
Posted By john in illinois
Re: Helpful Tips: Removing Perch Bolts From The Front Axle, Model A

There is no harm heating an axle to drop it or straighten it. It is a forging and was made by heating. Let it air cool only.

John
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-27-2020, 04:51 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,001
Posted By john in illinois
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-26-2020, 04:47 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,001
Posted By john in illinois
Re: model B motor in model A chassis

John,thanks for that interesting history. The Ford flatheads had the number on the transmission housing. Did they fit under the same rule? 32 on.

John
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-26-2020, 09:52 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 867
Posted By john in illinois
Re: Sacrificial Anode

I put a screw in anode in each side of the aluminum manifold. Have not taken anything apart to see how they work.

https://www.boatzincs.com/engine.html

John
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-23-2020, 08:22 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 549
Posted By john in illinois
Re: Starting the flathead with Chevy Distributor

Dick, is this for your A V8? If so find the ignition wire from the switch and hook it to + side of coil. - side of coil goes to points.

John
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-23-2020, 06:45 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 549
Posted By john in illinois
Re: Starting the flathead with Chevy Distributor

Dick I would suggest a 12V coil that does not use a resistor such as a Bosch blue or NAPA coil. Much simpler. switch to coil, coil to points.

John
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-22-2020, 07:51 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 777
Posted By john in illinois
Re: Mice in the rear quarter

"Biocide systems Auto Shocker" got rid of mouse smell after cleaning out nest in 2015 F150 air conditioner ducts. Follow their directions on can it absorbs the odor. I purchased it on internet, maybe...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-20-2020, 02:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 880
Posted By john in illinois
Re: Best repo ring and pinion?

I used Motive gears in my AV8 roadster and they are excellent. They make gears for Ferrari. I have also used them in 3 Model A rear ends that I reBuilt for club members.

John
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-16-2020, 04:56 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,685
Posted By john in illinois
Re: Begging to be a hot rod.

When I bought my 30 Tudor in2007,my wife said she would like to be able to drive places.

I restored all the mechanicals to new condition. Engine rebuild with touring engine from Antique Engine....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-14-2020, 04:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 376
Posted By john in illinois
Re: Pertonix Coil Performance

I do not know how a higher voltage coil affects a model A distributor. I have not tried one.

I do know that a high secondary voltage due to a hotter coil causes premature wear on rotor and cap...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-09-2020, 04:50 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 527
Posted By john in illinois
Re: GAV needle threads... unique to this component?

I am just dealing with this now. We are rebuilding some model B carbs. The GAV
Is 1/4-24 and we need a 1/4 24 bolt for a puller to remove the GAV.

Model T magnet bolts are 1/4-24 ,but they are...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-06-2020, 04:59 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,620
Posted By john in illinois
Re: Electronic ignition advise

It is funny that I have been told several times “it is very reliable, mine only quit once and now I carry a spare”.

I have driven 27k miles and never had an ignition failure with my 1930 Tudor...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-03-2020, 04:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 366
Posted By john in illinois
Re: Drive In Grease Fittings

I bought some drive in modern fittings and they were way too large for my 30 Tudor. The ones I previously installed just took a straight in couple of taps. These I couldnt get started.

John
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-01-2020, 04:34 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,045
Posted By john in illinois
Re: Compression Test Results

Good to hear. Your mom will love it.


John
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-31-2020, 06:36 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,703
Posted By john in illinois
Re: Oversized Brake Drums

I have read on the HAMB or here that there is a company that will reline any drum back to new diameter. They were expensive but it might be with looking into.

John
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