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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 08:34 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 222
Posted By jhowes
Re: Carburetor question

My answer to a question like that is to remove the carburetor and rebuild. Either you do it or have a guy that knows Model A's do it for you. Someone in your club must know someone that can...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 03:05 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 156
Posted By jhowes
Differential Carrier Bearings

Does anyone have a good way of getting the bearings off of the carrier? Jack
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-13-2019, 10:13 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 788
Posted By jhowes
Re: new 30 roadster electrical...........

ronn; The ideas that you have gotten on this forum are good for
troubleshooting but for further knowledge the studs on the coil will both be at 6 volts when the key if OFF. Depending on where...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-09-2019, 10:06 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 628
Posted By jhowes
Re: block cleaning

It makes me nervous to say this but I pulled a block out of the ground and cleaned it electrically but I left the block in solution for 10 months or so. I occasionally had to replace the cathode (or...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-07-2019, 07:40 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,390
Posted By jhowes
Re: Prices Up ?

Keith True and others, can you divulge the prices that you are getting. Are they in the range that Joe K mentioned. Just curious. Jack
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-05-2019, 09:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 654
Posted By jhowes
Re: 3-digit engine numbers......

Brent; I have a friend that has an early Maxwell, I think an 11 and I would bet that he knows nothing about the group that you are referencing. If you think it makes sense give me some contact...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-03-2019, 06:26 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 992
Posted By jhowes
Re: Motor Rebuilding

The builder that Dick has recommended has prices that are in line with any that I have seen so far. Having just completed a rebuild on my own engine, he is very reasonable I did everything that I...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-01-2019, 08:10 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 554
Posted By jhowes
Re: differential assembly

Thanks Larry, I wish I had thought of the light bulb method of heating the bearing, I had considered putting it in the wifes' oven but didn't. Now the problem is to remove the bearing where I have...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-31-2019, 01:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 554
Posted By jhowes
Re: differential assembly

I found that the bearings were not fully seated on the carrier. The space measured about 30+ thousands behind the bearings. After some persuasion I was able to close that up to less than 10...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-31-2019, 07:56 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 554
Posted By jhowes
Re: differential assembly

Again thanks Larry for the tips. I have to say that the mirror trick with a bright light needs better eyes than what this 85 year old has. I am in the process of taking everything apart again and...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-30-2019, 08:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 554
Posted By jhowes
Re: differential assembly

Joe K, No mismatch and I have double checked the races and bearings. The only thing I can figure is that the races are not fully seated but they seem to be and won't seat any further in. My main...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-30-2019, 02:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 554
Posted By jhowes
differential assembly

As I add and subtract gaskets to adjust the preload I find that I am up- to 62 thousands worth of gaskets on the one side of the pumpkin and it still cannot be turned with my fingers on the ring...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-28-2019, 01:56 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,304
Posted By jhowes
Re: Proper way to re-torque?

As I remember; The reason for retorquing is that a new head gasket (that's not your case) will compress under the tightening of the head bolts and this compression squeezes the gasket. After a warm...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-28-2019, 07:46 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,304
Posted By jhowes
Re: Proper way to re-torque?

I forgot about the two nuts on the gooseneck. A socket will fit and you can torque it down but be careful, it tends to break the goose neck if some tricks are not used. The most common that I read...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-28-2019, 07:33 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,304
Posted By jhowes
Re: Proper way to re-torque?

I'm not smart enough to give you good answers to your questions, but I can share my experiences. Part # A6064T is the Snyders number for the tool that will allow you to torque down the bolt under...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-26-2019, 03:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 679
Posted By jhowes
Re: Indian head shellac

jw hash; I am setting up my preload with gaskets as Tom suggests. So far so good and when I am satisfied with the results, I will take it apart and use the shellac to seal the pumpkin with the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-26-2019, 01:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 679
Posted By jhowes
Indian head shellac

I have been following tom mendy's tutorial on rebuilding my differential. He says he prefers indian head shellac for the gaskets on the pumpkin. In the hardware store they have two different kinds...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-16-2019, 03:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 975
Posted By jhowes
Re: the dreaded crack

Save the block. I had a similar problem and ground a V in the crack (be careful, you can go right through a block. How do I know?) Then I filled the V crack with marine grade epoxy. You can find...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-15-2019, 07:18 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,825
Posted By jhowes
Re: chattering sound

As I recall it is copper side out. Do you recommend the two piece gasket or the one? Please correct me where I'm wrong. Jack
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-13-2019, 08:14 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 352
Posted By jhowes
Re: Skirts or no skirts? Spark Plug question not...

I think this has to do with the heat range of the plug, but I am not a spark plug guy so maybe someone that knows will chime in. Jack
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-13-2019, 07:55 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,318
Posted By jhowes
Re: Rear End Pressure

Wait a minute . Why is there a problem when it has been OK for the last 90 years? Henry had some way to make it work. I can see with an overdrive that it is not the same as Henry designed it to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-10-2019, 09:56 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 769
Posted By jhowes
Re: 1930 BB? What do we really have here?

I don't see anything BB about this truck. It has the manual spark advance and no pictures of the passenger side of the engine so you cannot see the possible fuel pump and the gas tank is in the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-10-2019, 09:00 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 541
Posted By jhowes
Re: What a good deal! 28 AA tanker

I might be wrong but I thought that the 28 only came with the car 3-speed and the auxiliary. high low gear box. Jack
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-07-2019, 08:58 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 717
Posted By jhowes
Re: Carb Issues

I would go back to where you "just picked up" the carb and get some satisfaction from the rebuilder. This is not right, the car should run with the gav at a 1/4 turn or so. Jack
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-05-2019, 12:03 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 668
Posted By jhowes
Re: Carrier bearing shim

If beer cans are to thick then try one or more layers of aluminum foil. The stuff measures about .001" or so. Jack
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