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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 12:06 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 407
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Shock fluid substitute

Motorcycle fork oils will give a choice of viscosity
I once found charts of testing of motorcycle fork oils, in the viscosity range automatic transmission fluid worked as well as the best, there...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-11-2019, 10:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 707
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Big Bore/Small Bore Model A Engine Block

It was about "taxable " horsepower, a formula using bore and stroke, the way it works is smaller bore made for less tax,
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-11-2019, 10:05 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,840
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: LED Headlights

Here are pictures of original bulbs, at 6 volts, the beam has good cutoff, quite defined edges of the beam, without the lens the round "spotlight " beam, sharp defined edge , not much light outside...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-11-2019, 12:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 620
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: jack

For in the A I use the original later version screw jack, in the shop I have a Art Deco Manly, and a long frame walker
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-10-2019, 03:48 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 807
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Main bearing oil leak

Where is the oil level--- if it is touching the "F" lower the level till it's a ways below the full mark
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-07-2019, 07:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 270
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: 36-37 wide 5 brake drums

sometime like april-may 36 the change was made, smaller bearing, hardened sleeve, replaceable
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-06-2019, 02:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 385
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Front Wheel Bearing Problem ??

wheel bearing loose usually move every direction , ----look closer at tie rod/drag link
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-06-2019, 01:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 365
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: 34 roadster light switch

How are you checking for power??, with no load a voltmeter can show voltage through a poor connection, but it will disappear as soon as a load is on the circuit ---try a jumper on the back side, I...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-05-2019, 09:59 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,309
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: After Sandblastig...What have you found...

I like "picklex20", I have stuff hanging around that was treated over 5 years ago, the treated metal welds nicer too, on modern cars that live outside I have stopped repeating reoccurring rust...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-04-2019, 10:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 421
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Powermaster vs Whitney

I looked at the Whitney website and they don't recommend the use of halogen headlights--- I have halogen headlights, I'll keep the original generator that works them just fine, and I can hand crank...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-04-2019, 08:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 852
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Non stock Muffler?

I put a Mercedes rear muffler from a 80s turbo diesel on my smiths compressor, the muffler pipe is about 2-1/2 inches dia, straight through, very quiet ----pffft pffft pffft pffft
a good...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-04-2019, 07:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 546
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Fort Wayne clutch claims setting is correct.

I have the original Ford transmission/clutch repair book

11/16---0,687 gauge is for the 1935 on "V8" 9" pressure plate, that is the setting spec for that pressure plate, and the clutch disc...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-01-2019, 04:19 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 517
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Sand Blast Box air pressure

I regulate the pressure to 45 lbs, cuts good and it doesn't make the media into dust as fast, I keep the big pressure pot sandblaster to that pressure too--- air lasts longer, media lasts longer,...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-31-2018, 09:42 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,266
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: No need to go 70mph

I would think a "modified" car should go more than 70, I have done that with stock system, I am going for 75 with stock zenith, figured if Ford put the numbers there it should be able to get there if...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-30-2018, 10:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 334
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: flywheel ring gear and bendix

Once the flywheel is turning faster than the starter is spinning it the bendix should disengage, is it staying engaged after the engine starts?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-30-2018, 02:22 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,999
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: This is funny

What oil should I use?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-29-2018, 03:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 238
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Help identify, Model A timing gear?

yes, a,aa,b, with metal center,probably worn, soon to fail if put back in service
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-29-2018, 07:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 463
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: First time flathead cam removal

If you just want to know "what" cam it is there may be markings on the end, possibly under the gear, but most likely you need the cam in the engine to use a dial indicator and degree wheel to plot...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-28-2018, 09:48 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 779
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Leaking wheel cylinders!

I have learned to take apart all new or rebuilt wheel cylinders, have found chips and metal grindings stuck in the rubbers, bleeder passaged drilled so 1/3 of the air would be trapped, and the above...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-28-2018, 02:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 508
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Windshield Glass Type

Original windshields were laminated------ if you look in the service bulletins there are pictures of the original markings
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-26-2018, 04:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 625
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Worst Rear Main Seal

I had one when first putting my car together, didn't use it, several years ago found it--- dropped it and the rubber shattered into many pieces-- made me glad about that decision, still no leaks with...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-26-2018, 10:20 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 378
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Clutch finger adjust question

from the Ford clutch and transmission book , form 3697-47
adjust release levers with new clutch disc or .340 thick gauge plate, adjust to a distance of 3/4 inch ----so you need a 3/4 instead of...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-24-2018, 09:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 597
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Model A Parking Brake build

perhaps you can get a replacement parking brake shaft housing for the backing plate, then weld the ratchet to it and a bracket to mount on frame (the tube is brattons part # 3820)
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-24-2018, 09:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 408
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: wheel size

19" for 30,31
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-21-2018, 05:56 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,877
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Serial number size

Depending on date of manufacture some of the numbers have a different font from normal number stamps ---- there are pictures in the service bulletins
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