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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-15-2021, 03:01 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,154
Posted By Doug Linden
Re: Stud removal; broken stud process Q.

As Terry Burtz suggests, using an EDM machine works great. I had a broken head stud removed locally by a shop that had those machines and the stud was removed quickly and the stud hole was in...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-14-2021, 04:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 636
Posted By Doug Linden
Re: Original interior?

It's not an original interior, but it looks very presentable. I would leave it as is. If you have a copy of the Restoration Guidelines all the factory interior materials are listed for each Model A...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-10-2021, 09:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 558
Posted By Doug Linden
Re: Cold Outside So Do I Run, Crank, Sit or Ignore?

Let it hibernate for a few months, with proper storage no harm will come. Leave it alone.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-10-2021, 09:55 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,028
Posted By Doug Linden
Re: Tires

A friend has 5.00/5.50 x 19 Lester Tires on his Town Sedan and likes the ride and looks of them.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-09-2021, 03:14 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,169
Posted By Doug Linden
Re: Fatigue Cracks In Model "A" Parts

Bob, this is a picture of a cracked radiator neck from the top tank. You can see the daylight shining through the crack. Since this is under the radiator shell, it makes it hard to spot.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-05-2021, 04:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 483
Posted By Doug Linden
Re: New guy here..my story

Feel free to contact the Pine Tree A's out of Kenneybunk. There is probably someone close you can contact for any information.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-03-2021, 05:07 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,294
Posted By Doug Linden
Re: Is there a way to determine the original color?

Not primed as we think today, but unpainted bodies were treated to a process called Bonderizing which provided a surface for paint to bond to.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-02-2021, 05:23 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 798
Posted By Doug Linden
Re: Tools...availability ?

I bought Craftsman tappet wrenches years ago and they may now be available now at ACE, Lowe's or Home Depot. Worth checking.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-02-2021, 05:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 470
Posted By Doug Linden
Re: The A-17017 Spark Plug and Cylinder Head Wrench...

Steve, just looked in my tool box and my wrench has the # 50 in addition to the Moore logo.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-19-2021, 04:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 331
Posted By Doug Linden
Re: Model A Clubs near Syracuse

The Mohican Model A club is located in Vernon Center.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-10-2021, 09:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 706
Posted By Doug Linden
Re: Paint v/s Japaning

In the Nov-Dec 2019 issue of The Restorer magazine there was a good article on how to make you own Japan Black Enamel and how to apply it to the carburetor.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-05-2021, 09:29 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,127
Posted By Doug Linden
Re: Bendix Drive Question??

Thanks for the report Stuart. I have put on over 120K mile on my model A and during that time I have had one spring break and one bolt fall out. I don't think that is all that bad for the miles...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-24-2020, 10:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,178
Posted By Doug Linden
Re: Restoration of Markings on a Fuel Gauge

There is a good article on restoring the Fuel Gauge in the 2013 May-June issue of The Restorer magazine. If you have copy of it handy check it out.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-17-2020, 09:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,113
Posted By Doug Linden
Re: rear wheel stud installation

My local auto machine shop has the tools in house to that work, maybe you could check around your area to find a shop that can do this job for you.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-11-2020, 09:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 667
Posted By Doug Linden
Re: Automatic in A

John LaVoy has started a series in his Model A Times magazine about installing an automatic tranny in a Model A. The Fall 2020 issue is the start of the information.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-07-2020, 09:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 775
Posted By Doug Linden
Re: Ford Model A engine noise

Sounds like a vacuum leak between the carb and manifold. If you have a Tillotson carb the flange can warp, you can use a flat file on the carb to smooth it out and a new gasket should help.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-03-2020, 09:16 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,791
Posted By Doug Linden
Re: AAA for breakdowns in antique?

I have used them a few times and they have always been very careful with the Model A.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-02-2020, 08:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,008
Posted By Doug Linden
Re: Spring perch removal ?

Heavy duty 1" air hammer.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-28-2020, 08:26 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,643
Posted By Doug Linden
Re: Preston “ALL VEHICLES” Antifreeze

How about your local autoparts store, they should have some brand of GREEN ethylene glycol (which is an IAT opposed to OAT/HOAT compound) antifreeze.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-25-2020, 04:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 492
Posted By Doug Linden
Re: Front Spindle Measurements

Joe, just measured a spare I had.
inner = 1.189"
outer = .750"
Hope this helps.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-25-2020, 02:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 488
Posted By Doug Linden
Re: 6v t0 12 v

Yes, as Herb Concord says, the key is using proper size wire. I was having an intermittent problem and cleaned all the connections and used new 14g wire and the problem disappeared. These OD's...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-16-2020, 09:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 816
Posted By Doug Linden
Re: Borg-Warner OD Wiring

yes that will work fine
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-13-2020, 09:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 541
Posted By Doug Linden
Re: Bearing adjustments

I would check all the babbitt bearings (Rods & Mains) at 20K intervals.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-13-2020, 09:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 708
Posted By Doug Linden
Re: 1/2” Bendix

The issue is that it is not a Bendix starter drive, the 1/2" shaft used an Able starter drive which are not available. Easier to change to a starter with a 5/8" drive.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-06-2020, 08:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 816
Posted By Doug Linden
Re: Borg-Warner OD Wiring

I think the switch you installed is better than the kickdown switch.
Also make sure you check the oil regularly as the planetary gear needs lubrication or the small needle bearings will fail.
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