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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-16-2018, 01:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 243
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Re: Rear axle change 1931 ccpu

I forgot to mention. At your Ohio touring speed that you would like to tour at, if you like touring at 35 to 45 mph, the 3.78 rear axle ratio is pleasant to work with. Nothing wrong with 3.78 at...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-16-2018, 01:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 243
Posted By SSsssteamer
Re: Rear axle change 1931 ccpu

Charley, Our '31 CCPU has the 3.27 to one rear axle ratio and it is perfect for where we live. Our CCPU loafs along at 60 MPH and still has the power to pull the rolling hills that we have here in...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-03-2018, 11:08 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,400
Posted By SSsssteamer
Re: Zero compression #3 Cylinder

I have often had a valve stick on a rebuilt engines. Usually new valve guides and new valves take a hundred miles or so on them before they slide freely. Turn the engine over until both valves are...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-29-2018, 09:17 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,288
Posted By SSsssteamer
Re: Where are the best swap meets?

In March, Chickasaw, Oklahoma. In April, Bakersfield, California. Both good prewar swap meets.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-27-2018, 06:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 170
Posted By SSsssteamer
Re: 1929 Tudor Glass

Ditto. My savings were about half the price of the mail order glass, and there was no freight charge. You might just check more than one glass shop though. Many of the glass shops don't want to be...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-25-2018, 09:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 626
Posted By SSsssteamer
Re: New Pickup Bed Vs. rebuilding the Original?

I have gone both ways on the CCPU bed. 40 years ago I restored an original rusted out bed. I used the pick up a lot and two years ago I bought a new bed to replace the old one because the rust had...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-18-2018, 10:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 422
Posted By SSsssteamer
Re: Room in P-U Cab?

Standing at 6' 3" and all the while, I am getting more stove up, our CCPU was getting harder to comfortably drive. Trying to function in our '31 CCPU was becoming a challenge. Mods were made. 3"...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-30-2018, 09:28 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,242
Posted By SSsssteamer
Re: Are Model A coils polarity sensitive ??

To test whether or not the polarity of the coil is properly connected, with the motor running and a loose spark plug wire arcing to ground and creating a spark. Take a lead pencil and put the lead...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-25-2018, 10:32 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 424
Posted By SSsssteamer
Re: Axle Question

Heating to remove the spring perches is not a problem, but the egg shaped king pin holes are toast. For what it would take to rework the king pin holes, go find a better axle to use. At one time,...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-16-2018, 09:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 495
Posted By SSsssteamer
Re: Monroe Swap Meet May 19,20

Swap meet is located at Monroe, Washington, at the Evergreen Fair Grounds. I will be there too. Always looking..... Sometimes buying....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-11-2018, 11:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 524
Posted By SSsssteamer
Re: Car Cover question

We presently have 16 collector cars, and we have purchased many car covers through out the years. Many car covers have been totally misrepresented in their sales presentation. We do have a couple...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-06-2018, 08:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 347
Posted By SSsssteamer
Re: Narrow Pickup Bed parts...

I assembled two 1930/'31 Ford Model A pickups at one time. One bed was a nice original bed The second bed was a new bed, from Mac's I believe. Anyway, I used the old bed as a blue print to rivet...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-26-2018, 01:20 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 779
Posted By SSsssteamer
Re: 31 Model A Tail Light

Due to the pitch of the right rear fender from the left rear fender, the right and the left tail light brackets are stamped out differently from each other so as to match the side that they are to be...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-26-2018, 10:55 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 779
Posted By SSsssteamer
Re: 31 Model A Tail Light

Use no wood shims. Once you know that the fender is straight as the fender should be, and if the tail light still is not perpendicular to the ground, heat and bend the tail light bracket until the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-24-2018, 11:02 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 475
Posted By SSsssteamer
Re: 31 model a rear fenders

I have found that the right tail light brackets are not a perfect mirrored match for the left hand tail light brackets. First mount your left hand tail light bracket and it's tail light to the left...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-10-2018, 03:57 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,212
Posted By SSsssteamer
Re: '29 CCPU seat shopping - what do I need?

There is a missing horizontal seat support board that goes between the floor pan and the bottom of the bench seat spring. It stands on edge. You can see the holes for its screws in the seat riser...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-10-2018, 12:04 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 352
Posted By SSsssteamer
Re: BAKERSFIELD swap this Fri/Sat..13th/14th

I will be selling at the Bakersfield Swap Meet located at the Kern County Fairgrounds. I will be selling steam car parts out of space # D 10 I believe. The gates open to the public about 7 or 8 am...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-05-2018, 05:46 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,950
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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-31-2018, 05:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 724
Posted By SSsssteamer
Re: Steering

I have rebuilt the two tooth A steering box for the three of our Model A Ford and all three of them work excellent. To assist in making good steering, good shocks help, so does radial tires help,...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-30-2018, 03:37 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,093
Posted By SSsssteamer
Re: Removing dents from a 31 Radiator Shell

The different kinds of dents require different techniques and tools with what to remove the dents with. Analyze the dent and remove it slowly while analyzing the results of every move that you make....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-29-2018, 02:50 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,792
Posted By SSsssteamer
Re: Millennials decided on an "A"

I have owned most of all of the model A Ford body styles an my first choice is the Tudor. The model A Tudor I have found is the easiest for me to get in and out of, good for all weather enjoyment,...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-28-2018, 04:13 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,050
Posted By SSsssteamer
Re: Wind Wings

Beware. The wind wing glass that we have today is mandated by law to be made of tempered glass. Drilling a divot, notch, or a hole will usually make the tempered glass shatter into a pile of glass...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-27-2018, 03:39 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,050
Posted By SSsssteamer
Re: Wind Wings

Wind wing bracket photo taken from the right inside. You can see my new fasteners. They make a world of difference.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-27-2018, 11:48 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,050
Posted By SSsssteamer
Re: Wind Wings

Probably I should have said SAE fasteners rather than US fasteners. The reproduction import wind wing clamps that we get have metric fasteners that are tapped too shallow and are poorly fitted to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-26-2018, 09:03 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,050
Posted By SSsssteamer
Re: Wind Wings

I have had four open cars that I have installed the wind wings on. With each one of them, on the pinch clamps, I had to drill and tap for US fasteners that would not strip out and would properly be...
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