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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 08:09 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,469
Posted By JoeCB
Re: Toe-in Alignment tool

Well this conversation explains a lot... Thanks all. Not knowing the correct procedure I had always checked my toe-in at hub level using the taught string 4 - wheel alignment procedure. Measuring...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-21-2019, 07:36 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,469
Posted By JoeCB
Re: Toe-in Alignment tool

Yes, that is what I'm looking for the length of the chains? Because the height off the ground of the tool ( not the car) will change the measured toe in. If one is to set toe in to a specification...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-20-2019, 10:25 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,469
Posted By JoeCB
Re: Toe-in Alignment tool

I like the four Texaco oil can idea... which brings up the question, how high off the ground do you measure the 1/16 inch or whatever the measure should be? Higher up will give a larger measure...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-26-2019, 11:14 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,068
Posted By JoeCB
Re: Alternative to anti-freeze to stop corrosion

I have used "water pump lube/anti rust" for years. For the last 10 - 12 years been using Sta -Lube brand Soluble Oil ( CRC No. SL2512) with good results. Says right on the label "For automotive and...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-17-2019, 08:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 922
Posted By JoeCB
Re: Something drifternt

Back about 1968 while an Engineering co-op student with GM, I had the opportunity to tour the GM Detroit Diesel plant here in Detroit on Telegraph Road. An unforgettable memory was standing in the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-05-2019, 11:36 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,100
Posted By JoeCB
Re: Preservation vs Restoration

I'm new to this forum, but have be with my Model A for 60 years. I do enjoy reading the widely varied opinions on the subject of original vs restored. My other "hobby" is Antique Outboard Motors,...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-30-2019, 10:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 661
Posted By JoeCB
Re: Engine mount rubber replacement

Quote … "It would be hard to over tighten the motor mounts if using the proper hardware with spacers as done by the factory. "
So are there bushings that go through the frame and space the motor...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-30-2019, 05:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 661
Posted By JoeCB
Engine mount rubber replacement

Is it possible to replace the rubber pads on the rear mount brackets on a complete assembled car (31 Coupe) ? Anyway to push the fame aside enough to slide in new rubber? And part two of the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-19-2019, 06:36 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,250
Posted By JoeCB
Re: Front and Rear Spring Restoration

Eaton Spring … that was a "blast from the past" . Last time I was in their shop was about 60 years ago. I bought a piece of annealed spring steel from which I made a cross bow
(plans in a Popular...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-18-2019, 06:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,244
Posted By JoeCB
Re: How to fix damaged threads

How about using a flat "spring nut" behind the stripped out hole. The spring nut would first have to be "stuck" to the back side of the sheet metal with perhaps a dab of epoxie/ bondo. I checked Mc...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-15-2019, 09:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 577
Posted By JoeCB
Shock fluid substitute

Just wondering original shock fluid was some glycerin based stuff, that was hygroscopic (absorbs water). If the car is used exclusively in mild weather, so viscosity change is not an issue can oil...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-10-2019, 02:27 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,641
Posted By JoeCB
Re: Seat belts - to be or not to be?

Now that makes a LOT of sense... hate to get pinched off between a seat belt and a broken loose car body.
Thanks for all the advice folks.
Irjones , I'll be in contact... Thank you

Joe B
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-09-2019, 09:59 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,641
Posted By JoeCB
Seat belts - to be or not to be?

After reading the story of the crashed 31 Coupe... got me thinking again about putting seat belts in my 31 Coupe. Even though I have been driving this car for the last 54 years with no belts, I do...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-02-2019, 11:35 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,481
Posted By JoeCB
Re: broken screws in oak, drill or give up?

What Stew said... for one or two applications you may be able to get away using a length of thin wall metal tubing, maybe even a piece of hydraulic brake line.
Being a "wood boat" guy, I know all...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-27-2018, 10:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,278
Posted By JoeCB
Re: N/D issue of Model A News Mystery Photo...

While we on the subject of bumpers... was original plating copper, nickel, chrome or just nickel, chrome?


Joe B
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-20-2018, 10:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 363
Posted By JoeCB
Re: Radius ball bolts

After reading a long post about how to retrieve bolts lost into the dark mysterious depths of the clutch housing. Suggest that you attach a length of thin wire to the bolts before removing and again...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-14-2018, 09:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 656
Posted By JoeCB
Re: Fuel Spark Arrestor in bottom of Tank, removal

Not to de-rail this thread, but after hearing of the complications resulting from dislodging the flame arrester, just how important is this little screen? Perhaps I have been living on borrowed time...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-13-2018, 07:44 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,687
Posted By JoeCB
Re: Did you read the blog about the issues with the Judging Standards

Russ I like your sign and the idea of a sign. Mine will say... "This 1931 Coupe is all original and was "restored" by a 17 year old kid in high school ( me) 58 years ago. Since then it has been...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-01-2018, 06:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,125
Posted By JoeCB
Re: What is it, is it valuable

Many a heavy duty jack stand had been made from the two axel housings over the last 90 years.


Joe B
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-10-2018, 09:40 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 503
Posted By JoeCB
Re: Axle tapper

Hello all, I'm new to the "Barn" but old with "A's". I'll do a proper introduction when I get more time.
As for the OP ? … I'm looking at a section of axle shaft, measures 1.165" dia.... or 29 and...
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