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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-25-2017, 12:11 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 480
Posted By pat in Santa Cruz
Re: Gemmer steering box

its an F-100 box. They do adjust, but feel sloppy even when adjusted. As mentioned above, ask Randy Gross
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-10-2017, 06:49 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,409
Posted By pat in Santa Cruz
Re: The Jeffery Automobile Company

I do service work for a collector in Santa Cruz who has a 1914 Jeffery with the big 6 cylinder engine. It's an amazingly well engineered car. One of the fascinating aspects of it is the starter: The...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-28-2015, 11:33 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,279
Posted By pat in Santa Cruz
Re: front brake drum ???

the one with the holes is a 31 cast iron drum. If its model A it is 11 inches. '32 and up were 12 inches. The guys are correct that cast and steel have differing friction coefficients and both drums...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-10-2015, 12:25 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,413
Posted By pat in Santa Cruz
Re: Fuel tank cleaning

if its dried gasoline, a radiator shop chemical boil out will do it. But if its rust or old tank sealer, the baffles will prevent any large media from getting at all the rust or liner behind the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-30-2015, 01:10 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,994
Posted By pat in Santa Cruz
Re: Drag link to tie rod

if you put a shortened pittman arm on, not only will it steer more easily, but the tie rod and drag link will be further apart
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-16-2015, 08:00 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,383
Posted By pat in Santa Cruz
Re: Installing a Mitchell Overdrive

you might want a rubber bellows to slip over your new shift lever
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-01-2015, 09:56 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,898
Posted By pat in Santa Cruz
Re: hard steering

is the steering box full of grease or gear oil? grease will make it hard.

Should be 600w, but since thats not really available and anyway they leak a lot, Pennrite steering lube is preferred.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-23-2015, 06:41 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,969
Posted By pat in Santa Cruz
Re: tire blow out on trip to walla walla

thank you Steve and Jack. See you this afternoon. Beers on me
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-23-2015, 06:20 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,048
Posted By pat in Santa Cruz
Re: 31 Slant Window firewall badge placement?

my august 31 SW has no manufacturers plate either. Its a briggs, but I only know that from the briggs bug on the dash rail framing and from the rear window registers
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-21-2015, 06:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,969
Posted By pat in Santa Cruz
tire blow out on trip to walla walla

one of my new Coker Classic 6:50 16s blew out the side wall in Susanville today, on the grade to Alturas, along a 1000 foot drop off with no shoulder. Not funny. The tire has less than 3000 miles on...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-19-2015, 05:09 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,516
Posted By pat in Santa Cruz
Re: Moderl A broke down in Woodstock New Brunswick

Thank you to everyone who offered help. That's what I love about old car folks, they're always there for someone who needs help. Will is gonna haul it back to San Jose as the differential is locked...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-19-2015, 05:05 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,516
Posted By pat in Santa Cruz
Re: Packing for Walla Walla

five cars leaving from Los Gatos Saturday morning. We'll see y'all at the meet
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-18-2015, 05:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,516
Posted By pat in Santa Cruz
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-18-2015, 12:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,516
Posted By pat in Santa Cruz
Moderl A broke down in Woodstock New Brunswick

My friends Will and Carla broke an axle on their 31 SW sedan heading back to Calif from the lobsters and lighthouses tour. They are presently trying to get the car towed to Bangor. Are there any...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-15-2015, 12:55 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,086
Posted By pat in Santa Cruz
Re: Tight engine UPDATE

First thing I thought was starter. It might have had enough power to turn over the old engine with poor compression, but now it is too weak. Check grounds, contacts, brushes, commutator, bearings or...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-11-2015, 12:05 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,833
Posted By pat in Santa Cruz
Re: Barn fresh AA farm truck

pre 31 gas tanks had the steering column clamp soldered and riveted to the tank. 31 columns are suspended from the dash rail and the tanks have no clamp. Commercial cowl bands are painted, not...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-10-2015, 11:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,492
Posted By pat in Santa Cruz
Re: Radius ball shim

it will work its way to the bottom unless you tack weld it up top.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-10-2015, 11:44 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,712
Posted By pat in Santa Cruz
Re: Mitchell 26% or 36%?

to some degree it also depends on the body type. A roadster is much lighter than a woodie wagon. Higher gears might work OK on a roadster. On my wagon, there is a 33% Borg Warner with a 3:78 rear,...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-10-2015, 09:09 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,155
Posted By pat in Santa Cruz
Re: Drum brake ovality?

Lucas, it sounds like you are reluctant to do whats necessary to get good brakes. Of course the seller would tell you the brakes are "rebuilt". Most replies here are telling you the truth: those are...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-10-2015, 08:37 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,833
Posted By pat in Santa Cruz
Re: Barn fresh AA farm truck

31 gas tank, one 30 front wheel, one 31 front wheel, splash aprons appear to be 31, frame is a 31 parallel frame. My first A was an AA. I love these trucks
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-31-2015, 09:21 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,662
Posted By pat in Santa Cruz
Re: Dry Chemical Fire Extinguisher Mess?

We had an engine fire once at a place I worked. The dry extinguisher put it out pronto. There was powder all over the shop, not just the engine. It took some sweeping, dusting, vacuuming, washing...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-27-2015, 08:20 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,845
Posted By pat in Santa Cruz
Re: Spark lever question

I would also check the wire between the two plates. Its not uncommon for it to short against the spring or the side of the distributor when the lever is in certain positions that cause it to make...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-27-2015, 08:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,997
Posted By pat in Santa Cruz
Re: radius rod ball

its a challenge, but you can get them out. Pull the wishbone down and block it with a piece of wood to get clearance, remove the top ball socket, pull the small retainer pin, pull out the felt if...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-11-2015, 11:39 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,141
Posted By pat in Santa Cruz
Re: Changing Differential Oil

I use this....works like a charm
http://www.amazon.com/Lubrication-Hand-Operated-Bucket-Dispenser/dp/B0002SRJDQhttp://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/31Fw8hzwgjL._SY300_.jpg
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-11-2015, 11:27 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 6,717
Posted By pat in Santa Cruz
Re: Excelsior Radial Tires

one fellow in our club replaced his 19'' bias with 19 inch Excelsior Stahl Sport Radials right after they became available. He has driven almost 30K miles on them before replacing them. They still...
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