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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-26-2019, 09:34 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 495
Posted By sofield
Re: Shackle Bore Alignment

Since you have the spring in place leave the u-bolts loose which will give the spring a little movement to shift as you install shackles. Then with the spring spreader in place go back tighten the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-11-2019, 03:32 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,542
Posted By sofield
Re: 8 volt battery in 6 volt car

I am just looking for a knowledge based cause and effect of this set up has on the various electrical components of a Model A.
Sofield
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-10-2019, 05:30 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,542
Posted By sofield
8 volt battery in 6 volt car

If using a 8 Volt battery what is the effect on all the 6 volt parts?
Starter motor, all bulbs, coil, generator, horn, 6 volt signal stat, ammeter etc.
Your answers are appreciated.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-07-2019, 07:25 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,573
Posted By sofield
Re: Club Thinning

I would like to see our club use a number of these suggestions to recruit new members
sofield
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-27-2019, 06:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,236
Posted By sofield
Re: Headlight wiring

If you don't have the tabs on the lower part of the radiator use black cable ties going through the core and fasten on the front side of the radiator.
Sofield
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-24-2019, 08:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,394
Posted By sofield
Re: Bad manifold gaskets

I will make the assumption that you are using gland rings in the four exhaust ports and the rings won’t allow the manifold to seat properly between the manifold and block causing the gasket to leak...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-22-2019, 12:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 936
Posted By sofield
Timesaver Paste to final fit Ford A main & Rod Brg

Has any club members used Timesaver Paste for the final fit of main & rod babbett bearings? If so what is your experience and results and which grade of Timesaver paste did you use. Thanks for all...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-19-2018, 12:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,364
Posted By sofield
Re: Rebuilding Zenith Carburetor

Do what thread #2 says, But might have to do it a couple before it breaks loose.
Good Luck
Sofield
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-30-2018, 09:54 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,336
Posted By sofield
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-05-2018, 08:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 747
Posted By sofield
Rotor to dizzy body gap

I have not been able to establish the recommended .025 between body to rotor gap. I have changed bodies, rotors and both at the same time. They vary as much as .020 - .060 at each of the 4 points...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-27-2018, 02:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,664
Posted By sofield
Smile Re: Many hours of labor

loosen the gas cap. :cool::(
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-26-2018, 10:09 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,266
Posted By sofield
Re: Rear axle shims- one or two?

I find the best way to install shims is to place the shim/s in the hub and line them up with the slot in the hub. That way the shim can't slid inward on the axle with the possibility of damaging the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-22-2018, 11:51 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,347
Posted By sofield
Re: Selling/trading Model A parts

Have the tires ever been mounted? Or they just 2 years old?
Sofield
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-11-2018, 11:58 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,102
Posted By sofield
Re: Front Spring Shackle Removal

Hello
Are you talking about the shackle bushings in both the spring and/or spring perches? Are you using a bushing driver that is designed for that purpose? Keep moving the bushing back and forth at...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-11-2018, 07:51 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,036
Posted By sofield
Re: No compression

It's time to consider your compression is your problem.

Sofield
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-28-2018, 10:08 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,165
Posted By sofield
Re: 28 pickup rear spring

You must keep the same height of the spring at the center bolt after you remove any number leaves. Measure the height before you take it a part. Example if you take 2 leaves out you must add 2 short...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-28-2018, 09:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 668
Posted By sofield
Re: 1930 Model A Front Crossmember

Go to a truck spring repair shop and they will make up the U-Bolts to fit your cross member and help with the spring fit.

Sofield
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-15-2018, 09:17 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,099
Posted By sofield
Re: Oversize stop light brake clevis pin

Simple solution, buy a new clevis & pin.
Sofield
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-11-2018, 09:33 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 808
Posted By sofield
Re: Backing plate bolts too long?

Wouldn't it be just as easy to place a proper sized flat washer on the bolt before you insert it in the axle housing flange? The washer can be gotten very easily at any hardware store.

Sofield
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-25-2018, 07:53 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,408
Posted By sofield
Re: New Front Spring

I use lock washers and torque to 70 lbs. Grease the spring pocket with wheel bearing grease I don't use the frame webbing on top of the spring but I regularly make sure I oil the crank support 4th...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-22-2018, 06:44 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 722
Posted By sofield
Float A Motor Rear Mounts

On today’s threads there were a few threads that referred to Float Motor Rear Mounts. Keep in mind that the Ford rear motor mounts that are bolted between the frame and flywheel housing is an...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-16-2018, 06:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,244
Posted By sofield
Rear end rebuild/using new bearings with old brg

Lets assume the carrier races good. Is it wise to use new bearings with old races on a rebuild? Or are we heading down the road looking for problems of rear end noise and early bearing failure. What...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-12-2018, 05:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,316
Posted By sofield
Re: 31 Tudor new brake rods need to bend?

Going right to your question, from the pictures the brake levers need to be reversed L to R and R to L. They is a twist in each lever. Remember the measurement from lever to lever across the axle...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-31-2018, 07:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,000
Posted By sofield
Re: starter grommet install

Katy is correct based on the year of your car. Drill out old rivets and replace with pop rivets

Good Luck
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-31-2018, 07:26 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,092
Posted By sofield
Re: Front spring u bolts

I believe if you order new U bolts from any of the "A" parts suppliers you will probably receive the same length U bolts as the original which you say are to short. A truck spring repair shop will...
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