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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-27-2020, 12:02 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 552
Posted By Tom Endy
Re: Brake switch issues

Both Bratton's and Snyder's carry the good quality A&L brake light switch. I just bought one from Bratton's, cost was $50. What is strange is that both also carry the poor quality switch for $7.50. ...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-26-2020, 12:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 316
Posted By Tom Endy
Re: 1930 Tudor rain gutters

Many thanks to those that responded. We were able to get both rain gutters off without damage to them. We also removed the wood header with much struggle. Many rusted nails and screws. The main thing...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-25-2020, 10:01 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 552
Posted By Tom Endy
Re: Brake switch issues

I recommend you replace the brake light switch. From the photo it appears to be one of the poor quality reproductions from Asia that were around a number of years ago. They are very poorly made and...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-24-2020, 02:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 316
Posted By Tom Endy
1930 Tudor rain gutters

We are in the process of removing the top material from a 1930 Tudor. It is an area of expertise I am not familiar with, so I need some guidance from those who have proceeded before me. What holds...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-22-2020, 09:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 411
Posted By Tom Endy
Re: 1930 Tudor visor

Many thanks to those that responded. We found a spot weld on each side 1.25" above the screw. We cut the weld with a die grinder and got the visor and the metal header off.

Tom Endy
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-21-2020, 11:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 411
Posted By Tom Endy
1930 Tudor visor

I need some help from someone who has ever removed the visor from above the windshield on a 1930 Tudor. We were able to remove the two screws on either side of the windshield and we removed the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-19-2020, 11:36 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 300
Posted By Tom Endy
Re: Hub Production History

See attached article.

Tom Endy
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-18-2020, 03:59 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,198
Posted By Tom Endy
Re: Need Help in Identifying Location of Short

Alternators have a series of diodes in the output. A diode has a small amount of reverse current, it is not like a switch.

The same thing applies to a cutout that has been modified with a diode....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-17-2020, 04:40 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,198
Posted By Tom Endy
Re: Need Help in Identifying Location of Short

Attached are a couple of electrical trouble shooting articles that may be of help.

Tom Endy
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-17-2020, 01:45 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,450
Posted By Tom Endy
Re: English language - a bit off topic

During the early 1970's I worked for the airline movie system division of Bell & Howell. On a trip to Sydney, Australia I was given a tour of their Bell & Howell manufacturing plant. I noticed that...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-17-2020, 12:15 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,198
Posted By Tom Endy
Re: Need Help in Identifying Location of Short

See attached article.

Tom Endy
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-17-2020, 12:06 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 584
Posted By Tom Endy
Re: Fly wheel ring gear

Several of us have had the experience with repo starter ring gears pulling forward away from the stop on the flywheel and jamming the starter. The solution was to take it to a machine shop and have...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-15-2020, 09:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 435
Posted By Tom Endy
Re: King pin spacers

See attached document.

Tom Endy
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-12-2020, 09:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 274
Posted By Tom Endy
Re: 1930 Tudor door glass

Grant:
Many thanks. I had previously looked on the top of the doors thinking there may be screws there, but I did not see any. I looked again after your post and found them. There are three on the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-12-2020, 07:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 274
Posted By Tom Endy
1930 Tudor door glass

Several of us are in the process of restoring a 1930 Tudor. One of the tasks is to clean up the window cranks and replace the window felts. The two back windows and cranks came out very easy. The two...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-11-2020, 12:27 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 928
Posted By Tom Endy
Re: engine rpm at idle

See attached article about Model A RPM.

Tom Endy
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-10-2020, 02:08 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,656
Posted By Tom Endy
Re: Distributor stuck

To avoid this problem I make it a practice to remove the distributor each time I change the oil. I eliminated the cable clamp on the #8 head stud years ago to avoid disturbing the head bolt torque....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-08-2020, 12:17 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,239
Posted By Tom Endy
Re: Shifting Problem

The ball has to fit in the slots with a little bit of clearance. If there is a high spot it can jam things up. You could also have a fork that is slightly bent, It is difficult to tell, and will...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-08-2020, 11:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 402
Posted By Tom Endy
Re: carburator leak ???

If fuel is leaking from the small weep hole at the bottom of the lower casting it is likely because the float valve is not shutting off completely. This allows the fuel level in the reservoir to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-04-2020, 02:06 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 966
Posted By Tom Endy
Re: Fuse....

It may be that you have a poor ground on the battery that is allowing the generator voltage to run wild. Check the connection of the ground strap to the frame. It is out of sight and may have been...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-29-2020, 12:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 301
Posted By Tom Endy
drag link

The Model A drag link has a long end and a short end. It is installed with the long end attached to the pitman arm on my Victoria. However, it can be reversed. No one I have spoken with knows which...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-28-2020, 09:06 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,608
Posted By Tom Endy
Re: Poor quality transmission roller bearings

See the attached article. It shows a photo of the poor quality bearings and explains how to tell the difference between good and bad.

Tom Endy
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-28-2020, 07:45 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,608
Posted By Tom Endy
Re: Poor quality transmission roller bearings

I think the Model A kingdom is in big trouble. The only roller bearings being manufactured for the model A transmission are these extremely poorly designed bearings that all the suppliers are now...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-26-2020, 01:25 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,967
Posted By Tom Endy
Re: What do you carry with you?

I carry a small canvass bag with common hand tools in it under the front seat. In the bag is also a trouble light for checking voltage points, a distributor by-pass cable, a feeler gauge, and a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-24-2020, 02:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 902
Posted By Tom Endy
Re: Model A engine pans

The tabs that bolt to the engine pan will want to break off due to vibration and flexing. When they do, they will let out a howl during de-acceleration. Best to make up some support brackets when...
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