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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-07-2021, 02:28 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 384
Posted By Cape Codder
Re: The Ace Mechanic Again

What a great opportunity that is for you! Wish I could be so lucky.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-05-2021, 10:27 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 910
Posted By Cape Codder
Re: Brake Conundrum

I agree with what Chris in WNC states. Well rebuilt original brakes work Great!
AND, NO Wheel Cylinders to leak!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-29-2021, 10:39 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,997
Posted By Cape Codder
Re: Front End Rebuild Questions

[B]Tacoma Bob[/B So did you observe any wear with the perch or axle or nut? With the cotter pin installed I cannot see how the nut could come loose.

I'm not saying the nut was not loose, but...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-29-2021, 10:34 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,997
Posted By Cape Codder
Re: Front End Rebuild Questions

I am in the same position of rebuilding the front end. As to the ends of the drag link and tie rod, I have always thought with new springs and cups installed, the end cap should be tightened until...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-27-2021, 07:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 450
Posted By Cape Codder
Re: trunk rack

I used the Heavy Duty brackets and then went over board and used Grade 8 Bolts to mount all of it!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-25-2021, 12:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 988
Posted By Cape Codder
Re: Tudor Window Felts

Can the question be changed to "Fordor" windows? Is there any info available for this body style?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-06-2021, 08:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 728
Posted By Cape Codder
Re: 1931 Wide Bed Pickup - Rear Fenders

I have seen a pair cut in half length wise, a piece taken out and welded back together. It sure looked great and you couldn't tell! BUT what would the labor charges be for something like that? ...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-27-2021, 11:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 532
Posted By Cape Codder
Re: Seat Removal

I understand you said you had a '29 BUT on my '30 BRIGGS Blindback the back is nailed to the bottom wood all the way around. The material is stretched over the metal and nailed under the bottom...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-19-2021, 05:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 719
Posted By Cape Codder
Re: front fender brace straightening

BUT, how is the curve in the light bar determined AND length?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-13-2021, 04:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 525
Posted By Cape Codder
Wheel Spindle Repair

Does any one know of a way or know of a person who can repair a wheel spindle in the area of the inner bearing?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-11-2021, 08:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 451
Posted By Cape Codder
Steering Box Adjustment

Some time ago I saw a step by step colored illustration (VERY nicely done I might add) and saved it, BUT apparently there were four pages to the set and I only have the last three. Can anyone lead...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-10-2021, 07:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 869
Posted By Cape Codder
Re: Replacing king pins

UNLESS it is like mine with axle King Pin holes elongated or egg shaped then the axle will need repair. Does your user name indicate type of Model A you possess?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-05-2021, 08:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 688
Posted By Cape Codder
Re: Cause of Blow By

Synchro909 - I'm talking about an engine with like 14,300+ miles on it. Are you saying that the rings are getting worn already OR should I not expect it to get much more mileage on it before...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-05-2021, 04:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 688
Posted By Cape Codder
Cause of Blow By

What is the cause of blow by in an engine?

The left side of the block in my car always has a mist of oil on it. I did the sock trick but many have said that is not a good idea. I have thought...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-25-2020, 12:54 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,404
Posted By Cape Codder
Re: are you guys putting the little screen inside the iron sediment bulb?

ericr - I too use the screen with good results! I'm not trying to pick holes in your post, but I'm sure you meant to say horizontal! There is also a paper one made but Im sorry I don't have a NAPA...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-23-2020, 11:29 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,379
Posted By Cape Codder
Re: Depth of threads for ratchet nut?

How were you able to tighten the bolt (stopping the motor from turning) and did you torque it or by feel?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-23-2020, 11:27 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,609
Posted By Cape Codder
Re: Topics one should cover in a "new head" walkthrough video

I hope that you will post a Notice here on fordbarn when you have completed the Video for viewing!

Thanks for trying to make the Video!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-23-2020, 11:21 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,952
Posted By Cape Codder
Re: Never Tried To Restore

I tried YEARS AGO to pour the Babbitt in a block with NO KNOWLEDGE of what I was doing. My neighbor was my assistant! He had NO KNOWLEDGE of what he was doing. Long story short when I poured the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-14-2020, 02:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 942
Posted By Cape Codder
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-13-2020, 04:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 942
Posted By Cape Codder
Re: 2 Tooth Steering Column

Thanks for the Addendum! I can relate to the frame number vs title. Mine is titled as a '30 but some small things indicate it is an early '31.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-13-2020, 01:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 942
Posted By Cape Codder
Re: 2 Tooth Steering Column

So I looked at both columns AGAIN and found no screws however I checked a THIRD column (which I have always thought it was a 28/29 because it is shorter than the other two) and could see two circle...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-12-2020, 07:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 942
Posted By Cape Codder
Re: 2 Tooth Steering Column

Thanks to all for the responses!

GRutter & 700rpm Seeing as you both said there are screws holding it, do they come from the side? I looked at both columns I have and cannot see any screws...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-12-2020, 05:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 942
Posted By Cape Codder
2 Tooth Steering Column

I have my steering column disassembled and want to install new Spark and Throttle rods w/Anti-Rattlers. I am assuming that the STEERING UPPER BUSHING must be removed so that I can install the rods,...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-05-2020, 09:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 632
Posted By Cape Codder
Re: 1931 Wide Bed Fender Question

I know of a wide bed truck that has fenders from a small bed truck. The owner had 1 1/2" to 2' cut out of the small bed fenders. Cannot tell they cam from the small bed.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-28-2020, 11:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,157
Posted By Cape Codder
Re: MAFCA Puzzle

shew01 - The puzzle is a different one each day of the "A" of the Day. It is on the right side of the home page on the MAFCA site. Below the picture a statement: A of the Day Puzzle - click here
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