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Forum: Model-A 01-21-2022, 06:03 PM
Replies: 1
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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-15-2022, 02:37 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,142
Posted By duke36
Re: greasing new springs

Home Depot sells spray graphite; grind down the spring ends as many suggest to prevent gouging.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-15-2022, 02:30 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,253
Posted By duke36
Re: Modifying oil pump.

Isn't Specialty Motor the Stipes shock guys? Quality stuff.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-06-2022, 01:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 655
Posted By duke36
Re: Unusual Marvel top casting

I believe #7 is the fuel bowl vent in the dissection from prior thread. If referring to this diagram, the brass idle mixture screw should go directly in to the venturi. (#7).
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-03-2022, 11:09 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 410
Posted By duke36
Air Balance : Marvel Carb?

Does a Marvel Carb need (or is there a method) to be air balanced for an air filter ? Also, should a drip hole be provided in the air throat bottom ?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-02-2022, 02:48 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,752
Posted By duke36
Re: Zenith Rebuilding

Suggest get Paul Moller's orange cover book on rebuilding Model A carbs.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-23-2021, 10:48 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,848
Posted By duke36
Re: Has Anyone Ever Seen a Model "A" With Cowl Lights on the Fender?

Service Bulletins and latest issue of Model A News (MARC)shows them
Forum: Model-A 12-12-2021, 01:21 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 246
Posted By duke36
Side cover Oil filter rt. angle adapter

Wanted: Older alum. oil filter rt. angle adapter Ford M-6880-A50 90 previously sold by vendors, to fit full flow side valve cover..
The new blue ones (B50) have metric fittings and don't fit...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-08-2021, 11:17 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,406
Posted By duke36
Re: Jay Lubricator

Decades ago the Restorer magazine had an article about adding a PCV valve from the valve cover to the wiper port on intake manifold. It may potentially aspirate oil mist into the manifold and perhaps...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-18-2021, 11:20 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 674
Posted By duke36
Re: assist seat rope 4dr

To answer the orig. question, haven't found a supplier for the orig.. style as posted in 3,7 above. May want to try horse lead rope which comes close to the twisted pattern, then try to dye or color...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-05-2021, 06:42 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 949
Posted By duke36
Re: TURN SIGNAL United Pacific 5007R

Did the same as Y-Block due to same issue. The Stat lever assembly needs to be grounded to the steering col. housing. Also, you may have to remove the lever left side cover and check the small...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-02-2021, 06:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 313
Posted By duke36
Re: Victoria Rear Seat Arm Rests

Le Baron Bonney before the demise used to sell the wood core repro armrests that could be wood screwed to and from the back of the covered (cardboard) upholstery panel after the armrests are...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-02-2021, 06:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 315
Posted By duke36
Re: SW Town Sedan - what material is used for tack strip above doors?

Go to JJautofabrics.com
They sell a vinyl tack strip by the yard to receive staples, etc. for headliner, windlace, etc.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-26-2021, 05:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 382
Posted By duke36
Slant Window wiper Installation

Is there a special spacer surrounding the wiper shaft that passes thru the wood header, and if so, does the wiper compress on the interior fabric header panel or somehow on the spacer to prevent the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-30-2021, 05:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 860
Posted By duke36
Re: Full Trans lub now clashing gears

The "600w" most vendors sell is closer to modern 140 w equivalent, not as thick as original period 600w, which usually slows down the gears. Suggest draining it all completely out and get some 1500...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-26-2021, 12:39 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,602
Posted By duke36
Re: I have to have this part!

May need mod's due to covering Engine No. if used for local DMV registration.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-21-2021, 09:09 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 919
Posted By duke36
Re: Squeaking near front crank pulley

Found the similar front "squeak" was attenuated by adjusting the front motor mount castle nut at the spring. Also, replaced the flat washer with the special brass washer that fits in the member hole...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-12-2021, 09:59 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,505
Posted By duke36
Re: steering gear leaking

Found the JD cornead to liquify/separate with use and heat. Removed it and used 1500w (or Penrite as suggested). Most of the vendors' 600w is essentially modern 140wt. gear lube.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-19-2021, 09:21 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,319
Posted By duke36
Re: Brake shoe lining

Please ensure the rivets are as tight as possible to the shoe.
Had a couple of loose ones on the ends that bound up in the drum.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-15-2021, 06:06 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,241
Posted By duke36
Re: Doesn't Want to Restart After Running a While

Can you hear sloshing inside the coil when it's removed from bracket?
If so, it's oil filled and should be turned 180 deg with terminals up to keep it cool. Need to make a longer lead to distrib.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-09-2021, 03:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 621
Posted By duke36
Re: 12 volt Alternator Replacement

Be aware that the 6 volt versions may " self excite" differently to maintain the magnetism. Check with the specific vendor for both voltage applications..
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-02-2021, 06:20 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,965
Posted By duke36
Re: Is Cartouche still in business?

I bought some windlace from Mac's that was an exact match to an existing upholstery job that no one else had.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-02-2021, 06:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,125
Posted By duke36
Re: Pinion Bearing Preload

One method is to check the preload with an inch pound wrench on the end of the dr. shaft before removing the nuts. Then reset with the same wrench as recommended in publications to 20 inch pounds or...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-02-2021, 12:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 619
Posted By duke36
Re: Top Dressing for Original Top

If cracking, may want to check SEMproducts for a flexible coating/vinyl renewer. A reminder that the original tops were most often a lacquer coated fabric.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-01-2021, 10:35 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 591
Posted By duke36
Re: Trans fluid on driveway

Helps to drain the lube, then pack mating surfaces and bolt with "right stuff"
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