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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-08-2020, 04:48 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 479
Posted By Kevin in NJ
Re: Torque Tube Bolts

I am pretty sure if the wires are not set up to pull them tight, then they can loosen some.

Pretty sure you dont want them pretty, you want them safety tied.
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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-07-2020, 02:45 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,494
Posted By Kevin in NJ
Re: Taking the plunge into Model A ownership!

My perspective.

If the wood work and paint work and interior are decent and everything fits well together then it is likely not that bad a deal.

My assumption is that most A's are not restored....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-07-2020, 02:33 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 479
Posted By Kevin in NJ
Re: Torque Tube Bolts

No lock washers.

Like most of the chassis threading they are tight tolerance so they should have limited play.

Also no gasket. The tube is also the bearing stop for the pinion bearing shell.
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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-30-2020, 04:10 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,019
Posted By Kevin in NJ
Re: When is a "Model A" no longer a "Model A"

I talked to the title person in NJ DMV at one point and asked that question. I did not get a solid answer, but when the chassis parts are mostly not original.

This is important because people...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-29-2020, 02:10 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 842
Posted By Kevin in NJ
Re: What Model "A" Book Do You Read the Most?

It is not about a single material. The following comments are for building the car for driving everyday and able to run the 60 MPH like they could from the factory. Show car correct is a different...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-26-2020, 08:04 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,217
Posted By Kevin in NJ
Re: Vintique

I got the vintique kit for the door rubbers and such for my 68C. That was a few years ago not sure what is available today.

Nothing was even close to correct.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-07-2020, 02:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 473
Posted By Kevin in NJ
Re: Rear wheel bearing question

What is wrong with yours?
How do you plan on driving your car?

If they are not pitted or have the surface coming off and have the spiral grooves they may be fine. Measure them with a micrometer....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-02-2020, 06:35 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,505
Posted By Kevin in NJ
Re: Any electronic experts out there

In reading instructions for installing 1930's car radios in cars they recommend a much tighter gap between the rotor and the dist cap to reduce interference.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-21-2020, 03:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 744
Posted By Kevin in NJ
Re: Dsitributor Sight Glass Drip Oiler

Whatever happened to following directions.

The manual is very clear. Fill the dist to the top of the oiler. This makes sure the upper bushing is lubricated.

If you just drip oil then you may...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-16-2020, 10:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 534
Posted By Kevin in NJ
Re: Sealed beam headlights

Some thoughts based on experience and knowledge.

A good set of original style points should last for decades unless you are driving thousands of miles a year. Point only need to be changed when...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-05-2020, 06:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 878
Posted By Kevin in NJ
Re: Steel balls in brake cross shaft

As pointed out there are 2 versions. They have a brass and fiber woven bushing that appears graphite impregnated, at least the NOS one I have looks that way.

The were made with the fiber bushing...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-31-2020, 07:09 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,241
Posted By Kevin in NJ
Re: Shock Absorber Fluid

It is common for the shocks to leak. I am still trying to get a handle on the seals as there are at least 2 types when I was looking a while ago. Even more if they were rebuilt a while ago.

Here...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-17-2020, 10:25 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,470
Posted By Kevin in NJ
Re: Title

Call you DMV and find out what you will be required to do. You need to find out what both states will need just in case. You do not want any surprises. Plus things change so you want current info. I...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-10-2020, 09:23 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,249
Posted By Kevin in NJ
Re: What Defines Over-Revving The Model A's Engine

Some comments.

First off you all need to do some historical reading and not just guesses and opinions not based on facts.

If you read period magazines and newspaper articles you will find that...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-07-2020, 05:02 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 863
Posted By Kevin in NJ
Re: Balancing tires/wheels

So to expand more on my brothers comments.

A few years back I mounted new Goodyear tires to my rims.
I set up a spindle with lightly oiled bearings.
I put the mounted tire on it and saw how fast...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-04-2020, 06:17 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 484
Posted By Kevin in NJ
Re: Replacement Patch Panels

Stipe makes panels.

I made my own as I found none of the repro panel at the time had the shape and details. The beads are just not close and the panels are flat. The problem is A panels are all...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-02-2020, 01:30 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 288
Posted By Kevin in NJ
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-29-2020, 10:30 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,782
Posted By Kevin in NJ
Re: Poor quality transmission roller bearings

Sometimes replacing parts might not be the best thing. Going through a pile of roller bearings I found a bunch that were original and measured with no wear. The face of the bearings were all good....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-19-2020, 07:06 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,831
Posted By Kevin in NJ
Re: Can I run my A on White Lightning Moonshine?

As I recall alcohol carbs do not have a choke and they have larger jets.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-12-2020, 08:23 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,097
Posted By Kevin in NJ
Re: Front Hub Advice Needed

So first off Ford switched to molded brake lining before the end of the A production.

Not related to the problem at hand.

Judging by the rusty backing plates I am going to make a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-06-2020, 09:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 330
Posted By Kevin in NJ
Re: Which repro qtr panel patches best for Cabriolet?

It appears you are asking about the wheel well area?

Don't matter, still easier to make your own.

Use a slot the width of the bead and some thing to beat the bead down. Start in the middle and...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-06-2020, 04:44 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,562
Posted By Kevin in NJ
Re: Adding castor to the axle

Is the axle straight?

I made up a set of rods and checked the few axles I have. I found they were all bent at the perch point outward. Some had twist.

The 2 'good' axles I have came back into...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-06-2020, 04:43 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,562
Posted By Kevin in NJ
Re: Adding castor to the axle

Is the axle straight?

I made up a set of rods and checked the few axles I have. I found they were all bent at the perch point outward. Some had twist.

The 2 'good' axles I have came back into...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-06-2020, 04:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 330
Posted By Kevin in NJ
Re: Which repro qtr panel patches best for Cabriolet?

They are unique to cabriolet and there are no other patch panels will work.

Honestly, all the patch panels for the A's aside from the Stipe ones are not very good for the A. I made all my patches...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-06-2020, 06:38 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,519
Posted By Kevin in NJ
Re: 30 - 31 Coupe Spare Tire Support Bracket

Dmaxweb

You have a early repo inner curved panel. You can tell by the wavy edges. None of its shape is correct.

Your rumble lid catch should be held in by countersunk screws so they wont...
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