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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-11-2020, 02:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 578
Posted By pjdeb
Re: Brake Drum Help

I did call Fhane. He was a great help. I hope to drive to Stuart sometime to meet him.

Finally got the drum on without the ebrake shoe. Still a little tight but I will drive it a bit. Left the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-11-2020, 12:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 578
Posted By pjdeb
Re: Brake Drum Help

I gave up on trying to get the ebrake band fit. If

I take the emergency band out, the keyway out, the hub will go on very tight on the service brake. So tight that I can not pull it off by hand....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-10-2020, 06:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 578
Posted By pjdeb
Re: Brake Drum Help

Thanks. Mine has to be the shoes, I think. The hub from the other side would not go on either. Both hubs went on the driver rear. Neither go on the passenger rear.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-10-2020, 04:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 578
Posted By pjdeb
Brake Drum Help

I have searched the threads. Tons of info on this. Maybe too much for my aging mind to sort out. Just new cast iron drums. All new brake parts. New composite service shoes. New woven ebrake shoes....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-15-2020, 02:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 591
Posted By pjdeb
Re: Help! Brakes!

Thanks for the help. I had put one roller pin in upside down. The cotter pin was interfering.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-15-2020, 12:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 591
Posted By pjdeb
Help! Brakes!

New to this thing. At 72, I thought I could learn something new. Maybe not.

Took all four wheels assemblies off including backing plates. Cleaned everything. Sent shoes out for relining.
...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-15-2020, 10:08 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 563
Posted By pjdeb
Re: Rear Brake Assembly

Thank you, I thought it was just me not being able to figure it out.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-14-2020, 09:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 563
Posted By pjdeb
Re: Rear Brake Assembly

I just saw a YouTube video that suggests taking the radius arm down. Any comments would be appreciated.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-14-2020, 01:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 563
Posted By pjdeb
Rear Brake Assembly

Need some advice. Following Les's book on reassembly of rear brakes. Call s for assembling the emergency brake carrier with shaft, return spring, and arm onto backing plate.

After doing that I...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-01-2020, 07:35 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,167
Posted By pjdeb
Re: Can anyone recommend a rear hub puller?

Mitchell. The best. www.mitchmanf@fontier.net Comes with two rings for the different style hubs.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-05-2020, 06:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 367
Posted By pjdeb
Brake Info Needed

It is my first time taking 1930 A brakes off. First of all, Henry could have put a little more meat on the backing plat bolts. Struggle to get them off as they spin. Anyone put a slot in the head?...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-19-2020, 09:57 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 464
Posted By pjdeb
Hub Production History

Pulled the rear wheel hubs today. Found that the are different. Someone must have replaced on somewhere along the line.

One side has 1/2" groove. Perfect for the red flanges on a Mitchell puller....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-14-2020, 07:25 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 615
Posted By pjdeb
Re: Stud Removal or ?

Cut a slit in the original clamp. Bend it open. Insert your new larger cable. Close the clamp up again just enough to hold the new larger cable.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-28-2020, 09:43 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,136
Posted By pjdeb
Re: Poor quality transmission roller bearings

Has anyone taken the edited reference numbers supplied by Joe K above and tried Motion Industries or Bearings Incorporated?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-28-2020, 08:55 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,136
Posted By pjdeb
Re: Poor quality transmission roller bearings

Tom,

What you have with the "good" photo are rollers with machined trunion ends. The holes in the retainers are machined/drilled, perhaps pierced depending on the retainer thickness. A typical...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-28-2020, 08:16 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,136
Posted By pjdeb
Re: Poor quality transmission roller bearings

This does not answer the question you asked. Sorry. I can not resist comment. All bearing manufacturers and major bearing distributors have gone the way of China.

Chinese authorities...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-23-2020, 04:43 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,214
Posted By pjdeb
Re: Brake advice needed

Interesting Andy! That is exactly what I found when I adjusted the brakes. They were set at 60 front and 40 rear. I "corrected" per the book. As I get further into the brake system, over time I will...
Forum: Model T (1909-1927) 04-23-2020, 04:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,053
Posted By pjdeb
Re: 1923 T Restoration

It is a Plain Jane standard coupe. It is not a barn find. This car was restored by my father in 1961. My son has it now. I do not think it has been started in at least 30 years, maybe longer. We...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-23-2020, 03:35 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,214
Posted By pjdeb
Brake advice needed

Newbie questions:

I adjusted the brakes according to instructions in Les Andrews book. Thye are better, but I do not think they are as good as they should be. No way will they lock up at 20 mph....
Forum: Model T (1909-1927) 04-23-2020, 08:22 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,053
Posted By pjdeb
1923 T Restoration

I have a 1923 Model T I would like to restore. What are the best restoration books, references, etc?

Thanks in advance.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-16-2020, 09:25 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,240
Posted By pjdeb
Re: Wheel Puller

And your recommended torque value is?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-15-2020, 05:51 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,240
Posted By pjdeb
Wheel Puller

About to take a look at rear brakes for the first time on my 1930 model A. What is the likelihood I will need a wheel puller? Anyone have pictures of the two type of hubs? Any comments on the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-12-2020, 03:01 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,158
Posted By pjdeb
Re: Special Corona Projects

Put in a new front spring on 1930 CCPU. U bolts, shackles, etc. Greased, fluids, painted exhaust manifold with HT paint, timed, cleaned plugs, removed rear fender to have body shop remove dent that...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-07-2020, 08:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,262
Posted By pjdeb
Re: Front Hub Advice Needed

It is not the bearing. I believe it is the shoes. There is a bit more side play than I would have expected, but I am hesitant to tighten the nut further. If we ever get out and on the road again, I...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-07-2020, 05:24 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,262
Posted By pjdeb
Front Hub Advice Needed

As a new Model A owner, I am learning. Today I pulled the front hubs to repack the wheel bearings.

Before removing the hubs, I gave both a spin to see how freely they turned. Both had drag and...
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