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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-19-2020, 01:55 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,213
Posted By Tom Endy
Re: Revising gear box

Attached article about jumping out of gear may be of help.

Tom Endy

http://www.santaanitaas.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/2OC-Tranny-Jumps-Out-of-Gear.pdf
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-18-2020, 06:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 489
Posted By Tom Endy
Re: Steering Column Bracket

The attached article may be of help. If you are installing a bracket that attches to the dash rail on a 30-31 car it will bolt right up. If you are installing it on a 28-29 car you have to make an...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-17-2020, 02:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 234
Posted By Tom Endy
Re: Rear axle bells

The early cars had the rear axle housings with the seams on opposite sides. The cars were delivered with both seams facing forward. They are dimensionally the same and if you reversed them it will...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-13-2020, 03:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 719
Posted By Tom Endy
Re: Simple DIY distributor/ignition bench tester

One of the common problems with a newly restored distributor is the connection of the internal wire to the point stud. If not installed correctly it can short out to the housing, especially when...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-07-2020, 11:00 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,213
Posted By Tom Endy
Re: Revising gear box

Attached is a link to an article that may be of help overhauling a Model A transmission.

Tom Endy

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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-02-2020, 03:20 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 900
Posted By Tom Endy
Re: Proper License Plate??

In California if you go to the DMV to register a Model A pick up for the first time chances are that an uniformed DMV employee will tell you that you need to get the vehicle weighed and must have...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-01-2020, 03:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 393
Posted By Tom Endy
Re: Spring shackle bushings: Rubber or original?

I have encountered the rubber bushing type rear shackles several times while installing Mitchell overdrives. I believe they were from the J. C. Whitney era. The rubber was always found torn up. I...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-31-2019, 02:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 445
Posted By Tom Endy
Re: Zenith Carb Float Valves

I have had good results using the Viton tip float valves from Bratton's. A word of caution though, Bratton's like any retailer, is at the mercy of their supplier. Before using them I take them apart...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-28-2019, 04:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 876
Posted By Tom Endy
Re: 31 model a differential drive shaft removal technique

The banjo can easily become distorted by mishandling. I learned that the hard way years ago when I went to press a new double race into a banjo. I placed the banjo on the platform of the press and...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-24-2019, 02:58 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,256
Posted By Tom Endy
Re: Pilot Bearing Question

During a transmission overhaul it is common to find most input shafts with the nose end worn. I take them to a local repair shop where they machine the nose down and press on a drill bushing of the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-24-2019, 02:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 531
Posted By Tom Endy
Re: Repair Rear Shackle Mounts

A local Model A restoration shop here in Southern California repairs them by inserting a bronze rod the same diameter as the OD of the bushing into the worn boss. He then applies weld to the worn...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-23-2019, 07:54 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,021
Posted By Tom Endy
Re: Generator vs Alternator

When I got my first Model A as an adult more that 30 years ago the previous owner had installed halogen headlight bulbs. The car was a 30 town sedan with a 6-volt battery and generator. When I drove...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-23-2019, 02:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 694
Posted By Tom Endy
Re: Transmission Assembly

If you are going to overhaul the transmission my recommendation is that you replace the two ball bearings, the three roller bearings, the idler shaft, the cluster shaft, and the spacer on the front...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-21-2019, 11:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 569
Posted By Tom Endy
front timing cover

Note the timing cover on the right does not have a generator mounting pad and is missing the engine front mounting bolt hole on the right. This came off an engine that appears to have been in service...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-21-2019, 01:26 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,179
Posted By Tom Endy
Re: Generator cut out

The attached article may help explain how the cut-out works.

I agree that the repos are junk. There is little or no tungsten on the contacts and they tend to weld shut. The diode modification...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-18-2019, 03:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 531
Posted By Tom Endy
Re: Oil Pump Question

Attached are two articles about the oil that may be of help.

Tom Endy
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-17-2019, 05:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 868
Posted By Tom Endy
Re: No Spark . . . not going!

If you still do not have spark, the two attached articles may be of help in trouble shooting.

Tom Endy
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-16-2019, 04:13 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 874
Posted By Tom Endy
Re: Transmission gear/shaft question

See attached article.

Tom Endy
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-16-2019, 01:58 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 874
Posted By Tom Endy
Re: Transmission gear/shaft question

There is a Ford service bulletin that states there should be .002 clearance between the shaft and the two slider gears. The bulletin went on to say that when replacing any one of the three parts,...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-15-2019, 05:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 523
Posted By Tom Endy
Re: U Joint Housing

Before you install the rear axle assembly make sure that the U-joint housing bolt pattern matches the bolt pattern of the rear bearing retainer on the transmission. There is an early and a late. The...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-13-2019, 04:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 694
Posted By Tom Endy
Re: Transmission Assembly

I suspect your problem is more likely to be failure of one or both roller bearings inside the cluster gear. These two roller bearings are under load when in low and second gear. When in high gear...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-12-2019, 03:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 868
Posted By Tom Endy
Re: No Spark . . . not going!

If the fuel has been sitting in the tank for a long period of time it will turn sour and not light of. Try draining the tank if that is the case and put fresh fuel in it.

Tom Endy
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-12-2019, 01:54 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,843
Posted By Tom Endy
Re: Air Filter

Keep in mind that an updraft Zenith carburetor will leak fuel at some time and if you have a filter mounted to it, it may become saturated with fuel. If the engine should backfire on start up because...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-10-2019, 01:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 753
Posted By Tom Endy
Re: Brake drum turning

A local Model A restoration shop will turn a Model A original steel drum out no further than .040" over. However most by now have been turned way past that and should be discarded. Steel drums even...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-10-2019, 01:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 410
Posted By Tom Endy
Re: King Pins

The attached king pin article may be of help.

Tom Endy
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