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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-23-2019, 04:37 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,185
Posted By Benson
Re: My model A wont go faster than 40-45

deleted info about speed ...

Marshall,

I agree with your recent decision!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-23-2019, 10:55 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,197
Posted By Benson
Re: Buyer beware on another repro part

The purpose of specifying the shoulder screw in the first place is so that the screw bottoms out BEFORE it can be tightened too much to bend the cover and/or short out.

The correct screw is not a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-22-2019, 02:16 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,197
Posted By Benson
Re: Buyer beware on another repro part

1. My Sport Coupe had a split lock washer on that screw when we got in 1962 ... it never shorted.

I could be wrong but as I remember the lock washer was captive on that screw.

Screw had rolled...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-22-2019, 09:49 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 796
Posted By Benson
Re: Motor Suddenly Stuck

Once you get starter loose look closely at the shaft and check to be sure that it is not bent.

A bent shaft will be more likely to hang up in the future.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-22-2019, 08:08 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 692
Posted By Benson
Re: Which tap and die set

Mike,

Thank you very much. for the help.

We use MSC-direct at the shop
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-21-2019, 09:31 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 692
Posted By Benson
Re: Which tap and die set

Mike,

As we know the differential bolts and case are a tighter thread than common taps and dies.

Are those 3A and 3B or are they a different, even tighter tolerance?

Transmission cases...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-20-2019, 03:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 515
Posted By Benson
Re: "B" on top of Model A Ford cylinder head

This is why I have been calling it :

"The Police head with the large B" ... for more than 50 years. (5.2 to 1)

"The head with the large "C" for the other one. (4.6 to 1)
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-19-2019, 09:20 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 421
Posted By Benson
Re: Need Sedan Seat Carriage Diagram

Break ins and thefts are something that happens when folks post their name and address on social media.



Thieves then know model of the car that you have and where to find the car and any...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-15-2019, 04:49 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,281
Posted By Benson
Re: Model A's and Woodstock...

My "vacation" was Jan 26th, 1968 to Jan 27th, 1969.


Was at Ft Monmouth, NJ for Woodstock. My buddy Dave took his Red 69 Mustang Mach I up there for the weekend. My 29 Sport Coupe stayed in...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-13-2019, 03:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 618
Posted By Benson
Re: Upholstery Clips - Need Advice

Tool for 70s GM plastic clips might work here. I used this tool a lot on these cars.
...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-13-2019, 02:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 628
Posted By Benson
Re: model a engine jumps time

Please note that SOME repro screws are too long and the effect is same same missing a washer if used with original thin lock washer and original thin flat washer!

The screw bottoms out before the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-13-2019, 02:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 618
Posted By Benson
Re: Upholstery Clips - Need Advice

Brent,

Please tell us the company name on the label in your post 6 photo. Flash washed it out.

Thanks
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-09-2019, 09:55 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 985
Posted By Benson
Re: Radiator fill question

PM sent to 192.168.1.1
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-08-2019, 01:08 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 542
Posted By Benson
Re: transmission oil

I tried 250 weight in transmission ONCE in year round daily driver ... never again.

That was more than 55 years ago.

When it got down to Zero it was very hard to shift!

At 25 below it was...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-07-2019, 05:53 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 492
Posted By Benson
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-05-2019, 04:24 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,960
Posted By Benson
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-02-2019, 07:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 658
Posted By Benson
Re: Reproduction wheels-Also AA truck HUBs caution-HUB replacement

Posted mainly for those who may not know this...

Maybe the wheels were later ones, which the repro wheels are, and the hubs and drums were early 1928 type?


This can crack wheels.

NOTE:...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-30-2019, 01:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 793
Posted By Benson
Re: Oil pan bolts

weds morning 5 am
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-28-2019, 06:25 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,467
Posted By Benson
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-27-2019, 08:01 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,247
Posted By Benson
Re: Hole in water jacket

Hope it helps someone...

Yes ... kinda nice to know what is "going on" inside the casting!

Ain't so? :)
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-25-2019, 10:17 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,247
Posted By Benson
Re: Hole in water jacket

Here is what is behind the manifold stud hole in block.

Since hole is off center best get someone to install cast iron plug and use milling machine to relocate the hole for stud.

This is...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-25-2019, 10:14 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,247
Posted By Benson
Re: Hole in water jacket

delete duplicate
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-23-2019, 10:32 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,563
Posted By Benson
Re: Clutch pedal

You say arm is not cracked.

Have you had someone push and hold down the pedal while you look at the arm under car from several different angles?

Many times the crack closes up and remains...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-14-2019, 06:16 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 894
Posted By Benson
Re: Starter Not Running

My Great uncle Arthur was 104 when he told me that the hearing aids were just great because you can turn them off when you do not want to hear what is going on.

Bad part was that when you had them...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-14-2019, 12:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 906
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