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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 04:26 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,183
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Re: Fading Interest

When I was your age I nearly bought a Model A Tudor. I had a part time job and was able to come up with the $600 asking price. The car was original but needed brakes, a complete rebuild of the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 02:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 489
Posted By ursus
Re: hoky fixs

When I bought my coupe it had a nice tight body with little bondo, and not a squeak, even on a rough road. However, the PO was a welder that worked for the Highway Dept. and he used his skills to...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-16-2021, 02:55 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 16,559
Posted By ursus
Re: Understanding the "load-a'matic" distributor

What are your thoughts on the use of an Echlin IC-8 coil with this distributor?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-12-2021, 03:29 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 876
Posted By ursus
Re: Phaeton folded down top rests on the spare wheel?

"taught" is also spelled "taut", but with a different meaning. Homonyms can be confusing.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-12-2021, 02:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 403
Posted By ursus
Rust Stains on Stainless Steel

My 1931 headlight and tail light buckets have heavy rust stains where the non-stainless steel fasteners were located. I tried some mild rubbing compound which has had little effect on the stains.
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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-02-2021, 10:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 879
Posted By ursus
Re: Oil Leak Fixed!

Curious about the situation of the hole drilled into the drain channel at the bottom of the rear cap. Some guys claim this helps reduce leaks but I've yet to see anything definitive about this...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-31-2021, 10:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 503
Posted By ursus
Re: Steering box mounting nut

It goes in from inside the frame rail. Given the tight clearance, it would be difficult to do it from the outside, spin on the nut, and place the split pin.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-31-2021, 10:57 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 721
Posted By ursus
Re: transmission, universal joint ? oiling discussion

JD Cornhead grease is a synthetic polyurea type lubricant. The charts show it to be incompatible with the typical petroleum derived grease products so it may not be compatible with the 600W that...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-31-2021, 06:32 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 721
Posted By ursus
Re: transmission, universal joint ? oiling discussion

I have to wonder if regular CV Joint lubricant could work well in the U-joint. Is usually an "O" or "OO" rated lubricant and appears to behave much like the cornhead grease.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-31-2021, 12:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 550
Posted By ursus
Re: GL4 & GL5 Gear Oils - Caution

The early Model A transmissions had bronze thrust washers at each end of the cluster gear and a lot of them are still out there and running with whatever oil folks choose to use.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-29-2021, 04:53 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,456
Posted By ursus
Re: Brake fades if hot

I am sure aggressive driving is not unique to Germany! This is the greatest concern I have with driving a Model A in dense traffic. Even with good brakes it takes extra attention to stay out of...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-29-2021, 04:45 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,102
Posted By ursus
Re: Need advice

Tom Endy's tutorial from the Santa Anita A's mentions a fix for a worn out input shaft where it rides inside of the flywheel pilot bearing, as follows:

"Jim’s Automotive Services in Costa Mesa,...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-28-2021, 09:41 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,218
Posted By ursus
Re: camshaft (Long)

Let's return to the OP's original question: "My question is - can a model A "jump" timing if the camshaft thrust plunger is not doing it's job because of a weak spring or some other reason?"

The...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-23-2021, 12:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 438
Posted By ursus
Re: new shaft in old style reverse idler ???

I say go ahead and use the old gear with a new shaft. Even though it runs all the time it does so at a low rate and oil does seep into bearing when it is not turning. I have found this assembly in...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-09-2021, 12:03 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,237
Posted By ursus
Re: early V-8 question from a Model "A" owner...

Gramps used it to clean his false teeth. He called it "tooth powder". Only later did I learn its real and intended use.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-04-2021, 01:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 522
Posted By ursus
Re: Rumble and Trunk Lid Handle Locations

My '31 trunk handle is 1.75" from edge to the hole center.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-02-2021, 11:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 576
Posted By ursus
Re: 12 Leaf Front Spring ??

I have seen the raised AA on front axles on many Model A cars and my coupe clearly has one. Somewhere in the past I was told that the raised AA was a forging mark that denoted the type of vanadium...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-02-2021, 12:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 660
Posted By ursus
Re: Rear bumper arms

The overall length can vary by up to 3 inches between all the various assemblies. I'll bet that many have ended up with different lengths after buying rear brackets singly without being alert to this...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-01-2021, 12:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 842
Posted By ursus
Re: Oil Leak Question

CatMan1 QUOTE: Any way to tell the difference before the engine is out?

With the pan off, I have used an oil filled 20ml syringe with a tapered fitting pressed into the rear main oil port at the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-31-2021, 01:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 660
Posted By ursus
Re: Rear bumper arms

I scoured Marco's Barnyard site and could not find any reference to rear bumper bracket dimensions. Jim Schild's Model A Shop Manual mentions that the Ford Chassis Parts Price List shows "at least...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-30-2021, 10:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 797
Posted By ursus
Re: Hot Dipstick

Old gas station attendants always had a rag or two stuffed in their pocket and the rag went on the dipstick before it was pulled. I've still got my old Texaco uniform which was once helpful in...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-30-2021, 10:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,388
Posted By ursus
Re: What are these worth?

I have one such Federal Mogul boxed rod labeled as 25-E and 0.030 undersize but it was way too loose on my 0.030 under crankshaft so not sure what it is. Maybe somebody here has an old Federal Mogul...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-29-2021, 06:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 316
Posted By ursus
Re: Ford Model A Dashboard Color

It is possible that your 1932 slant windshield 4-door is a late 1931 Model A that was, due to slow sales at this point in the Depression, sold to the original buyer in 1932. Some states (and...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-29-2021, 05:11 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,444
Posted By ursus
Re: Aries muffler

I believe you have the "$50 Facsimile" depicted by Ruth in post #23, above. These were made and sold by Midas Muffler. That is, up until they probably realized that their lifetime warranty should...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-19-2021, 08:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 577
Posted By ursus
Re: King pin

The answer: poor training and a feckless disregard for proper attention to a steering component. When I had to replace the kingpin on one side of my coupe, the machinist returned the spindle to me so...
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