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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-05-2019, 04:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,550
Posted By Nathan_1929
Re: Brent Terry Model A restorations

Yeah, I found it difficult to get ahold of him after he stole my gas tank. Months of radio silence between replies.

After something like a year and a half, I finally bugged him enough to get a...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-13-2018, 12:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 833
Posted By Nathan_1929
Engine ID - check my math

Picked up this pile of parts for super cheap. I think I see some T parts mixed in, so I don't know if these V8 parts ever went together or if this was a pile of leftovers.

Based on my research,...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-13-2018, 11:50 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,769
Posted By Nathan_1929
Re: block crack

If that's junk, I suspect a lot of us are running junk.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-13-2018, 11:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,095
Posted By Nathan_1929
Re: Coming Soon the 64th Long Beach Model T Club Swap Meet

I'll be there, looking for A and early V8 parts.

I take my motorcycle to force myself to shop smart. If I had my truck, I'd clean the place out.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-11-2018, 12:53 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,814
Posted By Nathan_1929
Re: '29 CCPU seat shopping - what do I need?

Thanks for the info, pals.

I've emailed you, Neil.

I have been set on getting a LeBaron Bonney seat.. just waiting for their material sample packet to arrive so I can brainstorm a bit. But, if...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-10-2018, 03:35 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,814
Posted By Nathan_1929
'29 CCPU seat shopping - what do I need?

I'm in the market for a seat for my 1929 Closed Cab Pickup. This is what I'm working with.

I want to stay stock, so no minivan or S-10 or anything else. I've mentally swallowed the pill for the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-30-2018, 04:59 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 7,114
Posted By Nathan_1929
Re: Sometimes I get tired of it

As an engineer, I get tired of... anti-science personal anecdotes.

Your sample size of a single failure doesn't discredit the rest of us who have used the process successfully.

The fact...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-22-2018, 07:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,357
Posted By Nathan_1929
Re: Help. What size gear shift knob insert do I need?

Determine the thread of your later knob. The A thread is 5/16-24.

You might even get lucky and buy a standard thread insert that matches both, yours on the outside and 5/16-24 on the inside.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-17-2018, 05:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 835
Posted By Nathan_1929
Re: Spring bolt

So, what's the deal with the current suppliers center bolts? Their recommended lengths are about 2-3 inches too long. The nut bottoms out before it even sandwiches the leafs.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-17-2018, 05:12 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,582
Posted By Nathan_1929
Re: Bell Housing

I have a stack of seven left-overs while I was building up my current truck.

I started with one cracked one, listed a wanted (crack free) ad here, and every single one that arrived until #8 was...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-10-2018, 05:52 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,081
Posted By Nathan_1929
Re: I.D. Plate?

My plate is also blank, from 90 years of use, abuse, etc.

I'm 99% sure that I'm going to copy the Sopwith Pup and replace mine with a brass plate that says, "In the event of the propeller or...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-08-2018, 12:32 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,487
Posted By Nathan_1929
Re: Bolts: Motor Mounts to Bell Housing- Safety Wire AND Lock Washers?

Aren't the transmission "rear bearing retainer" bolts (that secure the u-joint flange on the back of the trans) also lock washer and safety wired?

Just remember, a reverse S. As one...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-08-2018, 12:25 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,208
Posted By Nathan_1929
Re: OT sand blaster question

Lots of talk here about what you should'a done, but.... I have both a Harbor Freight cabinet and the outdoor blaster. Got the cabinet for super cheap from craigslist, and a friend gave me the pot.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-05-2018, 06:52 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,968
Posted By Nathan_1929
Re: Shackle bushing reamer use

I just replaced the shackle bushings in my front end. Sure as can be, I don't even need to use the nice reamer I just bought. They're so loose and sloppy, it's offensive. They're worse than the worn...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-05-2018, 06:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 997
Posted By Nathan_1929
Re: Fan

Just beware, I replaced the 4-blade with a new 2-blade and it just touches the radiator hose now. Haven't yet pondered enough about what I'm going to do to remedy the situation. Maybe just put an...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-05-2018, 06:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,452
Posted By Nathan_1929
Re: Please read

I would have hated to be on my motorcycle coming the other direction as you blindly drove into oncoming traffic.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-03-2018, 08:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,399
Posted By Nathan_1929
Re: 1/2 @$$ fix

Just had him do mine a month ago. I "waited" at the Irwindale Mooneyes show for a couple hours. Came back and my brakes were done. Installed them last week.

A heck of a bargain.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-02-2018, 07:22 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,380
Posted By Nathan_1929
Re: Les Andrews: Trimming of Motor Mount Rubber

I did not have to do any trimming on the rubbers from Mikes that I just installed. It was a snug fit, but felt good to me.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-24-2017, 07:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,670
Posted By Nathan_1929
1928 transmission case lacking holes for throw out carrier

I've built up the best of a few transmissions and I'm re-assembling one on the bench right now.

Turns out, my best candidate is an early transmission case that lacks the 4 mounting holes for the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-05-2017, 06:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,414
Posted By Nathan_1929
Re: SolidWorks Expert? Make a part...

I would consider myself an expert in 3D modeling and proficient in CNC/manual machining.

In order for me to make this as close to perfect in the first try, and if you can't draw it up on a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-02-2017, 05:54 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,875
Posted By Nathan_1929
Re: Hey, I was wondering (Carburetors)

I am all for someone just getting out there and gathering empirical evidence.

Take care to only change one thing at a time and to use some sort of repeatable measurement/conditions.

Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-02-2017, 12:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 837
Posted By Nathan_1929
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-02-2017, 12:17 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,875
Posted By Nathan_1929
Re: Hey, I was wondering (Carburetors)

Just playing Bernoullis advocate here, but increasing the venturi diameter would lower the speed of the air passing through it. It would increase volume, though.

So, how do you want to experiment...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-26-2017, 11:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 744
Posted By Nathan_1929
Re: ID of this carb strainer/filter?

Ford part number A9559. Typical in the Zeniths I've rebuilt.

Edit: Ok, the large picture finally loaded. The thumbnail looked like a dirty screen material. Yeah, I'm not familiar with that...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-26-2017, 11:31 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,616
Posted By Nathan_1929
Re: reconditioning an old battery

Sounds like your charger has a trickle mode (fractions of an amp) as opposed to the jumpstart mode (multiples of an amp). In my experience, the trickle charge is much more gentle on batteries and...
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