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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 08:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 278
Posted By Joe K
Re: Simmons carb

Simmons also made speed manifolds for the Model A.



https://photos7.motorcar.com/used-1930-ford-model_a-touringsedan-8031-16880579-92-1024.jpg


Found also in "Those Unauthorized...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-15-2020, 06:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 595
Posted By Joe K
Re: Ford Licensing Article in Model "A" News

I agree that some trademark/copyright stuff is ridiculous so this kind of stuff can be negated if challenged in court under certain circumstances but it can lead to drawn out feuds that only better...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-15-2020, 06:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 389
Posted By Joe K
Re: Motor with no serial number

Be interesting to know if this a counterweight crank engine. Also the pattern of that combustion chamber.

With the oil pump cover off, you might look in and get a peek at that crank.

Joe K
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-15-2020, 06:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 278
Posted By Joe K
Re: Simmons carb

I bought a Simmons Cast Iron off of Ebay for small money.

It's painted red.

Of course anything painted red goes faster - doesn't that go to reason?

Joe K
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-14-2020, 08:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 595
Posted By Joe K
Re: Ford Licensing Article in Model "A" News

I would agree to licensing if it were to support preservation.

While Ford is in the business to make money for investors, part of the attraction to investors is the "marketplace image" of Ford...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-14-2020, 02:42 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 542
Posted By Joe K
Re: Half of a cotter pin in oil pan?

Not to confuse but slightly after the Model A era was the development of "hammerlock" cotter pins. The head and far end are made such that they can be hit with a hammer while in place, and the act...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-14-2020, 02:31 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 542
Posted By Joe K
Re: Half of a cotter pin in oil pan?

My engine rebuilder chose "Nylock" type nuts. Plus he says "You can use a standard wrench on these."


Joe K
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-14-2020, 11:01 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,575
Posted By Joe K
Re: Paint Code for Rock Moss Green?

Keep in mind the Paint Chip Charts ARE the standard. While you may have a code and it may be correct (or close) the BEST standard is the paint chip and have it scanned. Then verify by eye.

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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-13-2020, 05:49 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 542
Posted By Joe K
Re: Half of a cotter pin in oil pan?

Um. Cotter pins are the belt to go along with your nut suspenders.

And new cars generally don't use cotter pins but they do use various other "retention" schemes including Loctite, inserts,...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-11-2020, 09:30 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 946
Posted By Joe K
Re: GAS TANK un SEALER

You might try setting up an electrolytic bath using the INSIDE of the gas tank. The tank is the part to be cleaned, and the other electrode could be put in through the gas fill.

MANY...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-08-2020, 11:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 286
Posted By Joe K
Re: Horn Wiring

And gets you past any grounding issues with the headlight bar, yielding a horn that works regardless of the state of the ground.

Unlike the headlights which DO take a ground through the headlight...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-06-2020, 06:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 529
Posted By Joe K
Re: Fuel level 5/8 inch where did this figure originate?

I can't say positively, but I think it is driven by the height of the jet(s) in the venturi.

Jets appearing below this level will leak, and jets appearing above this level require an inrush of...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-06-2020, 06:11 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 695
Posted By Joe K
Re: brand new idle jet seperated

Sorry. I have seen the "flow testing kit" advertised. But for those who intend to save the money of a kit, here is the setup commonly used. http://www.model-a.org/jet_flow_testing.html

It...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-06-2020, 03:08 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 695
Posted By Joe K
Re: brand new idle jet seperated

As above, soldered. Could be repaired. If you return it for credit/replacement, it probably will be - and re-sold.

Meanwhile you could take the opportunity to "fine tune" this and re-solder...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-06-2020, 03:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 507
Posted By Joe K
Re: Wanted 28/29 drum tail light

Nickel plated brass or steel painted?

There were some "cross-overs" on the painted.

Nickel go with the car.
Painted go with the truck.

A&L in Connecticut makes a "can't tell from original"...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-04-2020, 08:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 512
Posted By Joe K
Re: Radiator emblem

And this is one of those "mechanical connections" like Pal-nuts which work GREAT the first time they are assembled and not so good any time after that.

Hence the availability of the "backing...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-04-2020, 10:25 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 554
Posted By Joe K
Re: Freeze plug or ? on my NOV 1929 motor

Many of the books show use of a "blanking plate" cut from 3/4" steel plate. Think the head gasket WITHOUT the annular slots connecting the head water jacket to the cylinder water jacket.

One...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-03-2020, 09:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 554
Posted By Joe K
Re: Freeze plug or ? on my NOV 1929 motor

May be "chappets" (I think I have this term correctly spelled) which are steel or cast iron "spacers" which hold the core in place during pouring of cast iron. VERY commonly used on intricate or...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-01-2020, 07:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 384
Posted By Joe K
Re: Odd Water Pump?

Aftermarket replacement - may be a Ford replacement after Ford's development of the V8 pump (which the impeller resembles greatly.)

IIRC, the front bearing housing is "small" and contains only a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-25-2020, 10:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 364
Posted By Joe K
Re: 30' Roadster Rear Spring "Thickness"

The spring cross section dimensions (and the thicknesses) are to the right. The cross sections are "cross-hatched" to show their relationship to the spring stack sequence on the left.



Joe K
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-20-2020, 03:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,190
Posted By Joe K
Re: Fine point judging...a simple question

The level of knowledge AND the level of competition have increased.


Joe k
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-19-2020, 02:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,166
Posted By Joe K
Re: Donít Laugh, cam nut removal

I actually removed mine with a hammer and punch recently. Of course the already buggered up nut was even MORE buggered up afterwards.

Resolve me - buy a new nut AND buy the wrench from the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-24-2019, 03:19 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,412
Posted By Joe K
Re: Pilot Bearing Question

I would say 0.002 IS worth worrying about. One of the reasons for "jerky" engagement and walking the 3rd gear internal gear "off" the input shaft. (i.e. slipping out of 3rd back to neutral)
...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-21-2019, 10:13 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,387
Posted By Joe K
Re: Early 30 Pickup questions

I'm not sure it is documented, but check all the trucks you see henceforth and ask the owner if they have found blem under the paint, or to their knowledge are the paint parts I mention "original."
...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-19-2019, 02:59 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,938
Posted By Joe K
Re: A pic from the time

I think it was Henry Ford himself possibly after re-establishing himself as President of Ford Motor Company after the death of Edsel Ford who commissioned a survey of "American Junk Yards" to find...
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