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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 11:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 165
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Source(s) for rebuilt engine for 1930 Model A

You don't have location in your profile
Does the serial number of the engine in the car match the title---- originally the engine number was the car number
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Today, 11:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 256
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: F-6 two speed rear won't downshift

Could the hoses on the firewall valve be reversed now after the engine swap
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Today, 11:07 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 116
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Amp test on the generator

Whatever wire is"armature "
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 08:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 267
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: hmmm no headlights on a 31

Have you checked the bulbs ----I had a customer with modern car come in, he is electrical engineer, no headlights ---he said must be bad switch---I said lets check bulbs---"it can't be bulbs"----2...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 05:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 260
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: 39-49 brakes - fitting question

The cupro (copper nickle) tubing works easy, flairs easy, and has a look similar to original copper coated steel
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 04:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 536
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Carburetor Options

Had a slant window fordor, it had no problem with 68, stock carb, engine----
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-21-2019, 07:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 547
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: brake drums

48 ----some people have strange ideas of "will fit" though, baisically you are looking 42-48
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-20-2019, 09:40 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 549
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Adjusting Stipe's shock adsorber on a Roadster

I don't think you can use adjustments that work for other cars---or that a roadster--1/4, sedan 3/8, pickup 1/2
The spring friction makes a big difference in how "tight" the shocks need to be to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-19-2019, 11:48 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,252
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Worst Cars of All Time

Look a Holden crash test----- it takes innovative engineering to be able to have the trunk lid crumple in a frontal barrier crash
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-19-2019, 07:29 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 549
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Adjusting Stipe's shock adsorber on a Roadster

The service bulletins has function specs, the picture gives scale for the lever, I figured the weight at about 30 lbs
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-18-2019, 06:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 374
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Transmission Leaking

check to see if vent is clogged with dirt or spyder/mud wasp,etc
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-18-2019, 05:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 415
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Columbia Two-Speed

Movement of the clutch also has to work a valve, perhaps when the clevis pin was removed to adjust the linkage rod for the valve didn't get put back the same
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-18-2019, 05:09 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 869
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Broken Manifold Bolt

Below surface makes it a drill it out to me
Should not be brass nuts for manifold to block
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-18-2019, 03:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 255
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Zephyr/Bendix Backing Plate Wear?

I did get to redo brakes that I did over 20 years ago, one side got new backing plate, other side brazed, was worn less than new all steel backing plate, but both were good enough to just replace...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-18-2019, 03:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 418
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: King pin kit

After installing they need robe fitted to the diameter of the pin, they should not fit over the pin either in or out till fitted

Perhaps reaming, but sunnen hone with long mandrel that goes...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-18-2019, 02:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 255
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Zephyr/Bendix Backing Plate Wear?

I brazed because I can come out close so to have minimal finish work, mig would work, just more grinding, and with brazed when you get to original level there's sparks when grinding----- build it...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-18-2019, 01:53 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 969
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Mystery Missfire

How does it pull from low rpm---- like when rounding a corner and leaving it in 3rd
On my car I was getting a weakness in one cylinder at idle, but it pulled evenly at low rpm, by shorting plugs it...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-18-2019, 07:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 255
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Zephyr/Bendix Backing Plate Wear?

I too fill the wear to original level , usually by brazing
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-17-2019, 05:51 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,615
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Start up w/o coolant, REALLY !

This reminds me of a car that came to where I worked, it had been cooked till no compression---- the owner had no money and he was going to tow it home , he arrived in a gremlin towing a dolley, he...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-17-2019, 07:05 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 575
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Radiator Drain Cock rebuild kits...

McMaster has down to 1/16, graineger has one at 3/64 diameter
Also don't forget to get some gas cock grease so it moves smoothly and easy ---- when I rebuilt the fuel shutoff the kit came with some...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-16-2019, 09:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 388
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: 36 Car Headlight buckets

Try looking in the model A parts places like Brattons,Snyders
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-16-2019, 03:49 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 932
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: sleeved wheel cylinders

What does it look like inside--- I wonder if the sleeve is a fix for bleeder hole position drilled wrong
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-15-2019, 10:35 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,270
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: LED head lights

I have 6 volt system, perhaps the oversized wire is protective of the sockets, I think it is 12 gauge, I don't think high wattages are needed if the bulb/ reflector/lens match, I have been studying...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-15-2019, 01:28 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 835
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Driving The "A" In a Parade

The 4th of July parade here takes about 1-1/2 hour ----many times it has been over 90 ---because I have thermostat the motometer shows radiator temp, by end of parade it's about 180-190 ----it...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-14-2019, 04:52 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,270
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: LED head lights

I use the direct fit halogens with original sockets---- I did rewire with heavier gauge aircraft wire, 45 years ago, no socket melting in 15 years of halogen use

I suspect you have H4 bulbs , they...
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