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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-21-2019, 06:24 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 828
Posted By Russ/40
Re: Q: 34 Diff: torque on housing/ pinion preload etc.

I labored over how to get the pinion setting. I ended up on Amazon checking inch lbs Torque wrenches. You can get a nice beam one for less than $20.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-14-2019, 09:50 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,884
Posted By Russ/40
Re: Repop Ammeter Junk

I'm using a repo from the 70 's. So far ok but as said, a poor fit.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-14-2019, 09:41 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 568
Posted By Russ/40
Re: Rear Spring

Well, consider the spring well restrained when bolted into the rear member. When out and sitting around, it is wise to wrap a chain around it. Especially if it has been removed not knowing the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-13-2019, 11:11 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,051
Posted By Russ/40
Re: Rear Axle Messtoration

Regarding "barellnose's method. You can do the same heat shrink without the welding.
Get an area red hot on the side you need to shrink, then cold quench with a heavy wet rag. Recheck results as...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-13-2019, 10:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 377
Posted By Russ/40
Re: Correct placement of front and rear grease baffles...

The flat section goes to the top at 12:00 and widest opening out.
I don't have any experience with the very early ones. The later ones don't have any spacers.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-11-2019, 10:40 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,488
Posted By Russ/40
Re: Interest in new restoration project thread?

My '40 could use some freshening up. Go ahead and motivate me.....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-08-2019, 08:16 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 363
Posted By Russ/40
Re: Pulling the instrument cluster . . .

Since finishing my truck, THAT is the task I hate the most.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-06-2019, 06:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 532
Posted By Russ/40
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-06-2019, 06:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 310
Posted By Russ/40
Re: Front fender dilemma

Do you have a pair? Perhaps they are very early production. Tell us about the rest of the car.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-03-2019, 10:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 421
Posted By Russ/40
Re: tappets

Can anyone reading this confirm this, or is it an old wives tale?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-30-2019, 10:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 291
Posted By Russ/40
Re: 97 9519 top gasket....

Are you running some oil in your gas? Looks like residual oil from a constant seep in the gasket.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-30-2019, 12:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 276
Posted By Russ/40
Re: repairing running board hole help

First, the JB was not a good choice. Since its already there, you can conceal it with the rubber dip material available in cans in hardware and automotive stores. The stuff marketed as a rubber...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-29-2019, 05:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 294
Posted By Russ/40
Re: Coolant Filter

Depends, I think as many people make their own as purchase one. I made mine out of a fine stainless screen inserted at the top inlet to the radiator in the hose. I shaped it into a conical shape.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-27-2019, 06:41 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 865
Posted By Russ/40
Re: Oil Pan Question?

Why ruin a good part hard to find if the alternative is easily to acquire.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-27-2019, 04:12 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 865
Posted By Russ/40
Re: Oil Pan Question?

If you don't like it, use a different pan, and save that one for someone who is looking for one. If I was doing a truck restoration I'd want to use the correct pan.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-25-2019, 12:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 438
Posted By Russ/40
Re: 1929 Gas Tank webbing

I used the waxed fabric antisqueek that Brattons sells between the tank and lower cowl. It was very difficult to get the rolled bead between the upper rail and the tank top, especially at the two...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-25-2019, 10:00 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 449
Posted By Russ/40
Re: Converting 1940 Ford backing plates to self-energizing brakes

It's been done, but requires heroic measures. I can't recall who did it, but in my opinion not worth the effort.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-18-2019, 10:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 691
Posted By Russ/40
Re: Ford Steering gear box

Although my experience has been the Ford 7 tooth, I seem to recall that the two tooth box was made by Ford and by Gemmer. The bearings are slightly different between the two. I understand both can be...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-18-2019, 07:59 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 670
Posted By Russ/40
Re: Shackles

Nice job!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-10-2019, 10:32 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,738
Posted By Russ/40
Re: Odd Failure

The final word on my starting issue. It was the battery. The battery was marginal on a load test, and being an Optima I could not do a specific gravity check. I put a charger on it overnight, then...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-09-2019, 11:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 653
Posted By Russ/40
Re: model a ford radiator

Absolutely, the tanks alone are worth saving for future rebuilds. You wouldn't have any trouble selling them, especially if original pieces.

Not everyone can afford a Berg or Brassworks.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-06-2019, 06:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 528
Posted By Russ/40
Re: Brake Banjo Bolt

Yes, I have had that problem on the brake system on my '40. Running DOT5 and just could not get the seep stopped. It was crazy. Tried several copper washers. I ended up using a nylon washer which...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-05-2019, 10:30 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,739
Posted By Russ/40
Re: 1940 Starter

I'd like to know of a $100 solution. SOURCE? 6 volt pos grnd?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-04-2019, 02:07 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,738
Posted By Russ/40
Re: Odd Failure

Here is an update to my situation with "no start." I'm embarrassed to say I'm still not sure. Now I'm not sure because I missed a few things.
The battery passed a load test initially. Subsequent...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-04-2019, 01:10 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 908
Posted By Russ/40
Re: 6 volt starter install question

Just an FYI, the starter gear goes toward the front of the car when the starter spins. When the car fires, it throws the gear back to the rear of the car.
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