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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 10:09 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 557
Posted By Joe K
Re: Transmission Issues

May be an issue with the "fork." This is held to the shaft by a pin. The pin may have sheared or worked loose.



Joe K
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 07:45 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 121
Posted By Joe K
Epping 8/25/19 Flea Market

Attended the Epping Dragway flea market this morning.

Parking was nearer the main road which surprised. The flea market stalls were nearer the back and to the left almost in parallel with the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 07:31 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 943
Posted By Joe K
Re: Rebuilt Steering Box Adjustment Question

Best reply is to buy both, and use what parts you have to determine which you need - and then return the one you don't use.

Somewhere on the "net" are measurements which show the different...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 08:43 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 557
Posted By Joe K
Re: Transmission Issues

Not reproduced as original. Repops are made of welded steel.

Check for relative motion between the shaft and arm, not necessarily a crack.

Joe K
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 10:33 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 820
Posted By Joe K
Re: Model A Ford Fender Debate

Correct!


Sorry. Bit of wry humor there.


Joe K
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 08:11 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 470
Posted By Joe K
Re: value of shocks

Seemingly 1960s-1970s reproductions, possibly using earlier parts from worn-out shocks?
See https://www.fordbarn.com/forum/showthread.php?t=247728&highlight=brass+shocks
...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-23-2019, 05:20 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 650
Posted By Joe K
Re: shavings found in light switch body

The best light switch harnesses/plates are made by A&L down in Connecticut. Most of the vendors now carry these, but you will do well to ask. Or you can get it from A&L.

If you talk to him he...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-23-2019, 11:46 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,117
Posted By Joe K
Re: My model A wont go faster than 40-45

Yes on timing as likely the problem.

Timing the Model A is a little bit of and "acquired skill." Primary to remember is keeping the engine motion "forward" always to take up any lost motion in...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-21-2019, 12:05 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,885
Posted By Joe K
Re: Repop Ammeter Junk

There are those who have said the "shunt" in the ammeter (the D'arsonval movement is VERY sensitive) acts as the fuse in the event of a short circuit.

So if you see a blue flash in your ammeter...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-21-2019, 09:28 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 688
Posted By Joe K
Re: Which tap and die set

While Whitworth generally follows the UNC/UNF thread TPI convention, the taps/dies themselves have a 55 degree included angle.

In my basement I have a circa 1860 Wood turning lathe made by one...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-20-2019, 08:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 395
Posted By Joe K
Re: Carb problims

I might put this one to the compression fitting where the gas line ties into the carb. This one is adjacent to the fuel filter and the fittings as being provided by the parts people are...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-20-2019, 08:22 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 929
Posted By Joe K
Re: Help: Reverse eye leaf spring problem 34 Ford

Very much a manual process. You heat up the eye, unroll it while trying to keep it straight, heat up again, and re-roll in a bender - and finish off manually to get the proper eye size.

One...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-20-2019, 06:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 259
Posted By Joe K
Re: Observation: sediment bowl seal

Fuel can't come in until the air can get out.



Joe K
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-17-2019, 08:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 289
Posted By Joe K
Re: crank gear

The one crankshaft gear I can get to quickly shows the match dimple in the same "offset from the key" location as shown in the pix.

The one timing gear I can get to quickly shows the timing dimple...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-17-2019, 07:33 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 650
Posted By Joe K
Re: shavings found in light switch body

The wiring harnesses for the Type H (early) differs from the later "Twolight (later) harness. If you buy the Twolight harness, it should have the plate attached.

The earlier Type H did not have...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-17-2019, 05:02 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 650
Posted By Joe K
Re: shavings found in light switch body

I agree and if he chooses to sell the "type H" upper body, he'll probably have enough swap material to swap outright for TWO of the later Twolight bodies.

The Type H upper body is not...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-17-2019, 03:56 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 650
Posted By Joe K
Re: shavings found in light switch body

I'm not sure how you got to that information with the picture given: I have an early 4 contact switch body in front of me and externally I believe they all look the same.

HOWEVER, look at the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-17-2019, 03:25 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 650
Posted By Joe K
Re: shavings found in light switch body

The issues with plates have been wrong thickness (newer tends to be thicker?) And the buttons are either too indented, or stand too proud for transfer of the switch contactor.

Check your old...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-17-2019, 07:35 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,387
Posted By Joe K
Re: fun day with un expected bonus

IIRC, the Honeycomb is made up of "strips" which are soldered together to make full tubes and then formed in a press to the zig-zag shape of the honeycomb.

A rod will not pass from one end to the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-16-2019, 06:27 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,033
Posted By Joe K
Re: Rear wheel bearings - Timken part number

Steve is associated with Bert's Model A. Doubtless he has the hubs too.

Steve, I have a PM to you.

Joe K
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-16-2019, 11:53 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 771
Posted By Joe K
Re: Carburetor leak . . .

Gasoline is formulated "seasonally" now. Different gas in hot weather. You don't say how old the gas is or whether your issue is being caused with "old gas" from the cooler months. Perhaps try...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-16-2019, 10:45 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 194
Posted By Joe K
Re: Throttle linkage

At last count, there were like 6 different constructional variants of the throttle shaft linkage. Each one somehow "simplifying" the previous construction.

All "back fit" earlier cars.
...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-16-2019, 09:56 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 433
Posted By Joe K
Re: Radiator overflow

Plus 1 on the coolant test.

Did a great job on a 1995 Windstar which was "burning coolant" but in which there was an obvious exchange between cylinders and jacket. A Ford issue of that era...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-16-2019, 07:59 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 771
Posted By Joe K
Re: Carburetor leak . . .

Actually, the fuel bowl of ALL carburetors have a vent - otherwise they might have difficulty in filling with gas from the fuel tank.

One of the modifications that is frequently done for those...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-15-2019, 08:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 568
Posted By Joe K
Re: Rear Spring

Heh. Your method of bolt substitution.

Before seeing this it came to me after writing my spring adventure what I did wrong with the welder's c-clamp.

The error I made was in using the clamp...
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