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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-21-2020, 08:29 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,797
Posted By Joe K
Re: Rich Bell passed away

We grow too soon old and too late smart.

He verified the first, but was a walking rebuttal to the second.

At age 25 when I lived in Sandwich, I would get on my bike and ride all the way out...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-23-2020, 04:58 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 886
Posted By Joe K
Re: Modern distributor cap

Someone made up a Model A distributor body (the bakelite part) entire. A one-off I think. I'd like one of those.

Sort of like painting the engine red - proven to make the car go faster.
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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-22-2020, 07:09 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,040
Posted By Joe K
Re: Rebuilt Engine Tag - Thought I'd Share

My 29 CC pickup had a RED engine with ABSOLUTELY no number. Never had and the number pad shows the sand graining of the casting process.

As the truck came to me with 143K miles on the odometer...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-18-2020, 08:43 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 698
Posted By Joe K
Re: Fly wheel ring gear

I have removed a ring gear at room temperature using a 1/4" punch. You start at one point and give it a slug. Then move 1/4 the way around the diameter and do it again. Rinse and repeat until the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-14-2020, 03:11 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,718
Posted By Joe K
Re: Model A Charcoal Heaters

Ford had a deal going with Kingsford (Kingsford Charcoal)

https://www.kingsford.com/country/about-us/

Joe K
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-12-2020, 01:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 561
Posted By Joe K
Re: Model A frame - pickup vs coupe

The difference can be measured.

On the frame front cross-member the two holes where the two radiator bolts mount are surrounded by a squarish "flat" area perhaps an inch square. If that flat...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-08-2020, 07:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 666
Posted By Joe K
Re: 31 Model A rear end

Light coat of spray Permatex 80065 on both gasket & surfaces. This more a contact cement than sealant.

SOME sort of RTV on the bolts. And yes. High class fit bolts only.

Joe K
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-07-2020, 07:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 889
Posted By Joe K
Re: Please excuse my ignorance but.....

I have found that a Model A engine worn beyond normal life but "tightened" to the maximum by removal of shims (or filing caps) makes a "whuppa-whuppa" sound when at idle. At speed it can sound...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-04-2020, 11:51 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,528
Posted By Joe K
Re: Nice

Might still be usable after a little TLC. Like electrolytic recomposition, blasting, machining of mating surfaces, filling of "through holes," and thread inserts on the spark plugs.

Generally...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-04-2020, 08:18 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,344
Posted By Joe K
Re: Loosen / tighten individual cylinder head nuts?

and



A leak path, once established, will continue to leak. Not having made that path is much in your favor.



Joe K
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-02-2020, 11:00 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 569
Posted By Joe K
Re: What cable diameter?

The ampacity of wiring done to the National Electric Code is for AC wiring. Like AC voltage, AC ampacity is sinusoidal, meaning it follows the AC Voltage.

Since ampacity is sinusoidal, it may...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-30-2020, 03:51 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,550
Posted By Joe K
Re: Poor quality transmission roller bearings

As I understand it, the bearings exist in three configurations.

1. Bearing rollers as "tubes" (either solid or like helical spring) held in position by rods which pass through the end rings and...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-30-2020, 09:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 362
Posted By Joe K
Re: One Nut Adjustable Vavle lifter

If they're like mine they operate according to the "nylanut" (aka Nyloc) insert principle which is a deform-able plastic insert which goes to increase the "residual torque" which prevents movement...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-30-2020, 08:19 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,550
Posted By Joe K
Re: Poor quality transmission roller bearings

I think I mentioned the Hyatt Box with a bearing inside for sale on Ebay. The bearing was NOT like any Hyatt bearing I've ever seen. But the substitution may not have been intentional - one hopes...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-29-2020, 08:56 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 944
Posted By Joe K
Re: After Replacing the Headgasket

3X on checking nut tensions each building on the earlier (ALWAYS tighten - or try to tighten) then walk away and look in the oil pan periodically.

It worked before, it will work now - you just...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-27-2020, 08:10 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,735
Posted By Joe K
Re: Unleaded Gas

Today the anti-knock additive is alcohol - which by a surplus of oxygen attached "oxygenates" the fuel/air mix and improves burning - thereby preventing knock.

MTBE was used for a while between...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-26-2020, 09:48 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,449
Posted By Joe K
Re: how bad is this cluster gear? photos.

Ford "developing improvement" - "Ventilated gears."

Made to match the "dry aerosol" lubricants applied externally on regular basis.

See? Ford DOES keep up with technical progress.

Joe K
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-26-2020, 08:15 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,707
Posted By Joe K
Re: 1 lb Antigravity

To cap off a thread drift.

I have used both 600W and 100% STP. I see no relative difference EXCEPT the STP is better at low temperature. I can't comment on STP's relative lubricity at...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-25-2020, 07:37 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,707
Posted By Joe K
Re: 1 lb Antigravity

Its a little light (antigravity?) on Ampere-Hours.

Those little square 6v batteries used in emergency lights are 4.5 AH.
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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-23-2020, 11:13 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,021
Posted By Joe K
Re: front axle

Thank you. I wrote that without checking. The rest of the essay applies.

Some thought on that though, putting the acorn nut on the front causes the kingpins to "reverse" left to right - this...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-23-2020, 08:24 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,021
Posted By Joe K
Re: front axle

Not entirely so. Or for reason not stated.

The retaining pins are "cylindrical" as are the holes. The retaining pins can be inserted into the hole and can be made to "fall through" if the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-22-2020, 10:11 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,401
Posted By Joe K
Re: Distributor Seized

No vent. The torque tube and shaft seals are not perfect.

The rear end may have been rebuilt with modern bolts. The original trumpet tube to banjo bolts were a special "fit class" designed...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-22-2020, 04:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 586
Posted By Joe K
Re: Problem installing distributor

Did you replace the oil pump/distributor drive gear with a new unit?
These come both as parts - and as a completed unit. Either might have a defect of the gear shaft too long.

Have you noted...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-22-2020, 11:57 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,142
Posted By Joe K
Re: Model B engine, 28 model A.....change carb from Tillotson to Zenith?

Moller in his book "Model A Carburetors" reports Tillotson F1B "Not a successful design." He did react positively to the "step up" link and auxiliary chamber.

No other basis given than that. I...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-22-2020, 08:37 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,401
Posted By Joe K
Re: Distributor Seized

My experience with a seized distributor is the cam gear "walks" the distributor/oil pump gear "up" compressing the retention spring, lifting the distributor, and possibly shearing the collar...
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