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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-29-2019, 11:09 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,145
Posted By john in illinois
Re: Who sells frame bolts that look like rivets

A guy in our Model A club has a neat way to rivet. He touches an arc welder cutting rod to the rivet. Turns the entire rivet red hot. Buck it,hit it with the gun and done. I have helped him do this a...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-29-2019, 10:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 428
Posted By john in illinois
Re: wheel cylinders for hydraulic brakes

Fred at southside obsolete has NOS ones. Barnfind08 here.

John
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-20-2019, 12:29 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 833
Posted By john in illinois
Re: 3 brush generator ????

Here is a link to fun projects. Download the instructions and that should answer your questions. It says model A but is also for 3rd brush V8 . Apparently your gen. Is working.
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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-16-2019, 04:39 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,163
Posted By john in illinois
Re: Newbie '29 Speedster project, the good the bad and even the ugly (maybe)

You can post pictures direct from you computer picture library. Start a post and look at the bottom of page. Click on Manage attatchments. A manu comes up,select from your photo library and upload...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-15-2019, 05:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 339
Posted By john in illinois
Re: Steering wheel position

I accidentally put my steering wheel in non x position when I rebuilt my steering box. I quickly changed it so I could see instruments as I had it before.

John
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-13-2019, 04:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 427
Posted By john in illinois
Re: Compression/Rebound on shocks

Nice fix Phred.

John
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-13-2019, 04:32 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,163
Posted By john in illinois
Re: Newbie '29 Speedster project, the good the bad and even the ugly (maybe)

I would recommend using original used Ford rear axle nuts. The new ones are soft and have poor thread fit.

John
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-13-2019, 04:11 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,935
Posted By john in illinois
Re: Restored Nebraska Model "A" Is junk

In Illinois I think this would be a salvage title. There are companies that specialize in getting a title for these cars. Need to have your ducks in a row when restoring an unlicensed car.

John
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-13-2019, 04:02 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,425
Posted By john in illinois
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-12-2019, 05:07 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 753
Posted By john in illinois
Re: bleeding brakes

I use a pressure bleeder. Pump to 10psi. Walk around to each wheel with clear bleeder hose and open until no bubbles. I usually do it twice. You never need to worry about getting air or running out...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-09-2019, 04:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 553
Posted By john in illinois
Re: Elkins, West Virginia

My wife and I rode our motorcycles to Cass and rode the train up to the top. It was one of our favorite vacations. Those lumber men had a rough life getting out the pulp for paper.
The Shay was a...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-07-2019, 12:56 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,104
Posted By john in illinois
Re: Crank pulley Question

I have a 59a that came with the rubber seal. The sleeve shown in Gary's pic is an 8ba part I believe.
I needed to replace the pulley so I parted off the spiral part of a 59 pulley and cut a 45* on...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-07-2019, 12:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 376
Posted By john in illinois
Re: Compressor oil

I have a Quincy 5hp dual stage compressor. I put 30wt regular non detergent oil in it and started getting more oil in tank. I switched back to Quincy 30wt oil and it cleared up.I have had it about 25...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-05-2019, 05:01 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,903
Posted By john in illinois
Re: Totaly "Restored" 1st Sport Coupe sold in San Francisco

I do not like the gas tank. The trunk mounts if stock are not heavy enough.
However 32 Fords have the tank in the rear. The car is strange. If he wanted a rear tank with all the work he put in he...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-05-2019, 04:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 803
Posted By john in illinois
Re: Door dovetail

The dovetail holds the door in position so it does not sag or rattle. as kb said,the new parts do not fit. I sand the flat part of the rubbers on a belt sander to fit. The strip originally was spring...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-04-2019, 04:50 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 827
Posted By john in illinois
Re: Model A I think I need another

I started on my AV8 hotrod when I was 69 and it took 5 years. I will not build another one from scratch. I am 76 now and thinking about a Brass T. My wife and I have put 26,000 miles on our Tudor...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-03-2019, 05:02 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 610
Posted By john in illinois
Re: Stromberg S-jet

I had one stick on my Model A after about 10k miles. Car just would not start and hard to diagnose.I had to replace it. I have 2 more 97s on my roadster and they are fine at about 4k miles.
Would be...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-02-2019, 04:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 803
Posted By john in illinois
Re: Dealing with pitted body panels?

That sounds like a good product. I used an evercoat liquid putty on my hot rod frame. A spray on would have made it easier.

John
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-02-2019, 12:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 237
Posted By john in illinois
Re: Pitman arm interchange with '38

That seems right. Plus 41 pickup

https://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/threads/pitman-arm-request-for-old-ford-options.222723/

Post #29

John
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-01-2019, 04:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 357
Posted By john in illinois
Re: Brake shoes

My Bolling Brothers repro Lincoln backing plates require a shorter front shoe to self energise.
If in doubt I would call them about your originals and parts needed.

John
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-01-2019, 04:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 423
Posted By john in illinois
Re: shaking front end

This is often the cause. There is a reproduction rubber ball socket. If you have this it is suggested replacing with original.

John
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-01-2019, 04:15 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,238
Posted By john in illinois
Re: Steering column bracket

There is a rail under the dash with bolts holding parts together.
You use 2 of these bolts to hold the new column drop.

John
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-31-2019, 04:50 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,238
Posted By john in illinois
Re: Steering column bracket

I left the original bracket with out the rubber support and used the 31 from the dash.the lower support shoud not touch the column. Loosen steering box to align.

For 28-29 a 1/4 spacer is...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-31-2019, 04:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 435
Posted By john in illinois
Re: Zero Grease Fitting Replacement

I recently replaced the fittings in a pair of spindles. I had a terrible time instaling the push in fittings. I think they were too large diameter. Repro parts.

I hab done it about 10 years ago...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-30-2019, 05:31 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,965
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