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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-26-2020, 11:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 270
Posted By CWPASADENA
Re: Generator cutout wiring hookup pictures.

Some later generators did not use a stud for the armature, there were either 1 or 2 wires that came thru the generator case and these wires would attach to the ARM or GEN side of the cut-out. As...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-26-2020, 11:51 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,306
Posted By CWPASADENA
Re: Lost key for 1931 Victoria

According to your picture of the hole in the door that you insert the door handle into is all buggered up.


I think you have a problem with the door itself and also may be the latch.


It...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-26-2020, 11:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 292
Posted By CWPASADENA
Re: Where to find 2 PC valve guides? MODEL B

Bert's in Colorado or Bratton's


Chris W.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-26-2020, 11:16 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 680
Posted By CWPASADENA
Re: Rear backing plates delima

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Very important!!!


The shoes have to be arched correctly AND the shoes centered or there may be problems exactly like you are describing.

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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-26-2020, 11:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 779
Posted By CWPASADENA
Re: King pin fit

Have a Machine Shop do it.


I recently bought on eBay an old adjustable hone set specifically made for King Pins. It came with a whole box of new abrasives which will hone all the king pin...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-26-2020, 10:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 522
Posted By CWPASADENA
Re: Engine disassembly; Uh Oh.

I have had good experience pinning a crack of this type.


I am not sure you can get things clean enough to solder it.


Chris W.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-25-2020, 12:35 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 985
Posted By CWPASADENA
Re: Exhaust port crack.... need help!

I have had good luck with KW Ceramic Block seal. Just follow the directions exactly.


Cracks in the exhaust ports are not very common.


Good luck.


Chris W.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-17-2020, 11:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 591
Posted By CWPASADENA
Re: inside paint

Glyptal works well BUT you must have the surface very clean and grease free of the stuff will not adhere to the surface and can flake off. New castings are not a problem but an enging that has been...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-12-2020, 10:51 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,202
Posted By CWPASADENA
Re: Painting Accent Stripes

I started painting Lacquer over 65 years ago. All we used was newspaper BUT we always used 2 thicknesses, never a single sheet for the reason stated above.


Even today, I still use newspaper.

...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-09-2020, 11:19 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,202
Posted By CWPASADENA
Re: Painting Accent Stripes

Some paint the accent color first and then mask that off and paint the body color.


I do not know if the factory did it that way but how ever they did it, they were fast at it with all the bodies...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-07-2020, 06:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 579
Posted By CWPASADENA
Re: Remove sector needle bearings

I installed needle bearings in the sector housing of my '30 and do not remember machining the bore. I may be wrong I think they just press right in. I do remember machining the bore for the seal.

...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-07-2020, 06:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 659
Posted By CWPASADENA
Re: Whitewall tires

A lot of recent movies depicting cars from the 30's usually have several Model A's. Most of the time, they are in way too good condition for the era. I recently saw a movie that was supposed to be...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-06-2020, 07:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 494
Posted By CWPASADENA
Re: Stink Bug Ignition Problems

I agree,


If you have more problems, consider getting rid of the "wireless" system and go to a good quality wire for the lower plate.


Chris W.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-06-2020, 07:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 300
Posted By CWPASADENA
Re: best thermoatat model B

A and B are the same size.


Running a thermostat will keep your engine temperature more even. You will get better performance overall and you also will help keep condensation from forming in the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-03-2020, 08:19 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,559
Posted By CWPASADENA
Re: battery relocation

It is not uncommon for Optima batteries to last 10 years or more.


I have them in several of my cars and have had great success with them.


There was a period of time several years ago when...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-03-2020, 07:50 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,306
Posted By CWPASADENA
Re: Lost key for 1931 Victoria

Vickey's are nice cars, not a whole lot of them made.


When I do a repair on my cars, I try to at the same time correct something that was done incorrectly in the past.


As you get more...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-01-2020, 11:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 413
Posted By CWPASADENA
Re: Spring shackle bushings: Rubber or original?

Original type, not rubber.


My opinion,


Chris W.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-01-2020, 11:05 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,306
Posted By CWPASADENA
Re: Lost key for 1931 Victoria

Contact Dick Crabtree. Send him your handle and buy from him a restored Pop-Out ignition switch.


He will key the handle the same as the ignition switch.


This is how the car should be. You...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-01-2020, 10:56 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,559
Posted By CWPASADENA
Re: battery relocation

I would suggest leaving it right where it is.


You may want to consider an Optima Battery. They work better and last a lot longer than a lead acid wet cell battery.


You may also want to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-01-2020, 11:02 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,306
Posted By CWPASADENA
Re: Lost key for 1931 Victoria

Take off the handle and send it to Dick Crabtree mbcrabtree@aol.com .


He can take care of it.


If you have an original Pop-out ignition switch or a Ford replacement ignition switch, he can...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-30-2019, 06:00 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,505
Posted By CWPASADENA
Re: Clutch slipping.

Bw sure you get a GOOD clutch disc and not one from China.


There are a lot of very poor quality reproduction clutch discs out there that are very prone to failure.


Bratton's sells a very...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-29-2019, 12:49 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,355
Posted By CWPASADENA
Re: Model "A" Cars vs. Their Successors

I have owned restored Model A's and also restored '32s, and '34s.


The '32 Ford is a major step forward from the Model A.


The '32 has better brakes, better steering, better engines, better...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-23-2019, 11:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 805
Posted By CWPASADENA
Re: Rotor Position Question

The rotor position has everything to do with the timing being correctly set.


The notch in the cam is very carefully positioned in relation to the lobes. If it is not, when the points break and...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-23-2019, 11:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 659
Posted By CWPASADENA
Re: Tcp global lacquor paint

Today, I ordered paint from TCP Global.


They have the good thinners and also primer/surface.


They were very professional and knowledgably.


I will keep you posted as to how the job...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-23-2019, 09:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 659
Posted By CWPASADENA
Re: Tcp global lacquor paint

About 15 years ago, I got some Lacquer from Hibernia and ago, few years later, I got some of the same color from TCP. The TCP color was a lot closer to the original than Hibernia.


I also was...
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