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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 10:09 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 274
Posted By Joe K
Re: Tillotson carburetors

Tillotson F1B has a pump. Not sure what it pumps or why. Not usually a preferred carb (not my experience but others report not as good as Tillotson X or XF)

Tillotson F1B below. ...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 09:27 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 403
Posted By Joe K
Re: Front axle king pin holes

I walked into a local machine shop (one man shop) and he had a Model A axle propped up in the Bridgeport. Recognizing the axle, I got into a conversation with the machinist and he says he does this...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-18-2019, 08:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 331
Posted By Joe K
Re: Starter issue

Ground issue?


Joe K
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-18-2019, 05:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 230
Posted By Joe K
Re: Problem Horn

Original or Hutchins? Or something else?


Joe K
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-17-2019, 11:07 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 805
Posted By Joe K
Re: Checking rod and main bearings

The "whuppa-whuppa" sound I referred to earlier is (was) an extreme wear signal. I should not have been running that engine at all with that potential for failure.

But I was young and stupid...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-17-2019, 10:38 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 550
Posted By Joe K
Re: Ares Stud Removal Tool +1

I've used that kind in another shop on larger equipment - one with a 3/4 drive and a 30 inch breaker bar. They work - they're not recommended for impact wrenches which I considered the best option...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-17-2019, 08:40 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 550
Posted By Joe K
Re: Ares Stud Removal Tool +1

I removed the exhaust manifold studs now. Unlike the head studs, on these its not possible to seat the tool "low" to avoid the threads. Regardless, the imprint on the threads is small and won't...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-17-2019, 07:18 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 805
Posted By Joe K
Re: Checking rod and main bearings

Its really a big job to mess with crankshaft bearings. Rods not so much. Plastigauge helps, but when your crank is severely "egg shaped" then plastigauge is of much less use.

My "original"...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-16-2019, 03:36 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,679
Posted By Joe K
Re: Schwalms

http://www.schwalms.com/contact.htm

A satisfied customer is our (their) BEST advertisement. Given your history, they at least owe you a listen. You may end up splitting repair cost with them. ...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-16-2019, 11:36 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 445
Posted By Joe K
Re: Carburetor question

To check that level function you'll need to make a specialized tool - or have a REAL steady hand as you hold a cup under the float and valve with the lower carburetor half removed.

The usual...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-16-2019, 10:22 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 224
Posted By Joe K
Re: Sediment bowl interchangeable?

Save what you can of the cast iron version - DON'T THROW AWAY.

The cast iron ones were reproduced for a very short time back in the 1980s. Since then - NOTHING - except you can buy the parts. ...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-15-2019, 09:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 550
Posted By Joe K
Re: Ares Stud Removal Tool +1

The Ares unit is familial relation mechanically to a jacobs chuck. Except the thread is "backwards" and the counterclockwise action of the impact wrench "tightens" this chuck. The teeth of this...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-15-2019, 09:19 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 892
Posted By Joe K
Re: Fuel line

And don't swallow the pill for the brass screw fitting that has the compression ring attached. I think a lot of gas lines are sold with this fitting as part of the "package."

These are supposed...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-15-2019, 09:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 550
Posted By Joe K
Ares Stud Removal Tool +1

I've prepared a couple of engine blocks (at least) at this point in my life. Yunno - gutting the block out, measuring all the parts, finding out how bad the engine rebuilder is going to cut into...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-15-2019, 03:14 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 184
Posted By Joe K
Re: Differential Carrier Bearings

Bearing "splitter" sold at Harbor Freight.

https://www.harborfreight.com/bearing-separator-and-puller-set-62593.html?_br_psugg_q=bearing+puller

You'll need to have the carrier "split" and use...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-15-2019, 08:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 561
Posted By Joe K
Re: Spark Control Rod - Why Can't They Make it Right?

Its a small cost to pay the Ford Foundation to have a blueprint run off - but it is a cost. One imagines the profit margin on new parts for a car upwards of 90 years old is pretty slim and the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-14-2019, 06:36 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,936
Posted By Joe K
Re: STP and Transmission: any negative experience ?

More likely the "time" involved was the time necessary to "heat" the oil to operating temperature.

I know even with my STP - the first 400 yards of driving is a miserable gear change. Then it...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-14-2019, 11:50 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 788
Posted By Joe K
Re: In search of Stainless Steel hardware.

Many stainless bolts sold were visual "duplicates" of the larger than usual USS fasteners.

There is of course a hue and cry for "Ford Production Fasteners" which differ from common fasteners...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-13-2019, 08:45 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,550
Posted By Joe K
Re: radiator failure

Nice post above - well said.


Agreed. As far as the car design itself goes, I consider the 28-29 Model years more susceptible to overheating - simply because of the smaller size of the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-12-2019, 04:59 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,550
Posted By Joe K
Re: radiator failure

There is not a lot of difference engineering wise between today's motors at 15psi/249F and the Model A at 0psi/212. What has changed since the Model A era is the oil. Today's oils, driven by...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-12-2019, 10:03 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,550
Posted By Joe K
Re: radiator failure

Um. The reason for pressurized systems in modern cars is to raise the combustion cylinder temperature and achieve measurably greater gas mileage. Also to provide amenity like effective cabin heat...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-12-2019, 07:14 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,550
Posted By Joe K
Re: radiator failure

I'll finish the sentence: and liable to create localized distortion, grain growth, and embrittlement.

Better to use solder. Make sure to get 60-40 which is the "old fashioned" solder, but the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-12-2019, 06:46 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 310
Posted By Joe K
Re: Steering Wheel Water Marks

I was going to say 600 grit abrasive paper because that is where I finish up after cleaning, epoxying cracks, recutting grooves, and generally recovering an aged steering wheel.

But you may do...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-12-2019, 06:39 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 788
Posted By Joe K
Re: In search of Stainless Steel hardware.

Roy Nacewicz Enterprises exists (http://fordscript.com/) but I see Roy himself is recently passed. https://molnarfuneralhome.com/tribute/details/2914/Roy-Nacewicz/obituary.html

No word on...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-11-2019, 08:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 417
Posted By Joe K
Re: early '28 clutch replacement

You may get improvement in your clutching if you change transmission oil. For a while the "600W" oil sold by vendors was "thinner" somehow than the original 600W oil used.

I discovered this...
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