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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 05:46 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 563
Posted By Joe K
Re: Spring Perch Troubles

So much for Ford's instruction to straighten the axle "cold" as heat upsets the metallurgy.

Come to think of it, you're not straightening it, are you?

How can I find fault with a technique...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 04:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 323
Posted By Joe K
Re: Battery connector corroding

There are two types of "gook" you can put on it. Using both maximizes your post to clamp contact AND insulates the surface against trickle.

I use Noalox conductive grease on the post/inside of...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-26-2020, 05:46 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 563
Posted By Joe K
Re: Spring Perch Troubles

I've done a front end both ways. It usually depends on if the bushing for the shackle is worn through into the spring perch.

If worn through even this can be remedied by a good grinder,...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-26-2020, 01:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 337
Posted By Joe K
Re: rear axle taper/threads

Hubs can stretch. In fact I'm of the opinion that they do naturally when used. And sometimes (rarely) the stretch can be permanent. And shims can help alleviate this.

You want the joint...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-26-2020, 12:20 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 563
Posted By Joe K
Re: Spring Perch Troubles

I usually cut the head and threaded portion off leaving a "slug." THEN I use the 20T press and a cold chisel/drift cut off short and slightly smaller in diameter than the slug. Press with MINIMAL...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-26-2020, 11:03 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 563
Posted By Joe K
Re: Spring Perch Troubles

Called a rose-bud - but think of a flame pattern more along the lines of a dandelion "gone to seed."

A "suffuse" flame, broad spectrum, for heating wider areas to less degree. Lots of heat,...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-26-2020, 10:50 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 439
Posted By Joe K
Re: Lightswitch malfunction

In another thread I go through the assembly of the light switch beginning with the wooden stick of Wick's mention.

It's NOT intuitive how it should go - and one has to look for the landmarks...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-25-2020, 06:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 349
Posted By Joe K
Re: 1929 tudor front radius rod question

"Farmer fix."

Not to run this down. I've met some pretty smart farmers.

Joe K
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-25-2020, 01:33 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 439
Posted By Joe K
Re: Lightswitch malfunction

First - be sure you have a light switch that matches the switch plate.

Much discussion of this on the board in other places. Early switches (such as your 1928) have 4 contact wipers and were...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-25-2020, 09:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 445
Posted By Joe K
Re: Identifying a high compression head

Probably the best way is to look at the combustion chamber - and compare it to an original Model A chamber. Different makers of HC heads have different chambers and one can get a sense of who made...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-24-2020, 01:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 222
Posted By Joe K
Re: Some question/concerns Water pump pulley/fan hub

I have a couple of the "aftermarket" fans which are in use. Looking at yours the distance between the pulley and flat where the fan blades mount looks a little larger front to back.

I think...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-24-2020, 12:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 248
Posted By Joe K
Re: Correct wiper motor for 82-A pickup

For a while JC Whitney sold an electric powered wiper done in the usual "universal" style. 6 volts, and the wiper was notable in having a threaded shaft which the wiper shaft passed through.
...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-23-2020, 02:50 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,816
Posted By Joe K
Re: Mysterious hole in valve chamber?

The elevation of the "return pipe" was changed in May 1930 (p. 342) - the same time that the height was changed on the front hole in the block.

The corresponding difference between heights...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-23-2020, 09:39 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 637
Posted By Joe K
Re: Tom Endy: Transmission Bearings (Hyatt style)

A further investigation of this forum reveals this has been discussed repeatedly on the board.

I myself have contributed to the discussion previously. MANY numbers are given as interchange...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-22-2020, 04:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 178
Posted By Joe K
Re: On Model A Generator Voltage

Without a battery to hold it back, a Ford generator can put out up to 32 volts, or even a bit more.

Thus an original generator CAN be used with a 12v system - and will charge just fine.

And...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-21-2020, 09:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 637
Posted By Joe K
Re: Tom Endy: Transmission Bearings (Hyatt style)

Um. Hyatt pioneered the spiral wound hollow "roller" bearing. Much favored for rear wheel bearings as the spring/rollers have some "give" to them.

Pix of a broken Model T wheel bearing.
...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-21-2020, 04:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 637
Posted By Joe K
Re: Tom Endy: Transmission Bearings (Hyatt style)

I will leave room for Tom to answer, but it is apparent the difference between your repop and your original is:

The repops (Hyatt?) have hollow "rollers" that turn on shafts captive in the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-21-2020, 12:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 345
Posted By Joe K
Re: commercial color list for 1929

IIRC, the strip was considered "optional." My 29 CC pickup was originally gunmetal blue, but NO stripe.

Mine was likely a "kit production" made in Somerville, MA assembly plant. (Stamped as...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-20-2020, 02:45 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 766
Posted By Joe K
Re: 1930 Coupe Acquired 2/22/41, 79 Years ago

You were wise to keep yours.

About 1937 Dad bought a 1929 RPU from the junkman for $15. He drove it a couple of years before leaving for college fall of 1939 when he sold it back to the junkman...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-20-2020, 09:21 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,763
Posted By Joe K
Re: Spinning stud on rear wheel

Answer of the day!


Joe K
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-20-2020, 09:01 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 593
Posted By Joe K
Re: Rear hub bolts

1) Taper between A-B IS part of the swedging process. But only the outer fraction of the ramp A-B. After swedging the top part A of the ramp still exists, but the bottom part B has been pushed...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-18-2020, 03:41 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,127
Posted By Joe K
Re: Harbor Freight tape measures come up short

Ask for a "combination square" and see what they hand you.

It ain't this.
https://sawdustmaking.com/Squares/squarepatent.jpg
How much we've lost in 140 years.

Joe K
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-18-2020, 11:58 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 970
Posted By Joe K
Re: The Diamond Mark Challenge

I think for a while everyone thought that a diamond mark somehow affirmed "better quality?"

Now perhaps not so? I have seen diamond blocks sell for premium over a regular block. Well, I...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-18-2020, 11:16 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,127
Posted By Joe K
Re: Harbor Freight tape measures come up short

I think its safe to say with Harbor Freight - your mileage may vary.

I was at the new HF store in Portsmouth (the same one mentioned by Keith) and bought a "carport shelter" in the 10x20...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-17-2020, 08:49 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 445
Posted By Joe K
Re: Is it possible to repair the upper radiator tank without radiator removal?

Actually, removing the radiator is among the easiest things to do on a Model A.

Remove the headlights by unbuttoning the connections on the ferrules below the lamp, removing the horn wire, and...
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