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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-17-2021, 04:30 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,136
Posted By john in illinois
Re: Overheating 1930 Model A

Here is a thread from fordbarn V8 forum for some information. Flatheads have unpressurised system like Model A.


https://www.fordbarn.com/forum/printthread.php?t=196022

John
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-12-2021, 04:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 801
Posted By john in illinois
Re: ChrisP

The frame number should be stamped on the left top frame rail behind the cowl.
You need to raise the body to see it. It would have a star before and after number.


John
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-09-2021, 04:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 810
Posted By john in illinois
Re: Full Front Suspension Rebuild

Model A Ford Mechanics handbook volume 1 by Les Andrews Will give step by step what to check and how to fix it. Snyders or vendor
Jim did a complete job and it will last as long as most of us and be...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-09-2021, 04:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 588
Posted By john in illinois
Re: Front Fender

Try Bertís Model A Parts.


John
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-09-2021, 04:35 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,215
Posted By john in illinois
Re: Finally had it with the gas tank.

Mine was sealed when I bought it 13 years ago and still is fine.

John
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-09-2021, 04:27 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,174
Posted By john in illinois
Re: Early Ford Hydraulic brakes in 1931 Fordor

A common problem with model A brake system is too large a bore in the master cylinder. Thus will make the brakes very hard to push. The mc should be 1” in most cases with Ford brakes due to the model...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-07-2021, 04:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 786
Posted By john in illinois
Re: Looking for opinion on replacement radiator

My clubmembers all recomend Bergs when someone needs a radiator.

John
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-02-2021, 05:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 739
Posted By john in illinois
Re: Rear axle shims

This is not correct. I hope the new A owners on the forum reallize this.

John
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-02-2021, 04:49 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 860
Posted By john in illinois
Re: Front Axle Shims

Pictures to big. Find a way to resize them smaller. There are many apps with a search.

John
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-12-2021, 04:15 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,322
Posted By john in illinois
Re: seat belts

X2 on Juliannis. They have good back up washers and hardware too.

John
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-11-2021, 05:10 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,676
Posted By john in illinois
Re: Model A Rearend Change

I think Dave no longer makes parts.




John
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-11-2021, 04:45 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,322
Posted By john in illinois
Re: seat belts

The seatbelts are easy to find ,you will have to figure out how to mount them. No one makes a kit that I know of.

On my roadster I fastened the them to the seat riser with supports to a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-10-2021, 04:31 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 864
Posted By john in illinois
Re: Hydraulic brake pull to left

What style hydraulic brakes do you have. Ford or Lincoln.
If Ford early or late?

John
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-05-2021, 04:27 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,521
Posted By john in illinois
Re: How to remove ethanol from gasoline.

This has been around for a long time. It has been said that using this method also removes some of the important additives from the gas.

John
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-04-2021, 04:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 956
Posted By john in illinois
Re: Ignition coils too far out of range?

Hook a timing light up to the coil to distributor wire. Watch for constant even spark. If your engine runs you can drive it and watch,if not turnit over with starter. You will need 12 volts to power...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-02-2021, 04:24 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,008
Posted By john in illinois
Re: Pinion Bearing Preload

The center punch idea would not be repeatable. You are right taking the nuts loose and destroys the preload. You could estimate the prelode

. A tool is available from mitchel to remove as a unit....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-02-2021, 04:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 454
Posted By john in illinois
Re: Is This Broken...End Of Cluster Shaft

If it is not leaking I Would not worry.

John
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-01-2021, 04:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,010
Posted By john in illinois
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-30-2021, 08:29 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,446
Posted By john in illinois
Re: Good sounding single muffler

I use Porters 16 inch. They have a nice rumble and are well made.

John
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-27-2021, 04:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,182
Posted By john in illinois
Re: Ramps vs Jack Stands

I have 4each 12 ton ,6 ton and 3 ton jackstands. That provides a height for about any use.

This is my Model T project.



John
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-25-2021, 04:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 976
Posted By john in illinois
Re: Pre load

There you go Bob. Very good suggestions to get it going as is or spend time and money to restore it properly. If you wNt to drive a lot and keep the car that is best solution.

John
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-25-2021, 04:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 746
Posted By john in illinois
Re: gastank shutoff valve leak at threads- options?

I use loctite pipe sealant as mentioned. It has been proven in industry for years.

Another trick is to flow solder in the pipe threads to make it fit tighter on the right position. I have done...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-24-2021, 04:39 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,391
Posted By john in illinois
Re: Is this a standard 21" Model A wheel?

Another thought. The wheel rim is 90 yrs old and if it was pitted and thin from rust i t can easily crack and blow out.

John
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-24-2021, 04:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 871
Posted By john in illinois
Re: REQUEST ADVICE: Changing Timing gear.

He had a fiber gear,but stiil good to clean valve chamber and make sure main holes ar clear.

John
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-24-2021, 04:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 976
Posted By john in illinois
Re: Pre load

As Tom and Charly said doit by feel. Just a slight drag because it will probably get tighter from the press fit in the banjo.

Also you will probably have to try a couple of times with the nuts as...
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