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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-17-2019, 07:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 264
Posted By Terry, NJ
Re: wood sizes

Find someone who is or has a roadster that they're "Re-wooding" and use their old wood for a pattern. Remember, there may be a difference between standard and deluxe bodies. Top irons do differ from...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-17-2019, 07:32 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 264
Posted By Terry, NJ
Re: wood sizes

Find someone who is or has a roadster that they're "Re-wooding" and use their old wood for a pattern. Remember, there may be a difference between standard and deluxe bodies. Top irons do differ from...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-15-2019, 11:06 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 852
Posted By Terry, NJ
Re: SLOW starter

Another aspect of this problem may be a poor ground. The best way I know of getting a starter to turn faster is to ground it directly to the battery. The ground path through a lot of old , rusty,...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-06-2019, 08:21 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 707
Posted By Terry, NJ
Re: AF700441 is this a big bore engine?

Wise Decision! The "Mountains" of Pennsylvania are just bumps in the road when compared to the Alps. My A coupe with a bored out engine, High Compression head, B carburetor, bored out manifold and...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-01-2019, 08:15 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,215
Posted By Terry, NJ
Re: Best lubrication for transmission ?

Lubricants other than GL-1 are not recommended for transmissions with yellow metal bearings. The sulphur is detrimental to the copper in the yellow metal (Brass, bronze). Fortunately, there are no...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-01-2019, 08:00 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,215
Posted By Terry, NJ
Re: Best lubrication for transmission ?

The transmission is one thing while the rear end is another! What works in the transmission may not work well in the rear end. Frsintance, the rear gears are in constant mesh and don't have shifting...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-28-2019, 01:50 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,215
Posted By Terry, NJ
Re: Best lubrication for transmission ?

Some like the 600w (which is about 240W) and that not a bad idea. You probably won't go wrong with it. However, some of the workable and working concoctions being used out there with good results are...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-27-2019, 08:37 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,889
Posted By Terry, NJ
Re: What's the latest you can remember anyone using an A?

As a youngster in Essex co. New Jersey, I rarely recall anything earlier than the late thirties. With one exception, An old guy, who'd lived in town all his life, had a lawn business (The first one...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-25-2019, 12:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,054
Posted By Terry, NJ
Re: Engine saga continues....

There are more grades of stainless than you can shake a stick at! There's the Martensitic, Ferritic, and Austenitic , for one way of ID ing it. Then there's the 300 series and the 400 series. Then...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-20-2019, 07:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 349
Posted By Terry, NJ
Re: Steve Ryan Model A Meet, Trexlertown, PA

It's just south of I 78 ( rt 100), a little west of Allentown. Not really that far.
Terry
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-19-2019, 08:13 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 864
Posted By Terry, NJ
Re: TVís Car SOS feature a Model A Ford at O'Neill Vintage Ford

Back in the 80s, I was in the UK and was tooling along in Surrey when I came across the sight of sights. It was a huge white Cadillac convertible with the proverbial blonde at the wheel. This was on...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-12-2019, 08:28 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,963
Posted By Terry, NJ
Re: A Chinese radiator in a Model A?!!!

I think that many more parts that we buy come from China! Back in 2001, I restored a Ford 8N and the old Central Tractor from Iowa (New Name, ??) Just about every part in the catalog was Chinese...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-09-2019, 08:54 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,818
Posted By Terry, NJ
Re: Pronunciations

There seems to be a fantasy or pastime to restructure pronunciations. Since my uncle bought one in the early 50s, it's been "Willees" and willys it shall remain. If you want play with some brains,...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-07-2019, 01:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 652
Posted By Terry, NJ
Re: starting issues with spare engine on stand

Make sure the spark advance lever is retarding all the way. Your steering column, when loosened is capable of rotating around to properly position the spark advance and throttle lever. It must...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-01-2019, 07:33 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,162
Posted By Terry, NJ
Re: Impossible ... Stuck head

I was told that oven cleaner would do it. Saturate the studs and let it creep downward between the head and the stud, but alas, I didn't work for me (some things don't) Not enough oven cleaner? More...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-31-2019, 11:25 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 677
Posted By Terry, NJ
Re: Oil classification

Yes, but I was trying to show the origins of the designations "light and heavy" The crude oils were called by these terms and the designations carried over into the refined products too. The light...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-31-2019, 10:53 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,056
Posted By Terry, NJ
Re: Ford Tri-Motor

Werner, I feel sorry for what your father and every other German had to go though. I knew some Russian prisoners of war and what they went through was incredibly bad. If the allies had treated the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-31-2019, 09:53 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,056
Posted By Terry, NJ
Re: Ford Tri-Motor

Hallo!
The T 6 was actually an AT 6 (AT- Advanced Trainer) Were they training the new Luftwaffe pilots with them? Whenever at plane, car, boat, gun, etc is "Out of place" one wonders how they got...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-31-2019, 09:29 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 677
Posted By Terry, NJ
Re: Oil classification

The oil industry uses the words "Light" and "Heavy" to describe viscosity, Saudi Light or West Texas heavy to describe crude oils. Each crude is different as it comes out of the ground. This is used...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-27-2019, 07:34 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,663
Posted By Terry, NJ
Re: Shock absorber, mounting

Hallo Werner, Wie Gehts? Sein Englische ist besser als mein Deutsche! Ich Lerne Deutsche. Aber das ist genug! I did not read your posting well enough the first time. Ich lerne Russische auch. Mein...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-27-2019, 03:41 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,663
Posted By Terry, NJ
Re: Shock absorber, mounting

I guess I did not read it carefully enough. I thought you were calling the old ones "Stipes". Congratulations! Many of us wish we could have a set of stipe shocks ! When I assembled my spring (10...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-27-2019, 12:26 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,663
Posted By Terry, NJ
Re: Shock absorber, mounting

First of all, I do not believe that Bill Stipe had anything to do with making them.
They do not look right for Stipe Shocks.

#2 I don't know a lot about them, But I think someone mixed a front...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-26-2019, 02:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 640
Posted By Terry, NJ
Re: Water output casting sealing gasket or no gasket?

As Brent said, Make sure the surface is flat! I like to take a skim cut, with a flycutter on a Bridgeport. Granted, not everyone has a Bridgeport lying around, So it can be done with a file also....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-25-2019, 09:22 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,056
Posted By Terry, NJ
Re: Ford Tri-Motor

Don't sell these old prop planes short! There is a niche for them! Catalinas make excellent forest fire fighters (so i'm told) They can swoop down on a lake and fill their tanks without too much loss...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-21-2019, 03:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,023
Posted By Terry, NJ
Re: Paint type

I painted my A,Town Sedan about two years ago. I used PPG Shop line and the matching primer. I sprayed it with a HF "purple gun" with a 1 qt aluminum reservoir (costs more than the gun!). It was a...
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