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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-20-2020, 10:57 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,321
Posted By larrys40
Re: Engine Machining

I know Arlyn does Babbitt but I converses with him yesterday and he doesnít do inserts if thatís what you are wanting. If you want an annoyed engine I would call him. If you want an inserted engine...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-19-2020, 11:00 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,321
Posted By larrys40
Re: Engine Machining

I would call Arlyn Bieber at Hansens Model A garage in San Diego. Aryln does engines and they are schooled at all the mechanicals. I'll update back here shortly with the correct phone number.....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-19-2020, 10:53 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 811
Posted By larrys40
Re: Clutch stuck

If the body is not on the frame the best and most comprhensive solution to resolve the issue (s) would be to pull pull the rear axle back and trans to see what's up. My bet is the clutch disc is...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-14-2020, 09:22 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 779
Posted By larrys40
Re: Steam cleaning engine/trans?

I do a lot of engine and chassis cleanups in the process of doing service work for folks.
For chassis and firewall and engine compartment cleanup standard non-pumice type cleaners like gojo...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-27-2019, 09:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 652
Posted By larrys40
Re: Mitchell OD Shift Lever Clearance

I’ve installed a number of the overdrives and have always been able to adjust the lever on the splines shaft for the best comfort position and clearance of the cushion. Try and reposition the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-26-2019, 10:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 803
Posted By larrys40
Re: E-Zsteer draglink/track rod kit

I install these routinely on cars where I’m servicing the front steering mechanisms. I’ve use hundreds of the kits and have had absolutely zero issues. I concur with Canadian that your balls need to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-10-2019, 09:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,005
Posted By larrys40
Re: KRW shock absorber wrench

It works ok I put a little heat in the cover before I try and take them off. I don’t like doing shocks so don’t mess with them too often. I have the Krw fixture took to hold them along with...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-08-2019, 09:24 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,884
Posted By larrys40
Re: Cracked Block

Werner. First of all I would confirm this is where youíre leak is actually coming from . Best accomplished with a pressure test which means disassembly. Are you sure the leak isnít a head gasket...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-06-2019, 10:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,005
Posted By larrys40
Re: KRW shock absorber wrench

Which wrench? Please show photo. Most who have them don’t let them go. I have most of them except one and could supply a photo , although they are in the 31 catalog
Larry shepard
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-01-2019, 10:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 569
Posted By larrys40
Re: Question- RE Mounting The Tudor Body to the Frame

As job noted the location useage, yes use both. I suggest you get your radiator and hood alignment nailed down. Shimming and location of the body on the frame and radiator are key. It can be a2 hour...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-30-2019, 02:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 663
Posted By larrys40
Re: Original Condensers

The original ones either from production or ford service units had the Ford script on the barrel. The spec I believe is .23-.25 microfarads. Will have to double check my spec sheet.
I use a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-11-2019, 04:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,104
Posted By larrys40
Re: Black fender paint

I like and use a lot of sherwin Williams 2nd dimension single stage. Color sands and buffs great now and 10 years from now.
You have to get from sherwin Williams auto paint store or jobber.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-22-2019, 07:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 498
Posted By larrys40
Re: brake adjustment

Has it been moveable before? Try backing it off rather than tightening . Try some penetrant and then moving it back and forth. If you can get some movement you should feel the detent of the actuating...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-22-2019, 07:33 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,264
Posted By larrys40
Re: No comment

I believe I chatted with you when you had it at Natchez in the Natchez trace tour. I like the car as it is something different and thereís nothing wrong with the ole miss theme .
Folks can do their...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-19-2019, 07:16 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,242
Posted By larrys40
Re: What do you make of this

Someone put in a new head and didn’t paint it for one ....
Then, unknown if it’s 12 volt with a ballast resistor and someone doesn’t know how to not do they understand the model a wiring . Fix it to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-19-2019, 07:09 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,784
Posted By larrys40
Re: Help! Tie rod end install

First of all I do these on the bench as an assembly. I noticed your tie rod is in which is fine. It’s juat more difficult if backing plates are in the way. Again you can do the entire...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-19-2019, 03:30 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,603
Posted By larrys40
Re: Why did my axle break?

I have had one break as well. I think metal fatigue is probably most likely. I was lucky they line failed in a parking lot albeit 500 miles from home. I changed it out the next morning .
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-22-2019, 07:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 467
Posted By larrys40
Re: oil leak, B/W O/D

There’s no magical cure. I have done a number of those overdrives for the later model ford or Mercury’s and Lincoln’s as they were intended for and you have to seal them up well with etc and he...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-19-2019, 08:09 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 626
Posted By larrys40
Re: 1930 Front brakes

As Jackson said the roller head must ride on the Track. If the wedge stud and outer washer and the tracks are good and correct at 1 5/16 the shoe will have to be lifted slightly into place on the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-15-2019, 08:06 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 956
Posted By larrys40
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-20-2019, 01:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,045
Posted By larrys40
Re: Brake Service Cross Shaft Reviews

Good synopsis review of pricing . If you don’t want to or can’t those prices are a bargain.
It can be difficult to get the coins and levers off and more time involved than what you think.
I gave...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-25-2019, 06:47 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,605
Posted By larrys40
Re: Brake feel . . .

Glad to hear you bought a Model A but not on your brakes. Unless the rest of the car is top notch know that brakes on them to be done right and well can be expensive.
I’m giving the brake...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-22-2019, 04:50 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,855
Posted By larrys40
Re: Hole in water jacket

I would carefully measure the depth of the hole vs the depth of the stud . Was a helicoil used? You could do a couple things.
One , use a small plug ( like a hardened threaded set screw) on the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-13-2019, 06:55 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,428
Posted By larrys40
Re: Rearching brake shoes.

Isn’t breathing illegal in California?

I do re-arching on all my brake jobs. Some say it isn’t necessary but I’ll err in the side it’s part of the details to making my brake jobs too notch and...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-23-2019, 10:04 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,358
Posted By larrys40
Re: Fuel Gauge

I would try a heat gun to see if you can soften the old gas varnish that is probably still king the outer nut. At the point you donít care about the inner. Just the outer. I use an original 5z gas...
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