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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 01:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 519
Posted By Terry, NJ
Re: Flywheel housing-horseshoe engine shims

I suspected as much, but you only have the O.P. to go by. He wants this job done and out of his hair. I was the same way when I first heard of this rather necessary step in reassembling a mod A...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 09:09 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 738
Posted By Terry, NJ
Re: A Very High $$ Box of Empty Boxes !!

Gee, that 5 lb can of Texaco "Marfak" grease looks exactly like a can I sold this year at Hershey. Little higher price, I sold it for $ 4.
Terry
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 08:43 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 519
Posted By Terry, NJ
Re: Flywheel housing-horseshoe engine shims

I know how they went in, those two bolt tab/bosses on the flywheel housing are machined .010 below the rest of the FW housing. That's how the FW housing gets warped, by backyard mechanics not...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 12:14 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 519
Posted By Terry, NJ
Re: Flywheel housing-horseshoe engine shims

Tim, Two of the craziest ideas that Henry Ford ever had was 1) splitting the bell housing into two pieces (bell housing and Flywheel housing) 2) Those two shims! OK, here's what you have to do...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-17-2018, 11:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 170
Posted By Terry, NJ
Re: Seat spring question

FWIW, I made my own spring from a mattress spring! (See in my pics) However I can weld small wires. If this is beyond your capabilities, don't bother. I lucked out and found a mattress That was...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-15-2018, 09:22 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,869
Posted By Terry, NJ
Re: Secret of Speed Article about distributor rotors "UPDATE"

Thanks For taking the time to explain it! It is much appreciated.
Terry
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-15-2018, 09:18 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,290
Posted By Terry, NJ
Re: Do you drive your A in the snow or stormy weather?

No!!! Not in the Rain! Bad wipers! A little snow, Yeah , why not? I've been told that model A s are good in the snow and I've never had an "incident". Butb I don't do it often.
Terry
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-15-2018, 09:08 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 565
Posted By Terry, NJ
Re: Happy Birthday to me

Happy Birthday to both of you! And many more!
Terry
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-15-2018, 09:02 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,869
Posted By Terry, NJ
Re: Secret of Speed Article about distributor rotors "UPDATE"

40 Deluxe, Can you explain to me exactly how the points work. For years, I believed that the spark was generated when the points closed and contacted. For the last few years, I've rethought this,...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-14-2018, 08:50 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,869
Posted By Terry, NJ
Re: Secret of Speed Article about distributor rotors "UPDATE"

I think they got it wrong. Why would you do this. Closing the rotor gap is easy with out soldering. There are two ways to do this. Since you are merely moving the metal a few thousandiths, just hold...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-10-2018, 08:18 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 631
Posted By Terry, NJ
Re: Rear spring lubrication

When oiling the leaves, it's important to remember that when tightly bolted and installed, under tension. there is no openings for dirt, sand to enter these joints. They are closed tight.
Terry
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-09-2018, 08:23 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 631
Posted By Terry, NJ
Re: Rear spring lubrication

I don't know if it's bad or good, but heres how I did mine. With the spring out and under no tension, I merely loosened the center bolt so the gap between the leaves grew slightly. Then I poured oil...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-08-2018, 01:42 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,293
Posted By Terry, NJ
Re: Recap of the "Let's get personal" thread

In reply to this, I am 74. When I got into the hobby, I was about 65. There weren't any A s in my neighborhood, town, or county (Essex co, NJ) My only contact was with my father's cousin, who had...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-07-2018, 01:56 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 4,693
Posted By Terry, NJ
Re: OK! Let's get personal!

I'm 74, Born in 44.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-03-2018, 08:41 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 765
Posted By Terry, NJ
Re: Rear Axle restoration...The Les Andrews Way...

If I may be so bold, this is an excellent time to consider changing your rear end ratio. I did mine to 3.54 and I'm very happy with it.
Terry
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-03-2018, 08:24 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,337
Posted By Terry, NJ
Re: Stroke

Welcome Back, Bill! I had mine in 2007 and I'm still feeling it. Memory and speech were affected. Sometimes I just can't get a word out. And it doesn't even come hours later. It's just gone! I...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-14-2018, 08:07 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 468
Posted By Terry, NJ
Re: Rear leaf spring U bolt

Why are you removing it in the first place? I've pulled several rears and I've never removed the bolts yet.
Terry
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-12-2018, 07:54 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 623
Posted By Terry, NJ
Re: transmission removal 30 or 31 roadster [not sure which]

I'm restating my warning about Mod A springs. DO NOT Take the shackle bolts out with out a spreader! Extremely Dangerous!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-09-2018, 05:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 623
Posted By Terry, NJ
Re: transmission removal 30 or 31 roadster [not sure which]

Yup! You got the picture! You don't have to disconnect the rear radius rods. They all move as one unit, Just the brake rods. It's just a cotter pin. Check all your pivot pins they may be worn...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-09-2018, 10:15 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 623
Posted By Terry, NJ
Re: transmission removal 30 or 31 roadster [not sure which]

A word of warning! HEED THIS! DON"T DISMOUNT THE SPRING ENDS! There is sufficient energy in the spring to kill or maim! Leave them attached and take the rear and rear spring out as a assembly. Unless...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-09-2018, 10:05 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 623
Posted By Terry, NJ
Re: transmission removal 30 or 31 roadster [not sure which]

Take the wooden floor boards out and things will become a lot more accessible and you won't spend so much time under neath. A far easier method is to jack up the rear (With the side rails of the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-08-2018, 08:40 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,244
Posted By Terry, NJ
Re: End of the road

Facing my own decline, I become more aware the effects of the decline of others. Best of luck with your very trying situation!
Terry, NJ
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-02-2018, 11:21 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,020
Posted By Terry, NJ
Re: turning brake drums on conventional lathe

I didn't see any reference to this, but when your turning them, Wrap a long rubber Bungee around the outside dia. of the drum. Brake drums tend to chatter a lot and the rubber will hold the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-30-2018, 01:26 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,778
Posted By Terry, NJ
Re: Model A flywheeel lightened

I hadn't thought of this before, but a high lobed cam will make a engine vibrate considerably, or so I 'm told. I have no experience with high lift/lobe cams so you'll have to discuss it with...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-29-2018, 09:12 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,778
Posted By Terry, NJ
Re: Model A flywheeel lightened

Herm, If you're using that drawing that's around on the internet, like I am, then the bulk of the stock removed is on the outer radius of the flywheel. Both inside and outside. I don't know how to...
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