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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 10:58 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 17,716
Posted By SSsssteamer
Re: Dumbest Reproduction Parts

From Rick's in 1969, I purchased four new outer bumper clamps. They were pretty chrome and with their blue enamel paint already on them, they really looked nice. I proudly installed them onto our...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 10:28 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 580
Posted By SSsssteamer
Re: O/T What material would you use for new axle shafts?

I have made many brass era car axles. As directed by the sprint car community, 4140 has been my choice of axle shaft material. Additional heat treating is not necessary. Pictured below is our 1916...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-25-2020, 08:40 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 7,087
Posted By SSsssteamer
Re: Runs for about 10 minutes and the just quits

Laughing out LOUD.. A Good response!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-08-2020, 11:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 282
Posted By SSsssteamer
Re: Bumper Brackets

Yep, looks like the ones on our '36 Ford pick up. The cars were about the same.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-08-2020, 11:30 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,081
Posted By SSsssteamer
Re: Nylock self locking nuts on main bearing bolts?

I am 75 years old and for years, I was a journeyman machinist and assemblyman for Skagit Corporation in their transmission department building heavy equipment. We had many government contracts and...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-04-2020, 09:04 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 695
Posted By SSsssteamer
Re: Les Schwab powder coating

I had five 16" Ford wire wheels done by Les Schwab about 4 months ago out of their Sedro-Woolley, WA store. $35 total for blasting and powder coating. I am elated. Only down side is after...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-26-2020, 11:18 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 452
Posted By SSsssteamer
Re: Rear spring eye

The spring shackle bushing has to be a tight fit in the spring eye for it to wear properly. If your spring is still safe to use, build up the bushing with a little solder for a tighter spring eye...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-25-2020, 01:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 455
Posted By SSsssteamer
Re: Radiator comb

The plastic comb would do less damage to the copper cooling fins than would a metal comb. I use the plastic cooling fin comb. I haven't tried a metal one.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-24-2020, 08:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 527
Posted By SSsssteamer
Re: Wind Wing Glass - Closed Car

Hi Joop, Yep, I also have 4 closed Model A Fords. I too was also referring to the closed cars. Attached is our 1929 Model A Ford that also has the same type of wind wings. They make a big...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-24-2020, 10:09 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 650
Posted By SSsssteamer
Re: Steering turn from center

The steering arm on the front spindle could be bent. It would be the easiest one to bend to correct the unequaled steering problem. A little heat, a little tweak and you are done.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-23-2020, 11:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 527
Posted By SSsssteamer
Re: Wind Wing Glass - Closed Car

Once the glass is captured between the wind wing brackets, there is no way for it to fall out. I have had mind on my '29 Tudor for 52 years now with out any problems. I wouldn't leave home without...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-22-2020, 11:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 530
Posted By SSsssteamer
Re: Attempt to remove body bolts, or just cut them off?

I have been able to break most of the body bolts off using vice grips on one side and a good fitting wrench on the other side. I have also used a cold chisel to split the nuts. So far I have not...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-11-2020, 11:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 781
Posted By SSsssteamer
Re: Soldering and Nickel Plating

I have been this route. My plater "Specialized Plating" in Mt. Vernon, WA will not plate over lead solder repairs. He will plate over Silver solder repairs, and about any other metal. He does...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-10-2020, 10:33 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,214
Posted By SSsssteamer
Re: 3.27 Ring and Pinion

The jump between 2nd and 3rd with 3.27 gears isn't much different than with the 3.53 or the 3.78 gears. There is only a small additional power gap between those gears, but with the 3.27 gears, you...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-08-2020, 11:14 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,214
Posted By SSsssteamer
Re: 3.27 Ring and Pinion

I put a 3.27 rear end gears in my 1931 CCPU. It was a very smart move and the pickup pulls it easily. I put a 3.54 in my 1929 Tudor and it pulls 4 people nicely. Would a 3.27 in my Tudor have been...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-01-2020, 07:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 432
Posted By SSsssteamer
Re: Estimatet mileage since 5/1928

My 1929 Tudor I bought from the original owner in 1968. The owner lived on an island and the A only had 52,000 original miles on it. In the last 52 years I have added another 52,000 mile to its...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-27-2020, 12:19 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,435
Posted By SSsssteamer
Re: how bad is this cluster gear? photos.

The hard facing is worn away from the gears and that is just where the teeth will snap off, on their pitted dotted lines. Don't waste the labor using those bad gears again. Do it right the first...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-26-2020, 06:10 PM
Replies: 345
Views: 33,238
Posted By SSsssteamer
Re: Just wondering : what's your year of birth ?

April, 1945. Been driving our 1929 tudor for 52 years now. Raised our family of five with it. I'm 75 years old this month.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-24-2020, 07:23 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,512
Posted By SSsssteamer
Re: Good time to check your fan blades

I lost a fan blade in '68 also. I will never forget it. It not only ruined my radiator, but the out of balance fan also tore the water pump off of the block too. Sounded like a shot gun going off...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-20-2020, 10:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 678
Posted By SSsssteamer
Re: Early 30 Pickup Floorboard Quandry

I experienced this similar problem with my '36 Ford pickup. I went underneath the truck and drilled a pilot hole up through all of the holes that could be reached from below. The ones that were...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-18-2020, 09:30 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 525
Posted By SSsssteamer
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-04-2020, 10:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 362
Posted By SSsssteamer
Re: 1936 Pick up tail gate rivets

G.M., If I was to use the Fillister head screws for the tail gate hinges, I would have to have their nuts located on the inside of the tailgate. While loading goods, the nuts would create damage to...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-03-2020, 02:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 362
Posted By SSsssteamer
Re: 1936 Pick up tail gate rivets

Nels, I have the round headed rivets in stock. I can use them, but they sure do stand proud. Thanks for the advice on the painted Ford Script. I didn't know that.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-03-2020, 09:45 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 362
Posted By SSsssteamer
1936 Pick up tail gate rivets

On the 1936 Ford pick up tail gate rivets, what type of rivet head did Ford use for the rivet heads? Domed rivet head, pan head, nail head or ? I especially have to get the tailgate hinge rivet...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-03-2020, 09:33 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,689
Posted By SSsssteamer
Re: Cracked head- pic

Ditto. Potential problems from the cracks.
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