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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-03-2018, 01:46 PM
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Views: 374
Posted By Ron in Quincy
Choke Rod Sleeve,Very Early-Beginning through January 1928

These were duplicated from my original one by a Aircraft Machinest, he even used a special drill to make the ID correct. There is no seam on the sleeve. I only have 3 left out of 10. The cost is...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-14-2018, 11:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,133
Posted By Ron in Quincy
Re: Doc Kalinka's early 1928 Model A Open Cab Pickup

A241 is in Gooding's Show room; Michael is Fred Gooding's son, he has all of Fred A's, including A354 which is almost completely restored by Michael. Doc helped Fred complete the restoration of A241....
Forum: Model-A 07-05-2018, 01:50 PM
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Views: 437
Posted By Ron in Quincy
1928 Light DELIVERY

Scored 483.9 in Restored Class Judging at the MAFCA National in Sparks, NV.

There is a Photo and scores listed by someone else on page 2 of the Ford Barn.

If interested please contact me at...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-07-2018, 01:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,550
Posted By Ron in Quincy
Re: Light switch fix

Do you have Stop Light when you step on your brake pedal ? If not , your tail is not grounded.

Ron
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-04-2018, 01:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,586
Posted By Ron in Quincy
Re: Zenith secondary well

There are 3 types of original secondary removable wells; type 3 is the one to use, it is the one that is being reperduced , it has a recessed grove under the compensation jet so the gas is not...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-31-2018, 01:37 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,319
Posted By Ron in Quincy
Re: Radiator Replacement

I replaced my Radiator in my 30 Coupe, got it from the Brass Works; the inlet was not correct, my radiator cap would not fit, I called the Brass works and they would not correct it. I will never...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-21-2018, 11:04 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,210
Posted By Ron in Quincy
Re: Interference between transmission and brake cross-shaft

As said by others, usually interference of the brake cross shaft is caused by frame sag at the motor mounts.

When I restored my 30 Coupe I checked the frame before setting the body on and found...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-15-2018, 07:03 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,140
Posted By Ron in Quincy
Re: Another question about oil viscosity

I use STP 100 percent in Transmission and 50 percent in rear differential plus 50 percent 600W. The STP is constantly being moved up by the transmission gears and the same action takes place in the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-14-2018, 05:41 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,098
Posted By Ron in Quincy
Re: engine oil

I hqve used Castoral GTX 20-50 for over35 Years. Change oil between 1500-2000 miles, even though the oil still looks new. Have filter and insert main and rod bearings on 2 of the engines.

The...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-11-2018, 02:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 928
Posted By Ron in Quincy
Re: Early 21 inch wheel vs later 21 inch wheel

Suggest you refer to the Service Bulletins; you do not want to put AR wheels on "B" drums or "B" wheels on AR drums.

Ron
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-09-2018, 06:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 974
Posted By Ron in Quincy
Re: AA Engine

The 'DIAMOND block is built with hard seats in the exhaust and the Camshaft is a ''B" Style. The A and AA blocks use standard valve seats and standard "A" camshaft.

Ron
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-06-2018, 01:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 586
Posted By Ron in Quincy
Re: F.M. Horn Rebuild Kit Question

also keep the armature clean. Always use plain fine sandpaper to clean the armature.

the faster the armature turns the better the sound.

some of the replcement diaphrams are junk, the centter...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-02-2018, 10:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 586
Posted By Ron in Quincy
Re: Headlight lenses

A good friend of mine is the one that had the lens made, he lives in Escalon, CA.

I am the one that was selling the lens, only had 25 sets. Sorry I do not have any more for sale. Only kept one in...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-02-2018, 12:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 945
Posted By Ron in Quincy
Re: Early '28 vs Late '28

Restore the "A" as you found it.

After it is restored and you decided to have it Judged at a meet, the earlier items would be covered under the 60 day rule. As long as there was nothing wrong with...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-21-2018, 01:44 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,805
Posted By Ron in Quincy
Re: radiator fan efficiency

I agree with WHM, engines pans are part of the engine cooling system.

I also believe you should replace a original 2 blade fan with a new aluminum 2 blade, as the original can rust from the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-18-2018, 11:14 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,059
Posted By Ron in Quincy
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-18-2018, 12:02 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,059
Posted By Ron in Quincy
Re: Oil mist on left side of engine

All A engines have to breath, that is why all oil tubes are not the same, Ford no doubt was getting complaints about blow by, you do not have to have worn rings to have blow by.

This is why I...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-16-2018, 12:41 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,059
Posted By Ron in Quincy
Re: Oil mist on left side of engine

You can use a plain copper scrub pad, cut a large piece and place it in the tube under the oil cap, push it down to the louvers. As the oil collects on the pad it will run back into the oil pan and...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-11-2018, 10:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,174
Posted By Ron in Quincy
Re: rear axle nut torque confusion

I torque the nut to 90-95 foot pounds, then I continue enough to line up the cotter key hole. I have had no problems doing it this way.

Be sure to use a original axel castle nut 5/8-18, they are...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-08-2018, 01:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,365
Posted By Ron in Quincy
Re: Brake pills add how many degrees?

I believe the angle is 7 degrees forward of center.

Remove the brake rod, operate the lever by hand, add 2 0r 3 pills and check arm location, continue adding or removing 1 pill at a time until arm...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-18-2018, 11:12 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,761
Posted By Ron in Quincy
Re: Diaphragm Clutch

Richard,


If you decide to use the diaphragm clutch, the fingers at the center must be machine shortened, otherwise they will not clear the throw out bearing. You can use the same clutch disc as...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-17-2018, 11:52 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,938
Posted By Ron in Quincy
Re: Robert Paul “Mr Shock” goes west

What a wonderful man and the quality of his work and cost just could not be found with anyone else. I have no idea how many matching sets of shocks he did for me over the years. The sets on my 3...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-11-2018, 06:08 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,866
Posted By Ron in Quincy
Re: Windshield glass installation

Some of the tape that dealers sell is too thick.

When I put the glass in my 30 Coupe I went to a glass shop and found he had 3 different thickness of tape, he gave me a thinner tape than what the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-11-2018, 05:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 839
Posted By Ron in Quincy
Re: Replating shift lever question

The bell should be Bright Nickel and the shaft a Butler Nickel finish.

You should be able to tap the bell up, it is a tight fit on the shaft, I have never had to use heat to remove the bell.
...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-09-2018, 02:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,754
Posted By Ron in Quincy
Re: Zenith LEAKS after rebuild

If the housing gasket gets wet when you turn on the fuel the leak will be the fuel line connection ; the gas will run to the back of the carb, run down and leak off the mounting bolt.

Ron
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