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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 06:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 227
Posted By abachman3
Re: Radiator cap problem 31 coupe

The gaskets that are commonly used for the radiator cap and the Gas cap are a round piece of leather. They do have some thickness to them. Generally I find that when first used, they are almost too...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-31-2020, 11:49 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 924
Posted By abachman3
Re: Swirled Glass Shift Knobs

Somewhat common in the model A's in my local clubs. Three of my cars have aftermarket knobs. They are available for about $25.00 and up, depending on the vendor. Many of the ones you find now are...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-30-2020, 08:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 709
Posted By abachman3
Re: Fun project voltage regulator

Yes I am using one. Have had it for more than ten years without any issues. You need to set up your generator using a standard cutout, to the amps that you desire, then switch out the old one and...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-17-2020, 11:40 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,265
Posted By abachman3
Re: Devastating Blow

Wrong info...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-15-2020, 10:57 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 196
Posted By abachman3
Re: Steering box & steering arm

The balls are replaceable... but take note that they are not perpendicular to the shaft. A club member here in the Chicago area made a fixture for this purpose. He cuts off the old ball, drills out...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-14-2020, 08:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 277
Posted By abachman3
Re: Head Torque question

The crows foot opening should be 90 degrees out from the torque wrench. This gives the least distortion of the correct value. It may be off by 1-2 pound feet, which in the whole scheme of things is...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-02-2020, 08:48 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,061
Posted By abachman3
Re: Original headlights

Mike Keating has done quite a study on the headlight glass lens. Hopefully he will chime in here and add to this.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-26-2020, 10:31 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 510
Posted By abachman3
Re: luggage rack

I have the extensions on my Tudor and have no problem with the spare tire, other than the lugnuts are harder to get at.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-10-2020, 08:49 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 707
Posted By abachman3
Re: Stainless Steel Model A

The name of the steel mill producing the stainless steel was Allegheny Ludlum, located in Brackenridge, PA, northeast of Pittsburgh about 20 miles, on the Allegheny River. The plant is still there...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-09-2020, 06:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 707
Posted By abachman3
Re: Stainless Steel Model A

A 1936 Ford Sedan, 1960 Ford Thunderbird and a 1967 Lincoln Continental, all being stainless steel vehicles, built by ATI are being auctioned off in Indiana over labor day as one lot...... according...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-07-2020, 10:30 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,891
Posted By abachman3
Re: Which Car-Like Vehicles Can Tow a Model A?

I chose a Porsche Cayenne Diesel to use as my car trailer tow vehicle several years ago. Tows right at 9000 pounds. I get 26 mpg pulling my car/trailer cross country... open top/flat trailer.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-06-2020, 11:21 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 706
Posted By abachman3
Re: Whistling sound when clutch is not engaged

I too, would suspect the throwout bearing I had a similar occurrence a few years back when I purchased my Tudor. The motor only had 700 miles on it. I replaced the throwout bearing and all is well...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-20-2020, 10:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 451
Posted By abachman3
Re: 28 Dash light intermittent operation

The outer housing should be pressed in slightly and turned to the right and have a noticeable stopping point where it sort of clicks into an open position and the bulb will stay lighted. The bulb...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-17-2020, 01:17 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,194
Posted By abachman3
Re: model b engine swallows

GAV set correctly? Perhaps open the GAV a bit more, or conversly, try it with the GAV nearly closed. One of my model A's prefers the GAV to be closed all the way.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-17-2020, 12:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 317
Posted By abachman3
Re: No fire at the points

Since the problem seems to be somewhat intermittent, it is in the movement of something electrical.. such as the acorn nut making/not making contact. wiring that is not quite securely fastened as it...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-15-2020, 03:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 700
Posted By abachman3
Re: Engine diagnosis?

A quick clean of the points is to have the points in a closed position, key OFF. with a finger, open the points and place a clean piece of paperboard (matchbook, if you have one) between the points,...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-12-2020, 07:28 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,147
Posted By abachman3
Re: Distributor stuck

If you do not remove the lower shaft, at least pour some motor oil down that hole to lubricate the lower shaft. Pour more than just a couple of squirts... it will just end up in the oil pan... so not...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-09-2020, 10:38 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,006
Posted By abachman3
Re: Gold is where you find it....

Good on you saving another model A Ford from extinction!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-08-2020, 01:44 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 917
Posted By abachman3
Re: Lightened Flywheel

My roadster that I purchased last spring has a 6.0 head, lightened flywheel, inserts and counter balanced flywheel. Yes, the roadster is lighter than my tudor, which has a 5.5 head, no other mods,...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-08-2020, 01:37 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,343
Posted By abachman3
Re: painting a license plate questions

Illinois requirement is plates must be original, no repaints. However, I do see a number of repaints at car shows and have never heard any issues... but the law is the law.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-23-2020, 11:13 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,072
Posted By abachman3
Re: front axle

We have cold straightened axles using a 30 ton press. Generally you set the high side up and apply pressure where it is up. Press slightly lower than desired, as when the pressure is released, it...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-21-2020, 11:14 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,138
Posted By abachman3
Re: Sedan delivery auction

This was purchased by Dr Jordon Beller and will reside in The Beller Museum, Romeoville, IL. I'm sure that it will be freshened, not restored to showroom condition. The Beller Museum is a private...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-12-2020, 07:49 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,085
Posted By abachman3
Re: Tread chaser or thread size

Re-threader files are available and come with numerous thread counts and pitches. This could be a place where you could use one.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-11-2020, 03:48 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,221
Posted By abachman3
Re: Pilot bearing fit

Yes it is a press fit and the outer part does not spin.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-11-2020, 03:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 630
Posted By abachman3
Re: Mal funktion brake switch

Motorcycle shops have a good selection of various lights that work well for turn signals.
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