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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-22-2019, 09:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 448
Posted By jhowes
Re: Distributor Drive

My friend had an original (sic) untouched CCPU that he brought to me to see why it was not running right. I found that the dissy shaft had a 1/2 " copper water pipe connector shoved over the Dissy ...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-18-2019, 10:32 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,544
Posted By jhowes
Re: OK! Oldtimers, Gimme your best answer, Stuck Engine

From your post 17 I would say that you have no choice but to tear it down. I have an engine that sat after the rebuild for 20 years or so and it is severely stuck. I am now in the process of...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-18-2019, 10:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 222
Posted By jhowes
Re: 29 CCPU vs. 29 Fordor 60B Driver Comfort

My brother has a CCPU that he put a thin seatback in that he made. Big difference. He also has a Town Sedan that we find quite comfortable for a Model A. I have a tudor with the extended legs...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-15-2019, 09:49 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 806
Posted By jhowes
Re: Advise for installing camshaft timing gear

Also the torque on that big special nut is a bit of a mystery. I'd swear I read somewhere that it is 100 ft lb. but I can't find it now. Also you can order a modern 6 faced nut from the venders. ...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-08-2019, 10:48 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 962
Posted By jhowes
Re: Removing rust by electrolis...Problem...

I used 12 volt batteries, rebar, and washing soda. At first I tried two batteries in series each with its' own charger. The charger was intended to keep the two batteries fully charged. having two...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-06-2019, 11:26 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 648
Posted By jhowes
Re: roof rib install

One last thought from someone that doesn't know much, why not cut the slot in the top of just one side rail and put the mortised end in the untouched side and drop the other side into the newly cut...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-06-2019, 10:49 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 759
Posted By jhowes
Re: Looking for info for restoring model A pickup

Charlie has answered more questions that I had than anything I could find in the books. Thanks. One thing though--If the running boards were painted, did anyone worry about the paint coming off due...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-04-2019, 09:28 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,329
Posted By jhowes
Re: broken screws in oak, drill or give up?

I have always head that stainless steel screws are not as strong as regular steel screws. Is this correct
??? Jack
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-28-2018, 09:55 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,351
Posted By jhowes
Re: Tom Endy

My best wishes to Tom. I have been down that road with a quad-bypass and about 10 stints since then. They estimated that I would be good for ten years but it has been 20 years this coming January. ...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-26-2018, 09:15 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 393
Posted By jhowes
Re: Clutch finger adjust question

Is the measuring tool that you show something that the vendor's carry? I don't believe I have ever seen one before. Jack
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-21-2018, 09:33 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,684
Posted By jhowes
Re: so this just happened....

I have good instructions on rebuilding the rear end but are there any such step by step instructions on the transmission? Jack
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-18-2018, 10:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 384
Posted By jhowes
Re: Valve Spring

I did a 1930 Willys flat head 6 last spring with no problems, this is not going well. Jack
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-18-2018, 10:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 384
Posted By jhowes
Re: Valve Spring

Al; I have three of them in different configurations/
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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-18-2018, 05:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 384
Posted By jhowes
Valve Spring

I am trying to put the valve springs back in my motor. How is it done? Mine are the original type and I inserted the two piece guide and pushed it up into the block as far as I could. The I tried...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-18-2018, 09:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 496
Posted By jhowes
Horn Rebuild

Can anyone give me a name of someone that will rebuild a Model A horn?? Jack
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-16-2018, 08:56 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 649
Posted By jhowes
Re: Happy Birthday to me

There seems to be a few of us. Mine is 10-04-36
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-14-2018, 09:30 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,053
Posted By jhowes
Re: Secret of Speed Article about distributor rotors "UPDATE"

I don't think this is as question of closing the rotor gap but is a way to change the dwell. If at high speed, the time it takes for the coil field to collapse may be longer than the time that the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-11-2018, 09:13 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,388
Posted By jhowes
Re: Bot a new A

I'd start by finishing the stone wall so that I could put a roof on it to protect the car.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-07-2018, 08:22 AM
Replies: 190
Views: 7,499
Posted By jhowes
Re: OK! Let's get personal!

I'm 82 and just started another Model A resurrection. It's a 30 PU to go with my 31 2-door. Jack
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-02-2018, 09:38 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,310
Posted By jhowes
Re: Swap meet ad responses

\i have experienced what brent said. I recently sold a part ($600 part) and i had the part and the money for a week before it was picked up by the shipper. Some are honest and trustworthy. Thanks...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-29-2018, 09:17 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,264
Posted By jhowes
Re: Radiator soldering

Brent; I noticed that you did not address the type of solder and flux. I have been told that rosin flux/core solder is only good for water pipes and electrical connections and acid flux must be...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-28-2018, 03:29 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,264
Posted By jhowes
Re: Radiator soldering

I would like to hear more on the type of solder and flux to use. Acid core/flux, or rosin core/flux. What are tohe down sides to them? The non lead solder has been discussed and the higher heat...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-26-2018, 10:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,251
Posted By jhowes
Re: Connecting rod balancing

I have two questions on this. One is; what is a weight pad and the other is; :How did they do the crank, flywheel, and pressure plate before the digital machines were available. Factory...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-23-2018, 09:37 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,675
Posted By jhowes
Re: 1920s Car Found in lake Huron

ericr; I can not bring up the picture everyone is referring to. Jack
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-23-2018, 09:15 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 728
Posted By jhowes
Re: 29 Tudor with bad vibration at idle

Brent; How do you index anything to the crank flange when the flywheel and pressure plate are new?? Mine are balanced with quite a bit of material removed from the flywheel (3- 3/4 inch drilled...
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