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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-11-2019, 01:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 572
Posted By Tom Endy
Re: Pinion assembly installation

The Mitchell company makes three different overdrives for the Model A. Their standard fits most Model A's. The one for the Victoria has a stub shaft that is 4.5 inches longer to locate the overdrive...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-11-2019, 01:44 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 572
Posted By Tom Endy
Re: Pinion assembly installation

I suspect that you removed a torque tube during the process of installing the Mitchell overdrive. Use the torque tube to pull the pinion assembly into the banjo. You will need to make some threaded...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-04-2019, 10:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,275
Posted By Tom Endy
Re: Original Vicky interior

Mr. Ebeling is a current member of the Victoria Association.


Tom Endy
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-02-2019, 12:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 527
Posted By Tom Endy
Re: Bench testing a generator cutout

The attached article does not show how to bench check a cut-out, but offers an understanding of how it works. Looking at the simple electrical sketch a test could be rigged up with two batteries.

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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-31-2019, 01:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 768
Posted By Tom Endy
Re: Pressure Plate

The fingers of the pressure plate must be adjusted to between 5\8" and 3\4" with 11\16" being nominal. All the fingers must be equal. If this adjustment is not correct you will never get s clutch...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-30-2019, 03:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,216
Posted By Tom Endy
Re: Famous restorer Call Allan Died

What an appropriate last line. I met Cal a number of times at MAFCA nationals over the years. He was always soft spoken and a gentleman of the first order. He overhauled a number of pop-out cables...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-09-2018, 09:24 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,063
Posted By Tom Endy
Re: Rear Axle removal to inspect gears

The attached link is to an article about how to remove the axle assemblies from a rear axle assembly with out removing the entire rear from the car.

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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-06-2018, 02:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 662
Posted By Tom Endy
Re: Main Shaft in Trans is worn...

The link below will take you to a pictorial document about the overhaul of a Model A transmission. It is long and tedious, 73 pages. On page 30 it addresses the question about the main shaft. Keep in...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-06-2018, 01:07 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 967
Posted By Tom Endy
Re: Engine runs rough unles GAV is open 3/4 turn

The sizing of both the comp jet and the cap jet determine where the GAV should be set. The comp jet is the little button looking jet in the reservoir and is much smaller than the cap jet. The fuel...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-02-2018, 09:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,135
Posted By Tom Endy
Re: Looking for a drawing / Blueprint of a pinion puller

Thank you for posting the link. I tried to attached the exact file, but it would not attach. I don't know how to attach a link.


The key to this puller is the steel block that clamps to the drive...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-02-2018, 02:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 956
Posted By Tom Endy
Re: Rear Axle restoration...The Les Andrews Way...

I agree with the discussion about not locking up the bearings during the carrier pre-load adjustment. It may not be clear in my articles, but here is what I do:


I bolt the banjo to the right...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-02-2018, 01:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 956
Posted By Tom Endy
Re: Rear Axle restoration...The Les Andrews Way...

I e-mailed Steve and advised him of the articles I have authored about rear axle assembly rebuilding. They are on the web site of the Santa Anita A's of Arcadia, California at www.santaanitaas.org...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-01-2018, 08:06 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,206
Posted By Tom Endy
Re: Easy Oil Pan Baffel Removel

I use the wooden handle of a hammer. I slip the wood end into the opening for the pump and with the flip of a wrist it is out. A wooden baseball bat works even better.


Tom Endy
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-26-2018, 03:01 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,430
Posted By Tom Endy
Re: Sue Mitchell

Very sad, a great lady:


A story about her:


A number of years ago we had a club member driving his Model A from California to the east cost. They were in Texas and the Borg Warner overdrive...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-16-2018, 12:41 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 788
Posted By Tom Endy
Re: Torque Tube

In order to make the change you are going to need a torque tube and a drive shaft. The torque tubes are all interchangeable. Any year will work. All the drive shafts are the same except for the very...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-07-2018, 02:47 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,322
Posted By Tom Endy
Re: Made in China transmission bearings

I have been rebuilding Model A transmissions as a cottage industry for the past 30 years. I purchase all my replacement parts, including bearings from Bratton's. Over the years I have observed that...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-25-2018, 02:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 382
Posted By Tom Endy
Re: Electrical short blows lights

The most common loss of ground on a Model A is where the battery ground cable attached to the frame. It is out of sight and could be severely corroded.


Best place to start is to remove the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-20-2018, 06:15 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,021
Posted By Tom Endy
Re: Transmission too tight.

I don't know if this pertains to a Mitchell, but on a stock transmission I have encountered a situation where the length of the bearing surface on the main shaft exceeded the length of the free play...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-13-2018, 11:46 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 766
Posted By Tom Endy
Re: Gallon jugs for stretching top material.

The way we did it was to construct a 2X4 wooden frame larger than the top of the car and attach the top material to it. We set it out in the sun (July) and every few hours pulled it tighter and...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-12-2018, 10:33 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,070
Posted By Tom Endy
Re: Clutch Chatter & Flywheel run-out

There are two .010 horse shoe shaped brass shims that install in the two ears of the clutch housing where it attaches to the rear of the engine block and where the accelerator mechanism is installed....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-11-2018, 09:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 473
Posted By Tom Endy
Re: Rear axle bolt question

All I have seen are a 3/4" hex. However if they are loaded up with paint it is difficult to get a wrench on them.


Tom Endy
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-09-2018, 12:05 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,718
Posted By Tom Endy
Re: Diff leaking around the bolts

I would re-torque all 20 banjo bolts to 35 ft. lbs. You will probably find that the two forward bolts on each side are loose. For some reason these four bolts tend to come loose. I believe there is...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-07-2018, 08:58 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,329
Posted By Tom Endy
Re: Railroad Inspection Car

Attached are the two pages of the Victoria Association newsletter from April 2015 as indicated by Vern in an earlier post.


Tom Endy
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-06-2018, 08:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 888
Posted By Tom Endy
Re: Juice brakes master cylinder?

Dennis Cling in Arizona offers a master cylinder kit that mounts to the left side of the transmission. A very easy kit to install.


Tom Endy
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-06-2018, 12:20 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 365
Posted By Tom Endy
Re: Clutch Release Fork Positioning

I think you have it on the shaft backwards.


Tom Endy
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