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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-16-2019, 03:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 895
Posted By jhowes
Re: the dreaded crack

Save the block. I had a similar problem and ground a V in the crack (be careful, you can go right through a block. How do I know?) Then I filled the V crack with marine grade epoxy. You can find...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-15-2019, 07:18 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,746
Posted By jhowes
Re: chattering sound

As I recall it is copper side out. Do you recommend the two piece gasket or the one? Please correct me where I'm wrong. Jack
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-13-2019, 08:14 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 319
Posted By jhowes
Re: Skirts or no skirts? Spark Plug question not...

I think this has to do with the heat range of the plug, but I am not a spark plug guy so maybe someone that knows will chime in. Jack
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-13-2019, 07:55 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,194
Posted By jhowes
Re: Rear End Pressure

Wait a minute . Why is there a problem when it has been OK for the last 90 years? Henry had some way to make it work. I can see with an overdrive that it is not the same as Henry designed it to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-10-2019, 09:56 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 720
Posted By jhowes
Re: 1930 BB? What do we really have here?

I don't see anything BB about this truck. It has the manual spark advance and no pictures of the passenger side of the engine so you cannot see the possible fuel pump and the gas tank is in the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-10-2019, 09:00 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 502
Posted By jhowes
Re: What a good deal! 28 AA tanker

I might be wrong but I thought that the 28 only came with the car 3-speed and the auxiliary. high low gear box. Jack
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-07-2019, 08:58 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 589
Posted By jhowes
Re: Carb Issues

I would go back to where you "just picked up" the carb and get some satisfaction from the rebuilder. This is not right, the car should run with the gav at a 1/4 turn or so. Jack
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-05-2019, 12:03 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 589
Posted By jhowes
Re: Carrier bearing shim

If beer cans are to thick then try one or more layers of aluminum foil. The stuff measures about .001" or so. Jack
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-01-2019, 05:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 480
Posted By jhowes
Re: Evaporust

I used rust 911, same stuff I guess. After doing some parts that needed the rust stabilized, I let the now used black rust 911 sit in a pan for a week or two. Something settled to the bottom and...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-01-2019, 08:59 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 528
Posted By jhowes
Re: Window glass

What I don't understand in this discussion is what is the safety glass? Is it tempered or some other process used?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-01-2019, 08:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 528
Posted By jhowes
Re: Window glass

The use of the polarized films, or sometimes glass rings, is used in industry to look for stress in the glass being examined. The stress will disorenate the lines of polarized light coming through...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-30-2019, 08:17 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 703
Posted By jhowes
Re: Can you hot wire a model A?

I hate to say this Kurt, but I don't think the points are grounded when the switch is off. I just went over the circuit and you may be right. It depends on the internal conductors in the switch. ...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-23-2019, 09:49 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 406
Posted By jhowes
Re: Differental rebuild

Thanks all. I am using Tom Endy's tutorial but I am a little slow on the uptake. Comes with age. Jack
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-22-2019, 06:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 406
Posted By jhowes
Re: Differental rebuild

Thanks to those that helped. I will measure the bearing in the AM.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-22-2019, 02:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 406
Posted By jhowes
Differental rebuild

In rebuilding the rear end there is a bearing race in the axle housings on the inboard side next to the pumpkin. The instructions that I have seen says to use a 3 foot 1/2 inch pipe and tap them...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-22-2019, 09:37 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 170
Posted By jhowes
Differental rebuild

I am trying to drive out the bearing race on the inboard of the axle housing. I am using the recommended 1/2 inch pipe but I can't seem to keep it on the back side of the race . It is very hard to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-13-2019, 07:25 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,412
Posted By jhowes
Re: Help she no go....

I am going to disagree with everyone. He says that the plugs are dry but there is gas at the input to the carburetor. If he removes the drain at the bottom of the carb does the gas flow? Dry plugs...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-11-2019, 08:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 549
Posted By jhowes
Torque Tube Question

I have been rebuilding my rear end ( the cars). As I follow the Tom Endy tutorial I am not able to remove the bearing seal and bearing sleeve. Then I noticed that these parts are not mentioned in...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-11-2019, 08:14 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 978
Posted By jhowes
Re: Small circuit breaker heats and opens

Check page two of this forum as there is a post on the circuit breakers that explains how they work. I respectfully disagree with the poster that said that you mount the breaker differently in a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-09-2019, 01:48 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 315
Posted By jhowes
Federal Mogul bearings

I recently bought some Model A parts and these three Federal Mogul new parts were in the mix. Can anyone identify them and are they useful to a Model A guy?

1. seal 450044

2. Bearing 30208...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-09-2019, 09:23 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,120
Posted By jhowes
Re: Circuit breakers

Sorry for the last post of mine, someone already explained the operation that I did. But if you calculate the current draw with voltages other than the 12 volts that it is designed for you will...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-09-2019, 09:11 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,120
Posted By jhowes
Re: Circuit breakers

As I see it the wire is like the NICHROME wire in a toaster. It has a resistance so that the current goes through the bimetal strip. The current always goes through the easiest path of resistance. ...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-07-2019, 10:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 469
Posted By jhowes
Re: Vibration

Ken, My first suggestion would be to search the archive for this issue. There was a recent post on this very subject. Unfortunately the solution is likely an unbalanced 60+ pound flywheel spinning...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-06-2019, 11:18 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,205
Posted By jhowes
Re: oil pan gasket replacement

What about the rope seal in the front of the engine? If it didn't leak before taking the pan off, should it be replaced? Jack
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-05-2019, 08:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 430
Posted By jhowes
Re: Engine question

I think that they are basically one half of an early V8. Does that mean that they use the same head and cylinders, I don't know. around 1940 or 1941 ford put this engine in there pickups as an...
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