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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-10-2018, 08:34 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,575
Posted By TomballMottershaw
Re: Cos of A Restoration

Hi Mike V. Florida,
re: $3000 for brake parts... Mikes' has "most parts" for $2280....

I guess you have not rebuilt or viewed the video's available on A brake jobs.
there are a lot more parts...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-10-2018, 08:10 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 723
Posted By TomballMottershaw
Re: Engine removal question

when I pull / install motors, with or without transmission, I don't remove the headlight bar, as it's a pain to get off / on.
but you need a hoist / chain-fall that can lift vertically not a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-09-2018, 09:50 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,575
Posted By TomballMottershaw
Re: Cos of A Restoration

to start: a proper brake & hub / bearings rebuild will cost $3000 in parts.
normally: you will spend $30,000 on a driver rebuild... and can't sell it for more than $15k.

it's just a BOAT ...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-03-2018, 01:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 569
Posted By TomballMottershaw
Re: Engine hoist in East Bay Area, CA

You would think a Good Eagle Scout could rig up a block and tackle, and just slide the engine up a board.
Good Luck on the Big Lift in Alameda
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-03-2018, 10:45 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 746
Posted By TomballMottershaw
Re: #1 cylinder has 36psi compression

We got this resolved last night.
it seems the valve adjustment on cylinder #1 was not properly done, and they were slightly open...( no tapet clearance ) should be closed., we re-adjusted the #1...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-25-2018, 02:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 746
Posted By TomballMottershaw
Re: #1 cylinder has 36psi compression

Thank you DHZIEMAN & All,

the engine we re-sealed for a swap was a "used" engine, the history we know it ran before it was removed, but rarely does one just remove a "perfect" engine.
so we...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-25-2018, 10:36 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 746
Posted By TomballMottershaw
Re: #1 cylinder has 36psi compression

thanks,
good questions:

re Q1: --> no water bubbling up in Radiator

re Q2.) not a chipped valve as they looked good when we had the head off.
but some sort of valve sealing issue is...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-25-2018, 09:47 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 746
Posted By TomballMottershaw
#1 cylinder has 36psi compression

on the engine we just re-sealed ( gasket job )
has 35psi in cylinder #1 and 55PSI in the other 3.
we added oil to #1 and re-tested the compression, it rose to 50psi.

besides a drop in power, ...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-21-2018, 01:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 475
Posted By TomballMottershaw
Re: Frame

the attached image says 25 1/4"
.. I would make a frame center-line and measure 1/2 the distance off that,
as both noses could be a bit bent... after 88 years.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-20-2018, 08:05 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 214
Posted By TomballMottershaw
looking for :Engine assembly check list / task order

I'm reassembling a stock A engine, is there a list of generally what to do in what order just say 30 macro steps.

this is from the perspective of having the parts to reassemble and they are...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-14-2018, 11:01 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 746
Posted By TomballMottershaw
Re: steering box mounting frame holes

re: Bob B. --> I think when I do version #2 I'll cut the bolts shorter, I have them pointing inwards, so there is no change of interference.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-14-2018, 08:14 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 746
Posted By TomballMottershaw
Re: steering box mounting frame holes

update, & resolved for now.
I agree the best solution is to weld the holes and re-drill, but this is not viable now.

I used the 12mm fine pitch thread bolts, with the nuts on the inside and a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-13-2018, 01:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 506
Posted By TomballMottershaw
Re: Judging Standards Committe Chairperson...

Good luck getting a reply from this arena, I sent off a query about the Touring standard book 18 months ago... never heard back.... this is why they guys loose so many members.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-13-2018, 09:55 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 746
Posted By TomballMottershaw
Re: steering box mounting frame holes

for reference, attached are my over sized frame holes for the steering box.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-12-2018, 09:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 580
Posted By TomballMottershaw
Re: new Game: name that bolt

So I found this last night in the bell housing, we think it's an "ex" Bendix spring bolt.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-12-2018, 08:45 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 746
Posted By TomballMottershaw
steering box mounting frame holes

I have an A with 2 Tooth box,
the box moves... when you use the steering wheel.

I'm guessing the holes on the frame are "waller'ed'" out ( oval )

besides welding it up and re-drilling the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-12-2018, 08:21 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 580
Posted By TomballMottershaw
new Game: name that bolt

just a Tuesday morning fun topic.
for amusement... where did this bolt come from ?
Where and where did it get this patina ?

see attached picture. :)
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-08-2018, 09:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 419
Posted By TomballMottershaw
Re: Rear Hub problem

please: do not beat on the threaded shaft with or without a nut on then end...
borrow or find some sort of hub puller tool, the cheap "C" shaped ones will just bend too.
the are not cheap......
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-04-2018, 01:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 833
Posted By TomballMottershaw
Re: Good info on cooling system.

Thank you,
This is a great article.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-01-2018, 12:18 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,506
Posted By TomballMottershaw
Re: rfitz

I like them both, but if you need more than 20Amp of current, at 6 volts: that's 120 watts,
the stock ford generator can't deliver it, the Alternator can.

The Ford's stock version of a generator...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-31-2018, 11:07 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,405
Posted By TomballMottershaw
Re: Radiator Replacement

I have a brassworks radiator it seems fine for tube sizes, I got it about 2 years ago.
it works well. I just put new hoses on last weekend and they fit fine, these were new hoses I got from one of...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-17-2018, 09:28 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,130
Posted By TomballMottershaw
Re: How Fast Will It Go?

Driving the A fast is easy ... it's the stopping it from those speeds that can be life shortening.
With the brakes setup properly the tires don't have the adhesion capacity to stop & control the car...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-17-2018, 09:12 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 832
Posted By TomballMottershaw
Re: Stop light staying on

1.) lubricate the push pin on the switch.
could be a little ridge on that little push pin switch.
2.) make sure you don't have the pedal push rod adjusted too short.
3.) check for binding in...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-16-2018, 07:28 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 409
Posted By TomballMottershaw
Re: Y Style Front brake floaters

Many thanks for the tips & History.
Glad, I stayed with the Wedges.
john.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-15-2018, 02:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 409
Posted By TomballMottershaw
Y Style Front brake floaters

attached are some instructions from an old set of front brake floaters.
anyone have experience with these?
are there any issues ?
does anyone still sell these ?
...
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