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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-21-2019, 06:27 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,261
Posted By Kustom Komet
Re: Shock Absorbers

I got the tubular set from Snyder's a year ago, the kit was easy to install. The ride and handling is very nice. If you aren't too concerned about an original appearance, this is a good option.

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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-08-2018, 07:01 PM
Replies: 217
Views: 15,148
Posted By Kustom Komet
Re: OK! Let's get personal!

52, got my A 1.5 years ago but my Dad had a couple of them in the early-mid '70s so the bug has always been there to one extent or another.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-10-2018, 02:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 526
Posted By Kustom Komet
Re: '28 roadster mirror question

Thanks Gentlemen. I'll get the mirrors on order and modify the right side.

-Mike
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-09-2018, 08:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 526
Posted By Kustom Komet
'28 roadster mirror question

I need a set of mirrors for my roadster, pillar mount type. Many vendors sell the familiar units:
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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-28-2018, 07:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,354
Posted By Kustom Komet
Re: High School Builds an A for TROG

Account suspended message at that link.
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 01-27-2018, 01:06 AM
Replies: 293
Views: 34,117
Posted By Kustom Komet
Re: Two-Door Ford and Mercury Wagons

Sal,

It's got a mild 289/C4, a '63 Falcon V8 8 inch rear, and '65 V8 front suspension/steering with Granada spindles. Fun little cruiser, and just a bit better than the bolt action six banger it...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-26-2018, 04:01 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,493
Posted By Kustom Komet
Re: Slang-feel free to add

Bolt action - 3 on the tree shifter
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-22-2018, 06:14 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,316
Posted By Kustom Komet
Re: How to pack a rear hub bearing video

I got raked over the coals by NAPA, they wanted $37 , I talked them down to $27. Live and learn. Brick and mortar keeps complaining about how online is killing them, perhaps if they weren't so prone...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 01-21-2018, 09:39 PM
Replies: 293
Views: 34,117
Posted By Kustom Komet
Re: Two-Door Ford and Mercury Wagons

It's a '60, and I've had it for 30 years, but restored/modified it in 2007.

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a174/P51C/60%20Comet/IMG_0082_zpssm6h7hj7.jpg...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-21-2018, 07:12 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,316
Posted By Kustom Komet
Re: How to pack a rear hub bearing video

That's what I should have done, especially when I found out what the new seal cost!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-21-2018, 05:12 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,316
Posted By Kustom Komet
Re: How to pack a rear hub bearing video

How did you like pulling that inner grease seal? I had to wail away on one of them for 8-10 minutes like a monkey with a slide hammer. And they have a lock ring as well? Didn't see the need for that!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-21-2018, 11:46 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,829
Posted By Kustom Komet
Re: Rear axle/hub nut torque

I'm pretty sure that I used a upper or lower ball joint nut from an early Mustang/Falcon V8, which should make the search a bit easier.
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 01-21-2018, 01:40 AM
Replies: 293
Views: 34,117
Posted By Kustom Komet
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-20-2018, 06:24 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,829
Posted By Kustom Komet
Re: Rear axle/hub nut torque

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lC_zIvb1Yuo&feature=youtu.be&list=PLav-W1BC-Nj-T6al6Pk5bcpNJQdDfO5H8

Not sure why it's listed under "comedy"...



I didn't do the hydraulic conversion. It was...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-19-2018, 11:14 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,829
Posted By Kustom Komet
Re: Rear axle/hub nut torque

Great success!

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a174/P51C/IMG_0223_zpsegpuxh0p.jpg (http://s11.photobucket.com/user/P51C/media/IMG_0223_zpsegpuxh0p.jpg.html)
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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-18-2018, 09:26 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,829
Posted By Kustom Komet
Re: Rear axle/hub nut torque

Original size, axle threads bad.



Not a shiny hardware store nut, a dark oxided nut with the tall castle tips for max thread engagement. Looks old, original or correct application to me, but...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-18-2018, 05:23 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,829
Posted By Kustom Komet
Re: Rear axle/hub nut torque

Thanks for the replies and advise.

But it happened, the right thread stripped at around 70 pounds. Nut fine, the threads were weak as I suspected. Phooey.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-18-2018, 12:26 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,829
Posted By Kustom Komet
Rear axle/hub nut torque

I am servicing the brakes and installing Snyder's shock brackets on my '28, and I have a question regarding the torque spec on the rear axle nut. It is 125 lb/ft per the Les Andrews book.

The...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-15-2018, 12:45 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,970
Posted By Kustom Komet
Re: NEW parts That Are Junk!!!

I've restored several early Mustangs and Falcons, and I'm used to repro parts that don't fit out of the box. I'm also used to making them work, which I consider to be a part of the hobby and in some...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-02-2018, 09:15 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,040
Posted By Kustom Komet
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-28-2017, 11:03 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,202
Posted By Kustom Komet
Re: scams

They usually ask me if I'll take a personal or cashier's check. I say, "Sure thing. Send all fraudulent checks to Detective Jim Rafferty, C/O Mesa Police department, 130 N Robson, Mesa, AZ 85201. For...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-25-2017, 02:00 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,557
Posted By Kustom Komet
Re: Sorry guys but I just can’t resist.

We take a lot of heat for our summer heat, but winter more than makes up for it. 69 today, forecast 78 by Friday. I'd post a picture, but it looks like any other time of year.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-25-2017, 02:03 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 857
Posted By Kustom Komet
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-11-2017, 08:42 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 10,807
Posted By Kustom Komet
Re: Do any of you smell a rat here?

From Craigslist:

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Do not extend payment to anyone you have not met in person.
Beware...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-10-2017, 10:59 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,139
Posted By Kustom Komet
Re: Model A Touring Tunes

Heavy Traffic Ahead - Bill Monroe
Lost Highway - Hank Williams
Hot Rod Lincoln - Johnny Bond version
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