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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-16-2019, 07:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 332
Posted By jhowes
Re: Rear spring shackle

Mine sound just like Floats. You can put a match stick in between the pin and the bushing. My car is a 2-door 1931 with a leaf removed from the rear spring. Better ride??? Thanks for your replies....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-15-2019, 08:56 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 332
Posted By jhowes
Rear spring shackle

In rebuilding the rear axle, I replaced the shackles with new ones and the new sleeve bushings. I did not ream the bushings as they are already to large. You can now rock the spring back and forth...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-12-2019, 08:01 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,269
Posted By jhowes
Re: update on getting dizzy after being under the A.

I'm 83 and have similar problems with the dizziness. My doctor (who always preaches drink water) checked and found that my thyroid has a bent push rod or something. He but me on a pill for it and...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-05-2019, 07:37 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,537
Posted By jhowes
Re: cracked cyl head

As Purdy said, it should not be out of time as long as you didn't move the dizzy cam. Jack
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-05-2019, 07:22 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 501
Posted By jhowes
Re: Radiator cooked corn??

I placed moth balls around the car during winter storage. It seemed to work but it took me a year to get the smell out. Not the pleasant peppermint smell. Jack
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-03-2019, 01:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 206
Posted By jhowes
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-03-2019, 09:57 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 206
Posted By jhowes
Interior trim nailing material

When I removed the interior rear side panels ( the ones that fit in the curve in the rear corners) I found that there is a channel that holds some sort of material up at the top of these curved...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-01-2019, 10:16 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 462
Posted By jhowes
Re: Pickup Steering

I need to pursue the needle bearing issue. If the shaft were spinning at some speed, then I would think that the needle bearings are the way to go. Since the total movement of the pitman arm shaft...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-27-2019, 08:10 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 499
Posted By jhowes
Re: (GAV) Not working??

GAV=gas adjusting valve. The knob on the passenger side under the dash with the rod going to the carb. Jack
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-24-2019, 12:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 343
Posted By jhowes
Re: Voltage regulator for stock 6 V Positive ground system

I have the FUN PROJECTS unit on one Model A and Tom W''s. unit one the other. They both seem bulletproof and operate as expected. I wouldn't live without one. Jack
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-22-2019, 04:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 587
Posted By jhowes
Wood graining

I read somewhere several years go about wood graining but i don't know where. Now that i am ready to try it, i don't have any instructions. Does anyone have an information source for woodgrain ?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-06-2019, 08:45 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,179
Posted By jhowes
Re: Snyders or Randy Gross for rear brake rebuild.

Most people are recommending Randy Gross. If you want the job done right then he is your man. He will rebuild the backing plates and supply the cast drums and do the whole thing in a heart beat. ...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-06-2019, 08:32 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,815
Posted By jhowes
Re: Strange Happenings health wise

Alll the others are giving you good advice. I have been down this road several times with strokes, heart attacks. bypass surgery, and now I have a defibrillator and pacemaker. Not overweight and ...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-04-2019, 03:15 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 846
Posted By jhowes
Re: Model A I think I need another

Speaking of age 70 seems young to me I just turned 83 and I rebuilt my engine and differential this year. The front end is next and I just got the interior.
kit, this intimidates me a bit. Stay...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-31-2019, 08:09 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 722
Posted By jhowes
Re: Buying radial tires

duke, I thought that nylon cord was the prefered cord. If not what should one look for?? Jack
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-31-2019, 08:01 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 577
Posted By jhowes
Re: rear brake drums

Randy called me (how is that for service) and I have to get to my garage to try out some of the things that we talked about. I will keep you posted. Jack
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-30-2019, 07:41 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 577
Posted By jhowes
Re: rear brake drums

Let me see3 if I can answer all of the questions.
1. Location is upstate NY near the Mass and Conn. lines, not very far from Vt.

2. I tried the shims the first time I put the drum's on and...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-29-2019, 09:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 577
Posted By jhowes
rear brake drums

I just finished rebuilding my rear axle and mounted the rear backing plates from Randy Gross. All went well until I tried to mount the new cast iron brake drums. I put them on and slid them onto...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-27-2019, 08:15 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,997
Posted By jhowes
Re: T-5 5 speed trans VS Mitchell overdrive

How about cost???? How do the three compare?? Jack
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-19-2019, 08:29 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 807
Posted By jhowes
Re: Anyone use a TomTom gps?

I'd like to know how people connect devices to the ignition switch to turn it on and off. The ignition switch only connects the coil to the points and does not provide a way of turning on or off...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-18-2019, 09:00 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 8,214
Posted By jhowes
Re: LeBaron Bonney vs Cartouche

Am I missing something? I thought that LB was out of business. Jack
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-15-2019, 09:39 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 688
Posted By jhowes
Re: Rear Spring

How did Tom know that I had Harbor Freight clamps? Jack
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-14-2019, 12:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 688
Posted By jhowes
Re: Rear Spring

Ursus; That's exactly what I am doing. I mounted the main leaf with a spring spreader and then one leaf at a time with plenty of nylon straps and clamps . In the future I would use a threaded rod...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-14-2019, 11:02 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 688
Posted By jhowes
Re: Rear Spring

Thanks to both of you for your advice. I am using straps and C clamps, the bolt is new from Snyders I didn't know about the piening after all is assembled. Jack
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-14-2019, 08:51 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 688
Posted By jhowes
Rear Spring

I am now putting the rear spring together and the question of the strength of the center bolt has arrizon. Is that a grade 8 bolt because I am nervous bringing it down to its final resting place. ...
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