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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-03-2020, 07:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 685
Posted By Norm M
Re: Rear backing plate/brake installation Les Andrews instructions

For me, the easiest way to install the rear backing plates as an assembled unit is to remove the rear radius rods, install the rear two bolts then attach the radius rods and the front two bolts on...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-14-2020, 09:15 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 739
Posted By Norm M
Re: Marvel Carb fuel line difference

When I installed a Marvel carb, I cut the fuel line and put an inline filter in the middle. This allowed me to easily switch between Zenith, Tillottson and Marvels using the same fuel line and it...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-01-2020, 06:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 553
Posted By Norm M
Re: Upper Distributor Plate

Of the numerous upper plates I have recently cleaned, I only noticed that the 3 Autolite marked ones had a code (1K, 4K and 2L), I didn't see any code on the unmarked or SP plates. The plate that...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-20-2020, 04:12 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,993
Posted By Norm M
Re: Barrett Jackson Scottsdale

I just happened to be flipping through the channel when I saw a 1931 SW Town Sedan (model 160B) rolling off - I didn't catch the selling price though.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-31-2019, 08:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,119
Posted By Norm M
Re: Zenith Carb Float Valves

I've rebuilt a number of Zenith using both the Viton and the original style float valves and have found that the Viton valves require more shims than the original valve in order to get the desire...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-16-2019, 06:15 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,264
Posted By Norm M
Re: Hubs for new cast drums

Thanks for the responses. First of all, I want to continue driving my car so I need to use different hubs. One of our club members just install his cast drums which he got from Randy Gross (and...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-15-2019, 11:25 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,264
Posted By Norm M
Hubs for new cast drums

I want to put the new cast drums on my car. I read the article in the Jul/Aug issue of the restorer on inspecting the hubs and also have seen new ductile hubs listed for sale. Is it better to find a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-20-2019, 11:35 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,316
Posted By Norm M
Re: which radiator

Take a look at Berg's.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-09-2019, 10:00 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 977
Posted By Norm M
Compression Testing

I am looking for a reference on the proper way to test a Model A engine for compression and what the results should be with a standard, 5.5 to 1 and 6.0 to 1 head. Any help would be appreciated.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-01-2018, 04:45 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,062
Posted By Norm M
Re: "one of the rarest model a's produced" ???

I don't think this 55B to be a true 55B Deluxe Tudor, since the Deluxe was introduced in June 1931 the earliest engine number for that month was 4,696,000. The car in question does not have an...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-20-2018, 08:32 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,358
Posted By Norm M
Re: 1931 S/W Fordor Sedan Rear Crossmember

When I recently pulled the rear seat of my 160B I noticed the rear spring was covered with a small braided rug (I didn't think it was original as it had no "Ford" script on it. I looked for the metal...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-17-2018, 08:13 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 585
Posted By Norm M
Windshield Weatherstripping for 160B Town Sedan

It seems that a good portion of the track which holds the weatherstripping in the windshield of my Town Sedan has been rusted away. Is a new channel available or can one be made and spot welded in....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-26-2017, 10:48 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,503
Posted By Norm M
Re: Broken head stud

I picked up some engines not too long ago and two of them had head studs broken flush with the block. I used the "TIG method" that Vince Falter shows on his web page...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-19-2017, 06:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 682
Posted By Norm M
Re: 1931 Deluxe Tudor Driver's Seat Adjuster

Thank you for the info and pix.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-19-2017, 10:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 682
Posted By Norm M
1931 Deluxe Tudor Driver's Seat Adjuster

I have been looking through the references I have and I know that one of the unique differences between the Standard and Deluxe 1931 Tudors is the driver's seat adjuster but have not been able to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-22-2017, 07:17 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,175
Posted By Norm M
Re: Sunday project-front spindle question

I installed a new spindle in my Tudor (the old spindle nut threads were stripped). I employed a similar solution by using a deep socket which had an O.D. about the size of the spindle I.D. and...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-15-2016, 03:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,034
Posted By Norm M
3 Point seatbelt for Tudor

I have been searching for hints on how other people have installed seatbelts in their Model As. Most of the information has been on lap belts and I would really like to install a 3 point belt. While...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-25-2015, 05:23 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,121
Posted By Norm M
Re: service brake shaft bushing area rebuild

My cross shaft bushings were bad - one was very sloppy and the other was binding. I followed the instructions from Les Andrews' book page 1-77 and pressed the shaft out (using a 20 ton press) after...
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