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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 04:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 219
Posted By Joe K
Re: Play in rear axle

Gears have a "pressure angle" - which is an average of the "ramp" between toe and root of the gear. Most have heard this in relation to spur gears with 14-1/2 as the commonly found angle, although...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 09:57 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 97
Posted By Joe K
Re: Splash apron hole size

Do you have the "donut gasket" (anti-rattle) where the arm comes through the splash shield?

A good plan would be to make the hole large enough to pass the gasket through and allow the gasket to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 07:13 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,196
Posted By Joe K
Re: Brookville Roadster more valuable?

The story of "Grandpa's Axe."
The USS Constitution continues as the nation's oldest Commissioned Warship. The ship - made of wood clad in copper - has been replaced piecemeal ad-infinitum since the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 07:07 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 101
Posted By Joe K
Re: Welting on a 29 roadster pickup.

Yes. Between the tank and the cowl panels are the funny "clamps" designed to pull it together on the inside. Electrical tape makes an acceptable substitute anti-squeek - and the adhesive makes it...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 03:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 156
Posted By Joe K
Re: Adjustment Needle Driver

The driver being the rod which goes from your knob on the right of the dashboard down to and connects to the carburetor GAV?

As far as I know drivers/GAV adjustment rods are drivers/GAV adjustment...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 10:21 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,202
Posted By Joe K
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 10:15 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 508
Posted By Joe K
Re: Cool Aftermarket Accessory

I think GITS still makes one like this.



https://www.applied.com/webmedia/product_assets/h28/h6b/9742177861662.jpg
No Cornhead grease for this baby.

Joe K
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-21-2019, 08:55 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,196
Posted By Joe K
Re: Brookville Roadster more valuable?

Actually I drew a parallel joining "casual users." You see Model As all the time as "restored by my father in 1966 and driven for parades since then." These are the $8-12K Model As. The "parade"...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-21-2019, 07:55 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,196
Posted By Joe K
Re: Brookville Roadster more valuable?

Different clientele. Shay/Glassique cars are for the "weekend wannabe." Which perhaps is where the low end "antique car driver" finds themselves. Not hobbyist in the Model A restoration sense -...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-20-2019, 10:46 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 690
Posted By Joe K
Re: Labaron Bonnie

I DO live in the area - and that particular address in Amesbury is only a 20 minute drive away.

And that is one address I might drive BY - but I wouldn't stop lest my image be scanned and...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-20-2019, 10:13 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,196
Posted By Joe K
Re: Brookville Roadster more valuable?

When Brookville first came out (1980s) there was a lot of "comparison" and even "sneering" at the Model A Wannabe.

I mean little differences. Like the holes in the seat supports are "oval" in...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-20-2019, 09:02 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 499
Posted By Joe K
Re: Commerical Head lights

For the "commercial" line Ford tended to use what was available and at hand.

For the 28-29, imperfect plating was a reason to relegate parts to the commercial line - painted black to cover the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-20-2019, 07:53 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 908
Posted By Joe K
Re: Fake eBay listing

Its kind of like the Ebay "Model A Carburetor" section.

Every carburetor in the world apparently "fits Model A" so it gets included in the listing because it has the words "carburetor" and...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-19-2019, 09:16 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 405
Posted By Joe K
Re: Model A Inner Wheel Seal

And we are talking a hub where Ford didn't even provide the exterior "cup" cover until after 1931.

No question total seal would be an improvement - it is where the industry went shortly after...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-19-2019, 07:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 233
Posted By Joe K
Re: Shift lever and fork size - absolute or relative?

Hard way to fix it. Would have been easier (cheaper?) to build up the ball to beyond the groove wear on the forks, make it round, and then mill out the forks to fit the ball.

I think it will...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-18-2019, 08:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 145
Posted By Joe K
Re: Need help 28 CCPU

91 years old and will outlast the driver.


Joe
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-18-2019, 10:18 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 921
Posted By Joe K
Re: model B engine

I think Mr. Brown said it

The B distributor is a completely different animal from the A distributor.

Differences in internal plates, positioning of the points relative to the driving shaft. ...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-18-2019, 10:11 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 637
Posted By Joe K
Re: Pothole, now right only!?!

If you're into a steering stabilizer I might venture the opinion that something was "not quite right" for the previous owner?

Maybe now is the time to MAKE IT RIGHT?

5 out of 5 front axles of...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-18-2019, 08:32 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 923
Posted By Joe K
Re: Color of the engine

Somewhere, I think among Vince Falter's "Fordgarage" site I think I saw information to colors and numbering of "non-rouge" assembled engines. NOT Ford engine green.

I'm not seeing it now.
...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-18-2019, 07:36 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 188
Posted By Joe K
Re: center lock wrist pin clip removal

Like Purdy says.

If you plan on re-using the pistons (most "original-original" pistons are worn beyond use unless you take steps of an expander, knurling, or other means) then you want to "back...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-16-2019, 10:58 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 545
Posted By Joe K
Re: oil springs?

I am reminded of my 1978 Chevrolet Isuzu Pickup. You remember those days, 6' bed, 5 speeds on the floor, no A/C, roll down crank windows. And once you disabled the "air pump" (sprays compressed...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-14-2019, 08:52 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 327
Posted By Joe K
Re: A-18478-s manifold heater

Now on a rainy day you can watch your windshield fog up.

You'll have to look for a 6v period "windshield fan."
https://thumbs1.ebaystatic.com/d/l225/m/mxB-zDGkfk1FP044b2XSINg.jpg

Lotsa 12v...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-13-2019, 06:38 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 458
Posted By Joe K
Re: arbor shim size for pinion shaft

In doing my rear end I found the two available thicknesses of gasket wouldn't cut it. Some measurement with a micrometer brought me to GROCERY BAG material as about the right thickness that I...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-13-2019, 02:51 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,218
Posted By Joe K
Re: Hutchins Ahooga Horn Needs in Depth Review

Five pages of Google query did not come up with a current manufacturer. The original Hutchins Co. was based in Charleston, MO - but not showing now.

The repop horns probably in original boxes are...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-13-2019, 02:20 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,218
Posted By Joe K
Re: Hutchins Ahooga Horn Needs in Depth Review

Each to his own as the driver said as he turned his non-pop-out key.

Like or not they are part of "Model A-Landia." Like Tillotson X, like Marvel Scheibler, like Autolite Manifold Heaters. ...
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