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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 09:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 124
Posted By nkaminar
Re: Ramps vs Jack Stands

It depends on the quality of the ramps. I have some plastic ones that started to collapse when used on my travel trailer. Now, the trailer weighs a lot more than the Model A but still it pointed...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 09:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 110
Posted By nkaminar
Re: Broken clutch arm

A photo would help.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 04:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 732
Posted By nkaminar
Re: king pin locking bolt

I will also say that the pins are to be driven in before tightening the nut. Also, the king pin should be rotated to align the holes before putting the pin in. See Les Andrews' book "Model A Ford...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 04:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 543
Posted By nkaminar
Re: Correct frame paint color

I see lacquer paint cracking after a few years. An epoxy or catalyzed synthetic Enamel or catalyzed urethane would be my choice, or powder coat.

The hand rubbed lacquer paint jobs that were...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 08:19 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 728
Posted By nkaminar
Re: Engine

Consider the Terry Burtz engine. This is a new Model A engine with a modern bottom end.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 05:58 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 543
Posted By nkaminar
Re: Correct frame paint color

I would go with an enamel rather than lacquer. It is more durable. No one will know the difference.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 05:40 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 182
Posted By nkaminar
Re: Front Brake (?) Noise

It is possible that the shoes are glazed. You may find that if you just rough up the shoes with some 80 grit sand paper, that will cure your noise. Some friction material is harder than other...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-25-2021, 07:34 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,086
Posted By nkaminar
Re: Zenith - 1 Carburetor

Honness, You are correct. GAV stands for Gas Adjustment Valve.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-25-2021, 08:27 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 926
Posted By nkaminar
Re: Model A Town Car

I see 1/4 turn fasteners. Were these used to put a top over where the chauffer was seated when it rained?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-25-2021, 08:17 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,230
Posted By nkaminar
Re: Crankshaft end-play

Gene, see https://www.fordbarn.com/forum/showthread.php?t=291010&highlight=dynamic
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-25-2021, 08:14 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 483
Posted By nkaminar
Re: Clutch Disk Chatter

Use new throwout and pilot bearings, of the best quality, when re assembling. You don't want to do this again in a few months or years.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-24-2021, 03:34 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 704
Posted By nkaminar
Re: Parasitic Drain?

I guess one could mount an original style generator cutout on top of the alternator. Once the contacts are open, there is no current flow.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-24-2021, 11:10 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 704
Posted By nkaminar
Re: Parasitic Drain?

This may be unrelated, but it is normal for a battery to loose a little voltage when sitting after being charged.

When I am away from my car for more than a week I will disconnect the battery...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-23-2021, 07:00 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,602
Posted By nkaminar
Re: Little Trailer behind a Model A

Gallery of Model A trailers:


https://www.mafca.com/gallery_trailers.html
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-23-2021, 06:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 664
Posted By nkaminar
Re: Pre load

Les Andrews' Mechanics Handbook says 20 inch-pounds of drag with a new bearings and 12 to 15 inch-pounds with old bearings. You can buy adapters that go from 3/8 square to 1/2 square drive for the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-23-2021, 03:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 531
Posted By nkaminar
Re: Ammeter burnt

Also, take a look at your cutout.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-23-2021, 10:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 463
Posted By nkaminar
Re: Viltage

I assume that is with the points open???. If not, open the points then trace the voltage from the battery to the points. Start at the terminals on the junction box on the firewall. Unscrew the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-23-2021, 10:49 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 328
Posted By nkaminar
Universal Damper made in England

What is this? From what I found it has a thick rubbery substance inside that provides the dampening. No fitting to add oil. I think they were made just after WW II. Seems to work OK. There...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-23-2021, 07:30 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,602
Posted By nkaminar
Re: Little Trailer behind a Model A

I found the photo of Synchro909's rig.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-22-2021, 10:03 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,602
Posted By nkaminar
Re: Little Trailer behind a Model A

You need to talk to Synchro909. Here is what he posted a few months ago:
Coincidently, my longest single trip was also in a 1929 Phaeton when we did a lap of most of the continent....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-22-2021, 08:27 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,342
Posted By nkaminar
Re: Help diagnosing engine knock

7-Zero,

Sounds exactly like a bent rod. Take the pan off and observe the rod on the crank as the engine is turned over by hand. If it moves back and forth on the crank then it is bent. You...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-22-2021, 08:20 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 519
Posted By nkaminar
Re: upholstery kits

If you want to do the new upholstery from scratch, depending on your sewing experience and the sewing machine you have, Sailrite.com has some nice material available. They have something called...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-22-2021, 08:14 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 617
Posted By nkaminar
Re: Gas leaking thru Sight Glass

Indy,

What ever you do, get it fixed. Gas leaking at this point can be very dangerous. A loose connection at the ignition switch or ammeter can cause a spark and your car to go up in...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-21-2021, 06:47 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,342
Posted By nkaminar
Re: Help diagnosing engine knock

The number 1 piston looks like it may have been hitting the head. There is a clean area around the rim.

I see you have measured the clearance without a gasket but still do this test: As...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-20-2021, 06:31 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,528
Posted By nkaminar
Re: 3rd engine failure...getting frustrated

Brent,

I admit my $5,000 was a guess. But it depends on what your donor engine is. If you have an engine which has a lot of nice reusable stuff like a lightened flywheel with V8 clutch, a...
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