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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-11-2019, 09:24 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 845
Posted By jhowes
Re: Cold Weather Operation

When I was in college in the late 50's my Model A coupe was having engine trouble but I found a 1930 Chevy coach for $100. The chevy was a good substitute for the laid up Model A. School was a 4...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-06-2019, 08:52 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 511
Posted By jhowes
Re: Zenith 2 tip

What happened to the (Haag 1332) wrench? Did he decided to make a few or a large run or none? Do any of you guys know? Jack
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-05-2019, 09:44 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 14,571
Posted By jhowes
Re: U-Joint Prepacking

How come I can't see Toms pictures of the u-joint? Jack
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-01-2019, 02:43 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,342
Posted By jhowes
Re: Cotter pins

Thanks Holdover, just what I wanted to know. Jack
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-01-2019, 11:57 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,342
Posted By jhowes
Re: Cotter pins

My question was more toward the nuts and bolts. I have used stainless nuts and bolts where I don't want rust to be seen and wondered if the strength was the same as the standard steel bolts. Jack
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-01-2019, 07:52 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,342
Posted By jhowes
Re: Cotter pins

I would like to ask another question on this subject. Are the stainless cotter pins strong enough? I have never known if the stainless bolts are as strong as the grade five bolts for example.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-23-2019, 08:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 681
Posted By jhowes
Re: Machinery

I would also like to thank Brent for his input. We are using lead also, this is a teaching project. We first made bearings for a bench grinder with a seperate motor. It was fun and the young ones...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-23-2019, 08:27 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,334
Posted By jhowes
Re: Front Tool Box

Werner, There are two versions of the tool box if you are talking about the one that fits between the frame horns on the front of the car. One is square like the picture posted. The other is...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-22-2019, 09:25 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 681
Posted By jhowes
Machinery

My son bought a line bore set up with forms to to pour the babbitt bearings. We don't plan on going in the business but we are interesting some young people to see how it was done in the past. So...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-21-2019, 08:57 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 575
Posted By jhowes
Re: Valve spring issues

People say 60# but what amount of compression does that mean? Is that pushed down 1/4 of an inch or 1/2 or what? Jack
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-16-2019, 07:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 384
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: 384
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: 1,480
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: 1,753
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: 571
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: 233
Posted By jhowes
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-03-2019, 09:57 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 233
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: 538
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: 559
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: 405
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: 659
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: 1,270
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: 1,934
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: 918
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: 759
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
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