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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-15-2017, 08:59 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 437
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Side timing cover question

governor for smiths compresser
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-14-2017, 04:49 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 698
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: MGB Shocks

I had a MGB for many years, I learned to only buy new shocks, most of the rebuilds quit before the paint was dirty
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-14-2017, 04:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 437
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Side timing cover question

Smiths compressor conversion governor adapter housing, some are cast iron too,
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-14-2017, 08:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 166
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: FS electronic ignition

Properly restored original has been bulletproof, havn't done anything but clean, adjust points for over 35 years

The original model A "reliability" is different from a modern car, the model a...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-14-2017, 08:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 394
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Shock Absorber Test

In the model A service bulletins testing was a weight on a lever, about a 2 foot lever, and 30-40- lb weight, with times to complete 20 degrees of movement, like 30 seconds warm, and near 1 min cold,...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-12-2017, 12:57 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 829
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: My condensers are making me depressed

I have been using the A&L condenser for 25+ years ---the same one, have tested it with red hot exhaust manifolds more than once, before that I had condenser problems and was quick at changing them.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-11-2017, 03:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 379
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Too tight door dovetail ??

search out NOS parts---or good used out of little used rear doors
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-09-2017, 11:32 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 557
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: 8BA.......Who runs a regular old Loadamatic?

When I put the 49merc in the 1-1/2ton truck I set the dist on the dist machine to specs, got 15-18 mpg with 2 ton loaded, good power, was driven to California in 4 days averaging 15 mpg, driven fast...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-09-2017, 10:17 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 384
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: timing gears 31 model a

When the car was new the flat rate time was about 4 hours, included removing the pan and radiator-- from chitons labor guide 1932
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-06-2017, 10:26 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,504
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: things needed for the road

I don't worry about tools, just ford toolkit under seat, and a few on the package shelf, running and getting a tool you need and don't have is how you can have bystanders help--- you can't expect...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-06-2017, 12:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 355
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Brake Floters for a 1935 Ford

If you look in the service bulletin for 1936 there is a bulletin about factory floaters replacing the adjusting wedge
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-04-2017, 09:22 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 458
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: shocks or springs??

A binding shock can cause the sticking, but most likely it is a dry spring---when was the last time it was oiled---squirt it down good with oil can and thin oil-most times my oil can has ATF in...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-03-2017, 10:47 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 996
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: line honing the 8BA main bearing bore

Just for curiosity I moved caps between 5 blocks, 1 was off no matter what block except original, the others all were less than.0002, and 2 would interchange exactly
I bought a 59 block at Hershey...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-02-2017, 03:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 549
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Tire wear?

Check toe, don't drive so fast in parking garages
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-02-2017, 03:19 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,133
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Which plug do you run?

I'm cheap, free plugs, champion 3X, picked them out of the trash at Hershey, were black, ran them lean and hard, now burning near white
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-29-2017, 02:03 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 201
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: model b Crank pulley

On a NOS one I have all the machined surfaces are bare metal like it was painted before it was machined
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-28-2017, 03:13 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,665
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Gas with Ethanol or Pure Gas?

Here in NJ it's all there is, once I learned to shut off the fuel before backing into the garage (run carb dry)---if I didn't run it dry a black goo would form on the tip of the jets if I let it sit...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-28-2017, 11:14 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 907
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: weiand head

I was thinking, perhaps it is 16 mm because it was helicoiled, I have used helicoil taps for 2mm larger threads of the same pitch
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-26-2017, 05:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 404
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Starter rebuild - brush question

When I was using that it took 2 of them, and got everything hot and smoking--- once I got a large iron with a heavy copper tip the solder and flux worked much better--- I consider 400 watt to be...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-25-2017, 05:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 288
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: 1947 Super Deluxe Rear-end Ratio

I had a 46, and parted out 3 others, all had 3:78
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-25-2017, 11:22 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 907
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: weiand head

If it wasn't cut the compression ratio is stamped on the underside of the water pump boss, I will probably go where the head is and take measurements

It does look thick inside to be able to add a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-25-2017, 10:20 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 907
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: weiand head

I have a near new one, never been cut the compression ratio is stamped in 2 places, on the gasket surface by the water pump --- if it's gone the head has been cut, mine is originally 8.5, if you look...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-24-2017, 10:36 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 532
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Timing question

If you read in the owners instruction book after timing is set it says to check the results by hand cranking and (set up cap or wire so you can see spark) watching spark while pushing in timing...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-22-2017, 09:30 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 560
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Sealed Beam Terminals

I have salvaged those terminals off other bad seal beams and soldered them back on otherwise good ones
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-20-2017, 02:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 453
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Model A Winter Storage Battery Protection

I use the neglect system, park it, do nothing and it always gave great battery life

I have stored fully charged battery in the freezer to slow the chemical reaction and get longer lifespan, but...
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