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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 04:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 285
Posted By Joe K
Re: Crankshaft Alignment/Transmission Problem

Bob: Won't you know immediately when the transmission pilot shaft won't enter the center of the flywheel.

Goodcar: If it went together I dare say that while it may be off a tad - but probably...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 12:08 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 181
Posted By Joe K
Re: Steering column

Three different lengths depending on your year, and manufacturer of the steering box.

When ordering parts be sure to get the matching steering shaft length for your tube. Best to match what...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-20-2019, 08:00 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 400
Posted By Joe K
Re: Full advance from 28/29

And - Check out Vince Falter's page on Distributor Advance.

The Model A has more capability for advance than is actually necessary for optimal operation.

Mostly Model B discussion but...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-19-2019, 10:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 380
Posted By Joe K
Re: steering wheel on mush roomed threaded shaft

There is a disk you can see when the light switch escutcheon is removed on the 28-29. The 30-31 has it too, but it is less obvious since the plastic/bakelite/whatever tends more to "surround" the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-19-2019, 09:58 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 433
Posted By Joe K
Re: Starter armature, is it good?

I like that test because it actually uses the generator/starter winding as the "secondary" winding of a transformer. Its probably more accurate than the "thin metal attraction" - the way its...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-17-2019, 06:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 433
Posted By Joe K
Re: Starter armature, is it good?

You can't really tell without a "growler."

As far as the commutator itself goes, yours is not bad. It could stand to be "undercut" - which you can do approximately with an X-acto knife and being...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-17-2019, 09:55 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 577
Posted By Joe K
Re: Model A Rims

Rims appear normally in two sizes - 21" (1928,29) and 19" (1930,31) Measure across where you think the "bead-seat" is found and you can determine which this is.

Additionally, the 21" have a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-16-2019, 08:17 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 3,613
Posted By Joe K
Re: babbit tolerance? .000?

Can we close this thread?


Insightful editing could do a lot and allow the useful information to remain.



Joe K
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-15-2019, 02:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 572
Posted By Joe K
Re: Diving Horses

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diving_horse

Atlantic City NJ Steel Pier the primary one. Shut down in the 1970s.

Latest report from Lake George (Summer 2019) is that "Lightning" after about a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-15-2019, 08:53 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 3,613
Posted By Joe K
Re: babbit tolerance? .000?

Steve Ross USED to have a most excellent web site of "Rebuilding the Model A engine the KRW way." His original site is gone but exists in words only at...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-14-2019, 12:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 341
Posted By Joe K
Re: Model A Truck Running Board Question

For my 29CC pickup I have original board and a set of Rootliebs scheduled for replacement. I have noticed a similar difference in the mount, but the boards are not in front of me at this moment to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-12-2019, 08:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 381
Posted By Joe K
Re: Compression/Rebound on shocks

The design tendency of the shocks are to "hold the car down" on vibration. I.e. as indicated the "rebound" is over-restrained compared to the displacement.

The spring is of a design such that...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-12-2019, 01:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 499
Posted By Joe K
Re: To X-hatch ot not to X-hatch?

Many aspects of engine production changed during the Model A production cycle. Elsewhere is mentioned the "burning in" of Model T engines, a practice which continued in probably similar but lesser...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-12-2019, 06:51 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 424
Posted By Joe K
Re: Horn Rod Reassembly in Column

Um. That part establishes the "ground" between the horn body and the headlight bar. (The serrations "dig" into the paint and establish metal to metal contact - plus preventing relative motion of...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-11-2019, 06:02 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 740
Posted By Joe K
Re: New England Meet

http://clubs.hemmings.com/wmmafrc/


Joe K
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-11-2019, 05:07 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 997
Posted By Joe K
Re: What would identify a Brookville 1931 Roadster Body

Seat frame. At the juncture between the seat back and the seat bottom.

Below the repop seat frame for the 28-29 RPU. These holes they have "slotted" to make the oval. The Ebay seller is in...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-11-2019, 09:01 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 997
Posted By Joe K
Re: What would identify a Brookville 1931 Roadster Body

To some being able to say "original" is worth the price of admission.

To others being able to say "can you tell the difference?" (throwing a gauntlet) is worth their price.

To others -...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-11-2019, 07:50 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 540
Posted By Joe K
Re: Jumper wire

I assume your "jumpering" is being done with the Electroswitch in place - as in normal?

And when you turn the key off (push in) Electrosw grounds the live circuit?

Um - that is what it is...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-11-2019, 06:52 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 736
Posted By Joe K
Re: Information on "Transition" (1927) Model A

MANY parts of the 82A CC pickup body were recycled from the Model T.

You can use 26-27 Tudor, coupe doors in direct replacement of the 28-29 CC doors EXCEPT it is reported that the hinges are...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-10-2019, 06:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 436
Posted By Joe K
Re: zenith 1 overflows.

The test for a float leak is to immerse the float in water immediately taken from boiling. The heat expands the air inside the float and you see bubbles coming from the leak.



Joe K
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-10-2019, 04:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 342
Posted By Joe K
Re: 6V regulator challenges

I bought one of these to add to a 9V boom-box radio to allow me to have a plug into my car's 12v lighter plug. ...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-10-2019, 04:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 997
Posted By Joe K
Re: What would identify a Brookville 1931 Roadster Body

I brought this up as I'll bet dollar to donuts they do the same constructive idiosyncrasy on the 30-31s.

I asked the body vendor why Brookville didn't make the extra step and make the circles into...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-10-2019, 02:51 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 997
Posted By Joe K
Re: What would identify a Brookville 1931 Roadster Body

The 28-29 seat supports are made by Brookville as "two intersecting circles." The original were punched as an "oval." It of course would take someone with a file/die grinder about a minute to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-10-2019, 11:06 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 304
Posted By Joe K
Re: water pump ID

These are around. Four bolts so these are "Model A." They are thought to be "aftermarket" pumps available at Pep-Boys, Western Auto, J.C. Whitney and others through the 1950s.

They are...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-10-2019, 07:54 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,498
Posted By Joe K
Re: Henry Fords Pay Scale

You could start with Henry Ford's Autobiography.

My Life and Work by Henry Ford.

But - keep in mind two things. This is Henry Ford talking about himself. Nobody ever talks one's self down. ...
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