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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-04-2020, 09:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 486
Posted By Tom Endy
Re: Question about the ignition coil

I suspect that the high voltage windings in the coil are shorting out at high temperature. When you stop after driving the temperature under the hood goes up and the heat causes the windings to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-29-2020, 09:40 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,615
Posted By Tom Endy
Re: Speedometer cable clip placement on frame

Thank you for this post. It was certainly timely. We are in the process of restoring a 1930 Tudor for my 14-year old grandson. During the past four months we have completely dismantled the Tudor. We...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-21-2020, 12:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 632
Posted By Tom Endy
Re: 1928 Multi disc clutch transmission advice

The attached link may be ofhelp.
Tom Endy

http://www.santaanitaas.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/1B-Multi-Clutch-Restorer-Jul-Aug-2003.pdf
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-17-2020, 08:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 749
Posted By Tom Endy
Re: Ring/Pinion Question

I personally believe that the ring & pinion were not lapped prior to installation at the Ford factory. First I don't think Henry would have wanted to waste the time when they will be lapped in after...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-17-2020, 01:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 503
Posted By Tom Endy
Re: starter rod assembly

Many thanks for the information and the kind words. I see the problem, I am missing the grommet cover, part number A11481. I had ordered two part numbers from Bratton's, one was all the screws for...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-17-2020, 01:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 352
Posted By Tom Endy
Re: Flywheel housing gasket

It is also important that the gasket be of the proper thickness. Most are not. The two brass horseshoe shims at the ears are .010" thick. The gasket should be the same thickness after it is crushed...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-16-2020, 09:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 503
Posted By Tom Endy
starter rod assembly

I need help from the experts again. In recent months I have asked several questions concerning a 1930 Tudor. Reason is we are in the process of restoring a 30 Tudor for my 14-year old grandson. He...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-15-2020, 12:09 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,298
Posted By Tom Endy
Re: Testing a cutout

The attached article may be of help.
Tom Endy
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-14-2020, 11:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 984
Posted By Tom Endy
Re: Is Les Andrews still around?

Last December (2019) Les was scheduled to make a presentation at the MAFCA membership meet in Clairmont, California. A few days before the event Les suffered a Medical problem that prevented him from...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-12-2020, 02:26 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,199
Posted By Tom Endy
Re: Can't separate axle shaft from carrier

The attached article may be of additional help.

Tom Endy
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-11-2020, 08:50 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,199
Posted By Tom Endy
Re: Can't separate axle shaft from carrier

The attached article may be of help identifying the correct carrier half. The later carriers had a different part number for each side. A4205 is the ring gear side. A4206 is the non ring gear side....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-09-2020, 10:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 408
Posted By Tom Endy
Re: Minimal wiring

The answer to your question is yes.

The ammeter sits between the two terminal studs on the fire wall connector. It is essentially a direct connection between the two studs. The ammeter has what is...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-03-2020, 08:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 373
Posted By Tom Endy
Re: 30 Tudor vacuum wiper

Many thanks to Bob and Larry. The chart was a big help. I was able to determine that the windshield frame has not been molested with extra holes. I now understand how it all goes together on a 30...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-02-2020, 06:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 373
Posted By Tom Endy
30 Tudor vacuum wiper

I need to obtain some wisdom on how a vacuum windshield wiper attaches to a 30 Tudor. The car we are working on had an electric windshield wiper jury-rigged onto the header. We plan to install a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-01-2020, 12:03 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,199
Posted By Tom Endy
Re: Can't separate axle shaft from carrier

The photo shows a two stage failure of a differential I encountered a couple years ago. The first stage occurred when someone put a differential together without regard to carrier bearing pre-load....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-27-2020, 12:02 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 685
Posted By Tom Endy
Re: Brake switch issues

Both Bratton's and Snyder's carry the good quality A&L brake light switch. I just bought one from Bratton's, cost was $50. What is strange is that both also carry the poor quality switch for $7.50. ...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-26-2020, 12:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 388
Posted By Tom Endy
Re: 1930 Tudor rain gutters

Many thanks to those that responded. We were able to get both rain gutters off without damage to them. We also removed the wood header with much struggle. Many rusted nails and screws. The main thing...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-25-2020, 10:01 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 685
Posted By Tom Endy
Re: Brake switch issues

I recommend you replace the brake light switch. From the photo it appears to be one of the poor quality reproductions from Asia that were around a number of years ago. They are very poorly made and...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-24-2020, 02:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 388
Posted By Tom Endy
1930 Tudor rain gutters

We are in the process of removing the top material from a 1930 Tudor. It is an area of expertise I am not familiar with, so I need some guidance from those who have proceeded before me. What holds...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-22-2020, 09:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 493
Posted By Tom Endy
Re: 1930 Tudor visor

Many thanks to those that responded. We found a spot weld on each side 1.25" above the screw. We cut the weld with a die grinder and got the visor and the metal header off.

Tom Endy
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-21-2020, 11:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 493
Posted By Tom Endy
1930 Tudor visor

I need some help from someone who has ever removed the visor from above the windshield on a 1930 Tudor. We were able to remove the two screws on either side of the windshield and we removed the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-19-2020, 11:36 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 360
Posted By Tom Endy
Re: Hub Production History

See attached article.

Tom Endy
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-18-2020, 03:59 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,433
Posted By Tom Endy
Re: Need Help in Identifying Location of Short

Alternators have a series of diodes in the output. A diode has a small amount of reverse current, it is not like a switch.

The same thing applies to a cutout that has been modified with a diode....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-17-2020, 04:40 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,433
Posted By Tom Endy
Re: Need Help in Identifying Location of Short

Attached are a couple of electrical trouble shooting articles that may be of help.

Tom Endy
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-17-2020, 01:45 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,622
Posted By Tom Endy
Re: English language - a bit off topic

During the early 1970's I worked for the airline movie system division of Bell & Howell. On a trip to Sydney, Australia I was given a tour of their Bell & Howell manufacturing plant. I noticed that...
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