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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-03-2020, 10:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 425
Posted By CWPASADENA
Re: DIY Ignition cable

Great Idea!!!


Chris W.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-03-2020, 10:53 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 636
Posted By CWPASADENA
Re: Brake linings

You need to arc all linings. You need full contact for the brakes to work correctly


Chris. W.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-01-2020, 10:48 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,100
Posted By CWPASADENA
Re: Serpentine belts

Serpentine belts are fine if the pulleys are in exact alignment. If not, they have a bad habit of shredding themselves and leaving you on the side of the road.


I think the original idea of the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-01-2020, 10:26 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 924
Posted By CWPASADENA
Re: 600w leaking out of steering box

It sounds like you may need a rebuild of the box but in the short term, you can try to adjust it to get as much play out of it as you can then install a tube and use Penrite, Corn Head, or 1200W. All...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-01-2020, 10:18 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 408
Posted By CWPASADENA
Re: Valve lash/lifter question

Be careful which cam plunger spring you buy. There are some out there that are not stiff enough and you will pick up a bad noise in the front of the engine.


I went thru this and finally went to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-31-2020, 10:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 408
Posted By CWPASADENA
Re: Valve lash/lifter question

Getting the head off is sometimes the hardest part of the job.

Beings you will have the pan off, I would check bearing clearances.

Also be sure to install the gland rings in the exhaust...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-31-2020, 09:53 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,009
Posted By CWPASADENA
Re: Adding castor to the axle

I would first tighten up the tie rod ends and the drag link ends. Often when people put together these cars, they do not get enough preload on the tie rod and drag link ends.


After athat, check...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-28-2020, 11:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 325
Posted By CWPASADENA
Re: Model A project question

First of all, we need a little more information as to what you are trying to do.


As far as the brakes, you need them on all four wheels and if you are converting to hydraulic, you better find...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-28-2020, 11:47 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,129
Posted By CWPASADENA
Re: Is My Cam Going Flat?

With performance cams, I have found the easiest way to adjust valves is to do one cylinder at a time. Start with #1 cyl. Rotate the crank until the exhaust valve just starts to open, then adjust the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-21-2020, 11:16 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,736
Posted By CWPASADENA
Re: Who designed the Model A engine ?

Chevrolet came out with the 6 cyl OHV engine and synchromesh transmission in 2nd and high in 1929. . They improved the brakes in 1930 which resulted in a car that had more power, with a much smoother...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-18-2020, 10:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 749
Posted By CWPASADENA
Re: Gaskets

Gland rings are very important to keep the gaskets from failing.


Do a trial fit first with just the gland rings to be sure the manifold will seat up to the block.


Some times, the gland...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-25-2020, 10:20 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 926
Posted By CWPASADENA
Re: Front Frame Crossmember

I think you may have it backwards.


Hot rolled steel is softer and can be formed easier than cold rolled.


Cold rolled has a lot of internal stress due to the rolling process and is hard. If...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-21-2020, 11:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 896
Posted By CWPASADENA
Re: Lot of castings

GREAT NEWS


Thanks for the update.


Chris W
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-18-2020, 10:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 552
Posted By CWPASADENA
Re: Cleaning a block

I wash with kerosene and then simple Green and HOT water using a brush to get into all the corners etc.


If the block has rust in the water jackets, I set it up on the bench, block off the water...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-18-2020, 10:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 660
Posted By CWPASADENA
Re: 97 stromberg on a standard 28 -possible?

A single "97" will work just fine.


If you were running a dual carb intake, 2 "81's" would work best.


Chris W.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-16-2020, 11:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 559
Posted By CWPASADENA
Re: A big job ahead

Support the front of the car with jacks stands under the frame.


With a floor jack under the center of the front axle, jack up the axle just a little to take the pressure off the shackles. ...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-16-2020, 10:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 848
Posted By CWPASADENA
Re: Oil - again

The 20-W50 oil will work just fine in your Model A. This is way better stuff than what was available when your Model A was new.


Chris W.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-09-2020, 10:53 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,761
Posted By CWPASADENA
Re: Fuel Tank Purchase

I have used Rust 911 with very good success.


If you have any old residual varnish from dried up fuel, that should be cleaned first. Rust 911 also makes a concentrated cleaner that will dissolve...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-09-2020, 10:33 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 642
Posted By CWPASADENA
Re: Shifting fork rivet instalation...

I have been using roll pins for many years in the Model A and also the later Ford transmissions.


I have never had a problem and also, the roll pins are tighter in the holes.


A lot of modern...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-31-2020, 12:51 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 869
Posted By CWPASADENA
Re: clutch fork

I install grease fittings for the clutch fork cross shaft bushings. When I grease them, I just add a very little grease, it does not take much.


Chris W.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-31-2020, 12:45 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,034
Posted By CWPASADENA
Re: Bearing fit ... engine oil gravity feed

I also agree with .0015 clearance in the bearings.


I am in Southern California and run 20/50 oil. 5/20 is way too thin when driving across the desert on a hot day.


My opinion,


Chris W.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-31-2020, 12:39 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 753
Posted By CWPASADENA
Re: Horn Power

It is GOOD that you are fixing the horn. That is the best part of a Model A.


Chris W.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-31-2020, 12:34 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,495
Posted By CWPASADENA
Re: Logical Decision Thought

I bought my Tudor all in pieces. I had no choice but to do a complete frame-up restoration. For the past 10 years, the car has served me very well with routine maintenance and a very few, very minor...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-26-2020, 11:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 470
Posted By CWPASADENA
Re: Generator cutout wiring hookup pictures.

Some later generators did not use a stud for the armature, there were either 1 or 2 wires that came thru the generator case and these wires would attach to the ARM or GEN side of the cut-out. As...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-26-2020, 11:51 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,606
Posted By CWPASADENA
Re: Lost key for 1931 Victoria

According to your picture of the hole in the door that you insert the door handle into is all buggered up.


I think you have a problem with the door itself and also may be the latch.


It...
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