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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 04:43 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 534
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Re: The wife and I drive our 30 coupe in to town

We have just been to town for some lockdown shopping in the Chevy.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 04:41 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 726
Posted By Floats
Re: Rear end ratio-gear question

Hi John,
I have also replaced a 4.11 set with an unmatched 3.78 pair in my RPU. I got the two parts from two different guys, they looked like a match with no apparent wear. It runs smooth and quiet...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-04-2020, 08:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 552
Posted By Floats
Re: Windshield project

She sure is a keeper
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-17-2020, 03:38 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 935
Posted By Floats
Re: crankshaft counterweights

Thanks Synchro,
Much appreciated.
The measurements you gave are obviously for the “de luxe” ones.
Do you perhaps have the measurements for the simple ones as well?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-16-2020, 08:01 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 935
Posted By Floats
Re: crankshaft counterweights

Hi Synchro,
Could I please have the dimensions of the counter weights?
If you decide not to post them here, could you PM or email direct.
Much appreciated
Chris
cfm65@me.com
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-01-2020, 02:34 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,871
Posted By Floats
Re: Camping in a Model A

Happy New Year to all.
Not camping as such, but we have slept in the back of our 28 Pickup, in our hangar at Stellenbosch airfield.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-21-2019, 02:47 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,161
Posted By Floats
Re: Engine in my 1929 tudor sounds like it knocks

Thanks Gents,
I am in the UK for a few months. I will certainly look into all the suggestions and report back once I return to South Africa.
Happy Christmas to all
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-20-2019, 01:58 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,161
Posted By Floats
Re: Engine in my 1929 tudor sounds like it knocks

Thanks Dan,
I’ll follow up on the bronze rear main.

Russ,
I have a lower ratio in my Pickup and I have a Kilometre speedo, but you are correct 60 is a bit of a fib. Please accept my humble...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-13-2019, 03:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 800
Posted By Floats
Re: Transmission Assembly

Hi Some Tech,
I suppose it could be.
In my case, the trans jumped out of gear(can’t remember which one or which ones) However, I had no screeching or any related noise.
I trust you will find the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-01-2019, 03:11 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,393
Posted By Floats
Re: Using Ford Barn as an distraction

Hi Closed Cab and family,
Please accept our condolences with your terrible loss.
We also lost our son a few months ago.
Take care
Chris
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-25-2019, 01:59 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 982
Posted By Floats
Re: Trunk to luggage rack bolt or straps.

I use both on my 29 Chevy
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-23-2019, 11:54 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,532
Posted By Floats
Re: Bill Williamson?

Please send regards from me as well.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-17-2019, 04:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,161
Posted By Floats
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-17-2019, 03:24 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,161
Posted By Floats
Re: Engine in my 1929 tudor sounds like it knocks

Hi Ronnie,
Mine does that as well. Travelling uphill, I can put my foot down and easily pick up speed to 60, no problem. During straight and level cruise and I lift my foot, ie having the inertia of...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-29-2019, 06:44 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,705
Posted By Floats
Re: Quick Jack Car Lift

In a few short weeks I dug a pit in my garage, bricked up the walls and steps. Chop, chop and very cost effective.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-23-2019, 02:32 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,812
Posted By Floats
Re: Front Tool Box

What a beauty
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-21-2019, 05:08 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,809
Posted By Floats
Re: Model A backfire, can't move

Have you retorqued the manifold?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-20-2019, 02:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 964
Posted By Floats
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-19-2019, 01:49 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,930
Posted By Floats
Re: Help! Tie rod end install

Chad,
Fit the ball first, before you start tightening the large retaining screw on the end.
The springs were probably worn as you say, however, so are the balls. Otherwise you would not have...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-17-2019, 04:48 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,619
Posted By Floats
Re: Smooth Shifting The Model A

Hi Gents,
I believe the common mistake is to try to gear down before the turn as in modern cars. In old cars, without sincro, slow down before the corner, execute the turn and only then gear...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-16-2019, 06:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 641
Posted By Floats
Re: Rear spring shackle

From my post #6
If I remember correctly, I could put a match stick in one side.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-15-2019, 01:27 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,788
Posted By Floats
Re: Rewiring . . . What would you do different?

Hi Gents,
Yep, soldering joints and the brake lite wiring are good ideas. I would add a cutoff switch and
also consider turn signal wiring, even if not in use yet, it might become compulsory some...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-15-2019, 01:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 641
Posted By Floats
Re: Rear spring shackle

Hi Jack,
I have had the same problem, loose fitting shackles. On enquiring, the vendor replied that they are correct and that is the way they get them.
I was not impressed, however living on the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-26-2019, 12:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 608
Posted By Floats
Re: Welding a bead on the stub axle

Thanks Brent,
That has all been done, new king pins or spindle bolts and new bushes were fitted by a local engineering company.
The bushes were reamed and not honed with the result that they are...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-26-2019, 09:54 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 608
Posted By Floats
Welding a bead on the stub axle

Hi Gents,
Some time ago I saw a post suggesting welding a bead on the stub axles(outside of the king pin bushes) in order to shrink the bushes and tighten up the kingpins.
Could this be done with...
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