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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 08:18 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 775
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Headlight beam pattern

I was only using 1 headlight, didn't want the beams overlapping , both will light up reflector signs 3 tenths of a mile away (1 counted light poles, about 8)
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-23-2018, 09:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 775
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Headlight beam pattern

I saw a led pattern for the 2 led sideways shining replacement bulb, it made a figure 8 pattern, the modern cars with led headlights have sort of a rams horn shaped reflector

I was looking at a...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-23-2018, 08:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 216
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: whats up with this banjo thrust washer

From a Columbia axle conversion is
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-23-2018, 08:31 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 433
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Contaminated gasoline

I had a 240D Mercedes, that ran on most anything contaminated--- one night I poured a gallon of new antifreeze by mistake--- realized it the next day- was worried, drained the tank some, drained the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-22-2018, 02:55 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 740
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: 6V Quartz Halogen Headlight Question

I measured to amps on my system,
Halogen bulbs, 2 tail lights--- 14 amps
50cp regular bulbs with 2 tail lights--- 18 amps

I reduced the charge rate I had when I put in the halogen bulbs, long...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-22-2018, 08:00 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 761
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: cylinder sleevesMachine Shop question.

Some V8 were factory sleeved with a thin case hardened sleeve that could be changed in the chassis, it was prefinished, no boring or honing needed, many had steel pistons too, they were installed...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-22-2018, 02:30 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 740
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: 6V Quartz Halogen Headlight Question

If you look in the owners instruction book you would read that there will be a discharge showing with the headlights on

I have the direct fit 35 watt bulbs in my car for over 15 years--with a...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-20-2018, 07:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 292
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: 1936 Ford Radio, where are the speaker wires?

Which radio version do you have?, some have on- off switch in radio box, some have speaker in the box, some had speaker piggy backed on the box, some had remote speaker , all would have 4 wires going...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-18-2018, 02:25 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,419
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: rleated to NOS vs NORS thread: "restored"

On my model A i lifted the body off the frame ---body off restoration,
on my 36 the frame was dropped out from under the body---frame off restoration
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-17-2018, 01:39 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,419
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: rleated to NOS vs NORS thread: "restored"

I like to look down inside doors when the windows are down to see if the "total restoration " was just a external paint restoration--- only saw one car at Hershey that the inside of the door was...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-15-2018, 07:18 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 833
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Sealed beam headlight 40 ford

I switched to halogens in my A 15 years ago, changed nothing except the bulbs, i found that I could reduce the charge rate and have brighter light ---with the stock generator
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-13-2018, 02:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 706
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Indexing Spark Plugs

No matter what I have tried I haven't been able to get pinging/ detonation out of a properly restored stock engine--- I even tried old gas that made the lawnmower knock under load, --- full spark...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-12-2018, 02:41 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 881
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Lever shock rebuild parts

First you have to get the arm off ----you need a very good puller
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-11-2018, 08:29 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 820
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: A shock (ing) question

the large hex plug in the side of the bottom is the valve unit, they do sell "heavy duty" valves, , but not adjustable ---if the oil is too heavy , I once tried 90wt in my MG, on a hard bump it...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-11-2018, 07:55 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,525
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Reliability of early V8 vs the 4 cyl as pertains to the AA/BB

I used to drive a 46 ton and half truck to flea markets, it always had at least 2 tons in it, it had the 2 speed rear, I usually kept it under 60, got 16-18 mpg with the load, had a 49 merc engine---...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-11-2018, 07:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 351
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Main bearing draining characteristics

If the engine stops and the oil groove on the cam lines up with the oil hole it will drain fast

One of the "fixes" tried to stop rear main leaks is to drill through the Babbitt and cap to the oil...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-07-2018, 07:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 466
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Fan Hub Getting Hot

It's been a long time, perhaps you should look at the lube chart, I think it uses motor oil, perhaps 90 wt is too thick and making heat
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-07-2018, 03:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 269
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: 36 21 stud Pistons with buttons

probably center lock ----if you look in the small end of original rod there is a groove in the center, a clip fits in there to grab a groove in the wristpin, originally there was a tool that screwed...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-03-2018, 10:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 263
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: v8 60 HP in a 32 B pickup

the 4 cyl is good under 2500 rpm, the 60 won't do anything till it's over 2500, gear it accordingly, be ready to downshift, when I drove the 39 with the 60 I would downshift at 40 for best fuel...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-03-2018, 09:42 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,004
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: How do you remove front brake drums?

If the brake shoes are rusted to the drum I have had good results beating on the backing plate with plastic mallet ---it tends to shake the shoes loose from the drum
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-01-2018, 10:11 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,553
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: The ABSOLUTE CURE for all ignition problems.....

I would say the spark problems are over, but new problems arise in a diesel conversion---i have been working on benz diesels for over 30 years, still drive the old ones, with the benz sometimes when...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-01-2018, 09:36 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,041
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: New parts @#$%^&*!!!

I had a ex manifold that was cut too much, I took washers and cut them in 1/2 to use as spacers under the thick washer ---I don't believe in cutting both together ---i only tighten the 2 bolts...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-30-2018, 11:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 249
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: 39 24stud timing gear

Crank it and hold hand over carb, no suction, check spark-- no spark remove dist, look for cam turn
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-29-2018, 09:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 703
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Filler Material

I have uesd toothpicks and glue for small holes ---worked on golf carts, have a lot of golf tees ----sand to size and glue

for quick I have cut off 1 leg of cotterpin, stuck in hole, 1/2 of bent...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-29-2018, 09:19 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 750
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: "C" Head

The head on my car has a crack in the center, goes to stud hole, ---I looked at it 30 years ago, put it back, some cracks dom't mean much, post a picture
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