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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-21-2020, 11:16 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,638
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: 720
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: 890
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: 882
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: 549
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: 651
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: 551
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: 837
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: 1,726
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: 628
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: 852
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: 1,015
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: 735
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: 1,459
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: 448
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: 1,587
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...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-26-2020, 11:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 597
Posted By CWPASADENA
Re: Where to find 2 PC valve guides? MODEL B

Bert's in Colorado or Bratton's


Chris W.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-26-2020, 11:16 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,520
Posted By CWPASADENA
Re: Rear backing plates delima

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Very important!!!


The shoes have to be arched correctly AND the shoes centered or there may be problems exactly like you are describing.

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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-26-2020, 11:04 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,782
Posted By CWPASADENA
Re: King pin fit

Have a Machine Shop do it.


I recently bought on eBay an old adjustable hone set specifically made for King Pins. It came with a whole box of new abrasives which will hone all the king pin...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-26-2020, 10:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 753
Posted By CWPASADENA
Re: Engine disassembly; Uh Oh.

I have had good experience pinning a crack of this type.


I am not sure you can get things clean enough to solder it.


Chris W.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-25-2020, 12:35 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,275
Posted By CWPASADENA
Re: Exhaust port crack.... need help!

I have had good luck with KW Ceramic Block seal. Just follow the directions exactly.


Cracks in the exhaust ports are not very common.


Good luck.


Chris W.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-17-2020, 11:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 677
Posted By CWPASADENA
Re: inside paint

Glyptal works well BUT you must have the surface very clean and grease free of the stuff will not adhere to the surface and can flake off. New castings are not a problem but an enging that has been...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-12-2020, 10:51 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,443
Posted By CWPASADENA
Re: Painting Accent Stripes

I started painting Lacquer over 65 years ago. All we used was newspaper BUT we always used 2 thicknesses, never a single sheet for the reason stated above.


Even today, I still use newspaper.

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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-09-2020, 11:19 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,443
Posted By CWPASADENA
Re: Painting Accent Stripes

Some paint the accent color first and then mask that off and paint the body color.


I do not know if the factory did it that way but how ever they did it, they were fast at it with all the bodies...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-07-2020, 06:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 667
Posted By CWPASADENA
Re: Remove sector needle bearings

I installed needle bearings in the sector housing of my '30 and do not remember machining the bore. I may be wrong I think they just press right in. I do remember machining the bore for the seal.

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