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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 03:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 143
Posted By Tom Endy
Re: Remove inner oil pan

A baseball bat works well. If you don't have a baseball bat handy a hammer with a wooden handle will also work. Insert the handle into the hole for the oil pump. put you foot on the pan to stabilize...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 07:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 223
Posted By Tom Endy
Re: Oil Pump Question

Also see attached.

Tom Endy
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 07:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 223
Posted By Tom Endy
Re: Oil Pump Question

The attached articles may be of help.

Tom Endy
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-15-2019, 02:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 326
Posted By Tom Endy
Re: Zenith float level ... Model A

See attached article.

Tom Endy
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-14-2019, 04:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 577
Posted By Tom Endy
Re: O-ring groove in flywheel housing

My experience has been that it is important that all six mounting bolts be torqued down evenly with the two .010 shims installed under the top two mounting bolts in order to get a proper measurement....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-12-2019, 03:15 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 948
Posted By Tom Endy
Re: Gear ratio

My recommendation is to install a Mitchell 26% overdrive. This will give you many advantages. High gear overdrive for going above 45 mph comfortably and second gear overdrive for going up and down...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-08-2019, 02:38 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,725
Posted By Tom Endy
Re: Veterans Day

The Santa Anita A's of Arcadia, California honored the veterans in their club a few years ago by first identifying each veteran and making a list, Then each month, starting with the earlier service...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-05-2019, 09:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 758
Posted By Tom Endy
Re: Brakes quiz!! ID the mistery system.

I have heard stories that if you have drums turned way out and the shoes are worn thin it is possible for this type of brake floater to over-extend and lock up.

Tom Endy
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-01-2019, 01:32 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,329
Posted By Tom Endy
Re: Cotter pins

This is what can happen in a Model A differential if you neglect to install a cotter pin on the end of the drive shaft. The nut came loose and backed off until it hit the rotating carrier. The...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-29-2019, 11:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 419
Posted By Tom Endy
Re: Rear Spring Perch - Welds

A local Model A repair shop here in Southern California repairs worn spring perches by inserting a bronze rod the same size as the bushing and then filling in the worn void with weld. The weld won't...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-28-2019, 01:23 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 951
Posted By Tom Endy
Re: Logolites opinions

The attached article appeared in the Victoria Bustle newsletter October 2019.

Tom Endy
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-26-2019, 12:21 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 182
Posted By Tom Endy
Re: Multi Disc Clutch parts

See attached.

Tom Endy
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-20-2019, 04:16 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,239
Posted By Tom Endy
Re: Why did my axle break?

I had a job a while back where the failure mode was the gear end of an original axle shaft sheared where the gear attached to the shaft. There were actually two failure modes. Years before the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-19-2019, 04:41 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,239
Posted By Tom Endy
Re: Why did my axle break?

I would not buy one. The gear end is welded on and I have seen some that have come apart. I also had one in a job where the gear end was too large. Whoever put it together must have notice it was...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-19-2019, 04:21 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,239
Posted By Tom Endy
Re: Why did my axle break?

What I have noticed is that a crack will occur at the inboard end of the locking key. I suspect it is due to the axle nut not being torqued down to 100 ft. lbs. This allows the key to rock fore and...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-19-2019, 04:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 489
Posted By Tom Endy
Re: Fuel shut off

I believe that they all leak through after any amount of use. I have replaced the indented firewall fuel valve three times and it still leaks through.

Where do I find the modern ball valve that...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-15-2019, 01:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 384
Posted By Tom Endy
Re: Torque Tube / Drive Shaft Stuck

See the attached article.

Tom Endy
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-15-2019, 01:00 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,207
Posted By Tom Endy
Re: Rewiring . . . What would you do different?

I would remove the wire from the light bail to the stoplight switch. And run a new wire direct from either the fuse or the terminal on the firewall to the switch. There is no reason for power to the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-14-2019, 10:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 384
Posted By Tom Endy
Re: Torque Tube / Drive Shaft Stuck

I had one hung up because the speedo drive gear was rusted to the drive shaft. I had a difficult time getting it off'

It can also be hung up on a rusted roller bearing.

I am assuming that you...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-06-2019, 03:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 893
Posted By Tom Endy
Re: BackFlushing Radiator and Engine

See attached article.

Tom Endy
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-03-2019, 01:09 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 192
Posted By Tom Endy
Re: Transmission tower assembly

The early transmissions had these two parts along with a shorter spring. I believe if you replace the spring with the longer one in place of the two parts it will work.

Tom Endy
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-29-2019, 01:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 380
Posted By Tom Endy
Re: Rear backing plate bolts too long,did search.

See attached article.

Tom Endy
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-27-2019, 12:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 557
Posted By Tom Endy
Re: (GAV) Not working??

If the comp jet (the one screwed into the fuel reservoir) is drilled out to the same size (or larger) than the cap jet, the GAV control will then have no affect because it will be the same as having...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-25-2019, 04:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 716
Posted By Tom Endy
Re: Removing rear spring

Sounds like you want to remove only the spring for the purpose of restoration or replacement. This can be done by installing the spring spreader to capture the tension. Unhook the shackle bolts and...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-25-2019, 01:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 716
Posted By Tom Endy
Re: Removing rear spring

The rear spring on a Model A can be lethal. Be careful. See attached article.

Tom Endy
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