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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 01:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 96
Posted By Joe K
Re: Some question/concerns Water pump pulley/fan hub

I have a couple of the "aftermarket" fans which are in use. Looking at yours the distance between the pulley and flat where the fan blades mount looks a little larger front to back.

I think...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 12:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 164
Posted By Joe K
Re: Correct wiper motor for 82-A pickup

For a while JC Whitney sold an electric powered wiper done in the usual "universal" style. 6 volts, and the wiper was notable in having a threaded shaft which the wiper shaft passed through.
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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 02:50 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,687
Posted By Joe K
Re: Mysterious hole in valve chamber?

The elevation of the "return pipe" was changed in May 1930 (p. 342) - the same time that the height was changed on the front hole in the block.

The corresponding difference between heights...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 09:39 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 619
Posted By Joe K
Re: Tom Endy: Transmission Bearings (Hyatt style)

A further investigation of this forum reveals this has been discussed repeatedly on the board.

I myself have contributed to the discussion previously. MANY numbers are given as interchange...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-22-2020, 04:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 176
Posted By Joe K
Re: On Model A Generator Voltage

Without a battery to hold it back, a Ford generator can put out up to 32 volts, or even a bit more.

Thus an original generator CAN be used with a 12v system - and will charge just fine.

And...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-21-2020, 09:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 619
Posted By Joe K
Re: Tom Endy: Transmission Bearings (Hyatt style)

Um. Hyatt pioneered the spiral wound hollow "roller" bearing. Much favored for rear wheel bearings as the spring/rollers have some "give" to them.

Pix of a broken Model T wheel bearing.
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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-21-2020, 04:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 619
Posted By Joe K
Re: Tom Endy: Transmission Bearings (Hyatt style)

I will leave room for Tom to answer, but it is apparent the difference between your repop and your original is:

The repops (Hyatt?) have hollow "rollers" that turn on shafts captive in the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-21-2020, 12:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 343
Posted By Joe K
Re: commercial color list for 1929

IIRC, the strip was considered "optional." My 29 CC pickup was originally gunmetal blue, but NO stripe.

Mine was likely a "kit production" made in Somerville, MA assembly plant. (Stamped as...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-20-2020, 02:45 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 746
Posted By Joe K
Re: 1930 Coupe Acquired 2/22/41, 79 Years ago

You were wise to keep yours.

About 1937 Dad bought a 1929 RPU from the junkman for $15. He drove it a couple of years before leaving for college fall of 1939 when he sold it back to the junkman...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-20-2020, 09:21 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,730
Posted By Joe K
Re: Spinning stud on rear wheel

Answer of the day!


Joe K
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-20-2020, 09:01 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 584
Posted By Joe K
Re: Rear hub bolts

1) Taper between A-B IS part of the swedging process. But only the outer fraction of the ramp A-B. After swedging the top part A of the ramp still exists, but the bottom part B has been pushed...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-18-2020, 03:41 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,095
Posted By Joe K
Re: Harbor Freight tape measures come up short

Ask for a "combination square" and see what they hand you.

It ain't this.
https://sawdustmaking.com/Squares/squarepatent.jpg
How much we've lost in 140 years.

Joe K
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-18-2020, 11:58 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 951
Posted By Joe K
Re: The Diamond Mark Challenge

I think for a while everyone thought that a diamond mark somehow affirmed "better quality?"

Now perhaps not so? I have seen diamond blocks sell for premium over a regular block. Well, I...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-18-2020, 11:16 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,095
Posted By Joe K
Re: Harbor Freight tape measures come up short

I think its safe to say with Harbor Freight - your mileage may vary.

I was at the new HF store in Portsmouth (the same one mentioned by Keith) and bought a "carport shelter" in the 10x20...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-17-2020, 08:49 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 435
Posted By Joe K
Re: Is it possible to repair the upper radiator tank without radiator removal?

Actually, removing the radiator is among the easiest things to do on a Model A.

Remove the headlights by unbuttoning the connections on the ferrules below the lamp, removing the horn wire, and...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-16-2020, 08:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 407
Posted By Joe K
Re: Simmons carb

Simmons also made speed manifolds for the Model A.



https://photos7.motorcar.com/used-1930-ford-model_a-touringsedan-8031-16880579-92-1024.jpg


Found also in "Those Unauthorized...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-15-2020, 06:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 642
Posted By Joe K
Re: Ford Licensing Article in Model "A" News

I agree that some trademark/copyright stuff is ridiculous so this kind of stuff can be negated if challenged in court under certain circumstances but it can lead to drawn out feuds that only better...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-15-2020, 06:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 434
Posted By Joe K
Re: Motor with no serial number

Be interesting to know if this a counterweight crank engine. Also the pattern of that combustion chamber.

With the oil pump cover off, you might look in and get a peek at that crank.

Joe K
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-15-2020, 06:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 407
Posted By Joe K
Re: Simmons carb

I bought a Simmons Cast Iron off of Ebay for small money.

It's painted red.

Of course anything painted red goes faster - doesn't that go to reason?

Joe K
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-14-2020, 08:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 642
Posted By Joe K
Re: Ford Licensing Article in Model "A" News

I would agree to licensing if it were to support preservation.

While Ford is in the business to make money for investors, part of the attraction to investors is the "marketplace image" of Ford...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-14-2020, 02:42 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 572
Posted By Joe K
Re: Half of a cotter pin in oil pan?

Not to confuse but slightly after the Model A era was the development of "hammerlock" cotter pins. The head and far end are made such that they can be hit with a hammer while in place, and the act...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-14-2020, 02:31 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 572
Posted By Joe K
Re: Half of a cotter pin in oil pan?

My engine rebuilder chose "Nylock" type nuts. Plus he says "You can use a standard wrench on these."


Joe K
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-14-2020, 11:01 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,604
Posted By Joe K
Re: Paint Code for Rock Moss Green?

Keep in mind the Paint Chip Charts ARE the standard. While you may have a code and it may be correct (or close) the BEST standard is the paint chip and have it scanned. Then verify by eye.

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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-13-2020, 05:49 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 572
Posted By Joe K
Re: Half of a cotter pin in oil pan?

Um. Cotter pins are the belt to go along with your nut suspenders.

And new cars generally don't use cotter pins but they do use various other "retention" schemes including Loctite, inserts,...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-11-2020, 09:30 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 988
Posted By Joe K
Re: GAS TANK un SEALER

You might try setting up an electrolytic bath using the INSIDE of the gas tank. The tank is the part to be cleaned, and the other electrode could be put in through the gas fill.

MANY...
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