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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-12-2019, 08:43 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 651
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: steering hangs up in a tight turn.

The first step is to check the level of lubricant in the steering gear and what it is, perhaps it is one that was greased instead of oiled
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-10-2019, 04:18 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,596
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: 1931 Coupe Banger Project

I read of all the modifications, then I see--- 69, 72 mph. -----I would think that there should be more speed, ---- my stock car has gone 67 --- stock head, 3:78 rear, zenith carb, and I don't...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-09-2019, 09:52 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 451
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: 1937-40 Ford Flathead V-8 60 Horsepower Parts

You should work more on your ad, break it down, not many people want 6 bocks, put in some pictures, show some parts list, sizes of crank, bore, was it magnaflux----pedigree of completed machine work,...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-09-2019, 10:13 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,146
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Gas Shutoff/empty carburetor for overnight/long term parking.

I got in the habit when the gasoline would gook up the tip of jets when sitting a week or few, stock carb, fuel system---- in the 10 years I have been doing it no problems---- the zenith is the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-05-2019, 10:53 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 432
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Brake Booster ID

I think pre 67 gm
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-04-2019, 11:35 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 751
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: overdrive

A Columbia installation on 36 has no vacuum hoses inside passenger compartment, just one hole in the firewall for valve control, 2 holes underneath dash for control bracket
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-04-2019, 11:31 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 563
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Most accurate tempt prob location?

I just aim the motormeter a little towards the driver so it's more visible, by design the motormeter reads the first steam befor full blown overheating
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-04-2019, 11:28 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 834
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Removing Bondo.

Twisted knot stiff wire wheel on a grinder does good and won't bother good metal
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-02-2019, 08:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 635
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Blow out

There are patches with plug , has metal covering on the plug to pull it through, sand/buff inside ,prepare like patching tube
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-30-2019, 08:16 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 485
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Carburetor float hinge bracket dislodged

I have removed flush broke drive pins by using a piece of copper with small hole to weld through so only the pin is welded to, then yanking piece out.
Oversized holes can be tapped with bottoming...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-29-2019, 11:01 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 213
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Refresh my memory on starter drives

the drives are the same except for early A starters with 1/2"
shaft, it's model T that turns other way
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-28-2019, 02:49 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 942
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: External voltage regulator

You can if the regulator matches the output of the generator--- a regulator for 35 amp generator connected to a 15 amp generator will regulate the the voltage, but won't regulate the amps to not...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-26-2019, 02:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 923
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Source(s) for rebuilt engine for 1930 Model A

The "engine"number is originally stamped on the block above the water inlet on a boss near the head gasket
The engine number was also stamped on the frame rail , then body installed over it, those...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-25-2019, 11:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 242
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: AA and BB interchangeable parts

You need a "green book", it's a parts book covering 28-48, you will see that some parts fit a lot of years
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-25-2019, 11:52 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 923
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Source(s) for rebuilt engine for 1930 Model A

You don't have location in your profile
Does the serial number of the engine in the car match the title---- originally the engine number was the car number
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-25-2019, 11:49 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 527
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: F-6 two speed rear won't downshift

Could the hoses on the firewall valve be reversed now after the engine swap
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-25-2019, 11:07 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 765
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Amp test on the generator

Whatever wire is"armature "
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-25-2019, 08:16 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 584
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: hmmm no headlights on a 31

Have you checked the bulbs ----I had a customer with modern car come in, he is electrical engineer, no headlights ---he said must be bad switch---I said lets check bulbs---"it can't be bulbs"----2...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-24-2019, 05:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 392
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: 39-49 brakes - fitting question

The cupro (copper nickle) tubing works easy, flairs easy, and has a look similar to original copper coated steel
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-24-2019, 04:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 717
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Carburetor Options

Had a slant window fordor, it had no problem with 68, stock carb, engine----
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-21-2019, 07:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 759
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: brake drums

48 ----some people have strange ideas of "will fit" though, baisically you are looking 42-48
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-20-2019, 09:40 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 900
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Adjusting Stipe's shock adsorber on a Roadster

I don't think you can use adjustments that work for other cars---or that a roadster--1/4, sedan 3/8, pickup 1/2
The spring friction makes a big difference in how "tight" the shocks need to be to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-19-2019, 11:48 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,410
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Worst Cars of All Time

Look a Holden crash test----- it takes innovative engineering to be able to have the trunk lid crumple in a frontal barrier crash
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-19-2019, 07:29 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 900
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Adjusting Stipe's shock adsorber on a Roadster

The service bulletins has function specs, the picture gives scale for the lever, I figured the weight at about 30 lbs
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-18-2019, 06:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 444
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Transmission Leaking

check to see if vent is clogged with dirt or spyder/mud wasp,etc
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