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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 04:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 300
Posted By alexiskai
Re: Rear Brake Drum: Loose or Tight to Hub?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Swaging

This specific operation:
http://www.fordgarage.com/pages/swaging.htm

(swedging = swaging)
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 01:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 300
Posted By alexiskai
Re: Rear Brake Drum: Loose or Tight to Hub?

When I sent my rear hubs to Randy Gross, he called and said they couldn't be re-used because a previous owner/mechanic had welded the studs instead of swaging them. Apparently this is a thing.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-15-2020, 06:00 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 422
Posted By alexiskai
Re: Pitnam arm instalation questin

I've attached the Snyder's photo showing the drag link-pitman connection in case it's helpful for the discussion.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-13-2020, 10:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 254
Posted By alexiskai
Re: Seven-tooth steering column "O" ring...

My kit came with the O-ring and washer, but I didn't remove any material from the bushing or the frame. Just put it on and hoped for the best. No leakage so far.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-13-2020, 10:42 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 848
Posted By alexiskai
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-13-2020, 10:13 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 848
Posted By alexiskai
Re: Teflon EZ Steer Kit what do you think?

That would be these:
https://www.snydersantiqueauto.com/ProductDetail/A-3305-TEF_TEFLON-SEATS-ONLY-8-PIECE
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-13-2020, 09:17 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 848
Posted By alexiskai
Re: Teflon EZ Steer Kit what do you think?

I used the bronze ones. Figured I only wanted to rebuild the darn thing once. Less resistance than steel, but no different from the regular teflon in terms of performance.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-09-2020, 03:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 971
Posted By alexiskai
Re: High compression engine life.

This question comes up frequently. I've never seen anyone link 6:1 heads to premature bearing failure. When you get up to 7:1 or 8:1, that's where folks start to recommend pressurized oil or stronger...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-04-2020, 12:22 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,247
Posted By alexiskai
Re: Intake manifold getting hot

When you say steering column shifted, do you mean the spark advance lever was set incorrectly?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-30-2020, 09:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 296
Posted By alexiskai
Re: 7 tooth steering box

It's not real clear from the schematic, but the bushing labeled 14 goes above the worm gear and the one labeled 29 goes below it. The bearings labeled 13 go on either side of the worm. That's what...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-30-2020, 08:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 296
Posted By alexiskai
Re: 7 tooth steering box

https://www.brattons.com/media/catalog/product/cache/1/image/1200x/509d43f81ebcfb7462dc95450b77c766/s/e/seven-tooth-steering.jpg
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-30-2020, 08:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 348
Posted By alexiskai
Re: Dual updraft intake manifold install

It's an older thread, so a lot of the pics don't work, but there's good info here:
https://www.fordbarn.com/forum/showthread.php?p=740845
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-29-2020, 10:57 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,700
Posted By alexiskai
Re: Straight Slotted instead of Cross-Point

I replace slotted heads with Phillips heads on my coupe every chance I get. Reduces injury to myself and the car.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-29-2020, 09:44 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,107
Posted By alexiskai
Re: Do you look at the parts wanted forum?

You can subscribe to an entire forum, either the wanted or sale forums, and get a digest emailed to you every day around 7pm EST showing all new and updated posts. Good way to keep tabs on things...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-28-2020, 02:27 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,107
Posted By alexiskai
Re: Do you look at the parts wanted forum?

When I posted in parts wanted, I got several replies and ended up closing the deal with one of them, so it certainly worked for me.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-28-2020, 01:15 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 718
Posted By alexiskai
Re: Installation of Rebuilt Original Ignition Switch

+1 to this, I run the same way. The clamp was (is?) an anti-theft device, to make it more difficult for a would-be thief to hotwire the car. This is not a thing I currently worry about, given where I...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-28-2020, 09:44 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 979
Posted By alexiskai
Re: Bad steering new shaft

I haven't driven many miles with the welded shaft, but I'm not worried about it. The machinist I used said it was fine once it was turned down to the right diameter. And as 1930artdeco said, there's...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-27-2020, 10:27 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 718
Posted By alexiskai
Re: Installation of Rebuilt Original Ignition Switch

In a normal engine the distributor should just lift off. Distributor pullers and the like exist for situations in which it has rusted or otherwise adhered to the engine due to age/neglect.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-27-2020, 08:06 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 718
Posted By alexiskai
Re: Installation of Rebuilt Original Ignition Switch

What I've done in the past is to loosen the screw on the side that holds the distributor in place, gently lift it out, rotate the distributor body to unscrew it from the ignition cable, and then put...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-27-2020, 05:58 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 979
Posted By alexiskai
Re: Bad steering new shaft

This happened to me. It's because the 7-tooth steering assemblies used slightly different length steering shafts over the 2-3 years of production. Rather than stock shafts of all the different...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-27-2020, 07:59 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,193
Posted By alexiskai
Re: Brake Light Switch Backwards

Yep, that's the float-a-motor transmission bracket. Looks like an aluminum version?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-26-2020, 02:09 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,193
Posted By alexiskai
Re: Brake Light Switch Backwards

If the ammeter shows a discharge when you press the brake pedal, even though the light is out, that would indicate that pulling the tab in the brake light switch is creating a short circuit rather...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-26-2020, 07:36 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,193
Posted By alexiskai
Re: Brake Light Switch Backwards

What does the ammeter show before you press the brake pedal and then as you press the brake pedal?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-24-2020, 11:00 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 365
Posted By alexiskai
Re: 30' Roadster Rear Spring "Thickness"

This post has an attachment showing the leaf sequence with thicknesses.
https://www.fordbarn.com/forum/showpost.php?p=1128509&postcount=3
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-21-2020, 05:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 527
Posted By alexiskai
Re: Front Main Spring

I think you could literally use oil straight out of the drain plug if you wanted.
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