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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-06-2019, 03:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 658
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: 155
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: 315
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: 478
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: 614
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: 614
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
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-20-2019, 04:12 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 669
Posted By Tom Endy
Re: flywheel housing shims? late production diamond block.

As mentioned above the purpose of the two shims is to compensate for the thickness of the gasket located at the lower portion of the clutch housing where the other four mounting bolts are located.
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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-14-2019, 02:30 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,030
Posted By Tom Endy
Re: Transmission Issues

A few years back the Model A hobby was inundated with poor quality clutch disks. The six springs were not secured correctly and could come loose and jam the clutch. Most suppliers by now carry a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-13-2019, 12:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 576
Posted By Tom Endy
Re: Railway inspection car

The Wobble Bobble Turnover and Stop Railroad (WBTS)

Tom Endy
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-10-2019, 12:29 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,222
Posted By Tom Endy
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-09-2019, 03:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 414
Posted By Tom Endy
Re: Short circuit issues. Where to start

See attached article.

Tom Endy
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-06-2019, 02:52 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,155
Posted By Tom Endy
Re: Snyders or Randy Gross for rear brake rebuild.

In the Model A kingdom there is a "go to guy" for just about every aspect of the Model A Ford concerning repair and restoration.

Without a doubt Randy Gross is the "go to guy" concerning brakes...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-28-2019, 01:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 879
Posted By Tom Endy
Re: Lug nuts

Lug nut warning! See attached.

Tom Endy
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-23-2019, 02:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 396
Posted By Tom Endy
Re: - battery post

It is also prudent to remove and clean the battery ground cable where it attaches to the frame. It is out of sight and out of mind and difficult to get to. it is the most neglected electrical...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-22-2019, 03:18 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 743
Posted By Tom Endy
Re: Rearview mirrors for 1931 S/W Town Sedan (160B)

The attached article appeared in the Victoria Bustle. It is how outside mirrors are attached to a Victoria.

Tom Endy
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-20-2019, 05:00 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 812
Posted By Tom Endy
Re: Help disassembling rear left brake for 1929 Model A

Keep in mind these levers are a left and a right. They should be marked. The springs wrapped around them are also left and right, don't switch them.

Tom Endy
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-19-2019, 12:11 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,242
Posted By Tom Endy
Re: Repop Ammeter Junk

One of the advantages of an original ammeter is that they are undamped and the needle easily swings with the slightest current movement. This provides a good diagnostic tool. When starting the car a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-19-2019, 12:23 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,390
Posted By Tom Endy
Re: Model A fuse.

I consider the fuse modification a must have on any Model A. It is also a good idea to remove the fuse from the holder and stand it on its head at either end of the holder when finished driving for...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-16-2019, 12:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 721
Posted By Tom Endy
Re: rebuilding shifter forks

A tower overhaul seminar is a good project for a club seminar. The attached article is about one that was conducted for my local club.

Tom Endy
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-15-2019, 02:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 824
Posted By Tom Endy
Re: Hubs for new cast drums

Randy Gross:

Outstanding person to do business with.
Randy's Cell: 714-292-8660

Tom Endy
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-14-2019, 01:15 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,199
Posted By Tom Endy
Re: Rear wheel bearings - Timken part number

The original rear wheel bearings were made with spiral grooves in the roller elements. The material is also softer than the current repos. The repos do not have the spirals and are very hard and tend...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-14-2019, 01:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 677
Posted By Tom Endy
Re: Rear Spring

The rear spring on a Model A Ford can be lethal. It should never be removed from the car while attached to the rear axle assembly, yet people do it all the time. The only thing preventing the spring...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-12-2019, 08:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 721
Posted By Tom Endy
Re: rebuilding shifter forks

The slots can be welded up and milled. Beware of the repos they are terrible.

Tom Endy
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-10-2019, 02:46 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,240
Posted By Tom Endy
Re: Rear Axle Messtoration

A machine shop that is capable of machining the bearing hub can also straighten the housing. I have seen it done. The flange is bolted to a face plate on a lathe, the unit is rotated and the hub end...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-09-2019, 02:30 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,240
Posted By Tom Endy
Re: Rear Axle Messtoration

My suggestion would be to try to find some serviceable replacement axle housings.

Tom Endy
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