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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-07-2019, 11:54 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,655
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Re: What did I just buy?

Looks just like the rig they used to use for pulling salmon dories off the beach at Pacific City back in the day. That drum load of cable proved very handy when the tide was unwilling to give up a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-06-2019, 05:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 674
Posted By ursus
Re: U Joint Quality

There was some discussion of the needle-bearing U-joints on the Early V8 Forum a while back and the consensus seemed to be that this type of bearing was unnecessary in an application where there was...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-26-2019, 12:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 490
Posted By ursus
Re: 1950 vs Modern Quaker State Oil Comparison

Dad spent 45 years working for Texaco, starting when it was called The Texas Company. I recall lots of research reports regarding engine lubrication laying around the house back in the 50's and 60's....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-19-2019, 12:03 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,092
Posted By ursus
Post Re: Main and Rod Shim Sequence ???

I agree, and recall my Dad telling me to adjust the front and rear mains first and the center main last. He also said that I might not be able to get the center as tight as the others and that was...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-13-2019, 08:30 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,502
Posted By ursus
Re: Interesting read in Hemmings about restoration costs.

When did the price go up? in 1970, Earl painted my '49 Chevy for $29.99, including some overspray on the tires. When I complained, they told me the overspray was a bonus. Scheib always gave you a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-07-2019, 01:32 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 994
Posted By ursus
Re: Nice German Brunette

Only 77 amp/hours? I never met a German brunette with less that 500.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-03-2019, 07:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 521
Posted By ursus
Re: Rear Spring

Good idea! Henry Ford put 10 leaves under the rear of the Tudor for a reason.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-01-2019, 01:35 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,326
Posted By ursus
Re: Oil for model a+ t

Also the same as slidivity.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-27-2019, 06:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 508
Posted By ursus
Re: Tranny/diff service

I recall that his refill capacity listed for the Gemmer steering gear is likewise incorrect on the high side. There are some other errors in both Volumes I and Volume II books. One would think that...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-23-2019, 03:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,189
Posted By ursus
Re: IL-2 and AA collison

I find your postings of GAZ car and truck photos to be interesting. My father took part in a number of US Army reconnaissance ventures into Czechoslovakia and Hungary during the few weeks of...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-22-2019, 08:21 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 883
Posted By ursus
Re: Drain plug

This sounds all too familiar to me. A previous owner had cross-threaded the drain plug and responded to the resulting leak by twisting the plug so tight that he cracked the case, which allowed for...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-20-2019, 12:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 596
Posted By ursus
Re: Early V8 axle under Model A front end

Chris Haynes: How did you get your tie rod to cross over above the wishbone? On a Model-A axle mounted with '37-'41 spindles the tie rod will pass below the wishbone. Did you have to bend the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-20-2019, 12:22 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,432
Posted By ursus
Re: Why did my axle break?

I have some axle shafts that are in nice shape except for an annular groove worn into the shaft where it rides in the seal inside the housing. Is this a potential site for breakage or not a concern...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-19-2019, 12:48 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,110
Posted By ursus
Re: What do you make of this

This engine is sporting one of those High Corrosion Heads recommended by Ferrous Buehler for a fine rustoration. With the accessory acorn nuts it provides a horsepower boost you can feel in the seat...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-18-2019, 09:49 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 304
Posted By ursus
Re: 1930 bumpers

And, there are a various alloys regarded as stainless steel and some will attract a magnet.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-18-2019, 11:17 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 430
Posted By ursus
Re: Front Axle Fasteners

Randy, I am aware of the requirements for the conversion as detailed in Les Andrews "Model A Mechanics Handbook, Vol II".

Of note is an error in Les Andrews directions: he states that the "Long...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-17-2019, 10:01 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,061
Posted By ursus
Re: Any AA trucks running 55mph?

One good thing about high speed in an "AA" is that the massive brakes make for a quick stop. Fasten your seatbelt!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-17-2019, 09:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 430
Posted By ursus
Re: Front Axle Fasteners

Joe K, thanks much for your sound thoughts regarding '40 Ford hydraulics on a Model-A. The '40 backing plate bolts are indeed 1/2 inch versus 3/8 inch for the "A". Strange that the Model-A rear 7/16...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-16-2019, 11:28 PM
Replies: 800
Views: 75,048
Posted By ursus
Re: tell a Model A related story

Your mention of the use of humans to help orient crop duster pilots in the application of various pesticides reminds me of the potential risks involved. Back in the '60's and '70's the work as a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-16-2019, 11:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 430
Posted By ursus
Front Axle Fasteners

I'm in the process of rebuilding a front end on a car that was converted to 1940 Ford hydraulics back in the 1960's, including the use of 1940 Ford spindles. The '40 Ford spindles utilize a tie rod...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-16-2019, 11:31 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,083
Posted By ursus
Re: Fan cracked!!

I could see a real market for an original appearing fan made with a steel pulley to which a plastic blade is molded. The fan blades would flex to lower drag at higher speeds and unit would be less...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-12-2019, 05:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 469
Posted By ursus
Re: Identify steering arm?

The spindles and brakes on my Model A were taken from a '40 Ford. These are the typical roundback spindles common to '37-'41 cars and mine have a raised "78" next to a "P" inside of a circle.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-11-2019, 07:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 734
Posted By ursus
Re: Need to move front spring across

An accumulation of hardened grease and road dust over the years can leave the spring locked in the cross member. Mine was stuck firmly and it too a fair bit of effort to lever it out.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-09-2019, 09:42 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,888
Posted By ursus
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-08-2019, 10:45 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,536
Posted By ursus
Re: UPS loses Package !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

And yet one can order a bar of soap via Amazon for next day delivery 3000 miles away...
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