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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-16-2019, 12:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 542
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: 676
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: 976
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: 555
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: 542
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: 984
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: 984
Posted By Tom Endy
Re: Rear Axle Messtoration

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

Tom Endy
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-06-2019, 12:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 391
Posted By Tom Endy
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-06-2019, 12:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 391
Posted By Tom Endy
Re: Gas tank cap venting?

30-31 reproduction gas caps are prone to rotating on the single rivet in the center that will block off the vent hole. Snyders sells and Eaton style cap that incorporates two rivets to prevent...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-05-2019, 08:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 348
Posted By Tom Endy
Re: Helpful Suggestions ?

Suggestion:

Replace the float with a brass one made by:

Reenlee H. kotas
858-278-8178
San Diego

They are well made and very reasonable in price.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-05-2019, 07:45 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 584
Posted By Tom Endy
Re: no brake lights

For some unknown reason Henry routed the power to the stop light switch through the light bale, where there can be electrical faults due to the nature of the construction, especially if it is a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-03-2019, 01:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,059
Posted By Tom Endy
Re: The Great American Garage-pics

Garage project photos.

Tom Endy
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-31-2019, 07:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 631
Posted By Tom Endy
Re: Laycock overdrive - Speedo drive

The colored Ford speedo gears described in the attached article are used in the Mitchell overdrive. They may be the same as used in the Volvo overdrive. They are apparently available from a Ford...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-25-2019, 12:01 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 448
Posted By Tom Endy
Rear axle housing

During a recent differential overhaul I noticed these raised letters on one of the axle housings. The housing is a 1931 configuration. The letters do not appear to be in English. I don't believe they...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-19-2019, 05:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 956
Posted By Tom Endy
Re: Back up or not to back up. that is the question

Pull up the link and scroll to photos 26 and 27.

Tom Endy

http://www.santaanitaas.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/Borg-Warner-Repair.pdf
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-19-2019, 05:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 956
Posted By Tom Endy
Re: Back up or not to back up. that is the question

Inside the Borg Warner is a sheet metal oil shield. It is prone to becoming bent by not being oriented correctly. If it becomes bent it will not allow the cable to pull it completely out of the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-16-2019, 11:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 451
Posted By Tom Endy
Re: Transmission oil shields

If you install the baffles backwards regardless of what bearing you install, the outside diameter of the baffle will be grinding against the bearing and dumping metal particles into the oil. When...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-15-2019, 10:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 451
Posted By Tom Endy
Re: Transmission oil shields

The oil baffles associated with the front and rear ball bearings are two different sizes. The front is larger than the rear.

Also keep in mind there is an early set and a later set. The early set...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-15-2019, 08:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 887
Posted By Tom Endy
Re: Zenith carburetor rebuild?

See the attached link.
Tom Endy

http://www.santaanitaas.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/The-Zenith-Carburetor-11-07.pdf
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-13-2019, 09:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 388
Posted By Tom Endy
Poor quality transmission roller bearings

Some while back it was reported on this forum that some really poor quality transmission roller bearing have descended on the Model A hobby. It was not clear what supplier or suppliers were offering...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-01-2019, 03:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 548
Posted By Tom Endy
Re: Remove pin from Clutch and brake Pedal Shaft

I would advise not attempting this project with the bell housing in the car, This is a job for it on the work bench. You could easily paint yourself into a corner.

There are two types of pin. Most...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-24-2019, 11:10 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 554
Posted By Tom Endy
Re: Clutch on my 29

see attached article.

Tom Endy
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-16-2019, 12:56 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,428
Posted By Tom Endy
Re: Masking Carburetor

See attached article about carburetor paint,

Tom Endy
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-14-2019, 06:02 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,428
Posted By Tom Endy
Re: Masking Carburetor

I just paint over the brass plugs. After the paint has dried and while in the process of removing masking tape and pieces of paper towel I used to plug open orifices, I use the blade of a box cutter...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-13-2019, 02:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 476
Posted By Tom Endy
Re: wheel stud - thread size please

Attached article appeared in the Restorer years ago about some poor quality lug nuts that were being sold. I encountered some and found that they could also do damage to the threads on the lugs.
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