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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 11:11 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 436
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Tight Valve Guides

I have adjusted guide outside diameters many times with a drill press, just a little using sandpaper and "shoeshine " ,if the whole length needs adjusted I use a close fitting bolt/ nut and chuck...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 09:51 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 340
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: 8BA in a 35/36

I have given this some thought, a 53 merc is one of my engine options
There's thermostat housings that are made for the larger hoses

I am pretty sure I can drill for oil to 37-48 pumps, and...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-31-2020, 11:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 352
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Gas Cap leaks

What kind of primer are you using?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-31-2020, 09:33 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 652
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Brake flaring tool & tube straightener suggestions

I have the mastercool hydraulic flairing tool, and one at work, that along with using the copper/ nickel pipe has made it easy, near perfect every time
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-31-2020, 09:12 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,320
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Loose Rod

I have used the tapered shims behind the inserts--- I was shown how to use them in school. Was a Datsun 510 that ran with coolant in the oil, inserts all down to copper, crankshaft had some scoring,...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-31-2020, 08:40 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 720
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Reserve Oil Can

There's some pictures in our local city hall-- closed to public for now due to the covid19, in the 60s I remember 7 gas stations here, city of about 3000 at the time, 3 at one intersection-- a Gulf,...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-30-2020, 04:14 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 607
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Cam spring and button

What about the other guys car--- has that been fixed---- has either of the cars been inspected by the guy that did the work
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-30-2020, 02:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 720
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Reserve Oil Can

Even the SM Citroen had a place for the oil can--- I don't know of American cars having them---but then Citroen kept the hand crank option into the 70s, it disappeared here soon after ww2---- perhaps...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-30-2020, 09:41 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 881
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Gen charging Q

Most likely it is a normal cutout, just a switch, then there are modifications to cutouts, --a diode cutout works the same as original cutout, these can be jumped out to check , then there is "fun...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-29-2020, 03:52 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,320
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Loose Rod

If you don't have measuring tools Use aluminum foil--- figure how many layers lock it up--try the rod and bearing on a different journal see if it fits different -

Guess I should have asked which...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-29-2020, 11:33 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 907
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Overheating Flathead

The radiator on my 36 would flow the diameter of the hoses---- but when I looked in with a borescope 25% of the tubes were clogged ----
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-28-2020, 02:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 553
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: 12 volt conversion question

I prefer to have people think I have 12 volt system--- fast cranking, bright light, not afraid of night driving, it's all in the details, proper restoration , not having painted surfaces in the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-27-2020, 11:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 545
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Air Cleaner Mystery!!

If there is a screen or metal mesh packed in the cap that serves as flame arrester
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-26-2020, 07:31 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,111
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Is My Cam Going Flat?

If the clearance changes on the base circle that lobe is not ground correct
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-26-2020, 01:29 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 591
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Starter on 8BA won't turn when HOT. What gives?

crank for 15 seconds with ignition off ----then feel all wires and connections, if you get burned look there
when you put the cables on what condition were the nuts and washers ---the power coming...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-25-2020, 07:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 488
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Changing distributor points

45years, and they came with the car, 35 years A&L condenser
When people drove cars with points the quality most times are better than modern production
Many time points are changed way too soon,...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-25-2020, 11:27 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 761
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Timing procedure on 59AB?

I don't know how to do a link, I googled "ford flathead distributor timing" ----there will be a picture showing 2 rulers, look at that, this is what i used when i had a 46 and no special tools

it...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-23-2020, 12:31 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 670
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Seat springs: paint or no?

When I am at a car show one of the places I look is down inside the doors through the window opening--- it's surprising how many perfect outside prize winners restoration with nothing done to restore...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-23-2020, 08:28 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 348
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Universal water temp sensor

you need a O1A-10889 heat bulb adapter ---its listed in the parts book for when a later engine is used to replace early engine with temp bulb in the waterpunmp to adapt to the pipe threads in later...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-23-2020, 07:13 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,196
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Low oil pressure solved

Years ago we started to have some cars towed in with wheels that fell off, they all had one thing in common. They just got tires put on at the local warehouse club-- eventually we asked the guy...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-22-2020, 11:10 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 435
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Greasing a front spring on a 39 pickup

I have had nos springs apart that were set up for spring lube---no grease inside

I had a 46 that the springs were greased---rode bad
had a 39 that always had spring lube---rode very well
spring...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-21-2020, 10:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 435
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Greasing a front spring on a 39 pickup

Grease clogs the passages, use spring lube, its thin like automatic transmission fluid--- originally about 75% ice machine oil,rest talc with a dash of ground asbestos
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-21-2020, 10:59 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 751
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Trying to rewire 35 horn

perhaps it is a magneto horn--model T?, i know T magneto only cars had different horns and because it is AC no points are needed
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-21-2020, 09:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 602
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Rootlieb vs quality

I bought a set of their 31 boards, the next step down in quality is a long way down from them
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-21-2020, 08:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 292
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Grounding the Horn

there should be a brass bushing in the top ---between the steering shaft abd light rod, and a spring at the bottom
inside the horn button there is a steel spring that connects the disc on the...
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