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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-14-2019, 02:30 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,841
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: 469
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: 1,132
Posted By Tom Endy
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-09-2019, 03:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 348
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: 1,029
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: 809
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: 370
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: 672
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: 17
Views: 658
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: 2,094
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: 1,178
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: 648
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: 773
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: 1,129
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: 615
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: 648
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: 1,141
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: 1,141
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: 457
Posted By Tom Endy
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-06-2019, 12:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 457
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: 384
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: 684
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: 1,116
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: 710
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: 485
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...
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