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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-16-2021, 06:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 313
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Rear Engine Mount?

one part of the mount is bolted to the frame---with the rubber attached ---your rubber is not attached anymore
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-16-2021, 08:27 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 449
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Time For Clutch Adjustment?

There is a section in the owners instruction book about adjusting the clutch---how much "free play" does the pedal have
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-14-2021, 04:34 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 684
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Torque Tube to Differential Seal

Get a tube of right stuff sealer, use it to replace gasket, clean off oil before sealing
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-12-2021, 12:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 453
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Size Press To Swedge Wheel Studs?

On my press(40s manly) it took 23 tons to fully seat them
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-09-2021, 11:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 547
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: 1935-36 Dash Light Switch

The parts book has different numbers for 35-36-37, later parts books list the 37 switch as replacement, I thought from reading the 35-36 book that one year on was pushing switch, other pulling switch...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-09-2021, 10:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 656
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Full Front Suspension Rebuild

It's probably better to take a look and see what it really needs.
Have you pulled a drum to look?, jacked it up and wiggle wheel--- there may already be a lot of new parts
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-09-2021, 02:14 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 969
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Early Ford Hydraulic brakes in 1931 Fordor

A lot of the modern production wheel cylinders have the fluid and bleeding holes drilled in the wrong place, they even sell defective brake shoes to use with the defective wheel cylinders, many times...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-09-2021, 12:01 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,093
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: 1951 8BA Flathead

Those small air filters are ok for small lawnmower, but quite restrictive on automobiles, can cause overly rich mixtures
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-06-2021, 11:45 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,128
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: 21 study cylinder head differences

If you are making a cheap replacement head in the later 30s use the combustion chamber for the dome pistons and just make it flat for the early flat top pistons
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-06-2021, 09:02 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 834
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Starter Problem - caught on fire

Having the flywheel resurfaced will change the old clutch adjustment
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-04-2021, 12:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 464
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: 50 psi oil pressure gauge

The specs in the ford book call for 30 psi at 2600 rpm and the relief valve opening at 30lbs.
If the relief valve is blocked or too strong of a spring in effort to raise hot oil pressure the cold...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-04-2021, 07:53 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 266
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Foam in coolant - fixed (?)

Perhaps you had leakage from several cylinders,
A long time ago I tried K&W block sealer on a engine with very bad head gasket--- when started with a full radiator and the cap off it would erupt...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-04-2021, 07:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 717
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Diamond block engine

I have several diamond blocks they have a crack at the center head stud and in looking underneath in the water jacket the original blocks have a X shaped reinforcement that diamond blocks do not have
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-03-2021, 12:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 377
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Early 28 drop be shaft parts and help needed

If you can post the inner diameter of lock plate I can confirm if the nos lock plate is early one that I have--- it came off hardware sales book that had many small parts glued to pages
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-02-2021, 07:39 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 987
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Brake drums

It's best if you can find someone with Barrett brake doktor lathe, the inner adapter fits into the wheel bearing with the seal in place assuring it is centered the same as running on the car
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-02-2021, 07:33 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 660
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Engine stamps

There's differences in 1931 the 1,6,9-were changed - page 542 of the service bulletins has illustrations
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-30-2021, 09:33 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,471
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Anyone using an air/fuel meter?

I have thought about putting a bung in wen I put in new exhaust. In the past i ran the car on the loaded emission test NJ used to have to figure best gav adjustments (the A could pass as a 2005)
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-30-2021, 09:28 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 289
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: 30/31 coupe dome light

the opening (switch( goes to the front between 3-4 over head when sitting
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-29-2021, 09:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 458
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Where did my compression go

Take plugs out and look to see if valves are all moving
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-28-2021, 09:16 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 642
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: "chrome plating"

A used car lot I worked for had a jar of mercury , worn spots on chrome got mercury rubbed on the area--- looked pretty good for a month or so
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-27-2021, 01:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 437
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Need a source for good quality fitting Zenith Throttle Plates

The throttle plate has to be centered with idle speed screw backed all the way so the plate can close, loosen the 2 screws so the plate can move, tap it some to settle it, tighten the screws
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-22-2021, 12:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 660
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Ignition problem

if you have good spark at 1-2 but less at 3-4 perhaps there is a bad spot in the cap and the spark is being diverted internally---try another cap also check point gap to see if big difference between...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-22-2021, 10:09 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 312
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Engine I.D. numbers

in that era the serial numbers are on the transmission, on 4 cylinders on the upper flywheel housing
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-21-2021, 10:42 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 990
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: 36 Rear Spring Removal

probably under more pressure ---
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-20-2021, 09:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 648
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: checking model A for cracked head

One way without much in tools is to take off the belt and top hose fill cooling system up to within 1/4 inch of top, crank engine with ignition off and look for bubbles ---if you get bubbles --it may...
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