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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-05-2021, 09:26 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,059
Posted By larrys40
Re: Heavy heart

Brent,
So so very sorry for your loss. I know you guys were a great team in life and your shop.
Prayers from our family to yours.
Larry and Gina Shepard
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-21-2021, 10:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 759
Posted By larrys40
Re: Need KR Wilson help

The generator armature cutter shown is only for then powerhouse generator and clamps on the backside of the case. They really don’t work well but the powerhouse armature is difficult to deal with...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-02-2021, 10:28 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,211
Posted By larrys40
Re: Brake drums

Bob,
As Brent mentioned there are a number of issues that can cause turning the rears to be if issue. Axle holes burred, if you use the hub surface that it too is ok. Few exhist but an expander...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-21-2021, 08:54 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 619
Posted By larrys40
Re: Brake adjustment

Tom,
By design the model A brake levers on the rear are longer and the rears are (were) suppose to activate sooner than the fronts. You can tell that when doing a proper 4 wheel brake adjustment...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-20-2021, 11:11 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,126
Posted By larrys40
Re: Brake shoe lining

I know there’s this debate out there on linings but I can tell you I do lots of brake work and I can tell you I’m in both camps of pros and cons. I recently pulled off a set of wovens that just...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-19-2021, 10:52 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,126
Posted By larrys40
Re: Brake shoe lining

Kevin
I’ll agree with you. As many of you know brakes are more work on A’s than most folks think and realize. I do my own and countless brake jobs for others. Randy does a great job for you guys...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-24-2021, 09:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 973
Posted By larrys40
Re: Pre load

As Tom says and he and I have done hundreds of rear axles it is very important you get this right. If the pinion isn’t right my guess is the carrier bearings and preload may also be in question. ...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-24-2021, 05:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 867
Posted By larrys40
Re: REQUEST ADVICE: Changing Timing gear.

My suggestion would be to put a little white paint on the dots. Either “white out” or a toothpick dab of white or yellow on them. Sometimes it’s hard to see the crank gear mark. Remember it’s to the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-22-2021, 09:02 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,158
Posted By larrys40
Re: 2 Tooth Steering Sector

I had spoken to Don and the supplier got back to him the same day…. Don called me back and gave me the news. Just passing it along so help you guys. The supply chain is a little messed up right now...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-21-2021, 10:03 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,158
Posted By larrys40
Re: 2 Tooth Steering Sector

End of august …. Spoke to Don yesterday. They are coming and as always our suppliers work very hard to meet demand but production and delivery have been major challenges for them.
Larry Shepard
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-03-2021, 10:04 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,038
Posted By larrys40
Re: woody- Mary who?

I have some insight on it… as it belonged to one of the guys who I worked for who had a collection i maintained. Mainly Lincoln’s and early Ford’s and a few unique cars like this. It was in fact...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-03-2021, 12:05 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,265
Posted By larrys40
Re: Travel Breakdowns

Terry,
Super kudos for making the trip. A true testament to the ability of you and your car. My wife was skittish this time and we can just didn’t do it between time and touring with our group ....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-02-2021, 01:04 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,265
Posted By larrys40
Re: Travel Breakdowns

Joe
Thanks for the kind words. You do what you need to do. The good Lord gave me the talent and you have to use it. It was a good tour but I prefer more group involvement and interaction with...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-01-2021, 09:18 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 878
Posted By larrys40
Re: growling noise

Bob,
Driveline noise can be a little tricky at times….
But it sounds like your trans throwout is probably ok. They are noisy when clutch depressed. Not out.

There’s a host of possibilities but...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-27-2021, 09:12 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,265
Posted By larrys40
Re: Travel Breakdowns

We’re on our way back from the Mafca tour in New Hampshire . The morning we were leaving one of my West Virginia friends who replaced a starter the day before had a starter bendix bolt lodge at the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-06-2021, 09:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 618
Posted By larrys40
Re: Magneto drive

I have a wico magnet model a distributor or two. Would probably sell one or both for right price.
Larry Shepard
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-04-2021, 10:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 767
Posted By larrys40
Re: Painting a hood

I usually paint them separate but have also done a few together. You get the best job separate and if you need to color sand and buff it’s easier as well. Sometimes a little dressing of the hinges...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-04-2021, 10:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 502
Posted By larrys40
Re: Brake springs

The brake springs do make a difference in the return of the shoes and brake pedal return.
Snyder’s springs used to be the best but they recently changed their springs as there were complaints they...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-30-2021, 09:43 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,707
Posted By larrys40
Re: Problem adjusting one of the front brakes

Jim
I’ll first start off by saying brakes are one of my staples and specialties. If your brakes won’t adjust it could be several things. From your post it sounds like the wedge is moving in... am I...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-25-2021, 08:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,202
Posted By larrys40
Re: Fuel Gage

I have done hundreds of these with gas in tank and without. I always calibrate it to read full when the float is at the top. Make sure fuel is below the gauge and remove, service and replace cork...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-14-2021, 09:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,043
Posted By larrys40
Re: Starting issues when warm

My bet is you have a bad ground or possibly a starter that has an issue. Make sure your ground is clean at the frame and as Jackson said you can use a heavy jumper cable to help and see if that...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-14-2021, 08:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,199
Posted By larrys40
Re: two Model A questions

You will need to remove the emergency brake arm on the backing plate and remove the 4 nuts from the backing plate and e-brake plate removing the emergency brake carrier plate To access the service...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-09-2021, 02:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,283
Posted By larrys40
Re: Model A Transmission

I can help if desired I am in St. Louis. I believe have a rebuilt on hand or I can do yours.
I do service and restoration work and Advertise in Model A News and Restorer.
Larry Shepard
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-08-2021, 09:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,024
Posted By larrys40
Re: Mitchell Overdrive problem

YBlockhead
I’ve installed quite a few Mitchell’s and have seen poor engine mounts cause trans and engine to move which in fact can cause the shift mechanism to shake. Noting Tom Endy’s issue I...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-08-2021, 03:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,024
Posted By larrys40
Re: Mitchell Overdrive problem

Del
I agree sounds like I’d make sure linkage is ok as suggested above , also, if rear engine mounts are bad or loose it could cause the engine and trans to move more then it should and cause the...
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