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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-09-2019, 03:08 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,375
Posted By rocket1
Re: What have you found working on your A?

When stripping the paint off the door on my ccpu I found Ford Sales and Service with a partial address that is local,I could never verify where the bldg. was.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-01-2019, 08:10 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 442
Posted By rocket1
Re: Pickup Steering

What size tires are you running,stock I hope,yes needle bearings in the sector housing will definitly help.Check all the steering balls for out of round,front end should be completely gone over.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-29-2019, 12:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 525
Posted By rocket1
Re: different points in my distributor

If you buy the Echlin points you will find out they are not made right the contacts will not line up!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-17-2019, 04:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 317
Posted By rocket1
Re: haggerty model A time lapse engine rebuild video on youtube

I liked the way the head just pulled off and all the studs came out,HA!!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-06-2019, 12:48 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,775
Posted By rocket1
Re: Strange Happenings health wise

I also have a problem with vertigo,am 77 and it has been the last couple of years,probably age related.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-03-2019, 07:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 342
Posted By rocket1
Re: (GAV) no response

running an air cleaner? made sure all passages in body are open? are you sure it doesn't require a seat?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-27-2019, 04:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 442
Posted By rocket1
Re: Distributor body failure

Garbage repo? A continuity check confirmed it is open?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-24-2019, 06:43 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,409
Posted By rocket1
Re: Buyer beware on another repro part

I had the same problem awhile back,bought it from Brattons but never complained.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-24-2019, 06:40 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 513
Posted By rocket1
Re: Distributor Body Rocking??

a lot of the used and new dist. bodys are a sloppy fit,It should fit snug on the dist.The bodys are usually plentyfull at the flea markets,I take a dist. housing with me if I want to find a good...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-22-2019, 07:47 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 890
Posted By rocket1
Re: Motor Suddenly Stuck

I never had any luck rocking the car to release the stuck bendix,If I had the problem I would back out the three bolts and kick the starter and you would hear a loud snap.I don't thing I can lift my...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-20-2019, 11:38 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,940
Posted By rocket1
Re: Sanity check on lubing springs in place

A number of years ago a tool was available that was driven between the spring leaves that had a grease fitting attached.I took my springs apart ground the gouges smooth and greased them with graphite...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-20-2019, 11:25 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,408
Posted By rocket1
Re: Coil failure ?

I purchased a NOS Delco coil for my 50 olds it quit on me after a short while,when the engine rpm went up the engine would start to die,then it left me on the side of the road.The condensers are all...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-06-2019, 04:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 730
Posted By rocket1
Re: 30 Model A Zenith Carb

Rebuilt carb,shiny paint job,most do not run right,need flow tested jets and all passages cleaned and test run.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-06-2019, 04:04 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,140
Posted By rocket1
Re: Speaking of shocks . .

$1,000.00 plus with the links.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-06-2019, 04:01 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,549
Posted By rocket1
Re: Where oh where has all the gas gone?

Check around possibly you will find the siphon hose that was used!!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-23-2019, 08:06 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 625
Posted By rocket1
Re: electric fan

Install a fan shroud instead,Henry took it off.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-23-2019, 08:02 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,482
Posted By rocket1
Re: wire wheels

Weld them end to end and set your mailbox on top,cut one in half and wrap your garden hose around it.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-23-2019, 07:44 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 889
Posted By rocket1
Re: 29 Tudor how to reduce engine heat & fumes into interior

You might want to try a Studebaker throttle boot from Studebaker International,part # 513536x1,$6.50 each,it has accordion pleats,might do the trick.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-21-2019, 12:36 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,268
Posted By rocket1
Re: How Old Are Your Tires?

Tires are 39 years old.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-03-2019, 08:00 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 302
Posted By rocket1
Re: clutch/brake shaft help

If the hole in the bell housing is worn out of round the easiest fix is to install a new shaft and tack weld it to the housing,if the hole for the pin is elongated replace the pin and tack weld it to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-28-2019, 05:24 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,126
Posted By rocket1
Re: Has Anyone Ever Found an Abandoned Model "A"

In the early 60's I found a few,one was on Welsley Island,in Canada or near,I borrowed a few parts.I found a coupe in Rockland county New york and removed a few parts ,also A lot of "A's were in...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-25-2019, 08:00 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 423
Posted By rocket1
Re: shutter

If it shutters or chatters when taking off it could be worn lining or broken hub spring in the disc.If it makes the noise when you are underway it might be the clutch slipping because it is worn...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-25-2019, 07:52 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,769
Posted By rocket1
Re: letting go

I'm sure it was sad,keep involved in the hobby in some way,best of luck.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-21-2019, 07:23 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 810
Posted By rocket1
Re: Happy 90 years old 6/18/29 firewall cars.

Belated happy birthday to my ccpu,date 6/1/29,the number 1 is inverted,any one else have stamping errors on firewall?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-21-2019, 06:42 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,048
Posted By rocket1
Re: Starter issue

Sorry,see u solved it,great!!!
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