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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 10:50 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 230
Posted By katy
Re: Trail Tech TTO Tachometer

2 times per revolution
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 10:33 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 402
Posted By katy
Re: Small circuit breaker heats and opens

Automatic reset are OK in some applications, and some applications, like the main feed, should have a manual reset.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 09:35 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 391
Posted By katy
Re: Model A Inner Wheel Seal

It's a Model T speedster, they didn't have front brakes.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-19-2019, 10:54 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 402
Posted By katy
Re: Small circuit breaker heats and opens

I always understood that a volt meter measures volts, not amps. And an ammeter measures amps.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-18-2019, 10:50 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,546
Posted By katy
Re: installed a new 6:1 head now a tapping noise

Put the head on loose w/out a gasket, crank it over slowly by hand and see in any of the pistons hit the head.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-18-2019, 10:47 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 635
Posted By katy
Re: How much grease in the clamshell?

The 2 pieces on the right:
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-18-2019, 10:43 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 849
Posted By katy
Re: model B engine

Which cam are you referring to? The Camshaft? or the distributor cam?

If anyone is replacing an A distributor cam with a new replacement B distributor cam, I suggest that you check the finish on...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-18-2019, 10:32 AM
Replies: 217
Views: 10,380
Posted By katy
Re: OK! Let's get personal!

I've never thought of driving a Model A or any of the other old cars as "fun", just nostalgic. I guess when I drove them "back then" they were just transportation and filled a need.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-17-2019, 11:50 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 663
Posted By katy
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-16-2019, 10:00 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 544
Posted By katy
Re: oil springs?

There's an oil hole in the front spring upper clamp (at the crank hole) to oil the front spring.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-16-2019, 09:51 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 510
Posted By katy
Re: Tie rod rebuilding

I did a lot of searching and I only found information on tightening the "pressure screw" in one place:

Not sure if this applies to Model As or not, but my 1965 Ford Truck shop manual says:...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-15-2019, 10:19 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,159
Posted By katy
Re: Toe-in Alignment tool

I've been using chassis grease in wheel bearings for over 60 years and never had a problem related to the grease.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-15-2019, 09:53 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 688
Posted By katy
Re: axle key

The problem w/anything less than 100 ft-lbs is the sideways flexing strain on the taper when going around corners.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-14-2019, 11:31 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 688
Posted By katy
Re: axle key

Don't forget the hardened steel flat washers.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-14-2019, 11:02 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 886
Posted By katy
Re: New distributor skips a beat

Yep, it does sound like you may have a sticking valve.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-13-2019, 09:53 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,173
Posted By katy
Re: New to Model A and Starter Question

Ditto,

Cables should be at least #1, preferably 1/0 (one ought) or 2/0. During cranking of a cold engine starter draw can reach around 300 amps, so you need good cables to ensure good starter...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-11-2019, 05:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 557
Posted By katy
Re: Spark Rod Adjustment

Can you not bend the small lever at the lower end of the steering box?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-09-2019, 09:58 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 704
Posted By katy
Re: Hot water heater

Try under the seat, see post #22 in: https://www.fordbarn.com/forum/showthread.php?t=118314&showall=1
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-09-2019, 09:46 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 886
Posted By katy
Re: New distributor skips a beat

Possibly the new condensor is not so good?
How about the spring contact on top of the rotor? Is it sticking up enough and springy enough?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-08-2019, 04:01 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,686
Posted By katy
Re: Rear axle housing repair sleeves not hardened

According to Wikipedia: "Henry Ford became a major customer.[2] By 1916 the Ford Motor Company had almost half the market for new automobiles, selling 577,036 vehicles that year"...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-07-2019, 10:50 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,173
Posted By katy
Re: New to Model A and Starter Question

What size are the cables? Skinny 12 volt cables? Or hefty 6 volt ones?

It'll start better if'n you turn the ignition switch on before you do #7.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-06-2019, 01:24 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 641
Posted By katy
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-06-2019, 11:55 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,686
Posted By katy
Re: Rear axle housing repair sleeves not hardened

They used to knurl pistons w/special tools to expand them,
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-06-2019, 11:41 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 585
Posted By katy
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-06-2019, 11:31 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 641
Posted By katy
Re: Mystery starting problem (or not)

Dick, where's your diagram? It seems that the OPs can see it but I can't see it or find it. I see a little square w/white blue and green in it, if'n I left click on it nothing happens, if'n I right...
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