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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-19-2020, 08:11 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,162
Posted By Ranchero50
Re: My friend Kenís Model A -V8

I have one from a 3.8 Buick that will be mated to mine eventually. Going to try and keep it down low next to the cam.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-17-2020, 08:43 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,908
Posted By Ranchero50
Re: Newbie '29 Speedster project, the good the bad and even the ugly (maybe)

Little further on the speedster build. Getting ready to sort out the seat mounts.

https://i.ibb.co/n3hb0xB/IMG-20200517-194217.jpg (https://ibb.co/f8m2Sj9)
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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-03-2020, 07:02 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,908
Posted By Ranchero50
Lightbulb Re: Newbie '29 Speedster project, the good the bad and even the ugly (maybe)

This has been a fun project. I'm learning a ton about forming metal and hope to have a cool toy once finished. The pics are clickable to see the full sized versions.
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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-03-2020, 06:58 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,908
Posted By Ranchero50
Re: Newbie '29 Speedster project, the good the bad and even the ugly (maybe)

Time flies when you are having fun.

https://i.ibb.co/9Y9g2V6/1584749244034.jpg (https://ibb.co/vzxqmQp)

https://i.ibb.co/58Yjqm6/IMG-20200125-165151.jpg (https://ibb.co/Nj1Nw5s)
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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-14-2020, 08:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,105
Posted By Ranchero50
Re: Gallopin' Gertie Almost Spring Swap meet

It was found during the 1918 Spanish flu that US cities that banned public gathering had much fewer fatalities versus cities that did not.

It's been reinforced this time around, Singapore and Hong...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-10-2020, 08:16 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,665
Posted By Ranchero50
Re: Shortened Pitman Arm

On my '29 the steering stops are at the axles, not inside the box. Kind of threw me for a loop when tinkering with the wheel center position.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-07-2020, 10:41 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,085
Posted By Ranchero50
Re: 6.1 High Compression Head

I thought about a turbo but want a blower instead so I can hear the exhaust. :)
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-23-2020, 02:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 323
Posted By Ranchero50
Re: Throttle linkage

Honestly I would straighten it and get it working correctly now while you can access it. It's a bugger to get lined up correctly and was one of the more difficult things I've dealt with. The part...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-23-2020, 02:00 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,197
Posted By Ranchero50
Re: Preferred Vendor for parts?

I'm 40 minutes from Brattons so the choice is easy. I will say that the quality of some of the parts was off and it was not a problem to return them (Ford grill emblem) and it's a very painless...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-30-2020, 09:05 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,581
Posted By Ranchero50
Re: Logical Decision Thought

Ditto, depends on what you start with.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-30-2020, 09:02 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,472
Posted By Ranchero50
Re: I need help to overhaul 7-tooth steering

Getting the levers to fit the shaft was miserable, one of the most difficult jobs I've done to the car. If I'd known that they wouldn't fit I would have fit them out of the column. Needed a 8mm...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-30-2020, 08:52 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,419
Posted By Ranchero50
Re: Garage heat

Oil fired 150k btu hot air furnace. It'll run up to 10% waste oil without too much grief.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-30-2020, 08:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 381
Posted By Ranchero50
Lightbulb Re: 7 tooth steering box

Your axial clearance is too large on the steering shaft between #14 and #30. The worm is moving in that clearance and that's why the steering wheel is moving in and out.

On mine I put it together...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-28-2020, 02:29 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,558
Posted By Ranchero50
Re: Bad steering new shaft

That looks like an old repair that was run for quite a while. Weird...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-28-2020, 02:21 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,388
Posted By Ranchero50
Re: Do you look at the parts wanted forum?

I'm looking for the '39ish speedometer for my speedster so yes although early ford versus A... :)
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-26-2020, 11:21 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 640
Posted By Ranchero50
Re: wiring

OP really needs to define which harnesses he needs. The firewall harnesses will make the car run and charge for @ $50. The basic light harness is @ $80 The deluxe with integrated turn signals is @...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-20-2020, 10:26 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 734
Posted By Ranchero50
Re: Head light focusing procedure

That was the problem I found with LED's. The light emitter wasn't at the same spot as the Halogens so the focus was way off.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-18-2020, 10:17 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,908
Posted By Ranchero50
Thumbs up Re: Newbie '29 Speedster project, the good the bad and even the ugly (maybe)

It was hard and I got too aggressive at the breaks for the bends and it cracked. I have one sheet of 3003 down in the shed and need at least one more. I'm using scraps of 6061 for the flat areas.
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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-17-2020, 10:21 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,278
Posted By Ranchero50
Re: steering sector

I agree with the other about the axial looseness of the worm versus looseness between the worm and sector. On mine I was able to fix the looseness by using RTV versus the paper gasket on the worm...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-17-2020, 10:16 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 734
Posted By Ranchero50
Re: Head light focusing procedure

Ultimately take the car out to a dark section of abandoned road and adjust them there so you can see stop signs and the road in front of you. I do it at industrial areas.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-17-2020, 10:14 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,908
Posted By Ranchero50
Lightbulb Re: Newbie '29 Speedster project, the good the bad and even the ugly (maybe)

Last week or so I decided to tackle the E brake and get it working while waiting to run to Bratton's for steering box bits.

Body out of the way ;) Notice where the handle is in relation to the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-17-2020, 09:59 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,908
Posted By Ranchero50
Lightbulb Re: Newbie '29 Speedster project, the good the bad and even the ugly (maybe)

Steering column redo... As I mentioned before, the steering column was cracked and the lever detents were worn smooth. I lucked into a good tube from an early car at Hershey so I decided to graft...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-17-2020, 09:38 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,908
Posted By Ranchero50
Re: Newbie '29 Speedster project, the good the bad and even the ugly (maybe)

OK, time for an update. This is a little out of sequence but it'll be ok. Spent a couple days getting the steering box sorted out and I'll post that in the next post.

I picked up a couple...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-16-2020, 04:28 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,487
Posted By Ranchero50
Re: Ok, I've got a question for the Northerners....long.

Put a shed roof over the front of the garage so you can protect both yours and her cars while keeping the garage clear for emergencies. :)
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-16-2020, 04:26 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,747
Posted By Ranchero50
Re: Removed engine; some improvements?

Looks correct. Mine splayed the rubber out more when I tightened the nuts enough to get the cotter pins installed.
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