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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-28-2017, 09:07 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 605
Posted By Dick Deegan
Re: Zenith Secondary qwell

Thanks Steve and John.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-27-2017, 09:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 605
Posted By Dick Deegan
Zenith Secondary qwell

I am currently tuning up a Zenith carb for a friend. This carb is an early one with the brass insert for the GAV needle. I noticed that there was no secondary well. Nor or there any threads to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-16-2017, 05:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 642
Posted By Dick Deegan
Manifold Broken Stud

I have a broken manifold stud at #3 cylinder. I went to adjust the torque on the studs yesterday for the first time since I have owned this car and as soon as I started to apply some torque the stud...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-07-2017, 10:29 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 662
Posted By Dick Deegan
Passenger door lock - 1930 Town Sedan Deluxe

I need to change the door lock (separate from the door handle) on the passenger door of my 1930 Town Sedan Deluxe.

I have purchased a new lock from Bratton's. My question is:
- can I just pry...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-20-2017, 12:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 852
Posted By Dick Deegan
Re: Steering Box Leak on 2 Tooth Box

I replaced the original sector housing with the one with roller bearings and seal. I bought the new sector housing with bearings etc from Bratton's so I think that it is good quality. The new...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-20-2017, 10:04 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 852
Posted By Dick Deegan
Steering Box Leak on 2 Tooth Box

My situation is entirely different from the previous post on the same subject. I have just rebuilt my steering box with a complete kit from Bratton's. I have done all of the adjustments on the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-16-2017, 02:33 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,413
Posted By Dick Deegan
Re: 2 Tooth Worm gear

Thanks Growley bear. I have the box out of the car and will replace most of the parts and do the centralization adjustment as well. The info about having the worm centered and the wheels straight...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-15-2017, 07:50 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,413
Posted By Dick Deegan
Re: 2 Tooth Worm gear

I think that Synchro909 may be correct. I do remember years ago reading something about the early worms that were incompatible with the new bearings. Thanks for reminding me about that.

I will...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-14-2017, 04:05 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,413
Posted By Dick Deegan
2 Tooth Worm gear

I am redoing the 2 tooth steering box on my 1930 TS. I am probably going to buy the kit from Brattons that has just about everything except the worm gear, housing and the eccentric rivet.

The...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-22-2017, 02:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,428
Posted By Dick Deegan
Re: Murray vs Briggs

Thanks to all for the information. I will be transporting the car this week. It's about a 350 km journey. I will post a pic as soon as I have the car home. The car is definitely a Murray.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-22-2017, 02:03 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,428
Posted By Dick Deegan
Re: Murray vs Briggs

For sure Glenn
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-21-2017, 01:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,428
Posted By Dick Deegan
Murray vs Briggs

Hello All; It has been some time since I have participated in Fordbarn mainly due to the fact that I sold my beloved coupe several months ago.

I am in the process of purchasing a 1930 Town Sedan...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-09-2016, 04:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,003
Posted By Dick Deegan
Front Seat Difference 29 to 30

I have an opportunity to purchase what looks to be a very nice 1930 Town Sedan. The car is a long drive from where I live and I am concerned about the clearance between the seat and the steering...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-23-2016, 02:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,385
Posted By Dick Deegan
Recommendation Needed

I have a 5.5 Snyder's head and FS Ignition. I would like the experts opinions on two things.

1. I have access to several spark plugs TT10, W16Y and W18. Which plug would you use with this head...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-10-2016, 09:00 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,455
Posted By Dick Deegan
Re: Removing hubcaps

I have this tool and use it for all of my hubcaps. It works well on the hubcaps with 10 tabs. I've never lost a hubcap using this tool. I bought mine from Mike's years ago.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-29-2016, 07:59 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 11,899
Posted By Dick Deegan
Re: Going to look tomorrow, need advice

It all depends upon what pleases you. It may not be "original", but very few Model A's are "truly" original. I would take this car in a heartbeat if the mechanical's are OK. The fenders are easily...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-06-2016, 08:50 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,085
Posted By Dick Deegan
Re: Time travel: must see

Yes, that was very well done and very enjoyable.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-19-2016, 10:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,179
Posted By Dick Deegan
Re: Pretty sure this isn't Model A...

That is a tool for setting the teeth in handsaws and saw blades. I have one.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-15-2016, 10:02 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 7,982
Posted By Dick Deegan
Re: Model A Noobie journal

Art, Welcome to Fordbarn. A great looking coupe BTW. You will find that you will receive great advice here on the barn for your car. I have been a member for a few years now and I rarely post, but...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-03-2016, 12:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 808
Posted By Dick Deegan
Wiring of transmission rear bearing retainer.

I am rebuilding the tranny for a friend of mine and we were wondering why the rear bearing retainer is wired for safety, especially when the bolts are also secured with lock washers. Is it really...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-27-2016, 09:41 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,939
Posted By Dick Deegan
Re: Bratton's New Web Page

Yes, very nice.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-23-2016, 10:04 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,372
Posted By Dick Deegan
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-19-2015, 09:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,118
Posted By Dick Deegan
Re: Tillotson carb.

Yup, I do the same thing. No leaks and I have done three carbs in the same way.

Dick
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-25-2015, 08:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,012
Posted By Dick Deegan
Re: Leaking Oil while engine runs

I would guess that the drain tube on the rear main is wither missing or it's plugged - or the passageway that the pipe fits into is plugged.

Dick
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-22-2015, 09:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,162
Posted By Dick Deegan
Re: Tillotson Carb Idle

My bet would be the throttle plate.
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