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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-19-2020, 10:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 178
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: generators

all the 28-34 four cylinder generators will interchange as complete assembly

to use long taper shaft with short taper pulley you need a spacer, to use long taper pulley on short taper generator it...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-18-2020, 02:09 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 761
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Dual Condensers?

The second condenser could have been on the other side of the coil for radio noise suppression
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-15-2020, 09:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 582
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: 1936 Overheating Problem

drain the coolant down enough to see the top of the radiator core, look at the tops of the tubes, see how many have something obstructing them, also look for tubes that still have liquid in them...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-15-2020, 12:08 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,183
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Wisdom of Stopping Engine by Choking It Out

when starting was with a hand crank loading the cylinders with fuel was prep for starting, hoping it would start on spark----old time lore along with "kicking the tires" which is leftover from...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-14-2020, 09:37 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 512
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: 1/2 Bendix

Be careful, 1/2" is the size for model T, but it spins the other direction
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-11-2020, 10:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 347
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: 31 model a gas sediment bowl?

Which bowl do you have, 3 choices, there is one with glass bowl, one with all cast iron, both of these on the firewall, and in late 31 one on the carb ----
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-10-2020, 04:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 578
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Shock tester

I found that a unworn shock will near lock up in the rebound direction, but still moves in the compression direction with a closed needle valve with light oil, using the weight and timing different...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-08-2020, 06:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 505
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Reverting back to a positive ground like original

post a picture of the back of the alternator, some can have the polarity changed on the outside
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-07-2020, 11:28 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 991
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Fumbled a piston

is it centerlock, or end clips for the wrist pin
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-07-2020, 11:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 451
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Key chain

I found them on a nail in a garage that was being torn down, just a simple wire ring
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-07-2020, 11:17 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 868
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: No Oil Pressure in 8BA

take out the sender,take out sparkplugs, crank engine, see of it pumps oil out
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-05-2020, 10:51 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 922
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Oversize OD main bearings for 37 21 stud block

I have some oversize in the block rear mains inserts --don't know exact sizes though, can look later today
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-04-2020, 03:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 327
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Cut-Out closure trigger voltage

dyke's encyclopedia, nineteenth edition, page 1136
there is a whole listing of electrical specs, I see at the bottom there is a footnote---from "the standard auto electricians manual"
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-04-2020, 09:08 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 327
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Cut-Out closure trigger voltage

The specifications call for 7-7.5 volts to close cutout, open at 2-2.5 amp discharge
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-02-2020, 08:09 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,440
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Dead Pertronix Coil

I have a 80s Ricks "show quality script coil"---- script can over Japan oil filled coil, been mounted terminals down for over 30 years, very strong spark, no leaks, many years drive MGB, the Lucas...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-28-2020, 03:40 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,914
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: convert to LED headlights

Due to design constraints it will be impossible to get proper focus with existing led systems in original reflector---- you will get a lot of bright light all around like a flood light, but you want...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-28-2020, 02:17 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 677
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Front Brake Shoe Centering

There's roller pins with square head to set in different positions to adjust centering
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-23-2020, 11:08 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,558
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Crankshaft Counterbalance Weight

which style of counterweight ---i have some of the ford design shrink on ones i could weigh
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-22-2020, 08:39 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 898
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Engine Knock at 2000 RPM

Will the noise change if you retard the spark ?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-21-2020, 12:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 183
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: power take off - AA

There's a good chance that many later ones would work, the transmission innards were used into the 50s, looking in the "green book" parts book would give you the interchange
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-18-2020, 11:54 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 521
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Comparison Cost of Driving Our A's

Averaging the last 10 years 150$ per year---- insurance ,registration, repairs
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-16-2020, 01:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 727
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Can someone identify this?

It is a cart to make a model T engine into a belt drive power source
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-14-2020, 09:44 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,375
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Begging to be a hot rod.

The usual cause of "died without a sputter 500 feet down the road" is forgetting to turn on the gas.

Proper restoration to original specifications eliminates the need for modifications in most...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-13-2020, 10:53 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,286
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: What is driving an A on snow/ice like? Can you add studs to A tyres?

With bald tires not very good, with chains go most anywhere
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-12-2020, 02:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 711
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Piston orientation

For my smiths compresser I switched #2,3 because the thrust is on the upstroke for the 2 air compressing pistons
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