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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 07:13 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 878
Posted By Joe K
Re: who did this diagram?

"We see so far because we stand on the shoulders of giants."


I have jested and substituted "toes" for "shoulders" but it may be more accurate.


Joe K
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 08:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 244
Posted By Joe K
Re: Carb issue - 29 CCPU

Or gas flow problems. Attach an "alternate temporary supply" first and see if it will keep running.

Those 80 year old gas tanks attract (and generate) all sorts of foreign objects which like...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-28-2020, 09:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 208
Posted By Joe K
Re: Stuck GAV

The "fingers" can be adjusted. I used an ice pick pushed down into where the GAV needle fits to bend slightly the fingers and the "c-clip."

Alternatively you can remove the c-clip and try...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-26-2020, 01:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 545
Posted By Joe K
Re: Surging at idle with spark where it should be

So where is spark where it should be for you?

Vince Falter indicates it should be fully retarded at start, then advanced slightly at idle. Then proportionately advanced to perhaps a little more...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-25-2020, 02:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 531
Posted By Joe K
Re: Thrust bearings from Boston Gear?

When you approach the bearing page starting from bostongear.com, I come to the same issue with their web page. This looks like some kind of InternetVirus - isn't this the time?

I will venture an...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-25-2020, 09:22 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 575
Posted By Joe K
Re: Manifolds

I have drilled out and threaded several in my experience. Most, in fact.

Best done using the head twisted off and then grind the stub down so it's nearly level with the exhaust manifold...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-24-2020, 05:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 525
Posted By Joe K
Re: Kewanee Green, cant find it anywhere.

That would be the standard to which all Kewanee Green cars are painted. But alas time and the local matcher originally may conspire together to make your car a different Kewanee Green.

Paint...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-23-2020, 08:49 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 413
Posted By Joe K
Re: Two tooth stearing box

I believe that is Victor Page's book. One of the first "do it yourself" books.

I have the same book. My binding has deteriorated, pages loose, so I took it all apart, cleaned the cement off...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-22-2020, 09:09 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 590
Posted By Joe K
Re: Rootlieb vs quality

Plus 1 on the Rootlieb reinforcement. Obviously put there for a reason "back in the day." My original boards WERE sway backed a bit on the driver's side. So I will be leaving the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-21-2020, 08:57 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,289
Posted By Joe K
Re: Tom Endy: Transmission Bearings (Hyatt style)

When you install the cluster gear DON'T use the spacer between the short bearing (large end gear) and the long bearing (small end gear)

Instead choose three bearings that will fit the space. ...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-19-2020, 02:28 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,126
Posted By Joe K
Re: float valve

The tractor now has a viton tip valve. Unfortunately the alcohol in the gas seems to cause the valve to "hang up" certainly for first start in the spring - and rarely thereafter if I miss mowing...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-19-2020, 01:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 544
Posted By Joe K
Re: Hub Hardness and Cutting

Some online instruction advise to "clean up the hub mating surface" on a lathe to give a square/perpendicular/level mount for the new drums to go on. THEN at the end the drums are "trued" in usual...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-17-2020, 10:20 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 225
Posted By Joe K
Re: Advice Needed on Front Spring

Belt sanders can remove a lot of material and do it quite accurately.

I beveled a 1" thick x 12" square plate along one edge for use on a log splitter using a 4x24 woodworking belt sander. It...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-14-2020, 08:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 498
Posted By Joe K
Re: Otwell heater question

This for use in the summer when your firewall valve is closed.

The alternative is to remove the manifold entirely and replace it with your "summer" manifold.

My Otwell is minus the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-12-2020, 08:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 897
Posted By Joe K
Re: Scrap Engines

Back when I lived on Cape Cod I used to go Route 149 down into Cotuit. There was a gentleman on the way who had TWO Model A engines attached to saw rigs parked just off the road but within sight. ...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-12-2020, 04:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 619
Posted By Joe K
Re: removing old grease

The original "Alemite" grease zerks are not well serviced by modern grease guns, or even their "adapter nozzles." The original alemite guns relied in large part upon the "hand pressure" of the gun...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-12-2020, 03:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 897
Posted By Joe K
Re: Scrap Engines

Define "not well." As in broke? Or just worn out?


Joe K
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-12-2020, 01:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 584
Posted By Joe K
Re: 12 leaf front spring in 82A pickup

https://www.thehenryford.org/collections-and-research/digital-resources/popular-topics/ford-parts-drawings

So "commercial use" is verboten without prior authorization. One expects this might...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-12-2020, 10:01 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 584
Posted By Joe K
Re: 12 leaf front spring in 82A pickup

Technically, it is possible to "measure" an existing worn front spring to get to the information on leaf thickness.

One wants to measure near the center bolt. Wear will occur between leaves...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-12-2020, 08:34 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,017
Posted By Joe K
Re: I'm at wits END Help

Worthy of repeat for emphasis - but at least on the front 10 leaf spring - you don't need a spring-spreader.

As I don't have experience with a 12-leaf I can't say.

And with the "boat...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-12-2020, 08:22 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 286
Posted By Joe K
Re: pink project with potential

I took almost the same truck out of a fallen down barn in Amherst, NH about 2010. I think I paid $150 for it and it cost $135 to get it home on a car-carrier. A stone's throw from the (then)...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-11-2020, 03:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,017
Posted By Joe K
Re: I'm at wits END Help

Yes. Do it like Ford did it and assemble the front axle as a "unit." You may still have to pull it in a bit either to hit the flywheel housing ball socket OR the spring over to fit in the channel...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-11-2020, 11:00 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 584
Posted By Joe K
Re: 12 leaf front spring in 82A pickup

One presumes Marco had access to the original Ford drawings when he made up his famed "spring chart."

One imagines a similar avenue was taken by A-Springs.com and perhaps others when they embarked...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-11-2020, 10:03 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,667
Posted By Joe K
Re: Ricks pack

Howell's Sheet Metal is still down in Beaumont, TX

When I was there on business in 2014, a sign on a very well appointed building announced "Open by Appointment Only."

The local number...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-11-2020, 08:41 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 336
Posted By Joe K
Re: snowbird or snowmobile equipment info

There was a "snowmobile" for sale here in New England late this winter. Obviously not a totally restored vehicle - more along the lines of "barn find" pickup. And obvious the kit was "cobbled...
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