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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-08-2019, 07:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 596
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Re: Gear Tooth Pitting

Your old gears are junk. Besides having a howl in second, the hard facing is gone from the faces of the teeth and the lines that you see across the faces is also the dotted line that the tooth...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-06-2019, 09:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 430
Posted By SSsssteamer
Re: splash apron removed

Radiator splash apron, engine splash aprons, and running board splash aprons. Lift the body? Yes, that is with the running board splash aprons. I had to stop and think for a moment on which...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-25-2019, 10:22 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 609
Posted By SSsssteamer
Re: Removing rear spring

I had an accident removing my rear spring/axle. I had removed the rear spring and axle and they were both laying on the garage floor. With the home made spring spreader tight on the springs and the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-22-2019, 04:07 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,234
Posted By SSsssteamer
Re: Did you restore the car yourself?

"Did you restore the car yourself?" "Tell them that you bought the Model A brand new", and then see what they say. :) I keep a baby book with photos in each one of our cars. It can answer any...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-17-2019, 04:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 303
Posted By SSsssteamer
Re: wood piece at seat riser

To me it looks like the board is the divider board that is in the seat base of the CCPU. The notches at either end are at the top and they give clearance to the seat riser lips. There are screws...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-09-2019, 04:27 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,221
Posted By SSsssteamer
Re: 3.27 ring and pinion, anyone using one ?

Ditto. Our '31 CCPU goes great with the 3.27 ratio rear axle ratio. We have the touring engine from H and H and it is a fantastic combination. We keep it simple by not having an overdrive. We...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-06-2019, 03:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 312
Posted By SSsssteamer
Re: Front Spring Center Bolt Problem

Take you square headed bolt to the bench grinder and make a round headed bolt out of it. When reinstalling it in the front spring, you will have to hold the round head with vice grips.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-31-2019, 10:18 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 703
Posted By SSsssteamer
Re: Buying radial tires

Another thought... Today's modern tires are supposed to be change out every 5 years because of rubber deterioration. If one only drives 1,000 miles a year, then the four new radial tires on the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-28-2019, 02:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 381
Posted By SSsssteamer
Re: Should a door handle be lubricated?

Lubrication yes. An general purpose grease should be smeared on all moving surfaces before installation.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-26-2019, 09:36 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 564
Posted By SSsssteamer
Re: Towing a Model A

I towed our 1930 Model A pick up with a tow bar 1,430 miles on I-5 at 60 MPH without a problem. From 29 Palms, California to Sedro-Woolley, WA. The only place I had a problem was once at a gas...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-24-2019, 07:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 388
Posted By SSsssteamer
Re: 2019 MAFCA NW Regional Meet

The 2019 MAFCA Bellevue, Washington regional meet was well attended. From the looks of the Hilton Bellevue Hotel parking garage, there were well over a hundred cars attending. I almost bought a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-21-2019, 01:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 388
Posted By SSsssteamer
2019 MAFCA NW Regional Meet

The MAFCA is having their 2019 Regional Meet August 22nd through August 25th, 2019 in Bellevue, Washington. Everything will be held at the Hilton Bellevue located at 112 Avenue SE, Bellevue, WA. ...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-19-2019, 06:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 803
Posted By SSsssteamer
Re: Condenser Replacement

I had a run of bad condensers. With a heater manifold in the way, it was a nuisance, so I have since mounted the new condensers from the coil on the firewall. It didn't seem to affect their...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-19-2019, 12:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 646
Posted By SSsssteamer
Re: Complexity of working on front spring U-bolts

Alex, I have never had to remove my radiator to swap out my front U bolts. The u bolt holes in the cross member have enough clearance that one can lay the U bolt on their side and slide the u bolts...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-16-2019, 10:16 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 824
Posted By SSsssteamer
Re: Hubs for new cast drums

If you original hubs are still good. Use them. The rear hubs often have problems with the bearing surfaces being worn out. Just went to all cast iron drums on our 1929 Tudor, and it was a great...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-11-2019, 07:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 431
Posted By SSsssteamer
Re: fly wheel filling

Use a Helicole. I would not braze/weld on any flywheel. You do not want to set up any stresses in the metal with your heat.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-10-2019, 11:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 356
Posted By SSsssteamer
Re: Rear flooring on '30 Model A.

Under the back seat of a Tudor is a metal floor pan. It has a very important hump for the rear spring to stand proud. A new rear under seat floor pan should be available from any of the aftermarket...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-10-2019, 12:29 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,586
Posted By SSsssteamer
Re: What’s this Box???

Worth noting is that it looks like the wire used with the relay was a smaller gauge for 12 volt circuits. Using a heavier gauge that is correct for 6 volts will allow more amps to be carried and...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-10-2019, 12:11 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,046
Posted By SSsssteamer
Re: Flared copper washers for gaskets?

Ditto. Copper lines work harden and then crack.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-31-2019, 09:01 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 792
Posted By SSsssteamer
Re: Throw out Bearing

Sitting at the stop light too long with the clutch depressed also not only wears out the throw bearing but it also wears out the crankshaft's thrust bearings. That increases the crankshaft end play...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-31-2019, 08:56 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 238
Posted By SSsssteamer
Re: reat seat repair

Stuff each spring's inside with foam rubber. Firms them up nicely.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-30-2019, 11:18 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,185
Posted By SSsssteamer
Re: Pulled over by the Police!

While in the Marine Corps and stationed at 29 Palms, CA, in 1966, I licensed our 1930 CCPU with California plates. Years later, after I returned home to Washington, I was pulled over because my...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-28-2019, 09:52 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 614
Posted By SSsssteamer
Re: Lost a wind wing

I replaced the cheap Chinese metric screws and bolts with USA SAE fasteners. Made a world of difference and haven't had anymore problems. From above: If you have tempered glass wind wings, do not...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-20-2019, 09:38 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,265
Posted By SSsssteamer
Re: How Old Are Your Tires?

How old were my tires?... I purchase our 1909 Kissel Kar four years ago and it had tires that were made in 1958. Still held air and the seller insisted that the car was tour ready. The tread...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-15-2019, 12:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 682
Posted By SSsssteamer
Re: 1930 CCPU, the buzz of the neighborhood.

Putting it all together.... "The model B motor has become the buzz of the neighborhood, but first we have to get the Bees to pull together for more power. Then the 1930 CCPU can really hum!" I am...
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