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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-11-2020, 03:11 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 758
Posted By ursus
Re: dumb questions

A fellow that had a stock '34 Ford coupe with a Model B engine told me that he has people ask him if it still has the original flathead V8. When he shows them the stock 4-cylinder engine they often...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-11-2020, 01:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 362
Posted By ursus
Re: Mart's Update: 1932 Ford Sedan Project Pt3. Frame paint. Crossmember fit. Rich's

Interesting bit of work from Mart! I am doing much the same with an earlier crossmember that had been installed by a previous owner using carriage bolts (coach bolts in UK?) that were modified in...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-10-2020, 05:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 501
Posted By ursus
Front Wheel Cylinders

I'm replacing my older mechanical brakes with hydraulics from a 1940 Ford. The original front wheel cylinders are rusted out and are of the '39 -'42 type with 1.25 inch bores. I was told that I...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-08-2020, 11:02 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 911
Posted By ursus
Re: King Pin Retaining Bolts

That is what I have read here on the Fordbarn going back a number of years. Can anybody provide documentation as to the fact of a tapered bore in the axle?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-25-2020, 08:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 638
Posted By ursus
Re: Lateral Movement in Transmission Input Shaft

After rereading my answer I thing I misinterpreted your reference to "lateral movement".
There are two possible movements: 1) axial (back and forth, i.e., in and out) movement along the axis of the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-18-2020, 12:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 500
Posted By ursus
Re: removing distrubutor shaft

Yes, same cam and screw arrangement on top and same shafts down below. The '33 would have the Model-B distributor cam.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-18-2020, 12:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 494
Posted By ursus
Re: USA made valve guides...

Original type split valve guides or what?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-17-2020, 10:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 767
Posted By ursus
Re: Ring/Pinion Question

Years ago I helped a guy with a rear axle that we assembled with a ring gear from one axle and a pinion gear from another. I wasn't too confident about the outcome but that is what we had to work...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-15-2020, 11:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 791
Posted By ursus
Re: Rear leaf spring questions

My 1930 coupe had a 10-leaf spring that must have been transplanted from a sedan or pickup sometime in the past. It was so encrusted with grease that it was nearly glued into the cross member. It...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-05-2020, 05:52 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 973
Posted By ursus
Re: "600w" trans lube foamy.

Foam is entrained air and air has none of the properties one looks for in a lubricant, period.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-02-2020, 11:41 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 729
Posted By ursus
Re: Difficult time getting gas gauge bezel off

They are actually useful for installation but doubtful for removal. My experience is to chisel the bezel off, use the aluminium tool for installation, then throw it away.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-02-2020, 11:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 758
Posted By ursus
Re: Gas Valve Installation - thread sealant recommended?

In another life, I assembled many VW bug engines and the two block halves were sealed with Permatex #3 and,upon disasembly, we used ethanol to wash away the stuff. My concern with Permatex #3 is...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-01-2020, 03:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 301
Posted By ursus
Re: Strange speedo drive gear

These were for one of the early V-8 cars and can be used on a Model A if one has a 3.54 ratio rear end.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-29-2020, 12:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 573
Posted By ursus
Re: Who sells larger size intake valves?

Thanks, Jim. I was hoping that somebody with extensive knowledge of this area would respond. One would think that use of such oversize valves would have been more widespread, especially with engines...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-28-2020, 10:32 PM
Replies: 894
Views: 100,261
Posted By ursus
Re: tell a Model A related story

It get even more ridiculous. In some parts of the U.S. there is a thriving business in mobile dog exercise services. An air-conditioned van that is outfitted with a running belt goes to the dog's...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-28-2020, 01:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 573
Posted By ursus
Re: Who sells larger size intake valves?

I have a box of US made valves that are of the exact same dimensions as original type Model A/B valves except that they are 1/8 inch oversize. I had never seen or heard of oversize valves from that...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-24-2020, 12:08 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,271
Posted By ursus
Re: ANTIQUE ENGINE REBUILDING RODS vs SNYDERS

Amen to what Brent said! Many a project stalls out or is never completed because of that very fear of failure.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-18-2020, 03:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 281
Posted By ursus
Re: 1929 Phaeton Tie Rod installation.

Some of the repro springs are too long. The original springs were 1.000 inches in length and some repros I have seen are as much as 1.070 inches in length. A new spring can be compressed shorter by...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-14-2020, 03:09 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,537
Posted By ursus
Re: Nice

I've seen all kinds of car parts used as boat anchors. An old crab boat skipper once asked me to help him move an ancient rusty transmission to another part of his deck. He used it as an anchor and...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-13-2020, 03:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 773
Posted By ursus
Re: Pressure plate question

Is there any chance that there are firms in the UK that rebuild pressure plates? It has been a few years but I have had several rebuilt by firms that specialize in this activity.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-13-2020, 01:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 519
Posted By ursus
Re: Brake system flushing

I have a complete 1940 rear end that came out of a car that used dot 5 in the braking system. I plan to install this in my car that uses dot 3 fluid and rebuild the rear cylinders. How do I flush...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-04-2020, 11:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,096
Posted By ursus
Re: You Tube

Another time and place, long since gone. Are we any better today?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-01-2020, 06:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 728
Posted By ursus
Re: Back to engine vibration

OP QUOTE: "Now leave your cover plate off and go for a drive".

Might want to keep that cove plate on?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-29-2020, 12:36 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 339
Posted By ursus
Re: drag link

At some point in the Model A era, the Ford Service Bulletins contained a directive to reverse the positioning of the drag link, with no explanation as to why. I recall that it was to move the long...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-28-2020, 11:44 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,569
Posted By ursus
Re: Poor quality transmission roller bearings

I recently bought a transmission sourced from a restored car that was being parted out by a hot rodder. The previous owner had rebuilt the unit with NOS Ford gears, which showed little or no wear. ...
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