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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-05-2021, 11:35 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 825
Posted By ursus
Re: Rear axle nut

I'm with Synchro909 on this - where there is torsion, tensile strength is the key.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-05-2021, 11:16 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,012
Posted By ursus
Re: why are so many people fascinated by cars of the 1920s

Growing up in the 1950's, there were many survivors of this earlier era still running around despite the emergence of the fashionable big-finned chrome bedecked monstrosities at every turn. A...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-21-2021, 08:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 756
Posted By ursus
Re: Head Label

Could be any one of the various after-market foundries making replacement heads for the Model-A during the 1930's. Sears Roebuck, Montgomery Wards, Western Auto, etc. sold Model-A parts well into the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-21-2021, 05:49 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 805
Posted By ursus
Re: Front wheel bearings

As a final check, I make sure that the washer is not bound up and can be moved back a forth a bit with a sharp blade and slight pressure.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-19-2021, 12:26 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 345
Posted By ursus
Stock Paint Process

I am curious to know how Ford Motor Co. painted the reveals of cars on the production line. Did they use brushes or mask-and-spray?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-18-2021, 03:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 612
Posted By ursus
Re: Body Shims

The shims will just fit a 1/2 inch bolt when installed, with some widening of the gap as it approaches the U-shaped opening.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-17-2021, 06:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 612
Posted By ursus
Re: Body Shims

I make checking the tightness of body bolts - and other chassis fasteners - part of my annual maintenance. The shims I cited are labeled as 'Body Shims' with further text describing them as used for...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-17-2021, 06:30 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 948
Posted By ursus
Re: Surface corrosion

Google WordWizard - lots of obscure stuff there. Also:

CROCUS: 1) A dark red powdered variety of natural iron oxide [[ferric oxide]], Fe2O3, used as an abrasive for polishing (American Heritage...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-17-2021, 04:27 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 948
Posted By ursus
Re: Surface corrosion

Oh, but there's more:
ROCUS CLOTH: A very slightly abrasive cloth which contains the mineral ‘crocoite,’ lead chromate, PbCrO4. The mineral was named in French in 1838 by Berthier crocoise, from...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-16-2021, 06:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 612
Posted By ursus
Body Shims

While messing with adjusting the body on my coupe this week I discovered an assortment of zinc coated, horseshoe shaped shims for just this purpose at Harbor Freight. Ten bucks gets you an array of...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-15-2021, 11:24 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 731
Posted By ursus
Re: 34 pickup steering arm question

My Model A coupe was converted to '40 Ford hydraulics back in the 1960's using the round-back spindles mounted on the Model-A axle. To maintain the original side-steering arrangement they welded the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-15-2021, 11:24 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 731
Posted By ursus
Re: 34 pickup steering arm question

My Model A coupe was converted to '40 Ford hydraulics back in the 1960's using the round-back spindles mounted on the Model-A axle. To maintain the original side-steering arrangement they welded the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-04-2021, 11:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 402
Posted By ursus
Re: Early Oil Pump Question

The early 1928 pump would have a round vane in the casting and not one that is ribbed like the one you have depicted. It would also have a gear shaft that is recessed between the shaft bearings. ...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-01-2021, 05:52 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,018
Posted By ursus
Re: Different Shifting Procedure

In the October 1929 Service Bulletin Ford issued a warning about starting in 2nd gear, under the heading "Result of Careless Gear Shifting, along with a picture of a cluster gear with buggered up 2nd...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-30-2021, 09:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,279
Posted By ursus
Re: My cousin in Florida saw this old picture at a Cracker Barrel, this morning!

Home made body boards were evident on the Pacific coast in Oregon and California until Hawaiian introduced surfboards became more common during the 1940's and 1950's. Somewhere I have family photos...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-27-2021, 06:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 545
Posted By ursus
Re: Model A Ford engine serial #RF5411

Out West, these RF- xxxx numbered blocks were often found in industrial applications such as railroad track "speeders", ski tow ropes, hay loaders, sawmills, etc. I have one that was painted...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-27-2021, 12:07 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,212
Posted By ursus
Re: Radiator Rodding Out

Old school radiator shops are fast disappearing in these parts. I suspect that the labor cost associated with dismantling, rodding out, and resoldering would make purchase of a new radiator the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-26-2021, 11:59 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,212
Posted By ursus
Re: Radiator Rodding Out

SaniFlush was taken off the market some years ago due some environmental restrictions. It worked by a chemical reaction in the presence of water to create an acidic foaming activity that dissolved...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-25-2021, 05:38 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,212
Posted By ursus
Radiator Rodding Out

I have an original radiator that is in great shape but needs to have the tubes rodded out. The radiator shops I checked with either no longer do this kind of work or simply aren't interested in it....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-22-2021, 09:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 850
Posted By ursus
Re: Seat help!

I think it is called woven wire.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-12-2021, 10:08 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,226
Posted By ursus
Re: Roads in the old days Australia

I am curious about that Australian road malady called "bull dust". How did early drivers and vehicles deal with it?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-12-2021, 08:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 601
Posted By ursus
Re: which bearing

You will need Ford part # 68-1225 or equivalent bearing, used in rear hubs from late 1936 through 1948.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-11-2021, 12:17 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 565
Posted By ursus
Re: Piston question

John, the "tongue" you mentioned is also described as a tongue depressor shaped thickened area on the inside wall of the piston. This should face the valve chamber or passenger side of the engine...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-03-2021, 01:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 983
Posted By ursus
Re: Holes in frame rail

If you go with bolts, use Grade 5 fine thread hex head bolts and tall nuts underneath. There were three rivets at that point so place three bolts. Tap the holes for a threaded fit and smooth down...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-26-2021, 04:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 762
Posted By ursus
Re: Rattling after installation of new water pump

Mine developed an intermittent vibration and soft clattering sound that was most noticeable while the engine was idling. I thought the fan seemed to be tight on the shaft but old guy showed me...
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