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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-20-2019, 09:41 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,189
Posted By Paul Bjarnason
Re: Shock Absorbers

Setting aside the philosophical question of maintaining strict originality, setting your car up for a set of modern tubular shocks would be a good idea, because they work better and are much, much...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-19-2019, 08:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 432
Posted By Paul Bjarnason
Re: Settling of the rear spring

Thank you for the input, gentlemen. I think it makes sense to have something between the top of the spring and the cross member, just so it's not metal on metal. After all, even though it's not...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-19-2019, 02:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 432
Posted By Paul Bjarnason
Re: Settling of the rear spring

OK, I was confused, because on page 1-282 of the Les Andrews Vol. 1, under "Installing Rear Spring", paragraph 3, it says: "Cut a 6" strip of body welt to be placed between the spring and cross...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-18-2019, 09:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 432
Posted By Paul Bjarnason
Settling of the rear spring

To install the rear spring on my '29 Tudor, I just put the rear spring "anti-squeek" material on top of my rear spring and synched everything down real good. I don't know the torque I used, but I...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-09-2019, 08:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 564
Posted By Paul Bjarnason
Re: Fuel petcock hard to turn

There is a lubricant designed for fuel valves: "EZ Turn" fuel resistant lubricant. Here is one source:

https://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalog/cspages/ezturnlube.php
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-09-2019, 08:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 853
Posted By Paul Bjarnason
Re: Is a gasket needed between transmission and bell housing?

Thanks to all for your replies. I will cut off the top of the gasket for when I install the shift tower. Best. Bj
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-04-2019, 03:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 853
Posted By Paul Bjarnason
Re: Is a gasket needed between transmission and bell housing?

Yes, it's the gasket on the far right. I was unable to upload a picture of my gasket, but the one on the right is it. I'm talking about Bob C's picture of several gaskets.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-04-2019, 03:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 853
Posted By Paul Bjarnason
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-04-2019, 12:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 853
Posted By Paul Bjarnason
Is a gasket needed between transmission and bell housing?

I have just installed the entire drive train in my '29 Tudor, including my new Mitchell transmission. Then, unfortunately, I just noticed that Mitchell sent me a gasket which is supposed to go...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-10-2019, 08:49 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,594
Posted By Paul Bjarnason
Re: New Radiator, Berg vs Brassworks

I have not yet used it, but for $350 I acquired a 3-row aluminum radiator from China. Ordered it off of Ebay. Took about 6 weeks to get it. It looks really good. The manufacturer even painted it...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-10-2019, 08:45 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,142
Posted By Paul Bjarnason
Re: Two piece crank shaft pulley

Hi Jim -


This was an interesting thread. Thanks to all.


I am going with the notion that: "if it ain't broke, don't fix it" or - maybe: "if Henry put it in there, don't change it!"

...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-09-2019, 10:39 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,142
Posted By Paul Bjarnason
Two piece crank shaft pulley

Just read an article in the "Restorer" by Fred Binkley which recommends a two-piece crank shaft pulley, instead of a stock one-piece, because they may be removed without having to lift the motor so...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-05-2019, 09:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 793
Posted By Paul Bjarnason
Re: Measuring carrier bearing preload

I agree with going to the low side of the pre-load setting. When I first set up my pinion pre-load I used 20 lbs like the manual says. But, it was too tight, as the bearing seemed to grab. I...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-24-2019, 08:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 592
Posted By Paul Bjarnason
compressor water and moisture extractor

It's getting humid out this time of year. My compressor is spitting out water. I cannot imagine doing any painting with this situation. I have no need to oil air tools, as I have electric impact...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-20-2019, 08:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,048
Posted By Paul Bjarnason
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-20-2019, 08:45 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,353
Posted By Paul Bjarnason
Re: Radiator Recommendation

I bought a 3-row aluminum radiator from China for $350. They painted it black for me at no extra charge. I have not yet run the car, but it looks to be a perfect fit.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-20-2019, 08:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,101
Posted By Paul Bjarnason
Re: Ideal 16" wheel

Charlie - OK, I just updated my profile as you suggested. Thanks for the suggestion. Bj
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-17-2019, 08:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,101
Posted By Paul Bjarnason
Re: Ideal 16" wheel

Steve -



I have Lincoln brakes and the kit I bought has the adapters. I'm thinking that I may be able to go wider than the stock 4" width, but how much wider I don't know. 4" is pretty narrow...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-17-2019, 07:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,101
Posted By Paul Bjarnason
Ideal 16" wheel

What is the ideal 16" wheel width for a '29 Tudor? The stock '35 wheel is 4" wide, but if I am buying a new reproduction wheel, I could get whatever I want, i.e., I don't need to stick with the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-14-2019, 07:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 966
Posted By Paul Bjarnason
Re: Tudor front seat crunch time

I just bought a pair of Snyder's front seat cushion springs. They appear to be a good quality. I have not driven anywhere in my Tudor, yet, -- hoping to get the Jalopy on the road sometime in the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-13-2019, 07:02 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,743
Posted By Paul Bjarnason
Re: Rear End Pressure

Duke - that's a good point about putting the vent hole on the right side, which would avoid lube being thrown off by the ring gear. But, how did you attach a tube to the head of the bolt, into which...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-13-2019, 06:54 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 976
Posted By Paul Bjarnason
Re: Upholstry Stapler

Thanks to everyone for the good advice. Best. Bj
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-12-2019, 02:49 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,743
Posted By Paul Bjarnason
Re: Rear End Pressure

In addition to my Tudor I have a '57 Studebaker Golden Hawk, which is supposed to have a vent hole in the axle housing, on the top side. When I was restoring it, I couldn't find it, because it had...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-12-2019, 10:37 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 976
Posted By Paul Bjarnason
Re: Upholstry Stapler

Brent - That's a good idea, as like you said, you need to adjust and the staples are hard to pull out. What gauge and length nails should I use for the headliner? I already have Ryobi and DeWalt...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-12-2019, 08:42 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 976
Posted By Paul Bjarnason
Upholstry Stapler

I am doing the interior of my '29 Tudor and would like to buy a good pneumatic or electric upholstry staple gun, but am unfamiliar with what is a good make and model. Any recommendations?
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