Go Back   The Ford Barn > General Discussion > Model A (1928-31)

Sponsored Links (Register now to hide all advertisements)

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 02-11-2019, 10:30 AM   #1
johnbuckley
Senior Member
 
johnbuckley's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: United Kingdom
Posts: 1,033
Default shock absorbers which go where?

Got set of shocks + arms . Please can someone tell me how to establish which shocker goes at which wheel .
ditto the arms ? Thanks .
Attached Images
File Type: jpg IMG_1814.jpg (79.9 KB, 95 views)
johnbuckley is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-11-2019, 10:53 AM   #2
Jim M
Senior Member
 
Jim M's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Sebastian, FL
Posts: 313
Default Re: shock absorbers which go where?

Short arms are front, longs on rear. I don't know how to tell the correct placement on the shocks. I just put mine on last week and luckily they were marked. Mine were one of the last sets done by Mr Robert Paul before he passed. He did a great job on the rebuild!
Jim M is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links (Register now to hide all advertisements)
Old 02-11-2019, 12:23 PM   #3
Brentwood Bob
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: brentwood, ca
Posts: 2,786
Default Re: shock absorbers which go where?

Lineup shocks cw, ac, cw, ac.
Install a front arm and a rear arm on the cw shocks.
Same for the AC shocks.
This assumes the shocks are assembled correctly.
Brentwood Bob is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-11-2019, 12:36 PM   #4
barnstuf
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Cape Cod MA
Posts: 2,525
Default Re: shock absorbers which go where?

1) I do not see two mounting flanges but it is likely that the photo angle has one flange hidden.

2) A correct set will have 2 shocks operating clockwise, 2 in opposite direction.

3) Left front and right rear are the same. Right front and left rear are the same.

4) The refill plug goes at the top when mounted

5) As to the arms the short ones are front, long on the rear.

6) Good luck
barnstuf is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 02-11-2019, 02:31 PM   #5
Werner
Senior Member
 
Werner's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2019
Location: Germany, near Aachen
Posts: 136
Default Re: shock absorbers which go where?

Hello John,


I'm not sure, but the third link arm looks like it's not bent. According to service bulletin improvement, the front short linkages were changed in curved design because the straight could touch the damper housings.
__________________
Best regards from Germany,
Werner


Ford Model A Roadster, 1928
Citroen 11 CV, 1947
Honda CB 450 K 1, 1968
Hercules Wankel Rotary Engine, 1976 (Canadian version)
Werner is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-11-2019, 08:36 PM   #6
Brentwood Bob
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: brentwood, ca
Posts: 2,786
Default Re: shock absorbers which go where?

There is some damage to the stem valves and the orientation of the covers is hard to decern. Looks like an unmatched set. If you take a picture with the mounting lugs to the top we will see what you have better.
Brentwood Bob is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-12-2019, 12:44 AM   #7
Mike V. Florida
Senior Member
 
Mike V. Florida's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: South Florida
Posts: 13,790
Send a message via AIM to Mike V. Florida
Default Re: shock absorbers which go where?

The arms will only mount one way as they have a notch on the shock shaft. From there its easy to line them up.
__________________
What's right about America is that although we have a mess of problems, we have great capacity - intellect and resources - to do some thing about them. - Henry Ford II
Mike V. Florida is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-12-2019, 01:35 AM   #8
dave in australia
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Victoria, Australia
Posts: 996
Default Re: shock absorbers which go where?

A way to tell where they go if you can't find the AC or CW, is the notches should point towards the centre cross member.
dave in australia is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-12-2019, 05:01 AM   #9
johnbuckley
Senior Member
 
johnbuckley's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: United Kingdom
Posts: 1,033
Default Re: shock absorbers which go where?

thanks for info so far... here's another pic with different orientation ( all mounting lugs are towards top of pic)
Attached Images
File Type: jpg IMG_1819.jpg (72.8 KB, 52 views)
johnbuckley is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-12-2019, 09:53 AM   #10
Kurt in NJ
Senior Member
 
Kurt in NJ's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: on the Littlefield
Posts: 4,472
Default Re: shock absorbers which go where?

i would mount the shocks on a board , make a test bar and time the movement as in the service bulletins, and make adjustments ----unless you aren't concerned about proper operation and just want the ornaments,
Kurt in NJ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Yesterday, 07:53 PM   #11
Dick M
Senior Member
 
Dick M's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: hidden valley lake, ca
Posts: 299
Send a message via Yahoo to Dick M
Default Re: shock absorbers which go where?

If you find your shocks are not working properly or having a problem getting them adjusted properly, give John Holland a call at 330-483-3896. John is an expert on Model A shocks. He rebuilt mine some years ago and they are still working perfectly.
Dick M is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Yesterday, 11:10 PM   #12
Jim Mason
Senior Member
 
Jim Mason's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Posts: 800
Default Re: shock absorbers which go where?

Think of them as rebound suppressors. easy on the way up, hard to move on the way down
__________________
www.jmodela.coffeecup.com
Fwiw, jm.
Jim Mason is online now   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Sponsored Links (Register now to hide all advertisements)


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:07 AM.