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Old 05-02-2016, 10:10 AM   #81
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Art - I sent you a PM.
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Old 05-02-2016, 10:57 AM   #82
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Back In CB days we called that an "eyeball"
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Old 05-02-2016, 11:19 AM   #83
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Thanks for the tip on the fuel line (you're the second person to mention that I believe). It'll be at the top of the "to-do" list for sure.

Being the "service department" for this car is actually one of the things I'm looking forward to. I usually turn my own wrench on all of my cars (unless it involves any of that computerized stuff), so I'm fairly confident I can handle anything this car may throw at me.
The service is pretty much the same as a modern car but there a couple of things to watch for. Hope that others will add any that I missed:
1. Frequently there will be an cup for engine oil on the generator and distributer.
2. If you pump too much grease into the water pump it will end up in the cooling system. I like to use chassis grease but some recommend waterproof grease. The later, in my opinion, plugs up the radiator.
3. If you pump too much grease into the fitting on the underside of the rear axle housing it will end up on the brakes.
4. If you need to remove a rear brake drum spend the money and get a good puller (see archives). Axles are expensive.
5.Put a couple of drops of engine oil into the recesses on the throttle shaft as it passes behind the engine. The lubrication chart in my instruction book actually misses this lubrication point.
6. There is a lubrication chart in the "Instruction Book" that came with the car. If you don't have one, buy one. With all of the mechanical brake parts there is a ton of fittings.

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Old 05-02-2016, 11:45 AM   #84
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Cool! Thanks for the tips Charlie, I really appreciate it.

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Old 05-02-2016, 12:49 PM   #85
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Another B'Hammer I'll have to introduce you to.
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Old 04-03-2018, 07:09 PM   #86
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Hello, I am working on a 34 BB dump truck and am in need of front brake actuator arms , can you help me please. Thanks Kev
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Old 04-03-2018, 08:48 PM   #87
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Welcome to the barn. Depends on what you are looking for in a first model A. Lots of small changes on that one that may not make it the right choice for a high point car, but maybe a decent first A you might enjoy while making some changes, or not, again depending on your own goals. Basic car is a Murray bodied slant window sedan, a nice model. Paint, sealed beam headlights, nice but later wheels and interior all point to someone who wanted to personalize the car to their taste. Those can be tough to resell and usually won't sell for as much as a car closer to stock. I would look to see how it is mechanically, what's been done does look ok, maybe they handledon't mechanical side also.
This particular car may be a '31 but definitely not a slant window model.
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Old 04-03-2018, 09:05 PM   #88
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This particular car may be a '31 but definitely not a slant window model.
OK, looked at the latest photos, it is a slant but visor has to go.
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Old 04-04-2018, 06:59 AM   #89
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There is one thing I do to check to see if a car has been "loved" in its past . I check the front spring shackles ,there should be a gap of about 1/4" or thereabouts between the the bottom of the shackle and the axle . If the running gear of the car has been neglected the shackles and bushes can be so worn that the shackle is resting on the axle . This will mean that regular greasing has been neglected and there will be wear in the clevises ,brake cross shafts,wheel bearings etc etc . All an easy fix anyway . You STOLE THAT CAR !!! best ever family car and with that interior you can take Fido !!! ( wuff wuff )

For Kevin the BB front brake levers should be the same for AA the part number is BB -2084 was AA- 2084 which normally means they are the same .This is from an English parts book current for January 1935 . I think I have these in the "stores",I will check .

John in lovely sunny day Suffolk County England .

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Old 04-04-2018, 06:03 PM   #90
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Hello Rocketdog 1
Such an outpouring of great advice...NO. Great forum. I also like the car. Cant say you did not know what to look for. GOOD LUCK Dutie.
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Old 04-05-2018, 07:30 PM   #91
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Well, didja grab her??
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