Go Back   The Ford Barn > Search Forums

Sponsored Links (Register now to hide all advertisements)

Showing results 1 to 25 of 500
Search took 0.08 seconds.
Search: Posts Made By: Kevin in NJ
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-22-2021, 06:11 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,541
Posted By Kevin in NJ
Re: Synthetic Oil for Model A

Oil basics.

What I have learn by listening to oil engineers specifically talking about the oil in antique cars. These are people who make a living dealing with the science behind the oil in your...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-20-2021, 12:12 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,285
Posted By Kevin in NJ
Re: Restoring Ignition Coils

A bad coil will have the spark gap drop significantly from cold to warm.

Good coils have a healthy spark all the time.

I loved testing coils as a kid. The spark was fun to play with and my...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-18-2021, 07:42 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,285
Posted By Kevin in NJ
Re: Restoring Ignition Coils

There are 6V epoxy cased coils that have a narrow body but do not fit inside the A can.

I had one xrayed and found there was plenty of room to chuck one up on a lathe and cut down the diameter and...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-17-2021, 08:11 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,054
Posted By Kevin in NJ
Re: Firewall welding

Gas cap on and spark arrestor in the tank, What are you worried about?

The firewall is not close to the actual tank. Unless there is a fuel leak you have nothing to worry about. Just drain the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-12-2021, 09:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 413
Posted By Kevin in NJ
Re: Which Books?

Legendary Model A Ford: This books gives you a historical context for how the cars were run and can run when proper rebuilt.

Fordlandia: About the rubber plantation attempt, but in the middle...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-10-2021, 11:12 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 931
Posted By Kevin in NJ
Re: Pick hammer dent removal

Shrinking with a torch should only be a last resort by someone with experience. You should not do that on a high crown area like the upper area on the door for 30-31.

Let restate the above, do...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-25-2021, 07:42 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,750
Posted By Kevin in NJ
Re: Rebuilt Model A Engine: What do I have?

Some other thoughts I had...

It has a header on it, that implies it might have been raced.

In any event, the engine came out for a reason.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-24-2021, 04:02 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,750
Posted By Kevin in NJ
Re: Rebuilt Model A Engine: What do I have?

Well you have an engine.

You have no clue what is inside it. That tag could be 2 beside the house rebuilds since.

You need to take it apart and see what it really is. It could be worn beast...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-20-2021, 03:26 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,028
Posted By Kevin in NJ
Re: Rumble Seat Hinges part 2

Good luck with that project.

I would say that would be a better trunk lid and spend the money on a better inner structure.

My experience with rumble lids. If you have a factory lid only use...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-20-2021, 03:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 896
Posted By Kevin in NJ
Re: NOS paint thickness

I think you you need to consider some factors.

Were they production year vintage? Or post production?

Were they US made or English?

I do not know if there were any differences, but later...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-20-2021, 03:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 604
Posted By Kevin in NJ
Re: front fender brace straightening

First off, NO the parts were NOT poorly fitted.

Ford did not want people wasting time on the floor fitting parts. It cost time and money. So most of the production part were much more precision...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-16-2021, 10:13 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,209
Posted By Kevin in NJ
Re: converting to 1970 v8 points for model a

The truth about points.

First let me point out that my brothers 31 Coupe has been running the same points that came with the car in 1970.

Yes you read right. 1970

Points can go bad, but...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-04-2021, 04:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 908
Posted By Kevin in NJ
Re: Coupe fender value

Any fenders with bead repair, not matter how nice, should be considered suspect until test fitted on a car. As I have learned the hard way there are many ways that fenders could be messed up. Any...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-04-2021, 04:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,042
Posted By Kevin in NJ
Re: 68C and A400

They will be rubbing on the rubber seal which is like a find sandpaper.

Originally they were pot metal held on by squishing metal posts and the whole unit was plated together. Pretty sure they...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-01-2021, 11:38 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,091
Posted By Kevin in NJ
Re: Are aftermarket hoods any good?

The repro hoods are decent and workable from reports of people with them.

I have looked at them and the difference is the sides are flat. The factory hood is slightly curved to match the rad shell...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-30-2020, 05:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 374
Posted By Kevin in NJ
Re: Will a 31 Cabrio Quarter fix a Coupe Quarter from the Body line down?

I can tell you with 100% certainty NO.
As an owner of a 68C where I needed the full lower area of both qtrs I researched my options. My brother has a coupe so I could look close. I have also talked...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-30-2020, 09:58 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 461
Posted By Kevin in NJ
Re: 31 slantwindow

It is easy to make your own outside panel, I did it using an arbor press and no special tools really.

One of the key parts is understanding metal movement enough to make a panel that has a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-29-2020, 12:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 690
Posted By Kevin in NJ
Re: Points

Why did you feel the need to replace the points?

Were the point blocks eroding?
Is the wear block fully worn?
Have you properly lubricated the cam?

Just asking as people have this driven...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-29-2020, 09:33 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,947
Posted By Kevin in NJ
Re: 600w vs 90w

Just stop and take a closer look please!!!

600w is a type of oil, NOT the weight or viscosity of the oil.

For the actual viscosity you need to refer to the charts for the oils.

You also...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-27-2020, 08:56 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,254
Posted By Kevin in NJ
Re: are you guys putting the little screen inside the iron sediment bulb?

My 30 fordor had a tank that was full of rust. It would clog the valve and I would have to blow back.

I did a flush of the tank and cleared a lot of the trash. I also changed over to a factory...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-23-2020, 08:03 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,638
Posted By Kevin in NJ
Re: Best spring perches removal?

I can assure everyone that an axle heated up will be MUCH softer and bend with much less effort.

As most know I have this posted on my website where I show how I straightened some axles.

Good...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-20-2020, 06:14 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,638
Posted By Kevin in NJ
Re: Best spring perches removal?

Never heat the axle past the temp where the grease will smoke. Which of course really does not help getting the perch out.

What I found works surprisingly well is a long throw air hammer. I have...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-18-2020, 08:40 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 824
Posted By Kevin in NJ
Re: 1931 cabriolet roof removal?

Eric, Can you please post a picture?


Honestly it sounds like you have a sport coupe as the cabriolet does not have a metal frame for the top. It is wood with a few metal pieces to hold it...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-16-2020, 06:43 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,500
Posted By Kevin in NJ
Re: Consensus on brake drums

The best value for the average restorer is to pay someone to make up a full set of drums and backing plates. You get all new quality parts that are fit together so they are centered and the shoes...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-14-2020, 09:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 736
Posted By Kevin in NJ
Re: Shock Fluid Replenishment

I have attached a pdf from one of the A club's articles. It lists the Ford requirements for the fluid.

I also suggest that everyone look up the shock rebuilding and testing in the service...
Showing results 1 to 25 of 500

 
Forum Jump
Sponsored Links (Register now to hide all advertisements)


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:08 PM.