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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-11-2021, 03:51 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 717
Posted By Vic in E-TN
Re: Steering Arm Balls

I have had several sets done by a guy in Georgia - Col. Wiley Higgins. He has done thousands over the decades. I hope he is still alive. The last time I saw him was at Mike's Affordable in Georgia...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-04-2021, 08:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 669
Posted By Vic in E-TN
Re: Brake Shoe Lining Information

Bruce of MN:
I do not remember the name of the company. They were in Des Plaines.
Vic
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-01-2021, 04:44 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,477
Posted By Vic in E-TN
Re: Brake fades if hot

Werner is correct in that the coefficient of friction decreases with temperature. I looked at the German chart that he posted. Although I cannot read German I can look at the first small chart...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-31-2021, 03:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 669
Posted By Vic in E-TN
Re: Brake Shoe Lining Information

Randy:
I have used your shoes (and drums) on several vehicles and I am very happy with them. Others in my club (Smoky Mountain Model A Club) also have had good experience.


What I was trying to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-31-2021, 10:22 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 669
Posted By Vic in E-TN
Brake Shoe Lining Information

I have been reading a post recently started by Werner in Germany concerning his brake fade. I have some thoughts and a little information to consider.
Brake linings can be bonded or riveted. Randy...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-27-2021, 04:01 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,059
Posted By Vic in E-TN
Re: Tire price hikes coming at us

Speaking of shortages. One of my garage door openers broke the other day. I had the guy come out/in to pronounce it dead. The motor control board is dead. He said that I am lucky. His company is...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-24-2021, 09:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 361
Posted By Vic in E-TN
Re: Speedo Drive Gear Question

Terry
I don't have the speedo out yet because I found the broken cable. It is probably a good thing to check out the speedo before I put in the new cable. My speedo has 72K miles on it and I do...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-23-2021, 08:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 361
Posted By Vic in E-TN
Smile Re: Speedo Drive Gear Question

John:
Thanks. Your answer makes sense.
Vic
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-23-2021, 08:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 675
Posted By Vic in E-TN
Mitchell Overdrives

I have tried to contact them by phone. Their line is disconnected. I hope they are still in business or is this a wildfire problem?
Vic
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-23-2021, 12:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 361
Posted By Vic in E-TN
Speedo Drive Gear Question

I have a 29 Pickup and the speedo has not been working for some time. I pulled the cable off the gear case on the driveshaft and found the inner cable broken. A long time ago I put a 4.11 R&P in...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-30-2021, 04:38 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,167
Posted By Vic in E-TN
Re: Front spring perch bushings

Master Cylinder:
What material is the upgrade?
Where do you get it?


Vic
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-13-2021, 04:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 347
Posted By Vic in E-TN
Re: new member here-new to me 29 A pickup

Classic Wood in N. Carolina has the wood you need. Best to get it on order, sometimes they do not have it in stock.
Vic
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-02-2021, 12:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 569
Posted By Vic in E-TN
Re: Don Bivens Arrangements

I may or may not have met Don. I live a few miles from Grandview Cemetery in Maryville, TN and several friend have been interred there. What is the connection between Don and Maryville?


Vic
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-06-2021, 03:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,630
Posted By Vic in E-TN
Re: Ford Script Battery

Very interesting video posted by Brent Terry about re-manufacturing batteries. This is my experience from the early 60's at National Lead Company in Perth Amboy, New Jersey. I was working in the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-10-2020, 08:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 999
Posted By Vic in E-TN
Question Counterbalanced Crank with a harmonic balancer

There is another thread on the harmonic balancer from New Zealand. I do not want to hijack that thread so I started this one.


I have 2 engines that have counterbalanced cranks and they do not...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-27-2020, 05:42 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 9,580
Posted By Vic in E-TN
Re: 16" Wheels

Chris Haynes had his 16 inch wheels widened 1.5 inches. Does anyone know how this is done and can they recommend anyone to do it? I am in Tennessee.
Vic
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-07-2020, 03:12 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,647
Posted By Vic in E-TN
Re: First Time Tire Change

If you have an old tube, cut it into a few pieces approximately 4 in by 6 in and use them to keep from harming the rim paint. There is a potion called "Rubber Lube". The tire shops have it and it...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-30-2020, 03:47 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,396
Posted By Vic in E-TN
Re: Trailer hitch

See Post #34. The trailer hitch on my 30 Tudor is a Reese Omni II, #88001. It is 3500 lb rated and has a 1 1/8 inch receiver. It bolts to the bumper brackets that are bolted to the frame and body....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-26-2020, 12:39 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,396
Posted By Vic in E-TN
Re: Trailer hitch

I put a hitch on my 30 Tudor. It was a brand name out of a box from Advance Auto. I will find the brand and part number later. It cost approximately $130 10 years ago. Two people were needed to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-10-2020, 02:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,462
Posted By Vic in E-TN
Re: Aluminum radiator

Look into Berg's Radiator in Bluford, Illinois. I have had good experience with them over the years. Also good experience with the shop in Algonquin, Illinois.


Vic
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-09-2020, 03:46 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,872
Posted By Vic in E-TN
Re: What Defines Over-Revving The Model A's Engine

Some years ago Terry Burtz said that he was going to design his new engine to put out at least 100 HP at a significantly higher RPM than the usual 2200. He will be doing this with as counterweighted...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-22-2020, 12:34 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,161
Posted By Vic in E-TN
Smile Re: Painting whitewalls black

A few years ago I saved a friend who had the same problem as you some money. Take the tires off the rims and reverse them with the whitewalls on the inside.


Vic
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-15-2020, 09:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,218
Posted By Vic in E-TN
Re: Need Photos and Suggestions

A few weeks ago I purchased a pair of outside locking door handles. They had identical keys. It was easy to install the passenger side one. I had to cut off approximately 3/8 inch off the end of...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-27-2020, 08:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 753
Posted By Vic in E-TN
Re: Steering column lengths

Look in one of the major suppliers catalogs. They sell five different length horn rods. Translate this to the steering shaft that you need.
Vic
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-03-2020, 08:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 687
Posted By Vic in E-TN
Question Headliner Installation Question

I am getting ready to install a new headliner in my 31 Coupe. I recently purchased 17 ft of hard rubber 1/8 in thick x 1 in approximately from Mac's. A few years ago I purchased 16 ft of a canvas...
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