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Forum: Questions & Suggestions 04-19-2021, 09:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 120
Posted By Charlie Stephens
Re: Opinion on European Classic Tires

You posted in an area intended for questions to the editors about the site. Leave it here but also post it here: https://www.fordbarn.com/forum/forumdisplay.php?f=3

Charlie Stephens
Forum: Questions & Suggestions 04-18-2021, 02:12 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 100
Posted By Charlie Stephens
Re: Shock Absorber

What year is your truck? You probably need to post here: https://www.fordbarn.com/forum/forumdisplay.php?f=4 or here https://www.fordbarn.com/forum/forumdisplay.php?f=5 depending on the year of your...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-17-2021, 11:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 825
Posted By Charlie Stephens
Re: Wanted 15" Wheels for Model A

If yours are not long enough you need to replace them. Be sure to get someone that has done it before and knows what they are doing.

Charlie Stephens
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-15-2021, 07:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 825
Posted By Charlie Stephens
Re: Wanted 15" Wheels for Model A

There is one thing you need to watch for. I posted basically the same information elsewhere on this thread but since it involves safety I wanted to repeat it.

The problems come from the fact that...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-15-2021, 07:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 825
Posted By Charlie Stephens
Re: Wanted 15" Wheels for Model A

The problems come from the fact that the stock Model A wheels (actually through '35) contact the drum at two different elevations. If you run steel wheels on a 28-35 brake drum you need a spacer or...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-15-2021, 11:06 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 439
Posted By Charlie Stephens
Re: 6 to 12 Volt & Neg ground

A rebuildable core should be easy to find. Try a wanted ad. Start looking first in your local clubs to save shipping. My preference is to leave everything original, the mini starter "just doesn't...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-13-2021, 12:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 392
Posted By Charlie Stephens
Re: Tires for my 16" wheels

Be sure to check the date code on your tires. If they don't have one that doesn't mean they are ok but rather too old to have a code.

How about putting the odd one as spare with a tire cover? ...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-13-2021, 12:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 844
Posted By Charlie Stephens
Re: Parts that don't fit

If you don't return them at least send the supplier a letter/email saying that you are dissatisfied with their product and will look elsewhere in the future. Otherwise they will keep pushing the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-06-2021, 07:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 780
Posted By Charlie Stephens
Re: Fan Blade orientation

I'm not sure if I agree with you. If the fan is backwards it will try and blow air forward through the radiator stopping much of the incoming air and that will result in overheating at cruising...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-06-2021, 11:06 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 446
Posted By Charlie Stephens
Re: Rims for 1931 Model A

The '40-'48 will work but an adapter is required on the stock mechanical brakes. Can we assume you still have the Model A mechanical brakes?

Charlie Stephens
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-05-2021, 11:28 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,300
Posted By Charlie Stephens
Re: Posting pictures

And when it is removed from the off site location it vanishes from Fordbarn. Doesn't sound like a very good plan.

Charlie Stephens
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-01-2021, 08:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 851
Posted By Charlie Stephens
Re: flywheel info

I would look for another machinist. I have it in the back of mind that one of the prints contained errors so you might compare a couple.

Charlie Stephens
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-29-2021, 02:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 990
Posted By Charlie Stephens
Re: 1935 16 spoked rims

Be sure to check the date code on the tires before you go too far.

Charlie Stephens
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-29-2021, 02:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 742
Posted By Charlie Stephens
Re: 32 ford ooga horn

Try to find a swap in the wanted or for sale section. Probably easier than modifying yours.

Charlie Stephens
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-25-2021, 01:36 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,071
Posted By Charlie Stephens
Re: 1932 Ford 3 widow coupe

Remember to tell the spring shop the spring has a curve to clear the rear end when viewed from the top. You might also try a wanted ad, either for a complete rebuilt spring or for individual leafs...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-25-2021, 12:51 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 676
Posted By Charlie Stephens
Re: Starter fuse Question ??

I recommended a fuse for my friends Model A. He gave me a "yah I will think about it" response. As we were closing his garage I told him I thought I saw smoke. I finally convinced him I was...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-25-2021, 12:22 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,071
Posted By Charlie Stephens
Re: 1932 Ford 3 widow coupe

Are you doing a restoration or street rod? I think Posies have a teflon button on the end of the leaf. I don't know if they make a stock one. Can a spring shop rearch yours?

Charlie Stephens
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-23-2021, 06:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 543
Posted By Charlie Stephens
Re: Short Pitman Arm Question

A longer pitman arm would make the steering harder, something you don't want.

Charlie Stephens
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-21-2021, 01:10 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,196
Posted By Charlie Stephens
Re: Model A Auto Transmission

Several people have done an automatic transmission for the same reason you have. Search the archives for "automatic transmission" Use advanced search so you can restrict your search to Model A's. ...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-17-2021, 07:30 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,556
Posted By Charlie Stephens
Re: Clutch replacement, 1932 Coupe

Does the engine have the anti-chatter rods attached? How about a photo of them?

Charlie Stephens
Forum: Questions & Suggestions 03-17-2021, 11:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 200
Posted By Charlie Stephens
Re: Wanted

I still show it using my desktop Mac. I wonder if your hardware is causing a problem?
Charlie Stephens
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-14-2021, 01:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 701
Posted By Charlie Stephens
Re: Police head

The advantage to using the Model B gasket with the Police head is that it more closely follows the combustion chamber edge and seals the steam vent holes. I agree that you should use the one the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-13-2021, 07:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 701
Posted By Charlie Stephens
Re: Police head

I always used the one intended for a Model B Ford.

Charlie Stephens
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-13-2021, 02:03 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 456
Posted By Charlie Stephens
Re: 32 vs 30-31 radiator different

The filler neck is slightly farther forward on the '32. The brackets to attach the hood hinge are different from the Model A.

Charlie Stephens
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-13-2021, 12:37 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 929
Posted By Charlie Stephens
Re: Model b waterpump

Easy to spot at a swap meet due to the space between the grease fittings.

Charlie Stephens
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