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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-29-2020, 01:04 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,611
Posted By Pilotdave
Re: Hard Brake Pedal - Update on Post #9

jb-ob, thanks for your input.

So you are saying that I could restore the surface of the existing linings by doing a little sanding.....I will try it and see if I can now lock the drum with the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-28-2020, 09:50 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,611
Posted By Pilotdave
Re: Hard Brake Pedal - Update on Post #9

Hi Paul. Nice to hear from you!

I THINK it's possible that one of the problems is caused by the glazed linings. I don't see how the original hard brake pedal would be related to that, but then I...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-28-2020, 08:04 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,611
Posted By Pilotdave
Re: Hard Brake Pedal - Update on Post #9

jb-ob, thanks for your input! A couple of things:

1. After installing the new shoe I kept checking the drum as I tightened the adjusting wedge and could feel it progress through stages from free...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-27-2020, 06:28 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,611
Posted By Pilotdave
Re: Hard Brake Pedal - Update on Post #9

Hope everyone had a good Thanksgiving!

My investigation continues. I replaced one shoe on the RF brake with one I happened to have in stock. This a new shoe with an untouched woven lining with...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-25-2020, 07:45 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,611
Posted By Pilotdave
Re: Hard Brake Pedal - Update on Post #9

You're welcome, Neil. I believe that explaining outcomes and fixes is an important part of a forum like this one.

That said, I have been strongly advised that the inability to lock up the drums by...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-24-2020, 09:17 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,611
Posted By Pilotdave
Re: Hard Brake Pedal - Update on Post #9

Yesterday I replaced the adjuster wedges and adjuster shafts on both front brakes. The adjuster wedges were both badly worn. I can adjust the brakes from free-wheeling to significant friction - but...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-23-2020, 07:57 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,611
Posted By Pilotdave
Re: Hard Brake Pedal - Update on Post #9

jb-ob....I agree with you about adjusting the brakes, but how would a worn adjusting wedge affect setting the brake rods? I plan to pull the wedge out for an inspection this morning....if it looks...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-22-2020, 06:42 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,611
Posted By Pilotdave
Re: Hard Brake Pedal - Update on Post #9

Brent - thanks for your suggestion; the wedge moves smoothly - no binding.

I also checked the cross shaft for any binding or looseness at the bushings - there's no binding - the shaft turns...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-22-2020, 10:47 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,611
Posted By Pilotdave
Re: Hard Brake Pedal - Update on Post #9

Interesting point, Will. I'll investigate.....I'm looking at the photo in the Andrews book which shows the clevis offset from the centerline of the arm and nearer to the backing plate than to the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-22-2020, 07:47 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,611
Posted By Pilotdave
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-21-2020, 06:18 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,611
Posted By Pilotdave
Re: Hard Brake Pedal - Update on Post #9

nkaminar, I believe the problem is in the front. I'll pull the front drums and check.

Will, I checked the rear brake levers. They, as well as the photos in Andrews Vol I, have the clevis angled...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-21-2020, 02:04 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,611
Posted By Pilotdave
Re: Hard Brake Pedal - Update on Post #9

nkaminar and Will - thanks for your suggestions. I did check both front brakes with rods disconnected at the brake levers and front wheels off the ground - I can spin the wheels and instantly stop...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-21-2020, 12:17 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,611
Posted By Pilotdave
Re: Hard Brake Pedal - Update on Post #9

Thanks, katy. I've watched the cross shaft while my spouse was working the brake pedal - no interference to the cross shaft motion.

Dave
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-21-2020, 12:02 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,611
Posted By Pilotdave
Re: Hard Brake Pedal

Here's an update. Today I enlisted the aid of my spouse to help me with a static test. She sat in the car and worked the brake pedal while I was underneath checking clearances and connecting various...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-20-2020, 08:00 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,611
Posted By Pilotdave
Re: Hard Brake Pedal

Thanks Marshall and JB-OB. I will check the cross shaft. Would a sagging tranny explain why the hard pedal disappears when only the front or rear brake rods are connected to the cross shaft?

Dave
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-20-2020, 05:40 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,611
Posted By Pilotdave
Hard Brake Pedal - Update on Post #9

I am wrestling with a hard brake pedal issue. I decided to replace the steel drums in the car with cast iron in 2017. Drums were centered and turned. Shoes arced to the drums. System has been...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-27-2020, 07:24 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,695
Posted By Pilotdave
Re: New engine - intermittent backfiring - stuck valve?

Fuel cap suggestions might be correct. A car on a recent tour had similar symptoms. Loosened the cap and the problem went away. Worth a check.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-23-2020, 05:01 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,637
Posted By Pilotdave
Re: International Model A Ford Day

The Worcester County Model A Club ran a tour to the Quabbin Reservoir and the Hardwick Winery. 16 A's, 1 "modern" '49 Ford and more than 30 participants. We enjoyed a socially distanced picnic at the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-19-2019, 04:25 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,994
Posted By Pilotdave
Re: Repop Ammeter Junk

Are there any features that distinguish an original ammeter from a well-used repro?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-10-2019, 02:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 912
Posted By Pilotdave
Re: Uploading Files

I'm not sure what the file size limit is, but those sound too large. Try resizing them on your PC (Paint is one program that will do it; there are other ways.) to, say, 25% of their original size....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-05-2019, 09:11 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,796
Posted By Pilotdave
Re: Toe-in tools - easy and accurate

Cave - thanks for the idea!
Forum: Model-A 07-18-2019, 08:39 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 474
Posted By Pilotdave
"AMES" Swing Arm Support Lever - Heinz #1

Looking for a swing arm support lever for a Heinz Ha-C2 wiper unit. Distance between holes is 2" on center. "AMES" stamped on one side. Photo below. PM or text/call me at seven seven 4 - two nine...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-16-2019, 10:40 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,455
Posted By Pilotdave
Re: Headlight Puzzle

Thanks, Badpuppy and Kurt. My slots are where they belong and my bulbs are recent repros.

I'm happy to report that the problem is fixed. This morning I realized that the issues I described in #9...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-15-2019, 09:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,195
Posted By Pilotdave
Re: I need help

Hermitage, PA looks to be about 30 miles west of the intersection of I-80 and I-79 and roughly the same distance east of Youngstown, Ohio. Hopefully there are some Forum members near him who could...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-15-2019, 09:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,455
Posted By Pilotdave
Re: Headlight Puzzle

I have measured the reflectors as suggested. There's about 1/16" difference with the shorter measurement on the top side, suggesting that these Bratton reflectors are as advertised.

I also...
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