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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-17-2021, 05:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 514
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Re: 1931 valve cover gasket question

The Model B engines were cast with a number pad like the Model A but no numbers were stamped in that location. Your engine was likely a replacement for the original and the pad was stamped by the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-16-2021, 01:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 370
Posted By ursus
Re: U-Joint rebuild

You have to release the tension from the spring. Mount the U-joint securely in a vice and place a chisel over the center of the spring clip and give it a solid rap with a hammer. The spring clip...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-01-2021, 02:10 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,959
Posted By ursus
Re: Old sayings

We grow too soon old and too late smart.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-01-2021, 12:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 469
Posted By ursus
Re: Modern Grease For Steering Gears

Some guys are using John Deere Corn Head Grease because of its thixotropic property, which sounds perfect for the steering gear. However, note that it is a polyurea type grease and is listed as...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-29-2020, 03:11 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,003
Posted By ursus
Re: Mode A Piston expander/ knurling tool to Buy

Which side of the piston is considered the thrust side?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-26-2020, 07:07 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,908
Posted By ursus
Re: Signs, back in the day

In an auto repair garage near my childhood home:

Tune-up Service:
Points and plugs pitted - $10
Plugs and pits pointed - $10
Pits and points plugged - $10
Get all three for $25.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-30-2020, 10:51 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,356
Posted By ursus
Re: Starter Mechanism

And yet the Model B engine with 19 degrees of initial advance was supplied with a starting crank. I have had several guys tell me that they have started such an engine with the crank without...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-23-2020, 02:10 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,053
Posted By ursus
Re: Remove sludge from bottom of gas tank

Let me emphasize Ronn's directive to have the shop vac on BLOW! Full suction on a flammable vapor will turn that shop vac into a bomb. I saw this first-hand and it was a miracle that nobody was...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-22-2020, 02:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 340
Posted By ursus
Re: U joint rebuild

Be careful with those C-rings! They are made of spring steel and will fight you when pressing them on. Wear eye protection in case one takes flight and grip it securely so it doesn't get away from...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-13-2020, 07:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,122
Posted By ursus
Re: Loose Pitman Arm

Thanks to all that responded to my query! The sector shaft shank is fully up to the Ford dimension of 0.9375 inches and there is plenty of gap for the pinch so I am just looking at a sector arm that...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-11-2020, 05:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 805
Posted By ursus
Not Model A but Model A Era

Found this today and curious what kind of car this is. The driver charged folks 10 cents for the ride and jump. Times were different then - kids were skinny and more daring.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-10-2020, 03:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,122
Posted By ursus
Loose Pitman Arm

I have a reballed Pitman arm that I bought from a vendor at a swap meet (remember those?) several years ago. When I began to install it I found that it is too loose even after cranking down hard on...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-09-2020, 02:29 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,587
Posted By ursus
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-09-2020, 01:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,082
Posted By ursus
Re: Why are there so many more 1930 grill shells than 1931s?

Unlike the previous models, the '31 shells were assembled from several pieces. With all of the impact and twisting that comes to bear on this part of the car, many of them simply fell apart.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-22-2020, 01:15 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,052
Posted By ursus
Re: Your most useless NOS parts

I have an NOS cluster gear on which they failed to cut the bevels on the second gear section of the cluster. Maybe I can find somebody to take that on.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-14-2020, 12:39 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,367
Posted By ursus
Re: Starter . . . Rebuild or Rebuilt?

What is the secret to removing the end plate bushing?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-06-2020, 09:16 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,717
Posted By ursus
Re: Loud Noise when car decellerates while i n first and second gears

I experienced this problem with a rear axle in which the pinion bearing retainer nuts had come loose. The result was a driveshaft that was no longer fixed in place and was able to move back and forth...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-01-2020, 10:41 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,369
Posted By ursus
Re: "The Eviscerator". Is this OT? Or Almost OT? Or Right On The Money?

Cut the bolts shorter with a hacksaw and mount them with 1/2 inch acorn nuts coated with surgical lubricant. The victim will get a high speed massage and no bleeding.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-18-2020, 07:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 612
Posted By ursus
Re: Axle shims

The working life of an aluminum shim in such a critical area will be sadly short.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-14-2020, 09:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 559
Posted By ursus
Re: Follow up to the "counter weight" thread.

The Model A engine produced by Ford was already reasonably balanced as produced at its 1928 - 1931 era price point. The Volkswagen bug engines produced in the many millions had no counterweights for...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-12-2020, 02:04 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,587
Posted By ursus
Re: Rust Oleum spray cans

One word: Krylon
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-08-2020, 06:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 467
Posted By ursus
Re: U joint disassembly

The bushing retainer clips are made of spring steel and can be difficult to remove. I know of no way to remove them without deforming them to the point that they cannot be used again. The old...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-21-2020, 08:59 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,718
Posted By ursus
Re: Tractor Supply Coil

Bosch makes a 6-volt version of the blue coil that is silver (unpainted steel). It puts out 40,000 - 50,000 volts on 1.2 ohms primary resistance - vollig ausgezeichnet!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-19-2020, 11:07 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 665
Posted By ursus
Re: Interesting No Knock

At least the advertisement doesn't claim that it gives the engine more power.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-14-2020, 11:06 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,580
Posted By ursus
Re: What is driving an A on snow/ice like? Can you add studs to A tyres?

Does anybody remember walnut shell snow tires? Ground up walnut shells were mixed in with the rubber on the tread when the tires manufactured. We found some when cleaning out the garage back in the...
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