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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-14-2020, 09:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 402
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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: 47
Views: 1,415
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: 337
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: 1,460
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: 579
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: 1,276
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...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-10-2020, 06:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 831
Posted By ursus
Re: Fillister head screw?

Check your steering column clamp piece - it is secured with a couple 5/16 X one inch Fiilister head screws.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-09-2020, 12:41 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 547
Posted By ursus
Re: Torque Tube Bolts

The Model A rear axle design was carried forward to the 1932 Model B, which had a slightly different means of retaining the pinion bearing which allowed for the gasket. The gasket sets are for 28-32...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-09-2020, 12:31 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 515
Posted By ursus
Re: GAV needle threads... unique to this component?

Outside of the Zenith Model A or Model B carb, I have yet to come across any 1/4-24 threads. The matching tap and die sets are available, however.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-02-2020, 03:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 792
Posted By ursus
Re: Fallow up on balance beads

I recall a posting that described the addition of a certain volume of antifreeze into the tube, with the same result as the use of Dynabeads. I have lost track of the posting.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-30-2020, 01:02 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,672
Posted By ursus
Re: Anybody else quit Ebay because of fees and tax?

I couldn't have said it better!

[quote] per gz:

Call me old fashion, but I really miss the days of the Good Ol' Swapmeet. Nothing like clutching a cup of coffee on a chilly morning while...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-29-2020, 10:14 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 213
Posted By ursus
Fuel Gauge Assembly

What is the order of parts assembly for the fuel gauge? I have the gauge body, brass spacers, and cork gasket. There is some conflicting information about this on the web and I found a YouTube...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-28-2020, 10:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 748
Posted By ursus
Re: Steering / Tie Rod Conundrum

Well, as some surmised here, I was probably overthinking this question or
conundrum. The reality is that the rebuilt front axle is sitting in a car without the engine, transmission, or steering...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-19-2020, 07:53 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,142
Posted By ursus
Re: Anyone Ever Built or Even Seen, An Original type Greasing Pit?

Back in the '70's I had a car with a U-joint that was getting noisy and threatening to give out. A neighbor had a pit that he had installed 20 years earlier when he extended his garage. It sure...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-19-2020, 05:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 748
Posted By ursus
Re: Steering / Tie Rod Conundrum

Bob, I'm still confused. If the tracking relationship of the wheels is cattywampus after the tie rod is installed and each rotation of the rod moves the wheels in or out equally, then how can the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-19-2020, 12:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 748
Posted By ursus
Re: Steering / Tie Rod Conundrum

To clarify, I started screwing in the tie rod with 2 turns on the left hand threaded end on the passenger side then screwed in the right hand threaded end into the driver side. Tom Endy says to turn...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-18-2020, 11:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 748
Posted By ursus
Steering / Tie Rod Conundrum

After rebuilding the spindle pins and steering arms I am struggling with getting the two wheels in alignment for setting the toe-in. Following Tom Endy's instructions for installing the tie rod, I...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-15-2020, 11:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 423
Posted By ursus
Re: Tie rod end drag link gasket

Unfortunately, the currently available parts are well designed but poorly sized. I just went through this and found that the metal cap needs some grinding to enlarge the hole to clear the 1 inch...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-15-2020, 08:39 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 780
Posted By ursus
Re: Rear Main Bearing Drain

Note that the OP's modification is on a B engine which, unlike the Model A, has pressure to the mains. The B engine also has several 1/2 inch holes in the floor of the valve chamber so there isn't a...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-11-2020, 03:11 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 951
Posted By ursus
Re: dumb questions

A fellow that had a stock '34 Ford coupe with a Model B engine told me that he has people ask him if it still has the original flathead V8. When he shows them the stock 4-cylinder engine they often...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-11-2020, 01:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 452
Posted By ursus
Re: Mart's Update: 1932 Ford Sedan Project Pt3. Frame paint. Crossmember fit. Rich's

Interesting bit of work from Mart! I am doing much the same with an earlier crossmember that had been installed by a previous owner using carriage bolts (coach bolts in UK?) that were modified in...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-10-2020, 05:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 658
Posted By ursus
Front Wheel Cylinders

I'm replacing my older mechanical brakes with hydraulics from a 1940 Ford. The original front wheel cylinders are rusted out and are of the '39 -'42 type with 1.25 inch bores. I was told that I...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-08-2020, 11:02 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,134
Posted By ursus
Re: King Pin Retaining Bolts

That is what I have read here on the Fordbarn going back a number of years. Can anybody provide documentation as to the fact of a tapered bore in the axle?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-25-2020, 08:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 741
Posted By ursus
Re: Lateral Movement in Transmission Input Shaft

After rereading my answer I thing I misinterpreted your reference to "lateral movement".
There are two possible movements: 1) axial (back and forth, i.e., in and out) movement along the axis of the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-18-2020, 12:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 591
Posted By ursus
Re: removing distrubutor shaft

Yes, same cam and screw arrangement on top and same shafts down below. The '33 would have the Model-B distributor cam.
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