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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-09-2021, 09:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 599
Posted By Paul Bjarnason
Re: aluminum radiators

I bought one, but I have not yet installed it. It appears to be a fine radiator with beautiful craftsmanship. Nice looking welds.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-16-2020, 08:15 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 6,286
Posted By Paul Bjarnason
Re: 16" Wheels

Thanks. That's what I was looking for, i.e., confirmation that a tire spec'd for 5" - 6" wide wheels would work O.K. on a 1935 Ford wheel which is only 4" wide. I don't want the tires popping off...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-15-2020, 07:46 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 6,286
Posted By Paul Bjarnason
Re: 16" Wheels

For my '29 Tudor I want to use a set of 1935 16" wheel and the wheel diameter is 4", as everyone knows. In shopping for radial tires for my 16" wheels, Coker has some nice Excelsior Stahl Sport...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-04-2020, 09:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 411
Posted By Paul Bjarnason
tires for 1935 16" wheels

I am putting 1935 Ford 16" wheels on my '29 Tudor and am about to buy some tires for it. The car as a warmed up Model A motor from Schwalms and Lincoln brakes, so I'm hoping to be able to safely go...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-26-2020, 07:33 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 554
Posted By Paul Bjarnason
Ford vintage wheels

Folks - Someone did a very nice rundown on vintage Ford wheels, wheel sizes and fitment by years, but I cannot seem to locate it. Can anyone link me to it? Thanks in advance. Bj
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-24-2020, 08:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 648
Posted By Paul Bjarnason
Re: 15 X 7" wire wheels

Thank you for the advice gents. I have decided to get my '35 wheels painted, not powder coated. We'll see how it works out. Thanks, again. Bj
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-23-2020, 08:30 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,981
Posted By Paul Bjarnason
Re: Virus time off from school

In Prince William County Virginia, my 11th grade grand daughter was sent home with no school work to do -- zip, zero, nada.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-22-2020, 06:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 648
Posted By Paul Bjarnason
15 X 7" wire wheels

I have a set of '35 Ford wire wheels but it would cost $150 per wheel to get them re-done in powder coat and they are very old and need some metal work. Right now, Jegs has a sale on 15" X 7" wire...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-20-2019, 09:41 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,932
Posted By Paul Bjarnason
Re: Shock Absorbers

Setting aside the philosophical question of maintaining strict originality, setting your car up for a set of modern tubular shocks would be a good idea, because they work better and are much, much...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-19-2019, 08:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 702
Posted By Paul Bjarnason
Re: Settling of the rear spring

Thank you for the input, gentlemen. I think it makes sense to have something between the top of the spring and the cross member, just so it's not metal on metal. After all, even though it's not...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-19-2019, 02:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 702
Posted By Paul Bjarnason
Re: Settling of the rear spring

OK, I was confused, because on page 1-282 of the Les Andrews Vol. 1, under "Installing Rear Spring", paragraph 3, it says: "Cut a 6" strip of body welt to be placed between the spring and cross...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-18-2019, 09:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 702
Posted By Paul Bjarnason
Settling of the rear spring

To install the rear spring on my '29 Tudor, I just put the rear spring "anti-squeek" material on top of my rear spring and synched everything down real good. I don't know the torque I used, but I...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-09-2019, 08:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 911
Posted By Paul Bjarnason
Re: Fuel petcock hard to turn

There is a lubricant designed for fuel valves: "EZ Turn" fuel resistant lubricant. Here is one source:

https://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalog/cspages/ezturnlube.php
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-09-2019, 08:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,403
Posted By Paul Bjarnason
Re: Is a gasket needed between transmission and bell housing?

Thanks to all for your replies. I will cut off the top of the gasket for when I install the shift tower. Best. Bj
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-04-2019, 03:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,403
Posted By Paul Bjarnason
Re: Is a gasket needed between transmission and bell housing?

Yes, it's the gasket on the far right. I was unable to upload a picture of my gasket, but the one on the right is it. I'm talking about Bob C's picture of several gaskets.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-04-2019, 03:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,403
Posted By Paul Bjarnason
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-04-2019, 12:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,403
Posted By Paul Bjarnason
Is a gasket needed between transmission and bell housing?

I have just installed the entire drive train in my '29 Tudor, including my new Mitchell transmission. Then, unfortunately, I just noticed that Mitchell sent me a gasket which is supposed to go...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-10-2019, 08:49 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,679
Posted By Paul Bjarnason
Re: New Radiator, Berg vs Brassworks

I have not yet used it, but for $350 I acquired a 3-row aluminum radiator from China. Ordered it off of Ebay. Took about 6 weeks to get it. It looks really good. The manufacturer even painted it...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-10-2019, 08:45 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,094
Posted By Paul Bjarnason
Re: Two piece crank shaft pulley

Hi Jim -


This was an interesting thread. Thanks to all.


I am going with the notion that: "if it ain't broke, don't fix it" or - maybe: "if Henry put it in there, don't change it!"

...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-09-2019, 10:39 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,094
Posted By Paul Bjarnason
Two piece crank shaft pulley

Just read an article in the "Restorer" by Fred Binkley which recommends a two-piece crank shaft pulley, instead of a stock one-piece, because they may be removed without having to lift the motor so...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-05-2019, 09:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,223
Posted By Paul Bjarnason
Re: Measuring carrier bearing preload

I agree with going to the low side of the pre-load setting. When I first set up my pinion pre-load I used 20 lbs like the manual says. But, it was too tight, as the bearing seemed to grab. I...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-24-2019, 08:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 965
Posted By Paul Bjarnason
compressor water and moisture extractor

It's getting humid out this time of year. My compressor is spitting out water. I cannot imagine doing any painting with this situation. I have no need to oil air tools, as I have electric impact...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-20-2019, 08:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,546
Posted By Paul Bjarnason
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-20-2019, 08:45 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,107
Posted By Paul Bjarnason
Re: Radiator Recommendation

I bought a 3-row aluminum radiator from China for $350. They painted it black for me at no extra charge. I have not yet run the car, but it looks to be a perfect fit.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-20-2019, 08:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,586
Posted By Paul Bjarnason
Re: Ideal 16" wheel

Charlie - OK, I just updated my profile as you suggested. Thanks for the suggestion. Bj
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