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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 07:17 AM
Replies: 6
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Posted By john in illinois
Re: 1949 Ford Starter

I just unscrew the 2 bolts until they are out of block and leave them in the starter.. Helps keep things together. The bolts hold the starter to the block and also hold the starter together.

You...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-09-2021, 04:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 616
Posted By john in illinois
Re: Getting 31 Coupe doors to stay closed !!

The body flexes normally. You need to adjust or modify the latches so they engage more than the flexing. They will stay closed then. As mentioned rebuild all parts to original quality.

John
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-09-2021, 04:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 723
Posted By john in illinois
Re: New floor boards and battery

I used Baltic Burch plywood for my AV8 roadster. It was wonderful to work with.
I made rhe seat back and floorboards.

A friend makes classic Church pipe organs and told me he uses Baltic for the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-07-2021, 04:26 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,264
Posted By john in illinois
Re: Steering Box 7 tooth vs 2 Tooth vs F100

I vote for a properly rebuilt 2 tooth. Need round steering balls and a tight front end for either one.

John
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-06-2021, 04:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 707
Posted By john in illinois
Re: ignition

My friends that have one say “I only had one go bad because of some reason and now it is reliable” Leave key on,faulty ground etc.

John
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-05-2021, 04:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 620
Posted By john in illinois
Re: 1928 drive shaft removal

If you heat around the the pinion case,it often makes it come out easier.
Just hear from a propanes torch. This makes it easier to put together also.

John
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-05-2021, 04:14 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 945
Posted By john in illinois
Re: Brake Conundrum

Either brake system is going to take time instal. I would spend the time on hydraulic myself if the rear brakes are done well.

John
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-04-2021, 04:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 349
Posted By john in illinois
Re: Happy Easter everyone!

Happy Easter all.



John
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-03-2021, 04:41 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,323
Posted By john in illinois
Re: Cross country in a Model A preview

My wife and I drove from Illinois to Glacier park in Montana. A 4,000 mile trip.
We enjoyed every minute. We took our 30 Tudor with overdrive and hydraulic brakes. No breakdowns. Had to adjust front...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-03-2021, 04:18 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 643
Posted By john in illinois
Re: Alternatives to the spring-loaded LT connection at distributor?

I removed the armored cable an hooked a primary wire to contact on the screw in
end of the pipe. It is easier to judge how far to screw it in without having to turn that armored casing. I ran the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-29-2021, 04:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 581
Posted By john in illinois
Re: rear axle bearing lube

Here is the one I use. Reproduction of a KR Wilson.



John
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-28-2021, 04:30 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,354
Posted By john in illinois
Re: Synders radiator vs stock

A friend bought Snyders economy radiator due his mistake in ordering.
He had overheating problems with a newley rebuilt engine. He thought he had bought the premium.
Maybe you got a cheap one
...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-24-2021, 04:30 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,772
Posted By john in illinois
Re: Comprehesive howto for brakes?

If you want a comprehensive howto,you need to take apart all brake parts and inspect Les A ndrews first book will explain step by steo what you need to do to to have good brakes. The last thing you...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-20-2021, 04:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 716
Posted By john in illinois
Re: Radius rod ball kit

Th rubber ball deteriorates from oil in Model A. Works fine in V8 since there is no oil.
Probably change it often as they tend to soften and crumble.


John
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-19-2021, 04:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 512
Posted By john in illinois
Re: Short shaft for distributor

Great have a nice trip.

John
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-19-2021, 04:57 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,382
Posted By john in illinois
Re: Hot Ammeter!

I am thinking of switching to a voltmeter due to the risk of fire with the ammeter.

John
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-19-2021, 12:48 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,070
Posted By john in illinois
Re: Is there any concern using modern day oil say 10W30 in a 1951 ford 6 cylinder eng

I was around when synthetic oil was starting to be used in the early 80s.Our shop used Amsoil and it did tend to leak.

They quickly found out that it needed a change to keep seals soft. They...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-19-2021, 06:26 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 896
Posted By john in illinois
Re: 3.54 vs 3.25

I am very happy with 3.25s in my lighter roadster. I do have the low first and second. It has plenty of torque in 3rd ,which surprised me.Schneider 248F cam.
It sounds like your car would pull just...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-16-2021, 04:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 704
Posted By john in illinois
Re: Has Anyone Used Ready Strip to Clean a Gastank

I have not taken tanks to redistrip, however I have taken engines and it removes all babbit. I would think solder in tank would be danaged.

We have one in Indianapolis, if still there.

John
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-16-2021, 04:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 683
Posted By john in illinois
Re: Head Stud Q...

You might helcoil and use standard studs.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-06-2021, 05:23 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,209
Posted By john in illinois
Re: What is Engine 'Break-in'??

Bud ,I think the tappets are continually oiled from the oil pump. It pumps oil out into the valve chamber , out the side drain pipe and to the timing cover.


John
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-05-2021, 05:36 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,209
Posted By john in illinois
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-01-2021, 05:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 745
Posted By john in illinois
Re: New mini-video: JB Weld ExtremeHeat

Thanks for taking the time to make the video.



John
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-28-2021, 05:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 620
Posted By john in illinois
Re: 1928 drive shaft removal

See post # 4 for link to instructions


John
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-28-2021, 05:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 531
Posted By john in illinois
Re: 28 model a roadster front window sill

I put a positive stop for the windshield on my Roadster.

John
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