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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-22-2020, 01:15 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,566
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: 1,117
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: 1,448
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: 1,120
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: 513
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: 467
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: 59
Views: 2,812
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: 416
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: 1,531
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: 614
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: 1,377
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: 864
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: 592
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: 554
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: 846
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: 1,751
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: 248
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: 805
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: 2,281
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: 805
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: 805
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: 805
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: 451
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: 823
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: 1,031
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...
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