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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 05:58 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 540
Posted By 1955cj5
Re: Sticking Starter Switch

That little plastic insulator insulates the plunger from the flexible copper contact. I don't know what the originals used...mine was missing

It is necessary...there is one in the middle picture I...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-18-2019, 08:22 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 540
Posted By 1955cj5
Re: Sticking Starter Switch

I rebuilt my old switch...just bought a new one and used the internal parts as i wanted to preserve the look of the old switch.

They are pretty simple, but to get all the parts I think you just...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-30-2019, 03:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 216
Posted By 1955cj5
Re: Parking brake interchangeable?

You will need a different tower, as mentioned.

These two pictures show the side mount brake lever and the front mount. Same transmission, different towers...both on a '29.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-26-2019, 01:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 332
Posted By 1955cj5
Re: Rear Spring Clip Bars

Bratton's calls it a bottom plate

https://www.brattons.com/seven-or-8-leaf-rear-spring-center-bottom-plate.html


I have repo's that are maybe three years old and they have worked fine....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-19-2019, 07:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 210
Posted By 1955cj5
Re: ignition switch wiring

It's simply an on-off switch so makes no difference.

Be careful the screws in the back don't contact the gas tank and short out.

I added electrical tape to the tank surface. I added liquid tape...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-18-2019, 12:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 582
Posted By 1955cj5
Re: New clutch - should the throw out bearing disengage?

You can adjust pedal freeplay by screwing the clutch pedal adjusting yoke in or out of the trunion.

Look at page 1-69 in Les Andrews' book.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-17-2019, 07:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 355
Posted By 1955cj5
Re: crank gear

"The correct timing mark on the crank gear is right at the keyway ."


Here is a picture..Model A engine.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-13-2019, 03:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 701
Posted By 1955cj5
Re: model a engine jumps time

Another thought...the cam itself has teeth on the bottom...perhaps yours is worn?


https://www.brattons.com/distributor-cam.html



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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-13-2019, 02:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 701
Posted By 1955cj5
Re: model a engine jumps time

Make sure you have the washers under the cam screw....the cam may be moving on the shaft...


https://www.brattons.com/distributor-cam-screw-with-hole.html


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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-12-2019, 05:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 451
Posted By 1955cj5
Re: Engine stand adapter question

Another way to go is to weld a good sized nut to the stand, and make a "T" handle with the bolt to lock the adapter where you want it..
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-12-2019, 04:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 475
Posted By 1955cj5
Re: Push down ignition switch

That switch works well and resembles the original once installed. I have one and it has a nice solid click with a detent in the "on" position. It is only an on/off switch that resembles the original....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-07-2019, 06:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 406
Posted By 1955cj5
Re: Pulling the instrument cluster . . .

Disconnect the battery first!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-06-2019, 10:33 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 875
Posted By 1955cj5
Re: Carburetor leak . . .

There is a small hole back there....that screw is an air-bleed adjustment and the hole is the air source.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-04-2019, 10:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 410
Posted By 1955cj5
Re: Sparking at starter switch

Here is a picture of a repro switch I robbed the internal parts from to rebuild my original.

You can see the cardboard insulator and also the plastic insulator that fits into the plunger and...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-04-2019, 02:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 777
Posted By 1955cj5
Re: Is a gasket needed between transmission and bell housing?

Show a picture....be clear, do you mean engine and flywheel housing or between clutch housing and transmission...???

The picture shows the back of the engine where the flywheel housing attaches..a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-26-2019, 02:09 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,680
Posted By 1955cj5
Re: Clutch pedal

Do you have a picture?

Here is a picture of my old repaired arm and the new replacement....sorry no measurement right now...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-24-2019, 10:01 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,206
Posted By 1955cj5
Re: Brake feel . . .

Randy runs it now...you can't go wrong. Mine work very well. Give him a call.

https://www.fordbarn.com/forum/showthread.php?t=266646
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-23-2019, 07:30 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,680
Posted By 1955cj5
Re: Clutch pedal

I don't know if this will apply to your situation, but there are different clutch release shafts. Page 509 of the service bulletins book mentions the two and advises "not to mix them", quoted from...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-05-2019, 02:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 374
Posted By 1955cj5
Re: headlight wireing

Do you mean to go back to original?

The rubber insulator is marked to correspond with the wire color.

What do you have now?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-30-2019, 10:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 548
Posted By 1955cj5
Re: Firewall Date

And yet another......
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-30-2019, 07:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 548
Posted By 1955cj5
Re: Firewall Date

This is where mine is....the steering column is to the left of the picture....the date is stamped up-side-down...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-17-2019, 10:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 924
Posted By 1955cj5
Re: How to install a new ignition switch?

Welcome to The Barn!

Your instrument panel should have a cup on the backside. That cup will have three holes in it for the three screws in the switch collar.

Also, you may want to screw the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-04-2019, 09:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 637
Posted By 1955cj5
Re: 1930 Model A. Runs great for about 15 minutes

If your gas cap is not venting properly you may be developing a vacuum in the gas tank after running for a few minutes.

Next time it dies try loosening the fuel cap and see if it restarts for...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-29-2019, 02:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 438
Posted By 1955cj5
Re: 29 ccpu sun visor cover

There is a sheet metal strip for each side with holes for the tabs as you mentioned. The tabs go through the fabric and then the strips help hold everything in place.

I don't remember where I got...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-24-2019, 03:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 374
Posted By 1955cj5
Re: 1929 Coupe block placement

I see what you mean......I guess I would talk to whomever you bought the block kit from and see if they offer the longer block....I don't suppose you have the old blocks?
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