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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-20-2020, 07:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 450
Posted By Joe K
Re: identifying rear gear ratio in 1931 model A

Yes, the 9-34 you found refers to the number of gear teeth in the rear differential. Different years, or more accurately have different ratios, this done by varying the gears.

My truck...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-16-2020, 01:01 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,162
Posted By Joe K
Re: Paint recommendations

Plus 1

As I understand it from my restorer buddy from years ago, paint colors are NOT constant. And given the various sources and formulations they use to get to those sources, the same "name"...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-14-2020, 08:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 675
Posted By Joe K
Re: Gap at wishbone to bell housing

The ball retainer assembly is "spring loaded." The ball seat (part directly on the bell housing) should be "close" as in touching. The ball retainer (part on the lower side of the ball) is "free...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-14-2020, 07:34 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 402
Posted By Joe K
Re: Question on power to the light / horn switch

And check your ground from the headlight bar to the frame. The normal path for grounding is all done with likely "fresh painted" connections, i.e. probably a "challenged" connection.

Many...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-13-2020, 02:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 852
Posted By Joe K
Re: PicUp Rear Bumpers

No bumper on rear. Many add them. Your license plate visuality is between you and your constabulary. Many move their license plate to another position.

One suggestion seen is to add...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-13-2020, 12:16 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 663
Posted By Joe K
Re: Drain valve question

And you can't open the top fill and see the water inside?


Perhaps yours is a "pressurized" system? In which case you'll need both a bottom connection AND an upper connection to the gauge.

...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-11-2020, 04:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 671
Posted By Joe K
Re: U joint. How much play is acceptable?

I expressed a concern with my 2011 Ford Ranger Truck now nine years old. You engage the automatic transmission and you can hear a distinct "thunk" as the loose motion is taken up and torque is...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-10-2020, 07:49 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,203
Posted By Joe K
Re: The Battery Game

Too bad. Nearest store to me is in PA and 371 miles away.


Nice thought though. Exide and Edison and Ford were certainly "interconnected."


Joe K
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-10-2020, 04:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 564
Posted By Joe K
Re: 1929 front crossmember

Ford Service Bulletins discusses the new longer bolt page 377 (Sept 1929) and the change in the cross-member pad and the thick "shim" is discussed page 387 (Oct 1929)

At least five different bolt...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-09-2020, 10:01 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 629
Posted By Joe K
Re: Tie rod and drag link rubbing

Some tie rods are hollow with solid ends. Sometimes these can be seen by the "weep holes" on the bottom.

Others are solid all the way through. I have both kinds hanging around here.
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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-09-2020, 09:51 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,815
Posted By Joe K
Re: Juice brakes

I started a hydraulic brake conversion. Bought the "adapter kit" with the rings, bought the used backing plates and drums, even bought the entire front and rear axles from a 1940 Ford (in 1978 it...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-08-2020, 08:02 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 564
Posted By Joe K
Re: 1929 front crossmember

Crossmember. Delete posting of front axle.

Repops work, but not well. Best to find a "cut down" frame from a doodlebug, or a rear-rust-out.

A fellow restorer took the front "half" of a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-07-2020, 08:47 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 877
Posted By Joe K
Re: Timing Issue

If you're finding little difference in manual set of timing - something else is "sub-optimal."

Methinks the issue may be in your timing gear match.

The engineering startup world on finding...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-06-2020, 11:39 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 781
Posted By Joe K
Re: ID motor, think A

Ebay any day of the week, or year can bring you a governor for $89 plus shipping. (Mebbe a hundred all together) There are better deals in both Pierce and Kingston governors both on and off Ebay. ...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-05-2020, 08:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 781
Posted By Joe K
Re: ID motor, think A

Marvel-Schebler Carb. Model A distributor. Kingston Governor. May be an escapee from a gleaner - but the exhaust is Model A.

It may be a "diamond block." I see evidence of the diamond,...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-05-2020, 11:54 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,716
Posted By Joe K
Re: Those were the days....

Finished up as a declaration with "Cornbread are square."

Lived the life (engineer) for 43 years.

"An engineer is a person who will do for one dollar - what any fool would do for two."

This...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-04-2020, 09:55 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,166
Posted By Joe K
Re: Bell housing

This true, but that would be for the Borg-Warner 4-speed. Unless your friend got a "bonus" transmission (this was done factory actually) out of the deal.

Some "commercial" A Fords or cars...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-04-2020, 08:58 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,088
Posted By Joe K
Re: Worn rear axle threads

Not to dispute the bolt manufacturer, the failure phenomenon associated with square discontinuities (like the root of a thread) is known as "stress concentration."

For a simple tensile test, what...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-04-2020, 04:30 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 936
Posted By Joe K
Re: Rear Axle Taper - What It Does

Um. If you "blued" the contact surface and can sustain contact between the pinion and ring gear, your issue with the drivers side drum is not there.

Generally "contact" is the proof of the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-04-2020, 04:18 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,088
Posted By Joe K
Re: Worn rear axle threads

Pete's instruction seem generally spot on - he's welding with material with 100K effective tensile strength (which is probably 80K when the previous 80 percent of yield is considered.) Still, pretty...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-02-2020, 03:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 249
Posted By Joe K
Re: 28/29 AA Truck door glass .

You could try moving the window without the regulator. Should be an easy lift from bottom to top. Not hard to remove the regulator - and with it out of the way you may see more inside the door.
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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-02-2020, 03:41 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 936
Posted By Joe K
Re: Rear Axle Taper - What It Does

Sounding like an issue inside the "pumpkin." Natural tendency is for the spider gears to "push apart" the two axles. Wear in the rear bearings (usually brinelling which usually doesn't affect the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-02-2020, 12:06 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,088
Posted By Joe K
Re: Worn rear axle threads

7/8-14 castle (A21941) which according to the chart referenced above (I still have a tab open on my computer) is...

7/8 Fine: Grade 5 = 355ftlbs - Grade 8 = 501ftlbs

I myself remember...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-02-2020, 09:56 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,088
Posted By Joe K
Re: Worn rear axle threads

I would be afraid of stretching the hub where it jambs onto the shaft taper - not to mention the difficulty in getting it off afterwards.

I've often felt that the shaft nut/thread are somewhere...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-02-2020, 07:11 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 249
Posted By Joe K
Re: 28/29 AA Truck door glass .

The glass channels should be absolutely straight. Ditto the places where they "bed" in the door.

Have you examined the placement of the lifting channel at the bottom? As the door riser...
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