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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-20-2021, 11:08 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 660
Posted By GRutter
Re: Model A Shock

Your base has an 8-Pie design, definitely not Model A.
Also the tapered bottom edge of the cover with no lock ring.
My guess would be 32 Model B - but I'll have to defer to the experts there....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-20-2021, 08:52 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 660
Posted By GRutter
Re: Model A Shock

Please attach a picture.

From your description, this may not be a Model A shock.
I'm not aware of ANY original shock that had "Patent Applied For" stamped on the cover.

And there is no lock...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-15-2021, 10:26 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 949
Posted By GRutter
Re: Painting black insert in 30/31 instrument panel

Please 'splain it publicly. I thought it was a valid question and we can all learn from it. Most of us rely on the judging standards for guidance
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-23-2021, 10:09 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,078
Posted By GRutter
Re: Fs ignitions

This made me smile. You have good friends :)
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-15-2021, 10:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 434
Posted By GRutter
Re: Door latches

Same latches were used on Coupe & Tudor. I like the originals better than repo.
ebay is another source for originals... I see them turn up there occasionally.
Chuck Kuntz had some listed for sale...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-13-2021, 10:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 445
Posted By GRutter
Re: Lower bearing and flange assembly 7 tooth

Yes, I would think it should be fine.
At the angle of the steering box, that entire lower bearing is immersed in lube.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-13-2021, 12:12 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 852
Posted By GRutter
Re: pops, slips, drops out of second gear

I always heard that the MARC gears were good (I have no first-hand experience using anything but original gears). But you still might have too much play with the gears on the main shaft.
Several...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-12-2021, 11:49 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,101
Posted By GRutter
Re: Fog Light Switch Help

I believe the switch itself was illuminated.
Hooked up to the tail-lights so that anytime the lights were on, the switch would illuminate. Might want to check to see if it has a bulb in it, and if...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-12-2021, 11:38 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,058
Posted By GRutter
Re: AutoLite heater install

It looks like you have a firewall hole placement for an otwell heater, but have an AutoLite exhaust manifold on your vehicle.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-12-2021, 12:07 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 339
Posted By GRutter
Re: Steering Box Adjustment

Thank you for the original source and properly crediting them.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-11-2021, 11:57 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,268
Posted By GRutter
Re: Reducing Steering Free Play

Quote "Is that 1.25" free-play in just the box or total ? If total thats not too bad. If just the box, it should be better/less."

I am soooo confused. We are talking about OP's steering and...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-11-2021, 11:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 339
Posted By GRutter
Re: Steering Box Adjustment

Here is what I have in my collection. Would like to credit the author for this, but not sure where or who it originally came from.
It sounds like the article you are referring to.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-11-2021, 11:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 445
Posted By GRutter
Re: Lower bearing and flange assembly 7 tooth

If it's not in the correct position, it has to be the lower plate.
See this image (from Snyders) showing how the alignment of the plate and lower bearing determines the slot position for the light...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-10-2021, 11:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 852
Posted By GRutter
Re: pops, slips, drops out of second gear

You have eliminated the tower / forks / detents etc by swapping the tower.

My guess would be either some poor quality repro gears, or too much clearance in the sliding gears on the main shaft.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-09-2021, 06:43 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,268
Posted By GRutter
Re: Reducing Steering Free Play

Ed
Movement of that magnitude should be fairly easy to spot. Top to bottom, the kingpin bushings would be suspect and/or wheel bearings.

If you eliminated the steering box as a source of free...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-05-2021, 10:47 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,003
Posted By GRutter
Re: Where do I go from here??

If you don't have a garage to store it in, you might look into the mini-storage facilities in your area. That car should not be left outside.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-05-2021, 10:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,150
Posted By GRutter
Re: Horn, for what?

Picture isn't clear enough to determine what those are, or what they are made of.

At first glance I thought they might be the horn terminal connectors, but those should be soldered to the ends of...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-05-2021, 10:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 353
Posted By GRutter
Re: order of assembly

How about this
http://jmodela.coffeecup.com/assembly.html
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-05-2021, 09:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 577
Posted By GRutter
Re: Cause of Blow By

There will always be some amount of blow-by past the rings.
They are never seated end-to-end to prevent 100% of blow-by. It's normal.
Also normal is that the crankcase is a torrent of oil and oil...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-05-2021, 01:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,150
Posted By GRutter
Re: Horn, for what?

Vern -
A picture would be helpful
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-03-2021, 07:17 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,416
Posted By GRutter
Re: Signs, back in the day

Right Turn on Red...
Do you remember when "Right Turn on Red" was NOT allowed at intersections
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-01-2021, 03:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 756
Posted By GRutter
Re: 31 Universal Joint is it original or repro

Most of the "reproduction" parts don't have identification markings cast into the components, and the castings appear "rougher".
The part number is xx-7900 to fit 1928-1948 vehicles. NOS parts...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-01-2021, 11:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 756
Posted By GRutter
Re: 31 Universal Joint is it original or repro

Appears original. In some of the reproductions the yoke is too square, not allowing it to fit within the housing correctly.

There should be NO rotational play on the splines or bushings.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-01-2021, 11:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 548
Posted By GRutter
Re: Modern Grease For Steering Gears

Don't fill your steering box with grease, then top it off with gear oil, as suggested in a prior post.
The grease is pushed out of the way, and at that point the grease serves no further purpose....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-01-2021, 11:04 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 907
Posted By GRutter
Re: Engine heat in cold weather

What you are saying is not possible.
Think of the radiator, and the heater, as a heat exchanger. The efficiency of a heat exchanger is a function of the size, number of tubes, number of fins,...
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