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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 01:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 409
Posted By ursus
Re: Model A flywheel repair

I met a guy at the Portland Swap Meet some years ago who told me that he was always on the lookout for flywheel housings that were of Canadian origin. He claimed that the Canada-made housings were a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-14-2021, 07:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 273
Posted By ursus
Re: 1930 Running Board removal

Big Hammer has the right idea. Unfortunately, this is one of those "in for a penny, out for a pound" projects because I started with an effort to adjust the driver's door alignment and the running...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-14-2021, 12:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 273
Posted By ursus
Re: 1930 Running Board removal

The previous owner had already done that. He welded the bracket directly to the frame and now the bracket is breaking in half just below the weld. It was a messy repair that I think needs a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-14-2021, 12:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 273
Posted By ursus
1930 Running Board removal

I just found that one of the driver's side running board support brackets is cracked and breaking loose. I need to replace that bracket but first the running board has to come off. This is not...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-06-2021, 10:14 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 728
Posted By ursus
Re: Wheel bearing preload

This is all you need to know to prevent having the preload too tight, period.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-06-2021, 02:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 282
Posted By ursus
Re: Wiring Harness 28-29 versus 30-31

Thanks again, bobbader!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-06-2021, 01:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 290
Posted By ursus
Re: Split window regulator shaft

That explains it! Thanks, bobbader!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-06-2021, 01:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 282
Posted By ursus
Re: Wiring Harness 28-29 versus 30-31

I am aware of the evolution of the Model A lighting systems from 1928 onward. However, if there is "no distinction as to model year" I am curious as to why the vendors list different part numbers and...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-06-2021, 01:36 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,137
Posted By ursus
Re: Starting the Model A with a crank

Meanwhile, the 1932-34 Model B engine with an initial timing set at 19 degrees BTDC came with a hand crank and instructions for using it to start the engine. I have been told by others that they were...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-06-2021, 01:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 290
Posted By ursus
Re: Split window regulator shaft

I have the same questions with my 1931 coupe, which had no crank handles when I acquired it. How did Ford secure the crank handles on cars with the split shaft? On mine the split shaft shows no signs...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-05-2021, 10:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 282
Posted By ursus
Re: Wiring Harness 28-29 versus 30-31

So how does one tell the difference?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-05-2021, 08:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 282
Posted By ursus
Wiring Harness 28-29 versus 30-31

The vendors list wiring harnesses for 1928-29 as different from those for 1930-31. I need to replace one in my 1931 standard coupe and have an NORS Twolite harness that has no markings that indicate...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-03-2021, 11:39 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 907
Posted By ursus
Re: Added HP for 2nd carb and header?

Excellent explanation of scavenging, nkaminar! The level of restriction in the muffler has to have considerable effect on limiting the negative pulse.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-31-2021, 05:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 682
Posted By ursus
Re: NO Oil Return Block History

No pictures as my engine is all buttoned up. My notes from the rebuild show two 11/16 inch holes in the floor of the valve chamber, in the middle of the area between the fore and aft cylinder pairs...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-30-2021, 01:24 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 682
Posted By ursus
Re: NO Oil Return Block History

After abandoning the block design that incorporated oil drainage holes in the floor of the valve chamber, Ford brought it back for the Model B block. I have wondered about the thought process behind...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-28-2021, 11:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 490
Posted By ursus
Re: juice brakes on model A

Or, as I have seen on a number of conversions, the rear shock mount ball is cut off to make room for the wheel cylinder, the backing plate is mounted in the normal orientation, and tube shocks are...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-27-2021, 10:12 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 921
Posted By ursus
Re: Check those belts

In many parts of North America, the fan belt could be removed in November and replaced in April, with no loss of cooling capacity, a faster warm-up, and at least 1 more horsepower. Just saying,...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-25-2021, 12:44 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,141
Posted By ursus
Re: Old moving van on roof of U-haul building

U-Haul only rented trailers - never vans - until fairly recently. Just after WWII, my father began working for the Texas Company (now Texaco) as a sales manager in the Oregon and Washington, where...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-15-2021, 04:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 870
Posted By ursus
Re: no advice needed, but I am curious

A couple years ago, while stopped at a small market in hardscrabble Eastern Oregon, I watched as a guy walked out with a sixer of beer, opened the door of a 1940's Chevrolet pickup, pulled out a hand...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-11-2021, 11:59 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,623
Posted By ursus
Re: Model B Distributor in a Model A

The OP says he has a Model B distributor. If it has the Model B cam, then the dwell should be 42-43 degrees. The stock Model A distributor cam will have less dwell, at 32-33 degrees. Many are now...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-01-2021, 04:49 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 48,735
Posted By ursus
Re: Paint A Car With Rustoleum?

ronn, please note that Floetrol is for use with water-based latex paint and wouldn't be compatible with Rustoleum.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-20-2021, 10:49 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 921
Posted By ursus
Re: Model B bell housing numbers

Not to mention all the B-engines produced for industrial applications where the blocks were stamped by the end-user with numbers that devolved from their own operational asset designations. Out...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-18-2021, 07:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 586
Posted By ursus
Re: The smell of gas

I had a carb that weeped gas to no avail. Turned out to be a faint hairline crack in the base of the bowl caused by overzealous tightening of the bottom plug. The crack was only evident when the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-16-2021, 11:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 784
Posted By ursus
Re: Broken Venturi

Zenith venturies tend to become stuck in either the top or bottom half of the carburetor. Efforts to remove them may cause damage when it was probably better to leave them stuck in place and move on...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-08-2021, 03:41 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,795
Posted By ursus
Re: Oil grooves

I should clarify that my earlier comment regarding lack of grooves on Model B engine with 40,000 miles of use applies only to the lower caps. The upper caps did have singles grooves per the Ford...
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