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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-22-2021, 02:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 338
Posted By Conaway2
Re: oil leak

Visual inspection should tell you if the gasket between the rear of the engine block and flywheel housing is either installed backwards or missing. You’ll need a good light to see this.

If the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-16-2021, 11:49 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,113
Posted By Conaway2
Re: Muffler Tail Pipe Attachment

Thanks for all the comments.

I have an original style tailpipe clamp, but had to tighten it a couple of days ago to eliminate a major rattle. While the rattle is now gone, I worry about the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-15-2021, 07:29 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,113
Posted By Conaway2
Muffler Tail Pipe Attachment

Has anyone come up with a different attachment for the tailpipe of an original style muffler ?

Iím worried that the original tailpipe clamp may be too rigid when the frame flexes and cause...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-15-2021, 07:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 186
Posted By Conaway2
12 Leaf Front Spring ??

Is this original for a Ď29 Sport Coupe ? This car was apparently in a minor wreck at some point, as the passenger side frame horn was broken off.

The JS&RG say that all front springs were 10...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-11-2021, 10:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 183
Posted By Conaway2
Re: 1929 Sport Coupe Front Spring Clamp

One of the bottom plates has a hole; the other has a depression. The one with the hole looks like it was made that way - not modified.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-11-2021, 08:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 183
Posted By Conaway2
Re: 1929 Sport Coupe Front Spring Clamp

I think youíre right. One side of one of the U-bolts has been poorly cut, so I think the U-bolts may not even be for a Model A.

One bottom plate has a hole in it and the other does not. Iím...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-11-2021, 05:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 183
Posted By Conaway2
1929 Sport Coupe Front Spring Clamp

As I disassemble the frame and axles, I found the front spring clamp has two bottom plates below the front spring. I have not seen this before on a Model A and donít think itís original. It appears...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-28-2021, 08:56 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,738
Posted By Conaway2
Re: Model A Nightmare Fire

Tom - I’m so sorry to hear your news, but wish you and your family all the best for a quick recovery from this. Good luck and hang in there !
Jim
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-27-2021, 07:48 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 545
Posted By Conaway2
Re: Sheet metal patch panel questions

Thanks everyone for the suggestions ! I’ll be busy following up on a number of points. One message I hear is very clear - upgrade my welding rig….I’ve used stick welding so far on my restorations,...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-26-2021, 08:41 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 545
Posted By Conaway2
Sheet metal patch panel questions

I will be starting body work on a Ď29 sport coupe in the next few months, and plan to do the body work myself. Iíve had experience with installing patch panels on my last restoration, but rust is...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-23-2021, 07:38 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,383
Posted By Conaway2
Re: Model A emergency kit.

I also carry a can of headlight fluid - just in case.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-20-2021, 07:42 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 764
Posted By Conaway2
Re: Front Cross Member Question

Thanks to everyone - I did find grade 8 bolts at McMaster-Carr and the Bolt Depot.

Jim
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-18-2021, 08:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 764
Posted By Conaway2
Re: Front Cross Member Question

Thanks for all the responses. I’ll keep this crossmember, as it’s in very good shape. I will put the missing bolts in. I’d like to find good quality carriage bolts for the holes on top of the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-18-2021, 12:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 215
Posted By Conaway2
1929 Coupe Sheet Metal Patch Panels

My Ď29 coupe will need sheet metal repair in the lower rear body section and around the upper body over the rear fender. Are patch panels for these locations available ? Also, whatís a good source...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-16-2021, 07:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 764
Posted By Conaway2
Front Cross Member Question

The front cross member on the frame of my newly-acquired Ď29 sport coupe project is not riveted, but bolted- and not all the bolts are apparently there. As I recall, these frame members were all...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-16-2021, 07:28 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 304
Posted By Conaway2
Re: Pressure plate replacement

Thanks for the responses. I do have the V8 pp on my ‘31 roadster and really like it, but think I’ll leave the flywheel original on this new acquisition.
Jim
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-15-2021, 10:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 304
Posted By Conaway2
Pressure plate replacement

My recently-acquired 1929 Sport Coupe had been partial disassembled many years ago and is missing the pressure plate. I notice new ones for sale at vendors - has anyone tried one of these ?
...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-13-2021, 10:20 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,610
Posted By Conaway2
Re: Is my block dead?

A machine shop near me solders cracks like that on A blocks. It can be fixed.

Someone tried to braze an engine block I have about 50 years ago and just made the crack run. I used JB Weld on it...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-11-2021, 08:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 470
Posted By Conaway2
Re: ahooga horn

It may not be getting enough voltage to operate correctly. Check the wiring connections to the horn. The problem could also be with poor electrical contact at the horn button…..

To remove the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-30-2021, 06:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 691
Posted By Conaway2
Re: 31 brakes

I follow the brake adjustment instructions in the Ford Service Bulletins - p.202, I believe. Simple and no block of wood needed.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-23-2021, 07:27 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 793
Posted By Conaway2
Re: 30A Roadster Shocks

They do make a noticeable improvement in ride and handling.

Another less pricey option is to have them rebuilt. John Holland currently has a set of mine for rebuilding.

Good luck - JIm
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-20-2021, 03:50 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,400
Posted By Conaway2
Re: Muffler Question

Mine is no longer shiny, but certainly not rusty.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-20-2021, 12:54 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,400
Posted By Conaway2
Re: Muffler Question

Iíve never heard that a stainless muffler will run hotter. I do know that I bought a stainless muffler from Brattonís over 30 years ago and it has held up very well. Itís the best-fitting muffler...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-19-2021, 10:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 588
Posted By Conaway2
Original Radiator Question

I recently acquired this radiator and just had a couple of small leaks repaired. Is this an original 30-31 radiator ? The fins look old and itís quite heavy. The radiator shop told me it was an...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-19-2021, 07:48 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 911
Posted By Conaway2
Re: Model A Ignition Newbie Question

In addition to what’s already been said, be sure you have a solid-core (ie - not carbon-core) high tension wire from coil to distributor. The points spring contact is pretty rusty; perhaps not...
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