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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-23-2020, 10:06 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,575
Posted By jb-ob
Re: Hard Brake Pedal - Update on Post #9

Dave,

With many ways to adjust Model A brakes, my preference is to be able to lock all four drums with the adjuster screwed in completely. THEN set the brake rods.

More after you enjoy the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-22-2020, 08:51 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,575
Posted By jb-ob
Re: Hard Brake Pedal - Update on Post #9

Dave,

Now we are getting somewhere closer to the problem. If your brake shoe adjuster on the backing plate won't lock the drum, you can't possibly adjust the brakes correctly or set the brake...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-22-2020, 05:12 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,226
Posted By jb-ob
Re: Bone Stock or Modified?

If you are the kind a guy who has to stand out at the show, be unique and restore your car correctly. Novel idea !

Absolutely, positively must have 'improvements', check out the break down tent at...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-22-2020, 01:16 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,652
Posted By jb-ob
Re: Most Difficult Restoration Tasks

JS, What's your excuse for being 'odd' ??

- A Paint Guy -
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-22-2020, 08:56 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,575
Posted By jb-ob
Re: Hard Brake Pedal - Update on Post #9

Dave,

Since it appears to be the front brakes causing the problem, yet you believe they work perfectly with out the brake rods attached.

Please share with us the technique you used to adjust...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-21-2020, 08:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 223
Posted By jb-ob
Re: speedo cable lubrication??

Spray can of' Chain & Cable Lube'
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-21-2020, 06:43 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,575
Posted By jb-ob
Re: Hard Brake Pedal - Update on Post #9

Dave, Two easy questions...

- At rest, the brake cross shaft is perfectly vertical ?

- What kind of material are you using for brake linings ?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-20-2020, 07:10 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,575
Posted By jb-ob
Re: Hard Brake Pedal

Dave,

Saw this once with a transmission sagging in the rear enough to stop the full rotation of the brake cross shaft. Very hard pedal with limited brake rod movement.

One item to inspect.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-17-2020, 08:08 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 712
Posted By jb-ob
Re: Bent timing pin

' Good Ol' Boy' NASCAR Model A Ford tuning secret.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-10-2020, 09:13 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 942
Posted By jb-ob
Re: Wind Wings

Because Brent, I believe the man said they didn't hold in place and was looking for solution.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-08-2020, 05:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 942
Posted By jb-ob
Re: Wind Wings

Robert,

If it were me and worried about the void in the clamps, I'd fill them level with JB Weld (no relation).

The wind wings I used this tape on are still in place after 15 years.

At 72...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-08-2020, 12:27 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,278
Posted By jb-ob
Re: Problems "A" New Owner May Encounter

'Entitled drivers' (BMW.....) will attempt to pass you on the right.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-08-2020, 12:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 942
Posted By jb-ob
Re: Wind Wings

Skip the repo rubbers, fix it once using 3M automotive two face tape, available from auto body supplies.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-01-2020, 08:59 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 228
Posted By jb-ob
Re: Finding paint match

Rather than guessing, best to have the color scanned at a local auto body paint supply. Their computer will give you the closet match and they'll sell you 4 ounces, plenty for touch up.

(Please,...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-30-2020, 04:43 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,695
Posted By jb-ob
Re: commercial color list for 1929

RK,

As you know from your experience in the trade, every time a paint manufacturer brings out a new product line with new tints, they have to generate new formulas. Throw in the mix (pun...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-28-2020, 10:01 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 944
Posted By jb-ob
Re: Price Check "The New Ford" Dealer Book?

Size Matters !

There where two original brown cover, gold lettering versions. Smaller (still impressive) had color plates of each body style and the larger was completely B & W. (Sorry but I don't...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-25-2020, 11:04 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 688
Posted By jb-ob
Re: 1929 tailpipe clamp picture

If one was to throw away the Service Bulletins, would the car be restored or just another hamstered hot rod ?

Fifty plus years in the Model A hobby, I realize we grossly over estimate our own...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-24-2020, 07:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 688
Posted By jb-ob
Re: 1929 tailpipe clamp picture

ERRR ? Read the first line in the Service Bulletins on p.327 regarding the tail pipe clamp....."To hold the muffler outlet pipe more rigidly and insure a tighter clamp on the pipe".

I've...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-14-2020, 10:49 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 906
Posted By jb-ob
Re: Knocking on start up

WHN 2X

I'll add to WHN, with the ignition key off, step on the starter for 10 - 15 seconds. Listen carefully as the engine sound will change as the oil from the pan is pumped up to bearings etc.....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-09-2020, 09:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 671
Posted By jb-ob
Re: It was the Condenser

You must have learned the rule by now, 'It's always the part you don't have with you that fails'.

I never leave home without a spare timing gear....a roadside adventure I can do without !
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-19-2020, 07:07 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 890
Posted By jb-ob
Re: 600w vs 90w

Now that the usual lectures and chest thumping are over, back to the man's question.

Can he use 90 w while living in Alaska..... if you shift carefully and don't mind possible additional leakage...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-13-2020, 10:30 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 570
Posted By jb-ob
Re: Early 60-A 2-window Fordor Sedans

I believe you will find the left side cowl vent was eliminated from production some time late August - early September 1928. (Late Service Letters)

Interesting at the same time the inner belt rail...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-11-2020, 10:35 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 658
Posted By jb-ob
Re: thoughts of(for) Medford, OR

Medford, Or is the home of Aries Mufflers ...earlier this week their shipments where delayed because of local fires.

Best wishes for them & others.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-11-2020, 09:01 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 575
Posted By jb-ob
Re: Early Model A Right Front Fender required

Yes 'AR' but which version of two ??
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-05-2020, 02:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 658
Posted By jb-ob
Re: Clutch Adjustment/Transmission Oil

Robert,

The clutch release arm is longer on a '28 multi-disc transmission giving better leverage than later style Model A. That & a bowl of 'Wheaties' in the AM and you'll be pulling thru them...
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