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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-17-2021, 06:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 420
Posted By J Franklin
Re: NOS paint thickness

I once painted my '66 mustang exterior with 2 quarts of Centari paint, 1/2 qt of reducer, with a small amount of hardener added. It was my first enamel job and It covered just fine.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-16-2021, 12:07 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 683
Posted By J Franklin
Re: Benefits of a thermostat?

I drilled two 1/8 holes in my stat so there could be some flow immediately.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-15-2021, 07:50 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 569
Posted By J Franklin
Re: Won't Start when Warmed Up

Maybe it would help better if you poured the cold water over the hot starting motor. I can't see how a hot carb would make it crank over too slowly.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-15-2021, 07:48 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 683
Posted By J Franklin
Re: Benefits of a thermostat?

The simple answer is yes.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-14-2021, 08:51 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 860
Posted By J Franklin
Re: Reamers

Don't know where you live but Places like NAPA and auto & truck repair shops usually can do this type of job. Tire shops like Les Shwab, which are in eastern Oregon should be able to hone bushings...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-14-2021, 08:35 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,550
Posted By J Franklin
Re: Scrap Drives May Have Trashed Cars, But Were the Drives Necessary?

Maybe the soap industry was worried people would keep their grease and make their own soap, a fairly easy process.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-13-2021, 09:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 346
Posted By J Franklin
Question Re: Wheel Spindle Repair

What? and toss a good original Ford part when repair is so easy?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-13-2021, 09:29 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 692
Posted By J Franklin
Post Re: emergency brake backing plate removal

Try to resize the photos smaller. There is a size limit for posting. Check the attachment key below where you are asked to choose a file to upload.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-13-2021, 01:21 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 731
Posted By J Franklin
Re: Headlight Help

Headlight relays put the power closer to the bulbs, with less wire resistance. You can look it up on the net.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-13-2021, 12:26 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 682
Posted By J Franklin
Re: pops, slips, drops out of second gear

MARK gears are the best in my opinion next to original Ford ones. I have them in my case and they work well. Even with good new gears the fit on shafts need to be checked during assembly. I had to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-12-2021, 11:50 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 731
Posted By J Franklin
Re: Headlight Help

Don't blind oncoming traffic! Maybe choose your modern car at night. Bratton's has a reflector that mimics the factory ones with a modern permanent reflective surface that gives the best light for...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-12-2021, 11:18 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,257
Posted By J Franklin
Re: received my deluxe flathead ted brake kit today concerned

Maybe a note describing your needs to ted would get you there.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-12-2021, 08:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 808
Posted By J Franklin
Re: Clutch chatter solved!

I like the disc on the left, it looks well made with flex center, beefier hub attachment, and caged springs. I'm sure both would work OK. It's great you have a good working clutch.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-12-2021, 01:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 301
Posted By J Franklin
Re: Steering Free Play Update

This MIGHT work but maybe too loose.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-12-2021, 02:11 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 692
Posted By J Franklin
Re: emergency brake backing plate removal

How big is your hammer? Yes, a picture might help.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-12-2021, 02:09 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 587
Posted By J Franklin
Re: Replacing king pins

It might be best to measure the pins you intend to install.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-10-2021, 06:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 587
Posted By J Franklin
Re: Replacing king pins

Most often all that needs to be removed is the pin lock, pins, and the spindles.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-10-2021, 05:08 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,460
Posted By J Franklin
Re: shipping frustration

If the time is lost in printing the shipping label to acceptance by the shipper, it isn't the shipping agency that is at fault.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-10-2021, 05:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 503
Posted By J Franklin
Re: Replacement Running Board Bolt Bracket

Sometimes with items like that I reinforce the hole with a washer welded on. If it isn't seen it really works great.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-09-2021, 08:24 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 759
Posted By J Franklin
Re: King pin replace

I did the transmission, brakes, rear axle, and paint, and let the shop do the engine, the kingpin bushings, arc the brake linings and true the drums. The kingpin work was less cost than buying the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-09-2021, 06:21 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 759
Posted By J Franklin
Re: King pin replace

Yes, but it depends on the home mechanic's skill.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-08-2021, 09:53 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 759
Posted By J Franklin
Re: King pin replace

You are getting a good fit by being slow and precise in your work. I'm sure you would agree that many are not that careful. I let work out my door when it makes sense. I have saved parts that others...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-08-2021, 09:39 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 759
Posted By J Franklin
Re: King pin replace

Emphasis on a GOOD machinist. He will give you a good final fit. I don't know how cheap the reamers are or your skill, but when I had mine done it was cheaper than buying the reamer and he placed the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-08-2021, 05:15 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 759
Posted By J Franklin
Re: King pin replace

A good machinist can do the job and give you peace of mind. Most likely at less cost than the reamer.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-08-2021, 02:15 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,068
Posted By J Franklin
Re: Crazy temp gauge idea

They make a motometer for your car that looks period correct and doesn't need any electricity.
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