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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-08-2021, 07:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 503
Posted By Terry, NJ
Re: Carb Assortment

I don't know if you have any experience with A carb/Zeniths. Should caution you about taking them apart. First, Don't try to twist them (A s and B s). Some fall apart, some are so stuck that they...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-05-2021, 11:24 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 773
Posted By Terry, NJ
Re: Where do I go from here??

I'd drive it! Yeah, Check everything! If the timing is way off, straighten it out. Otherwise, don't touch it! It should start on the second time around if everything is correct. Setting timing is an...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-31-2020, 09:41 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 961
Posted By Terry, NJ
Re: Are aftermarket hoods any good?

I have a good 29 hood. my hood has smooth sides as opposed to the "Briggs" hood that has the continuation of the Beltline from the doors across the gas tank and the across the hood. My 29 needed...
Forum: Model-A 12-31-2020, 09:31 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 127
Posted By Terry, NJ
Van Norman Valve refacer/ Grinder

First off, I must apologize for not being able to post any pictures! Now, it's a Van Norman, Mod F valve grinder (Not the seat grinder). It's complete, even got the dressing diamond and the wheel. I...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-25-2020, 01:12 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,627
Posted By Terry, NJ
Re: Never Tried To Restore

New Bearings and the gearset runs about $ 700. But it's the proper setting it up that is a PITA. You need a 3/8 torque wrench to measure the resistance, Too tight and it runs hot and burns out. Too...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-23-2020, 11:32 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,627
Posted By Terry, NJ
Re: Never Tried To Restore

If one man could make it, another can fix it. It's just a matter of how much effort and thought he's willing to put into it. For most of us it's not very much. It's easier to call Snyders. I am play...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-23-2020, 09:19 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 931
Posted By Terry, NJ
Re: Dumb Question About Nut/Bolt Diameters

After a lifetime of messing around with bolts, threads, and screws ( I am the only person I know who collects odd size taps) Nominal bolt sizes will mike what ever the size is. Say 1/2X13 will mike...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-18-2020, 09:38 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,235
Posted By Terry, NJ
Re: French Model A aluminum head

[QUOTE=BRENT in 10-uh-C;1963865]I have owned 3 dual plug Model-A/B heads, and most of them use(d) a magneto on a side-drive (powered off the outboard side of the timing gear), and a magneto in the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-18-2020, 09:18 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,235
Posted By Terry, NJ
Re: French Model A aluminum head

Brad, Very interesting! So, they just used two connectors per cylinder and it used the same source for each spark! I was imagining something quite different. Maybe a two tiered dist. cap with a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-16-2020, 03:42 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,235
Posted By Terry, NJ
Re: French Model A aluminum head

Dual spark plugs are fine. How do they mount the dual distributors/magnetos? Do they use a special cam shaft with dual gears? Dual mags on an engine can pick up the speed of the engine about 50 RPM....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-12-2020, 10:50 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,028
Posted By Terry, NJ
Re: Reproduction splash shield quality

Hey Guys, Don't mean to hijack the thread, but! If anyone needs a pair of 28-29 running board splash aprons, I have a pair for sale. Pretty nice, no rust or holes $150.
Terry
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-24-2020, 02:47 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,532
Posted By Terry, NJ
Re: Leather main bearing

there's got to be an awful lot of bearing failures out there because of the number of times that story has gotten around! Me? I'd rather push the car by hand than pull the pan down! I did pull a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-14-2020, 06:09 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,856
Posted By Terry, NJ
Re: Head gasket?

Hallo Werner, Viele Gre. Wir haben kein Umlaut on diese "Ami" Maschinen. Kein ess auch. Aber, what Brent was talking about , as I understand it, was that 55 Lbs torque (25 kilos, I believe) was...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-12-2020, 09:11 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,856
Posted By Terry, NJ
Re: Head gasket?

I prefer a copper one, not sure why.The first two torqueings, I go to 60 lbs, subsequent torqueings are 55Lbs. Maybe it's wrong, but it seems to be working. I don't slop Permatex all over it either!...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-04-2020, 03:21 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,082
Posted By Terry, NJ
Re: Model A's & Airplanes

As I recall the conversation, It was in spring and the weather was much warmer. Taking off earlier when the air was cooler and denser was the only solution. I remember something else odd about the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-04-2020, 10:32 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,082
Posted By Terry, NJ
Re: Model A's & Airplanes

A real J-2? In Gene Smith's book "What They were Like to Fly" he said. there were less than a dozen on the registry. I had one of them parked next to me at the now defunct "Twin Pines" airport in...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-02-2020, 08:57 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,582
Posted By Terry, NJ
Re: European Fordor project

Using Ash is much better! We have a lot of both Oak and Ash around here and for car parts I would only use Ash. Morgan uses Ash only in its cars. Ash is a funny wood. You can cut it down in the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-25-2020, 08:00 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,179
Posted By Terry, NJ
Re: Snyder 5.5 head

I was thinking the same thing. The only fix I can see is to make a new, longer pattern.
Terry
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-21-2020, 07:45 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 356
Posted By Terry, NJ
Re: #! Vicki wood sill replacement

My 30 Town Sedan had sills that were a lamination of three pieces. This may or may not help or hinder you. You will probably need to pull the old wood straight out a 90 deg. to the frame to get it...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-10-2020, 08:26 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,545
Posted By Terry, NJ
Re: Scrap Drives May Have Trashed Cars, But Were the Drives Necessary?

One thing that always rankled me was the "Gun drives" that they had. The Govt told gun owners they should donate their privately owned rifles, shotguns, pistols etc. to the British so their people...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-09-2020, 09:55 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,545
Posted By Terry, NJ
Re: Scrap Drives May Have Trashed Cars, But Were the Drives Necessary?

I don't know! The old Franklin zinc (NJ Zinc Co) mine was going great guns with 3 shifts. They must've needed that zinc and the Iron and manganese they pulled out of that hole! Battle ships...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-05-2020, 08:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 455
Posted By Terry, NJ
Re: Extreme front end wobble

This laughingly called "Death Wobble"! Once you've experienced it you will agree! There can be many causes, such as Wheel bearings, king pins, spring Perch bushings, control arm balls out of round,...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-04-2020, 10:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 528
Posted By Terry, NJ
Re: Front wheel wobble

I think what you experienced was "Death Wobble". A loose wheel can definitely be one of the many causes of Death wobble. This is a starting point. Pull the wheel as others have said, clean out the...
Forum: Model-A 10-03-2020, 10:51 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 203
Posted By Terry, NJ
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-02-2020, 08:27 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 958
Posted By Terry, NJ
Re: I made my 75 Birthday - Hooray

I'm in the "Three quarters of a century club" too (76 in july) My aches and pains are growing, the time I can work is getting shorter! I can't imagine why? That's why I listed my Town Sedan, I know...
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