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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-09-2021, 03:50 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 473
Posted By Cape Codder
Re: My New 'A' And A Few Questions

Sounds to me as the car should go back to the engine rebuilder and let him deal with it. I'm also thinking that it has been soooommmmeeee time since it was rebuilt and the rebuilder is unknown.
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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-25-2021, 05:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 500
Posted By Cape Codder
Re: Taxi

Any Pictures of Meter / Car? I'm sure most everyone would like to see!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-25-2021, 02:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 500
Posted By Cape Codder
Re: Taxi

Is it possible to connect the "Y" side that goes to the speedometer to the meter?
Can the "Y" be taken apart?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-18-2021, 08:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 526
Posted By Cape Codder
Re: Head and new gasket

Here is a picture of the Gasket from Brattons.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-18-2021, 08:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 526
Posted By Cape Codder
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-18-2021, 08:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 526
Posted By Cape Codder
Re: Head and new gasket

I agree with burner31.
Hopefully you will get the picture of the gasket from Brattons.

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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-22-2021, 10:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 663
Posted By Cape Codder
Re: Frame help needed (Everett, WA)

13 - Check your Private Messages
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-07-2021, 02:28 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 537
Posted By Cape Codder
Re: The Ace Mechanic Again

What a great opportunity that is for you! Wish I could be so lucky.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-05-2021, 10:27 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,350
Posted By Cape Codder
Re: Brake Conundrum

I agree with what Chris in WNC states. Well rebuilt original brakes work Great!
AND, NO Wheel Cylinders to leak!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-29-2021, 10:39 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,516
Posted By Cape Codder
Re: Front End Rebuild Questions

[B]Tacoma Bob[/B So did you observe any wear with the perch or axle or nut? With the cotter pin installed I cannot see how the nut could come loose.

I'm not saying the nut was not loose, but...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-29-2021, 10:34 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,516
Posted By Cape Codder
Re: Front End Rebuild Questions

I am in the same position of rebuilding the front end. As to the ends of the drag link and tie rod, I have always thought with new springs and cups installed, the end cap should be tightened until...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-27-2021, 07:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 627
Posted By Cape Codder
Re: trunk rack

I used the Heavy Duty brackets and then went over board and used Grade 8 Bolts to mount all of it!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-25-2021, 12:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,087
Posted By Cape Codder
Re: Tudor Window Felts

Can the question be changed to "Fordor" windows? Is there any info available for this body style?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-06-2021, 08:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 794
Posted By Cape Codder
Re: 1931 Wide Bed Pickup - Rear Fenders

I have seen a pair cut in half length wise, a piece taken out and welded back together. It sure looked great and you couldn't tell! BUT what would the labor charges be for something like that? ...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-27-2021, 11:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 607
Posted By Cape Codder
Re: Seat Removal

I understand you said you had a '29 BUT on my '30 BRIGGS Blindback the back is nailed to the bottom wood all the way around. The material is stretched over the metal and nailed under the bottom...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-19-2021, 05:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 821
Posted By Cape Codder
Re: front fender brace straightening

BUT, how is the curve in the light bar determined AND length?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-13-2021, 04:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 595
Posted By Cape Codder
Wheel Spindle Repair

Does any one know of a way or know of a person who can repair a wheel spindle in the area of the inner bearing?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-11-2021, 08:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 547
Posted By Cape Codder
Steering Box Adjustment

Some time ago I saw a step by step colored illustration (VERY nicely done I might add) and saved it, BUT apparently there were four pages to the set and I only have the last three. Can anyone lead...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-10-2021, 07:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 951
Posted By Cape Codder
Re: Replacing king pins

UNLESS it is like mine with axle King Pin holes elongated or egg shaped then the axle will need repair. Does your user name indicate type of Model A you possess?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-05-2021, 08:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 820
Posted By Cape Codder
Re: Cause of Blow By

Synchro909 - I'm talking about an engine with like 14,300+ miles on it. Are you saying that the rings are getting worn already OR should I not expect it to get much more mileage on it before...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-05-2021, 04:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 820
Posted By Cape Codder
Cause of Blow By

What is the cause of blow by in an engine?

The left side of the block in my car always has a mist of oil on it. I did the sock trick but many have said that is not a good idea. I have thought...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-25-2020, 12:54 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,581
Posted By Cape Codder
Re: are you guys putting the little screen inside the iron sediment bulb?

ericr - I too use the screen with good results! I'm not trying to pick holes in your post, but I'm sure you meant to say horizontal! There is also a paper one made but Im sorry I don't have a NAPA...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-23-2020, 11:29 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,685
Posted By Cape Codder
Re: Depth of threads for ratchet nut?

How were you able to tighten the bolt (stopping the motor from turning) and did you torque it or by feel?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-23-2020, 11:27 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,785
Posted By Cape Codder
Re: Topics one should cover in a "new head" walkthrough video

I hope that you will post a Notice here on fordbarn when you have completed the Video for viewing!

Thanks for trying to make the Video!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-23-2020, 11:21 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,092
Posted By Cape Codder
Re: Never Tried To Restore

I tried YEARS AGO to pour the Babbitt in a block with NO KNOWLEDGE of what I was doing. My neighbor was my assistant! He had NO KNOWLEDGE of what he was doing. Long story short when I poured the...
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