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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-23-2021, 07:35 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 634
Posted By Kevin in NJ
Re: Engine oil again

Well there is no real discussion to be had with these instructions.

A brand new engine that is not the original engine and built to much different specs is having a recommendation for a certain...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-19-2021, 11:14 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 971
Posted By Kevin in NJ
Re: Model A serial number verification

So here are the facts.

The Engine number and the frame number should match the title number.

If they do not match it would not be unusual as all sorts of things could have happened over the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-17-2021, 08:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 524
Posted By Kevin in NJ
Re: Bodywork dish

So the problems are multifold.

First off, was the patch panel flat that you put in place? Most store bought one are. You need to first put in the compound curve found in all cowl sides. Please...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-10-2021, 10:01 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,023
Posted By Kevin in NJ
Re: Early Ford Hydraulic brakes in 1931 Fordor

Done right either brakes work and the real limits to the Model A braking is just the tire contact patch.

The difference is for how long.

Having owned a 39 Ford that every couple of years would...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-10-2021, 04:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 266
Posted By Kevin in NJ
Re: 28-29 vs 30-31 rear fenders

Easy to tell.
The splash apron cutout is a deep right angle for 30-31 and only a small curve on 28-29.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-18-2021, 02:06 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,073
Posted By Kevin in NJ
Re: Brake shoe lining

Except they changed to molded before the end of A production and not with the change to cast drums.

The type of molded lining was different than what we see today.

The real issues you need to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-14-2021, 11:46 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 508
Posted By Kevin in NJ
Re: High fill primer

What Brent says!!!!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-06-2021, 08:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 653
Posted By Kevin in NJ
Re: 1930 Cabriolet wood belt rail question

For the belt rail you need to put the top together and set up the belt such that when the top is up the wood and any material does not make a line around the base of the top material.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-06-2021, 08:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 532
Posted By Kevin in NJ
Re: Rumble and Trunk Lid Handle Locations

Use the latch to get the exact dimensions.

The hole needs to be placed to match where the latch position will be. It is important to note that the collar of the latch MUST touch the underside of...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-04-2021, 06:51 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 923
Posted By Kevin in NJ
Re: Ignition coils too far out of range?

A coil can appear fine resistance wise but fail in operation. I do not know numbers, but as a kid I was in charge of testing all the coils for selling at the flea markets. Something about making that...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-03-2021, 09:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 923
Posted By Kevin in NJ
Re: Ignition coils too far out of range?

If you are not using a proper coil tester then you have no idea what you have. You need to see what happens to the spark after the coil has warmed up.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-01-2021, 08:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 391
Posted By Kevin in NJ
Re: shock talk

If you have properly working springs your car will not be safe to drive over about 20 to 25 MPH. You will feel like the car is going to bounce off the road.

If you do not have shocks and the car...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-01-2021, 11:04 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 393
Posted By Kevin in NJ
Re: Fitment of 28-29 lower cow patch panels?

A common issues with any panel is trying to put a flat patch into a compound curve.

You need to first make the panel match the compound curve or it will never be right.

I would only replace...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-22-2021, 05:57 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,099
Posted By Kevin in NJ
Re: 2 Tooth Steering Sector

Whats wrong with yours?

If the teeth are only slightly worn you can have the shaft ground to a round size. Then have custom fitted bushings made up.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-19-2021, 02:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 731
Posted By Kevin in NJ
Re: Slant W/S Frame

I would be surprised if a plater would even plate your old frame. I talked to more then one that would not consider plating an original cabriolet frame. The process will cause the rust to come in...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-18-2021, 01:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 403
Posted By Kevin in NJ
Re: Front Axle Markings

The AA and EE are engineering designations for the type of metal used.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-15-2021, 07:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 731
Posted By Kevin in NJ
Re: Slant W/S Frame

He had another guy making it. When he was at my house he told me the whole story. I do not remember names. But somewhere is everything needed to make them. It just needs someone like Gene to do the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-09-2021, 03:22 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,270
Posted By Kevin in NJ
Re: Tech help with model A cabin space.

I am 6' 6" and thin with 10.5 shoes.

Try Yoga to increase flexibility.

Just be glad you don't have a 28 open pickup cab. I almost got stuck in one once.

On a serious note, look at how...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-07-2021, 03:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 594
Posted By Kevin in NJ
Re: Installing new hubs/studs/drums

It is not just that simple.

Yes, it takes a special tool set to swedge the lugs. But that is only the begining.

Can you cut the drums round?
Can you cut the shoes to match the drums?
Can you...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-07-2021, 02:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,367
Posted By Kevin in NJ
Re: Brake Centering Challenges

Send them back to Randy Gross and pay him to make it all work together properly.

Brakes take experience and special tooling to make them work right. These guys can do a full set up so that it is...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-07-2021, 02:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 666
Posted By Kevin in NJ
Re: Shocks and springs

Disconnect the shocks. See if the levers move.

Drive the car with the shocks disconnected.

If you can get above 20-25 MPH and the car does not feel like it is uncontrollable then the springs...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-01-2021, 06:30 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,354
Posted By Kevin in NJ
Re: Economical and effective hydraulic brake conversion.

Jim,

So please explain to me how a brake system with a single point of failure and known long term issues are safer? When the A has the shoes and drums set up properly the juice brakes stop just...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-29-2021, 08:41 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,354
Posted By Kevin in NJ
Re: Economical and effective hydraulic brake conversion.

Hate to break it to you, but juice brakes are not safer.

They need the same amount of work to set up. You still need shoes fitted to the drums.

They will fail on you. Unless you really drive...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-22-2021, 01:34 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,271
Posted By Kevin in NJ
Re: Brake shoe lining

I question how many shoes have been changed in diameter. I am not doubting it can be done, but I have a pile of them. I asked a person to check the factory diameter at the archives. I then made a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-20-2021, 07:26 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,609
Posted By Kevin in NJ
Re: Jackson III 2nd Condenser -How

The condenser is tested with a coil condenser tester. The same tool that makes an arc then heats the coil to see if the arc gets less. You can put a condenser across it and see if it causes issues. ...
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