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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-19-2021, 05:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 487
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: 362
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: 236
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: 603
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: 477
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: 477
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: 1,157
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: 985
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: 1,264
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: 1,653
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...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-14-2020, 02:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 774
Posted By Cape Codder
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-13-2020, 04:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 774
Posted By Cape Codder
Re: 2 Tooth Steering Column

Thanks for the Addendum! I can relate to the frame number vs title. Mine is titled as a '30 but some small things indicate it is an early '31.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-13-2020, 01:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 774
Posted By Cape Codder
Re: 2 Tooth Steering Column

So I looked at both columns AGAIN and found no screws however I checked a THIRD column (which I have always thought it was a 28/29 because it is shorter than the other two) and could see two circle...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-12-2020, 07:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 774
Posted By Cape Codder
Re: 2 Tooth Steering Column

Thanks to all for the responses!

GRutter & 700rpm Seeing as you both said there are screws holding it, do they come from the side? I looked at both columns I have and cannot see any screws...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-12-2020, 05:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 774
Posted By Cape Codder
2 Tooth Steering Column

I have my steering column disassembled and want to install new Spark and Throttle rods w/Anti-Rattlers. I am assuming that the STEERING UPPER BUSHING must be removed so that I can install the rods,...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-05-2020, 09:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 568
Posted By Cape Codder
Re: 1931 Wide Bed Fender Question

I know of a wide bed truck that has fenders from a small bed truck. The owner had 1 1/2" to 2' cut out of the small bed fenders. Cannot tell they cam from the small bed.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-28-2020, 11:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,005
Posted By Cape Codder
Re: MAFCA Puzzle

shew01 - The puzzle is a different one each day of the "A" of the Day. It is on the right side of the home page on the MAFCA site. Below the picture a statement: A of the Day Puzzle - click here
...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-27-2020, 11:22 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,005
Posted By Cape Codder
Smile MAFCA Puzzle

Has anyone that does the daily puzzle on MAFCA Site found it to be more time consuming then in the past? In the past I was able to do one in less then 10 minutes, even as fast as 7+ minutes. Todays...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-22-2020, 05:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 243
Posted By Cape Codder
Re: 1929 Grill Mounts

Two screws on each side. I have seen some covered by the material that is attached to the grill. Can be seen from inside of engine compartment.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-10-2020, 12:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 947
Posted By Cape Codder
Re: Frame Repair

Thanks to Brentwood Bob, CabrioletDon
, Mister Moose, daren07
, for all your suggestions and information.

Brent - I have had a "Death Wobble" for some time and at end of July I decided to do...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-06-2020, 11:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 947
Posted By Cape Codder
Frame Repair

I have removed my steering column to have a look internally/rebuild. Well in fact, in my mind, it definitely needs my attention but
that is not my question.
After the removal I checked the two...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-03-2020, 02:29 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,728
Posted By Cape Codder
Re: 1930 Model A 170B on the road after 6 yrs.

Is BOSS looking thru the rear window and the worker in the front window?
Do you have more pictures of the interior wood?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-01-2020, 08:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,044
Posted By Cape Codder
Re: How much spindle wear is acceptable?

MisterMoose _ I am in the process of getting my spindles reworked (bushings) only to find that the axle is egg shaped, but before taking it apart I was convinced it was the spindle bushings! As to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-21-2020, 11:13 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,728
Posted By Cape Codder
Re: spark Advance

There is a Gentleman on YouTube that is saying he adjusts his timing by first setting the spark control down one click rather then having it set to the absolute top as most do.

Has anyone tried...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-15-2020, 12:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 682
Posted By Cape Codder
Re: Help! Brakes!

Were the ends of the linings sanded down on an angle at each end?
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