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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-14-2020, 09:08 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 430
Posted By Roger V
Re: Tire Ooze Cleaner

I had a brownish-goldish hew on my Firestones on the A in my avatar after either sitting for awhile or sun exposure. I use STP's Son of a Gun tire cleaner which works very well.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-09-2020, 09:27 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 657
Posted By Roger V
Re: Drag Link Spring Compression?

I agree with Tim on this. Having bought kits over the years I ran into some springs being longer than others. I've also heard of the C clamp technique. My concern was if I could get the longer spring...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-30-2020, 09:52 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,672
Posted By Roger V
Re: Anybody else quit Ebay because of fees and tax?

I still buy occasionally on Ebay though not as much as years ago. I didn't like being forced to pay with PayPal. I re-started selling somewhat a year ago after a ten year absence. That didn't seem as...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-15-2020, 08:53 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,008
Posted By Roger V
Re: Shifter spring compressor

I've done Tom's method or somewhat like it but with a short dowel rod inside. I'm guessing but think it may have been 1/2" diameter and 2 3/4" long. This way you can rotate the spring safely with the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-09-2020, 10:07 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,012
Posted By Roger V
Re: Model A transport

My experience with Passport was great though maybe it was that particular driver. The opposite with Reliable which has their headquarters about forty miles from me. The seller called Reliable's...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-19-2020, 07:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 873
Posted By Roger V
Re: Ring/Pinion Question

Most like to re-use ring and pinion gears that were originally assembled together. If there is any wear at all, that's only good if the contact position of the pinion to ring gear is adjusted in...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-05-2020, 08:50 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 866
Posted By Roger V
Re: Oil Filter remote or 90 Degree

Agree. Years ago when I bought a new one they were pricey though not like now. Likely was due to Ford's service parts pricing. As I recall they were used on Econoline V 8's due to lack of space....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-01-2020, 09:56 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,642
Posted By Roger V
Re: Can't separate axle shaft from carrier

Of course, but you didn't state the spiders, etc. were removed. I agree with Kurt. If you can't get the axle out it's unlikely the carrier is ok so would not want to reuse it anyway. Maybe John in...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-31-2020, 08:56 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,642
Posted By Roger V
Re: Can't separate axle shaft from carrier

I believe I have followed this situation. Though you didn't mention it, I assume you have removed the spider gears and the yoke they are mounted on? Usually, it will nearly fall out of the carrier...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-16-2020, 09:29 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,886
Posted By Roger V
Re: Now What, should this be???

Looks like the shaft was never checked for in and out movement upon installation. Due to wear in the head where the shaft rides a original spec shaft will move. The spec was around .006/.010"...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-26-2020, 01:38 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,681
Posted By Roger V
Re: Spring........and electric blankets on the A

Ok, I searched and have not found that study on water. Again, I said it was years ago. My recollection was the article was in "Old Cars Weekly". Also, I remember a reference to No-Rosion which can be...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-22-2020, 09:05 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,043
Posted By Roger V
Re: How Were They Painted?

As with post #7, I was an engineer at the Ford Monroe Stamping Plant (Michigan). As with Model A's we had parts hung on a mono-rail conveyor that dipped into a Bonderizer vat which in essence was a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-22-2020, 08:48 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,681
Posted By Roger V
Re: Spring........and electric blankets on the A

Years ago there was a study that indicated straight water ran up to 30 degrees cooler in a non-pressurized cooling system. In addition another study more recently said long-life anti-freeze could...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-22-2020, 04:24 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,002
Posted By Roger V
Re: Timely Parts delivery

Model A parts vendors pretty much sell the same manufactured parts. Rarely is there more than one manufacturer for a given part. While there are more Model A's than other makes of that era, volume is...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-15-2020, 10:54 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,487
Posted By Roger V
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-11-2020, 09:21 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,193
Posted By Roger V
Re: Cylinder Head Removal Tool

Solved if the head is not tightly stuck. Otherwise you need a head puller that pushes against head studs. The last one I needed to pull, I used a similar one and it lifted the front of the Model A!...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-10-2020, 12:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,193
Posted By Roger V
Re: Cylinder Head Removal Tool

As his heading stated, he wants to remove the head, not the engine. I agree with katy on the 1/2" not a 1/4" thick. Which studs you push off of is important. The sparkplug holes being off center...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-11-2020, 09:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 748
Posted By Roger V
Re: 12 leaf front spring in 82A pickup

I found the spring thickness info that Eaton Detroit told me several years ago. They said they had a copy of the original Ford blueprint.

Bottom leaf .180"
Next five leaves .176"
Top four leaves...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-11-2020, 01:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 748
Posted By Roger V
Re: 12 leaf front spring in 82A pickup

This is a copy of my sub-post to this subject on the fordbarn last November"

Most (maybe all) spring manufacturers do not make the front spring to spec. Eaton Detroit Spring makes springs for most...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-28-2020, 01:25 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,333
Posted By Roger V
Re: What would Henry think ??

Very well said. Just because it's different (way different!) than when Henry authorized it in 1930, doesn't necessarily mean Henry wouldn't appreciate it today if he was alive. After all, Henry had a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-18-2020, 11:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 673
Posted By Roger V
Re: Rock chips on fender

Do you have fiberglass fenders? They are notorious for star shaped cracks/chips. They are good for undercoating to adhere to as the bottom side is typically rough with fiberglass strands. Need a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-17-2020, 11:11 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 604
Posted By Roger V
Re: Rear Brake Drum: Loose or Tight to Hub?

Answering your question, the hub should be tight to the drum unlike some more modern cars. Likely due to TerryO's reason.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-16-2020, 11:26 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,140
Posted By Roger V
Re: Body Off Attempt

One man method: I made a saw horse a little taller than the rear body bottom rail. With a floor jack and 2X lumber cut to fit from the jack to a body cross member, I jacked the rear of the body up...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-13-2020, 12:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 493
Posted By Roger V
Re: Front Windshield Frame Screw Size

Terminology makes a difference. While all windshields are front, the picture looks like it is referring to the attaching machine screw's integral nut for mounting the bottom ends of a windshield...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-06-2020, 12:35 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,109
Posted By Roger V
Re: Hinge pins

Didn't know there were different sized pins other than straight vs. slant window. On a '30 I had I used the straight window pins. Did a clean-up drilling. Then I used the appropriate thickness shim...
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