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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-18-2020, 12:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 831
Posted By Bob Johnson
Re: How to identify the year without the Vin??

Ford introduced the "metal framed" (slant windshield) Fordor in early 1931. The "wood framed" Fordors were built from 1928 through early 1931.

Bob
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-19-2020, 11:44 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 766
Posted By Bob Johnson
Re: Carb leak

I put one of the carburetors on a different car and it did not leak. So I do not think it is a problem with the any of the carburetors. Also the gas shut off under the tank is not the problem. As I...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-17-2020, 02:44 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 766
Posted By Bob Johnson
Re: Carb leak

What stumps me is I tried 3 different carburetors and all 3 leaked. I also tried 6 different float valves and all leaked. I think I will install the carburetors on a different car and see what...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-17-2020, 12:19 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 766
Posted By Bob Johnson
Re: Carb leak

It is leaking out of the back of the carburetor where the air enters.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-16-2020, 08:57 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 766
Posted By Bob Johnson
Carb leak

I am getting a drip out of the back end of the carburetor when the fuel valve under the tank is open. Here is the weird part. I have tried 3 different carburetors and six different float jets. I have...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-15-2020, 01:31 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,259
Posted By Bob Johnson
Re: Cleaning Silvered Plated Lamp Reflectors

Here is a picture of a headlight on a car that sat in a barn since the mid 1960s, over 50 years. The silver is still very shiny.


Bob


http://www.modelahouse.com/images/tc-headlight01.jpg
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-14-2020, 10:33 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,259
Posted By Bob Johnson
Re: Cleaning Silvered Plated Lamp Reflectors

Alternative method.


Get an aluminum pot big enough to hold the reflector. Fill it with water and several tablespoons of baking soda. Put the reflector in the pot and boil the water. There will...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-13-2020, 07:32 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 601
Posted By Bob Johnson
Re: Engine quit running help

Check the distributor/oil pump gear. It has a pin which may have sheared off.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-13-2020, 03:21 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 150
Posted By Bob Johnson
More shock absorber test

For everyone that wanted tests like the KRW or Ford tests I attempted to replicate them. I used a different shock. This one is in better condition that the previous one but barely usable. I did the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-11-2020, 09:50 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 447
Posted By Bob Johnson
Re: Shock fluid test results

Joe B.


My reason for the testing was to see if there is a difference with different fluids. I think I accomplished that. I was not trying to compare with the Ford tests. But to answer your...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-10-2020, 09:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 447
Posted By Bob Johnson
Re: Shock fluid test results

The reason for plugging the lower bypass is to make up for all of the extra fluid due to wear that is moving from one chamber to the other. A shock that is not worn will move most if not all of the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-10-2020, 08:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 447
Posted By Bob Johnson
Re: Shock fluid test results

Ranchero50,


The torque reading was done while moving the torque wrench. I should not have said static (I changed static in the original post to torque). So as I operated the shock with the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-10-2020, 08:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 447
Posted By Bob Johnson
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-10-2020, 07:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 447
Posted By Bob Johnson
Shock fluid test results

I did some tests using a shock that has wear. I do not have a spare shock that has no wear. I used 4 different fluids, Water, 10-40W, 140W and "600W" oils. I tested with the needle valve closed and...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-09-2020, 11:35 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 639
Posted By Bob Johnson
Re: Shock tester

Thanks Kevin. Using data from that post I estimate just under 9 foot-pounds of force applied to the shock. That includes about 7.4 foot pounds for the weight and about 1.4 foot pounds for the arm. I...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-08-2020, 04:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 639
Posted By Bob Johnson
Shock tester

Does anyone know how many foot-pounds the KRW shock tester applies the the shock? I think I can estimate the length of the arm but not the effective weight at the end of the arm.


Bob




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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-07-2020, 05:26 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 676
Posted By Bob Johnson
Re: Starter Bendix bolt broken

See link below.

Bob


http://www.modelahouse.com/movies/bolt.wmv
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-30-2020, 12:39 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,054
Posted By Bob Johnson
Re: convert to LED headlights

Here are some tests I did with Halogen and LED headlights. All pictures were taken with the same camera with the same exposure. Draw your own conclusions. Note the incandescent bulb pictures were...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-24-2020, 04:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 401
Posted By Bob Johnson
Re: '31 Cabriolet door garnish question

Check link below.Click on Bob's Cabriolet. Then on door.
Bob
http://www.modelahouse.com/cgi-bin/pictures?cabriolets.txt
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-16-2020, 08:50 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,104
Posted By Bob Johnson
Re: tail lite bulbs

The 1W white LED beads are the same as the following...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-15-2020, 10:52 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,622
Posted By Bob Johnson
Re: Renumbering question

Most re-numbered blocks were done by milling off the old number and stamping on the new number. The milling leaves a "milled" surface which is a dead give away that the number has been altered. The...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-15-2020, 10:29 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,104
Posted By Bob Johnson
Custom LED "Bulbs"

I made my own LED tail/brake lights. I used 10W Red LEDs, two for the brake light and one for the tail light. I also installed a 1W white LED for the license plate light. The standard incandescent...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-21-2020, 09:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 222
Posted By Bob Johnson
Re: 1930 68B cabriolet seat

Click on link below for lots of pictures. You may find what you are looking for.
Bob


http://www.modelahouse.com/cgi-bin/pictures?cabriolets.txt
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-09-2020, 10:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 558
Posted By Bob Johnson
Voltage regulator for generator

Which voltage regulators are currently available? I am not asking about the cutout with a diode. I do not see any regulators in any of the parts houses books that I have. What is currently available...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-04-2020, 11:18 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 273
Posted By Bob Johnson
Re: 1931 68C Cabriolet Floor Pans

Here is part of a Ford factory photo which may help you figure it out.


Bob

http://www.modelahouse.com/images/68c-rear-floor.jpg
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