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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 11:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 388
Posted By SSsssteamer
Re: Model A 3.25 vs 3.54 Gear

I have installed both rear end gear ratios. In our 1929 two door sedan and our 1930 Pick up. Climbing hills, the 3.25 ratio will work great when there are only two people in your Victoria. With...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-22-2021, 09:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 586
Posted By SSsssteamer
Re: Frame help needed (Everett, WA)

Due to the 1930 - 1931 taller radiator, and the 1928 - 1929 shorter radiator changes, there is a difference in the radiator mounting areas between the 1929 and 1930 frames. All of my frames have...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-03-2021, 11:19 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,094
Posted By SSsssteamer
Re: pickup bed - assembled or disassembled

The two beds that I bought were both disassembled. Not being assembled, they cost less, the freight charges were much less, and I feel that I did a better job in my assembling of them than the maker...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-01-2021, 10:21 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,367
Posted By SSsssteamer
Re: 1935 horns

I have the same exact horn on my '36 pickup. No condenser in the horn. My horn rod didn't work, so I installed a starter button to honk the horn. Your wire that appeared to be grounded, is a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-28-2021, 11:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 510
Posted By SSsssteamer
Re: Wolf whistle

While trying to blow it, squirt some WD 40 into while it is trying to work. My guess that being new, it is just too tight to get up to speed. Needs lubrication and to be broken in. I have a wolf...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-28-2021, 11:40 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,028
Posted By SSsssteamer
Re: '35-'36 Pickup Hood Hinge

I painted my chromed hood hinge as the plating was tacky. So far, no paint scuffing and it looks good. Time will tell how the paint holds up. Chrome shop prices have gone crazy high. I had 1936...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-26-2020, 10:13 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,859
Posted By SSsssteamer
Re: What is this on my Model A firewall?

The "Bermuda Bell" was a correct period accessory around 1899 to 1905 in the Locomobile steamer car and other makes at that time. Their sound was a Ding, Dong! They usually were mounted to the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-18-2020, 08:27 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,098
Posted By SSsssteamer
Re: '41 won't crank when hot

Ditto. A fresh starter always makes a big difference. The larger gauged 6 volt battery cables are necessary too.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-04-2020, 11:57 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,787
Posted By SSsssteamer
Re: Worn rear axle threads

On a tapered shaft, never back off the castle nut to the last cotter pin hole. Always tighten to the next cotter pin hole.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-17-2020, 11:25 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,420
Posted By SSsssteamer
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-13-2020, 11:48 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,301
Posted By SSsssteamer
Re: Car jumps out of gear

I once had a problem with my 1929 A transmission slipping out of high gear while coasting against compression. Turned out the needle bearing I had used between the input shaft and out put shaft was...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-03-2020, 01:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 933
Posted By SSsssteamer
Re: Eckler Hack?

Email received today from Eckler's:

Valued Eckler’s Customer,

We sincerely apologize for the order confirmation that you’ve received below. Unfortunately it was due to a system error and there...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-02-2020, 02:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 933
Posted By SSsssteamer
Re: Eckler Hack?

Yesterday I also received confirmation on 4 orders for parts that I made about 4 years ago and the parts orders were completed. I am calling Eckler's on Monday morning to get these orders cancelled.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-01-2020, 10:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 837
Posted By SSsssteamer
Re: 1936 PU original colors, purple and yellow?

I will keep sanding. I believe that so far I have found nothing above the belt line other than the blueish original color. SSsssteamer
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-01-2020, 10:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 837
Posted By SSsssteamer
Re: 1936 PU original colors, purple and yellow?

Wow! 1936 Demonstrators? I had never even thought of that. Above the belt line our 1936 pickup was painted the purplish blue. Below the belt line it was yellow. The fenders were blue. It would...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-31-2020, 10:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 837
Posted By SSsssteamer
Re: 1936 PU original colors, purple and yellow?

The lower half of the body was the golden yellow and the upper half was the purplish blue. The blue fenders and the yellow bed is also well represented.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-31-2020, 10:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 837
Posted By SSsssteamer
1936 PU original colors, purple and yellow?

I am restoring our 1936 Ford pickup and the original purple like blue and the yellow paint is still showing under the hood on the cowl. What company used these colors for their trucks in 1936? ...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-15-2020, 08:29 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,408
Posted By SSsssteamer
Re: Shifter spring compressor

For years I have been using a valve spring compressor meant for overhead valves. It is tedious work but I have always prevailed getting the shifter spring and it's keeper back in.
Sound like from...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-08-2020, 10:58 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 21,224
Posted By SSsssteamer
Re: Dumbest Reproduction Parts

From Rick's in 1969, I purchased four new outer bumper clamps. They were pretty chrome and with their blue enamel paint already on them, they really looked nice. I proudly installed them onto our...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-08-2020, 10:28 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,091
Posted By SSsssteamer
Re: O/T What material would you use for new axle shafts?

I have made many brass era car axles. As directed by the sprint car community, 4140 has been my choice of axle shaft material. Additional heat treating is not necessary. Pictured below is our 1916...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-25-2020, 08:40 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 8,417
Posted By SSsssteamer
Re: Runs for about 10 minutes and the just quits

Laughing out LOUD.. A Good response!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-08-2020, 11:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 491
Posted By SSsssteamer
Re: Bumper Brackets

Yep, looks like the ones on our '36 Ford pick up. The cars were about the same.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-08-2020, 11:30 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,638
Posted By SSsssteamer
Re: Nylock self locking nuts on main bearing bolts?

I am 75 years old and for years, I was a journeyman machinist and assemblyman for Skagit Corporation in their transmission department building heavy equipment. We had many government contracts and...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-04-2020, 09:04 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,237
Posted By SSsssteamer
Re: Les Schwab powder coating

I had five 16" Ford wire wheels done by Les Schwab about 4 months ago out of their Sedro-Woolley, WA store. $35 total for blasting and powder coating. I am elated. Only down side is after...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-26-2020, 11:18 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 752
Posted By SSsssteamer
Re: Rear spring eye

The spring shackle bushing has to be a tight fit in the spring eye for it to wear properly. If your spring is still safe to use, build up the bushing with a little solder for a tighter spring eye...
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