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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-05-2020, 06:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 701
Posted By JoeCB
Re: Fuel Line, Shut-Off Valve to Firewall: Why Made Of Hard Steel?

Some of us do care !! First have you read the recent post about Bundy tube that I started? Originally Bundy "seamed" (rolled) tube was soldered, later it was brazed. When the transition was made I...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-21-2020, 07:35 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 516
Posted By JoeCB
Re: Original seamed fuel line - Bundy Tube

I'm a little slow but I finally picked up on it (-: I'm betting that there will be many ??? yet

Joe B
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-20-2020, 08:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 516
Posted By JoeCB
Original seamed fuel line - Bundy Tube

Hello all, just came across a bit of interesting history. I was looking through "The Swap Meet" and saw a listing for original seamed fuel line. Being from the Motor City, I knew about "Bundy Tube"...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-10-2020, 10:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 469
Posted By JoeCB
Re: Shock fluid test results

Bob, very interesting and thank you for doing the work and sharing results. Since the torque value from your test is highly dependent on the speed that you stroked the shock absorber, can you give...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-08-2020, 02:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 945
Posted By JoeCB
Re: Toe-In Lesson Learned

Yah' something is fishy with the measure of 8 degrees toe in??? If that angle is suppose to be a measure of the wheel angle relative to the vehicle centerline, 8 degrees would equate to 3.9 inches of...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-18-2020, 09:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 956
Posted By JoeCB
Re: Carburetor control

I think that "Ruth" got it right... Look close at the photo, the housing is stepped. This device controls the "in and out" of the choke rod in two measures steps, full out "start" , half out "warm"....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-16-2020, 06:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,126
Posted By JoeCB
Re: Lionel toy trains .

I love the "Ford" rail cars. Is the first photo some German version of a caboose , having the "watch shack" attached? As for the OP, I am convinced that there is a forum for "everything and anything"...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-10-2020, 10:31 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 558
Posted By JoeCB
Re: GAV needle threads... unique to this component?

Picking up on what Katy said ...the now obsolete ASME thread standards had number size screws from # 2 (.0842) to #30 (.4526) with many optional thread pitches. Unfortunately there were several sizes...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-08-2020, 08:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 716
Posted By JoeCB
Re: Drag Link Spring Compression?

Trying to visualize this ...is it possible that the grease fitting is inserted too deep and is holding the spring, keeping it from retracting into the bottom. ??

Joe B
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-21-2020, 08:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 945
Posted By JoeCB
Re: very early lugnuts on 28

Just as an aside, 23/32" apparently was a standard size nut. I encounter this size on occasion and have a couple of open end wrenches in that size. It's not truly 18mm as 23/32" converts to 18.3mm...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-19-2020, 03:16 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,362
Posted By JoeCB
Re: Model A - 2 bucks

Venison on the front fender, not uncommon back in the day...arriver home either half cooked or half spoiled, depending!!

Joe B
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-17-2020, 10:47 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,526
Posted By JoeCB
Re: Devastating Blow

That maybe true, but I will go with the odds on this one!!!

Joe B
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-17-2020, 07:53 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,526
Posted By JoeCB
Re: Devastating Blow

My experience ...BMW drivers think that they are "special" and thus have road priority!!!

Joe B
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-16-2020, 09:56 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,437
Posted By JoeCB
Re: Putting model a on lift

Interesting discussion here, for sure. When ever I overhear a heated discussion as to the "proper" way to treat a Model A, I can't help but thing of all the zillions of times that our wonderful "A's"...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-13-2020, 01:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 321
Posted By JoeCB
Re: update on leaking zenith carb

I would be real surprised if it was the washer... more likely that the needle or ball finally seated ( or some debris moved out of the seat area)

Joe
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-04-2020, 07:18 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 632
Posted By JoeCB
Re: Which headlight wire for high/low beam

If this question is meant for me the "high" switch position lights both filaments.

Joe B
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-03-2020, 09:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 760
Posted By JoeCB
Re: Piston size

Someone had lost their "0" stamp and substituted the nearest thing "Q"

Joe B
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-03-2020, 09:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 632
Posted By JoeCB
Re: Which headlight wire for high/low beam

Without straying too far from the OP... and thanks "Y" for the filament orientation info. I just purchased and installed 32 - 32 cp bulbs from Snyder. The bulbs I replaced had two identical...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-30-2020, 10:14 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,613
Posted By JoeCB
Re: Factory Balancing of Rotating Assembly

While we are on the subject balancing stuff; you may be interested in seeing the machines that are used these days. Micro Poise (MP) Balance Engineering Co. Troy MI.
Back when I worked for GM ,...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-28-2020, 02:01 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,189
Posted By JoeCB
Re: Generator voltage high ?

OK fellows, I'm reporting back after freshening up the battery ground connection and installing a ground direct to the engine. Still getting 10 volts at the generator ( 3 brush, original) , however,...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-27-2020, 09:54 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 951
Posted By JoeCB
Re: Manifold/Muffler Joint

This may be unorthodox but has worked fine for me for many years... wrap a 3/4 " wide band of 4 or 5 folded layers of aluminum foil around the joint. install the clamp over this band and tighten....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-26-2020, 04:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 636
Posted By JoeCB
Re: Hinge bolt removal

For tight screws in general the best tool that I have found is the hand held impact driver with a driver bit to CORRECTLY fit the screw head. This tool imparts a loosening torque and linear force...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-26-2020, 01:05 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,189
Posted By JoeCB
Re: Generator voltage high ?

I am using an "old" high quality analog meter... the only thing I trust. As for charge rate, I'm at 10 amp maximum, and have been that way for years, seeing no battery problems. However , understand...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-26-2020, 11:29 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,189
Posted By JoeCB
Re: Generator voltage high ?

Thanks guys, I will go and check the "old" ground connection to the frame and add a ground direct to the engine.
I'll report back on results

Joe B
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-26-2020, 08:48 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,189
Posted By JoeCB
Re: Generator voltage high ?

Not amps, defiantly 10 VOLTS. Getting 10 volts reading from the generator and at the junction box. I'm using a high quality accurate VOM.
Now please understand that this car has been in my...
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