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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-12-2017, 09:32 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 10,047
Posted By ian Simpson
Good bye


I am not a great believer in the gospel according to Henry Ford, and I am not joined at the hip to any one supplier. However, I have enjoyed my short time as a member of this forum...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-12-2017, 04:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,203
Posted By ian Simpson
Re: Service Brake Cross Shaft Rebuild

That's what I did some years ago.

As the cross shaft hardly moves, the use of split bearings should not be an issue unless the shaft is very worn. I lucked out, mine was hardly worn.

Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-11-2017, 11:47 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,348
Posted By ian Simpson
Re: Bert's Model A Parts, giving a plug

Although I prefer to buy from Canadian sources, my go to US dealer is Snyders. I sent them an e-mail at 10.15 pm their (Ohio) time yesterday. It was in the mail at 9.15 this morning. USPS has it...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-09-2017, 06:54 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,996
Posted By ian Simpson
Re: 32 volt DC fan

This only applies if the motor is stalled or just starting. Back EMF is your friend. Saves lots of amps.;)
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-08-2017, 06:37 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,798
Posted By ian Simpson
Re: Degreasing

I forgot to add to my original response: I have hot water in my garage and use that in my pressure washer for stubborn messes.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-08-2017, 12:38 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,721
Posted By ian Simpson
Re: Acetone in gas

Up here in the cold, condensation (water) in the gas tank is a real problem as it can freeze in the gas line. It used to be that in cold weather we would put a few ounces of methyl hydrate in the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-08-2017, 12:31 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,798
Posted By ian Simpson
Re: Degreasing

I use Gunk and a pressure washer with lots of scraping and brushing, finishing with gun wash (spray gun wash). Occasionally I will use a wire brush in an air drill but I do not like to spread the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-07-2017, 11:42 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,549
Posted By ian Simpson
Re: New brake drum and hub assembly

Darren, my tame machinist tells me he uses just over 35 tons to swage my studs. I buy the drums and studs locally and have Darren swage them.

I then have the drums turned at a local brake shop who...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-07-2017, 11:17 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,321
Posted By ian Simpson
Re: Smaller Diameter Steering Wheel

Currently -19C here, -26C forecast by morning. Can you send some heat up here please? :eek:
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-07-2017, 10:16 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,138
Posted By ian Simpson
Re: Torque Tube

Just finished rebuilding the rear end on our 1928 Tudor yesterday. Notwithstanding other significant issues, we had a leak at the torque tube/ banjo joint. It had no gasket. However, research and...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-05-2017, 01:50 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,820
Posted By ian Simpson
Re: A block color

I rebuilt the transmission in our Canadian built 1928 Tudor late last month, and although the paint is long gone from the exterior of both the block and transmission, the inside of the covers over...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-05-2017, 01:15 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,644
Posted By ian Simpson
Re: Steady rest for foot feed

My farmer relatives laugh at me using the foot feed on the tractors instead of the hand job like a real farmer.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-05-2017, 12:56 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,979
Posted By ian Simpson
Re: Re-thinking shortened pitman arm

Last winter I rebuilt and/or replaced all the steering components in our 1928 Tudor except for the draglink and king pins which were in very good shape. At the same time I fitted a short pitman arm...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-05-2017, 12:24 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,435
Posted By ian Simpson
Re: Vehicle Inspection

I would video the whole inspection. Should make them tread very carefully.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-04-2017, 10:22 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 6,007
Posted By ian Simpson
Re: Y Izzit?

Scan them into a PDF and e-mail them to yourself, or put them in the cloud, etc.

Also, I agree with post 26, above, too often the books tell you what to do not how to do it.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-03-2017, 11:12 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,063
Posted By ian Simpson
Re: timing pin substitute


That's what my dad told me:)
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-02-2017, 11:05 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 7,433
Posted By ian Simpson
Re: Daily driving suggestions.

X2 except for turn signals, LED rear lights (both sides) and a case of bottled water. (The Florida sun can get hot:))
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-02-2017, 10:41 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,906
Posted By ian Simpson
Re: What are these?

My grandbabies call me Grandpa or Old Phart. Either is OK by me.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-31-2016, 12:51 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,752
Posted By ian Simpson
Re: Lean to the right

Also known as bachelor lean. Turn the springs around and wait awhile, it should self correct given no significant problems such as broken spring leaves. Do not turn only one spring as this could...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-31-2016, 12:35 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,416
Posted By ian Simpson
Re: Need a little help installing flyweel/tranny

Removing and installing flywheels and transmissions need not be a major trauma.

I do it from inside the car with both front seats removed along with the front floorboard, toe board and brake...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-31-2016, 12:14 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,736
Posted By ian Simpson
Re: rust in water

I have said it before, and will say many times more, good anti-freeze does much more than stop freezing. It has anti-corrosion properties that work with both iron and aluminum blocks. It is a very...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-26-2016, 07:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,448
Posted By ian Simpson
Re: Stuck Removing Rear Backing Plates

Just had the same problem last month. Used a rubber mallet to tap out the bolts holding the radius rods to the backing plates. Then everything fell apart.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-24-2016, 10:11 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 12,053
Posted By ian Simpson
Re: Starting Restoration

X2. None of our cars are pristine. They have the scars of hard usage, and we are proud of it. It also means that when we do a show, or do a grocery run, anyone and everyone can touch and/or climb in...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-23-2016, 12:36 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,726
Posted By ian Simpson
Re: Parts made in USA

We have a set of coffee cups that declare they are "Designed In Great Britain" but also "Made In China".

They always give me a good chuckle.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-21-2016, 01:20 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 9,928
Posted By ian Simpson
Re: Troubles with Vintage Glass

If you have a pattern - BUY LOCAL. Then you can talk face to face without shouting at each other in this forum.
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