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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-26-2021, 01:39 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 966
Posted By ThosD
Re: Replace differential seals and gaskets

Very helpful suggestions. I did recently join the local MAFCA club; SCVC.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-22-2021, 04:56 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 966
Posted By ThosD
Re: Replace differential seals and gaskets

Thank you for the suggestion; it's on my things to do list.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-22-2021, 11:27 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 966
Posted By ThosD
Re: Replace differential seals and gaskets

The above responses identify concerns that arose once I started sourcing gaskets. Some comprehensive gasket sets include pairs of varying thickness for the center section gaskets. I am of the mind...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-22-2021, 10:32 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 694
Posted By ThosD
Re: Horn rod

Two things I have done:

1. Clamp the horn rod to the steering wheel so the rod is not pushed out of the column while pushing the spider into the spring. Protect the wheel with urethane pads....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-21-2021, 10:23 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 966
Posted By ThosD
Re: Replace differential seals and gaskets

Thanks to all for your responses. I was afraid that I may need a special tool; I do have the spring spreader.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-21-2021, 12:33 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 966
Posted By ThosD
Replace differential seals and gaskets

Is there info for changing differential gaskets and seals that does not require disassembly of the gear set and spider? My eyes are getting bleary from searching the Model A forums and the Big Red...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-17-2021, 11:14 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,179
Posted By ThosD
Re: 3.27 Gear without an Overdrive

This may be a trivial observation. Typically, percent change is calculated from the starting value. The difference of 0.51 between the two ratios would be divided by 3.78; yielding a 13.5% change. ...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-14-2021, 10:48 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,884
Posted By ThosD
Re: Preparing for the end.

I have been into the Model A hobby for 5 months. Before I started, I told my wife that I would probably be spending more on the project than it's projected market value. For me it's an investment...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-10-2021, 11:26 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 766
Posted By ThosD
Re: CA YOM License Plate Program Question

Not a direct answer, but my recent experience with YOM plates and CA DMV.

I purchased my Model A 5 months ago with YOM plates that had been on the vehicle for at least the last 20 years while it...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-07-2021, 10:25 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 13,227
Posted By ThosD
Re: battery cut out switch

Thanks for the clarification. The aftermarket fuse on top of the starter looks like a factory item on my car. It appears that this was an early common mod for the A.

People create sparks when...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-05-2021, 05:47 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 13,227
Posted By ThosD
Re: battery cut out switch

Disconnecting a battery is a different concern. If the cable from the negative post of the battery to the fuse is disconnected, every thing on the car is at the same potential as ground. If the live...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-05-2021, 12:43 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 13,227
Posted By ThosD
Re: battery cut out switch

I got this reply from another forum:

Standards over the years migrated to never disconnecting “ground” for safety & consistency, and not just in car batteries.


Some reasons:
The idea/message...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-05-2021, 10:54 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 13,227
Posted By ThosD
Re: battery cut out switch

Bbrocksr
Thanks you for the reply. I may be over thinking and confusing myself.

Respectfully, I still have questions. If the negative post is not connected to anything, no current will flow...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-04-2021, 10:56 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 13,227
Posted By ThosD
Re: battery cut out switch

Resurrecting this thread. I recently purchased a cut out package as described above that provides a mounting bracket that attaches to the starter. All current from the battery is routed from the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-04-2021, 10:29 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 599
Posted By ThosD
Re: Horn Rod / Spider Installation

I had the same problem as Cape Codder. I decided to measure the square formed section of the round rod and compare to the ID of my OEM spider. I found that the corners of the formed, square section...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-31-2021, 06:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 722
Posted By ThosD
Re: 4 banger valve train thoughts/questions

Appreciate all of the responses. I have owned my A for 4 months and I am presently rebuilding the front suspension and steering. The balls of the steering arms were egg shaped, the radius rod ball...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-30-2021, 04:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 722
Posted By ThosD
Re: 4 banger valve train thoughts/questions

Thanks for the input. I was under the impression that 3 angle valve seats became a standard production item in the late 1980s. I guess that the 3 angle job is common because all of the machine shops...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-30-2021, 12:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 722
Posted By ThosD
4 banger valve train thoughts/questions

I'm several months away from pulling and rebuilding my 1930 engine. But I am collecting ideas for the build in my idle hours.
1. Valve seats. Has anyone used a 3 angle grind? Notice a difference? ...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-13-2021, 11:40 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,125
Posted By ThosD
Re: Banger posi traction

To OP Maybe the Jersey Boys were running differential spools in place of the spider gears: See H.A.M.B. thread:
...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-05-2021, 01:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 722
Posted By ThosD
Re: Rear spring and shackle bushing

I bought aftermarket replacement front shackles and perches recently for my early '31 coupe. The provided bushings for the new parts have a nominal OD of 3/4 (0.750) inches. My stock stock spring...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-05-2021, 10:04 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,953
Posted By ThosD
Re: Roadster or Coupe?

However, two additional passengers can enjoy a summer evening outing. A four seat option. Very appealing for short, fair weather trips.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-29-2021, 09:00 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,908
Posted By ThosD
Re: Economical and effective hydraulic brake conversion.

Thanks to all for the brake recommendations. My car just came off of 20 years of non op. The previous owner only drove it once or twice a year, which is why he sold it. I need to tear into the car...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-29-2021, 04:50 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,908
Posted By ThosD
Economical and effective hydraulic brake conversion.

I want to make my new to me '30 coupe safe and reliable for driving on public roads; more than just a parade car. I think the Bendix style hydraulic brakes with Lincoln drums are what I want...but...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-29-2021, 04:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 905
Posted By ThosD
Re: Steering column controls

More thanks. I suspect that Artimus has the identified the path for correction. I am making up my to do list and this is in the top 5.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-28-2021, 08:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 905
Posted By ThosD
Re: Steering column controls

Many thanks to both Bobs.
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