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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-25-2021, 10:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 684
Posted By pjdeb
Re: Battery/Starter Advice Needed

Oh yes! Bolt broken off. Now I have to find it. Looks like I have to go fishin'.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-25-2021, 08:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 684
Posted By pjdeb
Re: Battery/Starter Advice Needed

Well, it has been a learning experience, anyway. Removed the starter. Expected to find broken bendix spring. Looks good. Am I missing something in the attached picture?

Back on the idea that...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-24-2021, 06:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 684
Posted By pjdeb
Battery/Starter Advice Needed

I have been focusing my headlights. So the battery was drawn down. Battery is two years old. When starting the A, the starter whirls, but does not engage.

Recharged the battery. Read 6.2 volts....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-22-2021, 09:43 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 855
Posted By pjdeb
Re: Fact or Fiction: Headlight Lens Gasket

Thank you for the information. Yes, I was referring to the reflectors. Great explanation from MikeK.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-21-2021, 08:04 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 855
Posted By pjdeb
Fact or Fiction: Headlight Lens Gasket

Fact or fiction: the neoprene gasket for the headlight lens has an adverse effect on the bucket finish? It tarnishes the aluminum surface?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-13-2021, 12:56 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,003
Posted By pjdeb
Re: Headlight Help

Please describe what you mean by a relay set up. Thanks.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-12-2021, 11:24 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,003
Posted By pjdeb
Re: Headlight Help

OK. So now you know I do not see very well. It is 6000K and 3000K
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-12-2021, 11:19 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,003
Posted By pjdeb
Headlight Help

I am trying to improve headlight performance. Need some advice. I have been using standard two filament 32 CP bulbs.

1. One of my lenses might be original or at least older than the other. One...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-02-2021, 01:33 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 194
Posted By pjdeb
1930 CCPU Right Side Mirror

I am looking for a BLACK right side mirror. My pin is free and ready to go. The repos all seem to be chrome. Any suggestions?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-11-2020, 02:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 758
Posted By pjdeb
Re: Brake Drum Help

I did call Fhane. He was a great help. I hope to drive to Stuart sometime to meet him.

Finally got the drum on without the ebrake shoe. Still a little tight but I will drive it a bit. Left the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-11-2020, 12:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 758
Posted By pjdeb
Re: Brake Drum Help

I gave up on trying to get the ebrake band fit. If

I take the emergency band out, the keyway out, the hub will go on very tight on the service brake. So tight that I can not pull it off by hand....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-10-2020, 06:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 758
Posted By pjdeb
Re: Brake Drum Help

Thanks. Mine has to be the shoes, I think. The hub from the other side would not go on either. Both hubs went on the driver rear. Neither go on the passenger rear.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-10-2020, 04:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 758
Posted By pjdeb
Brake Drum Help

I have searched the threads. Tons of info on this. Maybe too much for my aging mind to sort out. Just new cast iron drums. All new brake parts. New composite service shoes. New woven ebrake shoes....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-15-2020, 02:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 755
Posted By pjdeb
Re: Help! Brakes!

Thanks for the help. I had put one roller pin in upside down. The cotter pin was interfering.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-15-2020, 12:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 755
Posted By pjdeb
Help! Brakes!

New to this thing. At 72, I thought I could learn something new. Maybe not.

Took all four wheels assemblies off including backing plates. Cleaned everything. Sent shoes out for relining.
...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-15-2020, 10:08 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 720
Posted By pjdeb
Re: Rear Brake Assembly

Thank you, I thought it was just me not being able to figure it out.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-14-2020, 09:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 720
Posted By pjdeb
Re: Rear Brake Assembly

I just saw a YouTube video that suggests taking the radius arm down. Any comments would be appreciated.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-14-2020, 01:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 720
Posted By pjdeb
Rear Brake Assembly

Need some advice. Following Les's book on reassembly of rear brakes. Call s for assembling the emergency brake carrier with shaft, return spring, and arm onto backing plate.

After doing that I...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-01-2020, 07:35 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,353
Posted By pjdeb
Re: Can anyone recommend a rear hub puller?

Mitchell. The best. www.mitchmanf@fontier.net Comes with two rings for the different style hubs.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-05-2020, 06:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 423
Posted By pjdeb
Brake Info Needed

It is my first time taking 1930 A brakes off. First of all, Henry could have put a little more meat on the backing plat bolts. Struggle to get them off as they spin. Anyone put a slot in the head?...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-19-2020, 09:57 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 537
Posted By pjdeb
Hub Production History

Pulled the rear wheel hubs today. Found that the are different. Someone must have replaced on somewhere along the line.

One side has 1/2" groove. Perfect for the red flanges on a Mitchell puller....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-14-2020, 07:25 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 706
Posted By pjdeb
Re: Stud Removal or ?

Cut a slit in the original clamp. Bend it open. Insert your new larger cable. Close the clamp up again just enough to hold the new larger cable.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-28-2020, 09:43 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,499
Posted By pjdeb
Re: Poor quality transmission roller bearings

Has anyone taken the edited reference numbers supplied by Joe K above and tried Motion Industries or Bearings Incorporated?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-28-2020, 08:55 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,499
Posted By pjdeb
Re: Poor quality transmission roller bearings

Tom,

What you have with the "good" photo are rollers with machined trunion ends. The holes in the retainers are machined/drilled, perhaps pierced depending on the retainer thickness. A typical...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-28-2020, 08:16 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,499
Posted By pjdeb
Re: Poor quality transmission roller bearings

This does not answer the question you asked. Sorry. I can not resist comment. All bearing manufacturers and major bearing distributors have gone the way of China.

Chinese authorities...
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