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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-17-2021, 09:31 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 11,264
Posted By JoeCB
Re: Water vs Antifreeze

What jrapose said ... water and soluble oil. I have been doing it for 50 years. no problems, no rust.
Drain in the fall and refill in spring. It's available as concentrated "soluble oil" from NAPA...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-14-2021, 11:33 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 876
Posted By JoeCB
Re: Rear axle housing grease zerk question

Wow, this has been up for 4 days and no comments. opinions! I have been giving the issue of the axle seal more thought. I'm convinced that the axle seal has two functions. The PRIMARY function is to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-11-2021, 11:04 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 876
Posted By JoeCB
Re: Rear axle housing grease zerk question

The article from Tom certainly speaks with authority as to the function of the inner oil seal. What remains unanswered is why does the illustration show the seal lip facing toward the differential?...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-11-2021, 09:16 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 876
Posted By JoeCB
Re: Rear axle housing grease zerk question

If you look closely at the service bulletin pix, you see that the axel shaft seal lip is facing in toward the differential, that would indicate that the seal is to keep the 600w out of the wheel...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-07-2021, 10:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 500
Posted By JoeCB
Re: Oil pan gasket

The Brattons oil pan "snap" studs look to be the "ticket". In years past I would secure gaskets in place by tying off at several of the bolt holes with common cotton sewing thread. Holds the gasket...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-15-2021, 09:12 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,666
Posted By JoeCB
Re: whats the best & worst car to buy in 1930

"Buy a good used car" ... made me think. I'll bet back in 1930 era there no "good used cars" to be had. I suspect that used car stock consisted of only VERY used old Model T's and such.

Joe B
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-12-2021, 10:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 780
Posted By JoeCB
Re: Replacing king pins

Thanks "bb" for the info. The pilot reamer that I have must be for some other application, found it along with a bunch of other tools.

Joe B
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-11-2021, 11:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 780
Posted By JoeCB
Re: Replacing king pins

Without side tracking the thread , too much... what is the diameter of a Model A king pin? I ask because I have what appears to be a piloted reamer that would be used for such as a king pin bushing. ...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-30-2020, 11:37 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,426
Posted By JoeCB
Re: Old sayings

This one will stump the younger set when confronted with some troublesome electronic device... like a modern automobile.

"It ain't any good unless it's got Zerk fittings"

Joe B
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-27-2020, 11:30 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,489
Posted By JoeCB
Re: Signs, back in the day

OK Texan, I was wondering when someone would ask .... Caulked boots were (are) steel spiked boot soles that the old time lumber jacks wore, especially the men that road the logs down river.

Joe B...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-24-2020, 10:16 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,489
Posted By JoeCB
Re: Signs, back in the day

Caulks ... that made me laugh. Some of the towns in Notthern Michign were said to "roll up" the wooden plank sidewalks when the boys were coming to town.

Joe B
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-25-2020, 05:31 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,955
Posted By JoeCB
Re: Spring Perch Troubles

When I first read the title I was ready to chime in with some good advice ... Spring is the best time for Perch. Recommend a light spinning rod, 6 pound monofilament and good fresh emerald shiner...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-22-2020, 10:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 915
Posted By JoeCB
Re: Original Grease Gun Rebuild

To answer Will N... the plunger does not act to force the grease into the fitting. The plunger only feeds grease to the small diameter bore at the working end of the gun, the reduced diameter portion...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-05-2020, 06:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 957
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: 699
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: 699
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: 584
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: 1,077
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: 1,076
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: 1,216
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: 694
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: 852
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: 1,084
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: 1,640
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: 2,836
Posted By JoeCB
Re: Devastating Blow

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

Joe B
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