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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 12:45 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 630
Posted By Y-Blockhead
Re: Marvel Carburetor

Same with the Marvel Schebler, soft metal. Ensure not to over tighten the screws. I only tighten the screws until the lock washer flattens, no more. I have been cutting my own gaskets also using...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 02:43 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 579
Posted By Y-Blockhead
Re: Grab handle

The one issue keeping me from fabing one is I don't want to drill mounting holes in my dash rail.



I have some " schedule 80 S/S tubing I have from extending my Mitchell Shifter I was looking...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 12:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 630
Posted By Y-Blockhead
Re: Marvel Carburetor

I do not know off the top of my head but I do have a Marvel apart out in the garage. I will measure them when I get out there (moving slow this morn...)

Edit: The Zenith and Marvel have the same...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-16-2021, 04:24 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 609
Posted By Y-Blockhead
Re: converting to 1970 v8 points for model a

Really? I find the opposite to be true.



Ford had a number of point designs between the Model A and the Y-Block.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-15-2021, 05:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 273
Posted By Y-Blockhead
Re: rear brake track how do you check it

Nice tool GeneBob. I enjoy seeing tools people make.

I made a similar tool when I installed my FHT brake kit. Since the front tracks are not used with the FHT kit I only made a tool for the rear....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-15-2021, 04:31 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 579
Posted By Y-Blockhead
Re: Grab handle

I saw this grab handle 'somewhere' and always wanted to either find a similar one or fab one.. My CEO has a hard time getting in my Town Sedan. I think the shape of it looks sorta period correct.
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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-14-2021, 06:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 440
Posted By Y-Blockhead
Re: Fog Light Switch Help

Nice!! I will have to look into that. What did you use for lenses?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-14-2021, 06:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 332
Posted By Y-Blockhead
Re: Fuses

There are a couple of threads on the subject that, of course, I can't find right now.

Anyway, yes I have a fuse panel that is mounted on the inside of the firewall behind the junction box, hidden...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-14-2021, 01:15 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 842
Posted By Y-Blockhead
Re: Reamers

Look thru Bratton's printed or online catalog. They usually list what size reamer (among other measurements in their parts description). For example front spindle bushings "Ream to .813" - .8135.
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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-14-2021, 12:23 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,199
Posted By Y-Blockhead
Re: received my deluxe flathead ted brake kit today concerned

The four black flat nuts go on the adjustment screws on the backing plate. They hold the adjustment. Unlike the original adjusting wedge, the FHT floating wedge doesn't have the notches to hold the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-13-2021, 07:14 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 991
Posted By Y-Blockhead
Re: leaking head gasket?

In the meantime I would suggest draining the water/coolant from the engine. You don't need any coolant leaking back into the cylinder(s) and possibly the oil pan while it sitting for the next three...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-13-2021, 06:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 440
Posted By Y-Blockhead
Re: Fog Light Switch Help

Not to mention they look Bitchin'. :cool::cool:

RB, never thought of using them for driving lights. With 30w bulbs X 2 they really pull the amps. I will try that out next time I'm out.
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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-13-2021, 02:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 630
Posted By Y-Blockhead
Re: Marvel Carburetor

Jon have you tried advertising in the "Swap Meet" section?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-13-2021, 11:44 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 630
Posted By Y-Blockhead
Re: Marvel Carburetor

These past months during the Corona isolation to keep myself busy, I rebuilt a couple of Marvel Schebler carbs I had. I also went thru a few of Zeniths I have.

In swapping out the various carbs...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-13-2021, 12:54 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,199
Posted By Y-Blockhead
Re: received my deluxe flathead ted brake kit today concerned

Snyder's has the instructions in their on line catalog https://www.snydersantiqueauto.com/Resources/en/ItemDocuments/A_2051_DLX/A-2051-DLX%20-%20Flat%20Head%20Ted%20Instructions.pdf but probably the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-12-2021, 10:56 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,156
Posted By Y-Blockhead
Re: throw-out bearing

I have never used Aetna bearings that I know of (dang it, now I am going to have to check my stash...) but I have to wonder how they have remained in business all these years if their bearings are so...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-12-2021, 01:07 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 525
Posted By Y-Blockhead
Re: 3 x spark plugs

Here's a little trivia for you;

Ever notice on the BOX of a NOS 3X spark plug the "3" has a flat top while on the Repro BOX the "3" has a round top? The opposite what the plugs have. Weird, eh?
...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-12-2021, 01:00 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 847
Posted By Y-Blockhead
Re: new to the model a/forum

Awesome truck! Welcome to the 'Barn'...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-11-2021, 11:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 212
Posted By Y-Blockhead
Re: Steering Box Adjustment

Your PDF is from the awesome website, Model A Basics. http://modelabasics.com

There are numerous informative articles and some of the best explanations of the working of the Model A on this site.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-11-2021, 03:40 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,064
Posted By Y-Blockhead
Re: We want our "A"

Good it is all coming together for you...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-11-2021, 02:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 667
Posted By Y-Blockhead
Re: pops, slips, drops out of second gear

Bert's did have some of the "Good Bearings" (not the ones that are advertised in the catalog). I bought a set some months ago, 'just in case'. I don't know if they are still available, give Steve a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-10-2021, 12:06 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 963
Posted By Y-Blockhead
Re: Battery charger

I remember working at service stations in my youth. Someone would bring a battery in for a charge. We would pop the caps off and proceed to boil the crap out of them for a couple of hours until the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-08-2021, 05:55 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,047
Posted By Y-Blockhead
Re: Crazy temp gauge idea

I was thinking the same, keep it simple...

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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-07-2021, 03:21 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,280
Posted By Y-Blockhead
Re: Sound deadening Q ?

While Bob's method may work well for the tinny body panels, it does nothing for engine and road noise and for heat.

I covered my entire floor in my Town Sedan with DynaMat, followed by Jute backed...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-06-2021, 02:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 516
Posted By Y-Blockhead
Re: Mystery Part What is it?

There is a small picture of the "Shimmy Stop" on page 160 in "Those Wonderful Unauthorized Accessories for the Model A Ford" Book.
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