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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 05:39 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 396
Posted By updraught
Re: Model A flywheel repair

"A "casing" is the outer part (often also protective) of a piece of equipment and may have a lot of removable panels to allow servicing and repairs. A "housing" is often more difficult to open...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-13-2021, 08:39 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 622
Posted By updraught
Re: Motor wheel hub cap

It's under attachments
https://www.fordbarn.com/forum/faq.php?faq=vb3_reading_posting#faq_vb3_attachments

Be sure to get the size right before uploading.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-04-2021, 06:56 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 257
Posted By updraught
Canada stats and stuff

http://www.oldcarscanada.com/2011/11/1931-ford-model.html
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-03-2021, 07:58 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 906
Posted By updraught
Re: Added HP for 2nd carb and header?

How will we know when he's spoken?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-28-2021, 07:38 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,401
Posted By updraught
Re: Vintage Precision Hub Puller

https://modelastore.com/gauges?product_id=4877
The APCO gauge fits these housings which are said to be 1/2 inch.
https://www.oneillvintageford.co.uk/acatalog/Ford_Model_A_Water_Pipes.html

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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-28-2021, 03:08 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,329
Posted By updraught
Re: 5 main block from Tod

It would be interesting to see some photos of the OHV when ready.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-26-2021, 11:52 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,332
Posted By updraught
Re: Dead A on the side of the road question

From my reading the Dodge Brothers were the backbone of Fords success in the early days. I gather they slept, eat and breathed machining and manufacturing.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-23-2021, 07:58 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 662
Posted By updraught
Simmons head

https://www.ebay.com/itm/174778031184?ul_noapp=true
For the closet hotrodder
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-19-2021, 02:54 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,463
Posted By updraught
Re: My 1st Model A (non Hotrod)

It would be good to have someone look at it and tell you what is needed.
Starting with the brakes, if the drums haven't been replaced it might be a good idea to get a new set already mounted on hubs...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-15-2021, 12:07 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,159
Posted By updraught
Re: LED Headli9ghts, 6v

The darkness you have in the USA is very dark. Even the light bits are very dark. It takes more energy to run lights there and with 110 volts in your house it is a wonder you can see anything at all....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-08-2021, 05:47 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 4,737
Posted By updraught
Re: Anyone run a Lion Head

How do you makea 7:1 head look stock? Don't the plugs need to be recessed?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-04-2021, 07:48 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,984
Posted By updraught
Re: Transmission bearings

I think the ones at 3rd Gen are the same as the others, unless he has some old stock somewhere.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-25-2021, 06:24 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,640
Posted By updraught
Re: 10mpg

The 1971 Ford GTHO Phase 3 got 8 miles to the gallon at 100 mph:
"The fuel bill will also cause a few headaches - hard-pushed, the car does a neat 8 mpg. With slightly quieter driving it- will give...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-22-2021, 07:43 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,147
Posted By updraught
Re: Leaf springs and shocks

To me 50/50 would be a sports setting mainly for handling.
For ride you need little resistance on compression and plenty on rebound.
Well, not too much on rebound that the wheels don't come down...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-20-2021, 01:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 483
Posted By updraught
Re: Coker Tire 500-19 EXCELSIOR COMP V

The Comp V is good for 149 mph. Enough rubber for a Sunday outing.

They are a cross ply/bias tyre and Coker stopped making them with the introduction of the radial a long time ago. Back ordering...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-19-2021, 01:16 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 483
Posted By updraught
Re: Coker Tire 500-19 EXCELSIOR COMP V

They stopped making them some time ago. Check the age.
https://www.cokertire.com/tires/600-19-excelsior-comp-v.html
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-18-2021, 05:47 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,147
Posted By updraught
Leaf springs and shocks

https://www.jstor.org/stable/44716088?seq=1#metadata_info_tab_contents
An interesting old article on leaf springs and shocks.

So it says that the reason you do not want friction between leaves...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-15-2021, 07:45 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 610
Posted By updraught
Re: 28 color magazine ad wanted

https://paintref.com/cgi-bin/brochuredisplay.cgi?year=1928&manuf=Ford&model=&smod=&page=14&scan=14
From the sales brochure


plus this...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-15-2021, 07:35 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 577
Posted By updraught
Re: Thank you to Randy Gross (F100 Steering Box)

Check with Flathead Ted
http://www.flatheadted.com/
with an A sector housing and a 32 pitman arm (replaceable ball) it should work.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-13-2021, 07:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 398
Posted By updraught
GPS speedo

Having problems finding an accurate GPS speedo lately.

Our two modern cars have Australian ones that are very good, but no longer seem to be available. These ones have been checked by radar and...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-10-2021, 11:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 807
Posted By updraught
Re: What are you working on?

Won't last long once they put the wall up.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-10-2021, 01:33 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 807
Posted By updraught
Re: What are you working on?

A man after my own heart
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-07-2021, 05:38 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,794
Posted By updraught
Re: Oil grooves

The worst that can happen is that is explodes into a thousand pieces at an inoppertune time.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-07-2021, 03:46 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,358
Posted By updraught
Re: Brake Conundrum

About $2000 just for drums, linings and backing plates for mechanical
https://www.mikes-afordable.com/category/2204.html
That's to start with ...

The alternative $3500...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-06-2021, 12:37 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,358
Posted By updraught
Re: Brake Conundrum

To get mechanical brakes to work properly with all parts like/are new, will cost about as much as a new hydraulic system?
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