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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 02:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 450
Posted By larrys40
Re: Model A Transmission

I can help if desired I am in St. Louis. I believe have a rebuilt on hand or I can do yours.
I do service and restoration work and Advertise in Model A News and Restorer.
Larry Shepard
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-08-2021, 09:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 601
Posted By larrys40
Re: Mitchell Overdrive problem

YBlockhead
I’ve installed quite a few Mitchell’s and have seen poor engine mounts cause trans and engine to move which in fact can cause the shift mechanism to shake. Noting Tom Endy’s issue I...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-08-2021, 03:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 601
Posted By larrys40
Re: Mitchell Overdrive problem

Del
I agree sounds like I’d make sure linkage is ok as suggested above , also, if rear engine mounts are bad or loose it could cause the engine and trans to move more then it should and cause the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-05-2021, 11:10 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,257
Posted By larrys40
Re: Transmission bearings

I happen to speak with Don Snyder yesterday and he said they have new corrected bearings so it hopefully availability isn’t a problem albeit bad ones are out there.

Check them to make sure. If you...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-28-2021, 07:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,076
Posted By larrys40
Re: Brake Roller Tracks

I weld and machine them to specs. In my opinion it is the quickest and is the best method as well as most cost effective.
I have seen backing plates that have had the tracks replaced and the tracks...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-27-2021, 09:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 521
Posted By larrys40
Re: Gilmore "Model A Day" - Sept 18. 2021

If you guys haven’t been before it is quite a treat to see the museum . Your support for maffi is appreciated . You can become a member by visiting maffi.org.
Plan to be there some Friday so you...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-23-2021, 11:15 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,946
Posted By larrys40
Re: Max Speed of a Model A with 26% OD and HC Head

SAJ ,
I admittedly my wheels are stellar and straight and do well on my cars . Your are right some wheels are worse than others and could be better with good balancing .
My 40 Ford when installing...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-22-2021, 08:34 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,946
Posted By larrys40
Re: Max Speed of a Model A with 26% OD and HC Head

I’ve install a number of overdrives and have them in both my sedans
31 slant window std head currently with 26 Mitchell . I did 76 with it last fall on a trip. A could easy cruise is 55-62 in the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-13-2021, 08:11 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 675
Posted By larrys40
Re: More kudos for Randy Gross' brake drums

Yes I agree . Unless customers bring me drums from other sources I always use Randy’s drums and make a bulk buy. They are great and so is he. I have install many and admittedly so my own show arcing...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-24-2021, 02:25 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,296
Posted By larrys40
Re: Are brake floaters worth it?

You don’t need the brake floaters . Restore the original system properly, use cast iron drums, arc shoes to drum. Pay attention to detail, And set up and adjust system properly. I have done hundreds...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-10-2021, 03:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 871
Posted By larrys40
Re: Best method to clean heavy grease off engine and frame

I like the cream style (non pumice) like Gogo hand cleaner
It’s white and removes grease and oil and does super on the engine compartments and chassis . You can use it with a soft brush if desired...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-20-2021, 10:06 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,487
Posted By larrys40
Re: Firewall welding

I would put water soaked towels on the top of tank and firewall for vapor and paint protection making sure to cover neck and stuff a good size one undeneath very well water soaked and carefully weld...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-11-2021, 07:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 501
Posted By larrys40
Re: Front Brake operating pin

The Angle of the cut slot for the lock pin on 32-34 spindle bolts are also not straight with the facing edge of the round of the upper end where the brake operating shaft connects. If you try and...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-25-2020, 07:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 610
Posted By larrys40
Re: Sport Coupe Top - Need Help

Bob
They are a difficult top , but the key is patience and analyze all you are doing BEFORE you make any cuts. The key is pulling the material tight to pull any buckled areas smooth .
I have a 30...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-30-2020, 08:29 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,249
Posted By larrys40
Re: Throw out bearing spring replacement

Make sure your pedals and hub are free . If thereís lots of old grease and or gardeners grease take a little brake clean and spray around the clutch hub ( pedal depress) toward the back end. Do what...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-29-2020, 06:56 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,249
Posted By larrys40
Re: Throw out bearing spring replacement

The reproduction springs have too long a tail on them.
Do yourself a favor and cut the tails shorter before you try to install. Otherwise you will be fighting it tremendously . I use a heavy...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-25-2020, 11:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,088
Posted By larrys40
Re: Rear axle questions

Conaway,
Like Tom I have done many rear axles. My experience and setup is exactly Tom's. After doing many you get a feel for it, although so I can relay my setup to the customer I like to check...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-07-2020, 09:14 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 965
Posted By larrys40
Re: Carb identify

It is a marvel scheibler sold by western auto, sears, etc back in the aftermarket replacement days. Decent carbs but not typically any parts available for them .
Larry
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-07-2020, 06:36 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 236
Posted By larrys40
Heading back from Gilmore to St Louis

Dropped off an A at Gilmore and heading back to St. Louis tomorrow. Let me know if anyone needs a haul near St Louis.
Larry shepard
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-03-2020, 07:52 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 727
Posted By larrys40
Re: alternator

Duke,
Yes tom Wagner has without question the best alternator and bracket out there.
Tom is part of our st Louis Model A club and is not only a great knowledgeable guy on auto electrics but has the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-14-2020, 08:13 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,513
Posted By larrys40
Re: Model A Day at Gilmore Cancelled!!!

With sadness but it is the wise decision. There will be another year.
I’m still on for my seminar if they wish for next year.
Everyone’s health is paramount .
Larry shepard
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-08-2020, 11:37 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,037
Posted By larrys40
Re: Water Pump Removal

I have done many, countless pumps and in my opinion after doing several hundred and more the newfake bolts really donít effect if the head clears or not as the pump needs to come out to clear the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-06-2020, 09:44 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,313
Posted By larrys40
Re: Ford Script Distributor Body

Steve
The 2 pin notch was universal to be used on b as well. You will notice if you look at the slot opening there is probably a step. It should be filed down to work on an A otherwise it will force...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-28-2020, 08:10 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,002
Posted By larrys40
Re: Zenith Carb. Issue

Ok that is good to know... I spoke to him last year and he said he didnít do any of them any more when we spoke last year. It sounds like I misunderstood . Good to hear heís still supplying flow...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-28-2020, 01:12 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,002
Posted By larrys40
Re: Zenith Carb. Issue

Correcting my post to say Dave Renner is still supplying flowxtested jets, just not rebuilding carbs any longer. It’s amazing by flow testing you can realize not even all jets point the stream of...
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