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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 06:34 AM
Replies: 30
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Posted By jwmckenzie
Re: Model B Distributor in a Model A

A little Geometry and an internet calculator, I able to calculate the distance of between the dots (Chord Length), given a 19 degree angle and the radius of the crank pulley.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 10:55 AM
Replies: 30
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Posted By jwmckenzie
Re: Model B Distributor in a Model A

The bodies are different. Your pic looks like an "A" cover.

Have you tried a timing light? I have one that has a dial on the back that you can move to see where you are at. If you are running a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-15-2021, 07:02 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 256
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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-13-2021, 06:15 AM
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Views: 489
Posted By jwmckenzie
Re: 31 Roadster pickup cab swap to Truck cab

Chet, you will be able to enjoy the Open cab this summer. Who knows you may find it quite acceptable, just by putting the side curtains on.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-12-2021, 12:02 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,112
Posted By jwmckenzie
Re: Model B Distributor in a Model A

JimZ, can we get a wider view of your timing pin location, like in the picture Charlie Posted?

I have seen those elongated bosses on commercial engines and have been told they were aftermarket,...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-12-2021, 09:25 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 489
Posted By jwmckenzie
Re: 31 Roadster pickup cab swap to Truck cab

I went the other way. I took my '29CCPU, sold the cab (less the gas tank) and built a '29RPU. It's was an easy swap as soon as I had the Open Cab built.

Finding a Closed Cab body might be an...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-11-2021, 05:30 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,112
Posted By jwmckenzie
Re: Model B Distributor in a Model A

The Model B is timed at 19degrees BTDC.

If you have a Model A timing gear cover, the crankshaft has to be backed up 19degrees, after the pin drops in the camshaft gear.

If you have a Model B...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-03-2021, 03:18 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,093
Posted By jwmckenzie
Re: Wire vs lock washers

There are several studies of the effectiveness of lock washers to actually "lock".

Controversial for sure, but NASA says:

“The typical helical spring washer … serves as a spring while the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-17-2021, 05:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 499
Posted By jwmckenzie
Re: Pate swap meet

We will be there, not bringing any Model A parts... Zone 2, Ave 6, Space 635, Block 45.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-14-2021, 04:16 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 404
Posted By jwmckenzie
Re: Front Backing Plate Removal

The operating wedge has to come out, then the pin should drop out.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-11-2021, 08:23 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,249
Posted By jwmckenzie
Re: 80 Engines SOLD Middletown, NJ

Maybe Bert's got them, or some other engine shop.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-30-2021, 09:12 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 912
Posted By jwmckenzie
Re: Victoria Body Number 190A 21292

Thanks, I will pass this information on to my Nephew.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-25-2021, 09:22 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 912
Posted By jwmckenzie
Re: Victoria Body Number 190A 21292

Here are some more pics.

https://www.beamingpix.com/images/2021/03/25/IMG_4306.jpg
https://www.beamingpix.com/images/2021/03/25/IMG_4304.jpg...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-23-2021, 03:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 912
Posted By jwmckenzie
Re: Victoria Body Number 190A 21292

I will see if I can get some pics sent. Please clarify "rood opening".

We are coming to the conclusion this body tag is not associated with the back of the car.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-22-2021, 04:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 912
Posted By jwmckenzie
Re: Victoria Body Number 190A 21292

Here is the rear quarter panel.

https://www.beamingpix.com/images/2021/03/22/IMG_4298.jpg

The firewall has not been changed out of the cowl. I suppose it is possible a different rear has been...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-22-2021, 07:25 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 912
Posted By jwmckenzie
Victoria Body Number 190A 21292

My Nephew just picked up a Victoria, it's a steel back, flat firewall and has a Murray body tag. Here is a pic of the body tag.

https://www.beamingpix.com/images/2021/03/22/IMG_4297.jpg

We...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-05-2021, 09:36 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 679
Posted By jwmckenzie
Re: Replacing typical rust areas on the 1930 Model A truck

I have had a Miller 110V MIG for decades, works great on panels. I often wish I had a TIG much easier to control the heat, so I am told.

If I were starting over and knowing what I know today,...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-03-2021, 11:42 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,461
Posted By jwmckenzie
Re: 29 Woodie for sale

Here is a pic of a '30-'31 hinge. It has three tabs that slip into the door post. The hinge is also continuous and is spot welded to the part with the tabs.
...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-03-2021, 09:43 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,461
Posted By jwmckenzie
Re: 29 Woodie for sale

Yes there are things about this Woody that are not as Ford produced it.

Much of the original hardware is not pictured: front door hinges, tailgate hinges, rear corner brackets, rear wheelhouses,...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-03-2021, 09:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 395
Posted By jwmckenzie
Re: Bench Seats for a 1930/31 closed cab pickup

Snyders makes a quality seat springs, if change your mind about an original spring.


https://www.snydersantiqueauto.com/Products/seat-springs/truck/model-a
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-01-2021, 11:19 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 926
Posted By jwmckenzie
Re: valve tool needed

Brent Posted:

"....if a company can make bogus positive reviews for a company, they can also post bogus negative reviews for that company too just to 'blackmail' that biz into needing their...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-19-2021, 09:56 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 6,026
Posted By jwmckenzie
Re: 4 post lift

They seem to understand that some customer prefer to buy USA, and a brand name matters. My though is they bought the "Backyard Buddy" brand for it's reputation, so are not going to change the Made...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-18-2021, 09:24 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 6,026
Posted By jwmckenzie
Re: 4 post lift

The web page for the Backyard Buddy lift, clearly states it is Made in USA.

https://www.advantagelifts.com/pages/ah-lifts
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-27-2021, 08:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 957
Posted By jwmckenzie
Re: Repro 1930-31 Front Fenders

Never put a repo panel in that didn't need some work. Original iron for that matter either.

Good Luck. I am working a set of original fenders now, keep looking at the repop but can't justify the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-27-2021, 03:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 957
Posted By jwmckenzie
Re: Repro 1930-31 Front Fenders

I understand that Brookfield has the Gas Light dies and is doing the stamping. Gas Light is then putting the wire in. Brookfield guy told me this at Carlisle this last fall.

I expect the same...
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