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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-13-2021, 03:12 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 863
Posted By JoeCB
Re: Rear axle shaft thread broken

My opinion, the grade of the nut is not that important if the length of thread engagement is significantly longer than about five or six threads. As stated in the previous post the load per thread...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-10-2021, 08:42 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 723
Posted By JoeCB
Re: Composition of "Rustless Steel"

Or cut a couple of strips from that old junk shell and have the welder use that for filler rod.

Joe B
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-01-2021, 11:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 482
Posted By JoeCB
Re: First time electrical problem

Thank you guys. I'll make that contact

Joe B
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-01-2021, 06:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 482
Posted By JoeCB
Re: First time electrical problem

How to contact Mr Crabtree? or does sell through a supplier or on line

Joe
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-01-2021, 03:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 482
Posted By JoeCB
First time electrical problem

First time ever since I have had this car for 50 years, electrical issue. Last fall at the end of the season... battery went dead. Old battery I figured. Just now installing a new battery, I notice a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-26-2021, 07:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 680
Posted By JoeCB
Re: Torque spec for spark plugs?

I had just posted this to a thread about manifold torque... same applies here.

"good and tight" is about right !! I suspect that about 99.9% of all Model A's lived their first 50 -60 years...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-24-2021, 07:07 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,488
Posted By JoeCB
Re: Why do you own a Model A?

I was a junior in high School in 1963, Dad thought that I needed a project to keep me (and him) out of trouble. Found a 31 coup across town for $150. Dad drove it home , I followed in the 63' Chevy...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-23-2021, 08:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 593
Posted By JoeCB
Re: Intake and Exhaust manifold nut torque

"good and tight" is about right !! I suspect that about 99.9% of all Model A's lived their first 50 -60 years without ever encountering a torque wrench.

Joe B
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-14-2021, 09:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 614
Posted By JoeCB
Re: Battery Move

I think that that was a pretty common change back in the day... I suspect that my 31 Coupe had that "improvement" at some point in it's life as there is a suspicious area of corrosion pitting it that...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-11-2021, 09:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 656
Posted By JoeCB
Re: Gland rings counter bore

Steve, Thanks for posting that info... well done and very informative. From one that had a background in automotive engine manufacturing, each one of those seemingly small changes brought back (bad)...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-02-2021, 11:40 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 921
Posted By JoeCB
Re: Will this work

Just a little question on the pix in the OP, please. Not to criticize, but want too learn... is the battery cable side lug (flag terminal) and cable routing like original? It sure looks neat.
Joe B
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-17-2021, 09:31 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 12,662
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: 1,215
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: 1,215
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: 1,215
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: 664
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: 2,064
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: 927
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: 927
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: 3,801
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: 5,261
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: 5,261
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: 2,232
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: 1,040
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: 1,187
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...
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