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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-11-2021, 07:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 335
Posted By bobbader
Re: Lower bearing and flange assembly 7 tooth

The 4 hole mounting flange on this assembly is a separate piece from the bushing assembly and is pressed onto a finely splined area on the bushing assembly. It was a tight fit from the factory but,...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-31-2020, 08:55 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,161
Posted By bobbader
Re: 12v from 3 brush Ford generator

So Sparky, Nicely done. Can you post the spec/part number/source on the diodes you are using. This would be most helpful for those of us who are capable of soldering and mounting the unit but...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-01-2020, 08:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,270
Posted By bobbader
Re: Front End Rebuild Questions

You already have the best fixture there is for holding the spindle. Reassemble it & the king pin, & king pin bearing back into the axle. This will hold the spindle so you can actually put real...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-16-2020, 08:05 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,407
Posted By bobbader
Re: What am I missing? 1930 Model A

You did not mention if the car has ever run since in your possession. Yo DO mention gas leaking around the carb to manifold gasket even with a new gasket. You have a Tillotson carburetor which is...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-07-2020, 05:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 527
Posted By bobbader
Re: Repairing Paddle in Vaccum Wiper

The paddle itself is the same size for all the Trico wipers. In the past, there have been rebuild kits with other internal parts for rebuilding the aftermarket (later production) Trico KCX motors....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-01-2020, 07:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,016
Posted By bobbader
Re: How much spindle wear is acceptable?

Seems like the question might be what type of reamer did you use? Is it a 2 stage reamer specifically made for King Pins? If not, chances are the two bushings in the spindle were not reamed in the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-20-2020, 10:51 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,031
Posted By bobbader
Re: Generator Charging

Duffy, Sounds like you may be getting confused about how to set the third brush and you might need to start over. A good rule of thumb is to determine a starting point from which to adjust the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-04-2020, 08:43 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 952
Posted By bobbader
Re: Modification to idle circuit in Zenith A and B carburetors

I've rebuilt many Zenith carburetors and am always wary of "leaks" in and around all of the jets. I have to say, this area has never "to my knowledge" been a problem. Gaskets (on jets that call for...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-13-2020, 11:10 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 350
Posted By bobbader
Re: 31 pickup leaking steering box

Is it possible you're referring to a "Grease END Plate" (not a grease "and" plate)????? If so, all of the Model A parts vendors carry them. It is most commonly referred to as an End Plate Tube with a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-03-2020, 07:52 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 816
Posted By bobbader
Re: Rear brakes

I agree with Patrick L on this one. Brake drums on any car will "seem" to have high/low spots or be out of round when you spin them by hand. That doesn't mean they have been "turned" out of round....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-29-2020, 07:47 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,100
Posted By bobbader
Re: Slamming into first gear

I'll throw this out there. An incident I experienced several years ago with a modern car with a Ford Heavy Duty 3 spd Trans. I had what sounds like the same issue you've experienced with your Model...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-12-2020, 08:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,244
Posted By bobbader
Re: 1930 Model A roadster on Ebay,original?

Yes, it has 31 features but I also think something is "OFF" about that indented firewall. The shape of the indent does not look correct and has nothing to do with the reflection of the manifolds. The...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-01-2020, 08:58 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,272
Posted By bobbader
Re: Model A Wheel Colors company

Please check your PM (Private Messages) ............... top right of your the screen where it says "Welcome, Cpuckett"
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-22-2020, 03:39 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,875
Posted By bobbader
Re: Testing a cutout

Your rear plate indicates that this probably IS a Model A Generator. If it's a B generator, the difference is that the rear edge of the case might have a chamfer on it but the rear cover might likely...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-22-2020, 08:22 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,294
Posted By bobbader
Re: Low braking phenomena

I think my friend JB-OB is on to something here. Clearance of service brake crosshaft to U-joint housing might be compromised. Also, kudos for the 1000 + miles recently driven and complimentary...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-07-2020, 04:33 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 961
Posted By bobbader
Re: Generator

The "third brush" is the one most directly in view as you look down into the generator with the band off. People are often unaware about how the brush is "adjustable" when those of us use that term....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-19-2020, 08:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,336
Posted By bobbader
Re: Arcing Brake Shoes

David, Check your PM (Private Message folder).

Bob Bader
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-27-2020, 08:46 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,989
Posted By bobbader
Re: Getting my 31 to run right.

You didn't mention what kind of carburetor . Cast Iron Zenith? Pot Metal Tillotson? Other? If it is a Tillotson, there's a good chance the flange where it bolts to the intake manifold is warped...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-22-2020, 04:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 490
Posted By bobbader
Re: Identifying steering columns

OOPS, didn't see that you mentioned the car was a 31. By 31, if I remember correctly, most of them did not have Gemmer markings. My Judging Standards are at work and I'm currently not there every...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-22-2020, 04:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 490
Posted By bobbader
Re: Identifying steering columns

They are both "Gemmer" units. One is manufactured by Gemmer while the other is manufactured by Ford or an outside manufacturer to Gemmer specs. That is to say, the 2 tooth steering boxes which they...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-16-2020, 05:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 836
Posted By bobbader
Re: Zenith and the Gav adjustment On a 31

You say that your other car runs fine with what would be considered normal adjustment parameters for the GAV. Why not try swapping carbs from one car to the other. This could help determine if the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-12-2020, 11:21 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 949
Posted By bobbader
Re: Starter Switch Question

Could be an early 28 starter which takes a totally different switch. If you remove the switch, there should be an insulated copper button about the diameter of a quarter protruding from the starter....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-10-2020, 08:23 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,738
Posted By bobbader
Re: Model A cracked block

In my opinion, you're working in reverse, thinking that this may be the only problem with this engine and a patch will have you going merrily down the road. While many would dismiss this block right...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-08-2020, 03:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,433
Posted By bobbader
Re: Perch Pin Play...

M5655, please see your PM (private Message) folder. Message sent

Bob Bader
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-01-2020, 08:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 682
Posted By bobbader
Re: Gas Cap leaks

You don't mention if the primers you are using are over any older paint or bare metal. In either case, have you significantly scuffed the area around the rim of the gas cap opening on the tank enough...
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