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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-13-2021, 08:11 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 575
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: 33
Views: 1,562
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: 780
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: 1,413
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: 487
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: 586
Posted By larrys40
Re: Sport Coupe Top - Need Help

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: 1,229
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: 1,229
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: 1,066
Posted By larrys40
Re: Rear axle questions

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: 950
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 .
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-07-2020, 06:36 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 219
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: 713
Posted By larrys40
Re: alternator

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: 2,433
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: 2,000
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: 1,276
Posted By larrys40
Re: Ford Script Distributor Body

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: 978
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: 978
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...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-26-2020, 08:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 978
Posted By larrys40
Re: Zenith Carb. Issue

Look for a plugged cap and/or main jet.
Today’s fuels will gel fairly quickly if not run now and then.
They are the two jets that are in the Venturi opening when you separate the halves
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-24-2020, 02:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,467
Posted By larrys40
Re: Low braking phenomena


Not sure if you have located the trouble yet but as hinted above
There are several key things to check out I would look at first.
I’ve done much A brake work and comprehensive restores ...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-22-2020, 08:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,568
Posted By larrys40
Re: Zenith carb

Are you sure It’s the drain plug?
Put a finger in the carb throat and see if it’s wet on the bottom . If it is wet , it is not your drain plug. It is your float valve or float level.
Larry shepard
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-20-2020, 02:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 566
Posted By larrys40
Re: Multiple Disk Clutch

If you don’t find anyone near you let me know . I do them on occasion as I have the Krw compressor but parts are limited.
Larry shepard
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-13-2020, 01:01 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,390
Posted By larrys40
Re: Engine is rough when accelerating

I think Brent gave you the correct advise. Unless you have a sticking valve the marvel oil won’t do anything. It sounds like you need more from the gav carb adjustment which is the dash Choke...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-13-2020, 12:53 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,697
Posted By larrys40
Re: Which Car-Like Vehicles Can Tow a Model A?

Truly vintage gave good advice . Tow with a Pickuo and get fix ( get the wife to flex) no pun intended. The weight ratio and not just power is he issue. Much safer with a pickup. Buy a good used one...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-10-2020, 10:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 865
Posted By larrys40
Re: Replacing rear motor mount

Doing the mounts with engine in is a significant job. Remove muffler, floorboards etc to gain access.
As was said in above post and is good advice you will need to support the engine with a JS k...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-08-2020, 07:15 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,019
Posted By larrys40
Re: Rear End Questions

No I know if no one who has rebuilts on hand.
They are done on an as needed basis.
I tore one down last week for a guy and he was present when I tore it down. His friend said to run it. It had...
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