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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-25-2021, 04:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 658
Posted By john in illinois
Re: Pre load

There you go Bob. Very good suggestions to get it going as is or spend time and money to restore it properly. If you wNt to drive a lot and keep the car that is best solution.

John
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-25-2021, 04:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 438
Posted By john in illinois
Re: gastank shutoff valve leak at threads- options?

I use loctite pipe sealant as mentioned. It has been proven in industry for years.

Another trick is to flow solder in the pipe threads to make it fit tighter on the right position. I have done...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-24-2021, 04:39 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 897
Posted By john in illinois
Re: Is this a standard 21" Model A wheel?

Another thought. The wheel rim is 90 yrs old and if it was pitted and thin from rust i t can easily crack and blow out.

John
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-24-2021, 04:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 601
Posted By john in illinois
Re: REQUEST ADVICE: Changing Timing gear.

He had a fiber gear,but stiil good to clean valve chamber and make sure main holes ar clear.

John
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-24-2021, 04:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 658
Posted By john in illinois
Re: Pre load

As Tom and Charly said doit by feel. Just a slight drag because it will probably get tighter from the press fit in the banjo.

Also you will probably have to try a couple of times with the nuts as...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-23-2021, 04:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 658
Posted By john in illinois
Re: Pre load

Did you remove pinion and driveshaft from the center to put in OD drive shaft?
I do not see how a working rear end could be that much out of spec.

John
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-10-2021, 04:42 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,235
Posted By john in illinois
Re: FRONT model A ‘modern’ seal use.

I have used one for 28,000 miles in my Tudor. No leak yet. Put it in with black rtv.

John
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-10-2021, 04:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 811
Posted By john in illinois
Re: Bade brake performance

Flat head Ted makes a kit to make the front and rear self energizing. They work well and have gotten good reviews.

The rear need to be adjusted so rear brakes have more force. See Les Andrews....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-07-2021, 04:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 626
Posted By john in illinois
Re: New Radiator??

The people in my Model A club all have gone to Berg’s if they need a radiator.

John
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-07-2021, 04:21 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,172
Posted By john in illinois
Re: Clutch Issue - Need Help Please

John,did you have the clutch pedal down while tapping the center.

John
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-05-2021, 04:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 923
Posted By john in illinois
Re: Beware of scammers

1ton. My wife and I got a few of those renew texts. Not much privacy anymore.

I do require money before I ship a part. I used to take paypal, but now they have new policies and too complicated for...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-04-2021, 04:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 354
Posted By john in illinois
Re: 4th of july

Happy 4th. We are blessed to live in a free country. Thanks to all that served.

John
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-03-2021, 04:41 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,686
Posted By john in illinois
Re: Economical and effective hydraulic brake conversion.

Another hydraulic brake source.
http://www.wilsonweldingandmachine.com/

I have Lincoln/Ford brakes on my model A tudor and flathead powered Roadster.

John
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-30-2021, 04:40 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,442
Posted By john in illinois
Re: Front spring broken

I would agree about the epoxy. Bad idea. I have used a carbon rod in the perch hole and welded up the oval void, Much safer as that is one of your main suspension parts.


John
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-24-2021, 04:04 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 827
Posted By john in illinois
Re: Should I be worried about any of these noises?

Good advice Ernie By just doing the bearings you get to look a lot of other parts.

John
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-19-2021, 04:45 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,465
Posted By john in illinois
Re: I'm not a Model A person

If all the little things like wiring and carb and ignition are bad chances are the big things are bad too.
I would advise you to make a plan for how to make thecar do what you want it for.
A...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-19-2021, 04:34 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 764
Posted By john in illinois
Re: Front Cross Member Question

He probably meant grade 8 or maybe not.

John
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-18-2021, 04:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 764
Posted By john in illinois
Re: Front Cross Member Question

It is probably a replacement. The owner used bolts instead of rivets.
If all the bolts are there it would be easier just to use it.
Replace missing bots and check all for tight.

If you decided...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-17-2021, 04:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 483
Posted By john in illinois
Re: wheel adaptor plate

I bought this adapter from speedway. It is a wheel adapter to bolt a Ford wheel to a different hole pattern. You use this to provide a center based on the wheel lugs.
Does not matter which other...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-13-2021, 05:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 540
Posted By john in illinois
Re: 1931 Model A Ball Joints

If you are restoring this car yo should certainly repair any out of round ball.
Also king pins and other parts.

As mentioned look at a instruction book. It will tell you step by step what to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-13-2021, 05:05 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,536
Posted By john in illinois
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-09-2021, 04:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 596
Posted By john in illinois
Re: My New 'A' And A Few Questions

The forum requires a certain amount of post before you can use several forum sevices. 10 I think. Coment on a some other threads to up your posts.

John
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-07-2021, 04:45 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,778
Posted By john in illinois
Re: My wife is a keeper

Gene she drove a grain truck when we farmed so she learned quick on the A. It is very tiring to drive,especially the wind. As we are getting older,we are not driving as many miles in the A. But it...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-06-2021, 04:44 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,778
Posted By john in illinois
Re: My wife is a keeper

48 years. I first thought about an A 12 years ago. I found one I liked on ebay. I asked her what she thought and she said” bid on it”. Later she said she did not really think I would.

We have...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-06-2021, 04:19 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 322
Posted By john in illinois
Re: model A

You would get more response and interest in your post if you would give a description of what you wanted.

By the way,welcome to theBarn. Lots of help here.
Late on typing J.

John
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