Go Back   The Ford Barn > Search Forums

Sponsored Links (Register now to hide all advertisements)

Showing results 1 to 25 of 233
Search took 0.02 seconds.
Search: Posts Made By: JayJay
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 01:52 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 683
Posted By JayJay
Re: Composition of "Rustless Steel"

Well, you guys got me thinking. I have several copies of Machinery's Handbook around, but the earliest I could easily put my fingers on was 18th edition (1968). It lists properties of dozens of...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-12-2021, 10:16 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 683
Posted By JayJay
Re: Composition of "Rustless Steel"

I passed on Chris's experience and my welder used 308 rod. I will pick the shell up today and still have quite a bit of grinding, filing and polishing to do before I see how well the color matches....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-11-2021, 10:56 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 683
Posted By JayJay
Re: Composition of "Rustless Steel"

Chris, you're a prince! Thanks a million, I sent your info over to my welder.



JayJay
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-11-2021, 10:27 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 339
Posted By JayJay
Re: Radiator/ water pump

Someone put some Bars Leak into the radiator of my pickup, totally gummed up the tubes such that I had to find an "old school" radiator shop that knew how to work on brass radiators to rod it out....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-11-2021, 10:21 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 683
Posted By JayJay
Re: Composition of "Rustless Steel"

Thanks, all, and thanks especially Chris for looking up that rod. I eagerly await your counsel. Fortunately most of the split is in the section at the bottom that is painted, so metal color won't be...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-10-2021, 05:40 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 683
Posted By JayJay
Composition of "Rustless Steel"

Does anyone know how the composition of 1930 "Rustless Steel" compares with today's SAE grades (e.g., 304, 316)? I need to have a tear in my radiator shell welded up and the welder was wondering what...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-10-2021, 12:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 504
Posted By JayJay
Re: Gas Shut Off Valve testing

There have been a couple of threads here recently about sealing the fuel tank valve pipe thread.

https://www.fordbarn.com/forum/showthread.php?t=281970&highlight=thread+sealer
...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-10-2021, 11:39 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 504
Posted By JayJay
Re: Gas Shut Off Valve testing

I may be floating a bit off-topic here, but someone raised "long term" storage. For long term storage I would be more inclined to drain the tank. Run the tank down to less than 1/4 full, then park...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-07-2021, 07:05 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,027
Posted By JayJay
Re: dropping the pan

In my tools the 1/4" drive deep socket has a thinner wall than the short socket, so I use the 1/4" drive deep socket. (I think the 1/4" deep sockets are Craftsman I bought back when Craftsman was...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-03-2021, 12:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 844
Posted By JayJay
Re: How many miles?

Speedo in my unrestored Town Sedan shows 95.3K. The speedo works, appears unrestored and I have no reason to doubt that it is not correct. The rest of the car appears consistent with this mileage. It...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-28-2021, 11:22 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 574
Posted By JayJay
Re: Wheel resurrection?

Ruth - sorry about that, this is what I have. I'll contact my club member and see if he has it in PDF. You aren't the only one with "experienced" eyes...

I think that the forum compresses the file...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-28-2021, 10:51 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,081
Posted By JayJay
Re: Vise help

I have found a couple of Wiltons on Craigslist over the years, unfortunately not quite within John CT's price range (that may be a West Coast thing, almost everything is more expensive here in...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-28-2021, 10:35 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 574
Posted By JayJay
Re: Wheel resurrection?

Dk - attached is an article that one of members of my club did a few years back, good information on not only straightening but checking.

JayJay
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-27-2021, 04:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 643
Posted By JayJay
Re: A special kind of nut

Make sure you check the threads. On my '30 Town Sedan (four screw regulators) I believe they are 1/4"-28.


JayJay
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-27-2021, 04:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 671
Posted By JayJay
Re: Torque spec for spark plugs?

This is interesting. So for a 7/8" thread and cast iron head (Model A), this table recommends 50-55 ft-lb, or around the same as the head nuts. That just seems high to me.

JayJay
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-27-2021, 10:37 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 671
Posted By JayJay
Re: Torque spec for spark plugs?

Thanks, all. I've spent a lot of time working on BMW motorcycles where engine and tranny parts are either aluminum or magnesium, and torqueing to spec is pretty critical. I'm as interested in...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-26-2021, 10:54 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 671
Posted By JayJay
Torque spec for spark plugs?

I am likely being waaaay too anal, but is there a torque spec for the spark plugs on the original head? In the back of my mind I recall seeing one but can't find it in any of the references I have on...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-22-2021, 10:55 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,108
Posted By JayJay
Re: Zenith Rebuilding

Thanks, Tom, I'll try that technique next time I have the opportunity. Thermal shock is a good technique to have in your bag of tricks for loosening stuck "things". I agree, drilling out is not to be...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-21-2021, 12:21 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,108
Posted By JayJay
Re: Zenith Rebuilding

Bob - I recently renovated six Zeniths (three of them incredibly rusty), and three of them had stuck secondary wells. One of them I was able to flood with Kroil and then apply heat with my...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-20-2021, 05:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 262
Posted By JayJay
Plug gap TT10?

All - what's the "proper" plug gap for the Motorcraft TT10? I've seen 0.032" and 0.035", both from reputable sources. Thought I'd throw it out here to even more reputable sources.

Thanks.

JayJay
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-11-2021, 12:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 912
Posted By JayJay
Re: New floor boards and battery

I've run into Baltic Birch in both 4x8 and 5x5 sheets. I find that the 4x8 are generally US or Canadian made (we have a lot of Canadian lumber on the west coast), while the 5x5 come in from Europe. I...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-09-2021, 02:09 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,424
Posted By JayJay
Re: Adding turn signals

For my pickup I used a SignalStat and installed it using the cowl lights (modified for two filament bulbs, and amber lenses) and the rear brake lights. Only thing that looks a bit sketchy is the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-09-2021, 01:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 774
Posted By JayJay
Re: Zenith Troubles

I've found that some upper bodies have such corrosion on the float valve seat that you will never get a liquid tight seal. I deep six those uppers.

JayJay
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-09-2021, 11:09 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 549
Posted By JayJay
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-09-2021, 10:50 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 774
Posted By JayJay
Re: Zenith Troubles

And to further complicate things, if you install the main jet before you put in the cap jet, the tool will bind up against the main jet and make you think the cap jet has seated before it really has....
Showing results 1 to 25 of 233

 
Forum Jump
Sponsored Links (Register now to hide all advertisements)


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:44 PM.