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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-15-2021, 09:12 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,306
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: 602
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: 602
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: 2,968
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: 3,919
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: 3,919
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: 1,816
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: 856
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: 853
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...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-21-2020, 07:35 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 647
Posted By JoeCB
Re: Original seamed fuel line - Bundy Tube

I'm a little slow but I finally picked up on it (-: I'm betting that there will be many ??? yet

Joe B
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-20-2020, 08:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 647
Posted By JoeCB
Original seamed fuel line - Bundy Tube

Hello all, just came across a bit of interesting history. I was looking through "The Swap Meet" and saw a listing for original seamed fuel line. Being from the Motor City, I knew about "Bundy Tube"...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-10-2020, 10:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 556
Posted By JoeCB
Re: Shock fluid test results

Bob, very interesting and thank you for doing the work and sharing results. Since the torque value from your test is highly dependent on the speed that you stroked the shock absorber, can you give...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-08-2020, 02:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,036
Posted By JoeCB
Re: Toe-In Lesson Learned

Yah' something is fishy with the measure of 8 degrees toe in??? If that angle is suppose to be a measure of the wheel angle relative to the vehicle centerline, 8 degrees would equate to 3.9 inches of...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-18-2020, 09:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,021
Posted By JoeCB
Re: Carburetor control

I think that "Ruth" got it right... Look close at the photo, the housing is stepped. This device controls the "in and out" of the choke rod in two measures steps, full out "start" , half out "warm"....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-16-2020, 06:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,181
Posted By JoeCB
Re: Lionel toy trains .

I love the "Ford" rail cars. Is the first photo some German version of a caboose , having the "watch shack" attached? As for the OP, I am convinced that there is a forum for "everything and anything"...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-10-2020, 10:31 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 641
Posted By JoeCB
Re: GAV needle threads... unique to this component?

Picking up on what Katy said ...the now obsolete ASME thread standards had number size screws from # 2 (.0842) to #30 (.4526) with many optional thread pitches. Unfortunately there were several sizes...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-08-2020, 08:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 788
Posted By JoeCB
Re: Drag Link Spring Compression?

Trying to visualize this ...is it possible that the grease fitting is inserted too deep and is holding the spring, keeping it from retracting into the bottom. ??

Joe B
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-21-2020, 08:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,029
Posted By JoeCB
Re: very early lugnuts on 28

Just as an aside, 23/32" apparently was a standard size nut. I encounter this size on occasion and have a couple of open end wrenches in that size. It's not truly 18mm as 23/32" converts to 18.3mm...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-19-2020, 03:16 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,545
Posted By JoeCB
Re: Model A - 2 bucks

Venison on the front fender, not uncommon back in the day...arriver home either half cooked or half spoiled, depending!!

Joe B
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-17-2020, 10:47 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,740
Posted By JoeCB
Re: Devastating Blow

That maybe true, but I will go with the odds on this one!!!

Joe B
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-17-2020, 07:53 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,740
Posted By JoeCB
Re: Devastating Blow

My experience ...BMW drivers think that they are "special" and thus have road priority!!!

Joe B
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-16-2020, 09:56 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,627
Posted By JoeCB
Re: Putting model a on lift

Interesting discussion here, for sure. When ever I overhear a heated discussion as to the "proper" way to treat a Model A, I can't help but thing of all the zillions of times that our wonderful "A's"...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-13-2020, 01:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 373
Posted By JoeCB
Re: update on leaking zenith carb

I would be real surprised if it was the washer... more likely that the needle or ball finally seated ( or some debris moved out of the seat area)

Joe
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-04-2020, 07:18 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 726
Posted By JoeCB
Re: Which headlight wire for high/low beam

If this question is meant for me the "high" switch position lights both filaments.

Joe B
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-03-2020, 09:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 873
Posted By JoeCB
Re: Piston size

Someone had lost their "0" stamp and substituted the nearest thing "Q"

Joe B
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