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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-17-2020, 07:52 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 876
Posted By Kevin in NJ
Re: Paint recommendations

What are your goals in your restoration?

If you are going for show correct then your path is different then look close then I want to drive and have fun.

Paint color is pretty subjective. The...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-04-2020, 10:14 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 222
Posted By Kevin in NJ
Re: 1931 Cabriolet 68C, Installation of Package Tray

The package tray cover has a bellows that must fit under a strap on the back of the upright seat and be level with it.

So you build to fit.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-03-2020, 09:25 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 213
Posted By Kevin in NJ
Re: Cabriolet folding top Turning lock

Is this what you need?

I made those with a small lathe and a small milling machine. The brass parts are the parts that the springs ride on that push the button reward.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-29-2020, 11:29 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 723
Posted By Kevin in NJ
Re: Brake Conversion? Or not.

The issue with most brake jobs is a failure to have drums and shoes matching in diameter and centered (for the mechanical brakes).

You need this for either system and it is just not done. What is...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-27-2020, 07:26 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 586
Posted By Kevin in NJ
Re: Refitting Rods- Sunnen Hone

A little aside.....

South bend made a rod holder for the smaller lathes to bore the babbitt end.

You can see it in this brochure:...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-25-2020, 06:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 294
Posted By Kevin in NJ
Re: Finishing the Belt Rail on 68C Cabriolet

belt rail was counter sunk for all the screws. There would have been a washer, lock washer split type and square nut on the bottom.

The wood would have been painted the dull black wood...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-19-2020, 07:57 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 820
Posted By Kevin in NJ
Re: 600w vs 90w

There are 2 points that need to be understood.

600W was a type of oil and not the viscosity.

600W and the modern equivalents carefully research by knowledgeable A people was a heavy steam oil....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-18-2020, 02:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 820
Posted By Kevin in NJ
Re: 600w vs 90w

There is a lot of mis-information about the gear oil. Here is what has come out in the past as far a correct information. I need to add this is incomplete as others have located oils by other...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-18-2020, 01:14 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,106
Posted By Kevin in NJ
Re: Dual Condensers?

As an electrical engineer lets talk about capacitors.

Putting 2 capacitors in parallel will add the values of the capacitance. So you would go from .22 to .44mfd. That means it will absorb more...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-11-2020, 04:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 470
Posted By Kevin in NJ
Re: Shock fluid test results

Here are some pictures from the last I was working on shocks.

The first one is an example of one that is might not work so good.

Next is a picture of all the parts from one shock laid out.
...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-11-2020, 03:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 470
Posted By Kevin in NJ
Re: Shock fluid test results

I have attached the fluid type documents from Ford.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-11-2020, 03:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 420
Posted By Kevin in NJ
Re: Condensers

They are not going to be reliable. Do not use them unless you like replacing them on the road.

From experience. Back 40 years ago I was testing all sorts of 'new' old condensers for the A. They...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-09-2020, 06:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 654
Posted By Kevin in NJ
Re: Shock tester

No guesstimates. We have the information to properly test the shocks for factory correct function. You can read about this in the Service Bulletins where they tell you how to rebuild and test the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-09-2020, 06:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 434
Posted By Kevin in NJ
Re: model a shocks

I can tell you with certainty they MUST be on the front.

Something to understand. If you can drive a Model A without shocks over 20-25 MPH then you have a car that needs the suspension rebuilt.
...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-09-2020, 12:07 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,584
Posted By Kevin in NJ
Re: Title goes with Frame or Engine?

For me the engine is legally the vin of the car based on Ford's statements.

BUT

What do the states think because they are the ones to decide to prosecute when they find an violation of the law....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-09-2020, 11:55 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 654
Posted By Kevin in NJ
Re: Shock tester

The bends are for on the car testing as it seems to get around everything with those bends.

Of course, you will want to read the service bulletins as they specify the distance traveled by degrees...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-09-2020, 08:28 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 280
Posted By Kevin in NJ
Re: 1931 68C Cabriolet Fitting Quarter Body Panels

The turnbuckles are not for body adjustment. They are structural as the top connection to the cowl will exert a lot of force at the triple hinge as the body flexes.

The adjustments for the cowl...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-09-2020, 08:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 320
Posted By Kevin in NJ
Re: Brake Cross Shaft Diameter

I have like 4 or 5 brake cross shafts with no wear on the bushing area.

The original bushings were a fiber material in the steel or pot metal ball.

The fiber material was so it would never...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-09-2020, 08:18 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 710
Posted By Kevin in NJ
Re: Rebuild generator or move to alternator?

I never understood the alt people.

Please go look up how you have to have the belt on a car with an alternator. The belt is expected to be very very tight and have a 2/3 wrap.

Never can happen...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-09-2020, 08:07 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 283
Posted By Kevin in NJ
Re: Cabriolet 68C Belt Line Wood

I do not think it matters much.

As pointed out the cast brackets are going to connect them together in any event.

It is important to remember to slant the wood more then 4 degrees forward so...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-09-2020, 08:00 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 654
Posted By Kevin in NJ
Re: Shock tester

I think you want to look at this previous thread:

https://www.fordbarn.com/forum/showthread.php?t=150635&highlight=adjusting+rebuilt+shocks

I always like exact information.

My experience has...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-29-2020, 12:28 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,168
Posted By Kevin in NJ
Re: Purchased a K R Wilson combination machine

The only catch is it was all designed to use new Ford parts. So you needed a new crank and new rods. Things we do not have today.

The mains can be done by modifying the boring bar to an adjustable...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-29-2020, 12:19 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,114
Posted By Kevin in NJ
Re: convert to LED headlights

What is not brought out is where the light goes. It gets glossed over.

The point to focusing the lamp is to put the light where it needs to go and not into the trees or the eyes of the oncoming...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-25-2020, 07:12 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 553
Posted By Kevin in NJ
Re: Info Request: 30-31 Sport Coupe

It has been my experience that the numbers from another car are not important.

You set the cowl on a straight frame and make the quarters fit the doors with even gaps. The wheel wells will likely...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-22-2020, 08:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 223
Posted By Kevin in NJ
Re: 68C Cabriolet Door Pillar Screws

The modern oval head screws are not quite right.

They are too thick. You need to be sure they have clearance for the use.

They do not look right. If you look at the originals they come down to...
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