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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-10-2021, 01:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 319
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Question about 32-34 spindles

Perhaps it was a way of making shock mounts
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-09-2021, 04:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 342
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Recommended hole size for drive rivits

Pick a drill a few thousands larger than the base diameter of the rivit, the round part before the raised part
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-08-2021, 09:18 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,241
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Speedometer stopped working on my 29

Try auto parts store for universal replacement inner cable ,these you cut to length you want and crimp the end on in a vice, you can make a longer one.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-07-2021, 12:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 384
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Early Allen vacuum meter

take plastic face shield and cut one out
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-06-2021, 08:28 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 737
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Repairing radiator puncture

Most radiator shops will rip out the tube at each end and solder over the hole in the tank, it will look ugly, for a small hole in the tube on the face of it gently pushing the fins away, carefully...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-05-2021, 02:12 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,239
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Oil grooves

The block picture may not be the best it's original babbitt
The caps are NOS, what you would get at the dealer if you were pouring the mains, the factory put the oil wells in already
When I had my...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-04-2021, 10:28 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 541
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Differfential Gear Ratio - Determining

Move car so valve stem is up( I use rf wheel), put in 3rd, make mark on crank pulley, roll car ahead watching mark on pulley till valve stem is up again, a little over 4 turns =4:11, 3,3/4==3:78. If...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-04-2021, 08:34 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,291
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: '40 Brake Bleeding

I have found that new production wheel cylinders need to be taken apart and inspected, some have the holes drilled wrong, the feed holes drilled off center (cut the shoe tab so the piston is out...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-01-2021, 07:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 607
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Not enough power up hills....

looks more model T to me
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-31-2021, 05:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 290
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Nut size on the generator pulley

most likely the available bolt was too long ,so a larger nut was slipped over to act as a spacer
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-30-2021, 12:42 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 853
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: tire pressure

The instruction book says 35lbs
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-30-2021, 10:33 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 601
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Generator not charging - maybe ?

If it's a original cutout the top is spot welded on
If you take off the belt, take wire Aoff and touch to B the generator should turn( called motoring), this will do 2 things, first it will polarize...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-30-2021, 08:25 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 455
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: tilloston gasket seepage

of course if you use sealant on both sides of the gasket you will need a new gasket every time you take it apart and have a bit of work to get the gasket/glue off the surfaces
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-30-2021, 07:58 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,156
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Drivetrain Advice Needed

Here's a Columbia chart that lists different transmission ratios/rpm
Worried about going 65--?? The 39 with the 60hp , 4:44 rear had no trouble cruising at 65-70 on the level ground, when it dropped...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-27-2021, 10:09 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 470
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Horn Shorted. rebuild or repair??

Slip some plastic/paper under brushes, if still draw its the field windings
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-27-2021, 08:59 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 756
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: 38 sedan

Lubricating the springs will soften the ride ,the spring center bolt should have a fitting, it looks like a grease fitting, but spring lube is thin oil 75/25 with talc, chassis grease will clog the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-26-2021, 06:25 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 177
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: An aluminum pulley for a detachable fan

I think it was the cheapest option in the 60s jc whitney catalogue
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-24-2021, 10:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 826
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: 1936 Ford Convertible Trunk Back Sedan Top Irons

I didn't think to measure the iron from pivot to screw hole, I measured the green bow, inside 64" tip to tip, 51" third hole to third hole from the center of the pivot to outside of bow I got...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-24-2021, 10:19 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,394
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: New Flathead “Steaming” Exhaust

You say 8 is the bottom in the picture, but on 8ba the larger water passages on the end are in the rear of the block, could the gasket have been on backwards??
I recently worked on a packard, the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-24-2021, 06:25 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,394
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: New Flathead “Steaming” Exhaust

which end was #8, the cylinder at the bottom of the picture looks looks the whole area is suspect, yes the black areas are signs of possible problems in those areas, what does the other side look like
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-22-2021, 04:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 488
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: install front fender??

Yes, if it has the part of the splash shield as part of the fender
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-22-2021, 02:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 931
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: securing generator

I used to have that problem, took off all the paint on that area of the front cover and generator
It is one of the few items on the owner instruction book in bold, do not tighten belt unless it...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-20-2021, 09:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 511
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: model-A original spark plug washers

copper that is formed to circular cross section, with a seam, filled with asbestos
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-19-2021, 05:04 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,038
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: I know ... oil again ...

My normal is when visiting friends it behaves and doesn't drip, but at home in the dead of night it will drip some
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-19-2021, 12:01 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,757
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Center main blowout

First I would use the piece of bolt, put it in hole and try to unscrew by hand, I get 80% of bolts broke like that out that easy
I have also use arc welder rod with some tape to center rod to remove...
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