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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-26-2020, 04:35 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 639
Posted By Bruce of MN
Re: Suggestions on crud removal

Rather than taps to chase the threads, these should remove less metal and preserve to factory fit.

http://www.langtools.com/sku-2581-26-pc-thread-restorer-tap-and-die-set/
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-22-2020, 05:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 578
Posted By Bruce of MN
Re: Battery Support Mystery

I had to bend my repro support, but nowhere near 1.5".
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-16-2020, 06:17 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,074
Posted By Bruce of MN
Re: t 5 tranmission

Haven't tried any of these

https://www.dan4banger.com/products.html

https://www.lainefamily.com/ModelAFiles/ModelAT5.htm

https://valleymachineshop.com/model-a-parts.html
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-15-2020, 03:43 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,124
Posted By Bruce of MN
Re: Starter . . . Rebuild or Rebuilt?

I found what was slowing my starter; the cable from the battery measured smaller than a #4 under the insulation! :eek:

A new 1 gauge cable lets it spin like a champ. The extra resistance of my...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-14-2020, 06:37 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,124
Posted By Bruce of MN
Re: Starter . . . Rebuild or Rebuilt?

I have a driver similar to this https://www.amazon.com/TEKTON-2910-2-Inch-Manual-7-Piece/dp/B000NPUJYE and have used the adapter with my air impact wrench and electric impact with a screwdriver bit...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-12-2020, 03:14 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,124
Posted By Bruce of MN
Re: Starter . . . Rebuild or Rebuilt?

I have my starter apart and planned to replace the brushes, new ones on order. The existing ones look like they all are the same material, I'll see what the new ones look like. The brushes...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-11-2020, 04:33 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,545
Posted By Bruce of MN
Re: Juice brakes

Here's the Boling Bros instructions. Pretty interesting!

https://www.flickr.com/photos/bolingbrothers/albums/72157657485472951
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-11-2020, 04:19 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 590
Posted By Bruce of MN
Re: Model A Ford Trunks

Dennis' pic vertical:


https://www.fordbarn.com/forum/picture.php?albumid=4058&pictureid=43151
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-10-2020, 06:13 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 622
Posted By Bruce of MN
Re: It was the Condenser

That fiber washer shown here: https://www.brattons.com/copper-plated-distributor-condenser-to-bus-bar-screw-and-insulating-washer.html

should be "super glued to tab of lower plate for easier...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-06-2020, 07:03 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,268
Posted By Bruce of MN
Re: Luray Swap meet

Went today and even drove my Coupe the 50 miles. Met up with several club members and had a good time and good discussions! Lots of T parts and good A parts.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-06-2020, 06:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 373
Posted By Bruce of MN
Re: Lining up UJ and Diveshaft splines, any tips?

When I installed my Mitchell OD, I was under the car to align the UJ and the spline and got my neighbor to push the rear axle forward, also rotate one elevated wheel while the other was touching the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-05-2020, 06:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 408
Posted By Bruce of MN
Re: Front wheel wobble

My car had the rubber ball modification on the front wishbone and it had rotted. I put on new stock parts and the wobble went away. Check yours.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-04-2020, 05:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 381
Posted By Bruce of MN
Re: Seat belts 1930 pickup

If it is similar to a coupe, plenty of threads here on that.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-04-2020, 05:58 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,593
Posted By Bruce of MN
Re: Those were the days....

Ha, the ratio is darn near Pi !
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-03-2020, 04:51 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,769
Posted By Bruce of MN
Re: Ignition timing question

Here is what I made:

https://www.fordbarn.com/forum/showpost.php?p=1872892&postcount=23


One question, is the 50 deg with the dizzy body on? It is only a valid measurement with the body in...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-02-2020, 03:59 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 810
Posted By Bruce of MN
Re: Starter failure

A new battery did it for me.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-01-2020, 03:57 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 810
Posted By Bruce of MN
Re: Starter failure

Im having much the same problem. I ll try all these steps.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-30-2020, 07:44 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,297
Posted By Bruce of MN
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-30-2020, 06:23 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 718
Posted By Bruce of MN
Re: "A" model rear wheel bearing conversion.

Hey, I call it "Thrifty"! My buddies use the "Cheap" word.

https://www.amazon.com/s?k=nu1010+bearing&ref=nb_sb_noss
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-30-2020, 04:06 AM
Replies: 191
Views: 37,742
Posted By Bruce of MN
Re: The Terry Burtz 5 main bearing engine blocks are back on track.

Is the relief valve one of these?

https://www.mcmaster.com/4772K4/
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-30-2020, 04:02 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,122
Posted By Bruce of MN
Re: "The Eviscerator". Is this OT? Or Almost OT? Or Right On The Money?

The bends make them look like all-thread that was bent by hand around the crossmember. Maybe just for mockup?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-29-2020, 06:50 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,255
Posted By Bruce of MN
Re: lost interest in 2013, working on it again.

Banjo, see if you have any private messages.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-29-2020, 09:41 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 718
Posted By Bruce of MN
Re: "A" model rear wheel bearing conversion.

Boy, Amazon has a big range of prices for those babies: $610 to $35!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-29-2020, 05:56 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,297
Posted By Bruce of MN
Re: Distributor Removal Tip Re Ignition Cable Clamp

If they have to order it, ask what the freight charges will be; if high, see what they can do to reduce.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-28-2020, 05:23 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,297
Posted By Bruce of MN
Re: Distributor Removal Tip Re Ignition Cable Clamp

https://www.fastenal.com/products/details/0169548

1330 Courtland Road NE
Roanoke, VA
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