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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 11:35 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 579
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Theft of original license plates - is this an issue?

uise allen head screws with nylock nuts ---but they won't stop a rollback
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 07:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 263
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Radio antenna location help needed

It would be on the firewall box, it might look different, on my 36 it looks like a small 2 pin bulb socket--push in and turn type,on a pigtail, and it will be near the antenna trimmer...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 07:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 395
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Model A Rear Main Cap Removal

This is a mechanics tool from the era, square on one end, hex on the other, and the length is such that you can get the bolts tight enough, but not too tight----in the era of no torque wrenches
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 10:29 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 540
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Steering box Wear

how does the upper worm bearing surface look, the lower one looks a little rough.
The first step in adjusting is to get the worm turning smoothly in it's bearings without free play or excessive...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-24-2020, 11:01 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 701
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Condenser mount

I have stock location condenser, 35 years same one,(A&L )-- how much more reliable do you need
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-23-2020, 08:28 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 735
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Brake Floaters For 1936

Ford even made floaters for 36 it's in the service bulletins
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-23-2020, 09:31 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 5,259
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: 1940 Brake Bleeding

Old time mechanics didn't have torque wrench pretty much there was snug --snug up the pan bolts tight--tighten the head nuts ,and good and tight--put a pipe on the wrench and jump on it.
the rear...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-21-2020, 03:03 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,989
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Kwik way lbm

Ty Lacey Williams equipment in NJ they make some replaceable carbide tip cutters for LBM possibly for AAmco too I have both machines the AAmco as fixtures for centering both sizes of flathead mains...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-20-2020, 04:31 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 938
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Determining Model A Gas Mileage

I know many say they don't care about the mileage, that fuel cost is not the largest cost, but if the mileage is proper then the mixture and engine are properly working, low fuel mileage with too...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-20-2020, 11:13 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,295
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: What kind of jack do you carry

My 46 came with a 36 style jack, used it on that car many times, has the flip top that fits the rear tube curve so it can't slip off, the 3 piece handle folds good, and is long enough to push the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-20-2020, 11:02 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 938
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Determining Model A Gas Mileage

On a 3000 mile trip I kept records at speeds of 50-65 I averaged 23 mpg --stock rear stock head
Lately I don't really keep track, mix of parade and back road driving but usually 5 gallons gives me...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-18-2020, 11:48 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 507
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: sticking pop-out button on Electrolock

Wen I had mine apart I could see the rub marks where the pot metal has swelled some I filed it down some till it all moved smoothly, I put the repro plated covers on and found I had to file the face...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-16-2020, 02:47 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,588
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: head stud removal

It works so good it's easier to break the studs off than working for days worrying them out
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-16-2020, 07:50 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,588
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: head stud removal

Tig weld a washer to the broke off one, then weld a nut to the washer, then the piece of the stud will come out
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-11-2020, 09:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 667
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: 1929 u joint

It should slide side to side a lot it's not like modern one, look at rotational play and if it is the orioginal one that the rivits are tight ---some of the "new" ones don't fit properly
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-11-2020, 09:54 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 667
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: 35 roadster radio

The connecter that you show that looks like a bulb base fits the original radio there is a pigtail coming out of the radio to match if you are trying to attach to modern radio start with old time...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-09-2020, 04:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 813
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-08-2020, 08:08 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 538
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Distributor drive gear shear

I have seen the oil pump tab sheared off on engines that were sitting with water in the pan that were turned over ---water frozen in the pump preventerd it from turning
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-07-2020, 09:31 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 5,259
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: 1940 Brake Bleeding

Then you are at the wrong place, the original studs are swaged (like rivited), just pushing the studs out can damage the hub and drum, the swaged area needs to be cut ---
there is a small arbor for...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-06-2020, 12:50 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 5,259
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: 1940 Brake Bleeding

Even if you buy new drums they need to be turned after put on the hub, the turning limitations are most likely they don't have a machine the rear drums fit on because the arbor on newer machines is...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-05-2020, 12:55 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,955
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Replacing a loose valve seat

If the recess in the block is round and square, not beat up from the failure careful measurement and choosing a proper sized one is possible out of catalog one can be installed, or if odd size one...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-04-2020, 03:27 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,266
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: AAA for breakdowns in antique?

I just put 10$ away each year, haven't used any , got over 500 in the account,
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-03-2020, 01:40 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 961
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: engine vacuum problems

Sticking valves perhaps--- try some oil--- memo--
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-03-2020, 12:48 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,071
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: ZDDP oil additive

Sometimes the xtra additive clashes with the original oils additive packaging and you end up with something less suited for the use
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-01-2020, 12:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 548
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: 39 LED tail lights

the resistor is to make a load to equal a regular bulb, there are also flashers made to run led bulbs----with a thermal flasher the load determines flash timing
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