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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Today, 03:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 200
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Torque wrenches

I tested several harbor freight ones, the cheapest ones and they were all very close
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 03:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 255
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Brake shoe grinder

I bought a Barrett brake doktor, they arc the shoes to axle centerline on the car with a disc sander,the first one I paid 12$ but it only had one adapter, the second one I paid 250$, it had all the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 03:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 328
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Engine install

Did you try the disc on trans splines, see that it fits and check for excessive runout.
Sometimes I take a small file and file the sharp edges off the splines on the disc so it is easier to get...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 12:23 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 710
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Conversion to 12 volt system

How often is "all the time", it's been 30 years, and when the clutch was stuck I used the starter to drive the car out of the garage and to start car in gear to drive, I think the reliability is more...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 02:21 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 252
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Re: Bendix

it allows the bendix freedom to move while also having a solid center so the spring is supported evenly so it keeps it's even round shape
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-01-2020, 11:35 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,184
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) 12-01-2020, 07:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 372
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) 12-01-2020, 07:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 736
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) 12-01-2020, 10:29 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 935
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: 711
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: 743
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: 5,309
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: 3,995
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: 949
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: 1,307
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: 949
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: 510
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: 1,604
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: 1,604
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: 681
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: 670
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: 818
Posted By Kurt in NJ
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-08-2020, 08:08 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 542
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: 5,309
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: 5,309
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...
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