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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-27-2022, 06:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 468
Posted By Bruce Newbery
Brand x crown and pinion gear sets.

I have been checking all of the Model A Ford vendors for a3:78 crown and pinion gear set and no one is selling made in USA gear sets . The sets they sell all seem to be made in Italy. Have any of...
Forum: Model-A 11-19-2022, 12:09 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 133
Posted By Bruce Newbery
3:78 crown and pinion

Wanted. 3:78 crown and pinion Must be made in USA or original Ford. Must be either new or in excellent condition . No worn out stuff please.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-20-2022, 09:25 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,546
Posted By Bruce Newbery
Re: Dot 5 brake fluid and leaking wheel cylinder’s

I measured all bores on wheel cylinders and they were exactly on spec. I found that the cups were soft and pliable. I took a new Raybestos cylinder apart and found that the new cups were very rigid...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-19-2022, 01:43 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,546
Posted By Bruce Newbery
Re: Dot 5 brake fluid and leaking wheel cylinder’s

Yes, fluid is leaking and brake dust and fluid is making a mess
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-19-2022, 09:21 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,546
Posted By Bruce Newbery
Re: Dot 5 brake fluid and leaking wheel cylinder’s

I have new residual valves but noticed when I removed the. rubber boots on the wheel cylinders, I see leaking fluid and it looks like a black dust in the leaking fluid. It’s like the rubber in the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-18-2022, 07:42 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,546
Posted By Bruce Newbery
Dot 5 brake fluid and leaking wheel cylinder’s

In the past five years,I have been constantly having wheel cylinders leaking. The first set of wheel cylinders were offshore . I then purchased Raybestos wheel cylinders about two years ago and...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-19-2022, 11:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 274
Posted By Bruce Newbery
Brake Drums

In Les Andrews book volume two he says use hubs and drums 4 same year. Use 1940-41 drums and hubs on 1939-41 backing plates. Use 1946-48 drums and hubs on 1946-48 backing plates. Why couldn’t you...
Forum: Model-A 02-16-2022, 08:56 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 232
Posted By Bruce Newbery
1929 Business Coupe Oval window frame

Wanted one 1929 Business Coupe oval window frame. Must be in good condition. Contact bjnewbery@ shaw.ca
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-05-2021, 10:04 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 8,635
Posted By Bruce Newbery
Re: Hagerty Insurance

All hagerty customers need to read the fine print on your policy. In Canada, it states that you are only covered for club events. In other words, you are not covered if you are out for a drive and it...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-05-2021, 09:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 677
Posted By Bruce Newbery
Re: Rotor Height

I had a similar problem but my rotor was to high. I had a new distributor body that was to low and caused a premature rotor failure . I suggest you get a origin Ford body and measure and compare the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-07-2021, 10:49 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,346
Posted By Bruce Newbery
Re: Hydraulic brake balancing

I had severe problems with my hydraulic brakes aa well. I have a brake booster on mine and the car would dive to the Center of the road. I am using DOT 5 brake fluid. I tried adjusting heavy to the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-07-2021, 10:35 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,346
Posted By Bruce Newbery
Re: Hydraulic brake balancing

I had severe problems with my hydraulic brakes aa well. I have a brake booster on mine and the car would dive to the Center of the road. I am using DOT 5 brake fluid. I tried adjusting heavy to the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-11-2020, 11:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,572
Posted By Bruce Newbery
Re: Can rods be checked for straightness without special equipment?

A real easy way to check rods is to instal crank ,torque mains to spec.Instal all four rods and pistons. Torque rods to spec.Turn engine upside down in engine stand. Rotate engine a few times and...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-07-2019, 05:53 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 718
Posted By Bruce Newbery
V-8 oil pump failures

I have taken 6 V 8 oil pumps, short style 1932-48 model 50 pound spring. They all have failed shaft bearing surfaces and failed bushings. I previously installed a new melling and at 5000 miles ,it...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-13-2019, 07:50 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,287
Posted By Bruce Newbery
Re: Tubeless 16" tires

Al ,I would stick with the 16 inch .The Bridgestone tire is very close to the Model a tire in outside diameter and it is probably 2 ply sidewalls. They would be perfect for your F150 overdrive so you...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-12-2019, 11:31 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,287
Posted By Bruce Newbery
Re: Tubeless 16" tires

I run at 32lbs and it handles well .I have them on my29 Hardtop pickup and on a 29 Business Coupe
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-12-2019, 07:51 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,287
Posted By Bruce Newbery
Re: Tubeless 16" tires

Yes, I have two Model A s and both have Bridgestone Ecopias . They are LRR which gives you a excellent ride and easier steering. I have over 20,000 miles on one set and not much wear. The old 21 inch...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-19-2018, 10:27 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,607
Posted By Bruce Newbery
Re: Speedometer cable keeps coming loose

I had the same problem on 3 cables I have bought in the last 3 year’s. It is because the cables are made to short. The stuff is just not made to spec. All I did on my 28-29 was remove the drive gear...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-19-2018, 10:14 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,386
Posted By Bruce Newbery
Hagerty and Pelling Insurance

I live in Canada and was thinking of buying Hagerty insurance to drive across Canada and return through U.S.A . The trip would take 4 months. I was told they would not cover me because the car would...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-04-2016, 02:22 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 8,577
Posted By Bruce Newbery
Re: Fiberglass Fenders

I have Wescotts fiberglass fenders on my 29 hardtop pickup and have over 40,000 miles on them and no cracks and have hit some pretty big pot holes and no problems. I bought my second set in December...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-06-2015, 09:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,280
Posted By Bruce Newbery
Re: 29 Business coupe oval windows

Thanks for the reply. Do you remember about the back window. Was it mounted in the cardboard like the side windows or did it just hang free floating on the top material?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-06-2015, 07:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,280
Posted By Bruce Newbery
29 Business coupe oval windows

I got all my glass cut today and was really trying to figure out just how the oval windows and rear windows are installed. I have a cartouche top kit and the instructions are difficult to understand....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-27-2015, 06:06 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,093
Posted By Bruce Newbery
teacup tail light bracket.

I am installing Tea cup tail lights on my 1929 Business Coupe and need to know the height that the light bracket is mounted on the fender and also is it mounted in the centre or is more to the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-22-2015, 07:50 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,909
Posted By Bruce Newbery
Re: Wood from Classic Wood Manufacturing

I just finished installing a Classic wood MFG kit in my 1929 Business coupe and I must say the wood kit was perfect in all ways. I only had to make a few alterations. I called the manager with...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-29-2014, 07:40 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 12,891
Posted By Bruce Newbery
Re: Hood adjustment

I had the same problem as you have. I am building a car from the ground up and my frame and subframe were perfectly straight. I had to have two thick pads under my rad so the metal strap under the...
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