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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 02:32 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 757
Posted By chrs1961815
Re: Old style distributor

If you have no spark, it has something to do with the power from the ignition switch, to the cable, to the lower plate it makes contact with.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 04:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 324
Posted By chrs1961815
Re: Model A Ford shocks "Made in Chicago" question.

You are correct. I got rid of the ones on my roadster. The covers are original, but the bases are cast out of bronze and so are the shock arms that came with them as a set. Bronze is worth good scrap...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 04:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 259
Posted By chrs1961815
Re: Universal Joint Cover

That is an early one meant to be used with the first generation AR braking system. Steve Plucker has a good write up of the evolution of the cover.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-20-2022, 01:09 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,191
Posted By chrs1961815
Re: Advice needed for buying my roadster

Depends on what those people are referring to original. Those prices seem high for unrestored cars, especially the 29 and the 31 project. You would probably want a 29 or later car simply because they...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-19-2022, 01:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 407
Posted By chrs1961815
Re: Steering gear adjustment or replace?

Depends on what you have. You most likely have a 2 tooth which can be adjusted. But it also is probably worn behind adjustment.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-18-2022, 05:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 574
Posted By chrs1961815
Re: Preserving cleaned silvered reflectors

The best preservative I have found is installing them. The cork seal works very well if done right and it is close to air tight thereby reducing oxidation.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-18-2022, 05:38 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 440
Posted By chrs1961815
Re: wiring conduit

If I remember right, the clamp was dipped in black enamel and the bolt was cadmium plated.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-16-2022, 09:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 275
Posted By chrs1961815
Re: Water pump and fan

A lot of stainless is magnetic but the pull isn't as strong as steel. It takes some experience to tell the difference.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-16-2022, 09:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 711
Posted By chrs1961815
Re: Went from the Club Coach to the Club Briquette

It could have been worse. I have seen cars that have had so much heat that the panels look like a potato chip. Yours doesn't look like it got hot enough to do that or change the metallurgy.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-16-2022, 07:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 218
Posted By chrs1961815
Re: Checking Fluid in Rear Shocks on 31 Victoria

You can angle them slightly off center.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-16-2022, 07:41 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 734
Posted By chrs1961815
Re: removing the pinion race, how

You can either pound out carefully while it is well supported or for the novice you could heat the area up and it should pretty much fall out.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-15-2022, 01:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 908
Posted By chrs1961815
Re: Metal Stem Tubes

Nobody has them at the moment, maybe in several months.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-10-2022, 08:52 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,385
Posted By chrs1961815
Re: Head bolts

You have to have heat for sure. I would not remove them unless they are damaged or you are rebuilding.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-10-2022, 08:49 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,119
Posted By chrs1961815
Re: greasing new springs

Slip plate. Grease is a no no because it attracts dirt and will quickly be pushed out.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-08-2022, 07:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 598
Posted By chrs1961815
Re: Balancing Beads for a Model A Tire

I think the question to use them or not depends on how true the wheels are. Mine are very true and 50mph feels very good.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-05-2022, 05:54 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 757
Posted By chrs1961815
Re: Old style distributor

A&L used to sell to the public but now they only sell their stuff wholesale to the vendors. So the burnout condensers from Snyders and Brattons are both A&L products.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-05-2022, 05:46 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,392
Posted By chrs1961815
Re: Primer paint

Rolling is better than spraying when it comes to fumes but they are still there. Not using epoxy is a bad option considering you can just wear a respirator and all will be fine.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-05-2022, 01:03 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,374
Posted By chrs1961815
Re: What has gone wrong on the road?

Michael, I am not sure exactly what happened but I was having these weird vibrations for a few weeks and then a really bad shuddering and locked up rear wheels. Once inspected, the pinion gear had...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-04-2022, 11:20 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 757
Posted By chrs1961815
Re: Old style distributor

My experience rebuilding many distributors is that the stock set up works fine. The heat only affects the condenser when it is a low quality part. The A&L burnproof condensers go for many many miles...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-04-2022, 11:17 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,374
Posted By chrs1961815
Re: What has gone wrong on the road?

The most common problems tend to small easy ones. I had the car die and I quickly discovered that the coil wire had fallen out of the coil. Another one was the starter jamming up which is common.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-04-2022, 11:01 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,374
Posted By chrs1961815
Re: What has gone wrong on the road?

The most serious things that have happened to me were the clutch disk disintegrating, the old, crappy aftermarket radiator falling apart, and the pinion loosing all of its teeth.

Keep in mind, my...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-03-2022, 11:00 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,032
Posted By chrs1961815
Re: Bad Case of the White Smoke

Pretty much the only way coolant gets into the exhaust is either a leak into the combustion chamber or a crack in the block. Since you couldn't find any of those, this is strange. How did the gasket...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-03-2022, 08:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 709
Posted By chrs1961815
Re: Color of Engine /splash pan for a 1931 model A

I think he was referring to having original pans powder coated, not buying repros.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-02-2022, 05:20 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,670
Posted By chrs1961815
Re: Coachlace Trim for Early A (AR),hubcaps and Bell housing

Looks great! I would suggest contacting the judging guidelines committee as they should know about a variation like that. There isn't as much info on canadian cars.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-31-2021, 08:16 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,392
Posted By chrs1961815
Re: Primer paint

As Kevin says, you should not be sanding it down that far. Best bet now is to spray some epoxy over it. SPI's products are great, I would use some of their epoxy over it. DP90 is about the worst...
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